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Ai Weiwei Will Sell Two Special Edition Artworks on eBay

Ai Weiwei has teamed up with eBay for Charity and Public Art Fund to sell two special edition artworks on the e-commerce giant’s platform. The collaborative project consists of a print and sculpture. For the print, the acclaimed artist will purvey his iconic Odyssey artwork that touches upon the still-occurring global migrant crisis stylized in a […]

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The New Yayoi Kusama Museum Brings Polka Dots and Pumpkins to Shinjuku

Renowned Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama and her foundation have set up a museum dedicated to her work, which opened in Shinjuku on October 1. Currently, the space hosts over 600 multimedia selections from Kusama’s decades of inventiveness. The innocuous exterior of the building belies the interior’s curved walls and high ceilings, making a suitable host […]

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Snapchat to Launch Augmented Reality Art Software

Snapchat is planning to release a new augmented reality art platform that will feature art from Jeff Koons and others. It will enable art to be pinned to certain locations in augmented reality that can be seen by users when they hold their phones in the correct location. Snapchat will be promoting sign-ups from artists […]

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Catherine Opie’s Haunting Portraits of Rick Owens, Michèle Lamy, & More

American photographer Catherine Opie is slated to display her ongoing “Portraits and Landscapes” series at a new exhibit in London’s Thomas Dane Gallery. Opie is revered for her portraits of leading figures in the fashion and art industries alongside controversial imagery including one of herself donning a bondage mask with 46 needles piercing her arms, […]

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Filipe Pantone Opens His First Solo Show in New York This Month

The bold Argentinian street artist known for bringing bringing digital aesthetics into the real world, Felipe Pantone is opening his first New York solo show “Planned Iridescence” this month at GR Gallery. According to the gallery, 20 pieces are expected to be featured including paintings, murals, projections and interactive pieces exploring the “interaction between the […]

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Takashi Murakami & Garage MCA Release Exclusive Merch for New Exhibit

Recently, Takashi Murakami flaunted a bespoke A-COLD-WALL* outfit at the opening of his new exhibit at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow, Russia. The retrospective, called “Under the Radiation Falls,” spotlights prints, paintings, sculptures, and installations from the mid-1990s alongside his latest Superflat artwork. Accompanying the presentation is a batch of exclusive merchandise […]

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Mis Zapas Launching Illustrated Book on Michael Jordan’s Sneaker History

Explore the history of Michael Jordan and his footwear illustrated eloquently by Alberto Rioja, the genius behind Mis Zapas, in the book titled 1981-2003 Michael Jordan’s Sneaker History. With a comprehensive list of all outfits including some of the most well known basketball shoes Jordan has worn, everybody will find their favorite shoe from Jordan […]

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Artist Wants to Erect 45-Foot-Tall Naked Woman Sculpture at the National Mall

A team of Washington D.C.locals founded Catharsis on the Mall back in 2016 — a fledgling function that aims to create a space “mediated by radical inclusion, participation, and self-expression,” as stated on the organization’s website. Taking inspiration from Burning Man, the event boasts installations, panel discussions, workshops and musical performances that take place at […]

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Artist Hikari Shimoda’s Limited “Child of this Planet” Sculpture

Japanese artist Hikari Shimoda is known for her dreamy artwork that culls inspiration from popular manga and anime — touting a vibrant palette of galactic-eyed characters dressed as otherworldly superheroes. Shimoda recently joined forces with the Asian art institution, APPortfolio, to create a three-dimensional figurine entitled Child of This Planet. The collectible art object depicts […]

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Ben Buchanan to Showcase Unseen Warhol, Basquiat & Hering Photographs

British artist Ben Buchanan is famed for capturing high-profile artists in and out of their element. Working as a photographer at NYC’s Area nightclub in the ’70s, Buchanan had the incredible opportunity to snap visuals of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol as well as Keith Haring. To commemorate his creative legacy, the Peter Harrington gallery in […]

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Massive Rice Paddy Art in Japan Takes Three Months to Complete

Every year, thousands of tourists visit the small village of Inakadate in Japan to admire sprawling works of “rice paddy art” or “Tanbo Art” in Japanese. Instead of paint, different colored rice plants are used to create the expansive masterpieces inspired by traditional folklore, mythical creatures, and fairy tales. It takes approximately three months to […]

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Japanese Artists Dominate This Week’s Art

Japanese art is ever-flourishing — especially today with artists such as Takashi Murakami and his Superflat movement paving the way for emerging creatives to elevate the genre. From the innocent to the more dangerously contentious artworks, virtuosos from the Land of the Rising Sun continue to borrow diverse influences from Western pop culture, eroticism, as […]

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