ICONS | ANDRE SARAIVA: A RETROSPECTIVE AT THE MUDE MUSEUM, LISBON

August 13, 2014  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Parisian street artist/ladies man/bon vivant/1950s movie star doppelgänger Andre Sariava (aka: Mr. Andre/Baron Andre/Johnny Handsome/French Elvis) brings his multifaceted artistic oeuvre to Lisbon with his current eponymous retrospective at the Museum of Design and Fashion (MUDE) in Portugal. Read More

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STREET LIFE | STEVE “ESPO” POWERS VS THE TWELVE O’CLOCK BOYS IN PHILLY

August 12, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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Perhaps the best street art snap of the summer comes in the form of this shot of The 12 O'Clock Boys pulling some righteous wheelies in front of Steve "ESPO" Powers' Love Letters series sticky note wall pieces in Philadelphia. Ride on, boys... [photo by Pat McGinn] Read More

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DESIGN | THE LOTUS BUILDING IN WUJIN, CHINA

August 12, 2014  |  Design  |  Comments Off

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Home to some of the most banal and sublime modern architecture, China has just unveiled a stunning new sculptural building Called the Lotus Building that falls into the latter category. Located in the heart of Wujin, the burgeoning southern district of Changzhou, Jiangsu PRC, the structure and the surrounding 3.5 hectare People’s Park have been designed by Australian firm Read More

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STREET LIFE | INSA’S ANIMATED “GIF-ITI”

August 8, 2014  |  Streets, Tech  |  Comments Off

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UK-based street artist & designer INSA has been taking his mural game to new levels over the past year with a series of  "GIF-iti" pieces in spots around the world from Hollywood to Gambia. Like traditional stop motion animation, the murals are painted in successive evolving layers, each of which is photographed in succession and then combined to create a final Read More

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FAILE’S FUEL, FANTASY, FREEDOM AT GALLERY ERNST HILGER, AUSTRIA

August 5, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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The Brooklyn-based collaborative street & fine art duo of Patrick McNeil andPatrick Miller (aka: "The Patricks", aka: Faile) brought their distinctive style to Austria when their newest show, Fuel, Fantasy, Freedom opened at Gallery Ernst Hilger in Vienna late last month. For this exhibition, the work  delves into the uncanny realm of Read More

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FIRST LOOK | TAKASHI MURAKAMI’S ARHAT CYCLE PART II AT PALAZZO REALE, MILAN

August 5, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Opening last week at the historic Palazzo Reale in Milan was the second installment of the master of Japanese Pop, Takashi Murakami's latest series of works that first debuted at Blum & Poe in LA in April of 2013.  Titled Ahrat, the cycle of paintings on view continues Murakami’s newest mode of painting, developed for his Read More

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STREET LIFE | JUDITH SUPINE’S SEWER SCULPTURE IN NYC

August 1, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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Never content to limit his artistic output to traditional city walls, NYC-based artist Judith Supine has taken to the sewer system of Queens, where his latest Bowie-esque illuminated sculpture now dangles from an iPhone charger in one of the city's labyrinthine drainage tunnels, creating what just might be the strangest piece of street art of the year.  Read More

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DESIGN | KEIICHI TANAAMI’S PSYCHEDELIC HONDA NX650 FOR SUPER EYEWEAR

July 30, 2014  |  art, Design, Film  |  Comments Off

As an homage to the biker influence of their current "Motorpsycho" sunglasses collection, eyewear brand Super commissioned legendary Japanese psychedelic pop artist Keiichi Tanaami to customize a 1988 Honda NX650 from Italian bike shop Basic Garage with his trademark hallucinogenic graphics and some bold bodywork in a collab we never could have imagined. Read More

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SUMMER STUNNER | RICHARD PRINCE’S “IT’S A FREE CONCERT” EXHIBITION AT KUNSTHAUS BREGENZ, IN AUSTRIA

July 30, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Art world lightning rod Richard Prince brought some summer heat to Austria when his incredible new museum show opened at the esteemed public institution Kunsthaus Bregenz earlier this month. Titled  It's a Free Concert, and intended as a freewheeling celebration of modern American pop culture, the large-scale exhibition mines a wide swath of late midcentury icons including vintage cars for a series of Read More

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ART & COMMERCE | LEONARDO DiCAPRIO AUCTIONS OFF A $6 MILLION GOLDEN UNICORN BY DAMIEN HIRST IN ST. TROPEZ

July 25, 2014  |  art, Culture  |  Comments Off

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It seems the mythical creatures of Damien Hirst's laboratory are the hot tickets at charity auctions this season as the British artist's monumental Golden Myth unicorn sculpture was sold for $6 million USD by Leonardo DiCaprio at a star-studded gala auction in Saint Tropez last night. Organized to benefit his Read More

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