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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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La Rochelle: Graff on Tour(s) with Lek & Sowat

The Towers of La Rochelle, managed by the Centre des Monuments Nationaux (CMN), are currently presenting Graff on Tour(s) until 25 June 2018 with a focus on historical graffiti as well as artistic interventions by contemporary artists ( see our … Continue reading

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London: Mark Jenkins – BRD SHT

American artist Mark Jenkins returns to London for his third solo exhibition with Lazinc Gallery. The show follows Jenkins’ success of his recent art installation, Project84, atop of London’s ITV building, raising awareness of male suicide. Together with his collaborator, … Continue reading

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Paris: Miss Van Retrospective at Galerie Openspace

OpenSpace Gallery in Paris is paying tribute to leading female urban contemporary artist Miss Van with a special Retrospective. The exhibition, curated by Samantha Longhi and Nicolas Chenus presents more than 90 works from 2003 to today, and is running … Continue reading

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La Rochelle (FR): Graffs on Tour(s) with the CMN

The Centre des Monuments Nationaux (CMN) is France’s biggest cultural and tourism operator. Its mission is to preserve cultural heritage and provide public access to 100 national historical monuments throughout France. After having archived and documented graffiti on the national … Continue reading

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Paris: BLO – ‘Anywhere, Out of this mind’

Berlin based artist BLO, from the Da Mental Vaporz crew, is currently showing a new exhibition entitled Anywhere, Out Of This Mind at Galerie 42b in Paris. The new body of work features a series of oniric painted assemblages with … Continue reading

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Paris: Oli Epp ‘Epiphanies’

Semiose Galerie in Paris is currently showing ‘Epiphanies‘, a solo exhibition by British artist Oli Epp. Born in 1994, Oli Epp is a recent graduate of the City & Guilds of London Art School and has taken the art world … Continue reading

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Interview: Zoer (FR)

We wanted to find out more about French artist Frederic Battle aka Zoer, as he painted a mural together with Velvet at the Crystal Ship Festival in Ostende. He accepted to answer a few questions: Can you tell us more … Continue reading

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Paris: D*Face – ‘Fornever’

After painting a large new mural Turn Coat (covered) in the 13th District of Paris, D*Face unveiled his first solo show in France at Galerie Itinerrance. Entitled FORNEVER, the exhibition presented canvasses, sculptures, installations, HPMs, prints, and more. The British … Continue reading

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Paris: Lee Bae ‘ Black Mapping’

Perrotin Gallery in Paris is currently showing “Black Mapping” by Korean contemporary artist Lee Bae and looks back to the creative period of Lee Bae marked by the work of charcoal, in the form of paintings, sculptures and installations. Since … Continue reading

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London: Mai 68 Posters from the Revolution

This May marks the 50th anniversary of the Mai 68 riots; a revolutionary string of student protests in Paris. Art was truly embedded in this revolution, with unique screen-printed posters being plastered along the walls of France. Lazinc Sackville is … Continue reading

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Paris: D*Face ‘Turncoat’ Mural

British artist D*Face (covered) has just completed his second mural in Paris, at 155 boulevard Vincent Auriol, part of the ongoing open air museum in the 13th District with Street Art 13 Mural program. This is the mural version of … Continue reading

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Paris: Felipe Pantone – Dynamic Phenomena

Chromatic and cynetic master Felipe Pantone is currently presenting his first solo exhibition ‘Dynamic Phenomena‘ in Paris at Magda Danysz Gallery. Born in Buenos Aires, Pantone is an Argentinian-Spanish artist based in Valencia, Spain.  Internationally prolific, Pantone enchants with his … Continue reading

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Paris: ESCIF ‘Open Borders’ at Palais de Tokyo

From May 4th, Palais de Tokyo in Paris will pay tribute to the history and legacy of the May 1968 events with a intervention by Escif, where he reproduced some of the famous writings from that period of student revolts. … Continue reading

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Auxerre: Florent Maussion new mural for the RADD Festival

For the past three weeks French artist Florent Maussion has been painting a monumental mural on the silos of Auxerre (France) for the 10th edition of the RADD Festival opening on 25 April 2018. Winner of the contest for the … Continue reading

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Interview: Colectivo Licuado

We followed Florencia Durán and Camilo Nunez from Colectivo Licuado, Uruguay as they painted a monumental mural for the Crystal Ship in Belgium. Mastering spray paint with a hyperrealistic style, their creations juxtaposes culture and local traditions based on the … Continue reading

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Crystal Ship : New murals by Telmo & Miel (NL) in Belgium

