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Openings: “Hello Kitty 45th Anniversary Group Show” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Following in a long line of Sanrio themed group shows, the Hello Kitty 45th Anniversary Group Show opened last month at the Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles. Drawing on the talents of a large roster of artists, the exhibition features a varied selection of artwork inspired by the famous bowed feline. Participants: Gary Baseman, Andrew Brandou, Tara Mcpherson, Simone (Tokidoki) Legno, Kukula (Nataly Abramovitch), Luke Chueh, Buff Monster, Sarah Folkman, Brandi Milne, Amy Sol, Paul Frank, Nate Frizzell, Eric Joyner, D*Face, Mike Stilkey, Risk, Kazuki Takamatsu, […]

Releases: Todd James – “Tank Pool Float”

Just in time for summer, Todd James has released one of his iconic characters as an inflatable for your pool time enjoyment. The Tank Pool Float, available through Case Studyo, comes in an edition of 200 and costs €302.50 (including VAT). Add this to your floatie collection if you want to go to battle with the summer heat in something straight out of James’ cartoonish paintings. Discuss Todd “REAS” James here.

Openings: Jen Stark – “Dimensionality” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Last month, Jen Stark’s inaugural solo exhibition with Joshua Liner Gallery in New York opened, mesmerizing the attendees with a selection of her rainbow hued, layered, and geometric works. Evolving from her initial papercut pieces, Dimensionality features paintings, sculptures, and installations from the Los Angeles-based artist that continue to take her work to the next level with more dimensional feel to go along with her seductive patterns and a vivid color gradients. A mural high up on the gallery walls rendered with contrasting colors and including Stark’s signature drips rounds out the […]

Previews: ‘Olafur Eliasson: In real life’ @ Tate Modern (London)

Olafur Eliasson returns to Tate Modern with Olafur Eliasson: In real life. This is the Danish-Icelandic artist’s first major UK exhibition and survey of his career to date. It comes 16 years after 2003’s The weather project, his world-renown piece which transformed the museum’s Turbine Hall “into a social space where sculpture was bound up with the experience of being together with other visitors.” The show consists of over 40 works including immersive installations, sculpture, photography and paintings — on Level 2 of the Blavatnik Building, but also at the Terrace […]

Showing: Beyond The Streets (NYC)

After an inaugural showing last year in Los Angeles (covered), it was only a matter of time before the BEYOND THE STREETS  hit what many consider one of the birth places of graffiti in the US. New York’s version of the exhibition (curated by Roger Gastman) celebrating graffiti, street art, and beyond once again featured a stunning roster of some of the most well known and seminal artists in the genre. Ranging from paintings, sculptures, photography, mural art to site-specific installations from 100+ artists, posting all the photos […]

Overtime: June 30 – July 7

The 2019 edition of Frieze Sculpture has opened in London including work from Robert Indiana (seen above). Artists Zilvinas Kempinas transforms Bordeaux chapel with his magnetic tape tunnel. Archived video interview may give us our best glimpse of Banksy yet. Banksy designs stab-proof vest for Stormzy’s Glastonbury set. JR talks about this digital mural at SFMOMA. Joshua Vides transforms Harrods’ FENDI with his signature. Human-bird hybrid sculptures by Calvin Ma. Massive wooden wave installation by Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B. Nguyen. Swiss architect Peter Zumthor comments on […]

Showing: Shepard Fairey – “Facing The Giant – 3 Decades Of Dissent” @ Galerie Itinerrance

As a continuation of Shepard Fairey’s (interviewed) 30th anniversary exhibitions opening up around the world, Galerie Itinerrance unveiled a selection of work last week from the infamous American street artist. Facing The Giant – 3 Decades Of Dissent features reoccurring themes in his work that highlight his social activism. Shep further explains – “Facing the Giant: Three Decades of Dissent is a reflection on the last 30 years of my career, highlighting both the continuity and the evolution of my art and concepts. It began with an absurd sticker […]

Previews: Jacob Gagnon – “Dream World” @ Thinkspace

This Saturday night (June 29th), Thinkspace Gallery will unveiling a new selection of works from Jacub Gagnon (interviewed) in a show entitled Dream World. Combining flora and fauna from the natural world with objects and elements from the human world, the Canadian artist creates surreal amalgamations that usually work around clever wordplay (like the piece above called Dragon’s Fruit). Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss Jacub Gagnon here.

Recap: Art Basel Switzerland 2019

Last week, the art world once again congregated in Switzerland at the art fair that start it all – Art Basel. The picturesque Swiss town saw collectors, dealers, curators, and others gather to see the most exciting artworks from the top galleries in the world all displayed at the same venue. Take a look above at an excellent example of Austin Lee’s work in the Peres Projects booth as well as other things that caught our eye in the set of photos below… Photo credit: Sasha […]

Upcoming: Underdogs x Fat Boy Slim”Smile High Club” @ Underdogs Gallery

Following the collaborative multimedia work created by Vhils and Fat Boy Slim for London’s Iminente Festival 2018 (covered), Underdogs Gallery in Lisbon once again teamed up with the famed English DJ, musician, and record producer for their next exhibition, Smile High Club. Opening on 21 June, this banger of a show is curated by Fat Boy Slim AKA Norman Cook and is entirely focused on his passion for the iconic smiley image. Originally designed by Harvey Ball in 1963, the smiley face has been referenced […]