Category Archives: Paris

Paris: 100Taur – Monsters in my closet

French Lowbrow artist 100TAUR ( see our studio visit here) just opened his latest solo show ‘Monsters in my closet‘ at Artoyz gallery in Paris. The exhibition features a comprehensive body of work, from drawings, engraving, mixed media paintings to taxidermy … Continue reading

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Studio Visit: 100TAUR (Toulouse)

Following his group shows in the US and recent installation at the Toulouse Museum (FR), we visited the cabinet of curiosities of Low Brow French artist 100taur as he prepares for his upcoming solo show ‘Monsters in my closet’ at the … Continue reading

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Streets: Paris Nuit Blanche 2014 – Part 3

For the last instalment of our Nuit Blanche  coverage  in Paris dedicated to Street Art, Swoon covered the walls of former Massena train station. The installation refers to the Motherhood theme, and her intricate lace paper cut-outs highlight the fragility and … Continue reading

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Streets: Paris Nuit Blanche 2014 – Part 2

As we continue wandering through the streets of Paris for the Nuit Blanche (covered here) we saw the new mural from Portugese artist Vhils at the Children Hospital Necker. As they were adding the finishing touches in the Halle Freyssinet, we … Continue reading

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Streets: Paris Nuit Blanche 2014 – Part 1

While usually artworks during the Nuit Blanche only last one night, this year selected artists have been invited to create long term works. We caught up with some of them as they prepare for the big night.  Large scale murals … Continue reading

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Streets: Borondo (Paris)

This year edition of the Nuit Blanche opening on the 4th October in Paris is celebrating Street Art with an open air museum in some districts. Fresh from the Nuart festival (covered here), Spanish artist Borondo has started painting a … Continue reading

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Studio Visit: Ludo – Chaos Theory (Paris)

We visited the studio of French artist Ludo in Paris as he prepares for his London solo show Chaos Theory at Lazarides Rathbone. Using his trademark neon green and monochrome palette, Ludo’s new body of work illustrates themes of dissolute … Continue reading

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Paris Streets: Invader ‘Picasso’

During the summer Space Invader put up a new piece featuring a large pixelated portrait of Pablo Picasso. As always, placement is key, and it can be seen close to the Musee Picasso in Paris. The artist’s instagram account also features … Continue reading

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Paris: G I R L @ Perrotin

After initially meeting up in Miami in 2007, multi-talented musician/designer Pharrell Williams and French gallerist Emmanuel Perrotin decided to continue their artistic collaboration seven years later with an exhibition curated especially for Galerie Perrotin’s new space, the Salle de Bal in Paris. Set … Continue reading

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Paris: Futura – Introspective

In parallel to his recent intervention at Palais de Tokyo ( covered here) NYC graffiti legend Futura opened a new solo exhibition in Paris at Magda Danysz Gallery. Titled “Introspection“, the show features a new body of works from his … Continue reading

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Paris streets: Alexone & Supakitch

French artists Alexone and Supakitch recently collaborated on a small house on the infamous Canal St Martin in Paris for Converse Clash Walls.       View the full set of pics here

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Paris: Lasco #3 – Palais de Tokyo

For the third instalment of the Lasco Project ( covered here) curator Hugo Vitrani invited seven  internationally renowned graffiti artists to infiltrate the Palais de Tokyo‘s cavernous basement level for the first time. LA based illustrator Cleon Peterson created a large black and … Continue reading

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Paris: Lasco project at Palais de Tokyo

Opening in Paris on 21 Nov is the second instaltment of the ongoing project “Les Entrailles” at Palais de Tokyo, this time called “Lasco”. Lek and Sowat and curator Hugo Vitrani have brought together 50 artists from different generations and … Continue reading

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Paris: JR Inside / Out

After completing his tour in London (covered here) JR photobooth truck is now back to Paris to complete some INSIDE/OUT action at Palais de Tokyo.          In parallel JR took also the time to invade the Bibliotheque Nationale de … Continue reading

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Paris: French Fairs FIAC and Slick

France contemporary art fair, the Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain (FIAC) celebrated its 40th edition this year at the Grand Palais in Paris. Featuring 184 exhibitors from 25 countries, the fair continues to hold a strong French presence with 30 % of … Continue reading

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Paris: Live painting session

During the busy art week in Paris, a series of leading international artists have been invited to paint in front of the Drouot building for the Digard Street Art Auction: Nick Walker (UK), Logan Hicks (US), Mear One (US), Miss … Continue reading

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Video: Kan at La Tour 13 (Paris)

Following our recent coverage on French graffiti artist Kan at la Tour 13 here is a video by MOUARF showing the intricate creation process.

