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Cityscape Show IX Opens at George Billis Gallery. And Here Are 28 Pieces From It.

Citiscape Show IX George Billis

Today is the opening reception for the ninth Cityscape Show at George Billis Gallery in Los Angeles, an annual favorite of mine (see ourpost on last year’s here). The group show features depictions of Northern and Southern California’s natural and man-made surroundings, capturing everything from the state’s urban elements and lifestyle to its vast geography ranging from mountains to deserts. (more…)

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Murals in New York Raise Awareness of Child Slavery

New York murals raise awareness of child slavery

The International Labour Organization’s (ILO), the oldest United Nations agency, teamed up with SAM (Street Art for Mankind) to pepper New York with spectacular social justice murals made by prominent street artists Clandestinos, Faith 47, Btoy, Jo di Bona, Loic Ercolessi, KinMX, Jorge Gerada, Mr Cenz and Victor Ash. (more…)

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Every Supreme Skate Deck Ever Made Could Be Yours.

Auction house Sotheby’s is presently offering the only privately owned collection of every single Supreme skate deck that has ever been made. With 2 weeks left to bid, the online-only sale, with a reserve of $500,000, is billed as “20 Years of Supreme.”  (more…)

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Sneak Peek of The Citiscape Show VIII at George Billis

citiscape show VIII

I LOVE the Citiscape shows at George Billis. No surprise given that several of the participating artists are either personal friends or artists about whose work I have previously written or presently own. Danny Heller, Alex Blas, Rick Monzon and Matthew de Mosier (who kindly credits me with his inclusion in the show) are among the many artists whose work is featured. (more…)

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No Limits: Alexandre Arrechea’s Distorted Architectural Landmarks

In 2013, a series of ten large sculptures of steel and aluminum were installed on New York’s Park Avenue Malls by Cuban artist Alexandre Arrechea. The installations transformed and distorted several of the city’s architectural landmarks and monuments that when built represented the power of their patrons as well as the prowess of the architects. The project titled “No Limits” was also accompanied by the artist’s watercolors and smaller versions of the sculptures inspired by the project. (more…)

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35 Brilliant Pop Culture Art Puns from Hanksy

The artist known as Hansky must have a blast. Everything he creates, including his moniker, mocks the world of celebrity and art. Actors, musicians, athletes and politicians are combined with pop culture and rendered in his street art to result in that lowest rung of comedy, the pun. And like several puns, they’re so bad, they’re good. (more…)

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