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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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London: Dan Witz – Mosh Pit Paintings

Following his apparel and print collaboration with Dior Homme last September, NY based artist Dan Witz (covered) is returning to London to present his ongoing signature hyperrealistic series ‘Mosh pits paintings’ which he started back in 2010, capturing moments when … Continue reading

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Paris: Jean Charles de Castelbajac – I Want

Multidisciplinary artist and internationally successful fashion designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac  (also known as JC/DC) is currently presenting a solo exhibition titled              ‘I Want’ at Magda Danysz Gallery in Paris. Since the 70’s and 80’s … Continue reading

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London: Marakami & Abloh Future History at Gagosian

Coinciding with London Fashion Week 2018, Superflat Master Japanese artist Takashi Murakami is partnering with American Creative Designer Virgil Abloh and presenting a series of collaborative works “Future History” at the Gagosian Gallery in London. The exhibition features large-scale paintings, … Continue reading

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Toulouse: 100TAUR Massive Mural

French artist 100TAUR just completed the largest mural in Toulouse, after a continuous five weeks under extreme weather conditions. Located in the district of Minimes, the 400 sq meters mural has been commissioned by the Mairie de Toulouse, visible at … Continue reading

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London: JR ‘Giants’ at Lazinc Sacksville

Ted Prize winner artist JR is currently displaying a solo exhibition titled “GIANTS” at Lazinc’s new flagship gallery in Mayfair, London. The name of the presentation directly references the artist’s ongoing GIANTS project which made its debut during the 2016 … Continue reading

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Toulouse: ICAREX-1 at the Chapelle des Carmelites

The Mairie de Toulouse and the Centre d’Art Nomade are currently presenting a monumental installation ICAREX-1 by an elusive anonymous artist at the Chapelle des Carmelites until 25 February 2018. We were lucky to get immersed in the creative process of … Continue reading

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Toulouse: Miroirs Urbains

Curated by Bob Jeudy, Co-founder of the “M.U.R” in Paris and Ines Desquines, the exhibition ‘Miroirs Urbains’ opened in Toulouse at the Galerie Concha de Nazelle, featuring 30 works 2mX1m by 7 Urban artists, as well a selection of customised … Continue reading

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Paris: Street Art Guide

Paris is an open air museum! Looking up, we can discover amazing pieces from graffiti writing, humourous stencils , poetic collages or monumental murals. We take you through the best locations in Paris to enjoy art in the streets from … Continue reading

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London: Hassan Hajjaj – La Caravane

Somerset House is currently hosting Hassan Hajjaj: La Caravane, a homecoming exhibition of the British-Moroccan artist, showcasing his vibrant fusion of contemporary cultures through new and celebrated works. The exhibition is the first UK solo show of his work in seven … Continue reading

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2017 Highlights

With 2017 coming to a close, we look back at the highlights of this incredible year. Elusive artist Banksy has been very prolific throughout the year and politically engaged:  between the opening of a new venture with the Walled Off … Continue reading

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Video: Creve Hivernale II

  December 2016.  A wasteland surrounded by barbed wire with a view on passing trains, home to travellers, migrants and less fortunate people. This is not a picture taken in a distant country, but actually in the center of Toulouse, … Continue reading

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Video: Banksy ‘ Alternativity’ with Danny Boyle

Following the reveal of two new street pieces earlier in Bethlehem (covered here) Banksy will be premiering  The Alternativity film on BBC Two this Sunday, the 17th of December,  an unique observational arts and documentary film directed by Danny Boyle. This … Continue reading

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Berlin: Barbara Kruger ‘Forever’

US artist Barbara Kruger, who initially inspired the logo for Supreme, has created an immersive installation called ‘Forever’ for the Berlin gallery Sprüth Magers. This exhibition marks exactly three decades since her first solo show at Monika Sprüth Gallery in … Continue reading

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Banksy’s ‘Alternativity’ in Bethlehem

Elusive artist Banksy is back at his “Walled Off Hotel” in the city of Bethlehem in Palestine with a new stunt to celebrate the festive season with a “festive spectacular” titled Alternativity, and continue to raise media awareness in one … Continue reading

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London: ‘Everything at Once’ at 180 Strand

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Lisson Gallery, the gallery is partnering with The Vinyl Factory to stage an ambitious group exhibition called ‘EVERYTHING AT ONCE‘, inspired by a quote by John Cage in 1966 “Nowadays everything happens … Continue reading

