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London: START Art Fair 2016 Highlights

START Art Fair returns to Saatchi Gallery in London for its third edition from 15-18 September 2016. The fair focusses on emerging artists and new art scenes featuring 70 international galleries from London, Seoul, Hong-Kong, Dehli, Cape Town to Taipei … Continue reading

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London: Conor Harrington ‘ Watch Your Palace Fall’

After nine months of preparation,  Irish born, London based artist Conor Harrington is presenting a new solo exhibition ‘Watch Your Palace Fall’ at Pace Gallery London in Soho. Continuing his narrative of politically charged oil paintings, Conor Harrington depicts fights between military … Continue reading

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Video: ‘Saving Banksy’ Documentary New Trailer

  ‘Saving Banksy’ is a documentary following art collector Brian Greif who removed a stencilled Rat by Banksy from the side of Red Victorian, a building located in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district. His initial intention to preserve and donate the … Continue reading

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Streets: Invader Pink Invasion (Toulouse)

Invader recently completed his first invasion wave of Toulouse, with Ten space invaders made with various shades of pink as a tribute to the town nicknamed ‘Pink City’ due to the pinkish terracotta bricks used in its architecture.. Toulouse is the 66th city to be invaded and … Continue reading

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MIMA City Lights with Faile

For the exhibition ‘City Lights’ at the MIMA Museum in Brussels, the artistic duo Faile have covered the internal walls of the museum with their  stencils similarly like they have been doing on the New York streets for the past … Continue reading

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Toulouse: Miss Van for Rose Beton

Miss Van is back to Toulouse with a new mural for the Rose Beton Festival (covered here). ‘La symphonie des songes’ mural  features her signature sensual female character in a dreamlike landscape playing with colourful folklore masks from various continents, transporting … Continue reading

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MIMA ‘ City Lights’ with MOMO

We continue our visit of the new Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art (MIMA) in Brussels ( see Swoon here). The permanent collection over two floors features works by Mobstr, Parra, Barry McGee, Horfee, Huskmitvan to name a few. For the exhibition ‘City Lights’ … Continue reading

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Toulouse: Ben Eine for Rose Beton

UK artist Ben Eine recently created a new mural with his signature font on one of the walls of the Universite Paul Sabatier in Toulouse for the Rose Beton Festival. The colourful mural stating ‘STORYTELLING’  is already the favorite amongst … Continue reading

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Marrakech: Tilt – Voyage Retour

We continue our coverage behind the scenes in Marrakech at Jardin Rouge with French Graffiti artist TILT as he works on the second instalment ‘ Voyage Retour‘ of his installation that is currently exhibited at Rose Beton Festival in Toulouse. … Continue reading

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MIMA ‘City Lights’ with Swoon

Inaugurating the new Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art (MIMA) in Brussels, created by Florence and Michel Delaunoit, Alice van den Abeele, and Raphaël Cruyt, four pillars of the New York Street Art scene, MOMO, Swoon, Faile, and Maya Hayuk are showing their unique street … Continue reading

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ART|BASEL 2016 Part 2

After reviewing Unlimited and Scope Art Fair we continue our coverage of ART|BASEL 2016 and bring to you the highlights of the 47th Edition of the Fair featuring 4,000 artists across stands by 287 galleries from 33 countries. Visitors to … Continue reading

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Brussels: dran ‘Tiens’ @ Adda Gallery

Six years after his last major solo show at POW, French artist dran comes back to the scene with a comprehensive solo exhibition ‘Tiens’ curated by Adda Gallery in Brussels. ‘Tiens’ presents an ‘ABCD’aire’, an A to Z series of canvases … Continue reading

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Studio Visit: Mike Dargas in Cologne (DE)

We dropped by the studio of hyper-realist painter Mike Dargas in Cologne, Germany ahead of his upcoming solo exhibition at Opera Gallery  in London, curated by Jean-David Malat and  opening on 6th July. Drawing his inspiration from masters like Dali, … Continue reading

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London: Banksy SWAT van to be auctioned

A van that was once used by the SWAT team and then spraypainted by elusive artist Banksy is to be auctioned in London at Bonhams on 29 June. It was first displayed at the infamous Barely Legal exhibition in Los … Continue reading

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Basel: Scope Art Fair 2016

Scope Art Fair, the satellite fair to ART|BASEL is celebrating its 10th Year anniversary with 85 international exhibitors and 10 breeder program galleries from over twenty countries.  Offering the best of their local and rising talents, as well as some rarities … Continue reading

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Toulouse: POES and JO BER for Rose Beton

French artists POES and JO BER just completd this new mural for the ROSE BETON Festival in Toulouse, Southern France. They continue their collaboration like they recently did in Marrakech (covered) with a playful storyline about the Epic of Gilgamesh and … Continue reading

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London: A. Giacometti and Yves Klein at the Gagosian

Gagosian Gallery in London is currently presenting the first-ever exhibition to pair key works by Alberto Giacometti (1901–1966) and Yves Klein (1928–1962). At first glance, Giacometti and Klein, artists born a generation apart, could not be more different: Giacometti was … Continue reading

