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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 […]

Teaser / Installation: Matt Haber “The Little Voyageurs” @ The Bldg.

Brooklyn based artist Matt Haber opens a brand new solo show this week at The Bldg in Covington, Kentucky. We’ve followed Matt’s work for a number of years with his regular showings at Jonathan Levine in New York. However, this is his first showing in the Bluegrass state, and the latest in an exciting line of new contemporary exhibitions The Bldg have been bringing over the last year, following the UK’s Prefab77 and everyone’s favorite monochrome dynamic duo, The London Police. Haber’s folk art inspired […]

Video: Friends With You x N.E.R.D – “Hot-n-Fun” ft. Nelly Furtado

After recent news that the Miami-based artist collaborative, Friends with You, customized a Rolls Royce for N.E.R.D., the trio have now released a music video for “Hot-n-Fun” featuring the said car as well as imagery from the artists scattered throughout the video. Friends With You also recently participated in the Wish Come True Festival during Luminato in Toronto, Ontario which included a pretty awesome outdoor installation.  Check out all the pics after the jump…

Openings: Barry McGee & Clare Rojas @ Bolinas Museum

This past Saturday marked the opening of Barry McGee and Clare Rojas’ exhibition “Leave It Alone” & “Together At Last” (respectively) at the Bolinas Museum. The quaint community in northern California landed a double-stack of works featuring both iconic artists. We last saw the dynamic duo showing together last spring at New Image Art and this time the latest exhibition was indeed museum-worthy. McGee created floor to ceiling installations showcasing everything from his trademark bottles to his diverse pattern paintings to surprising goodness such as […]

Openings: Art Shack @ Laguna Art Museum

Last weekend, the Laguna Art Museum opened their doors to crowds of art fans anxious to check out the newest exhibition – Art Shack. The group show included installations by artists like Mike Shine (featured), Martin Wittfooth, Kenny Scharf, Clayton Brothers (featured), and Jeff Gillette (who showed recently in LA) with a fantastic three-dimensional representation of his signature “slum” imagery. More photos after the jump but be sure to check out Hi-Fructose’s full photoset here.

Openings: Herakut – “Happy Doubt Day” @ Gallery Springmann.Varol

German collaborative artists Herakut (interviewed) opened their show “Happy Doubt Day” (previewed) recently at Galerie Springmann.Varol. Along with paintings utilizing their signature mix of photorealistic and graffiti elements, the duo also introduced sculptural pieces that translated their paintings fantastically into 3D form. Also wowing the crowd was a large immersive installation. More photos after the jump…

Streets: D*Face skate ramp

Last weekend, AM got the call from D*Face that he was up to some mischief in London, so hopped on the train to go and see what his latest project involved. Remember we showed you the pool D*Face painted in LA last year? What we got was a similarily was great piece of pop-street art fusion here in the UK. D was recently commissioned by skate company REAL to create the artwork for three of it’s riders – Brock, Busenitz and Ramondetta – new signature […]