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London: Alexander Chappell – Nobody

London based artist Alexander Chappell debuted his solo show entitled ‘Nobody‘ at StolenSpace, exploring the path of anonymity in a society obsessed with being ‘somebody’. Featuring 12 graphite portraits of graffiti writers: Astek, Bonzai, Chu, Conor Harrington, D*Face, Eine, Inkie, … Continue reading

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Berlin: Olek’s “Keep Going” Crochet Performance

In conjunction with the official opening of the Urban Nation Museum in Berlin, among the 150 invited artists, 35 were asked to do site specific installations in the Art Mile in Bülowstrasse. NY artist OLEK created an integrative neighbourhood project, … Continue reading

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London streets: Ludo

French artist Ludovic Vernhet aka Ludo (covered) is back to the London streets with new large paste ups. Continuing his ‘Nature Revenge’ series, Ludo created three artworks on the theme of love, violence and fame using his signature neon green paint and monochrome paste … Continue reading

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Bristol: Rowdy & Wilde at Clifton Fine Art Gallery

One of Bristol’s most renowned street artist Rowdy is gathering forces with legendary London screenprinter Aida Wilde for a duo show ‘Rowdy and Wilde’ at Clifton Fine Art in Bristol. Aida Wilde was born in Iran and arrived in the … Continue reading

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Paris: FIAC 2017 Highlights

After Frieze, the art world is gathering once more for the 44th edition of the International French Contemporary Art Fair (FIAC) in Paris. As the fair drew to a close this week end, we look back at the highlights amongst … Continue reading

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London: Chapman Brothers – Disasters of Everyday Life

Jake and Dinos Chapman (covered), known for their provocative and pessimistic ruminations on human violence and barbarity , have created seven bronzes of suicide vests for Blain|Southern Gallery. Made from images found online, the “life and death vests” are extremely … Continue reading

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London: Moniker Art Fair 2017

For 2017, Moniker Art Fair has undergone an exciting evolution, tripling in size to accommodate 40 gallery stands, a young galleries initiative, a benefit auction, an industry conference, a curated film programme, a VIP programme and a New York style … Continue reading

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London: Frieze Art 2017 Highlights

For the  15th edition of the Frieze Art Fair in London we pick up some highlights amongst the 160 international galleries. You still have a few days to enjoy the Frieze sculpture park (covered here) featuring 23 international artists hosted … Continue reading

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London: Glastonbury radical art at the Other Art Fair with ShangriLART

As the world converges to London for the crazy art week with Frieze and all the exclusive shows and fairs, the activist artists from Glastonbury’s  ShangriLART have teamed up with the Other Art Fair to create accessible art for everyone … Continue reading

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London: Dan Colen – Sweet Liberty

Newport Street Gallery is hosting a retrospective exhibition ‘Sweet Liberty’ by NY based artist Dan Colen. This is the first major solo show in London, surveying the entirety of the artist’s career to date and also featuring new paintings and … Continue reading

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London: War Boutique – M*A*S*H*E*D

Scottish artist War Boutique (covered) is currently showing at London’s Lawrence Alkin Gallery. The exhibition entitled M*A*S*H*E*D presents a new body of work using original military armour, weaponry and bullet-proof textiles. War Boutique’s work conveys strong anti-war messages, exposing the interface … Continue reading

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Berlin : Tavar Zawacki – Metamorphosis

Urban Spree Galerie in Berlin is currently showing a solo exhibition by visual artist Tavar Zawacki. entitled “Metamorphosis”, featuring twelve large format works on canvas with his signature hard edge painting style. Tavar Zawacki (b. 1981), is a Californian born, … Continue reading

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Paris: Urban Week in La Defense

For its 4th edition the Urban Week festival returns to the business district of La Defense in Paris from 20 -23 September 2017 with a series of events celebrating street culture from street art, music, sports and food. Through the project … Continue reading

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London: Jean-Michel Basquiat ‘Boom for Real’

Discover the work of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960—1988), the pioneering prodigy of the 1980s downtown New York art scene at the Barbican Centre in London from 21 September 2017. This unprecedented exhibition brings together an outstanding selection of more … Continue reading

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London: Banksy pays tribute to JM Basquiat

