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Previews: Tristan Eaton – “Legacy” @ Subliminal Projects

On November 7th, Library Street Collective will be presenting a show from Tristan Eaton at Subliminal Projects in Los Angeles. The prolific American artist has been busy as of late painting murals on the streets but has set aside time to prepare for Legacy, his first solo in the United States in nearly a decade. The concept behind the show is quite personal, consisting of mixed-media paintings and fabricated metal print works inspired by audio interviews conducted by Eaton of nearly a dozen people who played a pivotal […]

Candice Tripp – “Houses Of Horror 2015” Halloween Sale

Like last year during Halloween season, Candice Tripp (interviewed) will be releasing a series of paintings entitled Houses Of Horror for 2015 as well. These 31 gouache on illustration board pieces are 10″ x 12″ (£400) with each featuring infamous structures taken from movies, books, and even dark chapters of real historical curiosities like H. H. Holmes’ Murder Castle (seen directly below). Browse some of the other paintings below but head over here to see the full list (updated as she creates each one) and get ready to purchase on […]

Releases: Joe Ledbetter – “Totem” Multi-Dimensional Print

Earlier today, Joe Ledbetter released a new multi-dimensional print through Prints On Wood entitled Totem. Standing over two feet tall, the edition consists of two double sided prints on wood that intersect, forming a stack of the Los Angeles-based artist’s iconic characters. The timed release ends on October 27th at 11 pm PST, comes signed and numbered, and costs $250. Head here to add it to your collection. Discuss Joe Ledbetter here.

Upcoming: Mark Ryden – “Dodecahedron” @ Paul Kasmin Gallery

While attending this year’s Baby Tattooville, we heard the exciting news from Mark Ryden himself of his imminent return to the New York art scene with a new solo. Dodecahedron is scheduled to open on December 10th at Paul Kasmin Gallery (293 Tenth Avenue location), the site of the Los Angeles-based artist’s showing in NYC in 2010 (covered). The title of the exhibition, teaser images seen in this article, and a previous sculptural edition from Ryden can gives us perhaps some clues into what we will see […]

Cinta Vidal For Guzzo Club (Barcelona)

Recently in Barcelona, Cinta Vidal (featured) painted a sweet little mural for Guzzo Club featuring some of her signature imagery. The new piece featured one of her architectural oddities that has Escher-like feel with it’s impossibly connecting stairs and disregard for gravity. The Spanish artist painted this as part of the Inner Landscapes Chapter 2 show slated to open on October 28th. Discuss Cinta Vidal here.

Releases: Sail – “Sagari” Print

Recently, Sail (featured) released a new print entitled Sagari online through Out Of Step Arts. The image was taken from a piece the Pacific Northwest-based artist contributed to the 4th Annual Supersonic Invitational Show. The painting was inspired by the ghost of horses left to die where they fall with the spirit caught in the trees as it rises from the body as referred to by the title. The 12 x 16″ signed and numbered edition (run of 100) costs $60 and is available here. Discuss Sail here.

Baby Tattooville ’15: Mark Ryden Paintings

Our last piece of business to close out our coverage of this year’s Baby Tattooville is to show you the glorious sight that greeted attendees at brunch on Sunday, the morning after the once-in-a-lifetime experience of the Surrealist Ball hosted by Mark Ryden and Marion Peck. Lined up neatly on tables at the front of the room were original monochromatic paintings from Ryden that were used for the art on the special plate (seen right below) used by guests the night before at the event. Each little original was given […]

Openings: “OUTSIDEIN” @ ArtCenter College of Design

Last week, OUTSIDEIN opened at the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena with contributions from artists Olivia Bevilacqua, David Flores, Chase, Robbie Conal, Cryptik, Jeanne Detallante, Shepard Fairey, James Jean, Geoff McFetridge, Kenny Scharf, RISK and Jeff Soto. The exhibition was dedicated to the art of graffiti-based mural painting and hence featured murals painted inside as well as outside by the participants. Also included were an exhibition of work you would see in a gallery setting. Photo credit: Birdman Photos.

Releases: Mars-1 – “Mars Molecule Collection”

Coinciding with his current exhibition at Heron Arts in San Francisco, Mars-1 (featured) has released a set of bronze sculptures titled Mars Molecule Collection that mirror the large scale pieces in the show. The sculpts are three dimensional representations of the SF-based artist organic otherworldly paintings and were first revealed in this year’s Burning Man. The set costs $2000 and come in an edition of 24 and are available here. Discuss Mars-1 here.

Openings: Stella Im Hultberg – “Stranger” @ Spoke Art

At the beginning of the month, Spoke Art in San Francisco introduced new works from Stella Im Hultberg (interviewed) in her first solo in four years. Entitled Stranger, the very floral new body of work encompassed many different mediums including oil paintings, loosely rendered watercolor, india ink sketches, as well as sculpture. The fresh imagery is inspired by the changes in her life, with being a new parent being the most obvious. She further explains – “There was a lot of ‘heaviness of love’ that I felt since becoming a parent, […]