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Paris: Hisham Echafaki for the Musee de la Poste

The Musee de la Poste has been undergoing massive transformation and architectural refurbishing during the past 6 years. To celebrate its reopening, we have collaborated with artist Hisham Echafaki to create specific artworks for the facade of the new building. … Continue reading

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Banksy’s online store: ‘Why does art matter?’

Two weeks ago Banksy opened a homewares store called Gross Domestic Product TM in Croydon, South London ( see our coverage here ). He made it clear that interested buyers weren’t in for a regular shopping experience and while the … Continue reading

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Toulouse: Rose Beton Biennale Part II

We continue our coverage of the Rose Beton Biennale in Toulouse ( check our previous report here). In parallel to the open air gallery, with street walls being painted throughout the city, the Museum of contemporary art, Les Abattoirs is … Continue reading

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Smashing record of £9.8m for Banksy Devolved Parliament at Sotheby’s London

Banksy’s painting depicting chimpanzees sitting in parliament has sold for more than £9million at auction, breaking the record price for a work of the elusive British artist. ‘Devolved parliament’, in which chimpanzees replace politician in the House of Commons, measures … Continue reading

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London: Kaws – Black Out at Skarstedt

KAWS just opened a new solo exhibition called ‘BLACK OUT’ at Skarstedt in London. Featuring a series of ten new abstract paintings and two new sculptures. BLACKOUT coincides with KAWS: COMPANIONSHIP IN THE AGE OF LONELINESS at the National Gallery … Continue reading

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London: Banksy – Gross Domestic Product Installation

During the busy Frieze Art week 2019, elusive artist Banksy has opened a new pop up store overnight in Croydon, South London called Gross Domestic Product. In a statement Banksy mentions it follows a legal dispute over Banksy’s trademark. “[It … Continue reading

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Paris: District 13 Art Fair 2019

The second edition of District 13 – International Art Fair returns to Drouot auction house in Paris from 25 to 29 September 2019. Featuring 17 international galleries, the District 13 – International Art Fair presents a global landscape of emerging … Continue reading

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Toulouse: Rose Beton Biennale 2019

MOMO The third edition of The ROSE BETON FESTIVAL becomes a biennale dedicated to urban practices and cultures in Toulouse. National and international artists continue to  invade the Pink City walls and cultural venues. Back in  2016 legendary graffiti artist … Continue reading

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Grenoble: Obey Giant – 30 Years of Resistance

To kick start the 30th Year anniversary of Obey Giant, the Street Art Fest in Grenoble (France) presents the largest exhibition ever organized dedicated to the prolific career of American artist Shepard FAIREY. Starting in 1989, Shepard Fairey became known … Continue reading

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Mr. & Pharrell Williams ‘Call to Action’ (Paris)

The Guimet National Museum of Asian Arts (MNAAG) in Paris, home to the largest collection of Asian arts in Europe, gave ‘Carte Blanche’ to a site-specific installation created by Japanese contemporary artist Mr. and curated by Pharrell Williams : it’s … Continue reading

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Grenoble: Rose Girl Mural by Shepard Fairey

Shepard Fairey and the Obey Giant team kicked off the start of the Obey 30th world tour in Grenoble, France with a new mural titled ‘Rose Girl’ for the Street Art Fest curated by Jerome Catz. The mural features a … Continue reading

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London: Banksy back to the Royal Academy

Banksy created a new artwork for upcoming The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition that will open to the public on 10 June in London. Following last year’s participation with ‘Vote to Love’ (covered here) , Banksy created another politically charged artwork … Continue reading

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Banksy stunt during the Venice Biennale 2019

During the opening of the Venice Biennale a few stencils appeared across the city which gave indication of the presence of the elusive British artist. While still unconfirmed yet, a politically charged piece shows a young child wearing a life … Continue reading

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Los Angeles: Josie Morway – Remediators

In parallel to the Lucky 13 Group show (covered), Corey Helford Gallery is also hosting a solo exhibit ‘The Remediators’ by Boston-based painter and designer Josie Morway. Combining technical influences of oil paintings from Dutch Masters and religious icon paintings … Continue reading

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Los Angeles: Ben Frost – Pure Sugar

Australian artist, Ben Frost is currently featured at Corey Helford Gallery with an explosive exhibition of over 70 new works, entitled “Pure Sugar.” Ben Frost, who is coming off a recent collaboration with fashion designer Jeremy Scott for his Winter … Continue reading

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London: Banksy new artwork supporting Extinction Rebellion protests

A new Banksy mural appeared in Marble Arch, London to mark the end of the 10 days of climate change protests by Extinction Rebellion activists. The environmental artwork sprung up on a wall in Marble Arch around the time the … Continue reading

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Los Angeles: Lucky 13 at Corey Helford Gallery

