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Streets: Pangeaseed – “Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans” (New Zealand) – Part I

PangeaSeed Foundation recently took off on another large expedition – accompanied by 29 international and local artists as they launched the newest edition of their Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans street art festival in Napier, New Zealand. This initiative is part of their ongoing efforts to raise awareness, stimulate dialogue, change perception, and inspire positive change around pressing ocean environmental issues through the power art, science, and creativity. During the week from March 11-20, 29 murals were designed to raise awareness about the ocean while beautifying the town. Organized in collaboration […]
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Showing: Isaac Cordal – “Welcome” @ Street Art Place Gallery

The Memorie Urbane Festival in Gaeta, Italy, kicked off this year by introducing new work by Isaac Cordal. During his residency in the south of Italy, the Spanish artist installed several of his signature works in the old town of Gaeta, as well as opened a solo show in their brand new Street Art Place Gallery. Welcome presents a new body of charged works that Cordal produced with the global situation in mind. From the refugee crisis, to climate change to political and economical issues, his small characters are raw […]
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Previews: Vhils – “Debris” @ HOCA Foundation

HOCA Foundation will be opening Debris tonight, the first solo exhibition by Alexandre Farto aka Vhils (filmed) in Hong Kong. This multi-site initiative will include an intervention on one of the city-state’s iconic trams as well as on the streets, and an elaborate exhibition at Pier 4. Known for works that reflect on present-day urban societies across the globe and the people who form them, the Portuguese artist has always been looking for new ways and mediums to create works. From carving wood or paper, jack hammering the facades of buildings, […]
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Streets: World Roundup (Jan 19 – Feb 20)

It’s time we do another summary of public art from around the globe with another Street World Roundup feature. Leading things off is an impressive new anamorphic mural from eL Seed that covers almost 50 buildings in the neighborhood of Manshiyat Nasr in Cairo, Egypt. Entitled Perception, the piece from the Tunisian artist tries to clear up some of the misconceptions about the Coptic community of Zaraeeb – read more about the project here. Other notable murals come from Bik Ismo – Puerto Rico, Retna […]
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Overtime: March 14 – March 20

More stories from the week that ended March 20 (click on bolded words for more information): Artinfo visits David Hammons: Five Decades at Mnuchin Gallery. Brian Boucher shares 11 things we should know about David Hammons. RIP: Henrike Grohs, who passed away at the age of 51 after being killed by terrorists. RIP: Giuseppe Rossi, the surgeon who saved Andy Warhol’s life after he was shot. RIP: Anita Brookner, who passed away at the age of 87. Toronto’s Feature art fair shuts down. Five Francis Bacon paintings stolen from home in […]
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Recap: Barry McGee @ MC06 // Monster Children

Barry McGee has always been known for doing things the unconventional way – from mediums used to installing and organizing shows, he keeps finding new ways to do the unexpected. His recent RVCA-supported show in Sydney, on the 17th of March, at Sydney’s Monster Children Magazine’s MC06 space was an example of that. Back for a show in Australia after an 11 year absence, Barry setup a one night event that lasted for two hours sharp. This time, there was no large installations, flipped vans, big clusters of smaller works or any of the […]
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Upcoming: “City Lights” @ Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art

The newly formed Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art in Brussels will be opening their doors on March 24th (opening postponed to 13th of April at 11 am due to the terrible recent events in Brussels), with an inaugural show entitled City Lights. The exhibition will feature the works of Maya Hayuk, Swoon, Momo, and Faile, and is just the first of many promised events to come featuring a “mix of musical (punk-rock, electro, hip hop, folk), graphical (graphic design, illustration, design), sporting (skateboarding, surfing, extreme sports) artistic (film, […]
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Streets: Waone / Interesni Kazki (Varkala, India)

Not long after the duo’s US debut show (covered), Interesni Kazki’s Waone flew to Varkala, India, where he painted his first black and white mural. The Ukrainian artist, known for his surreal public works, colorful paintings, and elaborate drawings, was able to fulfill his goal of creating a B&W mural, resulting in this striking wall being painted on a local rooftop with the help of his family and friends. Waone fell in love with the lines of rare engravings when he visited the library at the St. Ottilien Abbey in Germany back […]
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Previews: Barry McGee @ MC06, Monster Children, Sydney

Eleven years since his last Australian solo show, Barry McGee returns “down under” for a one night event. In conjunction with RVCA, this Thursday night, the 17th of March, Sydney’s Monster Children magazine will be opening (and closing) his exclusive solo show at their exhibition space MC06 in Camperdown. For this show, McGee will be exhibiting an extremely limited edition display of new works, including a series of painted surfboards and smaller works on paper. All the pieces on display will be on sale that night with a percentage of profits […]
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Releases: KAWS – “Man’s Best Friend” Print Set

Pace Prints just announced their newest print release with KAWS. Man’s Best Friend is a monumental set of 10 black and white screenprints, similar to the installation shown at his 2014 show at Honor Fraser Gallery (covered). Based on Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts, the prints are KAWS’ take on the popular cartoon. By combining macro views of lines that comprise of the forms of Snoopy, Woodstock and friends, along with his signature XX, the Brooklyn-based artist created appealing abstract images. Five prints are produced in a “regular” black on white colorway, and five are negatives, like […]