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Recap: Alexandros Vasmoulakis – “My eyes are seeing you” @ Amalias 36

Recently in Athens, Alexandros Vasmoulakis held a brief popup showing at Amalias 36 entitled My eyes are seeing you. The sexually charged and promiscuous narrative from the Greek artist has an interesting setup with a sculptural installation that features male heads obsessively staring at the figures in the paintings and depending on your perspective, the attendees of the show themselves. Take a look at more photos from the exhibition below as well as the individual pieces here. Discuss Alexandros Vasmoulakis here.
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Showing: “Appropriate Disruption” @ Jacob Lewis Gallery

On November 21, Appropriate Disruption opened at Jacob Lewis Gallery in New York. The show revolves around a theme of appropriation and features the intricate works of Rina Banerjee, Reza Farkhondeh, the always incredible How and Nosm, Austin Lee, Erik Parker, Emilio Perez and the infamous, Kenny Scharf (seen above). The works will be on view until Saturday, December 20 so if you hurry, you can still catch it.
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Recap: Graphic Surgery – “Contra” @ Mini Galerie

Recently, Mini Galerie in Amsterdam put together a showing from Graphic Surgery with works staying true to their aesthetic of diagonal lines, geometric shapes and a mostly B&W color scheme. The locally-based duo (Erris Huigens and Gysbert Zijlstra) have certainly made their name on the streets with their recognizable murals but display their versatility with this exhibition entitled Contra. Take a look at more photos below as well as enjoy a video. Photo credit: Ralph Roelse (via Graffuturism).
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Showing: Katrin Fridriks – “Stendhal Syndrome” @ Circle Culture Gallery

Katrin Fridriks recently rounded up a successful year with an solo exhibition at Circle Culture in Berlin. Opened on the 21st of November, Stendhal Syndrome is the most challenging show that Icelandic abstract conceptual artist has put together to date. Showing mostly large works, dominated by five major installations measuring up to 5 m in length (Space Molecule Syndrome triptych), the exhibition is actually a preview of the big projects coming up for the artist in 2015. For example, the title piece of the show, Perception of the […]
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Releases: Conor Harrington – “Samson’s Nostalgia Trap” Print

Following up on the amazing new imagery revealed in a recent popup show in New York (covered), Conor Harrington (interviewed) will be releasing the Samson’s Nostalgia Trap print soon. Sized at 74 cm x 100 cm with a total edition of 200, it will come signed & numbered and cost £250 (inc VAT). Fans will be able to purchase it only in-store starting midday on Friday, the 19th of December at Lazarides Editions at Mondrian London. Discuss Conor Harrington here.
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Streets: Blu (Rome)

The one and only Blu recently finished this massive wraparound mural in Rome featuring multi-colored faces painted in his usual style. This new project has personal meaning for the Italian street savant as he has been living in and working from the building for about 2 years now, with the painting financed by other residents. It used to be an old military warehouse but has been occupied in recent years by people in need of housing and activists from the “coordinamento cittadino lotta per la casa.” Take a […]
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Releases: Luke Chueh – “Jack” Figure

After the first appearance of Luke Chueh’s (featured) sculptural version of his classic Jacked painting from 2005 at one of his shows in 2013 (covered), fans have been wondering when some limited edition iterations would be released. Well, the time is now with preorders open for Jack, a 22 x 13″ cast resin figure in beautiful gloss white with silver chrome antlers. Produced in a run of 10 and priced at $2000 from Pretty in Plastic, it is now available here for collectors who are interested. Discuss Luke Chueh here.
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David Choe Paints Good Smile Company Factory

Fans of David Choe (featured) will no doubt know his well-documented troubles with the law in Japan going all the way back to 8 years ago. Not only did his time in jail change him as a person and as an artist, he was also banned from going back to the country until only recently. Along with experiencing all that Japan had to offer, one place he made sure to visit was Good Smile Company (producers of his Munko toy) and their new factory, where […]
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Releases: FriendsWithYou x Lladró Ornaments

Just in time for the holidays, FriendsWithYou has teamed up with Lladró to release a set of ornaments and tree toppers featuring their lovable characters. Priced at $165, the beautifully designed porcelain pieces from the Spanish company are hand made and can be purchased online here. Take a look at more examples, some with matching ribbons, below… Discuss FriendsWithYou here.
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Videos: JR – “Rivages” Video

A while back, we told you about an amazing project from JR (interviewed) that saw him work his magic on a 365 meter long container ship, the CMA CGM MAGELLAN. He has since followed that up by releasing a print that had him juxtoposing another long-standing series of works with the dancers from the New York City Ballet over his time wheatpasting the vessel. Also, if you have been following his Instagram, you will have heard of the amazing story of how the ship met and rescued some refugees after leaving from the […]
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