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Streets: Blu – “La Cuccagna” // Draw The Line Festival (Italy)

Last month in Italy, street art savant Blu made one of his increasingly rare appearances and painted an impressive new mural for the Draw The Line Festival. Entitled La Cuccagna, the mural is his second for the event in Campobasso (see 2011) which again features the Italian artist’s typical biting political commentary made painfully clear with his straight to the point imagery. The piece depicts metaphorically in a genius way how the “elites” of society live off the poor and how they pollute the environment through the […]

Openings: Belin – ‘Post Neo Cubism’ @ 24 Beaubourg (Paris)

Having already exhibited in Europe, US, Canada and Mexico, Spanish artist Miguel Ángel Belinchón aka Belin is currently presenting his first Parisian solo show at 24 Beaubourg entitled Post Neo Cubism, curated by Nicolas Couturieux. The self-taught artist has grown internationally as one of the leading hyper-realistic graffiti artists over the past 15 years. Berlin’s masterful spray paint technique has been his signature style – free hand flowing directly from the realism of his imagination without the use of preparatory stencils, with the precision of lines and proportions so crucial […]

Overtime: June 12- June 18

More stories from the week that ended June 17 (click on bolded words for more information): Lisa Yuskavage’s debut show with Zwirner Gallery in London. RIP: Khadija Saye, who passed away at the age of 24. When she was among the missing after London tower blaze. David Lammy speaks about her and the fire, calling it “corporate manslaughter”. RIP: Edit deAk (1950-2017). MAMA Gallery closes its space in LA. NY Times looks back on the life of the late Benjamin Cho. On Stellar Rays gallery to close and reopen as […]

Openings: Brusk – ‘In Memoriam’ @ Galerie Laurent Strouk

Street artist Brusk from the Da Mental Vaporz crew has returned to Paris for a exhibition entitled In Memoriam at Galerie Laurent Strouk that runs until July 15th, his second solo show (see Ad Vitam Eternam coverage here) in Paris. As you will see, the front sign ‘Matignon’ has been cheekily stroked through with black spray paint while highlighting the letters ART in the Gallery name. Combining a Fine Arts background with more than twenty years of graffiti, Brusk’s gestural painting is instantly recognizable. The French artist creates questions, variations, wanderings through a poetic fantasy, […]

Upcoming: Faile – “The Size of the Fight” @ Library Street Collective (Detroit)

Coming up on June 24th, Library Street Collective will be presenting new work from Faile (featured) in their first Detroit exhibition. The title of the show, The Size of the Fight, references Mark Twain’s quote, “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog,” which can be applied to the Motor City’s revival in the last several years. In association with the show, the Brooklyn duo will be unveiling five large-scale painted, stenciled, and silkscreened works on wood panels in […]

Streets: Os Gemeos (Stockholm)

Recently in Stockholm, Os Gemeos finished a mural on Fiskargatan 9 on the side of a multistory building featuring their distinctive imagery. Organized by All You See Is Crime In The City and supported by Highlights Store, Montana Colors official distributor in Sweden, the piece depicts a few of the Brazilian duo’s yellow-skinned characters. As is the usual case, the devil is in the details of the two brothers so take a closer look below… Photo credit: Janerik Henriksson/TT, StreetArtNews, and MTN-World. Discuss Os Gemeos here.

Overtime: June 5 – June 11

More stories from the week that ended June 11 (click on bolded words for more information) AQNB writes about Smart Objects, after the gallery opens a second location in Landers, CA. RIP: Benjamin Cho (1977-2017). RIP: Mauro ”Malang” Santos, who passed away at the age of 89. RIP: Barry Lett, who passed away at the age of 77. RIP: Jozef Jankovič, who passed away at the age of 79. Two people, including landlord Derick Almena, arrested in Oakland’s deadly Ghost Ship fire. London museums pledge to stay open, […]

Preview: Jerkface – “Donuts” @ Over The Influence, NYC

From 16th until 23rd of June, Jerkface will be having a pop-up solo show in his hometown of New York at 393 Broadway, New York. Represented by Hong Kong-based contemporary art gallery Over The Influence, the show will set the foundations for their permanent gallery space in LA, while also offering a peek inside their vibrant roster (Invader, Shepard Fairey, Nobuyoshi Araki, Cleon Peterson and Vhils). Jokingly basing his exhibition on Homer Simpson’s quote “Donuts. Is there anything they can’t do?”, the prolific NY-based muralist and world recognized artist has produced an […]

Previews: Ludo – “I’ve Been Missing You” @ Magda Danysz (Paris)

On June 17th, Ludo (interviewed) will be opening a new show at the Paris location of Magda Danysz. The prolific street artists is often on the road so this exhibition entitled I’ve Been Missing You reflects his feelings for his hometown. Along with pieces featuring his distinctive “Nature’s Revenge” theme as well as signature green tint, this show will also feature an an installation made up of an army of fireflies whose phosphorescent light dazzles and envelops while questioning the relationship between men and technology. Discuss LUDO here.

Previews: Collin van der Sluijs & Super A – “Back and Forth” @ First Amendment Gallery

Tonight (June 8th) in San Francisco, First Amendment Gallery will be opening a joint show from Collin van der Sluijs and Super A. Entitled Back and Forth, the exhibition features collaborative works from the Dutch artists (something they have done often on the streets) as well as individual works. Super A’s paintings feature a dark sense of humor while wander Sluijs’ painting are more loose and free-flowing. Take a look at more preview images below (first five are collaborations). Discuss Collin van der Sluijs here.
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