Remember when renowned photographer JR (featured) recently returned to his home country of France for a solo exhibition entitled Encrages at Galerie Perrotin. The fresh show took over the spacious two story Paris gallery as well as utilized the ample outdoor area with his signature large-scale wheatpasting. During the opening night, we also showed you the pics from the surprise visit by Massive Attack and a short video of their live performance. Now, check out the official video JR just sent to us of that event. Discuss this show here. Discuss […]
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As we previously mentioned, Esao Andrews will be opening a show this Saturday night, January 7th, at the Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City. Nowhere will include imagery familiar to his fans like creepy houses, distorted balloons, and ghostly ships all painted with his surreal touch and moody palette. Check out his great timelapse video above the Brooklyn-based painter put together as he worked on this new body of work. Discuss this show here. Discuss Esao Andrews here.
AM had the chance to hang out with Smash 137 during Art Basel Week in Miami earlier this month where he mentioned to us a show he had just closed in Paris. One of the most respected and prolific writers in Europe with a constantly evolving style, the Swiss-born artist graced the walls with some canvases collectively entitled Grow Up at the Galerie Celal. He sent over this video with footage from the opening as well as an interview where he talks a little about the […]
Coming up on January 7th in Los Angeles (545 S. Clarence St.), sculptor Haroshi (last seen at his NY solo) will be unveiling his limited edition collaboration with HUF and Bay Area skateboard distributor DLX. The event will also include an exhibition of six original works by the Japanese artist who is known for crafting work from compressed skateboards. As a bonus, Tommy Guerrero will be performing so direct all your RSVP’s to [email protected] More info including a video after the jump…
Last month, we brought you the trailer for Here Comes The Neighborhood, a new video series focusing on Wynwood Arts District in Miami. The latest episode features the prolific street photographer, Martha Cooper (interviewed), and her views on the blossoming mecca of street art and graffiti that has become a destination for all art fans during Art Basel Week. Check out some of the other episodes after the jump including features on IRAK, Sego & Saner, Intercambio, Kenny Scharf, and Gaia.
To celebrate the opening of his Saraab (mirage) exhibition a couple weeks ago at the Arab Museum of Modern Art (Mathaf) in Qatar, Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang put on his largest explosive performance of the last three years. Using perfectly timed microchip-controlled explosions, the renowned contemporary artist transformed the desert landscape and sky into his canvas with some beautifully orchestrated smoke and fire designs. For those who will be traveling to the Middle East, the exhibition will be on until May 26th and feature more than fifty […]
Back in January, we shared with you a very special project in Toronto by urban calligrapher José Parlá at the Concord City Place. Now comes this video from inkblot media with some footage of the impressive large scale works in situ as well as in progress. Even more interesting is an interview with Parlá as he explains where he came from, his process, the the meanings behind the pieces for this commission, and just his passion for storytelling. Discuss Jose Parla here.
Starting this Friday (Dec.9), New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art will be pulling one of their permanent collection’s most beloved works out of storage and putting it back on display. Calder’s Circus was created by Alexander Calder while he was living in Paris in the late 1920s and early 1930s. He transformed simple, everyday materials such as wire, cork and wood into all the settings and participants found in an actual circus—only miniaturized to fit within a few portable suitcase. Calder began giving performances […]
Some of you may remember – a little while back, we posted this great video from Allison Schulnik on our facebook page. Seeing her deliciously thick and textured paintings at the Mark Moore booth (more on this later) at PULSE during Art Basel Week reminded us to share Mound with our readers here as well. Schulnik actually went to CalArts to specifically study experimental animation and her excellent technique certainly shows. Discuss Allison Schulnik here.
Aaron Horkey fans out there, check out this new video put together by our friend Patrick Kawahara of a new limited edition dropping tomorrow (December 2nd) at a random time at Mondo. True Grit, produced by Moon Editions, is a laser engraved on Latvian Birch (dyed and laquered), in an edition of 33, 14.75″ x 36″ and will cost $450.