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Best Art Drops: Ron English x Compound ‘Police Grin,’ Jerkface Print & More

Designer toys, whether commercially sold or auctioned as fine art, continue to garner attraction from all sorts of enthusiasts. From life-sized KAWS Companion figures, to miniature comic-inspired figurines, these toys come in varying sizes and genres, and are normally made of resin, vinyl or wood. Because of their collectibility and decorative nature, they’ve led to rampant […]

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A Look Inside Barry McGee’s “SB Mid Summer Intensive” Exhibit

Following an announcement in July, Barry McGee has now launched his exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara called “SB Mid Summer Intensive.” The landmark show features the San Francisco-based artist’s signature paintings, drawings, sculptures, and mixed-media pieces. McGee’s ubiquitous sign-painting style alongside minimalist illustrations are observed across the works. Tour “SB Mid […]

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Joshua Vides on Becoming a “Professional” Artist, His Streewear Hustle & Gifting LeBron His Nikes

Artist Joshua Vides, though he doesn’t particularly like being called one, greets us with a courteous “hey” before quickly attending back to his phone. “I’m just trying to send out my next clue,” he mischievously laughs while showing his close friend Ron his latest IG story for approval. Vides, who has dropped down into Hong […]

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Faile & Bäst’s Glow-In-The-Dark Works Fill Detroit Basement Gallery

After exhibiting in international locations, street artist duo Faile and Bäst are permanently installing their eight-year-long “Deluxe Fluxx” project inside The Belt in Detroit. Curated by the Library Street Collective, the spacious basement venue is transformed into a blacklight arcade filled with the collaborators’ glow-in-the-dark works. Faile’s signature wheat-pasting style beautifully collides with Bäst’s collage […]

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Rostarr Brings “PAREIDOLIC BEHAVIOUR” to Upcoming agnès b. Show

Romon K. Yang, a.k.a. Rostarr, is set to launch a new exhibition called “PAREIDOLIC BEHAVIOUR” at the agnès b.‘s Howard boutique in New York City. The Brooklyn-based artist created a new series of drawings that have been transformed into neon light artworks and he will also present archival pieces from his sketchbook spanning 1998-2018. Moreover, the […]

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Ai Weiwei’s Beijing Studio Gets Bulldozed Unexpectedly

Artist Ai Weiwei recently shared on his Instagram scenes of his Beijing studio being demolished without any prior notice. He stated, “Today, they started to demolish my studio “zuo you” in Beijing with no precaution .which I have as my main studio since 2006.it is a East German style socialist factory building.farewell.” The artist had held […]

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Gogy Esparza & Jey Perie’s “Beirut Youth” Lands In Major Museum Show

Following his Fox Racing x Supreme campaign, Ecuadorian-American artist Gogy Esparza reconnects with Kinfolk creative director Jey Perie on their long-exhibited “Beirut Youth” project for a new museum show at the Aïshti Foundation. Using 35mm film and Super 8 clips, Esparza offered a raw look into the lives of the city’s youth — from the impoverished […]

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Lucien Smith’s Latest Exhibition Is More Than Just “Tulips!”

Following his “FRIENDS” exhibit at Virgil Abloh’s EM PTY GALLERY, Lucien Smith returns with a new show at The Fireplace Project in East Hampton, NY. Entitled “Tulips!,” the multi-faceted artist’s latest series of paintings riff on the Dutch tulip craze in the 17th century. More precisely, the Netherlands experienced a major financial bubble in 1637 […]

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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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