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Releases: Tristan Eaton – “New Money” Dunny

Returning to reinvent the ubiquitous Dunny whose form he designed 15 years ago for Kidrobot, Tristan Eaton has created the first metal version of the collectible. Entitled New Money, the new chrome finished 5 inch figure features the LA-based artist’s patchwork aesthetic while poking fun at the bling-bling culture. He further explains – “it’s really about sarcastically hyping up the bling of it, you know. Kind of bringing together all these bling stereotypes in a way. There’s gold chains in there, gold teeth…  you know, all those elements of […]

Streets: Life Is Beautiful 2019 (Las Vegas)

This year’s Life Is Beautiful arts and music festival (also see 2016, 2015, and 2014) once again collaborated with JUSTKIDS / Charlotte Dutoit on bringing more public art to downtown Las Vegas. The new works this year include a trompe l’oeil butterfly casing piece from French artist Mantra (seen above), a shadow mural from India’s Daku, the debut wall from Lithuanian artist ​Ernest Zacharevic, one of HOTTEA’s signature hanging installations, something on the former Las Vegas Motel by AKACorleone, and a playful mural from Zosen & Mima Hamada. Take […]

Upcoming: Barry McGee – “The Other Side” @ Perrotin Gallery (Hong Kong)

On Thursday (October 10th), Perrotin’s Hong Kong space will be opening an exhibition from Barry McGee, his first with the gallery. Entitled The Other Side, the show features new works, ephemera, and archival materials from the San Francisco-based artist and will include familiar elements such as his floating heads, geometric patterns, and typography as well as will incorporate found objects sourced during his stay in Hong Kong. This will be the first solo for the American-born artist in the region where part of his heritage lies, as he […]

Previews: Johnny “KMNDZ” Rodriguez – “Year of Atomic Bird” @ KP Projects

Tomorrow night (October 5th) in Los Angeles, KP Projects will be opening a solo show from Johnny Rodriguez (aka KMNDZ) entitled Year of Atomic Bird. For his first showing in the West Hollywood space in three years, the locally-based artist has prepared 40 new paintings including some impressively scaled pieces (see the 60” x 48” Atomic House painting below) that weave a narrative about a society of birds has taken it upon itself to save humanity. Taking his tried an true visual language featuring rusted weaponry, bird and their houses, and ornamentation […]

Streets: Tauba Auerbach – “2020” (San Francisco)

Over the course of a few weeks, Tauba Auerbach was able to complete stunning mural in San Francisco with the help of a two man crew. Situated in the Tenderloin and arranged with the help of Luggage Store Gallery, the wall sees the locally-based artist step out of her comfort zone (like with NY Fireboat project) to create something special, what she calls her largest painting ever. Entitled 2020, the piece features patterns no doubt inspired by some function of math and physics, which Auerbach takes to […]

Moniker UK ’19 / Previews: Andrew Hem @ Thinkspace Gallery

Later this week, the Moniker Art Fair in London will be the venue for Andrew Hem’s (interviewed) latest solo showing. Presented by Thinkspace Gallery, the new acrylic paintings from the American artist continues his use of a vivid palette while painting imagery inspired by his heritage, travels, and street culture. This new body of work also sees Hem further explore his recent fascination with the meta “painting within a painting” motif which you can see above as well in other pieces below. Discuss Andrew Hem here.

First Look: Banksy – “Gross Domestic Product” (Greater London)

An unusual new housewares “store” called Gross Domestic Product opened overnight in the south London town of Croyd0n. Turns out Banksy has now confirmed that the elaborate art installation is his, an attempt to hold off a greeting card company from seizing legal custody of his name by creating his own range of merchandise. The showroom on view for two weeks and featuring its own security guards will never open its doors, with all eventual sales being conducted online. No word yet on exactly what, when, or how […]

Moniker UK ’19 / Previews: Josh Keyes @ Thinkspace Gallery

With this year’s Moniker Art Fair in the UK opening soon, it’s time to look at some of the art soon to be on display. First up is a mini solo show from Josh Keyes (interviewed) showing with Thinkspace Gallery featuring his acrylic and panel pieces that deal the effects of humanity on our environment. Reoccurring themes and motifs abound in the new work including his renderings of statues, the natural world, underwater scenes, as well as juxtaposing graffiti in usual locations. Take a look at more preview images below… […]

Showing: Morgan Blair – “I’m Holding A Sword. And An Axe. I’m Gonna Do Nothing” @ The Hole

A few days ago in New York, The Hole opened up a new exhibition from Morgan Blair entitled I’m Holding A Sword. And An Axe. I’m Gonna Do Nothing. Like many young artists, her work is informed by internet culture, where she sources her imagery for her abstract paintings as well as where she draws from to create the long nonsensical titles to her pieces (like for one above – Broth Was the First to Abandon Our Commonly Held Ethos Around the Mini Bekeychained Bottles of Extra Virgin […]

Showing: Tom Sachs – “Timeline” @ Schauwerk Sindelfingen (Germany)

Over the weekend, Schauwerk Sindelfingen in Sindelfingen opened the first retrospective exhibition in over 15 years in Germany from American artist Tom Sachs. A master of the DIY aesthetic, the New York-based artist is known for using his unique bricolage technique to remake motifs influenced by everyday culture, the consumer world, and history with common materials and found objects. Along with many of his instantly recognizable pieces, Sachs has also designed a large-format sculpture specifically for the museum: the twin towers of the World Trade Center before September 11, […]