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Releases: YESNIK – “Hollow Heaven” & “King of Kings” Skate Decks

Entitled Hollow Heaven & King of Kings, two skatedecks were recently released by YESNIK featuring some of his signature imagery. Drawing from his experience living in an isolated mountain town in Central California, the Los Angeles-based artist has been painting totemic abstracted elements of the natural landscape for the last several years. Signed and numbered in an edition of 25, the two decks can be purchased as a set or separately for $200 & $125 respectively here. Discuss YESNIK here.

Upcoming: Greg “Craola” Simkins – “The Escape Artist” @ KP Projects

On May 19th, KP Projects in Los Angeles will be hosting their annual solo show with Greg “Craola” Simkins (featured), his seventh with the gallery. Entitled The Escape Artist, the new body of work references the locally-based artist’s immersion into the surreal world he has created with his paintbrush, a way to get away to a place where anything is possible. He further explains – “I have been taking refuge in my memories lately. Memories of the first time I saw a whale in the wild, seeing a […]

Releases: James Jean x Staple – “Washizu” (Bone White Colorway)

If you missed out on the original release of James Jean’s (interviewed) Washizu figure last year, here’s your chance at the second iteration. The Bone White Colorway of the piece created for Staple’s 20th anniversary (produced by Jasper Wong and Mighty Jaxx) will be available starting 12 May 2018, 10am EDT in a 24-hour timed release ($369) with the edition size determined by the number of orders. Standing at 9.8” X 12” X 13, the figure was inspired by a character from Akira Kurosawa’s 1957 masterpiece – Throne of Blood. Head over here at […]

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 […]

Previews: “Le Carnival Des Animaux” @ Creatura House Gallery

Tonight (May 10th) in Seattle, Creatura House will be opening a group show entitled Le Carnival Des Animaux. With animals set as the theme, artists Peter Ferguson, Travis Louie (seen above), Josie Morway, Scott Musgrove, Kari-Lise Alexander, Lola Gil, Jim Blanchard, Demi Raven, and Jessica McCourt all contributed something for the exhibition. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss Travis Louie here.        

Releases: Phil Frost – 100%, 400%, 1000% [email protected]

Currently on preorder, a set of [email protected] from Phil Frost are available at various online art purveyors. Produced by Medicom, the distinctive form is available in the 100%, 400%, 1000% sized and features the signature imagery of the famed artist from the early NY graffiti scene. Measuring 2.5″, 8″, and 28.5″ respectively, the figures will ship late 2018, early 2019 for those interested. Discuss Phil Frost here.

Openings: BEYOND THE STREETS (Los Angeles)

Last weekend, an expansive collection of paintings, sculptures, and site-specific installations was revealed at BEYOND THE STREETS in Los Angeles (1667 N Main St). Curated by Roger Gastman, the show featured a roster of over 100+ artists working with 40,000+ sq. ft. of industrial indoor and outdoor space spurring them to produce some large and impressive works for the event. In addition to the shots we have already showed you in a preview here, we now have a many more pics to share with you. Make sure you stop […]

Showing: PichiAvo – “Versus” @ Underdogs Gallery

While in town completing a stunning new mural on the streets of Lisbon (covered), PichiAvo also had a show open at Underdogs Gallery. Entitled Versus, the new exhibition from the Spanish duo features paintings, drawings, and sculptures that form a cohesive body of work showcasing their signature combination of classical art and elements of graffiti culture. Take a look at more photos from the show as well as a video below… Discuss PichiAvo here.

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 […]

Previews: Chris Konecki – “Head On A Swivel” @ 111 Minna

Tonight (May 4th) in San Francisco, Chris Konecki will be opening a new show alongside Sam Flores (covered) at 111 Minna. Head On A Swivel features Konecki’s assemblages of found and repurposed objects, mirroring the imagery found in his street murals. The gritty sculptural pieces are constructed dilapidated structures, boarded up windows, graffiti, barbed wire, fencing, and other elements of urban decay. Take a look at some more preview images below…