As we previously reported, for the third time in a row we’ve spent the Easter weekend taking part in Nuart Aberdeen‘s program while enjoying the new works created on the streets of sun-basked Aberdeen in Scotland. This year’s festival included 13 artists from around the globe, who added their signature marks to an already impressive collection of public art produced throughout the city. Fully aware of the risks of possible oversaturation with large murals, Nuart Festival director and curator, Martyn Reed, made sure the works did […]
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Besides an upcoming show in New York (covered), fans of Jose Parla will also be interested to know that he recently collaborated with bal on a collection. Tokyo: Chance Operation features a series of sweaters, hoodies, t-shirts, and bags accented by the New York-based artist’s unique imagery. Parla’s richly textured references to urban walls as well as graffiti inspired calligraphic elements are integrated throughout the line, fitting nicely with the brand’s aesthetic. Discuss Jose Parla here.
Easter weekend marked the official launch of the third consecutive Nuart Aberdeen. From the media launch yesterday, civic reception at the city hall, sold-out Q&A session with legendary Scottish playwright and artist, John Byrne, the festival’s programme is jam-packed with talks, presentations, debates, and screenings. But for many, the most important part of this annual event is the creation of public artworks through the city, which once again lured a number of locals to get out and wander around their hometown in search for new […]
Returning to the Louvre almost three years after his debut groundbreaking installation (covered), JR (interviewed) has created another large scale optical illusion centered on the museum’s iconic glass pyramid designed by I.M. Pei and completed in 1989. Devised in honor of the structure’s 30th anniversary, the piece titled The Secret of the Great Pyramid required the help of 400 volunteers pasting 2000 strips of paper in the main courtyard. Lasting only one weekend, the ephemeral installation from French artist was able to make the pyramid appear to extend […]
Last weekend in Detroit, Revok opened his latest solo show at Library Street Collective featuring selections from three distinctive bodies of work – his Instrument Exercises, Tape Loop Paintings, and Spirographs – along with some self portraits. Entitled depersonalization-derealization, the exhibition makes use of his graffiti roots but repurposed, oftentimes with custom tools for creating large scale abstract canvases. The title refers to a type of dissociative disorder, something that Revok experiences with the constant numbing onslaught of horrific news and media overstimulation. He further states – “I think the work […]
With less than one week left until Nuart Aberdeen 2019, we wanted to bring you a quick overview of the conference programme that will accompany the production of the public artworks. Nuart Plus is an international program of academic talks, artist presentations, film screenings, walking tours, public workshops and fringe events that will take place across multiple sites during the opening weekend. As a platform dedicated to promoting art as part of people’s everyday lives, bringing art and artists out of studios, basements, and institutions and on […]
On April 25th, Jose Parla will be returning to Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery in New York for another solo show featuring a series of new paintings and reworked found objects. Entitled Anonymous Vernacular, the new body of work will include pieces that combine a collage of fragmented advertising posters he has collected with his signature calligraphic urban scrawl. Rounding out the show will be a sculpture piece that pays homage to those who live on the streets collecting bottles from all over the borough to turn in at the local recycling center. He further […]
Even casual fans of KAWS knew a pink version of the BFF plush was coming at some point judging from its prominence int the Dior campaigns. Well, that time is almost upon us with the release set for tomorrow (4/10/19) at noon (EST) on the Brooklyn-based artist’s website – KAWSONE. Those who miss out can try their luck with the DDT store. Discuss KAWS here.
More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): KAWS painting of ‘The Simpsons’ sells at Sotheby’s for $14.7 million after being estimated at $1 million. What sold at Art Basel in Hong Kong. The artists everyone was talking about during Art Basel in Hong Kong. A KAWS for concern and Asian market analysis—on the ground on Hong Kong. How collector demand impacts an artwork’s value. The online art market grew 9.8% in 2018—and other key takeaways from the 2019 Hiscox […]
Earlier this week, KAWS : ALONG THE WAY opened at the Hong Kong Contemporary Art (HOCA) Foundation, a survey looking back at one decade of the American artist’s work. Coinciding with the beginning of Basel Week Hong Kong as well the reveal of his floating public sculpture (covered) in Victoria Harbour, the show features 37 paintings and sculptures featuring some of the Brooklyn-based artist’s most iconic characters like the Companion and Chum. On view through April 14th, the exhibition will give fans of artist an […]