Jonathan Chapline recently unveiled a unique exhibition entitled Virtual Window, which was staged at the Hawkins Ferry House, built to display the namesake’s collection of modern art on the shores of Lake St. Clair. Working off a selection of historical images, blueprints and present day images of the architectural space as well as Ferry’s collection (most of which was posthumously donated to the Detroit Institute of Art), the Brooklyn-based artist created four large paintings, a diptych portraying elongated arched windows, and a sculpture inspired by Giacometti’s Standing […]
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Shepard Fairey (interviewed) recently completed a new mural in Milwaukee entitled Voting Rights Are Human Rights. Created in collaboration with local artists Tyanna Buie, Niki Johnson, Tom Jones, Claudio Martinez, and Dyani Whitehawk, the wall brings attention to voter suppression, something especially prevalent in Wisconsin which often targets communities of color. Painted on the side of the Colby Abbot Building in downtown, the piece’s central figure is based on a mid-60’s civil rights march photo by Steve Shapiro. Learn more about the project here. Photo credit: @jonathanfurlong & @nikijohnsonstudio. Discuss Shepard […]
Right on the heels of a recently finished mural from D*Face, Conor Harrington (interviewed) has completed his contribution to the first ever London Mural Festival. Touching on themes of nationalism, the Irish-born artist goes big with his familiar flag and colonial imagery in Greenwich (71 Trafalgar Rd, SE10 9TS) with this new wall. Just a 10 minute bike ride from his home, Harrington really did a phenomenal job with palette and details of this piece… Photos via Global Street Art & @streetartatlas. Discuss Conor Harrington here.
Returning to Roq La Rue in Seattle, Lola Gil has a new show opening tomorrow night (October 8) entitled Window Journey. Continuing with a style she calls “Narrative Escapism”, the new works are filled with tension while mixing different painting techniques in the same piece. The influence of the anxiety and fear that grips our world is evident in the nine new paintings from the American artist, including some burning imagery that is surely influenced by the wildfires that seem to have affected different parts of […]
A few weeks ago, Simone Subal Gallery in New York opened a new show from Emily Mae Smith entitled Kin. Much of the American artist’s reoccurring motifs can be seen in the new work – the anthropomorphic broom, teeth, references to the female form, the bespectacled face – carefully chosen imagery that has made appearances in her painting practice for the last decade. Underlying all of Smith’s work are sly references to feminist ideals, which combined with her homages to different art movements, point out the lack of […]
On October 17th, How2work will be releasing a new set of figures from Yoshitomo Nara at a one day pop-up shop at the Landmark Atrium in Hong Kong. Entitled 123 Drumming Girls, the set has an attractive price point at $2500 HKD and with it planned to be an open edition, the Japanese artist is really trying to get this to as many of his fans as possible. No word yet on an overseas release, but you can follow the How2work IG for more details on this release as well as future […]
For his debut solo show in the US, Javier Calleja has prepared a series of paintings (some of the biggest canvases he produced to date) as well as a large totemic sculpture featuring a stack of his cartoonish heads. Sooner Or Later is an exhibition from the Spanish artist that was planned for earlier in the year at Bill Brady Gallery in Maimi, but had been postponed until now because of the global pandemic. The scale of the work perhaps is a way to celebrate the win of […]
Felipe Pantone recently unveiled the INTR3PID, an adventure aircraft he wrapped with his signature use of colors gradients, geometrical patterns and Op Art elements. The Carbon Cub lightweight airplane is manufactured by Washington-based Cub Crafters, the design of which has been in the works for over a year from the Spanish artist. Take a look at more photos below… Via Hypebeast. Discuss Felipe Pantone here.
Continuing their longstanding support for the arts, PERRIER recently collaborated with Takashi Murakami on a range of new bottles. Some of the Japanese artist’s signature motifs – his smiling flowers and kaikai kiki characters – are contrasted nicely against the classic green bottles from the French mineral water brand. Murakami further explains – “When PERRIER® first approached me, I felt extremely lucky to have the opportunity to collaborate with this sparkling water brand with such a long history. It held many positive associations for me – for example, […]
Last weekend in Cognac, France, Cai Guo-Qiang livestreamed a colorful daytime explosion event on the Charente to honor the universal values of resilience, courage, and hope in the face of the global pandemic. Inspired by Nietzsche’s The Birth of Tragedy, the 15-minute fireworks event in three acts (commissioned to mark Hennessy X.O’s 150th anniversary) required twenty thousand shots of fireworks which were launched from 150 oak barrels floating on the river. Says Cai Guo-Qiang, “We are now entering a new chapter of humankind’s strenuous odyssey. The signal […]