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Carston Höller Erects 60-Foot Slides at Florence’s Palazzo Strozzi

Last March, Carsten Höller announced his plans to create a pair of 60-foot slides inside Florence’s historic Palazzo Strozzi. This time around, the celebrated German artist finally showcases the fruits of his labor, unveiling photos of the site-specific installation. Made in collaboration with plant neurobiologist, Stefano Mancuso, the installation aims to relay insight on mankind’s […]

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D*Face Opens First-Ever Solo Exhibit In Paris Titled “FORNEVER”

Acclaimed London-based street artist D*Face just opened up his first solo exhibition in Paris, France. Titled “FORNEVER,” the show puts on an extensive display of mixed media works such as paintings, sculptures, installations, and assemblages crafted with the artist’s personal artifacts. The overall message of the show is to highlight how “nothing is forever, with […]

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Collector Sues Jeff Koons & Gagosian Gallery for Not Delivering Sculptures

This Thursday morning, elite collector and asset management executive Steven Tananbaum sued Jeff Koons and his dealer Gagosian Gallery for failing to deliver three major sculptures. Tananbaum, who is also a trustee of New York’s Museum of Modern Art, claimed that he has paid over $13 million USD for the artworks consisting of Koons’ world-renowned […]

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How Reginald Sylvester II Went From Designing Streetwear to Success in the Fine Art World

HYPEBEAST Magazine Issue 21: The Renaissance Issue is loaded with intimate stories shedding light on a new swathe of multitalented creatives. One of these subjects is fine art wunderkind Reginald Sylvester II. The New York City-based artist is certainly one of the youngest individuals to make a profound impact in the industry, continuously breaking convention with his visceral […]

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Look Inside Mark Gonzales and Blondey McCoy-Starring “426m2” Exhibition

426m2 is the the exhibition collaboration between gallery StolenSpace and skateboarding campaign company, Long Live Southbank, which opened on April 18. A who’s who of skaters & artists contributed works to the show, which included the likes of Goldie, D*Face and Shepard Fairey as well as the aforementioned Blondey McCoy and Mark Gonzales. HYPEBEAST visited […]

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Blondey McCoy, Gonz & More Skateboarding Artists Team up on Major London Exhibit

Since 1973, skateboarders from all across the globe have flocked to London’s Southbank to hit up its legendary skate spots. After preventing land managers from transforming the area into cafes in 2014, non-profit organization Long Live Southbank (LLSB) returns with a new selling exhibition to help raise funds to renovate and permanently reopen the most-beloved […]

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GR Gallery’s Upcoming “Chimera” Exhibit Focuses on Intense Colors & Shapes

New York City’s GR Gallery will soon launch an upcoming exhibit that spotlights new works by seasoned visual artists 1010, Ron Agam, and Nelio. The meticulously-curated showcase entitled “Chimera” pits the works of all three artists against each other to offer profound contextualizations on color, shape, and material. As for the title of the exhibit, […]

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Banksy Drops New ‘Defeated’ Wall Section Souvenirs

Banksy just released a new series of Wall Section souvenirs available only in-store at the elusive artist’s The Walled Off Hotel in Bethlem. Titled Defeated, the three new art mementos are made of slices of concrete excavated from the controversial barrier wall that divides Israel from the Palestinian territories. Two of the objects spotlight a […]

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Winning Images From the World Press Photo 2018 Contest

World Press Photo just unveiled the winning images from its 61st contest. The 2018 selection was chosen from 73,044 images captured by 4,548 international photographers from 125 nations. The first place prize of approximately $12,300 USD went to Agence France-Presse journalist Ronaldo Schemidt who snapped a photo of a young man engulfed in flames at […]

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A Look Inside Shepard Fairey & adidas Skateboarding’s “Showcase X” Exhibit

Shepard Fairey and adidas Skateboarding teamed up on a new exhibition titled “Showcase X” at The Seventh Letter Gallery in Los Angeles, California. Curated by Fairey, the 10-day presentation spotlights new works from celebrated skateboarders, videographers and more influential figures in the industry. Pieces from Sebo Walker, Zorah Olivia, Oscar Meza, Andres Alfonso, Penelope Gazin, […]

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Low Bros’ “98 Windows” Exhibition Looks at the Consequences of Technology

German artist duo Low Bros will soon open their new solo exhibition titled “98 Windows” at the Mirus Gallery in San Francisco, California. The presentation will spotlight mixed media artworks that aim to explore the consequences of technology in today’s society. The artists are widely-recognized for injecting retro-futuristic motifs, abstract shapes, and dynamic forms in […]

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A Full Look at the Merch Range for KAWS’ New “SEEING/WATCHING” Permanent Art Installation

Ahead of the May 7 official unveil of his latest art piece displayed at Changsha IFS, KAWS, curator AllRightsReserved Ltd. and developer Wharf Group recently offered a full look at the merch range for the “SEEING/WATCHING” permanent art installation. KAWS’ large-scale installation serves as a commemorative piece for the opening of Wharf Group’s largest development, the Changsha […]

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Takashi Murakami Takes Part in New Fondation Louis Vuitton Exhibition

The Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris just launched a new exhibition titled “In Tune with the World.” The major showcase features artworks by world-renowned artists such as Takashi Murakami, Maurizio Cattelan, Pierre Huyghe, alongside late art world luminaries Henri Matisse, Dan Flavin and Yves Klein. The show merges modern and contemporary art pieces, “most of […]

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PNEUHAUS Goes Big With ‘Atmosphere’ Installation

PNEUHAUS’ inflatable Atmosphere offers guests an experience unlike anything else. The creation ensnares the maximum amount of sunlight possible, thanks to its angled, cone-like shape. Created with layers of hexagons, heptagons and pentagons welded together with clear PVC, the panels let in a specific, small amount of light, which travels inside and mixes with fog […]

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Jeff Koons’ Precious ‘Gazing Ball’ Artwork Destroyed by Visitor

This past Sunday, a nameless individual walked into the historic Nieuwe Kerk church in Amsterdam to check out Jeff Koons’ Gazing Ball (Perugino Madonna and Child with Four Saints) artwork. Overwhelmed with curiosity, the aforementioned churchgoer decided to touch the blue glass orb affixed to the painting. After contact, the orb immediately fell and shattered […]

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