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Streets: DALeast (Vienna)

The prolific artist DALeast has struck again, this time in Vienna. The South Africa-based Chinese artist painted a mural that draws from his roots as the title of this latest piece is “-“, the a character that means “one” in Chinese. Painted over some scattered graffiti, the work featuring his animal characters rendered with his kinetic brushstrokes blends in nicely with the wall. Take a look at more photos below… Discuss DAL here.

Overtime: June 10 – June 16

More stories from the week ended June 16: Maurizio Cattelan takes a break from retirement and presents old work in a new way at Fondation Beyeler. RIP: Dorothea Wight, who has died of cancer at age 68. RIP: “Gallerists to the people” startup Artify.it. Feds pursue Subhash Kapoor, suspected of smuggling an estimated $100 mill. in art over the last two years. German police bust forgery ring that faked works by such artists as Kandinsky, Malevich and Goncharova. Twenty-two people arrested as Paris Police break […]

Art Focus: Robert Burden

Robert Burden’s artwork centers around his love for childhood toys, heroes, and icons & is the subject of our latest Art Focus feature. His nostalgic representations of these action figures from his past are set against backgrounds and patterns taken from fabric, rug, or wallpaper from his home while growing up. This elevation of these mass produced items with a reverence and almost talismanic obsession is an ironic metaphor for the consumer addiction seen today. The series of work seen here was included in his […]

Streets: Nychos (Denmark)

Earlier this month (June 1-8), the Viborg International Billboard Painting Festival kicked things off with new work from Nychos. The Vienna-based street muralist brought his cartoonish anatomical aesthetic to Denmark and painted a series of works on billboards & walls, ranging from painterly techniques to graffiti. Other artists scheduled to make appearances include Blade, John Howard, Horphe, Ken Sortais, Christian Dinesen, and Anders Reventlov Larsen. Check out more photos of Nychos’ work below… Photo credit: Henrik Haven. Discuss Nychos here.

Streets: Hyuro (Copenhagen)

While in town for her show in Copenhagen (covered), Hyuro also spent time working on a massive new mural over 270 meters long. Spending about two weeks painting her progressive imagery featuring an elk making a transformation as it trots through a forest, the long piece is a gift to her fans in the Danish capital. Take a more detailed and extensive look in the photo set below… Photo credit: Henrik Haven. Discuss Hyuro here.

Overtime: June 3 – June 9

More stories from the week ended June 9: Subodh Gupta’s giant boat on show at Hauser & Wirth rumored to sell to Guggenheim Abu Dhabi for $800k. RIP Charles Mason, who has taken his own life at age 50. Tragic news – artwork by from Picasso, Monet, and Matisse stolen from Rotterdam may now just be ashes. Paul Yore collages confiscated by police, who say the work sexualizes children and he may face charges. Christie’s withdrew ten works by Brazilian artists from its auctions of […]

Overtime: May 27 – June 2

More stories from the week ended June 2: Marc Quinn unveils inflatable sculpture portraying Alison Lapper outside the church of St. Giorgio Maggiore. RIP: Otto Muehl, who died at the age of 87 after suffering from Parkinson and heart problems. Formal debate at Art Basel HK considers the assertion: The Market Is the Best Judge of Art’s Quality. The Art Law Blog states that despite what some may think, Detroit is able to sell artwork from DIA collection. Velvet Underground settles Warhol lawsuit with Warhol Foundation […]

Interviews: Jim Kazanjian – “Temporary Equilibrium” @ Breeze Block Gallery

When you first realize that the subject matter within Jim Kazanjian’s work doesn’t actually exist, you may at first be relieved that such precarious looking locations aren’t out there. Your next thought may well be “just how the hell does he do that”? Kazanjian works in photography, but is not a photographer. His tools include the internet for sourcing his library of over 25,000 high resolution images and Photoshop to assemble his impossible architecture compositions. He describes his creative process as hyper-collage. He has a two-person […]

Streets: Interesni Kazki (Lisbon, Portugal)

Ukrainian artistic duo, Interesni Kazki, were recently in Lisbon, Portugal, where they did their part for the UnderDogs Project. Famous for their unique fairy tale-like murals, the duo worked on a new street piece, which included their signature bright and poppy color palette. Fully using the space and the structural elements in it, the finished piece Ukrainian artists proved once again their talent and their reputation as one names to watch in street art world today. Aside from working on a new mural, the artists […]

Overtime: May 20 – May 26

More stories from the week ended May 26: John Constable masterpiece, Salisbury Cathedral from the Water Meadows, bought by Tate for £23.1mil. RIP: Cecilia Steinfeldt, known as the First Lady of Texas Art, pass away just a week shy of her 98th birthday. Detroit Institute of Art’s multibillion-dollar art collection could face sell-off to satisfy Detroit’s creditors Joseph Beuys biography accuses him of having close ties to the Nazis. SplitArt ends in liquidation due to a split between the investors about its direction. Nils Jennrich, […]