Ahead of the upcoming Museum show about Jean Michel Basquiat at the Barbican opening this week, elusive artist Banksy painted a series of murals on the adjacent walls leading the museum and released pictures on his Instagram account. The first … Continue reading

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Berlin: ‘UNSTOPPABLE’ Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art

After several years in the making, the URBAN NATION MUSEUM FOR URBAN CONTEMPORARY ART will open its doors to the public on 16 September 2017. The Museum is literally ‘UNSTOPPABLE’ ,not even by the police… This center for exhibitions, research and exchange … Continue reading

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London: Frieze Sculpture Park

Ahead of the awaited annual  international Art Fair in October with Frieze London and Frieze Masters, Frieze is launching its  first ever summer outdoor exhibition open to the public in The Regent’s Park in London as an exciting teaser . “It’s fantastic … Continue reading

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London: Herakut – ‘Sad but Happy’ Solo Show

After five years travelling and painting throughout the world , the German duo Herakut is returning to London for a new solo exhibition at Stolenspace entitled ‘Sad but Happy’. Hera and Akut first came to London in 2010 when they painted their enigmatic character … Continue reading

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The Other Art Fair Bristol Highlight: Hisham Echafaki

London based multidisciplinary artist Hisham Echafaki is presenting his new solo exhibition at the Saatchi TOAF (The Other Art Fair) in Bristol.  His body of works focuses on the complex and ever changing relationship between humans and the animal world, exploring themes … Continue reading

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Norway: NuArt Festival 2017 in Stavanger

The city of Stavanger in Norway is getting ready for the world leading street art festival, NuArt. For its 17th edition, the festival will take place from the 31 st of August until the 3rd of September, with their indoor exhibition … Continue reading

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The Best Street Art in Marrakech

The Moroccan city of Marrakech has stood for close to a thousand years, a city of history and culture. Also known as the Red City, Marrakech is one of the most evocative places in the world,  a place to engage … Continue reading

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Paris: Elzo Durt – Colors & Glory

With the 10th year anniversary of the music label Born Bad Records and the release of a monograph entitled “Complete Works”, Belgian graphic designer and illustrator Elzo Durt is showing 13 years of illustration in an exhibition called ‘Colors & … Continue reading

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Paris: John Giorno

Cahier d’Arts in Paris presents a series of prints of the works by New York artist John Giorno, as well as four new painting poems until the end of August. Part of the New York underground scene in the mid sixties, … Continue reading

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London: Ashley Bickerton – Ornamental Hysteria

NewportStreet Gallery is currently showing a retrospective of works by US artist Ashley Bickerton. ‘Ornamental Hysteria’ spans more than three decades of Bickerton’s career and features 51 works, including a significant display of new and previously unexhibited pieces. It is … Continue reading

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Paris: Okuda – The Dream of Mona Lisa

Anna Dimitrova from Adda Gallery and Montana Gallery and Valériane Mondot from Taxie Gallery join forces to celebrate a collaborative new gallery ADDA & TAXIE and present a monographic and the first Parisian exhibition of Spanish artist OKUDA SAN MIGUEL … Continue reading

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Paris: Xu Zhen – Civilization Iteration @Galerie Perrotin

‘Civilization Iteration’ is the first solo exhibition of Chinese artist Xu Zhen at Galerie Perrotin in Paris, showcasing Xu’s important series of works since 2013 when he started a brand in his own name. Iteration refers to the way of … Continue reading

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Paris: Lek & Sowat

The 400 square meters of the contemporary art space of the Pavillon Carré has been transformed by the duo of artists Lek and Sowat. Invited by Elise Herszkowicz from Art Azoï, they have created immersive installations from the floors to … Continue reading

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London: Festival Iminente 2017

This  Summer,  a  European  cultural  invasion  hits  the  heart  of  Brexit  Britain  as  the  very  first  UK   edition  of  Festival  Iminente  opens  at  London’s  Old  Truman  Brewery.  A  two-­‐day  festival  of   explosive  and  experimental  Portuguese  art  and  music, … Continue reading

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Paris: Chiharu Shiota ‘Destination’ @Galerie Templon

Following her eye-catching project at the Bon Marché Rive Gauche in Paris in early 2017, Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota is returning to both Galerie Daniel Templon‘s spaces with a spectacular site-specific installation and a series of new sculptures. She has … Continue reading

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