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Overtime: July 2 – July 8

Stories of the week: James Jean’s print for the Kingdom Animalia benefit show now available online. Photos from opening here. Kimberly Camp, former Barnes Foundation’s CEO claims financial pretext for relocation was pure fabrication. Five European museums launch ARTtube – online video channel publishing original films about art and design. MOCA makes an official announcement (.pdf)  regarding Paul Schimmel’s departure. Eli Broad discusses ousting of Paul Schimmel at MOCA.  Paul McCarthy and Shepard Fairey weigh in. Which Way L.A.? discusses the future of MOCA with Christopher […]

Streets: World Roundup (July 2 – 8)

We start off this week’s look at street activity with this new mural from Mear One (interviewed) in Lincoln Heights as reported by LA Taco. The mural, which features the LA-based artist’s post-apocalyptic imagery, was commissioned by Tee Shirt Spot and is located on Pasadena Avenue. Other notable work this week comes from Shaka – France (source), Risk – UK, Hyuro – Spain, REMED x Saner – UK (source), Faith47 – France, M-City – Italy, Knarf – Austria (source), The Yok x Sheryo x Flying Fortress […]

Rewind: July 2 – July 8

This week’s featured video (via TWBE) for Rewind is an interview with Alex Prager by Fourth & Main. The insightful interview covers many topics including her musings on life, her beginnings in photography, growing up in LA, the influence of post-production on her final pictures, the cinematic quality of her work, and much more. A short video happy together put together by Escif (via Upper Playground). Smash 137 for Volta8 (via Graffart). New video from Vernissage TV – Alexander Calder: The New Calder Gallery at Fondation […]

Openings: Remi Rough – “How To Use Colour & Manipulate People” @ Unit 44

Post-graffiti visionary and Agents of Change member Remi Rough (featured) recently opened a show How To Use Colour & Manipulate People at Unit 44. The UK-based artist was last seen at the London showspace last year when he created work for a show with Stormie Mills, but this time it was a solo affair. Along with his street inspired abstract pieces, he also created some sculptural work in a new direction as well an installation. Take a look at the photo set below. Photos via the gallery and Alan […]

Openings: ABOVE – “JET SET” @ Metro Gallery

ABOVE (interviewed) recently opened his solo show at the Metro Gallery entitled JET SET, appropriately named as evidenced by the Bay Area-based street artist’s globetrotting ways. The new body of work featured his signature arrows, refreshed with travel books and what look to be tourist photos. Also rounding out the exhibition was a London telephone booth installation, airline stewardesses dressed in retro 1950s “pan am” attire handing out boarding passes to showgoers, and two professional Argentinian tango dancers. For those interested in checking it out in person, the […]

Streets: Sat One – “Prisoners of the Sea” (Bulgaria)

The Munich-based Sat One recently travelled to Varna, Bulgaria to work on a multi-sided mural entitled Prisoners of the Sea. The street artist was invited by BALCANS-Magazine to wrap a tower on the top of a building which he opted to paint a selection of ships sailing and sinking through the ocean imagery. Fans in Barcelona can now see his work in the group show Homage to Moebius at Montana Gallery. Via Graffuturism.

Previews: Lush – ‘You Become What You Hate…’ pop-up show in Hackney Wick, London

Melbourne-based Lush opens his first UK solo exhibition, You Become What You Hate…, tonight at a warehouse space in London’s Hackney Wick. The show includes installations, sculptures, paintings, sketches, prints, t-shirts and zines. If you enjoy Lush’s deliberately offensive, illustration-style work, it promises to be a fun spectacle: sexually explicit imagery of large-scale vaginas, fornicating unicorns, rainbow-coloured guts, urine and ejaculate, scenes of gratuitous violence, and various pieces based on the theme of ACAB / All Cops Are Bastards. Knowingly biting the hand that feeds […]

Preview: Colin Christian & RISK @ Corey Helford

This Saturday night July 7th, the Corey Helford Gallery will be presenting the sexy sci-fi inspired sculptures from Colin Christian and the street-inspired work of RISK with both showings the first solos with the Culver City space. The twelve new pieces from Christian are collectively entitled Hello, Pretty Pretty and see the Tampa-base sculptor reference a wide range of influences including fashion, 60s pop art, and 70s interior design. RISK, one MSK’s highest profile artists, will be bringing a diverse selection of “organized chaos” entitled Old Habits Die Hard that […]

Streets: Eduardo Kobra (Los Angeles)

After recently gifting New York with a mural that remixes a famous Alfred Eisenstaedt photograph (which is also is visible from the High Line), Sao Paulo-based street muralist Eduardo Kobra has travelled to Los Angeles to work on another piece. The commissioned wall is set to be revealed to the public today, Independence Day, at 1255 La Brea Ave. In honor of the holiday, the artist has painted his own version of the iconic Mount Rushmore in Keystone, South Dakota. Stop by to check it out for yourself if you […]

Openings: Arrested Motion – “City of Fire” @ Stephen Webster (Part II)

It’s been a few weeks since we unveiled our City of Fire show and we still have more images from the reception to share.  These are images of the people that came out to support and view the exhibition, as well as some of the artists that were able to make it out. As a international online entity, it is sometimes rare that we are able to have physical interaction with our readers, the artists whose work we love and promote, and our peers, so […]