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London: Gavin Turk @ Newport Street Gallery

Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery is showing the first major solo exhibition of work by British artist Gavin Turk since 2002. ‘Who What When Where How and Why’ spans twenty-six years of the artist’s career throughout Newport Street’s six gallery … Continue reading

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Paris: Sowat – Studio Visit

From September 2015 to August 2016, French artists Lek & Sowat were the first Graffiti writers to become artists-in-residence at the prestigious Academy of France in Rome, the Villa Médicis. A mark of recognition for this atypical duo whose path has led them … Continue reading

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London: Frieze Sculpture Park

One of the many highlights of the Frieze Art Fair in London remains its sculpture park.  Curated by  Clare Lilley (Yorkshire Sculpture Park), Frieze Sculpture Park features 18 artworks spread amongst Regent’s Park, with a mix of 20th century classics and … Continue reading

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London: Lucy Sparrow – Shoplifting

British seamstress Lucy Sparrow launches her latest solo show in London this November. Banishing banality, Sparrow invites you in to her makeshift store at Lawrence Alkin Gallery to lift whatever you can get away with. Shoplifting is a collection of … Continue reading

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London : Christian Hook @ Clarendon Gallery

Christian Hook, 2014 Winner  of The Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year just unveiled his new collection of paintings and exclusive editions, as well as the release of his new hardback book ‘La Busqueda’ at Clarendon Gallery in London. The … Continue reading

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Toulouse: Bleu Bleu @ ‘Printemps de Septembre’ Festival

We continue our coverage on the Printemps de Septembre Festival in Toulouse  with the Bleu Bleu Project (named after a mythical bar in Toulouse attended by the young art scene), a multifaceted project curated by Manuel Pomar. Originating from a scenario and … Continue reading

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London: Save Yourselves @ Stour Space

For at least a decade, the urban art landscape of the East London area called Hackney Wick has shaped and developed the aesthetic of this unique pocket of London. Many of these artists have gone on to become some of … Continue reading

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Toulouse: David Shrigley @ ‘Printemps de Septembre’ Festival

The Printemps de Septembre (Spring in September) returns this year after a three year hiatus to Toulouse in Southern France. The festival, which was recently redefined as a Biennal by founder Marie-Thérèse Perrin, takes place throughout the city with a … Continue reading

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London: Ryan Hewett @ The Unit

South African artist Ryan Hewett is returning to London for a third solo show at the Unit London called ‘Order‘. Moving away from his chaotic creative process of construction and destruction towards a more considered and confident approach, the new … 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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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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London: Steven Claydon – The Guilded Bough @ Sadie Coles

For the second exhibition of British artist / musician Steven Claydon at Sadie Coles HQ, ‘The Gilded Bough’ features sculptures, installations and sounds in which the artist examines the notion of the counterintuitive idea that cloaking an object might allow it to be … Continue reading

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London: Dean Melbourne – This Myth

Artist Dean Melbourne returns to London for a second solo show ‘This Myth‘ with Coates and Scarry. Inspired by childhood memories, references from Dante to Ted Hughes’ Ovid’s Metamorphosis, his vibrant oil paintings invite the viewer into a mystical world … Continue reading

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London: Venturing Beyond @ Somerset House

The Somerset House is currently celebrating the 500th anniversary of the publication of Thomas More’s book Utopia with a large show called UTOPIA 2016: A Year of Imagination and Possibility. As part of this major exhibition, arts organisation A(by)P have … Continue reading

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London: Martha Cooper – Life Work @ Stolenspace

Stolen Space Gallery is currently exhibiting Martha Cooper: Life Work, an extensive collection of photographs from legendary photojournalist Martha Cooper who started documenting the New York graffiti scene in the 70s, when it was still considered an ‘underground phenomenon’. She … Continue reading

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London: Still Here, A Decade of Lazarides

Until 24th March 2016, Lazarides is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a group exhibition ‘Still Here – A Decade of Lazarides’. For the landmark exhibition, celebrated and pioneering artists who have helped shape the gallery are taking over the Rathbone … Continue reading

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London: XX Group show @ Saatchi Gallery

Following the recent opening of the all female Group show ‘Champagne Life’ (covered here) Saatchi Gallery also launched an exhibition called ‘XX: A MOMENT IN TIME‘. Curated by Olly Walker and supported by Yasha Young, the show features new works … Continue reading

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London: Miro’s Studio @ Mayoral

“My dream, when I can settle down somewhere, is to have a large workshop” –Joan Miró, 1938 60 years since Joan Miró’s studio was founded in Mallorca in 1956, the workshop has been reconstructed in London as an intensely immersive … Continue reading

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