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Upcoming: Phlegm – “Mausoleum of the Giants” (Sheffield)

So, it looks like Phlegm has been hard at work at something epic that will open to the public soon in the UK. Mausoleum of the Giants in the street artist’s home base of Sheffield will feature large-scale sculptural installations in an abandoned factory, populating the halls and rooms with creatures and elements of his distinct imagery. The solo show will be open starting March 15 and run until April 6 (head over here for the location and hours to be revealed at a later date). Photo […]

Streets: Banksy – “Season’s Greeting” (Port Talbot, Wales)

Making a statement during the holiday season in his own unique way, Banksy has created a new piece in  South Wales. Featuring a boy enjoying what appear to be snowflakes while trying to catch some on his tongue, the mural turns dark when you look around the corner and realize it’s actually ash from a burning dumpster, not snow. Surely a commentary on Port Talbot (one of the most polluted areas in the UK) where the piece is located, a video (seen below) from the […]

Streets: Banksy (Dover)

While the eyes of the world were focused on the results of the French presidential election, Banksy revealed his latest street piece in coastal town of Dover in the UK, just across Calais, France, where he was active 2 years ago (covered). Placed just across the city’s ferry terminal, the area of arrival for those coming from mainland Europe, the large mural shows a man chiseling off one of the stars from the EU flag. The blue flag with its 12 yellow stars has been inspiration for many […]

Openings: KAWS @ Yorkshire Sculpture Park

As we previously mentioned, KAWS is currently in UK where he is officially opening his first UK museum exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park on the 6th of February. The show was revealed for selected museum members and fans of NY-based artist on the 5th of February, and we just received these exclusive preview images from the event, shot by WillNYC. With the focus of the show being on his sculptural work, a direction of his oeuvre that began with the release of his first vinyl toy back in […]

Upcoming: KAWS @ Yorkshire Sculpture Park

From the 6th of February until the 12th of June 2016, Yorkshire Sculpture Park will be hosting the first UK museum exhibition by KAWS. The show will include new large, bright, graphic canvases at their expansive Longside Gallery and a series of monumental companion sculptures which will be exhibited around the historically designed landscape of YSP. The NYC-based artist recently visited a factory in Maastricht, The Netherlands, where his towering wooden sculptures are being produced. Teaser shots from his Instagram look very promising so this might be the right time for fans to […]

Upcoming: Lady Aiko – “Edo City Girl” @ ink_d Gallery

This Friday, Lady Aiko will be visiting the United Kingdom to open a new show at Brighton’s ink_d Gallery. Entitled Edo City Girl, this exhibition will feature Aiko’s signature East Meets West stencil style. Known for her traditional Japanese motifs mixed with the westernized urban aesthetics, the Brooklyn-based artist will also be working on a new series of prints that will be hand-finished at the gallery on the night of the opening. While Aiko is in town, she will also be curating the opening festivities of The Costume […]

Openings: Banksy – “Dismaland” (Evening View)

If you’ve been following our visit to the UK to experience Banksy’s theme park Dismaland in the UK, you probably think you’ve see it all. But what’s a true to form artistic replica of Disney’s magic kingdom if it doesn’t work at night? Besides isn’t that when the magic is suppose to truly happen? Well, we stuck around to catch the “Bemusement Park” transform during the August 21st evening VIP session. Disappoint it did not as Banksy and company hit their mark to build a corporate playland, complete with a full drumming […]

Openings: Banksy – “Dismaland” (Day View)

After the exclusive press preview held on the 20th of August (covered), the 21st was day zero for Banksy’s newest and biggest show to date. From the early morning, locals started lining up for “locals only day,” the artist’s own initiative that offered 1,000 North Somerset people the chance to see and experience the it completely free – before its official opening. The evening (more on this later) of the same day was reserved for guests with invites that escalated into a huge party with music, live drummers […]

Banksy – “Dismaland” @ Tropicana (Weston Super Mare – UK), The Galleries

Along with main attractions (covered) of the fairground such as the game of tipping an anvil with a ping pong ball, sculptures and installations by Banksy scattered around the site, Dismaland has a large art gallery. Obviously, we’re not talking about the white cube kind of presentation, which is referenced by the ruined white walls in the main space, but still, this exhibition “comprise the finest collection of contemporary art ever assembled in a North Somerset seaside town.” The gallery show begins with Jenny Holzer’s electronic […]

First Look: Banksy – “Dismaland” @ Tropicana (Weston Super Mare – UK)

Banksy phenomenon once again showed it’s strength, influence and unpredictable nature when his largest project to date, Dismaland, opened doors for the press preview earlier today. Placed within the walls of a derelict lido site Tropicana in in Weston Super Mare, the show is built as a Bemusement Park for a family day out, but instead of sugar-coated fantasy land, it sends out a bit different message – sorry kids. Built in 1937 Tropicana was once the biggest outdoor pool in Europe and had the […]