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Streets: Gaia (Kingston, NY)

Not long after finishing his big installation at Rice University Art Gallery, prolific artist Gaia is back on the streets focusing on a new mural in Kingston, NY for the O+ Festival, a very unique event in which artists exchange their contributions for health and wellness services from art-loving doctors, dentists, and other medical providers. Gaia painted a massive, six story wall with Artemis, Greek goddess of the hunt and fertility in the center of it. This powerful female figure is represented through a marble statue that is emerging from […]

Streets: DALeast (Spain)

On his recent travels around the world, Chinese born artist DALeast (interviewed) stopped recently in Malaga, Spain, to leave his mark for the Malaga Maus project. Always up for pushing his work and technique, the artist decided not to place his mural on a flat wall, but used the architectural challenges of the place. The result is a magnificent mural titled Abiding in The Broken Heart which is showing a giant black bird with lots of smaller birds flying out of it. With his unmistakable line work, […]

Streets: Faith47 for Avant Garde Urbano (Spain)

Faith47 recently dropped one of her most iconic murals to date in the quaint town of Tudela De Navarra at the fourth annual Avant Garde Urbano Festival (also see our coverage of Vhils’ piece). In an area of Spain that is heavily influenced by Catholicism, she appropriately integrated a piece depicting a strong likeness to the Virgin Mary entitled saturation.incubation.illumination. Other mural works coming up include efforts from Ron English and Dal East. In addition, there is a museum exhibition running through the 27th of October featuring works by C215, Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada, Ripo, Sixeart, SUSO33, Evan Roth, Filippo […]

Studio Visits: Masakatsu Sashie – “Coacervate” @ Jonathan LeVine

Next week, Masakatsu Sashie makes his New York debut with an exhibition at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. For now, we’ll bring you an inside look Sashie’s studio as he prepares for this show. From the looks of things it appears he will bring back his urban spheres and display the interesting perspectives on a society filled with modernism and consumerism. This show starts October 19th, so make plans to stop by what promises to be a great exhibition. Discuss Masakatsu Sashie here.

Streets: Cyrcle. x Woodkid (Los Angeles)

The always productive Cyrcle. crew has blessed Los Angeles with another epic mural. This time, on a wall provided by Branded Arts, the boys collaborated with Woodkid on a piece that is located on the hotbed art gallery Hollywood intersection of Santa Monica Blvd and Highland. Although it features the visual artists working with a musician, rather than being a marketing piece for a new album release or a advertisement, the work explores the aesthetic and concept of his music. It rewards followers and fans […]

Previews: Quam Odunsi – The Reagents @ Design Matters Gallery

Opening this Thursday, Oct 10, is Quam Odunsi’s second solo exhibition at Design Matters Gallery in Los Angeles. Titled The Reagents, this brand new body of work, in which the Los Angeles-based artist takes on the role of a government surveillance official who starts to become more and more absorbed with his citizens and their private lives, features 35mm, 120mm, and Polaroid images taken with actual film (none of that digital stuff) cameras. The show will include printed silkscreen and film works, painting on canvas, […]

Streets: Banksy – “Better Out Than In” (New York) – Day 5, 6, 7

After releasing a provocative video (seen directly below) for day #6 and a mobile waterfall truck for his day #5 of his Better Out Than In project in NYC, Banksy is continuing this event with a new street piece. For day #7 of his NYC residency, Mr. B revealed a fresh piece showing his infamous balloon heart. The image of the girl with a balloon heart flying away from her is one of his strongest, and most recognizable pieces, and it is obviously a special one for […]

Streets: JR (London)

As we mentioned last month, JR (interviewed) is returning to London after five years with a two-part solo exhibition, ACTIONS, at Lazarides Rathbone and multiple sites across the capital. The Inside / Out photobooth truck showed up last week and Londoners’ black and white portraits were pasted alongside the Somerset House. Head over yourself between 1pm and 7pm to participate until October 11th. Photo credit: Butterfly. Discuss JR here.

Overtime: Sept 30 – Oct 6

More stories from the week that ended Oct 6 (click on bolded words for more information): Long-lost Napoleon portrait by Jacques-Louis David in 1813 resurfaces in New York after painting is cleaned. Leonardo da Vinci experts identify painting as Isabella D’Este portrait previously lost for 500 years. Magritte’s missing nudes found hidden under paintings after 80 years thanks to the help of x-rays. RIP: Mario Montez, who was one of Warhol’s superstars, died at 78. Daniel Loeb has called for the resignation of Sotheby’s CEO […]

Streets: Vhils for Avant Garde Urbano (Spain)

Alexandre Farto, aka Vhils spent some time this week chipping out his latest mural in the remote Tudela De Navarra, Spain for Avant Garde Urbano which began September 30th and closes October 27th. What started out as a gathering of like minded street artists has quickly grown into an international artist pilgrimage in this quaint municipality. The 4th annual street art festival features four + large scale murals by Dal EAST, Faith47, Ron English, and others. The exhibition that runs through October 27th will also […]