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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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Video: Tracés Directs (Paris)

After being screened at Palais de Tokyo, we can now see what Lek, Sowat and their artists friends have been up to illegally during 7 months using chalks and water on a blackboard inside the Palais de Tokyo. With (by … 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: 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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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: 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: 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 – 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: 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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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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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: 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: 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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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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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 Opening: Mausolee with Lek x Sowat

On August 12, 2010,  French graffiti artists Lek and Sowat found an abandoned supermarket of 430,000sq. ft  in the north of Paris. For a year, in the greatest of secrets they invited forty French graffiti artists to collaborate and create an illegal graffiti Mausoleum. … Continue reading

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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: City Flash with Jef Aerosol and Swing

In 2012 Jef Aerosol celebrates his 30 years carreer anniversary of street stencils. For the occasion, at the Musee en Herbe in Paris currently showcasing a Keith Haring Exhibition, he presents his stencil portraits of Keith Haring and pays tribute … 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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Paris (FR): Space Invader ‘Invader 1000′ exhibition

Returning to Paris after 6 years, French street artist Space Invader is holding his ‘Invader 1000′ exhibition in La Generale building until July 2. The solo show celebrates the notorious Parisian artist’s thousanth piece being placed on the streets. It features the … Continue reading

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Toulouse (FR): Da Mental Vaporz Opening

French graffiti artist Dran has returned to his hometown of Toulouse to hold an exhibition with his DMV crew, Da Mental Vaporz. There were many occasions to celebrate. All nine crew members gathered for the first time in ten years: … Continue reading

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Toulouse (FR): Da Mental Vaporz show set up

From Marseille, Paris, Lyon and Toulouse, all 9 members from the French graffiti crew Da Mental Vaporz (DMV), have come in force to inject their unique style to Toulouse for the last show of the GHP Gallerie. Featuring Dran, Bom-K, … Continue reading

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Alëxone T’as le look croco in Paris

Born in 1976, Alëxone lives and works in Paris. Coming from a graffiti background, he rose to fame in the early 90’s with his striking letter-based tags appearing on the streets of Paris, combining graffiti, calligraphy and street installations under … Continue reading

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C215 Studio Visit

If you going to Paris, visit Vitry-sur-Seine, or should we say C215-sur-Seine… The city walls have been refreshed with colourful artworks by C215, showcasing images and portraits from his trips around the world as well as his daughter Nina. “I … Continue reading

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Frieze 2009: Japanese Artists

Members of the Kaikai Kiki corporation and part of the Superflat movement founded by Takashi Murakami were also featured across the Frieze Art Fair.   Aya Takano, Galerie Perrotin, Paris Takashi Murakami, Gagosian Gallery, New York Mr. , Kukje Gallery, … Continue reading

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JR Women are Heroes – Paris

Parisian photographer & street artist JR continues his incredible world tour dedicated to women in poor countries. A solo exhibition is running at the Pavilion of Arsenal from 3 to 23 October 2009. In parallel, he was offered the Ile … Continue reading

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Shepard Fairey in Paris

During his recent tour in Europe, Shepard Fairey has been particularly busy in Paris. Here are some pics from his work at the Fondation Cartier for the  Born in the Street – Graffiti Exhibition     A couple of paste up … Continue reading

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