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Takashi Murakami Drops New ‘Kaikai’ & ‘Kiki’ Plush Dolls & Backpacks

Takashi Murakami recently teased exclusive new merchandise available exclusively at Bar Zingaro in Tokyo, Japan. Those visiting the artist’s bar-café will have the opportunity to purchase large Kaikai and Kiki plush dolls alongside backpacks with a special DOB PANDA iteration. Accompanying the items are a bevy of additional items including T-shirts, books, and limited prints. […]

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Banksy’s Original Gallerist to Display Rare Works in London

Co-founder of London’s Lazinc gallery, Steve Lazarides, is making preparations to launch a monumental show spotlighting a unique selection of Banksy’s artworks. Entitled “Banksy, Greatest Hits: 2002-2008,” the extensive presentation will display six years’ worth of stenciled canvases, paintings, sculptures, and limited-edition prints by the Bristol-born street artist. Highlights include Love Is In The Air (2006), […]

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Best Art Drops: KAWS ‘Together’ Sculpture, Takashi Murakami ‘Flowers’ Cushions & More

The signature styles from expert incorporators of pop culture and street art such as Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Banksy, and KAWS are observed on various media. Haring’s man figure, Basquiat’s mask-and-skull motifs, Banksy’s spray-painted stencils, and KAWS X-ing out the eyes of famous cartoons go beyond the traditional canvas and are embellished from almost any […]

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MADSAKI & Cherry Fukuoka to Release Exclusive Merch for “EXHIBITION” Pop-Up

Following his “COMBINATION PLATTER” exhibition in Bangkok, Kaikai Kiki artist MADSAKI is now joining forces with Japanese streetwear retailer cherry on a pop-up called “EXHIBITION.” The collaborative concept space will spotlight new paintings and special edition prints alongside limited merchandise such as T-shirts, posters, skate decks, and more. One highlight includes the artist’s Three Flags artwork to […]

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Cleon Peterson to Launch New “Blood & Soil” Exhibit in LA

Cleon Peterson will unleash a body of new work at an upcoming exhibition called “Blood & Soil” at Over The Influence in Los Angeles, California. Internationally-renowned for his minimalist illustrations and bold graphic style that depict harrowing scenes, Peterson’s new pieces challenge “nationalism, populist fervor, economic disparity, and autocratic consolidation of power in today’s world,” […]

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Robert Longo’s ‘Death Star’ Sculpture Is Made of 40,000 Bullet Casings

Widely-recognized for his photorealistic artworks that touch upon socio-political issues, Robert Longo returns with a momentous sculptural installation entitled Death Star for Art Basel 2018. The NYC-based artist’s intent for the piece crafted out of 40,000 bullet casings to raise awareness on American gun violence. Made in collaboration with Metro Pictures and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, […]

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KAWS to Release New ‘Together’ Companion Sculptures

KAWS recently announced the release of a new limited sculpture entitled Together that sees two Companion figures hugging each other. The open edition vinyl collectible is set to arrive in brown, grey, and black versions. Together has been exhibited as a series of large-scale sculptures at previous exhibitions including More Gallery at Art Basel Switzerland […]

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Oakley Denies Validity of Graffiti Copyright

Graffiti artists Donald “KEPTIONE” Robbins and Noah “DJ RAKUS” Daar have filed a lawsuit against Oakley for using the artists’ work in campaign materials without the artists’ knowledge or consent. The murals in question were painted by the artists in 2015 in San Francisco as part of a curated global art project, Meeting of Styles, and feature […]

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Hennessy Enlists Artist VHILS for a Limited V.S Bottle

Hennessy’s Very Special collaborations have seen the likes of renowned artists including Ryan McGinness, OSGEMEOS and JonOne, to name a few. The cognac experts have now teamed up with artist VHILS for the 8th annual installment of their V.S limited-edition bottle. With an aim to add a socially conscious component to this year’s design, VHILS and Hennessy chose to […]

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Sebastian Errazuriz Transforms Classical Art Into ‘Functional Sculptures’

Sebastian Errazuriz, known for digitally vandalizing Jeff Koons’s Balloon Dog, took a selection of his Functional Sculptures to London for a new exhibit, dubbed “Anything You Destroy, We Will Rebuild.” The creations feature a variety of Classical sculptures repurposed into utilitarian objects, like chairs, candlesticks and bookshelves. Errazuriz utilized 3D printing to recreate the creations […]

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Sebastian Errazuriz Transforms Classical Art Into ‘Functional Sculptures’

Sebastian Errazuriz, known for digitally vandalizing Jeff Koons’s Balloon Dog, took a selection of his Functional Sculptures to London for a new exhibit, dubbed “Anything You Destroy, We Will Rebuild.” The creations feature a variety of Classical sculptures repurposed into utilitarian objects, like chairs, candlesticks and bookshelves. Errazuriz utilized 3D printing to recreate the creations […]

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Picasso, Warhol & More Iconic Artists Spotlighted in Major Australia Exhibit

As part of a monumental exhibition, New York City’s Museum of Modern Art has flown over 200 modern and contemporary masterpieces to the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia. Titled “MoMA at NGV: 130 years of Modern and Contemporary Art,” the three-month-long showcase spotlights the works of 19th- and 20th-century artists such as Vincent […]

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Ai Weiwei’s “Fan-Tan” Exhibition to Be Inspired by His Father

Ai Weiwei will soon launch his first major solo exhibition at the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations (MuCEM) in Marseille, France. Entitled “Fan-Tan,” the momentous presentation pays homage to the artist’s father and celebrated Chinese post, Ai Qing. A total of 50 artworks will be on display dating back to the early 1980s including […]

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The Artwork That Inspired Kid Cudi & Kanye West’s ‘Kids See Ghosts’ Album Cover

Last night, Kanye West and Kid Cudi premiered their much-awaited Kids See Ghosts joint album in an exclusive listening party in Santa Clarita, California. The seven-track project features cover artwork by Takashi Murakami who collaborated with Ye’ on his Graduation cover alongside creating the animation for his “Good Morning” music video. The Kids visual now […]

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Walk Through Massive Poop Sculptures at Museum Bojimans

Austrian art collective Gelatin is known for creating over-the-top, eccentric environments such as a human birthday cake in London back in 2003 as well as a fully functioning rollercoaster in Milan crafted with only wood and plastic tubing in 2004. The team’s latest sculptural exhibition at Museum Bojimans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, Netherlands is perhaps […]

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Pornhub Introduces New Interactive Art Exhibit

Pornhub continues to do the most, as its next endeavor outside the realm of online pornography is a new “interactive art installation” called “Pornhub Nation.” This 3,000 square-foot, seven-room installation will “depict a futuristic, utopian society formed by Pornhub and feature multiple exhibits playing on government branches and bureaucratic organizations,” according to the adult video […]

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