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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ON EXHIBIT | THE BEST OF THE 2015 VENICE BIENNALE

May 22, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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With over 140 artists total representing 53 countries, the 56th Venice Biennale is the high art world's grandest, and most consuming event. This year's installment, titled, All the World's Futures by Nigerian-born curator Okwui Enwezor is no different and for the uninitiated, the expansive show—which is spread Read More

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STREET LIFE | THE BRIDGES OF GRAFFITI AT THE VENICE BIENNALE 2015

May 21, 2015  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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While the storied Venice Biennale—now in its 56th year—is a highbrow affair for the art world elite, this season's simultaneous Bridges of Graffiti show presents a welcome and more accessible counterpoint with a formidable exhibition of international urban artists. Featuring installations by Futura, Todd James Read More

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PUBLIC ART | JR COMMEMORATES THE LEGACY OF FUKUSHIMA

May 19, 2015  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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The 2011 Japanese Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster triggered by a massive earthquake and tsunami left the region devastated, evacuated, and irradiated. Four years later, it's remaining inhabitants are still working to regain the way of life they once knew and cope with Read More

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BEST IN SHOW | LISA YUSKAVAGE’S NUDE WONDERLAND AT DAVID ZWIRNER, NYC

May 19, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Currently on view at powerhouse gallery David Zwirner is a beautiful show of new paintings by Lisa Yuskavage unlike anything else you're likely to see this season. For the uninitiated, Yuskavage's works merge popular culture and a deep engagement with the history of art. Widely associated with a Read More

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PUBLIC ART | KAWS’ “CLEAN SLATE” ON VIEW AT LANE CRAWFORD, SHANGHAI

May 18, 2015  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Following the recent debut of three colossal sculptures in Amsterdam, longtime Supertouch buddy KAWS proves he's the king of public art this summer with the launch of his giant Clean Slate sculpture in Shanghai, marking the first time one of his sculptures has appeared on mainland China. Appearing out front of Read More

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FAIR PLAY | FRIEZE ART FAIR NEW YORK 2015 RECAP

May 17, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Summer's not exactly known as high season in the art world mecca of New York, but for the fourth year now, Frieze art fair has proven to be the kickoff event of the summer season. Bringing together over 190 galleries from around the world, the fair (the NYC edition is a sister show to the original Read More

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BEST IN SHOW | YAYOI KUSAMA “GIVE ME LOVE” AT DAVID ZWIRNER, NYC

May 12, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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86-year-old Tokyo-based artist Yayoi Kusama—recently named the World's Most Popular Artist based on museum show attendance— is nothing short of a force of nature. Working at least six days a week in her studio as she has since the 1950s, Kusama feels the pressure of time and uses it to fuel her Read More

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FIRST LOOK | CHRISTOPHER WOOL AT LUHRING AUGUSTINE, CHELSEA & BUSHWICK

May 12, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Badass Art World legend Christopher Wool has built a controversial career around a body of inscrutable tonal abstract and text-based work that has captured the hearts & minds of a growing mass of art lovers, both accredited and amateur (while ringing the cash register to record heights along the Read More

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STREET LIFE | KAWS’ GIANT COMPANION SCULPTURES IN AMSTERDAM FOR ARTZUID

May 12, 2015  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Longtime Supertouch buddy KAWS has been blowing minds with his large-scale sculptural work in recent years, and this month sees his giant Companion figures making the journey to Amsterdam as the centerpieces of the open air biennial ArtZuid Fair. The exhibition, which began in Read More

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