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Ron English’s Upcoming “Popaganda” Pop-Up Shop in LA Will Feature Exclusive Merch

Not long ago, Ron English’s ongoing “East Meets West” exhibition touched down in Shanghai which features full-scale figures of the artist’s iconic Liberty Grin and MC Supersized characters. This time around, the “Godfather of Street Art” is hosting a pop-up shop at RCNSTRCT STUDIO in Los Angeles, California. The shop will feature a handful of […]

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Like Blood Melting: Andrea “FACE” Facelli Speaks on His Dark Aesthetic and Working With VLONE

Andrea “FACE” Facelli is a known provocateur: drawing upon his origins and inspirations in the Aerosol Art scene, the Italian artist has made a name for himself by taking the sacred (figures of the Crucifixion, the Virgin Mary, and the like) and turning them profane, be it by hammering nails through them, dipping them in […]

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Daniel Arsham Heads to Seoul With “Crystal Toys”

Later this month, Daniel Arsham is bringing his signature Future Relic motif to Seoul as he presents “Crystal Toys” at the Korean outpost of Galerie Perrotin. Going in a slightly different direction than previous Future Relic showcases, “Crystal Toys” brings the archaeological look to the likes of stuffed teddy bears as Arsham crafts decaying, sculptural […]

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Massive Hands Emerge From Canals for Venice Biennale

To celebrate this year’s Venice Biennale, artist Lorenzo Quinn has erected a sculpture of two hands arising from the city’s famous Grand Canal. The limbs rest against the Ca’ Sagredo Hotel, dually using the walls as a support system while also appearing powerful enough to dismantle it. The artwork serves as a harrowing visual reminder […]

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Jeff Koons Erects Colorful New ‘Seated Ballerina’ Sculpture in NYC

Jeff Koons has recently placed his 45-foot-tall Seated Ballerina sculpture in New York City’s Rockefeller Center. The inflatable structure is part of the acclaimed artist’s Antiquity series and was inspired by a porcelain figurine, as per a press release statement. The colorful piece made in collaboration with Kiehl’s is intended to raise awareness for National […]

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KP Projects Announces Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins Solo Art Exhibit

From Tony Hawk: Pro Skater 2 to The Ultimate Spiderman, Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins takes on many different life forms with his art. Video games, stop motion movies and large-scale murals are all within his wheelhouse, and now Simkins will have the chance to showcase his artistic talents at his own gallery hosted by KP Projects. The Gallery, titled Beyond Shadows, will showcase […]

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Damien Hirst Celebrates “Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable” With a New Book

In celebration of his newly opened “Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable” exhibition (which features an astounding 189 new works), Damien Hirst has released a new limited edition tome. A nod to the classic dive books popularized by Jacques-Yves Cousteau, the new release offers a behind-the-scenes look at the work that went into “recovering” […]

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A New Mark Gonzales Exhibition Is Opening in Los Angeles

Legendary artist/skateboarder Mark Gonzales is the subject of a new exhibition opening at L.A.’s HVW8 gallery. The “Flower Plower” exhibition will focus on new paintings by Gonzales, looking at ideas of color theory, mood, and theology, as well as taking influence from the work of artists Paul Klee and Donald Baechler. A key inspiration for this collection […]

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Ai Weiwei Releases an Audio Project Inspired by the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake

May 12, 2008’s Wenchuan Earthquake caused extensive damage to the Sichuan Province of China, claiming over 69,000 lives while destorying thousands of buildings — many of which were schools and student dormitories. The tragedy led to widespread criticism of the Chinese government, calling into question the quality of the construction and its handling of the […]

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SSENSE Releases a Documentary on J.W.Anderson’s “Disobedient Bodies”

Back in March, J.W.Anderson took to The Hepworth Wakefield in the U.K. to open a brand new exhibition. Dubbed “Disobedient Bodies,” the gorgeous display sees Anderson “exploring the human form in art, fashion and design,” showcasing a personal selection of sculptures alongside a variety of notable fashion pieces in order to investigate “the way the […]

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Will Hold the Largest Exhibition of Michelangelo’s Works

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is in the works of presenting the largest Michelangelo exhibit in its history called “Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer.” As reported by New York Times, the show will display 150 of the artist’s drawings, three marble sculptures and “The Torment of Saint Anthony,” his first known painting. The showcase will […]

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