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Basel Week Miami ’14 / Previews: Library Street Collective Group Show

Held at a popup location (217 NW 25th St.) in Wynwood Walls, the Library Street Collective show features a solid lineup of artists, many of which are associated with their program in Detroit. An international cast including Revok, Shepard Fairey, Pose, Kelsey Brookes, Tristan Eaton, Smash137, Vhils, Hush, Sam Friedman, Maya Hayuk, Roids, Mad C, AJ Fosik, Cleon Peterson, Dave Kinsey, Hacer, Hense, Faith47, How & Nosm, and Swoon will be contributing works towards the group exhibition. Keep your eyes peeled as you head over […]
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Openings: Phil Frost – “Intuitive Mathematics” @ Galeria Javier Lopez

Last week, fans of Phil Frost in Madrid saw the opening of Intuitive Mathematics, a solo showing at Galeria Javier Lopez and his first in Spain. Seen were large scale works as well as found objects that were painted over with his recognizable aesthetic, something he calls “intuitive perceptive portraiture.” Layers upon layers of typographical and geometric shapes flow in repeating patterns that he honed to perfection over time with mark-making on the streets. More photos below… Photo credit: Guillotine. Discuss Phil Frost here.
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Openings: Anthony Lister – “Hurt People Hurt People” @ Lazarides Rathbone

Despite being recently arrested and charged for graffiti in his home city of Brisbane, Australian artist Anthony Lister made it through to the UK for his new solo show entitled Hurt People Hurt People at Lazarides Rathbone in London. He also managed to paint three murals on the streets in the capital city. The exhibition features colourful canvases highlighting contemporary issues, from seductive female figures in superhero outfits to soldiers and still life paintings. It is also the opportunity to view a series of bronze sculptures. Check out pictures from […]
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Showing: Adrian Falkner aka Smash137 – “Neue Farbe” @ Galerie Neuheisel

Adrian Falkner aka Smash137 recently opened his solo show on the 27th of November at Galerie Neuheisel in Saarbrücken, Germany. The artist that built his name by putting it up on pretty much every surface of his hometown of Basel, Switzerland from 1990 until 2005, introduced his new series of heavily abstract, graffiti inspired works titled Neue Farbe (New Color). The title of the show comes from his childhood idea he shared with his brother about inventing a new color. While every attempt ended in creating a shade of […]
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Rewind: Nov 3 – Nov 30

It’s been a month since our last Rewind feature, so it’s time to round up some art related videos again that you may be interested in. First on our list this time is a trailer of an upcoming documentary (seen via Booooooom) about Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan and his provocative work. Release is scheduled for summer of 2015 and it looks to be a good one. Other notables videos seen below include: A Q&A with Adam Neate. A look at Futura’s solo show in Shanghai. Neckface, […]
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Openings: Doze Green – “Out of Knowhere” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

A couple weeks ago, Doze Green presented a series new works at Jonathan LeVine Gallery entitled Out of Knowhere, his fifth showing with the Chelsea showspace. Along with new canvas paintings featuring his fusion of abstraction and cubism, the New York-born and California-based artist included a selection of monochromatic drawings on paper that represent his friends and mentors, people from NY street culture who influenced his life’s path greatly. Take a look at more photos form the opening below… Photo credit: Joe Russo for Arrested Motion. Discuss […]
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Overtime: Nov 24 – Nov 30

More stories from the week that ended Nov 30 (click on bolded words for more information): Images from Liz Deschenes: Gallery 7 at The Walker Art Center. RIP: Lewis Baltz, who died at 69 from complications of cancer and emphysema. Shia LaBeouf claims he was raped during performance of #IAMSORRY. Scientists warn that paintings with cadmium sulfide (yellow) is deteriorating to white. St. Louis Museums close following the day after grand jury decision on Michael Brown case. Bunny Mellon sale brings rat infestation to Sotheby’s […]
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Openings: Giacomo Bufarini a.k.a. RUN – “Parabola Di G” @ Howard Griffin Gallery

Howard Griffin Gallery is currently presenting an exhibition and sculptural installation by Giacomo Bufarini a.k.a. RUN entitled Parabola di G. The London-based began painting murals on abandoned walls in Bologna and Florence in the 1990s under the pseudonym ‘RUN’ and his signature characters with interlocking hands and faces can be found from China to Senegal. Moving to London in 2007, the Italian artist continued his street work as RUN while developing his studio work. In this exhibition, Bufarini leads the viewer through a semi-autobiographical narrative told through a […]
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José Parlá for One World Trade Center

Continuing to make his mark in New York with high profile projects (also see Barclays Center & BAM), José Parlá recently unveiled a new mural in the One World Trade Center. The 1776 feet tall building in Manhattan took 13 years of construction and cost $3.9 billion, and stands near where the Twin Towers collapsed after the terrorist attacks on 9/11. The locally based artist was the perfect choice in terms of his history in the area as well as the fact that the curatorial team was looking […]
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Streets: Reka (Washington, D.C.)

Reka recently spent two weeks in Washington, D.C. creating murals for  Art Whino Gallery’s new project. Thhe first one he created was this striking piece seen above at L’enfant Plaza, showing two female figures with something that appears like masks over their faces. Constructed with his signature style of abstract shapes that assemble together in recognizable forms, it is another example of the Australian artist’s skills when it comes to creating crisp sharp line work and combining complementing colors. Along with this piece, the Berlin-based artist collaborated with Polish […]