Archive for August, 2014

PUBLIC ART | OS GEMEOS GO MASSIVE WITH “GIANTS” AT THE VANCOUVER BIENNALE

August 25, 2014  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Brasilian street art masters & Supertouch buddies Os Gemeos have just completed one of their largest, and most awe-inspiring outdoor pieces ever as part of the current Vancouver Biennale. Long known for their massive public painted works Read More

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STREET LIFE | JR’S INSIDE OUT PROJECT IN LA GUAJIRA, COLUMBIA

August 22, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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Here we have another compelling image from French street artist JR's ongoing Inside Out Project, this time from La Guajira, Columbia. Explains the artist, "While traveling for my first time in La Guajira, I experienced much inspiration from the communities I visited. The Wayuu are a tough and resilient people. They possess a beautiful dignity and willingness to persevere unlike anyone I have Read More

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LAST LOOK | ELMGREEN & DRAGSET’S “BIOGRAPHY” AT ASTRUP FEARNLEY, OSLO

August 22, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Wrapping up this week at Astrup Fearnley Museet in Oslo, Norway, is Biography, the amazing retrospective of Scandanavian artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset and easily one of the best shows of the year—on any continent. Best known for their iconic Prada Marfa installation Read More

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MUST SEE | CAI GUO QIANG’S THE NINTH WAVE AT THE POWER STATION OF ART, SHANGHAI

August 21, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Visionary Chinese artist & Supertouch buddy Cai Guo Qiang, long known for the power & spectacle of his multimedia installations, has just launched one of his most ambitious projects yet with The Ninth Wave, which debuted last week in Shangahi at the Power Station of Art. The focal point of the exhibition is the artwork from which Read More

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STREET LIFE | MERVE BERKMAN DRAWS ATTENTION TO THE PLIGHT OF SYRIAN REFUGEES

August 19, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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This photo of a barefoot Syrian mother & child refuge was taken and pasted by Merve Berkman on a wall in Istanbul where many homeless immigrants usually sit. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have made their way to Istanbul in the midst of the current political & humanitarian crisis but the Turkish government is beginning to apply sanctions. This image draws attention to their plight. As the artist, Merve, observes, "An image is Read More

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FIRST LOOK | TOMOKAZU MATSUYAMA’S SKY’S THE LIMIT IN HARBOUR CITY, HONG KONG

August 19, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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In Hong Kong, the massive Harbour City shopping mall in Tsim Sha Tsui doubles as a public art space and is currently playing host to one of Japanese artist & Supertouch buddy Tomokazu Matsuyama's most ambitious exhibitions to date. Ambitiously titled Sky's the Limit, the show is named after the exhibition's centerpiece, a 6.5 meter-high, stainless steel sculpture (the tallest ever at Harbour City, where KAWS'giant Companion once sat) acting as an homage to the Read More

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DESIGN | FIRST GLIMPSE OF NEW STAR WARS EPISODE VII STORMTROOPER HELMETS

August 15, 2014  |  Design, Film  |  Comments Off

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Inside sources (who by this point are probably no longer "inside") have leaked images of the new Stormtrooper helmets appearing in the forthcoming J.J. Abrams-helmed Star Wars Episode VII film. Set 30 years after Return of the Jedi, these helmets clearly demonstrate the logical evolution in form from the classic helmets of Read More

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FIRST LOOK | DENNIS MORRIS’ “THE BOLLOCKS” AT KNOWN GALLERY, LA

August 14, 2014  |  art, Music  |  Comments Off

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If you've got a favorite photo of the Sex Pistols, there's a good chance it's by their former official photographer, Dennis Morris. There's also a very good chance you can see it in person at Morris' current show, The Bollocks, at Known Gallery in LA. Traveling with the punk boy band Read More

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RIP | BANKSY MEMORIALIZES KING ROBBO

August 14, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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Despite their longstanding (and highly entertaining) graffiti feud, Banksy has paid public tribute to his fallen artistic adversary King Robbo, who died this summer by altering one of his own existing protected murals in London to read "His Royal Highness King Robbo." Read More

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“ART EVERYWHERE” BRINGS FINE ART MASTERPIECES TO TIMES SQUARE

August 14, 2014  |  art, Street Art  |  Comments Off

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A country-wide public art blitz kicked off in NYC at the beginning of the month when the Art Everywhere program went live in Times Square. Created to lessen the visual burden of corporate advertising and bring fine art (wait for it) everywhere,  the program Read More

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