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Releases: Josh Sperling – “Friend” Mirror Edition

Continuing his collaboration with Case Studyo, Josh Sperling is set to release a new edition featuring his signature geometric forms. Entitled Friend, the fiberglass mirror topped with the New York-based artist’s sinuous curves will be limited to 60 each of the blue and red variants. Those interested should head over to Case Studyo’s website on Thursday, May 23, at 2 pm CEST (8am EST) to make your purchase. Discuss Josh Sperling here.

Streets / Videos: Banksy (Venice)

Making an uninvited appearance in the city during the Venice Biennale, Banksy decided to set up shop and appear to sell his art on the streets along with all the other vendors. The difference being he didn’t have a permit to do so and the art done in the elusive artist’s uniquely tongue-in-cheek style. Before he was told to leave, passerby’s were intrigued and confused by his paintings of Venice with the addition of the ubiquitous massive cruise ship in the background. Check the video below for […]

Streets: Pejac – “Gold Mine” Project @ El Dueso Prison (Spain)

Continuing his penchant of working on unconventional creative projects, Pejac recently completed a few interventions at the Penitentiary Center of El Dueso in Spain. Situated at the entrance of artist’s hometown of Santander, it was built at the beginning of the 20th century on the remains of one of Napoleon’s old forts and is considered the oldest prison in the country. Over the course of 11 days, the Spanish artist completed two murals and modified the backboard of a basketball hoop with a trompe l’oeil element. Considering where these […]

Showing: KAWS – “ALONE AGAIN” @ Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

A couple weekends ago, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (with support from Library Street Collective) opened a new show from art superstar KAWS. Entitled ALONE AGAIN, the exhibition features five large scale companion sculptures and three paintings displayed on a special mural painted by the Brooklyn-based artist. Utilizing his signature bold colors and abstracted pop imagery, the paintings really stand out against the 62-foot black and white snoopy-esque backdrop. This wall also contrasts nicely with the dark FINAL DAYS, SMALL LIE, ALONG THE WAY, BETTER KNOWING, and AT THIS TIME […]

Releases: Alex Gross – “Obsession” & “Valar Morghulis” GoT Prints

Depending on how you liked the ending of Game of Thrones that aired last night, this may or may not be good timing on Alex Gross’ (interviewed) part with his latest print release. The editions on offer are Obsession & Valar Morghulis, the first filled with more recently alive characters from the popular show and the second with different characters that did not survive as long, with the blue eyes seen on people who have turned into wights. The compositions mirror some of the Los Angeles-based […]

Streets: Invader (Versailles)

French artist Invader recently unveiled an ambitious project he has been secretly working on for two years now at the historic Palace of Versailles. The anonymous street artist has placed about 40 of his infamous tiled works around the city, with some that look to be hidden in plain sight on the grounds itself. If you follow him on Instagram, you will see he based the works on various artworks, motifs, and attractions (ie: the Hall of Mirrors and Sun King symbol) associated with the national […]

Overtime: May 6 – May 19

$91m sale of Rabbit once again makes Jeff Koons world’s most expensive living artist. It’s also costly to put on a Koons show – $1m price tag for one museum. $97m sale of Monet painting sets record for Impressionist work at Sotheby’s. Over at Christie’s, a $59m Cézanne sale leads sales. What does $89m sale of a prime Robert Rauschenberg at Christie’s mean for his long dormant market? Van Gogh’s letter to thank art critic goes on view in Amsterdam. Catherine Opie and Cindy Sherman make a […]

Interviews / Releases: Jerry Hsu – “The Beautiful Flower Is The World” Book

May 21st will mark the official public release of Jerry Hsu‘s second book, The Beautiful Flower Is the World, photo documentation of the curiosities spotted in the world around us. The San Jose-based pro-skateboarder and artist got into the spotlight with his Table for One project featuring photos of strangers dining alone a couple of years ago, and the new publication only confirms his killer sense of humor and an eye for life’s little absurdities. As part of the first edition, an undisclosed number of […]

Upcoming: KAWS – “ALONE AGAIN” @ Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

Tomorrow (May 10th) at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, a new exhibition from KAWS will be opening to the public. ALONE AGAIN will occupy the museum’s main space and feature five sculptures, three paintings, and a site specific work from the Brooklyn-based artist. Fans in Detroit who have been taking selfies since last year in front of KAWS’ 17-foot statue at the main entrance to One Campus Martius in downtown, will now finally have a solo show to peruse including a 62-foot temporary wall painting that he began working […]

Upcoming: Greg “Craola” Simkins – “LET THE OUTSIDE IN” @ KP Projects

On May 18th, Greg “Craola” Simkins (featured) will be returning to KP Projects with a showing at their new location in Los Angeles. Entitled LET THE OUTSIDE IN, the surreal new body of work from the locally-based artist will feature some familiar characters as well as some new ones, all drawn from his vivid imagination. He explains – “Like the pages of a story you’ve always wanted to read, so are the tales when you ‘Let the Outside in.’ There is a thin veil between what we know and what we […]