FIRST LOOK | “ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND: MISSION SCHOOL” AT NYU

April 24, 2014  |  art  |  No Comments

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Running Juxtapoz magazine in San Francisco in the 1990s, the memories of seeing Barry McGee and Margaret Kilgallen moving around the city together, tagging and stickering as they went are as still as clear as yesterday. Back then, before the term "street art" existed,  there really was no Read More

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MUST-SEE | AI WEIWEI’S MONUMENTAL “ACCORDING TO WHAT?” AT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM

April 23, 2014  |  art  |  No Comments

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Since being arrested in 2011, China's most provocative and controversial artist,  Ai Weiwei has not ben allowed to leave the country, but that doesn't mean he hasn't overseen the entire scope of According to What?, his mid-career retrospective that opened at the Brooklyn Museum this month. Read More

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STREET LIFE | NEW WORK BY PIXEL PANCHO FOR THE PERTH PUBLIC FORMS FESTIVAL, AUSTRALIA

April 23, 2014  |  Streets  |  No Comments

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Italian street artist Pixel Pancho went big with a mega-snake in Perth, Australia for the city's Public Form Festival of street art currently underway featuring 40 top international street artists including Maya Hayuk and ROA working across 30 walls & other public places to transform the city into an public outdoor gallery. Read More

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MUSIC | MIKE GIANT ILLUSTRATES “AEROSOL CAN” FOR PHARRELL & MAJOR LAZER

April 22, 2014  |  Music  |  No Comments

Supertouch buddies Mike Giant & Pharrell come together for a perfect collab on the Major Lazer track "Aerosol Can"...

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DESIGN | AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL FREEDOM CANDLES

April 21, 2014  |  Design  |  No Comments

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In an effort to raise awareness of various humanitarian crises such as women's & children's rights, fair treatment of prisoners, and the lessening of violence, Amnesty International has teamed up with advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather and artistic duo Coarse on a new line of “Freedom Candles” to raise profits for the humanitarian organization. Ostensibly, the candles are sculptural Read More

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FIRST LOOK | STEPHEN “ESPO” POWERS’ “TODAY IS ALREADY TOMORROW” OPENING AT TARGET GALLERY, TOKYO

April 21, 2014  |  art  |  No Comments

TODAY IS ALREADY TOMORROW by Stephen Powers (ESPO) 2014

Last week in Japan, street art legend, sign painter extraordinaire, and emergent fine artist Stephen "ESPO" Powers opened his latest show, "Today is Already Tomorrow" at Tokyo's Target Gallery. Given his Japanese audience's profound obsession with all things Americana, pop culture, and english language phrases (which are often appropriated wildly out-of-context), the show of Powers' trademark wordplay paintings were a perfect match to his eager viewers who packed the tiny backstreet  Read More

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STREET LIFE | STEPHEN “ESPO” POWERS’ TOKYO LOVE LETTER

April 21, 2014  |  Streets  |  No Comments

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While in Tokyo for his "Today is Already Tomorrow" opening at Target Gallery last week, Stephen Powers (aka: ESPO) made his presence publicly known throughout the city with a series of public murals adorning the the streets of Harajuku and the facade & interior of Marc Jacob's Bookmarc store in conjunction with Read More

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AI WEIWEI SPEAKS FROM CHINA ON BEING BARRED FROM VISITING HIS BROOKLYN MUSEUM SHOW

April 18, 2014  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

Persecuted Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's biggest ever solo exhibition opened today at the Brooklyn Museum. But prior to an 81-day detention by Chinese authorities in 2011, Ai's passport was confiscated, and he cannot travel to coordinate or even see his own exhibit. The Brooklyn show includes "Sacred," a depiction of his incarceration in six dioramas, in its first North American appearance.
National Geographic met and spoke with Ai in Beijing where he lives.

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PUBLIC ART | THE BIG FABERGE EASTER EGG HUNT IN NYC

April 17, 2014  |  art  |  No Comments

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For the past month, hundreds of giant Faberge easter eggs created by a diverse array of artists like Jeff Koons, Tracey Emin, RETNA, Zaha Hadid, Krink, Terry Richardson, COST, and Mark Gonzales have been playing a game of hide-and-seek known as The Big Egg Hunt throughout NYC, leading gawkers on a daily trek to locate the spring ornaments and win prizes in the process. Beginning tomorrow through April 25th, all 260+ eggs will be on Read More

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STREET LIFE | NEW WORK BY ROA FOR THE PERTH PUBLIC FORMS FESTIVAL, AUSTRALIA

April 17, 2014  |  Streets  |  No Comments

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Belgian street artist ROA went big with a mega-snake in Perth, Australia for the city's Public Form Festival of street art currently underway featuring 40 top international street artists including Maya Hayuk and Pixel Pancho working across 30 walls & other public places to transform the city into an public outdoor gallery. Read More

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