STREET LIFE | SPACE INVADER DOES ART BASEL, SWITZERLAND

June 23, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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You wouldn't find much street art in last week's Art Basel fair in the Swiss town that started it all, but luckily, French street art phenom Invader still has the streets on lock with his tiled 8-Bit hits celebrating the Read More

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LAST LOOK | HASSAN RAHIIM’S “DISTILLATIONS” AT HVW8 GALLERY, LA

June 19, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Closing shop this weekend in LA is Distillations, the must-see show by 27-year-old upstart and native Angelino artist Hassan Rahim at HVW8 Gallery. With Rauschenberg’s visual semantics and Man Ray’s photographic unconscious, the pieces in this exhibition are faint recollections of an era floating in purgatory. Solarized prints of Dr. Dre’s monumental Read More

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TECH | GOOGLE MAPS GLOBAL GRAFFITI WITH THE STREET ART PROJECT

June 18, 2014  |  Streets, Tech  |  Comments Off

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The best and worst part about street art is that it's temporary. Its the ephemeral nature of the medium that gives it a sense of immediacy but makes the movement incredibly difficult to archive—until now. In an effort to document the global street art phenomenon, the Google Cultural Institute has just launched The Street Art Project, a rapidly expanding Read More

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LAST LOOK | RYAN McGINLEY’S “VERTICAL COLOR OF SOUND” AT GALERIE PERROTIN HONG KONG

June 18, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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This week marks the last chance to see New York photographer Ryan McGinley's excellent new show, the compellingly titled Vertical Color of Sound at Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong.  For his first show solo exhibition in China, McGinley presents a selection of Read More

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FILM | JEFF KOONS’ PHILOSOPHY OF PERFECTION BY MATT BLACK

June 18, 2014  |  art, Film  |  Comments Off

Filmmaker Matt Black visits living Pop Art legend Jeff Koons at his incredible New York factory ahead of the opening of his Whitney Museum career retrospective on June 27th for a closer look at the intense level of perfectionism and detail that goes into every single multimillion-dollar masterpiece.

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ART & COMMERCE | “BANKSY: THE UNAUTHORIZED RETROSPECTIVE” AT SOTHEBY’S S|2, LONDON

June 18, 2014  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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It's been years since Banksy's last proper official gallery show, but last week his first retrospective opened to the public in London. Held by auction house Sotheby's at their upstart S|2 retail gallery, the show, appropriately titled Banksy: The Unauthorized Retrospective was executed Read More

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FIRST LOOK | FUTURA GETS “INTROSPECTIVE” AT GALLERY MAGDA DANYSZ, PARIS

June 16, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Simply put, the importance of Futura (né Futura 2000, aka: Leonard McGurr) in the world of street and early Pop art cannot be overstated. Rising from the original graffiti scene of the 70s & 80s, Futura quickly distinguished himself as the abstract futurist master of the genre, playing a critical role in transitioning the art form "above ground" to the world of proper fine art alongside such crossover friends & contemporaries as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Read More

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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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