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Releases: Søren Solkær – “Surface”

Danish photographer Søren Solkær is set to launch a series worldwide exhibitions in conjunction with the release of his latest book. Surface is the definitive portrait anthology of some of the most significant street artists in practice today. The Copenhagen-based photographer has spent the last three years shooting artists across the globe, closely working with them on making these portraits represent them in the light they feel comfortable with. The photos have been staged in Søren’s signature style, drawing influence from cinema and painting, and were shot in places like Berlin, London, […]
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Showing: Pryce Lee – “What LIES Beneath” @ Neochrome

Pryce Lee currently has his first European solo on display with Neochrome gallery in Torino, Italy. What LIES Beneath opened on February 19th and is focused on the urban landscape, its aesthetics and the ways it affects human life and natural balance. The works exhibited are the result of the two years of research during which NY-based artist explored the language of the street signs and in particular, construction works. Using elements such as red engineering signs sprayed on asphalt, brick dust, black sand, metal shavings and other materials […]
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Showing: RETNA – “Articulate & Harmonic Symphonies of the Soul” @ Hoerle-Guggenheim

Several months since their opening in the Fall 2014, Chelsea gallery Hoerle-Guggenheim opened a solo show by Marquis Lewis a.k.a. RETNA (featured) on February 13th. Articulate & Harmonic Symphonies of the Soul includes the LA-based artist’s most important pieces of recent years and a selection of his newest works on canvas. RETNA has been one of the artists that has successfully transferred the rawness of street art and graffiti into high end galleries. He’s been working on signature typographic, text-based imagery for over two decades, mixing gang or Mexican graffiti with Egyptian hieroglyphics, Gothic, […]
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Dabs Myla Create New MTV Movie Awards Logo

With the 2015 MTV Movie Awards set to go live on April 12th, the television channel has revealed the new logo designed by Dabs Myla. You may remember that last year, KAWS was tapped work with the VMA’s, so it’s not surprise that they have continued hiring on talented artists that their viewers can relate too. Look for the Los Angeles-based couple to create some installations for the awards show as well. The duo told MTV News – “We wanted to make something really bold and energetic that […]
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Openings: Kenny Scharf – “Born Again” @ Honor Fraser Gallery

Over the weekend, Honor Fraser Gallery in Culver City presented new works from Kenny Scharf (interviewed) collectively entitled Born Again. The latest solo from the American painter includes a diverse sampling of his oeuvre including new pieces on reclaimed artwork, assemblages, videos and collages, as well as an installation. The show runs through April 4th if you want to check it out in person, or enjoy the photos below… Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Kenny Scharf here.
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Openings: Jessica van der Weert – “Flipside” @ Hoxton Gallery

In conjunction with Beautiful Crime and Eddie Lock, photographer Jessica van der Weert presents FlipSide, the culmination of an incredible two year project shooting some of the world’s biggest and most influential dance music producers and DJs, following their passions away from music. The exhibition aims to raise awareness of tinnitus and funds for the British Tinnitus Association. The exhibition features 28 DJs and Music Producers, including Fatboy Slim, Paul Oakenfold, Example, Adam F, Carl Cox, Boy George, DJ Fresh, Zane Lowe, Shy FX, Chase & […]
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POW! WOW! ’15 / Streets: SABER X Kevin Ancell

The amazing roster this year for POW! WOW! Hawaii (more coverage here) also included legendary LA writer SABER (interviewed) and RVCA advocate Kevin Ancell. The MSK-affiliated SABER contributed a volcano and some of the figurative imagery rendered with amazing spray can control while the Bay Area-based Ancell (who also opened an exhibition that week) added his script and some other elements. Photo credit: The Seventh Letter (except portraits of Saber by Arrested Motion). Discuss POW! WOW! Hawaii here. Discuss Saber here.
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Alex Chinneck – “Pick Yourself Up and Pull Yourself Together”

British artist Alex Chinneck has put together another mindbending installation  a little different than the modified structures we have seen from him before (see melting & upside-down house). Created in a car park at London’s Southbank Centre, the piece features what appears to be a peeling away asphalt surface with a car still on top of it but upside down. Sadly, Pick Yourself Up and Pull Yourself Together was only on view through February 25th but enjoy the photos below… The Hackney-based artist states – “While I am most excited by […]
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Overtime: Feb 23 – March 1

More stories from the week that ended March 1 (click on bolded words for more information): First Jeff Koons public art sculpture acquired by a city to go up in front of new arena in downtown Sacramento. RIP: Leonard Nimoy, who died at the age of 83. The famous actor was also a photographer, collector, and arts supporter. RIP: Edward Albers, who died at the age of 59 after a fire in his apartment building. Previously missing Picasso painting resurfaces after it is shipped to […]
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Studio Visits / Previews: Kenny Scharf – “Born Again” @ Honor Fraser Gallery

Tonight at Honor Fraser Gallery, Kenny Scharf (interviewed) will be presenting his latest solo exhibition to his fans in Los Angeles. The new showing promises to be a diverse one, ranging from a fresh set of paintings, a selection of rarely shown early videos and collage, to his never exhibited before assemblages. The new Born Again series sees the Scharf repurposing and painting over discarded artwork, which you can see him working on in the studio visit photos here. Also rounding things out will be a series of installations where the aforementioned videos will […]
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