Corey Helford Gallery is currently celebrating its 13th Anniversary with a group show co-curated by graffiti artist Kelly (RISK) Graval : LUCKY 13- FINE ART OF STREET & GRAFFITI When Corey Helford opened in Culver City in 2006 and street … Continue reading

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Los Angeles: Takashi Murakami – GYATEI2

Japanese artist Takashi Murakami is currently showing a new exhibition entitled GYATEI² at the Gagosian Gallery in Los Angeles. The exhibition title comes from the Buddhist Hannya Shingyo (Heart Sutra), an incantation often chanted by Zen groups before or after … Continue reading

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Los Angeles: Hisham Echafaki at The Other Art Fair

London based artist Hisham Echafaki is currently exhibiting a new series of large scale multidimensional paintings at The Other Art Fair in Los Angeles. Continuing to push the limits, the trompe l’oeil effects are so intricately done, that the eyes … Continue reading

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Paris: Jean-Michel Othoniel ‘Oracles’

Galerie Perrotin presents a new solo show of French contemporary artist Jean-Michel Othoniel in Paris, following several important personal exhibitions in Canada, USA and France in 2018. Jean-Michel Othoniel’s enchanting aesthetics revolves around the notion of emotional geometry. Using the … Continue reading

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Celebration of Female Artists

We would like to celebrate our favorite female artists worldwide, who are pushing boundaries in graffiti /street art as well as contemporary art. The list is unlimited so we are sending much love and support to ALL the female artists. Keep … Continue reading

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London : el Seed – Tabula Rasa

Tunisian-French contemporary artist, eL Seed has just opened his first UK exhibition entitled Tabula Rasa at Lazinc in London. We documented his previous visit to the UK capital in 2015 ( see here), where he painted a mural with this … Continue reading

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Banksy News

Three major headlines related to Banksy London: Banksy enters the permanent collection of the British Museum The British Museum in London has acquired its first work by the anonymous artist, a fake £10 banknote depicting Lady Diana, Princess of Wales, … Continue reading

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Paris: André x Futura – Chez Nous

André & Futura have joined forces for a unique collaborative show at Danysz Gallery in Paris with their signature pictorial characters. Aptly entitled André x Futura – Chez Nous, the show presents a series of unseen works where they answer … Continue reading

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Banksy ‘ Season Greetings ‘

For the festive season, Banksy just revealed a new artwork in Port Talbot, South Wales. As usual placement is key and the image appears on two sides of a garage depicting a child enjoying snow falling – while the other … Continue reading

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London: Sweet Toof – Mid Nite Crisis

Legendary UK street artist Sweet Toof is returning to the London East End (118 Stoke Newington High Street, London N16 7NY) with a solo exhibition entitled Mid Nite Crisis. Opening on the 14th of December, the exhibition features paintings, sculptures, ceramics, miniature portraits, … Continue reading

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London: Art Car Boot Fair Christmas Wrap Party

Running for the 15th year, The Art Car Boot Fair  brings together 70 arists in a covered venue in the heart of Vauxhall’s gallery district for its Christmas Wrap Party. Artists show up in person to flog their specially made … Continue reading

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London: Seth- Chambrum Rangeam

Dorothy Circus Gallery is currently showing a double solo shows in Rome and London, with French street artist Seth. Julien Malland, aka SETH, portrays children, dwelling in imaginary environments that, like in a trompe l’oeil painting, belong to our reality … Continue reading

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London: Choose Love – Help Refugees and win a Banksy

In the middle of Carnaby street in London during the busy Christmas shopping period, a new pop up shop opened with a mission: help refugees. Choose Love is the world’s first shop where you can buy real products for refugees. … Continue reading

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Milan: Tavar Zawacki – Shapeshifting ( Wunderkammern)

While in Milan we popped by to see the latest exhibition of Californian based artist Tavar Zawacki aka Above, whom we previously met in Berlin ( see our coverage here) in 2017. For twenty years (1996–2016) the artist created and … Continue reading

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Milan: The Art of Banksy – A Visual Protest

Various exhibitions of Banksy’s work have taken place in art galleries, but until now no public museum has ever given the artist a solo exhibition. The Italian culture museum in Milan, MUDEC – Museo delle Culture – is presenting for … Continue reading

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Paris: FIAC Highlights 2018

Two weeks after FRIEZE in London, Paris attracts the center of the art world for a week with FIAC (Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain). Located in the spectacular venue of the Grand Palais, the 45th edition of FIAC featured 195 galleries … Continue reading

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London: Moniker Art Fair 2018

Moniker Art Fair returned to East London last week, celebrating their 10th edition, by taking over the upper floor of The Old Truman Brewery and extending their 30,000 square foot fair space outdoors with their first-ever Formula-E art car painted … Continue reading

