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Streets: Ludo (Paris)

LUDO (interviewed) is currently back home in Paris, spending long days creating new works for his upcoming London solo show at his studio, and pasting up public works on early weekend mornings. Over the past weekend, he created this double billboard piece on the streets of the French capital, taking up the advertising space while propagating his imagery. By bastardizing the iconic Coca-Cola logo and the company’s visual identity, he created an image of a Coke can with his familiar Pina Colada image, along the altered motto “Enjoy Ludo […]
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Streets: WK Interact – “D-Day 70th Anniversary” @ Vilette Paris la Geode (Paris)

It looks like WK Interact (featured) has hit Europe again. After knocking out a towering mural in Belgium last month, the New York-based French artist returns to his homeland to build a patriotic mural at the La Géode in Paris to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day (Check out a his previous visit to Paris). Measuring a jaw dropping 114 by 6.5 meters (374 x 21 feet), this piece features soldiers in intense compositions by WK. It’s Definitely worth stopping by to enjoy if you’re lucky enough to […]
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Openings: Futura – “Introspective” @ Magda Danysz (Paris)

Earlier this week, graffiti legend Futura created new work for a Paris show at Magda Danysz Gallery entitled Introspective. Drawing from many of the series of works that have defined his career, the NYC-based artist presented street influenced abstractions, figurative work featuring his pointman character, and paintings that included his famous atom motif. Rounding out the exhibition were a selection of manipulated photos similar to what fans have seen him post on his Instagram for a while now. Photo credit: Stéphane Bisseuil (opening shots) & Guillotine. Discuss […]
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Streets: LUDO (Paris)

LUDO (interviewed) spent the last weekend putting up new series of pasteups around his hometown of Paris, titled Love and Riot. The work is strongly motivated by the current situation in France and some other parts of Europe where he feels extremist far right politicians and parties are gaining more and more popularity. This trend by him was first seen in Greece, Hungary, UK, The Netherlands, and lately in France. According to the artist, people are “choosing the option of non dialogue, direct violence, and are giving […]
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Upcoming: Daniel Arsham – “The Future is Always Now” @ Galerie Perrotin (Paris)

Running concurrently and staggered with the current G I R L exhibition at Galerie Perrotin in Paris starting Thursday night (June 12th) will be a new show from Daniel Arsham. The Future is Always Now will be the New York-based artist’s ninth solo with the gallery and will feature about 20 artworks centered thematically around music, an interest seen previously with his collaboration with Pharrell. Fans of Arsham will want to stop by to see his unique views on future archeology with his eroded sculptures of […]
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Recap: Ken Sortais – “Les Peregrinations De Si Atroce” @ Galerie Celal

Last month, Galerie Celal in Paris opened up a new show from Ken Sortais (aka Cony from PAL Crew) entitled Les Peregrinations De Si Atroce. The Frenchman who was once a pro golfer who in the end could not resist his love for graffiti put together a new body of works featuring paintings and sculptures that takes viewer on a symbolic journey. While looking at a further abstraction of his usual work, one can almost see hints of something emerge in the lines and patterns, yet can’t be […]
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Upcoming: Futura – “Introspective” @ Magda Danysz (Paris)

On June 14th, a true New York City legend, Futura, will be opening a solo show at Magda Danysz Gallery at their location in Paris. Entitled Introspective, the new body of work will no doubt feature the pioneering artist’s post graffiti abstractions as well as forms of his signature atom sign and pointman character. So fans who are in France who may also have been recently following his commercial work (see NBA & World Cup), will not want to miss a rare chance to see his […]
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Showing: JR Installation @ Panthéon (Paris)

It looks like the Inside / Out message from JR (interviewed) isn’t stopping anytime soon. We had just finished enjoying the street intervention in Shanghai ourselves (also see Time Square, Japan, Los Angeles & London, just to name of few) and now the French artist is back in his hometown for a massive installation at the Panthéon. Blending contemporary art, in this case JR’s photographs of people all from all over the world, with classical architecture always creates an intriguing combination (i.e.: KAWS at the PAFA & Murakami at Versailles). […]
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Showing: “G I R L” @ Galerie Perrotin (Paris)

Currently at the Paris branch of Galerie Perrotin, a group exhibition curated by Pharrell Williams will be on display through June 25th. Entitled G I R L, the show is not the first collaborative project between the singer-songwriter and gallery (also see 2009). A lengthy and diverse list of participating artists include Marina Abramovic & Ulay, Chiho Aoshima, Daniel Arsham, Valérie Belin, Sophie Calle, Johan Creten, Tracey Emin, Daniel Firman, Gelitin, Guerrilla Girls, Laurent Grasso, Gregor Hildebrandt, JR, Alex Katz, KAWS, Bharti Kher, Klara Kristalova, Mr., Guy Limone, Annette […]
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Showing: Jessica Harrison – “Flash” @ Galerie LJ

Earlier this month, Jessica Harrison presented her first solo show in Paris at Galerie L.J. entitled Flash, a reference to tattoos which ties her new body of work together thematically. On display were a series that the Scottish artist is perhaps best known for, her play on classic porcelain figurines. For this particular group of sculptures, she has added body ink to the bodies of these ceramic ladies, surprising the viewer by altering something that is familiar. Rounding out the exhibition are also a series of three […]
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