WORLD CUP | TEAM USA KICKS OFF WITH OFFICIAL ARTWORK BY FUTURA

June 16, 2014  |  art, Culture  |  Comments Off

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World Cup may already be well under way in Brasil, but it officially kicks off today for Americans when Team USA battles Ghana in their first heated match of the competition. Amazingly, to commemorate this monumental event, the US team has made legendary aerosol/street artist & Supertouch buddy Futura Read More

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OPENINGS | DANIEL ARSHAM’S “THE FUTURE IS ALWAYS NOW” AT GALERIE PERROTIN, PAIRS

June 16, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Opening last week in Paris, The Future is Always Now is the ninth solo exhibition by New York-based artist Daniel Arsham at Galerie Perrotin, presenting a new body of  "future relic" artworks focused on the theme of music (and, strangely, used tires), and all designed to look like Pompeii-esque artifacts from some 21st century apocalypse Read More

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PSYCHEDELIA | ASSUME VIVID ASTRO FOCUS: “ADDERALL VALIUM ATIVAN FOCALIN” AT SUZANNE GEISS, NYC

June 11, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Neo-psychedelic artists Eli Sudbrack & Christophe Hamaide-Pierson–known collectively as Assume Vivid Astro Focus–have brought their dazzling vision back to NYC in a trippy new show (their first solo exhibition since 2008), Adderall Valium Ativan Focalin (Cantilevering Me), at The Suzanne Geiss Company, located in the Read More

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PARIS | JR TURNS THE PANTHEON “INSIDE OUT”

June 11, 2014  |  art, Street Life  |  Comments Off

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Globetrotting street artist JR brought his international Inside Out public portrait project back home this month when his new installation covering Paris' historical Pantheon opened to the public on June 4th. For the "Au Panthéon!" project, thousands of faces were collected throughout March by the Inside Out PhotoBooth truck at nine French national monuments that were then Read More

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MUST-SEE | “LARGE SCULPTURES” BY KEN PRICE AT MATTHEW MARKS, NYC

June 10, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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The late sculptor Ken Price was a seminal LA artist whose first solo show was in 1960 at the legendary Ferus Gallery where he quickly became part of a developing art movement that included artists such as Larry Bell, Billy Al Bengston, John Altoon, John McCracken, Robert Irwin and Ed Ruscha. Price would have three solo shows during the short time Ferus was open, and by the mid-1960s was a Read More

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WILD KINGDOM | WALTON FORD’S “WATERCOLORS” AT PAUL KASMIN, NYC

June 10, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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In his newest show of large-scale allegorical paintings at Paul Kasmin Gallery, artist Walton Ford continues to explore the visual and narrative scope of traditional natural history painting with his monumental watercolors, chronicling encounters between human culture and the natural world. Several pieces in this exhibition will expand upon Ford's longstanding practice of incorporating written marginalia in his work, and feature for the first time musings penned by the artist from the perspective of his Read More

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FIRST LOOK | AI WEIWEI’S BICYCLE SCULPTURES AT LISSON GALLERY, LONDON

June 10, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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For his third, self-titled new solo exhibition with London's esteemed Lisson Gallery (running concurrently with major shows in Berlin & Brooklyn), Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has created a monumental new installation of bicycles as part of his ongoing "Forever" series, as well as a number of Read More

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STREET LIFE | INVADER TAKES TOKYO

June 6, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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For the past two weeks French street art phenom /8 bit video game addict Invader has been on a whirlwind tour of Tokyo, installing his nearly indestructible pixelated tile pieces to the walls of the city in a grand act of artistic vandalism featuring familiar local players like Astro Boy, Grendizer, and Hello Kitty. Have a look: Read More

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LAST LOOK | RYAN McGINNESS’ NEON NUDES AT PACE PRINTS, NYC

May 29, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Wrapping up at the esteemed Pace Prints gallery in NYC on June 7th, Ryan McGinness' beautiful show Figure Drawings is a continuation of the artist’s Women series, which began in 2010. Drawing directly from nude models, McGinness approached these drawings in the same manner in which he creates his signature undulating and layered icons. He begins with sketches, and refines those drawings down into their basic and most essential forms. In the Women series, the artist simultaneously embraces the Read More

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STREET LIFE | TRISTAN EATON x VERSACE IN HAWAII

May 29, 2014  |  Streets, Style  |  Comments Off

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Few people would mention the words street art and Versace in the same sentence (the more frequent combination is usually "purple Lamborghini" & "Versace"), but then again, Donatella Versace is not the average person. To breathe some fresh life into the vaunted couture house, the ageless fashion queen commissioned relentless street artist Tristan Eaton to paint a version of the classic Versace Medusa head logo in Read More

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