THE BEST OF ART BASEL SWITZERLAND 2015

June 24, 2015  |  art  |  No Comments

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Art Basel Miami might be the art world's collective excuse to get puking drunk, throw money at strippers, pass out in a banana hammock on the beach (and look at art) in the middle of winter, but the annual OG Art Basel in—where else—Basel, Switzerland is a Read More

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STREET LIFE | JR’S WRINKLES OF THE CITY PROJECT IN ISTANBUL, TURKEY

June 15, 2015  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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One of the most prolific street artists in the world, Frenchman JR's profound Wrinkles of the City project has taken him to Cartagena, Los Angeles, Shanghai, Havana, and Berlin to showcase the cities' ragged and unseen residents on a grand scale. For the project's final Read More

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BEST IN SHOW | ELLSWORTH KELLY’S SUBLIME MINIMALISM AT MATTHEW MARKS, NYC

June 15, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

 

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On the verge of legendary modernist painter Ellsworth Kelly's ninety-second birthday he has filled all four of Matthew Marks’ Chelsea spaces with epic new abstract minimalist works that show the nonagenarian operating remarkably at the peak of his Read More

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FIRST LOOK | DEVIN TROY STROTHER AT UNDEFEATED/3125C, LA

June 6, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Brooklyn transplant Devin Troy Strother was born & raised in the hotbed of racially-charged 90s Los Angeles where he cut his teeth on basketball and hip hop culture, absorbing the influence of the prime time Chicago Bulls and Nike like a sponge. And so it's fitting that the Read More

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MARILYN MINTER “PRETTY DIRTY” AT CAM HOUSTON

June 5, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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For over three decades Marilyn Minter has produced lush paintings, photographs, and videos that vividly manifest our culture’s complex and contradictory emotions around the feminine body and beauty. Her unique works—from the oversized paintings of makeup-laden lips and eyes to Read More

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OPENINGS | BARRY McGEE & TODD JAMES: “FUD” AT V1 GALLERY, COPENHAGEN

May 29, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Artistic comrades-in-arms and frequent collaborators Barry McGee (aka: TWIST) & Todd James (aka: REAS) have once again joined forces to present a new joint show cryptically titled FUD at the esteemed V1 Gallery in Copenhagen. Towering figures in the world of Read More

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DESIGN | THE NEW STAR TREK ENTERPRISE BUILDING IN CHINA

May 27, 2015  |  Design  |  Comments Off

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In China's Fujian Province, tech executive and unrepentant Trekkie Lui Deijian has taken nerd-dom to new levels by creating the new headquarters for his Netdragon game development empire in the image of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-E. Fully licensed and Read More

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STREET LIFE | CONOR HARRINGTON’S NEW FIGHT CLUB MURAL FOR WOOD STREET WALLS IN LONDON

May 27, 2015  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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Irish painter and street artist Conor Harrington has been on a tear in recent years both in the gallery and on the streets where his distinctive baroque painting style has distinguished him among his peers as a master of both style and form. A connoisseur of fisticuffs, Read More

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STREET LIFE | SHEPARD FAIREY & ARYZ GO BIG IN DETROIT

May 26, 2015  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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Detroit has long been an expansive and abandoned wasteland covered in primitive wall scribbling and gang graffiti, but in the past few years its become a mecca of street art and an outdoor gallery for the world's top talent. To crown that distinction, Shepard Fairey—in town for Read More

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FIRST LOOK | SHEPARD FAIREY’S PRINTED MATTERS AT LIBRARY STREET COLLECTIVE, DETROIT

May 26, 2015  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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At this point, the world's most prolific street artist needs no introduction or analysis. Simply put, Shepard Fairey is the AC/DC of street art;  the Metallica of Graffiti; the Taylor Swift of streetwear. His fan base is legion, and at a time when he could do a show anywhere in the world, it's nice to see the Read More

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