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A Look Inside the New Daidō Moriyama Exhibit in London

Earlier this February, London’s Michael Hoppen Gallery announced a new exhibition featuring rare, vintage silver prints by legendary Japanese street photographer, Daidō Moriyama. This time around, we offer fans a closer look at the showcase that is filled with Moriyama’s high-contrast, black and white photography. The artist’s many candid subjects include stark portraits of city […]

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KAWS Teases Humongous ‘SMALL LIE’ Companion Sculpture in Qatar

KAWS recently posted Instagram photos of his new SMALL LIE Companion sculpture to be installed at the Hamad International Airport in Qatar. Made in collaboration with Qatar Museums, the large-scale figure is approximately 30-feet-tall and constructed out of African hardwood; the same size and material to create his previous SMALL LIE figure at the Yorkshire Sculpture […]

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New Rammellzee Exhibit Is Coming to New York City

The life and artistic output of acclaimed, multi-talented artist Rammellzee are set to be celebrated and displayed in New York City. As The New York Times reports, a new Rammellzee exhibition is set to take over Red Bull Arts New York this spring. Featuring a diverse offering, the event will showcase his expansive, vibrant body of […]

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VHILS Talks Preserving Local Culture Through Art, New Exhibit & More

VHILS is on a longstanding mission to create artworks that raise awareness of globalization and its effect on cultural diversity. More importantly, he hopes that his signature chiseled portraits of locals from all across the globe combat today’s rapid pace of cultural homogenization; or the idea that dominant culture invades local culture, resulting in a […]

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A Look Inside Virgil Abloh & Takashi Murakami’s “Future History” Exhibit

Virgil Abloh and Takashi Murakami launched their anticipated “Future History” exhibit at the Gagosian Gallery in London, England. Any fans avidly following the duo on social media in the past few weeks have seen a slew of work-in-progress pieces. Now, we get a first look at the show, comprised of large-scale paintings, sculptures and an installation […]

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This New York City Scale Model Is made of Recycled Motherboards

Zimbabwe-based artist Zayd Menk created a meticulous scale model of New York City’s downtown Manhattan out of recycled motherboards, hot glue sticks, various CPU bits and three months of calculations via data collected from sites such as Google Maps, Wikipedia, Reddit and Pinterest. Zayd made the 0.0635:100 scale artwork for his school art project. It […]

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This Installation Turns Your Selfies Into Gravel

A new art installation offers a unique upgrade to your selfies, allowing them to turn instantly into gravel. Created by Pangenerator, a Warsaw-based art collective, it was commissioned by the National Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw, who asked the group to create a work that would take a look at an aspect of teenage life. To […]

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Damien Hirst & Officine Panerai Unite for Watches & Wonders Miami Exhibition

Officine Panerai and Damien Hirst have partnered up for a special exhibition at Watches & Wonders Miami 2018. The showcase will display two “spin painting” pieces from Hirst: Beautiful Sunflower Panerai Painting and Beautiful Fractional Sunflower Panerai Painting, both from 2011. The former will be at the Moore Building’s Telling Time Exhibition, while the latter will be […]

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PSA: Stop Calling Martha Cooper an Art Critic

Age is nothing but a number for Martha Cooper. The legendary photojournalist is turning 75 years young and she’s still capturing street photography as well as adding to her growing list of published books. Her most notable book is none other than Subway Art, first published in 1984. Renowned artists such as Shepard Fairey (Obey Giant), OSGEMEOS […]

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5Pointz Graffiti Artists Awarded $6.7 Million USD for Demolished Murals

To compensate for the 2013 destruction of the legendary 5Pointz mural to build condominium units, New York real estate developer Gerald Wolkoff has been ordered to pay $6.7 million to 21 5Pointz graffiti artists. The artists originally sued Wolkoff for “violating their rights,” and a jury ruled in their favor back in November of last year. […]

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Janet Echelman Highlights the Impact of Time for ‘1.78 Madrid’ Thread Sculpture

Renowned American artist Janet Echelman has taken to Madrid, Spain to unveil her latest sculpture. Situated above Plaza Mayor’s statue of King Philip III of Spain, “1.78 Madrid” is a “suspended thread sculpture” and the latest entry in the Earth Time Series she started in 2010. As Arch Daily puts it, the piece examines “the idea of […]

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Stikki Peaches Gives Nike’s NYC Headquarters a Collage-Filled Makeover

Nike recently unveiled its brand new headquarters in New York City’s Midtown district. The immense space spans 150,000 square feet and even includes an indoor basketball court capable of seating 400 spectators. To celebrate the opening, the Swoosh commissioned Montreal-based artist Stikki Peaches to embellish a section of the headquarters with signature collage artwork. The […]

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Stunning Photos From the 2018 Underwater Photographer of the Year Competition

Winners of the 2018 Underwater Photographer of the Year competition have just been announced. A panel of expert judges rummaged through 5,000 entries to crown the international victors spanning 11 photography categories. Taking home the grand prize is German photographer Tobias Friedrich for his remarkable “Cycle War,” portraying an underwater wreckage of World War II […]

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Best New Art: Kendrick Lamar Accused of Stealing Artwork, 5Pointz Artists Rewarded & More

Copyrighting and patenting work has long presented an issue for artists. From forged Pablo Picasso masterpieces to bootlegged KAWS figures, there have been many cases of people plagiarizing the signature artwork of an acclaimed artist for their personal gain. Now, with the onset of the digital age, the task becomes all the more complicated as […]

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Barack and Michelle Obama Artworks Unveiled at National Portrait Gallery

Stunning portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama were just unveiled at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. The Obama portraits were created by celebrated African American artists, Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, respectively. Wiley depicts the former President sitting confidently in a chair with an all-over floral backdrop. On the contrary, the former First Lady is […]

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Barack and Michelle Obama Artworks Unveiled at National Portrait Gallery

Stunning portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama were just unveiled at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. The Obama portraits were created by celebrated African American artists, Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, respectively. Wiley depicts the former President sitting confidently in a chair with an all-over floral backdrop. On the contrary, the former First Lady is […]

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Ernest Zacharevic Carves Huge SOS Distress Call for Endangered Orangutans

Environmental activist and artist Ernest Zacharevic carved a humongous SOS distress call into 20 hectares of palm oil plantation land in Sumatra. The man-made intervention is part of Zacharevic’s ongoing Splash and Burn initiative that aims to raise awareness for endangered orangutans in the region. A total of only 14,600 orangutans currently remain in Sumatra. […]

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