More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Street art is on the rise at fairs—but does it undermine the point? Complete Art Basel Miami Beach 2018 coverage. The artists everyone talked about during Art Basel in Miami Beach. Art Basel in Miami Beach’s opening day sales reflect a hesitant market. How are emerging art dealers dealing with the gallery crisis? Dealer Howard Read announces new art commissions, bids farewell to ‘Castelli model’ of doing business. How this year’s Art […]
Category Archives: Street & Urban Art
An exhibition of the work of Rammellzee entitled A Roll of Dice closes this week after a two month run at Lazinc in London. The multi-disciplinary artist originally made his name from the mid-1970s onwards as king of the A Line, painting the subway trains which ran from his native Far Rockaway to the heart of Manhattan. But while other graffiti artists appropriated military terminology such as ‘bombing’ to describe their artistic actions, Rammellzee considered writing to be a literal act of war. The Gothic Futurist sought […]
Contributing photographer and curator, Henrik Haven, was recently invited to create a series of prints by Pos Prints in Oslo. The three images he chose draw from his experience of extensively documenting street artists and their craft. Perspective 1 features a detail view of a mural by Ben Slow (seen above), Perspective 2 features a progress shot of Askew One, while Perspective 3 features a progress shot of Lonac. The 50 x 70 cm editions (of 12) can be purchased here for €175 each if you so desire.
José Parlá returned to London recently for his third UK solo show entitled Echo of Impressions (previewed). The Brooklyn-based artist’s practice continues to be primarily concerned with the documentation of the urban landscape but the show’s title references a particular emphasis at this time on the sights, sounds, noises, smells and tastes of the city as a marker for the lives which are experienced within that space. While these are essential components of how we experience the built environment at any given point in time, […]
Last week in Bangkok, Felipe Pantone unveiled an immersive installation at the Siam Center entitled W3-DIMENSIONAL Park. For his first showing in Thailand, the Argentinian-Spanish artist created a sculptural representation of his special form of glitch effects and optical art that transports viewers into the digital world. The title of the piece references the three dimensional aspect of the World Wide Web (divs, tables, and iframes) and includes four original pieces that are part of some recent projects. On view through 2019, the installation is a testament to the graffiti […]
Although in Miami for his now open show (covered), Vhils (interviewed) also has something going on for his fans at home. Tomorrow, December 5th at 4pm GMT, the Lisbon-based artist will be releasing some editions through the Underdogs Gallery webstore that celebrates one of his favorite public artworks (which has now been demolished) in the capital city. Most interesting is the sculptural edition entitled Prevail (edition of 20 + 5 AP), a laser engraved fragment of the demolished building that features the image of the mural. Because of the […]
Available for 24 hours only, between December 5th 5pm and December 6th 5pm (CET), Love Letter is the latest time-limited release from Pejac. Referencing works he has painted before on hotel windows (ie: Hong Kong & Seoul) where he plays with perspective and the transparency of the glass, the new work features a tightrope walker on the edge of an envelope embellished with many thoughtful details like custom postal stamps all the way to a specially designed magnetized display mounting board and protective packaging. The edition will […]
On December 9th (10AM CST), KAWS will be releasing his latest series of collectible figures through the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the site of his shows in 2011 (covered) and 2016 (covered). The large-scale version of his iconic companion figure holding what look to be two offspring (entitled CLEAN SLATE) has already made appearances around the world starting in Hong Kong in 2014 (covered), then other places like Shanghai (covered), Ibiza (covered), and Dallas (covered). Produced in three colorways as usual (Grey, Brown, and Black), the […]
Later tonight in Tokyo, Eric Haze (featured) will be opening a show at 16 Shibuya entitled 360°. Put on with support from HUF, the exhibition from the New York-based artist will include 10 new paintings and a series of archival design works from current and past collaborations with the streetwear company. Still rocking his iconic stars and arrows, the renowned graffiti and designer will also be creating an installation for the event. Discuss Eric Haze here.
Tomorrow (November 30th) is the public opening of Ethereal at Goldman Global Arts in Miami, Vhils’ (interviewed) latest solo show. Timed perfectly to coincide with this year’s Basel Week Miami, the debut solo exhibition for the gallery inside The Wynwood Walls will highlight the Portuguese artist’s unique mark-making as well as his skills with multiple techniques and mediums. To welcome in fans who come for a visit, he has also created an intervention on the facade of the gallery that mirrors the pieces he leaves on the streets all around the world. Vhils […]