More stories from the week that ended Sept 4 (click on bolded words for more information): Blum & Poe exhibits Kanye West’s Famous sculpture. The work is on the market for $4mil. The gallery now claims that the work is not currently for sale. RIP: Jaime Davidovich, who passed away at the age of 79 due to pancreatic cancer. RIP: Nathan Lyons, who passed away at the age of 86 due to complications from pneumonia. Lisa Cooley closes her gallery space after eight years. She speaks about the decision […]
Coming up next weekend, Jeff Soto (interviewed) will be returning to Jonathan LeVine Gallery for his fifth solo with the New York showspace. The new exhibition is kind of a nostalgic look back at the imagery that the Southern California-based artist has been sharing with his fans throughout his career – iconic characters like yetis, reapers, robots, walkers, and the Sotofish. Soto further states – “I always feel like an artist’s entire body of work should be fair game to use. My cast of characters and the worlds I create are The Sotofish Society.” […]
Recently in Lodz, Etam Cru and Robert Proch teamed up to paint an amazing new mural they entitled Enjoy The Silence. The wall was painted for UNIQA Art Lodz, a new urban art program curated by Michał Bieżyński (of Lodz Murals). Located in a high traffic area (Sienkiewicza 81), the piece naturally went to the two artists (Etam Cru) who got their start in the central Polish city as well as to Proch, one of the best muralists in Poland. The collaboration is one of the most interesting […]
Only few days before the official beginning of Nuart 2016, the team behind one of the leading street art festivals introduced their brand new Art City program. Sofia and the Mountain by NIMI was recently painted in light of Region Stavanger’s new mandate to further promote art and culture. This is the first artwork to be produced under Nuart’s self-financed initiative Art City program. Aiming to produce work outside of the festival period, it connects with the region’s Smart City programs to develop as an international ‘hub’ and destination for […]
Recently in Linz, Nychos painted one of his largest and most detailed murals to date for the Mural Harbor project. The Austrian street artist certainly gave his best effort for this piece in his motherland which was entitled Translucent Serpent – two huge snakes, one with its insides exposed. Utilizing a generous amount of Montana Gold “Lime”, Nychos was able to leave a great example of his anatomical style next to the train tracks. Photo credit: Christian Boehm, Christian Fischer, and the artist. Discuss Nychos here.
Recently in Drammen, Noway, artistic duo Telmo Miel painted a mural entitled Når jeg blir Stor or When I Grow Up for the UGANGprosjektet. Referencing the country’s viking roots, the piece was the second one the two painted on their trip (first one here). Take a look at a few more in-progress photos and detailed shots below… Photo credit: Gabby Dadgostar and the artists. Discuss Telmo Miel here.
More stories from the week that ended Aug 28 (click on bolded words for more information): Carolina A. Miranda gives us a tour of Glenstone. Above: pair of reflecting pools by Felix Gonzalez-Torres. The demise of Qatar’s art scene. Experts fear many historic buildings might have been damaged as a consequence of the earthquake in Italy. Italian museums to donate ticket sales on Sunday to earthquake rescue efforts. Paris terrorist attacks and flooding cause 20% drop in attendance at the Louvre. Ai Weiwei says his work was […]
Continuing his unique approach to his art form, Addam Yekutieli aka Know Hope (interviewed) recently revealed his latest project – Vicariously Speaking (commissioned by OZ Arts for OZ Art Fest). The Israeli artist began writing prisoners on death row in a Nashville penitentiary earlier this year. He then took key phrases from their correspondence and presented them on a series of billboards throughout the city written in his distinctive script. The ongoing project will see the next phase manifest itself with the phrases tattooed onto members of […]
Last weekend, the latest artist to paint a mural at the iconic Bowery & Houston corner in New York finished his weeks of hard work. Logan Hick’s piece entitled Story Of My Life features a crowd of people he photographed on the corner of Spring and Greene Street and is a testament to his impressive skills working with stencils. Many of the people depicted are important to Hick’s life including Martha Cooper, Chris Stain, Sara & Marc Schiller of the Wooster Collective, Rosie Perez, Elbow Toe, Joe […]
Held in conjunction with The New Vanguard at MOAH was the latest iteration of the POW! WOW! series of street art festivals. POW! WOW! Antelope Valley featured murals from Amandalynn, Andrew Schoultz, David Flores, Bumblebeelovesyou, Yoskay Yamamoto (seen above), Julius Eastman, Kris Holladay, Lady Echo, Mark Dean Veca, MEGGS, MOUF and Michael Jones. Check out more photos below… Photo credit: Birdman Photos.
Liquid Shard was an installation in downtown LA that was on view for two weeks created by Patrick Shearn of Poetic Kinetics. The undulating piece featuring suspended holographic mylar and monofilament arranged in a long ribbon-like canopy in Pershing Square and measured 15,000 square feet in length. According to Hearn – “The inspiration comes from observing nature and the feeling that we are only aware on a very surface level of what is really going on around us. Unexpected things are revealed in time-lapse or hyper-spectrum photography […]
Only few weeks before opening his second solo show with Mary Boone Gallery in New York, Tomoo Gokita gave us a peek inside his Tokyo studio. Among all the new artworks ready to be shipped to the US, we were able to enjoy this stimulating place and all the various bits from which the Japanese artist is getting his inspiration. Out Of Sight will be Gokita’s second show with the gallery since his 2014 show (covered). For this exhibition he prepared a whole new series of monochromatic paintings that evoke a fictional world of vintage starlets […]