Posts Tagged ‘art’

INSIDE THE AMAZING WORLD OF JEFF LADOUCEUR AT ZIEHER SMITH GALLERY, NYC

June 5, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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One of our favorite young artists and part-time Canadian (try not to hold it against him), Jeff Ladouceur is a master of conjuring bizarre & fantastic imaginary worlds with only a pencil and paper. His new exhibition, "Amen," at NYC's Zieher Smith Gallery is a powerhouse show of fantastic imagery, revealing his cartoony, surrealistic scenes populated by ridiculously entertaining characters. Read More

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AI WEIWEI’S “S.A.C.R.E.D.” VENICE BIENNALE INSTALLATION CHRONICLES HIS RECENT IMPRISONMENT

May 30, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Hot on the heels of last week's release of Ai Weiwei's heavy metal single and music video protesting his recent imprisonment by the Chinese government, the artist cranked up the heat on the ordeal with the debut of his controversial new show "S.A.C.R.E.D," at the Venice Biennale yesterday. The installation is comprised of a series of dioramas encased in iron boxes depicting various scenes from Weiwei's 81-day-long incarceration in 2011 Read More

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FIRST LOOK: SCOTT CAMPBELL’S “THINGS GET BETTER” AT OHWOW GALLERY

May 28, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Artistic chameleon Scott Campbell wowed an LA crowd with the opening of his new show at OHWOW Gallery in Hollywood last Thursday nite. Optimistically titled "Things Get Better," the focus of the exhibition is a series of 18 beautiful new photorealistic black & white watercolor paintings of homemade tattoo machines that Campbell, perhaps best known until now as a world-class tattoo artist, encountered on previous trips as a visiting tattoo artist in Mexican prisons Read More

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STEVE “ESPO” POWERS’ “VISUAL BLUES” AT ALICE GALLERY, BRUSSELS

May 21, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Street artist, philosopher, sign painter, wordsmith: All these terms describe Stephen "Espo" Powers and all are tenents of his multifaceted creative persona amply on display in his beautiful show of new work, "Visual Blues" at Alice Gallery in Brussels. Read More

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KENNY SCHARF’S NEW GRAFFITI MURAL PROJECT IN MOBILE ALABAMA

May 16, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Few people would accuse Mobile Alabama of being a forward-thinking cultural center, but that's nothing a visit from living Pop Art legend and Supertouch buddy Kenny Scharf can't fix. As part of the city's Center For The Living Arts' current "Futures Project" which "examines future possibilities for the Gulf Coast through art," Scharf swept into town in his far-out "JetStones" (Jetsons x Flintstones)-bedazzled 1959 Cadillac with a trunk packed with spray paint to embellish the center with a wraparound graffiti mural featuring his trademark psychedelic characters. Read More

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CHRISTIE’S MEMORIALIZES BASQUIAT IN CONJUNCTION WITH RECORD SETTING $49M SALE OF “DUST HEADS”

May 16, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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To celebrate the enduring influence of downtown NYC art star Jean-Michel Basquiat and the record-setting auction of his seminal 1982 painting, "Dustheads" last night for $49 million USD as part of their Post-War & Contemporary Evening Sale, Christie's set out to uncover untold stories of the famously enigmatic painter in a new video series that kicks off in conversation with his artist friends Toxic, and Al Diaz, Basquiat's SAMO graffiti crew partner. Read More

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STREET LIFE: CONOR HARRINGTON’S NEW MURAL IN LONDON FOR THE DULWICH STREET ART FESTIVAL

May 3, 2013  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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Proving once again why he's one of the heaviest talents in the street art game, our Irish brother Conor Harrington has just finished another epic new large-scale mural on Spurling Road in London for the upcoming Dulwich Street Art Festival, running May 10th—19th. Titled "Dulwich Fight Club," the image is based on a 17th century old master painting from the collection of the Dulwich Picture Gallery which has supplied all the source imagery for the murals in the project which is titled "Baroque The Streets." Read More

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ARTIST PAUL McCARTHY SHITS ON CHINA IN WEST KOWLOON’S “INFLATION” SCULPTURE SHOW

May 1, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

 

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Revered NYC-based hellraiser artist Paul McCarthy, who's built a career on creating incredibly difficult "punk" fine art—with highlights including sculptures of chocolate butt plugs and George W Bush sodomizing pigs—has put his indelible stamp on China's new West Kowloon Cultural District Sculpture Park in Hong Kong with a giant pile of human feces. Read More

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ON EXHIBIT: ROA’S AVIAN ART JET AT THE ARIZONA BONEYARD PROJECT

April 29, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Looking beautiful in the Arizona sunset this week is ROA's incredible painted jet for curator Eric Firestone's ambitious "Boneyard Project." Featuring a giant bird skeleton in the trademark style of the Belgian street artist on a decomissioned jet from the Korean War, the skeletal aircraft stands as a testament to an ambitious project slowly turning Phoenix into a world class art attraction. Read More

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JR’S “INSIDE OUT” STREET ART PROJECT HITS TIMES SQUARE

April 25, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch buddy JR is currently posted up in the heart of Times Square with his mobile photo truck creating his largest street art project ever, "Inside Out New York City." An extension of his "Inside Out" project which launched after he won the TED Prize in 2011, the Times Square project sees the artist capturing photos of passers-by, printing large scale black and white images of them instantly on the spot and then pasting them on the ground in Duffy Square to create a giant mosaic of local faces. Read More

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