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Slam Jam & Cav Empt Build a Video Installation at Spazio Maiocchi

To celebrate Milan Fashion Week 2018, fledgling social space Spazio Maiocchi recently launched three new projects by Cav Empt, Berlin-based artist Anna Uddenberg, and NOWNESS. Made in collaboration with Slam Jam, Japanese streetwear stalwart Cav Empt produced a short documentary entitled The Clothes Themselves that draws inspiration from Italian philosopher Riccardo Manzotti’s “Spread Mind” theory […]

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Best Art Drops: Limited Skate Decks, Sculptures & Paint Extinguishers

Since the early 1950s, skateboarding started out as an alternative method for Californian surfers to cruise on concrete. The original inventor of the first skate deck remains unknown, but since its popularity peaked in the 1960s, countless customized boards have hit the global market, as per Skateboarding Magazine. As the once leisure activity turned professional sport’s popularity […]

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Harumi Yamaguchi & YOSHIROTTEN Collaborate on Airbrushed Female Figures

Celebrated Japanese artists Harumi Yamaguchi and YOSHIROTTEN are getting ready to launch a collaborative show at the Ginza Graphic Gallery (ggg) in Tokyo, Japan. Entitled “Harumi’s Summer,” the partnered showcase will display Yamaguchi’s signature airbrush illustrations of female figures for retailer PARCO alongside archival pieces that have all been “trimmed and reconfigured from YOSHIROTTEN’s unique […]

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JR Announces Upcoming “Horizontal” Show at Galerie Perrotin Nyc

Internationally-renowned French artist JR will soon launch an exhibition at Galerie Perrotin’s New York City space. Entitled “Horizontal,” the extensive showcase will ostensibly display new mixed-media works, photographic caricatures, and large-scale installations centering upon his signature wheat paste artworks. Accompanying the show is an intervention by JR on the gallery’s historic brick facade. Head over […]

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Kanye’s #SUPERMOON Campaign Copied Another Artist’s Work According to Diet Prada

Kanye West is under fire again for copying someone else’s work, according to Diet Prada. The first time, West was accused of copying ex-Nike designer Tony Spackman’s sketches but West later clarified that a new YEEZY employee actually presented him the copied material. West then fired the employee and praised Spackman for his actual work. Recently, […]

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“Disneyland Memorial Orgy” by ‘MAD’ Cartoonist Wally Wood Gets Printed on Skateboards

The original “Disneyland Memorial Orgy” illustration was created by renowned cartoonist and Mad magazine co-founder Wally Wood. The satirical illustration was first published in 1967 by Paul Krassner in his underground publication The Realist. This time, the popular black and white piece is seen in a new colored version by an ex-Disney employee, fully displayed […]

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Yayoi Kusama’s ‘Infinity Mirror Room’ to Arrive in Chicago for the First Time

Following a month-long residency at New York City’s David Zwirner galleries, Yayoi Kusama’s world-famous Infinity Mirror Room installation is set to land in Chicago for the first time. Organized by a secretive new institution dubbed the wnder museum, the upcoming immersive installation may be the iconic artist’s magnus opus work. “Many have said that the Infinity […]

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Zeehan Wazed Brings “Momentum” to NYC Solo Show

Emerging Libyan artist Zeehan Wazed recently launched his first New York City solo show at the ABXY Gallery. Entitled “Momentum,” the young multi-talent displays a vibrant selection of abstract paintings alongside sculptures, mixed media works, and dance. More precisely, Wazed is fascinated with mathematics, graffiti, and multiple technical practices. He draws inspiration from a number […]

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International Artists Paint on Solar Art Panels to Promote Sustainability

The Solar Panel Art Series joined forces with Paddle8 on an online benefit auction. The collaborative duo commissioned works by globally-acclaimed visual artists such as Felipe Pantone. AKTE ONE, Carolina Amaya, Dave the Chimp, Henok Getachew, Choi Jin-Youn, Ron Miller, and more. One of the highlights of the sale is Pantone’s Subtractive Variability Solar artwork […]

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Take a Look Inside Brendan Monroe & Heath Ceramics’ Collaborative “Formation” Exhibit

Noted painter/sculptor Brendan Monroe recently hosted a themed installation at Heath Ceramics’ Los Angeles showroom, artistically picking up where they left off since last joining forces a few years back. “Formations” is an imaginative body of work, in which Monroe utilized an assortment of Heath tile’s, transforming its flat clay surface into an expressive catalog […]

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Lee Ufan Erects Large Iron Field for Art Basel Unlimited 2018

Pace recently unveiled a large-scale installation entitled Relatum (Iron Field) by Korean minimalist painter and sculptor, Lee Ufan. The installation was meticulously built using natural and industrial materials. It’s essentially a field of narrow steel wires that stand approximately four-feet-tall with sand as the base. With this piece, Ufan aims to emphasize “the relationship between […]

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Felipe Pantone Issues Cease-And-Desist Letter to Rome Snowboards

Renowned visual artist Felipe Pantone recently issued a cease-and-desist letter to Rome Snowboards for using the artist’s signature graphics in promotional materials without permission. The aforementioned artworks were created by Pantone for a 2015 solo exhibition at Mirus Gallery in San Francisco, California. The works were ostensibly utilized by Rome Snowboards to market new snowboard offerings […]

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