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Teaser: Kevin Cyr – “In Praise of Rust” @ Jonathan LeVine

On May 19th, the Jonathan LeVine Gallery will be hosting a new body of work from Kevin Cyr (interviewed). As the title of the showing In Praise of Rust suggests, the NY-based painter has a love for deterioration and decay, specifically on old vehicles like vans and commercial delivery trucks. After photographing them on the streets, he heads back to the studio to render them in detail on wood panels, making sure to include all the graffiti, rust, scratches, scuffs, dents and other marks of […]

Studio Visits: Shepard Fairey – “Harmony & Discord” @ Pace Prints

Last week, we shared a video of Shepard Fairey (featured) as he prepared for his upcoming solo at Pace Prints (26th street location) opening on May 5th. What you may not have known was that this exhibition, Harmony & Discord, has been over a year in the making. Last year, Shepard spent over a month living in New York City during a residency at the renowned Brooklyn studio location of Pace (with many more trips between LA & NYC since then), joining an exclusive & esteemed group […]

Openings: Buff Monster – “Legend of the Pink Cherry” @ Corey Helford

A couple weeks ago in Corey Helford Gallery, show-goers in Culver City were hit with a healthy does of pink, courtesy of Buff Monster (featured) – on his birthday no less. Legend of the Pink Cherry follows the LA-based artist’s narrative as his main coned character & hero goes on his travels & adventures. Also on display were a series of Garbage Pail Kids inspired paintings entitled The Melty Misfits which were displayed in the loft area. More opening photos after the jump…

Openings: “Sesame Street” @ Known Gallery

On Friday night, the Known Gallery in Los Angeles celebrated the art of Sesame Street with a group exhibition featuring an impressive lineup of artists including Anthony Lister, Augustine Kofie, Dabs & Myla, Evol, Jasper Wong, Jeff McMillan, Kelsey Brookes, Mark Dean Veca, Mr. Cartoon, Patrick Martinez, Persue, Pose, Push, Revok, Rime aka Jersey Joe, Sage Vaughn, Slick, Stash, and many more. The short showing runs through today with proceeds to benefit the City of Hope Department of Pediatrics and shows that despite the different […]

Overtime: April 23 – April 29

Cai Guo-Qiang recreated Hangzhou’s West Lake scenery using his gunpowder technique. Tel Aviv battling to save deteriorating Bauhaus buildings from decay. Seven works of ancient art and other works looted and smuggled out of Italy were returned. Italy’s Christ Carrying the Cross by Girolamo Romanino seized by US authorities. Man steals art from hospital for sick kids. Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge suffers major theft of ancient Chinese artifact. Mykola Hlushchenko paintings belonging to Ukrainian government replaced by forgeries. Degas stolen at gunpoint from Swiss museum four […]

Streets: World Roundup (April 23 – April 29)

Baltimore seems to be a hotspot for street art recently. Not only has Open Walls Baltimore filled the city with murals (see Gaia & Vhils), Martha Cooper also has invited some artists to Sowebo for some urban beautifying themselves like 2501 & Pixel Pancho (seen above). Other outdoor work worth mentioning this week include pieces from Fresh, Zilda (Italy), Persue x Ewok x Bates x Aroe x Esteme x Yes2 x Totem2 x Serch x Ever x Rime x Revok x Snow (San Francisco), JR […]

Rewind: April 23 – April 29

For this week’s Rewind, we have another selection of worthy videos for you to peruse including an interview with Faile. Vice caught up with the Patricks for an Art Talk about their new tile installation entitled The 104 North 7th Project (covered) in New York. Other notable videos include: Behind-the-scenes video of Cai Guo-Qiang at the MOCA (via hyde or die). Vernissage TV visits the SOFA Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair in NY. Timelapse of Candice Tripp’s This Will Hurt Tomorrow painting and print signing. […]

Streets: RVA Street Art Festival (Part II)

Last week, Jeff Soto (interviewed) sent over some in-progress photos from the RVA Street Art Festival in Richmond, Virginia where artists like Dalek, Mark Jenkins, Pose, Richard Colman, and others were painting murals along the James River Power Plant Building and Floodwall. Jeff has now followed up those pics with some of of the completed walls including areas where artist’s work leaked into each other’s field leading to some sweet collaborative work. Photoset after the jump…

Preview: Morgan Spurlock Curated “New Blood” @ Thinkspace

Tomorrow night (April 28th) in Culver City, Thinkspace Gallery will play host to Morgan Spurlock and the show he is curating entitled New Blood. As mentioned in our interview with the multi-talented filmmaker and art collector earlier this week, the exhibition will feature artists he feels have significant impact on the art world with the added twist that they are to invite another promising artist to show alongside them. The lineup includes Camille Rose Garcia / Travis Lampe, The Date Farmers / Albert Reyes, Dzine / […]

Streets: Mark Jenkins & Escif – Katowice Street Art Festival (Poland)

Last week, we shared some photos of Olek as she returned to her hometown for the Katowice Street Art Festival where she yarnbombed excavators. She wasn’t the only street artist to hit up the Polish city because a steady stream of urban beautifiers have put up work of their own including Mark Jenkins (interviewed) with a attention grabbing tug-of-war installation and Escif with a huge on-off switch. If you remember, we also included the piece by Ludo (interviewed) earlier this week in our Streets: World Roundup. Take a look […]