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Releases: KAWS – “GONE” Figures

Later today (Sept 24th), 12 noon Eastern Time to be exact, KAWS will be releasing his latest vinyl collectible on his website. Modeled after a monumental new bronze sculpture recently revealed at his museum show at the National Gallery of Victoria, GONE will be offered in three different color ways. The sculpt first created for his show last year in New York (covered) features the Brooklyn-based artist’s famous Companion figure holding one of his BFF characters in a way that harkens back to Michelangelo’s Pietà. Discuss KAWS here.

Previews: “The Distance Between” @ BC Gallery

This Friday (September 27th) in Berlin, BC Gallery will be hosting the opening of The Distance Between, a three person show featuring the work of Addam Yekutieli aka Know Hope, Icy and Sot, and Eron that will transform the space into an immersive installation. Curated by Sasha Bogojev, the social-politically charged exhibition from the three who have their artistic roots on the streets, touches on the ongoing migration crisis hitting shores and borders all around our planet. Israeli artist Know Hope will insert fencing into his poetic work dealing displacement and human emotions, something […]

Streets: Nuart Festival 2019 (Part II)

Last Saturday marked the official opening of the 19th edition of Nuart Festival and we were happy to once again attend the festivities which this year lined up with the local Pride celebrations. Backed up by the great weather, the good vibes from the outdoors were successfully moved into the former brewery tunnels of Tou Scene where Nuart’s indoor exhibition took place. Working around this year’s theme of the festival, Brand new, you’re retro, the works presented here successfully utilized the unique opportunity for the […]

Previews: Kenny Scharf – “Optimistically Melting!” @ Honor Fraser Gallery

Tonight in Los Angeles, Kenny Scharf (interviewed) will be unveiling a new body of work entitled Optimistically Melting! at Honor Fraser Gallery. The California-born artist, who first made his name on the streets of New York four decades ago, has prepared a few series of works for this exhibition. First on the list are a set of paintings featuring his signature trippy and cartoonish imagery, but applied to a motif he has rarely explored before – still life. Like the rest of the show, there is a sense […]

Streets: Nuart 2019 (Part 1)

As we’ve arrived in Stavanger for the 19th edition of the Street Art phenomenon that is the Nuart Festival, we’re impressed with the amount of work that the participating artists have already put around town. From outdoor pieces on walls, in alleys, or existing sculptures, to indoor installations being built at Tou Scene Center’s old brewery tunnels, the festival which officially kicks off today is looking as promising and as impactful as ever. Working along this year’s theme given by the festival founder Martyn Reed, Brand […]

Upcoming: KAWS – “Companionship in the Age of Loneliness” @ NGV

On September 20th, KAWS’ newest museum show will open its doors to the public at the National Gallery of Victoria. Entitled Companionship in the Age of Loneliness, the exhibition will give his fans down under a chance to see paintings of abstracted cartoon subjects drawn from pop-culture animations and large scale sculptures of his iconic XX-eyed characters. Included in the showing will be newly commissioned monumental sculpture from the American artist (his largest bronze sculpture to date) as well as KAWS: PLAYTIME,  “a special exhibition for children that illuminates […]

Showing: Keith Haring Retrospective @ Tate (Liverpool)

Tate Liverpool is currently staging the first retrospective of Keith Haring’s work in the UK. The exhibition touches on Haring’s early investigations into semiotics, where he was deconstructing, deciphering and seeking the meaning attached to language. The show includes examples of him creating a vocabulary of geometric shapes but also, atypically for a young artist, how he consciously moved away from abstraction because he felt it “wasn’t really communicating to the outside world.” His work retained the foundational structure provided by William S. Burroughs’ and Brion Gysin‘s cut-up technique but Haring was […]

Upcoming: Nuart 2019 (Stavanger, Norway)

Our long-time friends over from Stavanger in Norway, Nuart Festival, recently announced the lineup and planned events that will mark the 19th edition of their world-renowned event. Keeping the policy of inviting old friends as well as introducing new names, their lineup of artists is promises an exciting series of new works to be added to Stavanger’s impressive collection of public art, turning the quaint Scandinavian town into a Street Art Mecca. View this post on Instagram We're excited to announce the line up for […]

Upcoming: Persue – “Wet Paint Shanghai”

Coming up on August 13th, Dave Persue will be bringing his series of paintings utilizing MTA “WET PAINT” signs as a canvas to China. Wet Paint Shanghai will feature the New York-based artist’s work as well as those of his collaborators, many of which share his background in graffiti and love for the New York’s subway train system as inspiration. Participants including Eric HAZE, REVOLT, WANE, 123KLAN (SCIEN & KLOR), WOW123, RATH, XEME, JAYFLOW, Mike Giant, CARATOES, Tristan Eaton, HASLR, DEZIO, CAN2, PANDEMIC, KEO, MAST, SPOT, Greg […]

Streets: Shepard Fairey (New York)

Shepard Fairey (interviewed) recently unveiled a mural featuring his iconic imagery on the rooftop of Great Bowery, a fashion and art agency collective in Manhattan. Wrapped around a water tower (one of our favorite things to see painted), the piece entitled Power & Equality was meant to celebratet the LES Girls Club and board member Rosario Dawson for everything they do in the neighborhood. The project brings things full circle for Shep as he was one of the young vandals to tag up the landmark graffiti spot back in […]