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Paris: Lek x Sowat x Legz x Roti for La Tour 13

Following our recent coverage on La Tour 13 (covered here) French artists Lek, Sowat, Legz, and Roti collaborated together on this extensive insitu installation “Minotaur” in the building’s basement. Sowat explains in his words below the concept behind the installation: Lek … Continue reading

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Paris: Kan at the Tour 13

Following our recent coverage on La Tour 13 in Paris, we interviewed French artist Kan about his installation. When I saw the room I was invited to paint, the ceiling inspired me straight away… and then it hit me … the … Continue reading

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Paris: Etat des lieux @ Agnès B.

Agnes B. gallery named La Galerie du Jour presents Etat des lieux until 26 October 2013. This group exhibition features works by Philippe Baudelocque, Jonone, monsieur Qui, Lek,Zeer, Fantin Leroux, Ludo, OX, PAL crew, Poch, Psyckoze, Seth, Sowat, 36recyclab, Wayla, LXA, Anti.    … Continue reading

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Paris : Tracés Directs video screening

A chalkboard in the main entrance of Parisian institution Palais de Tokyo certainly didn’t go unnoticed with French graffiti artists Lek and Sowat. During few months and without authorisation both artists have invited writers to perform and create ephemeral art using chalk … Continue reading

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Paris: La Tour 13

Over looking the Seine ,  La Tour Paris 13 ‎  is a project curated by Mehdi Ben Cheikh from Galerie Itinerrance. During a year the entire building was painted by 100 international street and graffiti artists, each leaving their mark with murals and installations … Continue reading

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Paris: Bom.K – “Vertiges & Somnolences”

French graffiti artist Bom.k has launched his first ever solo show, Vertiges et Somnolence (Dizziness & Drowsiness), at Galerie Itinerrance in Paris, showcasing a series of large scale canvases, drawings, and sculptures. With a unique way to paint with spray cans, distorting caps for an ultimate precision … Continue reading

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Paris Match group show at Opera Gallery

Celebrating the 64th anniversary of French magazine Paris Match, in partnership with Opera Gallery in Paris, 19 artists paid tribute by revisiting some of their iconic covers in paintings, sculptures, photos and other mixed media. Participating artists included Speedy Graphito, C215, Blek Le Rat, … Continue reading

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Paris – Maripol tribute to Keith Haring

Paris is celebrating American artist Keith Haring with 3 simultaneous retrospective exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, the “104” and Colette . Moving to NY in the 80’s, French artist and fashion designer Maripol, became a close friend of Keith and Madonna, … Continue reading

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Paris: Art Paris Art Fair

Founded in 1999 Art Paris Art Fair showcases 140 galleries from 21 nationalities in the prestigious surroundings of the Grand Palais. While French galleries are represented in force, exhibitors coming from the Middle East and  Russia as guest of honour … Continue reading

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Paris: Alexone & Christophe Roussel

For Easter, French graffiti writer Alexone  has teamed up with chocolatier extraordinaire Christophe Roussel to  create two limited chocolate creations:  Chocotigre and Chococaniche.  Some great eye candy, but also delicious creations with exotic tastes of passion/coco for Chocotigre, and raspberry for … Continue reading

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Paris: Musee de la Poste – Au dela du street art – Part 1

Running until the end of March 2013, the Musee de la Poste in Paris hosts an exhibition titled “Au dela du street art” (beyond street art), showcasing 70 pieces from a selection of international artists including Banksy, C215, Dran, Invader, … Continue reading

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Teaser: Au dela du street art – Musee de la Poste

Ahead of the public opening on 28 November, we were granted access to l’Adresse, Musee de la Poste in Paris to see some of the artworks.              L’adresse – Musee de la Poste – Paris 28 Nov – 30 March … Continue reading

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Paris: Au dela du street art – Musee de la Poste

Opening on 28th November 2012 “Au dela du street art” at L’adresse Musée de la Poste in Paris offers visitors to become more familiar with the evolution of urban art. Beginning with a historical presentation of this movement with photos, … Continue reading

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Video: DMV crew mural for Graffitizm

Here is a video of the 40 meters mural that the Da Mental Vaporz crew completed earlier this summer (covered here) in Mantes-La-Jolie (FR) for the Graffitizm event.

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Paris: KAWS « Imaginary Friends » – Galerie Perrotin

Galerie Perrotin‘s flagship location in Paris just launched  a range of new works from KAWS in a show entitled, Imaginary Friends, featuring a series of giant Chums and colourful paintings. Continuing its tour after Hong-Kong and New York, a 16-foot KAWS Passing Through Companion … Continue reading

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Paris: John Giorno x Lek x Sowat at Palais de Tokyo

For the  new season Imaginez l’imaginaire at the prestigious Parisian institution  Palais de Tokyo , Jean de Loisy and Akiko Miki invited  John Giorno , major figure of New York’s underground scene in the 60′s and of the Beat generation, to adorn four … Continue reading

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Paris: Pan solo show at Axelle B.