For this year’s edition of the Crystal Ship Festival Dutch duo Telmo Miel created two murals in Ostend, Belgium. Telmo Pieper and Miel Krutzmann are the names behind Telmo Miel artistic duo, based in Rotterdam. We last saw them in London … Continue reading

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Urban Art Fair (Paris)

For its 3rd Paris edition, the Urban Art Fair brings together thirty galleries from eight different countries at the Carreau du Temple from April 12 to 15, 2018. With a selection of French and international galleries, the Fair is presenting … Continue reading

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Art Paris Art Fair: TILT Solo Exhibition

With Switzerland being the guest of honour at Art Paris Art Fair (covered here), the Swiss Kolly Gallery focuses on the universe of French graffiti artist Tilt by dedicating a Solo Show. Tilt has won the First Prize of the … Continue reading

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Interview : Matthew Dawn (BE)

We caught up with Belgian artist Matthew Dawn as he participates to the Crystal Ship Festival in Ostend, Belgium and discussed about his background and projects. B: Can you tell us more about your background? MD: I have a bachelors … Continue reading

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London: Miaz Brothers ‘Anonymous’ at Lazinc Sacksville

Italian duo the Miaz Brothers return to Lazinc Sacksville for their third exhibition; Anonymous, continuing their Antimatter Series. The show explores the concepts of anonymity and the metaphor of status in our existence. While both bodies of work portray beings, … Continue reading

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Paris: Art Paris Art Fair 20th Anniversary

2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Art Paris Art Fair. Since its foundation in 1999, the fair has established itself as Paris’ leading modern and contemporary spring art event. The 2018 edition is playing host to 142 galleries from 22 … Continue reading

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The Crystal Ship 2018 – Part I

We have arrived on the city by the sea in Ostend, Belgium and participating artists to the third edition of the The Crystal Ship ( see line up here) are busy working on their murals and installations  across the city. … Continue reading

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Interview: Dourone

We caught up with Spanish artist Fabio Lopez Gonzalo aka DOURONE as he participates in the 2018 Crystal Ship Festival to learn more about his creative process, his duo with Elodiellol their upcoming projects. B: Can you tell us more … Continue reading

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London: Print is Power with Sisters in Print

During the Other Art Fair in London, Aida Wilde (covered) and Sisters in Print held a series of workshops to share their skills and passion for printmaking, from cutting like a Ninja, print like a Butterfly to Macho only workshops. … Continue reading

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The Crystal Ship 2018 in Ostend (BE)

The Crystal Ship is a contemporary art festival bringing art to the seaside in Ostend, Belgium. For its third edition over fifteen international artists will create large scale murals and art installations using the City by the Sea as their … Continue reading

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London: Fourth Plinth by Michael Rakowitz

Following David Shrigley ‘ Really Good’ sculpture,  Iraqi-American artist Michael Rakowitz, has been selected to create the latest sculpture for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square using 9,000 tin cans of date syrup made in Iraq. The artwork is a … Continue reading

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Paris: INTI ‘Profane’ at Galerie Itinerrance

Chilean artist INTI retuns to Paris for a third solo show called ‘Profane’ at Galerie Itinerrance, featuring new paintings and an impressive site specific installation. For years Inti kept on traveling all around the world to paint murals . His … Continue reading

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The Other Art Fair London: Hisham Echafaki

The new edition of the Other Art Fair London curated by Saatchi Art features 130 international emerging and established artists from 22-25 March 2018 at Victoria House London WC1. Here is a selection of our highlights from the Fair. French … Continue reading

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London: Glenn Brown – ‘Come to Dust’ at Gagosian Gallery

  The Gagosian Gallery is currently showing “Come to Dust,” the first major exhibition by British contemporary artist Glenn Brown in London since 2009. For Brown, the past and present are treasuries of raw material, offering countless images, titles, and … Continue reading

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New York: New Banksy invasion

We are always excited to see new works by elusive artist Banksy. He’s back to the streets of New York with a new stencil, featuring a rat running in a clock turned wheel, reminiscent of the incessant rat race. It … Continue reading

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London: Evoca1 ‘Caroline and the world on a stage’

Dominican born street artist, Evoca1 (Elio Mercado) is currently presenting his first solo show in London at Stolenspace. ‘Caroline, and The World on a Stage’ explores the many conditions of human existence and the various misuses of power between people … Continue reading

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London: Studio Visit with Aida Wilde

We are happy to have a look inside the London studio of Queen printmaker and artivist Aida Wilde ‘Who’s afraid of Aida Wilde?’ says one of the signs in the studio, surrounded by a screaming cute neon pink dotted kitty … Continue reading

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