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Videos: RAMMΣLLZΣΣ – “It’s Not Who But What”

RAMMΣLLZΣΣ, the legendary artist, graffiti writer, hip-hop pioneer, myth-maker, and New York cult icon currently the subject of RAMMΣLLZΣΣ: Racing for Thunder at Red Bull Arts New York. Although not all of us are able to visit the Big Apple to experience this momentous exhibition, those of us (ie: you) with an internet connection are able to view It’s Not Who But What, a streaming film created by Red Bull Arts New York and directed by Oscar Boyson. Created on the occasion of the aforementioned survey, the film is a mini-documentary that […]

Showing: Palms Casino – “Dust to Gold” Renovation

As part of the $620 million “Dust to Gold” renovation at the Palms Casino Resort, an impressive collection ranging from blue-chip works to street art murals was acquired, commissioned, and deployed throughout the hotel. Combined with pieces on loan from owners Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, the over 150 artworks fill every part of the casino – from the Damien Hirst shark above the Unknown Bar against a backdrop of his dots (seen above), to the KAWS statue outside the steakhouse, to the Felipe Pantone mural at the new Pearl Concert […]

Upcoming: Alex Israel – “New Waves” @ Gagosian (Hong Kong)

Tomorrow (May 24th) in Hong Kong’s Gagosian outpost, Alex Israel will be opening his exhibition entitled New Waves. For his first solo in the Chinese city-state, he is taking a truly multi-media approach to presenting work inspired by surfer culture and growing up in the sunny metropolis of Los Angeles. Along with pieces related to his 2017 film SPF-18 (trailer below), there are also some almost sculptural wave logo pieces – also used thematically in the promo animated short for the showing. Israel further explains […]

Releases: Shepard Fairey x Beyond The Streets x Modernica Chair

One of the fun parts of the BEYOND THE STREETS exhibition (covered) is walking through the gift shop to see what unique offerings are available. Some items are now online on their website, including a sweet collaboration between Shepard Fairey (featured) and Modernica, who have a rich recent history of working with artists. The Side Shell Eiffel Chair, infused with OBEY imagery and limited to 500, is just one of the chairs available (also Futura, Basquiat, Keith Haring), so head over here to take a look and add one to […]

Streets: Mar-1 / RAD Napa Project

Following up our previous coverage of the RAD Napa project (curated by Thinkspace and sponsored by The Napa Valley Wine Train), we now have photos from something Mars-1 (featured) painted recently. Creating a mural from his Infinite Tapestry series next to the railroad tracks, the Bay Area-based artist wove multiple globes of his bubbles together on the two part wall. The organic forms really pop against the stark black background, especially when viewed from the train. Photo & video credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Mars-1 here.

Kris Kuksi x US Marine Corps – “Battles Won” Sculptures

At the end of last year, Kris Kuksi revealed a series of three sculptures he worked on for the United States Marine Corps as part of their recruitment campaign. The Battles Won set features bronzes entitled Nation’s Call, Waged In Will, and the nearly seven feet tall At Their Core (seen in more detail here), which were later donated to the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Virginia where they can be viewed. Taking approximately seven months to complete, the intricate and richly layered mixed media works […]

Moniker NY ’18 / Showing: Brusk @ Jonathan LeVine Projects

With the New York edition of the Moniker Art Fair opening it’s doors during Frieze Week, here is a suggestion to stop by the Jonathan LeVine Projects booth to check out the work of Brusk from Da Mental Vaporz. Known for his drippy disintegrating style, the French artist has prepared a series of paintings with topics ranging from the controversial kneeling of NFL players to the ever popular police department. Take a look at more images of the works form the show as well as a […]

Basel Week HK ’10 / Update: Mark Ryden

Currently in Hong Kong, Mark Ryden (interviewed) has a striking new sculptural piece on view in the foyer of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Entitled Dodecahedron–Quintessence 132, the twelve-faced piece features symbolic imagery on each side including the all-seeing eye that the Lowbrow artist is known for. Ryden further explains – “Quintessence 132 is a sculptural piece that continues my interest in the Dodecahedron. I have been numbering my paintings and sculptures since my first major solo exhibition in 1998. This is number 132. On this piece, I […]

Streets: Onejessa (Sydney)

Onejessa recently completed a rooftop mural on top of the Hibernian House in Sydney’s CBD. The piece is a larger than life reproduction of a mixed media piece from her latest collection Violent Harmonies that will be exhibited starting the 14th of March at M2 gallery. Using diverse painting techniques, the Australian artist constructs opulent assemblages of collages which are sometimes immortalized inside transparent resin. These often psychedelic creations are focused on exploring the concepts of mortality, religion and societal hierarchy, as well as human interaction with nature. These […]

Streets: Ian Strange (Stavanger, Norway)

Amid the planning for the annual Nuart festival in Stavanger and the upcoming second edition of Nuart Aberdeen, the team behind these two major public art events just finished their first project for 2018. Continuing the collaboration they started with Ian Strange back in September (covered), they’ve entered the new year with two new art billboards by the Australian artist installed in Stavanger East. Self-funded and erected in silence, these billboards are a permanent new public art platform in Stavanger. Following Strange’s ongoing body of […]
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