Our friends over at VNA magazine are celebrating their 10 year anniversary with issue #34 of their quality publication featuring the original queen of graffiti and street art documentation, the legendary Martha Cooper, as a cover artist, and with an in depth interview covering her entire career to date. This issue once also again brings us up and close with the French street art legend that is Invader, this time describing some of the most important points in his artistic history for their Diggin in the Crates feature. Speaking of legends, the […]
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David Stoupakis was asked recently to work on the limited editions of Joe Hill’s The Fireman book and boy did he deliver. Working in more color than he usually does, the New York-based painter used his artistic vision to beautifully bring to life scenes from the story about a worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion. The dust jacket, slipcase, and interior illustrations from Stoupakis are featured on the lettered tray case edition (run of 26 – sold out) and limited slipcased edition (run of 1000) copy of the book, […]
From the 15th of September to the 8th of October, Pace London will be showing new work by Conor Harrington (interviewed). Watch Your Palace Fall will include 10 new large oil paintings in which the Irish-born artist combines realistic brushstrokes with the raw energy of abstraction. The new pieces feature signature scenes of fight and conflicts as well as the recurring motif of the golden mask as a metaphor for hiding your true self and creating a new identity. By obscuring the subject, these works address the commonness of social media selves and the […]
For the last several years, Huskmitnavn (featured) has devoted time to creating and sharing his witty drawings on paper. Recently, he collected some of the personal favorites into a new book titled Papirarbejde (Paperworks). Between working on paintings, murals, illustrating, and the occasional graffiti adventure, the Copenhagen-based artist has spent the last few years creating little paper works almost daily. Often folding, bending, and tearing the surface in order to achieve the desired outcome, the idea is to get the strongest possible effect with the minimal possible intervention. These ink on […]
Back in 2014, Los Angeles’ Thinkspace Gallery successfully hosted a solo show from Joao Ruas entitled Verso (covered). This month, the Brazilian artist released a 64 page hardcover catalogue from the exhibition including a fold out center of his painting Cannae of You and Me. The limited edition full color publication comes signed and numbered, costs $35, and is available here. Discuss Joao Ruas here.
AM contributing photographer and world traveler, Karl Hab, recently released a book about his experiences in Los Angeles. Entitled 24H LOS ANGELES, the 196 page publication (introduction by Daniel Arsham) has no page numbers, but instead features hours corresponding to these times: morning, noon, afternoon and evening. In addition, in conjunction with the release of the book, the French photographer created an installation for the waterbar of colette, took a turn in The Box (seen above) at The Standard Hotel in Hollywood, and set up an exhibition at […]
The Montresso Foundation recently released a publication that presents a collaboration with Hendrik Beikirch aka ECB entitled Tracing Morocco. This project included an artistic residency at Jardin Rouge a dozen times since June 2014 during which he created 22 portraits that were showin in Zurich, Cologne, Tolouse, Völklinger and finally at the official book launch in Marrakesh in December of 2015. The book features a collection of Beikirch’s portraits of Moroccan men and women. Paying a tribute to the locals, as well as the mankind in general, the German artist captured these everyday people telling their […]
This Saturday night (6-9 pm), VNA Magazine will be holding a release party at Thinkspace for the limited edition boxset for issue #32 with the cover going to Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed). Each screen-printed set comes complete with a screen-printed sleeve, enamel badge and signed mini giclée print. Stamped and numbered in an edition of 150, these will be offered at the Culver City showspace at the event but also some will be held back for an online drop at a later date. Discuss Audrey Kawasaki here.
Recently, our friends at VNA Magazine just released issue #32 with the cover going to Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed). Along with a feature on her, other artists included are Jeff Soto, Ella & Pitr, Fintan Magee, Askew, Mr Penfold, Steph Morris, Natalia Rak, and Sandra Chevrier. Head over here to purchase a copy for yourself if you are interested. Discuss Audrey Kawasaki here.
Gifted sculptor Scott Radke (interviewed) is working on his first book ever and would like your help in funding it through kickstarter. Entitled simply A Book Of Art 1995-2015, the planned 144 page hardcover publication will encompass 20 years of the Cleveland-based artist’s career. There are many pledge items available including prints, t-shirts, calendars, and of course the grotesquely beautiful sculptures of animals with human faces like the bats seen above. Head over here to show your support and to learn more. Discuss Scott Radke here.