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Preview: “Banksy: the Unauthorised Retrospective” @ Sotheby’s (London)

Sotheby’s teamed up with Banksy’s, former agent Steve Lazarides from Lazarides gallery, in order to set up an unauthorized retrospective exhibition of works by the internationally renowned artist. Even admitting that the artist would “hate” this show, the gallerist and the curator of the show chose mostly works from the period when they worked together, which will all be available for sale, priced between £4,000 and £500,000..  Fans of elusive British artist will have a chance to see some of his most iconic works in person including sculptures, crude oil paintings, […]
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Streets: Rustam Qbic (Moscow)

Rustam Qbic is a Russian artist that’s been firmly making his way through the artworld with his rich surrealist canvases, illustrations and murals. Recently, he spent couple of days working on this large commissioned mural in Moscow that was painted using acrylic and spraypaint. Based on one of his drawings, this dreamy image shows a little boy sitting in a giant lotus flower above the city, working on his computer. Possibly addressing the issues of alienation through use of computers, internet and social media, Qbic’s image has both a beautiful […]
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POW! WOW! Taiwan ’14 / Streets: James Jean

Only few months after creating his first ever outdoors mural for their event in Honolulu (covered), James Jean (interviewed) was invited to join the POW! WOW! family at their first edition of POW! WOW! Taiwan. Designated an old rugged wall at the Taipei Zoo, the Taiwanese American visual artist fought the elements and created this impressive mural titled Paradise. Using house paint, lacquer, spray paint, and oil, he painted this fantastic 43′ x 17′ piece showing “Taiwanese macaques tumble in a paradise/prison of man’s making.” Giving a sharp […]
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Showing: JR Installation @ Panthéon (Paris)

It looks like the Inside / Out message from JR (interviewed) isn’t stopping anytime soon. We had just finished enjoying the street intervention in Shanghai ourselves (also see Time Square, Japan, Los Angeles & London, just to name of few) and now the French artist is back in his hometown for a massive installation at the Panthéon. Blending contemporary art, in this case JR’s photographs of people all from all over the world, with classical architecture always creates an intriguing combination (i.e.: KAWS at the PAFA & Murakami at Versailles). […]
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Streets: World Roundup (May 19 – Jun 1)

It’s time again for another one of our Streets: World Roundup features, a summary of some of the newer street murals that has gone up. Leading things off is this new piece from Aryz that he painted in Lagos, Portugal entitled Tempus Fugit. The mural by the Spanish artist was created for ARTURb ’14. Also make sure to check out more worthy public works below from Augustino Iacurci – Rome, Faith47 – London, Telmo Miel – France, Woozy x Borondo – London, Run – London, Thierry […]
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Rewind: May 19 – Jun 1

Another week, another Rewind feature. Leading things off is a nice little video from Jeremy Asher Lynch documenting some murals Herakut painted in Los Angeles (set up by Beau Basse), overlayed with a quote from Pablo Casals. Other worthy videos that can also be seen below come from: SMART CREW transforms SIXTY SoHo. Art collectors starting out younger and younger. Carsten Nicolai creates public art light show in Hong Kong. 3 Letters book preview. New street work by Farewell. Peiqi Su’s wall of penises. Optical illusions […]
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Openings: Shepard Fairey – “Power & Glory” @ The Halsey

After bringing you an early in studio glance at Shepard Fairey’s new body of work, it’s time to look at the opening at The Halsey, where the new pieces were put on display alongside a new show of Jasper John’s work. Power & Glory featured a celebration as well as a political critique of Americana and the decline of the “American Dream,” kind of a duality of where he shows an appreciation for the iconography but also provides satire. Of course, fans of is work will […]
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Openings: “Mr Freeze – Nite & Day” (Toulouse)

For the second year running, the association Faute O Graff is curating Mister Freeze, an exhibition featuring small gallery artworks to large scale installations until June 1st. This year, the show is taking place in two abandonned places –  Le Frigo (“The Fridge”) where the first exhibition took place in 2013 with small scale artworks, and large scale installations in a secret place, revealed at the last minute. For this new episode of Mister Freeze – Nite & Day, street and graffiti artists are playing on both […]
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Openings: D*Face – “Honestly Dishonest” @ Above Second

During Basel HK week, another major show we hit was from British artist D*Face (interviewed) at Hong Kong’s Above Second Gallery. Presented by Coates & Scarry, the solo entitled Honestly Dishonest featured 18 fresh works focusing on society’s increasing appetite for information. D put together layers of the commercial output which bombard our minds on a daily basis, creating something new and different in and of itself. The sold out show was filled with Basel week attendees and fans. Next, we’ll bring you some of the outdoor murals he created while he was in town. Discuss D*Face here.
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Releases: Borondo – “Identity” Print

After scratching, spraying and painting his recognizable mark on walls, windows, bus stops, and under bridges around London and other parts of Europe, Borondo just finished working on his next print. In collaboration with StreetArtNews.net, he is releasing this limited, hand painted/drawn screen print. Based on a previously created street piece, this edition features a unique portrait with a drawing and  hand painted coloring, making each of them fully unique. The expressive image shows a faceless man, holding a paper with a drawing of a face with evident […]