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Streets: Tomokazu Matsuyama – Houston & Bowery Mural

Created over the course of 14 days, the newest mural from Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) at the iconic Houston & Bowery location is perhaps the most detailed piece painted there to date. Following in the footsteps of long list of worthy artists before him, the locally-based artist with a team of assistants utilized 200 spray cans, approximately 80 gallons of paint, 80 stencils, and 165 markers to cover the 60 x 20 foot wall with a masterpiece featuring Matzu’s special blend of imagery influenced by his cross-cultural heritqge. Photo credit: […]

Showing: Sterling Ruby – “ACTS + TABLE” @ Gagosian (London)

Currently on view at Gagosian’s Britannia Street location in London, ACTS + TABLE features sculptural works from versatile artist Sterling Ruby. For his first showing with the gallery in the UK, the American artist has two series of works on display: ACTS or Absolute Contempt for Total Serenity – urethane blocks with trapped dyes in mid descent placed on top of laminate pedestals that show signs of vandalism (such as scratches, scuff marks, inscriptions, and traces of spray paint) and TABLE – salvaged welding tables affixed with metal pipes, faucets, and frying pans, a sort memorial […]

Previews: Nicoletta Ceccoli – “Relazioni Pericolose” @ Corey Helford Gallery

On November 2nd, Corey Helford Gallery will be opening another showing by Nicoletta Ceccoli (interviewed) with a new body of work entitled Relazioni Pericolose (translated to Dangerous Liaisons). Working with a style that draws from her background as an illustrator, the San Marino, Italy-based artist creates imagery that features characters and subject matter that appear innocent at first but on closer inspection quickly reveal darker themes. She further explains – “These new works embody many of the recurring themes and obsessions that inhabit my universe and reveal my ‘darker sides’. The fear of […]

Previews: “The Flats” @ Tales Of Art Gallery

On October 19th, Tales Of Art Gallery in Imola, Italy will be presenting a new group show entitled The Flats. Curated by Sasha Bogojev and featuring the work of Hilda Palafox, Quentin Monge, Adrian Kay Wong (seen above), Lotte Keijzer, Laura Berger, and Jackson Joyce, the exhibition focuses on artists who “work exclusively with flat, graphic visual language in the analog world of painting.” Take a look at more preview images below…        

Videos: The Tunnels – Nuart 2019

We’ve just received this experimental movie from the Nuart Festival headquarters, put together by Ukrainian art film duo MZM Projects, the makers of the famed Imaginary City film. Using fragments of artist talks, excerpts from the news, interviews and curatorial text by festival director Martyn Reed, the filmers resampled and infused these with the lyrics from Tricky’s Brand New, You’re Retro, 1995 track (by the Bristol artist and producer from which the exhibition took its cues). Taking a different angle to capture and present the vibe during the […]

Showing: Lucy Sparrow – “Delicatessen on 6th” @ Rockefeller Center

Our friend Lucy Sparrow is at it again. This time, she returns to NYC in a takeover of the iconic Rockefeller Center entitled Delicatessen on 6th. With the help of Art Production Fund, the UK-based artist has unveiled another chapter in her amazing market installation series (here & here) featuring a 100% hand crafted replica of a New York City delicatessen featuring a cornucopia of gourmet gems you would normally be tempted to eat while exploring the Big Apple’s endless food offerings. From macarons & […]

Streets: Nuart 2019 (Part III)

We’ve been waiting for the official round-up video to give you the final look at the murals, installations, and interventions created through Stavanger during the 19th Nuart Festival which took place this past September. With a series of murals and public interventions, 0.5 kilometers of wall space for their indoor show at Tou Scene (covered), the European premiere of Martha: A Picture Story in the presence of Martha Cooper (interviewed) alongside the director Selina Miles, and a series of academic talks, debates, and presentations, Nuart raised […]

Releases: Tristan Eaton – “New Money” Dunny

Returning to reinvent the ubiquitous Dunny whose form he designed 15 years ago for Kidrobot, Tristan Eaton has created the first metal version of the collectible. Entitled New Money, the new chrome finished 5 inch figure features the LA-based artist’s patchwork aesthetic while poking fun at the bling-bling culture. He further explains – “it’s really about sarcastically hyping up the bling of it, you know. Kind of bringing together all these bling stereotypes in a way. There’s gold chains in there, gold teeth…  you know, all those elements of […]

Streets: Life Is Beautiful 2019 (Las Vegas)

This year’s Life Is Beautiful arts and music festival (also see 2016, 2015, and 2014) once again collaborated with JUSTKIDS / Charlotte Dutoit on bringing more public art to downtown Las Vegas. The new works this year include a trompe l’oeil butterfly casing piece from French artist Mantra (seen above), a shadow mural from India’s Daku, the debut wall from Lithuanian artist ​Ernest Zacharevic, one of HOTTEA’s signature hanging installations, something on the former Las Vegas Motel by AKACorleone, and a playful mural from Zosen & Mima Hamada. Take […]

Upcoming: Barry McGee – “The Other Side” @ Perrotin Gallery (Hong Kong)

On Thursday (October 10th), Perrotin’s Hong Kong space will be opening an exhibition from Barry McGee, his first with the gallery. Entitled The Other Side, the show features new works, ephemera, and archival materials from the San Francisco-based artist and will include familiar elements such as his floating heads, geometric patterns, and typography as well as will incorporate found objects sourced during his stay in Hong Kong. This will be the first solo for the American-born artist in the region where part of his heritage lies, as he […]