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Toulouse: Rose Beton Festival – Part 1

Curated by Tilt, this year’s Rose Beton Festival in Toulouse  is dedicated to the roots of graffiti and specially New York. So to kick start the three months festival in the pink city, a photographic exhibition held at the oldest art space … Continue reading

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ART|BASEL 2016 – Part 1

Collectors, gallerists, critics and journalists, all the art world gathered for a week in Switzerland for the The 47th edition of Art Basel, the world’s biggest art fair, featuring an overwhelming 4,000 artists across stands by 287 galleries from 33 … Continue reading

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Marrakech: Rancinan @ Montresso* Art Foundation

Launched with the Marrakech Biennale (covered) the new museum space of the Montresso* Art Foundation opened with a retrospective dedicated to French photographer Gerard Rancinan, retracing forty years of photographic work. Intensely theatrical and heavily staged, the photographs feature a rich … Continue reading

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Streets: Banksy at Bridge Farm Primary School (Bristol)

Banksy is back to his hometown in Bristol with a new piece that appeared overnight  on the wall of Bridge Farm Primary School. The work was done as a thank you gift to the children that named one of the … Continue reading

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Collaboration with the Donmar Warehouse

We are pleased to announce an artistic collaboration between Butterfly Art News and the Donmar Warehouse Theatre in London. Differents artists will create a visual interpretation of the current show played at the theatre. Their artwork will be on view … Continue reading

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London: Yayoi Kusama @ Victoria Miro

Victoria Miro is currently hosting a new exhibition by Yayoi Kusama.  Spanning the gallery’s three locations and waterside garden, the exhibition features new paintings, pumpkin sculptures, and immersive room experiences, all made especially for this presentation. This is the artist’s most … Continue reading

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Preview : ROSE BETON Festival (Toulouse)

We are pleased to partner with the ROSE BETON Festival in Toulouse (FR), curated by la Mairie de Toulouse and the 50Cinq. The second edition of the festival is paying tribute to Graffiti, with a selection of 14 international artists. Le Château … Continue reading

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London: Richard Prince ‘Cartoon Over Cartoon’ @ Sadie Coles

Controversial artist known as the master of re-appropriation, Richard Prince is currently exhibiting at Sadies Cole in London. ‘Cartoon Over Cartoon‘ is a reprisal of the artist’s work with jokes and cartoons via collage and the re-contextualisation of the nude … Continue reading

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London: Francis Bacon Six Studies in Soho

To celebrate the forthcoming worldwide publication of ‘Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonné’,   a one day pop-up exhibition ‘Francis Bacon: Six Studies in Soho’,  opened to the public in London Soho on 25 May. Upon entrance, visitors could enjoy a black and white portrait of … Continue reading

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Toulouse: Subcultures @ Espace Croix Baragnon – Part II

We continue our coverage (See Part I here) on the current exhibition ‘Subcultures’ in ‘L’espace Croix Baragnon’ in Toulouse curated by David Pujol featuring 10 established and emerging artists, with their influences and distinctive style on the local and international scene: Amandine … Continue reading

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Berlin: Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art

Director Yasha Young has officially revealed the start of building work on the future URBAN NATION MUSEUM FOR URBAN CONTEMPORARY ART, a project that will enrich both Berlin’s diverse cultural landscape and the international art scene. In the coming months, … Continue reading

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London: Yoshitomo Nara @ Stephen Friedman

Following recent solo exhibitions at Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan; Asia Society Museum, New York; Asia Society Hong Kong Center and Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland,  Japanese artist, Yoshitomo Nara is returning  to the Stephen Friedman Gallery in London for a … Continue reading

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London: ART16 Highlights

The global art fair Art16 returns to Olympia London from 20 – 22 May 2016, showcasing work from more than 100 galleries worldwide and exhibit contemporary art from around 30 countries. It will be the fourth show since the original ART … Continue reading

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London: Jeff Koons NOW

Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery just opened  ‘Now’, a solo exhibition of work by American artist Jeff Koons (b.1955). While the Parisian institution Centre Pompidou dedicated a major retrospective to the the artist in 2015 in Paris (covered),   ‘Now’  is … Continue reading

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Bordeaux (FR): Future Iz Past <++

Curated by  Ziggy Hulot from the ZH Agency, Julien Cottret and l’Envers ,  Generations Boum Boum is celebrating until 4th June the underground techno culture with a wealth of events in Bordeaux (FR) from concerts , documentaries, workshops and exhibitions. From electronic music including electro, breakbeat, … Continue reading

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London: Katrin Fridriks – Macrocosm

Icelandic conceptual artist and abstract painter Katrin Fridriks returns to Lazarides Rathbone in London for a new solo exhibition entitled ‘Macrocosm‘. Alongside the 2014 installation Perception of the Stendhal Syndrome – Gene&Ethics Master Prism with a giant magnifying glass, the … Continue reading

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London: Charming Baker ‘Sweet Nothing’ @ S|2

Sotheby’s Contemporary art gallery in London. S|2, is currently showing an exhibition of new works by Charming Baker (covered) entitled ‘Sweet Nothing’, featuring canvasses and a series of studies on paper, and large scale drawings. Known to purposefully damage his … Continue reading

