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Openings: “Warhol Icons” @ Halcyon Gallery (London)

A huge and comprehensive exhibit of Andy Warhol’s best work, Warhol Icons has opened at the Halcyon Gallery, narrating a layered social and cultural commentary on topics such as mass consumerism, music, politics to the celebrity culture. Following a complex three year process, the gallery has gathered a significant collection from all over the world featuring over 100 pieces including portfolios, key works and never-before-seen pieces. Unique in its breadth, the exhibition spans over three floors and retraces Warhol’s career across three decades, from his early illustrative […]
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Streets: Pejac (Azraq Camp / Amman, Jordan)

After recently creating new works in the Al-Hussein Palestinian refugee camp in Amman, Jordan (covered), Pejac continued travelling around Arab kingdom while creating more refugee focused works. Reviewed here are the pieces the Spanish artist painted in Azraq Camp and on the streets of Amman. The piece painted in Amman was inspired directly by Jordan’s ongoing hospitality and acceptance towards others. In times when EU countries are putting barbed wire on their borders, the fact that a country of 9,5 million inhabitants is currently providing shelter to 2 million Palestinians, 1.4 million Syrian refugees and thousands of […]
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Updated: solidARTy.org (II)

We recently got an update from solidARTy.org that they are started another round of charity art auctions on their website. The project launched back in November by auctioning artworks donated by artists, galleries and studios, with 100% of the proceeds going to AreYouSyrious.org organization. So far they have raised over €20,000 for the cause and are now continuing their efforts by offering more original and rare, editioned work by world renowned street, urban and contemporary artists. Along with some of the pieces that didn’t sell previously, the […]
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Streets: El Mac – “Desert Rose” @ Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum

The Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum in Arizona recently commissioned gifted muralist El Mac to create a piece on one of their concrete exterior walls. Painted in the Los Angeles-based artist’s unique rippled style of applying spray paint, Desert Rose depicts one of his good friends and features some background designs at the top by a local Mesa resident and graffiti artist from the early 90’s – Mando Rascón. He further elaborates – “The image is based on my photos of Karen Bracamonte, an immigrant from Guatemala who is […]
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Recap: Amy Sol – “Garden Garmine” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Last month, Amy Sol (interviewed) shared her newest body of work with her fans in Los Angeles at Thinkspace Gallery. Entitled Garden Gamine, her delicate scenes of creatures coexisting with her female subjects were rendered for the first time in oils. Take a look at photos below from the opening reception, wile enjoying a more detailed look at the new paintings… Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Amy Sol here.
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Jeff Soto for Empellón (New York)

Earlier this month, Jeff Soto (interviewed) painted (with the assistance of his brother and sister-in-law) an impressive two-wall mural at Empellón in New York. Invited in by one of his long-time fans and chef Alex Stupak (seen below) to infuse his surreal imagery onto the walls of his West Village outpost, the California native chose to highlight the rooster as well a group of pottery growing imagined plants and succulents. The artwork was part of a remodel of the taqueria is largely symbolic, with themes of family, life and death, and nature. […]
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Streets: 1010 // The Crystal Ship (Belgium)

After a look at what ROA painted for the Crystal Ship Festival on the streets of Ostend, we now can share some photos of 1010 at work for the event. The German artist painted his signature patterns on these side of a structure, providing a striking contrast to the drab building with this optical illusion. Take a look are more photos below at the details and get ready for more coverage of other artists and what they created for their fans in Belgium. Photo credit: Henrik Haven. Discuss 1010 here.
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Showing: “City Lights” @ Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art

Although the opening was delayed due to the terrible recent events in Brussels, City Lights at the newly formed Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art ended up kicking off successfully earlier this month. Featuring the works of Maya Hayuk, Swoon, Momo, and Faile, the exhibition included installations from the American artist to go along with original works on display. Photo credit: la Repubblica.  
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Previews: Katrin Fridriks – “Macrocosm” @ Lazarides

After a showing in Berlin (covered) in 2014 and joining the 56th International Venice Biennale Arte (covered) in 2015, Katrin Fridriks will be showing soon at Lazarides Rathbone. For her second solo with the London gallery (opening in May), the Icelandic abstract and conceptual artist will be presenting a different version of one of her most recognizable pieces – Perception of the Stendhal Syndrome – Gene&Ethics Master Prism. Entitled Macrocosm, the exhibition is focused on the Fridriks’ exploration of the correspondences between the two dimensions – macro and microcosm. By allowing […]
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Streets: Os Gemeos (Milan) – Part II

As previously reported, Os Gemeos recently spent some time in Milan, working on the first intervention in a new program by Pirelli’s HangarBicocca – Outside the Cube. Curated by Cedar Lewisohn, this project is dedicated to street art and related forms of art connected to the urban setting and public contexts, and the twins had the honor to open it with a large mural installation entitled Efêmero (ephemeral). Aside from their undisputed graffiti and fine art world reputation, the Brazilian artists have been steadily confirming their mural art cred with […]
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