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Shepard Fairey, D*Face & More Acclaimed Artists Team up on “Visual Language” Show

LA-based Subliminal Projects and NYC-based FACTION Art Projects are organizing a bi-coastal group show entitled “Visual Language.” The extensive presentation sheds a light on the “various approaches to the use of words and images in art and Western Culture,” as per a statement. Celebrated artists from across the globe will showcase their works, including Shepard Fairey, Jenny Holzer, Guerrilla Girls, Betty […]

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Lucy Sparrow Displays 31,000 Felt Groceries Inside LA Supermarket Installation

Lucy Sparrow recently launched her Sparrow Mart installation inside the Standard Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The British artist is currently displaying 31,000 handmade felt creations of supermarket goods spanning fresh produce, instant ramen, deli meats, candies, cleaning supplies, and VHS tapes to boot. It’s essentially the artist’s reimagining of a 1980s grocery store. Attendees are […]

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Photos of Luxury Cars Wrapped in Piet Mondrian’s Iconic Abstract Art

Whether it’s a terrible design or not, Vasily Klyukin never fails to grab the attention of viewers with his unconventional renderings. The Russian architectural designer returns with a new conceptual series called Autosalon Mondrian that sees a slew of luxury cars painted with Piet Mondrian’s legendary abstract motifs. With these designs, Klyukin aims to create […]

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Jenny Holzer Launches Free Exhibition at Tate Modern’s “ARTIST ROOMS” Gallery

Jenny Holzer is displaying a series of pivotal works from her four-decade career at Tate Modern’s “ARTIST ROOMS” gallery space in London. Highlights of the presentation include the neo-conceptualist artist’s Truisms, engraved stone benches, paintings with graffiti writer Lady Pink, LEDs, as well as bronze plaques that portray “the texts of political theorists, religious fanatics […]

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Harmony Korine Turns VHS Covers Into Painted Sculptures For “BLOCKBUSTER” Show

Recognized for writing Larry Clark’s cult classic Kids, Spring Breakers and directing Gummo, Harmony Korine will be the subject of a landmark exhibition at Gagosian’s Madison space in New York City. The multifaceted artist is paying homage to the VHS tape for his latest artistic endeavor entitled “BLOCKBUSTER.” Korine will present never-before-seen sculptures made using classic film covers. In […]

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Insta_Repeat Is the Account Denouncing Identical Instagram Pictures

While some Instagram accounts are dedicated to calling out fashion blunders, others focus on other kinds of exposés. @insta_repeat is an account run by a 27-year-old anonymous Alaskan woman who takes travelers to task over identical imagery, arranging Instagram posts in 4×3 collages for her nearly 60,000 followers to enjoy. As opposed to engaging in more […]

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teamlab to Launch Light Festival in Japan’s Shimogamo Shrine

teamLab continues to push the boundaries of its immersive light installations. Following the Japanese collective’s “Summer Forest” exhibition in Kyushu is a brand new experiential work at a World Heritage site in Japan. Located at the Tadasu no Mori forest at Shimogamu Shrine, the forthcoming festival will boast a series of light installations including the […]

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Best Art Drops: Okuda Prints, D*Face Sculptures & More

Branding oneself allows for unabridged creative freedom. Contemporary artists today are focusing their time on building a personal artistic style to connect with a wider audience and open up new outlets for creativity. Iconic artists such as Picasso, Dali, and Warhol have established brands of their own, having harnessed a recognizability for their respective styles […]

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‘Star Wars,’ ‘E.T.’ and More Get 1980s 8-Bit Floor Plan GIF Art

Creative content firm Neomam has produced seven 8-bit GIFs depicting iconic scenes from 1980’s pop culture classics such as Star Wars, Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, and more. Neomam paired with home design firm Angie’s List to utilize these franchises to evoke to retro visuals featured more prominently in the ’80s and garner to younger audiences. […]

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Calvin Klein to Display Andy Warhol’s Iconic ‘Shadows’ Paintings

Following a collaborative sneaker release, Calvin Klein further commemorates Andy Warhol with an upcoming exhibition at its NYC headquarters. Made in partnership with the Dia Art Foundation, the show will display the late artist’s iconic Shadows, silkscreen paintings that boast dynamic blurs of dark and light colors such as yellow, violet, coral, and aqua. Warhol […]

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Gagosian Spotlights Giant Still Lifes by Late Pop Art Icon Tom Wesselmann

The late American artist and influential Pop Art pioneer, Tom Wesselmann, is the subject of a new exhibition at Gagosian’s Beverly Hills gallery space in Los Angeles, California. Entitled “Still Lifes, Standing Still Lifes, and Bedroom Paintings,” the institution is currently spotlighting archival works from 1963 to 1983 such as large-scale canvases that are shaped […]

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MoMA Spotlights Yugoslavian Modernist Architecture in “Toward a Concrete Utopia”

New York’s Museum of Modern Art highlights the formidable concrete structures of Yugoslavian modernist architecture. Titled “Toward a Concrete Utopia,” the exhibition features over 400 works. including photographs, models, drawing and films of architecture in Yugoslavia from 1948 to 1980 — a period of intensive reconstruction following the country’s break from the Soviet bloc. During […]

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Giant NASA Space Blanket Planned to Cover This Year’s Burning Man

With announcements of a giant reflective orb installation almost complete, this year’s upcoming Burning Man festival looks to up the ante on large, reflective installation pieces. The latest installation proposal is a 10,000 square meter reflective silver NASA space blanket designed by Russia-based architect Sasha Shtanuk. The large reflective blanket will be made of 3,350 […]

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Republican Candidate Denounces $10 Million USD Public Funding for Cheech Marin’s “Stoner Museum”

Bill Essayli, a Republican candidate for California’s 60th Assembly District, took to Twitter to voice his disapproval for the state’s nearly $10 million USD public funding of Richard “Cheech” Marin’s proposed Chicano Art Museum. In the tweet, he called the Riverside institution a “stoner art museum” and questioned if the project is “really the best […]

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Jean Jullien to Launch First Solo Show in San Francisco

Following his “ONAJI UMI” exhibition in Tokyo, Jean Jullien continues to create vivid works touching upon summertime beach scenes. The celebrated French artist will launch his first-ever solo show in San Francisco at Chandra Gallery. Entitled “Le Jardin Bleu” (The Blue Garden in French), the presentation will spotlight a total of 25 acrylic paintings that […]

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