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Streets: Leon Keer // ONO’U (Tahiti)

Earlier his month, Leon Keer contributed another one of his signature anamorphic street paintings to the ONO’U street art festival in Tahiti. Painted at the lookout of the Gare Maritime Ferry Terminal in Papeete, the piece features a parade of robots ready to explore the beautiful island after exiting their cruise ship. As you can see, his three-dimensional skills are quite impressive, creating an optical illusion that the island residents would not soon forget. Photo credit: Selina Miles, Marc Emmanuel Louvat, and the artist. Discuss Leon Keer here.
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Showing: Os Gemeos – “Silence of Music” @ Lehmann Maupin (New York)

Better late than never. The Os Gemeos show is coming to close this weekend in New York at the West 22nd Street location of Lehmann Maupin so these last couple days will be your last chance to see an amazing show. Entitled Silence of the Music, the featured five rooms of immersive site specific installations, sculptures, and paintings. The transformation of the space was on par with something usually seen in more of a museum exhibition and highlighted the twins signature characters as well as their well documented inspiration from Brazilian culture and […]

Upcoming: Mark Jenkins – “Knock Knock” @ Ruttkowski;68

On October 21st, Mark Jenkins (interviewed) will be opening a show at Ruttkowski;68 in Cologne, Germany, his third solo with the gallery. Knock Knock will feature more of the American artist’s signature witty sculptures utilizing the human form, with the latest body of work a play on the classic joke. With these freestanding pieces, mimicking his installations on the streets, as well as the more indoor based sculptural canvas flats, Jenkins’ hopes to “metaphorically knock on the viewer’s mind, calling norms into question again.” Discuss Mark Jenkins here.
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Upcoming: Evoca1 – “Though Perils of Our Youth” @ StolenSpace

Though Perils of Our Youth, a solo show from Evoca1, will be opening at the StolenSpace in London on November 3rd. Known for his detailed and expressive murals featuring portraits of people and often their animal companions, the Miami-based street artist is working on something a little more personal for this gallery show. The Dominican born artist further explains – “This exhibition of oil paintings, and drawings will reflect on what we endure through our lives overcoming childhood struggles and experiences. The stories portrayed in the work […]

Previews: KAWS – “Where The End Starts” @ Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

As we previously mentioned, on October 20th, a major survey of the work of KAWS will be opening at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, following up on his 2011 show at the same institution (covered). Organized by The Modern’s curator Andrea Karnes in close collaboration with the artist, the exhibition and the accompanying catalogue explore the development of the artist’s career from the 1990s to the present. With approximately 100 works on view, this large show will give an overview of his formal, conceptual, and collaborative developments. Including key examples of KAWS’ paintings, […]

Releases: Eine – “The Missing Letter” Sculptural Edition

Fluorescent Smogg recently released a series of sculptural editions from Eine, their second collaboration with the British street artist on three-dimensional representations of his famous letters. The hand cast concrete sculpture is produced in a run of 10 in four unique color ways (light blue, saffron yellow, light green, light pink) plus a handfinished special edition, £575.00 & £875.00 respectively. Entitled The Missing Letter to reference the fact that Eine’s alphabet canvases sometimes omit the letter ‘W’, these can be added to your collection by heading here. Discuss Eine here.

Overtime: Oct 10 – Oct 16

More stories from the week that ended Oct 16 (click on bolded words for more information): David Hockney’s SUMO book is coming. RIP: Klaus Kertess, who passed away at the age of 76. RIP: Elizabeth F. Rohatyn, who passed away at the age of 86. RIP: David Antin, who passed away at the age of 84. RIP: Michiyo Yasuda, who passed away at the age of 77. Vikram Chatwal accused of attempting to set Sean Kelley’s dogs on fire in unprovoked attack. Mike Weiss Gallery in Chelsea, NY to […]

Previews: “Urban Dawn II” @ The Factory Lofts (Beirut)

On October 15th, the Urban Dawn II exhibition organized by curator19.90 will get underway in Beirut, Lebanon. The selection of artists is unusual for the region with the goal being to “help break the cycle of negative media attention in Lebanon via an exhibition that celebrates the country through arts and culture.” You can see a selection of preview images here with the full roster to include Alex Diamond, Alex Sastoque, Anton Savitsky, Andrew Schoultz, Ashekman, Base23, Camille Adra, Chad Muska, Dalek, Danno, Dan Witz (seen above), Dem189, […]

Recap: FestiWall 2016 (Italy)

The FestiWall public arts and music event recently wrapped up their 2016 edition with a small but effective roster of artists creating murals on the island of Sicily. An example of this was a lush piece entitled The Gardener (seen above) from Australian street artist Fintan Magee, a multi-story masterpiece painted over several days. Also check out some equally great pieces that beautified the city of Ragusa from Hyuro, Evoca1, SatOne, and Agostino Iacurci that are perfect examples of their aesthetic in the photos below… Photo credit: Marcello […]

Releases: VNA #34

Our friends over at VNA magazine are celebrating their 10 year anniversary with issue #34 of their quality publication featuring the original queen of graffiti and street art documentation, the legendary Martha Cooper, as a cover artist, and with an in depth interview covering her entire career to date. This issue once also again brings us up and close with the French street art legend that is Invader, this time describing some of the most important points in his artistic history for their Diggin in the Crates feature. Speaking of legends, the […]
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