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Streets: Guido van Helten (Chernobyl)

Guido van Helten recently visited a restricted area in Ukraine and painted a mural inside disused and unfinished Chernobyl Reactor 5. As a part of the ongoing ArtUnitedUs project, curated by Geo Leros, Iryna Kanishcheva, Waone Interesni Kazki, and Ilya Sagaidak, the work commemorates the 30th anniversary of the world’s biggest nuclear catastrophe that happened on April 26, 1986. Known for massive photo realistic figurative murals, the Australian artist re-created a photograph taken by renowned photojournalist Igor Kostin during the disaster. Being the first to document the consequences of […]
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Streets: Os Gemeos (Milan) – Part II

As previously reported, Os Gemeos recently spent some time in Milan, working on the first intervention in a new program by Pirelli’s HangarBicocca – Outside the Cube. Curated by Cedar Lewisohn, this project is dedicated to street art and related forms of art connected to the urban setting and public contexts, and the twins had the honor to open it with a large mural installation entitled Efêmero (ephemeral). Aside from their undisputed graffiti and fine art world reputation, the Brazilian artists have been steadily confirming their mural art cred with […]
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Previews: 123KLAN – “Style Is The Message” @ 1AM Gallery

Tomorrow night (April 21st) in San Francisco, the First Amendment Gallery (1AM SF) will be hosting a new solo show from 123KLAN (interviewed). Originally from France, this husband and wife duo are relocated to Montreal a while back where they have now prepared a new body of work entitled Style Is The Message for this exhibition. The fresh paintings are inspired by their experiences in the Bay Area and feature their signature fusion of graphic design and graffiti styles. Discuss 123KLAN here.
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Videos: Game of Thrones Season 6 // Art the Throne

For the art lover out there who is also into Game of Thrones, we have good news for you. Leading up to the new season starting on April 24th, HBO has teamed up with five different artists to create something inspired by the show’s iconic characters or unforgettable scenes. The diverse selection of contributors include street artist Tristan Eaton (seen above), art collective Cyrcle., illustrator Marcos Chin, infographics company Pop Chart Lab, and paper sculptor Jeff Nishinaka, who respectively chose Daenerys Targaryen, the crown, Brienne of Tarth, The Red Wedding, […]
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Upcoming: Greg Simkins – “Beyond Shadows” @ KP Projects // MKG & Launch LA

Continuing his long term collaboration with KP Projects // MKG, Greg “Craola” Simkins (featured) will be opening his latest exhibition at the West Hollywood gallery on May 21st. The upstairs area where Launch LA is located will also share the solo show and have the Los Angeles-based artist’s works on display. Entitled Beyond Shadows, the new body will include surreal paintings (like the one seen above) as well as his letter based “drip script” pieces along with some new paintings of his favorite switchblade Stab E. Mack. Discuss Greg […]
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Showing: Andy Rementer – “The Age Of Innocence” @ Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea

Andy Rementer is currently taking part in a double personal exhibition with Fulvia Mendini at Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea in Milan. The artists joined forces through similar aesthetics of simplified, polished presentation, use of bright colors, and the nostalgia of illustrated children’s stories. Strongly influenced by Milan and its vibe, Rementer produced a body of work that depicts the daily life, routines and the people he met or saw around town. His visual language has been developed through the years from working  as an illustrator and cartoonist for newspapers such […]
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Rewind: Feb 12 – March 15

Bringing back the Rewind feature this week, we are sharing some art related videos that you might find interesting. First up is the trailer for an amazing upcoming film Loving Vincent on the turbulent life of Vincent Van Gogh. The project features 12 hand-made oil paintings per second that were created in the style of the renowned painter with one hour of film equaling 43,200 paintings. Other notable videos include: Interview with Felipe Pantone about his new book. The WK Interact – Pistorius project video released. Rime […]
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Jonathan Yeo Portrait Of Kevin Spacey For “House Of Cards” // National Portrait Gallery

At the end of last month, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. unveiled a portrait of actor Kevin Spacey painted by Jonathan Yeo that will be on view through October. The event featured an appearance by Yeo as well as Spacey in character as Frank Underwood in his role for Netflix’s hit series House of Cards, marking the first time a fictional president had a painting of them hung in the portrait gallery of the institution (although not in the hall of real presidential portraits). The work continues a […]
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Damien Hirst – “Pharmacy 2″ Restaurant

After collaborating with restaurants in the past by incorporating his artwork into the decor, Damien Hirst has taken things to a whole new level. A new eatery was open last month by the British artist (in partnership with Mark Hix) at the Newport Street Gallery in Vauxhall, London. During the day, the restaurant serves visitors of the ongoing exhibitions while at night, it feeds diners when the gallery is closed. Pharmacy 2 is obviously named after the series of works Hirst has created over the years based on his fascinations with […]
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Recap: Vincent Van Gogh Flower Parade (Netherlands)

If you are the birthplace of Vincent Van Gogh, you are allowed to commemorate the 125th anniversary of his death in style. Zundert, a small town in the Netherlands near the Belgian border dedicated their annual celebration, the world’s largest volunteer-run flower parade to the influential Dutch post-Impressionist painter. The 20 floats were all impressively created with Van Gogh’s recognizable style in mind with painstaking detail. Photo credit: Werner Pellis & Erwin Martens (via Slate).
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