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Preview: Murakami @ Versailles

Next week will be pretty big for contemporary art in France. Not only is Jeff Koons opening his newest show in Paris, his pal Murakami will be opening his exhibition in Versailles, just like Koons did in 2008. As with Koons, some of the French have been protesting the superflat master and several of his “controversial” works, but it is not clear whether pieces like “Lonesome Cowboy” or “Hiropon” will be included. There are reportedly 22 pieces in the show, half of which will be […]

Inside the Mark Warren Jacques & Seth Neefus “Free Life Center”

If you remember, we told you about the Free Life Center a while back, a project dreamed up by Mark Warren Jacques (interviewed) & Seth Neefus. Well, the traveling art structure has been thru Canada and much of the States and has arrived at it’s final destination – San Francisco at Needles + Pens. Take a look some great pics from My Love For You or stop by yourself to check it out before August 31st.

Openings: Retna Installation @ Rivera & Rivera

For the final exhibition in Rivera & Rivera’s South Park location, internationally-acclaimed, Los Angeles-based graffiti star Retna unveiled a ground to ceiling installation featuring his signature text-styled skills. The black and white work combined spray paint and fabric and covered the floor and 25-ft. high walls from top to bottom. The immersive work is a complete visual experience and takes you deep inside the artist’s universe. In addition, there was a private room where screen prints and paintings were shown.  See more images after the […]

Showing / Installation: Best | Ever “The Delicacy of Passion” @ Studio55

UK artist duo Best | Ever recently brought a selection of their work to London for a showcase entitled “The Delicacy of Passion”. The exhibition served as a teaser for a full scale solo show planned for this Autumn. The team of Hadley Newman and Neil Edward have been working together for the last year and a half after both honing their skills individually as artists and graffiti writers. For this show they created a heavily decorated setting for the work, applying their spray-can realism […]

Video: Faile – “Temple” @ PortugalArte ’10 (Vernissage TV)

After sharing some photos of the impressive Faile (featured) installation with you recently, we now bring you some video footage from Vernissage TV. Seeing the “Temple” in the context of the surrounding architecture in Praça dos Restauradores, one of the major squares in the center of Lisbon, definitely gives us more of an appreciation of what the Patricks accomplished. Not only did they fully execute a temple in “ruins” with their signature imagery, the Brooklyn duo were able to create something that fit in perfectly […]

Preview: Viva La Revolucion @ MCASD

AM headed down to San Diego on Friday morning to catch the press preview of Viva La Revolucion at MCASD (check out our street coverage here). It was great to wander around the Jacobs Building and get a sneak peek of everything the artists have been working on indoors after seeing all the amazing pieces that have been popping up on the streets of the city. Pedro Alonzo, the exhibition’s curator, led a talk around the museum and spoke about the different artists and their work. Shepard Fairey, David Ellis, Stephan […]

Jeff Koons Installation @ Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital09

Jeff Koons and RxArt has teamed up to make the hospital a less intimidating space for young patients, hopefully helping to soothe fears and brighten moods. The world-renowned pop artist has transformed the usually sterile CT scan room with his familiar icons – including the Balloon Dog, Hanging Heart, and Monkeys. Known for being one of the most well-paid artists today, Koons generously provided the work with no artist fee. In addition, Kiehl’s also provided support for the project. Kudos to RxArt, Kiehl’s and Jeff […]

Preview / Installation: Jim Houser – “The Homebody” @ Subliminal Projects

Philadelphia based artist Jim Houser is opening up a solo show Saturday night, July 10th, at the gallery that OBEY built – Subliminal Projects. As you can see, Houser is already hard at work setting up multiple installations throughout different rooms in the Echo Park space. Expect the new body of work entitled “The Homeboy” to include paintings of the usual whimsical characters, patchworks of symbolism & poetic code words, and mixed media works.  Also, for the first time, Houser will be releasing his soundtrack […]

Video: Herakut – “Happy Doubt Day” @ Galerie Springmann.Varol

Our friend Frankie just sent us this dope video created by Herakut (interviewed) recapping the freshness that was their show “Happy Doubt Day” at  Galerie Springmann.Varol. Much like the video that Hera posted last year, you get to see their amazing artwork get animated as the dynamic duo brings this show to life. Discuss this show here. Discuss Herakut here.

Video: Mike Stilkey x Hurley Timelapse

After seeing pictures of Mike Stilkey’s (interviewed) latest book installation coming together for his current solo show, “Reminiscent” at Hurley’s new )( Space Gallery in Costa Mesa, Ca. it left us wondering just how he puts such an installation together. When you begin to analyze the logistics of working with the spines of 5,000 books as your canvas, it got us to thinking just how the books are selected and assembled, and how this giant Jenga puzzle doesn’t fall over! All our questions are answered […]