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Upcoming: Nychos – “Ikon” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Coming up on June 25th, a new solo from Austrian artist Nychos will be opening at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Mirroring his works on the street, Ikon will features a series of paintings with his recognizable cartoonish dissected imagery. From the glimpses revealed on his Instagram, it looks like he will take aim at pop culture icons like Yoda, Darth Vader, Goofy, Knight Rider, Barbie, and Marilyn Monroe. Discuss Nychos here.

Streets: JR @ The Louvre (Part I)

Over the last week, JR (interviewed) has been working on his latest high profile project – painting the iconic pyramid at the Louvre. The plan is to paste for the French “photograffeur” to paste a photo over the glass structure mimicking the building behind, leading to it “disappearing” from sight. He further explains – “I will never forget this day. Today I’m going to make the Louvre Pyramid disappear. It’s quite crazy being Parisian, passing the pyramid so often, then today realising I can make changes to it […]

Overtime: May 16 – May 22

More stories from the week that ended May 23 (click on bolded words for more information): Tabor Robak – Sunflower Seed show at Team Bungalow a Must See Los Angeles pick by ArtForum. RIP: Morley Safer, who passed away at the age of 84. RIP: Darwyn Cooke, who passed away at the age of 53 due to cancer. Trollstation members receive prison sentences for pranks at London’s National Portrait Gallery. Pyotr Pavlensky beaten and suffers cracked ribs while in police custody. ABC No Rio preparing for demolition […]

Streets: Anders Gjennestad aka STRØK (Paris)

One month ahead of his upcoming solo show with Mathgoth Gallery, Anders Gjennestad aka STRØK visited Paris and painted his largest mural to date. After two days of work, THE Norwegian artist completed this 25 meters high piece that nicely presents his recognizable style. Depicting four break dancers in midst of their performance, this mural was like most his work – based on the photos the artist took himself. For this piece, he created realistic stencils from photographs, showing only the person and its shadow. Always playing […]
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Previews: Addam Yekutieli (Know Hope) – “The Truth, As Told In Our Mother Tongue” @ Die Kunstagentin

On May 26th, Die Kunstagentin gallery in Cologne, Germany will be opening a solo show by Addam Yekutieli aka Know Hope. The Tel-Aviv-based artist will be showing a new body of work and a large site-specific installation collectively titled The Truth, As Told In Our Mother Tongue. Continuing his series that speaks of borders, patriotism and natural identity, eternally sensitive questions in his homeland, the new exhibition is hugely influenced by the current refugee crisis. As seen on the preview photos we just received, Yekutieli is using his familiar imagery to […]

Streets: Colin van der Sluijs (Chicago)

While in town for his show at Vertical Gallery, Colin van der Sluijs painted a large mural in Chicago’s south loop. The nine-story wall (1006 S Michigan Avenue) features a yellow-headed blackbird (now no longer in the area) & red-headed woodpecker (in need of conservation) amongst bursting foliage and is part of the Wabash Arts Corridor. The Dutch artist’s debut USA solo exhibition Luctor Et Emerge will be on view through May 28. Via Colossal. Discuss Colin van der Sluijs here.

Recap: David Choe // Igloo Hong (Morocco) – Part II

After a first look at the latest Igloo Hong funded project from David Choe (featured) in Morocco, we now have some more photos to share with you from the the trip. Granted creative freedom, El Mac, Andrew Hem, Mars-1, Aaron Horkey, and DVS-1 all did their best work getting up on whatever walls they could find, whether it be solo or with a collaborative effort. Take a look at more shots below of the action… Discuss David Choe here.

Dave Kinsey Studio Sale

Every once in a while, an artist will put on a studio sale to give fans a chance to add prints, originals, and other related paraphernalia at a reasonable price. This weekend, it was Dave Kinsey’s turn to offer up some items for in a fires sale ranging from pieces canvas and paper. Take a look at the selection here (through today) and see if there is anything you would like to buy.

Overtime: May 9 – May 15

More stories from the week that ended May 15 (click on bolded words for more information): Ugo Rondinone’s Seven Magic Mountains goes up in the Las Vegas desert. Reno Gazette Journal covers the public art installation. RIP: Martin Friedman, who passed away at the age of 90. RIP: François Morellet, who passed away at the age of 90. Dom Sebastiao statue in Lisbon destroyed after man attempts to take a selfie with it. Peter Gant and Mohamed Aman Siddique found guilty of selling forged Brett Whiteley paintings. Street Children in custody of Egyptian […]

Previews: “El Mac: Aerosol Exalted” @ Mesa Arts Center

After showing at the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center (covered), El Mac: Aerosol Exalted will be moving to the Main Gallery of the Mesa Arts Center where it will open for public on May 13th. The exhibition was announced with a large 35-foot tall mural few weeks ago (covered), and it presents El Mac’s latest body of work, including large collaborative canvases with RETNA. Featuring 18 original works from artist’s own collection, this show is an exclusive opportunity to experience his unique style transferred into the indoor setting. The Los Angeles-based artist’s photo realistic portraits are […]