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London: Comix Creatix – 100 Women making comics

Earlier this year when Angoulême, one of the world’s biggest comic-book festivals, failed to include a single woman on its 30-strong Grand Prix shortlist, it created a widespread of fury and several prominent artists and campaigners threatened to boycott it. … Continue reading

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London: Andy Denzler @ Opera Gallery

Swiss painter Andy Denzler is having his first London solo show at Opera Gallery.  Featuring a series oil canvasses and bronze sculptures, the exhibition “Between Here and There” explores the romantic idea of young urban creatives’ existence in the inner … Continue reading

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Marrakech Biennale 2016 – Tilt ‘Voyage Aller’ installation

French graffiti artist Tilt has been selected for the OFF of the 6th Marrakech Biennale. During his artistic residency at Jardin Rouge, in collaboration with the Montresso* Art Foundation, Tilt has created an installation entitled ‘Voyage Aller’ (Inbound Trip) featuring a … Continue reading

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Upcoming: Antony Micallef ‘Raw Intent’ @ Pearl Lam Galleries (Hong Kong)

British artist Antony Micallef (covered) will be opening his first solo show in Asia next week at Pearl Lam Galleries in Hong Kong. The artist will exhibit a new series of paintings and studies that explore the relationships of the … Continue reading

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Marrakech Biennale: 360 m2 mural by POES and JO BER

For the Educational Programme of the Marrakech Biennale, French artists POES and JO BER  just completed the largest mural in a mixed school in Morocco, painting a monumental 360 sq meters. For the past four years, Ryane Abdelmouhcine, Headmaster of Tariq … Continue reading

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London: Warhol Icons @ Halcyon Gallery

A huge and comprehensive exhibit of Andy Warhol’s best work, Warhol Icons has opened at the Halcyon Gallery, narrating a layered social and cultural commentary from the mass consumerism society, music, politics to the celebrity culture. Following a three years … Continue reading

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London: D*Face Misprints & Misfits @ StolenSpace

StolenSpace Gallery is hosting an exhibition called ‘Misprints & Misfits’, featuring a series of one off paper pieces by D*Face, from the deepest depths of D*Face’s print archives. From the iconic ‘Dog Save the Queen’ to ‘Samo Butterfly effect’ and … Continue reading

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Marrakech Biennale 2016 – Part I

Presided by Vanessa Branson and curated by Reem FADDA, the sixth edition of  the Marrakech Biennale is a festival with the mission to build bridges between the cultures through the arts, inspiring outstanding artists from all over the world to … Continue reading

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Streets: Mr Cenz (London)

We bumped into Mr Cenz as he was painting a brand new mural in Soho London. Away from his signature female portraits, this new work features an oniric landscape. Check some pics of the work in progress below. It can … Continue reading

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London: Maser – Orbiting on the Periphery @ Lazarides Rathbone

Irish graffiti artist Maser stages his first solo show entitled ‘Orbiting on the Periphery‘ at Lazarides Rathbone in London. ‘Orbiting on the Periphery‘ continues Masers’ exploration into the philosopher and mathematician Thales of Miletus’s theory ; “mens sana in corpore … Continue reading

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Streets: Tracing Morocco with Hendrik ECB Beikirch

We first encountered the work of German artist Hendrik Beikirch aka ECB last year in Toulouse where he completed a large scale monochrome portrait of a Maroccan woman for Mr Freeze Festival (covered).                     … Continue reading

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Toulouse: Subcultures @ Espace Croix Baragnon – Part I

The museum ‘L’espace Croix Baragnon’ in Toulouse is celebrating the underground cultural scene with a new exhibition called ‘Subcultures’.  The city of Toulouse is the cradle of many renowned artists from Miss Van, Fafi, Reso, Tilt to dran, but the … Continue reading

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London: Ben Eine – Soho Riot

Moniker Projects have partnered with Lights of Soho for a new London exhibition entitled ‘SOHO RIOT’ featuring street artist Ben Eine by turning his popular 2D neon font  into 3D limited edition neon pieces . ‘SOHO RIOT’ is about encapsulating the spirit … Continue reading

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London: BB8 auction for the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity

In support of Star Wars: Force for Change, an initiative that inspires people to make a positive impact on the world, Star Wars talent, British celebrities, fans and artists worldwide have been challenged to create artwork inspired by everyone’s favourite new droid, BB-8, as … Continue reading

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London: Paul Insect – It’s Only A Dream @ Allouche Gallery

We are excited to see the return of British street and contemporary artist Paul Insect to London  for  an exhibition of new works ‘It’s Only a Dream‘. We still have some fond memories of his London Poison show back in 2008. Presented by New York … Continue reading

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London: Adam Neate – Heroes

A selection of new dimensional surface paintings on canvas by Adam Neate are currently on show ‘ Heroes’ at Elms Lesters Painting Rooms until 14th April in London. Depicting whether a reclining woman by the sunset or runners by the seaside, the artist continues … Continue reading

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