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London: Banksy self destructs live at Sotheby’s

With the crazy art week and all the collectors gathered in London for the Frieze Art Fair and plethora of glamourous art events, a series of artworks by elusive artist Banksy were presented at prestigious auction house Sotheby’s, including his … Continue reading

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London: PAD Art Fair

The 12th edition of the Pavilion of Art and Design (PAD) fair kicks off on October 1 with a fine line-up of 58 returning exhibitors. Set in Berkeley Square, Mayfair, PAD focusses on masterpieces across design, art, antiquities, tribal art … Continue reading

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Paris: District 13 – International Art Fair

The first District 13 – International Art Fair will be held from 26 – 30 September in Paris at Drouot, an iconic institution of art history. Located in the heart of the capital, District 13 offers the public a curated … Continue reading

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London: Static ‘Modern Muses’

Since 2006 London based artistic duo STATIC, made of Tom Jackson and Craig Evans have been producing bold original work abstractly exploring duality and conflict through figurative assemblages. Mixing stencil and spray paint with vivid collages with feathers and glass, … Continue reading

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London: Conor Harrington ‘The Story of US and Them’

Irish born painter Conor Harringtonreturns to London with a new solo exhibition “The Story of Us and Them” at HENI Gallery in London. Fascinated by art history, Renaissance and the Baroque era, Conor Harrington continues to explore patriotism and contemporary … Continue reading

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Streets: Aida Wilde – Less Homes 4U

London based artist AIDA WILDE continues her interventions denouncing the rapid gentrification of London’s iconic and creative areas like Hackney Wick. Her powerful text based street interventions incorporate social media terminology as a tool for activism. Earlier in September, during … Continue reading

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London: Banksy at the British Museum

Back in 2005, Banksy installed this ‘cave painting’ titled ‘Peckham Rock’ in one of the galleries of the British Museum without permission, and without anyone noticing. He gave it a fake identification number and label, and it remained on the … Continue reading

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Giant Turtle mural by Hisham Echafaki

We are pleased to share a new project we have been collaborating with London based artist Hisham Echafaki in Saint-Aubin Chateau-Neuf in Val d’Ocre, France. Initially known for his intricate surrealist compositions and three dimensional paintings (covered here), the contemporary … Continue reading

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Paris: Banksy Festive Rats

To conclude Banksy  invasion of Paris, the elusive artist celebrated also the festive spirit of the French capital with a series of stencilled rats. Popping champagne bottles while happy rats are flying high on top of cork bottles. Location as … Continue reading

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Paris: ‘Illustres- C215 autour du Pantheon’

Portraits of illustrious men and women painted by the French street artist Christian Guémy, better known as C215, adorn the French National Monument Pantheon and surrounding streets in the fifth arrondissement of Paris until 10 October. This year, the Centre … Continue reading

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London: Hope to Nope – Graphics and Politics 2008-2018

We are pleased to be part of the latest exhibition at the London Design Museum ‘Hope to Nope – Graphics and Politics 2008-18′. Design can influence public perception, but great design can change it. From campaign designs to protest symbols, … Continue reading

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Paris: Banksy Bataclan Tribute

Continuing his Paris invasion, Banksy chose a poignant subject and spot on location. A new stencil appeared on the exit door of the Bataclan theatre in the 11th district of Paris. Extremely strong symbolic as it is this exact exit … Continue reading

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Paris: Artists and Robots at the Grand Palais

The Grand Palais (RMN) in Paris is currently showing an impressive exhibition ‘Artists and Robots’ dedicated to AI: artificial imagination, a common term to design robotic art, generative art and algorithmic art. The exhibition invites audiences to experience works created … Continue reading

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Paris: Banksy joins the celebrations of Mai 68 riots

While Paris has been celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the May 68 Riots with multiple exhibitions, elusive artist Banksy has hit the streets of the French capital with a series of new artworks. May 68 in France – Ten million … Continue reading

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London: Banksy Vote Love

For the 250th Anniversary of the Summer Exhibiton at the Royal Academy in London, Banksy submitted an artwork under the pseudonym Bryan S Gaakman, anagram of ‘banksy anagram’ and it was refused. However when curator Grayson Perry contacted him to … Continue reading

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Paris: Banksy for World Refugee Day

A new mural appeared in the streets of Paris . A black and white stencilled little girl standing on a wooden palette is painting a pink wallpaper over a Nazi cross. It bears all the tales of Banksy. Timing and … Continue reading

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London: Sandra Chevrier – Les Cages: We Can’t Be Tamed

StolenSpace Gallery is currently showcasing the latest body of work by Canadian born artist, Sandra Chevrier, as she makes her long awaited return to the UK. Evocatively titled ‘Les Cages; We Can’t Be Tamed’, the exhibition features a fresh series … Continue reading

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