Last weekend, French photographer and TED Prize winner JR gave his presentation in Los Angeles making his TED Prize wish known – to turn the world INSIDE OUT. The engaging talk revealed his plan for worldwide participation in his new project where people could use art to change the world. His wish is for everyone to stand up for what they care about and enable them by allowing them to upload images onto the INSIDE OUT website. JR will send you back the enlarged photo […]
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As if there weren’t enough things already to do in NYC this Armory weekend, two of our favorite artists, Jose Parla and Marcel Dzama, have book signing events scheduled for this Saturday. Dzama will be at David Zwirner between 4-6pm to sign copies of his past publications, as well as his latest book Behind Every Curtain, released as part of his current show of the same name at the gallery (c0vered). Parla will be signing his new book, Walls, Diaries, and Paintings, released in conjunction […]
Last week, the Gagosian in Beverly Hills hosted Psycho Spaghetti Westerns, Ed Ruscha’s first painting exhibition in LA in twelve years. The legendary artist brought ten large pieces for his Los Angeles fans, each an extension of the ideas he played with in his Course of Empire series, with which Ruscha represented the U.S. at the 2005 Venice Biennale. For those interested, you can take a look at the video footage above of the opening from hyde or die and also check out some photos […]
Mear One just finished up a brand new mural on Glendale Blvd. in Los Angeles. Building on themes typical of his work, and set in one of his expansive allegorical landscapes signature to his style, the piece depicts a young girl on the street huddled under a blanket, while surrounded by an oil field in a toxic wasteland. “It’s about innocence that’s been lost and how the world has ruined the future of its children and left them stranded in a cold barren and destroyed […]
So, the Nick Walker (interviewed) print release we first told you about here will happen this weekend. TMA New York from his iconic The Morning After series will have a run 150 with 18 hand-finished artists proofs and will be released at the Opera Gallery in New York on Saturday, February 26th at 3pm EST. For those who live outside the US, a special lottery has also been set up making 50 prints available for those who email [email protected] with “New York TMA lottery” in […]
Looks like Vhils went all Cai Guo-Qiang on us with this new explosive video collaboration with Orelha Negra. The Lisbon-based artist appears to have increased his already versatile bag of tricks to get his works up on the walls for this music video for M.I.R.I.A.M. from the Portuguese instrumental hip-hip band. In a world where street art is expected to be temporary, with his techniques, Vhils is making his mark and making it damn near permanent. Take a look at some photos of the work […]
Recently, Greg “Craola” Simkins (featured) spent some time at Mid-City Arts in Los Angeles working on a mural. Take a look at this timelapse footage as he painted some of his classic imagery including the pedestal, cloud, honeycomb, and elephant. His next project is curating the INLE group show (lineup) at Gallery 1988, an ode to his favorite book Watership Down and source for much of the symbology in his work. Video and more pics at Juxtapoz. Discuss Greg “Craola” Simkins here.
With a show filled with such plethora of strong and iconic works from an A-list of artists, Suggestivism definitely deserves a second look. If our coverage of the opening didn’t encourage you to see the exhibition in person, perhaps this video from Hurley featuring some footage of the art as well as an interview with curator and artist Nathan Spoor will convince you to head over to the Grand Central Art Center before April 17th, the close date. Discuss this show here.
A show that closed recently in San Francisco at White Walls, What the %$#@? (WTF) featured the acronym inspiring work of Dan Witz. The ongoing series of works consisted of his photorealistic renderings of people trapped behind grills, bars, and windows. This new video has some nice footage of him getting his provocative work up as well as him talking a little about the philosophy behind his art. Via Vandalog. Discuss Dan Witz here.
It’s always a pleasure to see some of Conor Harrington’s (interviewed) outdoor work, and this beautifully produced short film that he recently put together was a real treat to watch. Crossing Lines documents his trip to Palestine and Israel last June, where he collaborated with Know Hope on a series of murals, as well as completed some solo efforts. Check it out. Discuss Conor Harrington here. Discuss Know Hope here.