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Showing: Keith Haring Retrospective @ Tate (Liverpool)

Tate Liverpool is currently staging the first retrospective of Keith Haring’s work in the UK. The exhibition touches on Haring’s early investigations into semiotics, where he was deconstructing, deciphering and seeking the meaning attached to language. The show includes examples of him creating a vocabulary of geometric shapes but also, atypically for a young artist, how he consciously moved away from abstraction because he felt it “wasn’t really communicating to the outside world.” His work retained the foundational structure provided by William S. Burroughs’ and Brion Gysin‘s cut-up technique but Haring was […]

Upcoming: Nuart 2019 (Stavanger, Norway)

Our long-time friends over from Stavanger in Norway, Nuart Festival, recently announced the lineup and planned events that will mark the 19th edition of their world-renowned event. Keeping the policy of inviting old friends as well as introducing new names, their lineup of artists is promises an exciting series of new works to be added to Stavanger’s impressive collection of public art, turning the quaint Scandinavian town into a Street Art Mecca. View this post on Instagram We're excited to announce the line up for […]

Upcoming: Persue – “Wet Paint Shanghai”

Coming up on August 13th, Dave Persue will be bringing his series of paintings utilizing MTA “WET PAINT” signs as a canvas to China. Wet Paint Shanghai will feature the New York-based artist’s work as well as those of his collaborators, many of which share his background in graffiti and love for the New York’s subway train system as inspiration. Participants including Eric HAZE, REVOLT, WANE, 123KLAN (SCIEN & KLOR), WOW123, RATH, XEME, JAYFLOW, Mike Giant, CARATOES, Tristan Eaton, HASLR, DEZIO, CAN2, PANDEMIC, KEO, MAST, SPOT, Greg […]

Streets: Shepard Fairey (New York)

Shepard Fairey (interviewed) recently unveiled a mural featuring his iconic imagery on the rooftop of Great Bowery, a fashion and art agency collective in Manhattan. Wrapped around a water tower (one of our favorite things to see painted), the piece entitled Power & Equality was meant to celebratet the LES Girls Club and board member Rosario Dawson for everything they do in the neighborhood. The project brings things full circle for Shep as he was one of the young vandals to tag up the landmark graffiti spot back in […]

Streets: Eron // QUAI 36 (France)

A couple months ago, Eron was able to complete a striking new mural for Phase I of the QUAI 36 project in France centered just outside of Paris in Versailles. Painted in his signature sepia, the piece featuring hands grabbing and releasing doves highlighting the Italian street artist’s skill with the trompe l’oeil technique. Meant to beautify the area where the 1096 social housing units were built in the 1960s, the wall marks Eron’s first public work in France. Photo credit: Cédric Pierre, Street-Heart, llathaly, and youguie.paris,

Streets: Mark Jenkins @ Rose Beton Festival (Toulouse)

Working in Toulouse for the third Rose Beton Festival (see 2016), Mark Jenkins (interviewed) has created a duo of striking installations so far (with two more to come). Utilizing the human form, the American artist stages disconcerting urban interventions of which these first two pieces are prime examples. The first is what seems to be a girl with her face hidden by her hair hanging from a swing from the Saint Pierre bridge while the second features his signature hooded figure blending in with the statue of Pierre Goudouli at […]

Releases: Saber – “LA River” Print

With the release of the LA River print from SABER (interviewed), fans have a chance to own a part of graffiti history. The LA writer was recently on the TV show To Tell The Truth, which put a spotlight on the Los Angeles River piece he painted in 1997 (hailed as the world’s largest graffiti piece at the time). The large format edition of 100 is sized at 24 x 35 inches with an embellished signature and can be purchased here. Discuss Saber here.

Releases: Felipe Pantone x Hennessy – V.S Cognac Bottle @ Complexcon (Chicago)

Recently at Complexcon in Chicago, Felipe Pantone was on hand to present his collaboration with Hennessy on his design for the V.S Cognac Bottle. Featuring his special form of glitch effects and optical art, the event featured original pieces, wall graphics from the project, as well as samples of the product, kicking off with the help of rapper A$AP Ferg. The Argentinian-Spanish artist follows in the line of some distinguished artists such as Kaws, Futura, Os Gemeos, Shepard Fairey, Ryan McGinness, and Scott Campbell who have previously worked on the bottle. Discuss […]

Showing: Sickboy – ‘Dreamworlds’ @ That Art Gallery

Sickboy (interviewed) is currently presenting an exhibition of 16 new works at That Art Gallery in Bristol. Dreamworlds is the first solo show back in his adopted home-city since 2010 and represents a further progression in the development of the painter’s studio practice. Familiar motifs from the artist’s lexicon are still present, such as the fluttering birds which featured more heavily in his early work, depictions of the ephemera and curios which the artist collects and the walking heart that has more recently been made into an […]

Showing: “KAWS:HOLIDAY” (Japan)

Earlier today, another leg of the Asian KAWS:HOLIDAY tour (see Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong) was unveiled at the Fumotoppara Camping Ground in Japan with the iconic Mt. Fuji looming in the background (on view through July 24). Teaming up with AllRightsReserved again to present larger than life versions of his signature Companion figure, the American artist has opted this time for a massive reclined 40-meter inflatable. As in the other countries, the public showing featured a release at DING DONG Takuhaibin of related merchandise including vinyl figures, t-shirts, cushions, […]