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Releases: D*Face – “Beethoven Bust”

D*Face (interviewed) has been working on a new vinyl toy recently that takes the face of Beethoven and remixes it with his distinctive imagery. The subverted image of the famous musician and composer features the British artist’s famous wings and will retail for about $400 come June through the Japanese toy company Medicom. Take a look at a few more images below… Via Fatkids. Discuss D*Face here.
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POW! WOW! Hawaii ’16 / Streets: Recap (Part 2)

After a first look at some of the murals for this year’s POW! WOW! Hawaii, here is a recap of most of the remaining public works created for 2016. A crew of international and local artists, mostly through the course of a week, left their mark in and around the Kaka’ako district in Oahu with their distinctive imagery. Take a look at the wall painted by Slick, Ckaweeks, and Mung Monster above as well as the rest of the pieces that were painted in the photos below… […]
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Upcoming: Herakut – “Masters Of Wrong” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Looking forward to next month, German duo Herakut are opening a solo show at Corey Helford Gallery entitled Masters Of Wrong. Combining beautifully the raw and abstract forms of Hera (interviewed) with the photorealistic spray paint skills from Akut, the new work of course mirrors their thought-provoking imagery from the streets. Take a look at some more cropped teasers below and add the March 26th opening to your calendar. Discuss Herakut here.
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Overtime: Feb 15 – Feb 21

More stories from the week that ended Feb 21 (click on bolded words for more information): Orion Martin’s Eczema Song exhibition opens at Bodega. Work and installation images and info are up. RIP: Charles Garabedian, who passed away at the age of 92 due to prostate cancer. RIP: Kikuo Saito, who passed away at the age of 77. Investigation prompted after 12 fake Lee Ufan paintings discovered in South Korea. Spain’s National Court rules that Jesus Angel Bergantinos Diaz could be extradited to US as part of Knoedler […]
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Previews / Setup: Swoon & Monica Canilao – “Witch-Wife” @ Chandran Gallery

On February 19th, Chandran Gallery in San Francisco will be presenting Witch-Wife, a two person show from Swoon (interviewed)  and long time collaborator Monica Canilao. The title of the show refers to a woman who practices witchcraft as well as is a nod to the longstanding artistic relationship between the duo. The two-level space will be transformed into an immersive installation featuring the assemblages of found objects from the Oakland-based Canilao and the wheat paste portraits from the Brooklyn-based Swoon with inspiration for the new work taken from dreams that were […]
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Streets: St+art India 2016 (Delhi)

For the third consecutive year, St+art Festival in Delhi, India, showed its strength as a collaborative platform for street artists from India and around the world. With the main concept being Art for Everyone, the organizer’s primary objective was to make art accessible for wider audiences while having a positive impact on society. Over the period of two months, the invited artists changed the visual landscape of the city with art interventions in public spaces through murals, installations, performances, workshops, talks and screenings. Aside from working in public, as […]
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POW! WOW! Hawaii ’16 / Streets: Recap (Part 1)

With this year’s POW! WOW! Hawaii winding down over the weekend, it’s now time to take look at some of the finished murals for the annual event. Along with collaborations like the one seen above (Andrew Hem & Ekundayo), there were also artists that unveiled their imagery alone on the streets of Kaka’ako in Oahu. Take a look at part one of our coverage below and head back here later on in the week to see some of the other public works created for street art fans […]
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Installation / Videos: Pejac – “Heavy Sea”

We’ve seen Pejac paint large indoor murals, small street pieces, window drawings, install sculptural works in public, create visual illusions on facades and walls, but we never seen him turn his paintings into reality. Until now. The Spanish artist just shared his latest project, Heavy Sea, titled after his watercolor painting from a few years ago depicting a lifesaving ring on top a tire dump. Recently, he came across a location that looked pretty much exactly like the one he drew, so he decided to re-create the image in […]
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Upcoming: Rime – “Conclusions” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

This Saturday night (February 20th), Conlusions from Rime (otherwise know as Jersey Joe) will be opening at Jonathan LeVine Gallery at their 529 West 20th Street location in New York. This debut show with the gallery from the MSK-affiliated graffiti artist will feature his mischievous cartoon characters that are commonly seen on the streets combined with a more abstract art direction. The locally-based artist further states – “starting with an empty space to paint, each stroke is thrown down unapologetically; influencing what follows. Beginning with aggressive and abstracted compositions that most often […]
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Overtime: Feb 8 – Feb 14

More stories from the week that ended Feb 14 (click on bolded words for more information): ARTnews interviews Keith J Varadi on occasion of his show at Night Gallery. Install shots and info from Free Wi-Fi, Comedy are also up. Pyotr Pavlensky forcibly sent to psychiatric clinic for evaluation. Eric Spoutz donated six works to the Smithsonian and there are questions now over whether they are fake. Domenico and Eleanore De Sole settle out of court in their lawsuit against Ann Freedman. The case was likely settled […]