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Category Archives: Street & Urban Art

Overtime: Oct 22 – 28

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Warhol’s newly restored 102-canvas work Shadows goes on show in New York. The artists turning famous photographs into elaborate dioramas. Artist Mickalene Thomas on how photography became the center of her practice. Alex Katz takes art lovers on a stroll through art history with his new book. Ben Eine elevates typography artworks for his London exhibition at StolenSpace. Picasso and the muse that was his modern day Mona Lisa. Mr. Brainwash is […]

JR x Time Magazine – “Guns In America” Cover

After working over the course of five months, JR (interviewed) has finally revealed to the world his latest pojrect –  a new TIME cover. Dealing with the complex and often controversial issue of Guns In America, the French artist photographed 245 people from three cities – St. Louis, Washington, D.C., and Dallas – to construct a mural for the weekly news magazine. Choosing people from all sides of the polarizing debate (veterans, teachers, hunters, doctors, people afraid that guns may kill their children and people afraid they won’t have […]

Releases: Barry McGee x Sonos x Beastie Boys – “Play:5 Speaker”

Coming up soon, Sonos will be releasing a collaboration with Barry McGee on one of their Play:5 Speakers that celebrates the release of a new memoir from the Beastie Boys. The limited run design features the Bay Area graffiti artist’s familiar pattern spelling out the name of the legendary American hip hop group on the front. McGee further explains – “The speaker has a pretty contemporary and clean design, so I used a pattern that disrupts the front of the speaker, but still complements it.” Proceeds will help support […]

Streets: Okuda – “Air, Sea, Land” (Boston)

Earlier this month, Okuda completed his largest public installation project to date in Boston’s Seaport District. Curated by Justkids, the seven large-scale sculptures from the Spanish artist features his distinctive kaleidoscope of colors and geometric shapes. Air, Sea, Land is inspired by the intersection of elements at the dynamic waterfront neighborhood and continues exploring some of the street artist’s favorite themes – “the tale of life and coexistence, and the mythological edge where the animal kingdom encounters with the human world.” Discuss Okuda here.

Upcoming: KAWS – “GONE” @ Skarstedt Gallery

Making the move up to Skarstedt Gallery, KAWS, whose work recently breached the $1 million mark at auction, has a show opening in New York on November 8th entitled GONE. Fans of the Brooklyn-based artist will certainly be looking forward to seeing in person the monumental new bronze revealed recently on the cover of the Vanity Fair On Art 2018 supplement along with other sculptures and his abstracted paintings, which are often riffs on iconic cartoonish characters. The striking new piece featuring his instantly recognizable Companion and BFF figures have […]

Overtime: Oct 15 – 21

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): In advance of the midterms, Barbara Kruger reprises MOCA mural that asks ‘Who is beyond the law?’ Jenny Holzer speaks out about the added impact of the abuse of power in the Trump era. Fierce Pussy releases poster urging people to vote. New York museums drop Saudi funding after journalist’s murder. Khashoggi scandal leads art world to rethink ties to Saudi Crown Prince. The 11 best booths at the 45th edition of the […]

Previews: Smug One – “Skin and Bones” @ Juddy Roller

On October 25th, Juddy Roller in Melbourne will be hosting the private view for a show entitled Skin and Bones from Smug One aka Sam Bates. Those familiar with the Australian artist’s prolific muralism over the past 15 years will find it hard to believe that this will be his first solo exhibition. Utilizing spray paint and acrylic, Smug has prepared a selection of works that stay true the imagery he has created largescale on the streets including familiar elements like skulls, skeletons, birds, and caricature-like portraits. […]

Upcoming: Festival Iminente 2018, London

After a successful third edition in Lisbon back in September, Festival Iminente will be coming back to London’s Old Truman Brewery for the second time between the 19th and 21st of October. Designed as a materialization of the creative movement and multicultural atmosphere that is flourishing in the Portuguese capital by founders and curators, Vhils and Underdogs Gallery, the festival aims to combine new music with new art. One of the highlights of the recent event in Lisbon was the unannounced DJ set by legendary DJ, Fatboy […]

Streets: Telmo Miel – “Prepared” (Italy)

Last month, Telmo Miel painted a mural entitled Prepared for the FestiWall public art festival in Italy. The touching image from the Dutch street artists features a woman putting a helmet on her armored son, symbolizing a mother’s love and the importance of family. Using their impressive spray paint skills, the duo from the Netherlands once again demonstrated their special blend of realism and abstraction with this multi-story wall in Ragusa. Discuss Telmo Miel here.

Previews: “The New Vanguard II” @ Lancaster MOAH

Following up on The New Vanguard show back in 2016 (covered), the Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH), again in collaboration with Los Angeles’ Thinkspace Gallery, will be opening the second iteration of the group exhibition on October 20th. Presented conjointly with this year’s POW!WOW! Antelope Valley, the event once again includes a diverse range of artists. Participatants include ABCNT, Adam Caldwell, Alex Garant, Alex Hall, Alexandra Manukyan, Amy Sol, Andrew Schoultz, Benjamin Garcia, Brian Mashburn, Carl Cashman, CASE, Dan Witz, Drew Merritt, EINE, Ekundayo, Ermsy, Esao Andrews, Evoca1, Fernando […]