Parisian based artist PAN plays around images from the urban environment to create surreal and oniric landscapes. His “Phares” series focuses on distorted urban landscapes reflected from car lights, while  his “Spheres” represent an introspective world issued from the vegetal … Continue reading

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Paris: Delta Boris Tellegen – Surface

Boris “Delta” Tellegen is having a new solo exhibition “Surface” at Backslash Gallery in Paris. Using paper and wood the new body of work features intricate 3D collages, geometric images and installations. The multidimentional aspect plays an important part, and so are the … Continue reading

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Paris: José & Rey Parlá – “U.T.O.P.I.A.” @ colette

Parisian house colette in France just opened the eagerly awaited new exhibition titled U.T.O.P.I.A. featuring new collaborative works from the Parlá Brothers. The Brooklyn-based siblings placed a series of paintings on the walls featuring a melding of José’s urban calligraphy and Rey’s playful arrangement of colors and lines as … Continue reading

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Paris: Colin Christian

After showing at the International Museum of Art and Science in Texas earlier this year, the stunning sculptures from Colin Christian are now on view at the Opera Gallery in Paris.  Made up of fiberglass and silicon, these cyber-erotic sculptures inspired by pinup girls, … Continue reading

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Paris: Shepard Fairey mural – Day 2 x video

Following our earlier coverage of Shepard Fairey’s monumental mural in Paris ( see here), on day 2  the Obey Giant team starts working on the flower at the top right of the building. Having tried the cherry picker myself, it’s … Continue reading

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Streets: Da Mental Vaporz new mural in France

For the Graffitizm event in Mantes-La-Jolie, 50 km from Paris, the prolific French graffiti crew Da Mental Vaporz  with Dran, Blo, Brusk, Kan and Jaw completed a 40 meters long mural featuring their signature “Exquisite Corpse”, full of vibrant colours and imaginary … Continue reading

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Paris: Nick Walker TMA

To close the loop on a year long project I have been following (covered here) British artist Nick Walker was in Paris for the release of the awaited TMA print, The Morning After, at the Opera Gallery. Nearby luxury shop … Continue reading

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Paris: Shepard Fairey Mural – Day 1

When I met Mehdi from Galerie Itinerrance in Paris at the Mausolee exhibition, little did I know that we would be involved in an ambitious project with Shepard Fairey a few weeks later.  Working jointly with the Mairie of 13th district and the local community … Continue reading

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Paris: Shepard Fairey new mural

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Nick Walker: The Morning After Paris

Last year I joined British artist Nick Walker on a special mission, as he wanted to  develop his vandal series with a Paris focus.  From accompanying him on Paris rooftops to get some inspiration, to following the different steps of the creative … Continue reading

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Video: In Bed with Invader

First featured at the 1000 exhibition in Paris (covered here), this video by Raphael Haddad follows Space Invader as he attacks the streets, providing great insights into his creative process.

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Paris: Mausolee – Lek x Sowat

Imagine an abandoned four storey supermarket in the North of Paris occupied by squatters, then deserted again. On August 12, 2010, French graffiti artists Lek (RAW crew) and Sowat (DMV) discovered the place much to their delight. For a year, in the greatest of … Continue reading

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Paris: Futura 2012 Expansions at Jerome de Noirmont

Graffiti legend and contemporary artist, Futura recently opened his newest exhibition Expansions at Galerie Jerome De Noirmont in Paris. The new body of works on canvasses explore spontaneity and geometric abstract forms through a vibrant colour palette, where viewers might recognise either real … Continue reading

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Paris : Damien Hirst – The Complete Spot Paintings

Damien Hirst’s latest exhibition, The Complete Spot Paintings, is being held simultaneously at all 11 Gagosian Galleries across the world, from London to Paris, Geneva, Rome, Hong Kong, New York and Los Angeles. Presenting a retrospective of Hirst’s infamous spot paintings … Continue reading

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Paris: JonOne -The City Breathes

French Galerist Jacqueline Rabouan Moussion John Andrew Perello aka JonOne, legendary NY graffiti artist based in Paris is currently having a solo exhibition entitled The City Breathes at Galerie Rabouan Moussion. In his new body of work, JonOne is blending multiple layers … Continue reading

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Paris: FIAC Coverage

As seen on Arrested Motion. Following the Frieze week in London (covered here),  I headed off to Paris to visit the FIAC, the Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain in Paris at the Grand Palais, host to 168 galleries. While Frieze focuses exclusively on contemporary … Continue reading

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Nick Walker in Paris

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