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Releases: KAWS – “PRESENTING THE PAST” Print

In less than an hour, KAWS will be releasing a new limited edition off his website entitled PRESENTING THE PAST. Those who attended his current exhibition in Hong Kong (or saw the photos), may have noticed the screenprint hanging in the gallery. Sized at 32″ x 32″ and produced in a run of 250, the new image will cost you $3400 to add to your collection. Head over at noon EST if you are interested. Discuss KAWS here.
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Streets: Banksy (Clacton-on-Sea)

After unveiling a new piece on the streets in Folkestone after a short absence, it looks like Banksy has moved up the south east coast of England to Clacton-on-Sea. The clever new stenciled image features a flock of birds protesting against another bird of a different color, bringing to light the silliness of similar behavior in the human race. Hopefully, this is the beginning of a slew of new works from the Bristol Bomber. Discuss Banksy here.
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Releases: Patrick Martinez – “Truuuuue” Neon

Releasing online this Friday at 13 Press is a limited edition, signed and numbered neon by one of the masters of the craft, Patrick Martinez. The plug-in and functional object measures 13″ x 8″, is an edition of 20, signed, and will retail for $575. According to the artist, the piece is “inspired by the genuine introspective and philosophical truth of ones self.” Get yours starting on Friday at: http://13press.com/ Discuss Patrick Martinez here.
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Studio Visits / Previews: Ludo – ‘The Chaos Theory’ @ Lazarides Rathbone

We popped by the studio of Ludo (interviewed) in Paris as he prepares for his London solo show The Chaos Theory at Lazarides Rathbone. Using his trademark neon green and monochromatic palette, the Frenchman’s new body of work illustrates themes of chaos, through a battalion of futuristic mechanical butterflies. Blending nature and human technology with anatomical and technical precision, Ludo references the accelerated pace of life in which people continually strive to keep up with the ongoing race against the clock. The frail and ephemeral butterfly image has […]
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Streets / Upcoming: Sam3 – “Monumental” @ Wunderkammern (Rome)

On October 4th, Wunderkammern will be opening a solo from Spanish silhouette master Sam3 entitled Monumental. The exhibition will mark the beginning of the gallery’s new art project entitled Limitless which will see four other international street artists take turns presenting new bodies of work and public art in Rome. First up is this sweet new wall painted with Sam3’s shadow technique as well as upcoming indoor works featuring ceramics, paper, and canvas works. Photo credit: Giorgio Coen Cagli (courtesy Wunderkammern). Discuss Sam3 here.
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Streets: Banksy (UK)

A new piece from Banksy has recently popped up on the southeast coast of England as the town of Folkestone prepared for the Folkestone Triennial. Taking place every three years, the public art project was gifted this new piece from the elusive street artist entitled Art Buff featuring an elderly lady admiring a buffed area of graffiti as if it was art on a pedestal. Head to Payers Park in the towne center to take a look for yourself if you are in the area. Discuss […]
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Streets: Conor Harrington / L.I.S.A. Project (New York) – Part I

While in town for his popup show in New York (more on this later), Conor Harrington (interviewed) made sure to leave his mark on the streets for his fans. One of the murals he worked on was for the L.I.S.A. Project on Rivington and Suffolk and featured one of his colonial style characters painted in his combined loose and photorealistic style. Check out more in progress photos below… Photo credit: Joe Russo for Arrested Motion. Discuss Conor Harrington here.
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Openings: D*Face – “Scars & Stripes” (Los Angeles)

Over the weekend, AM headed out to Los Angeles to check out a solo from D*Face (interviewed) at a popup location in West Hollywood (315 S. Robertson Blvd). Greeted by an installation featuring a giant D*Dog sculpture crushing a police cruiser with full on smoke, fans were hyped up to enter the gallery space to take in a new body work from the British street artist. Inside, attendees were treated to portraits of actors, celebrities, and musicians, remixed in D’s signature aesthetic as well as his recognizable Lichtenstein-influenced […]
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Overtime: Sept 22 – Sept 28

More stories from the week that ended Sept 28 (click on bolded words for more information): JR’s exhibition Unframed — Ellis Island in NY Times. Image: Joshua Bright for The New York Times. Two American tourists allegedly steal 30kg artifact from the ruins of Pompeii. Uffizi Gallery in Italy damaged by flooding after massive hail storms. Ownership of set of 396 prints by Jörg Immendorff in dispute in court. WSJ provides information and tips for dividing art work in case of a divorce or death. […]
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Phlegm – Market Traders Installation (Sheffield)

After putting together an elaborate installation and mural for the Royal Opera House in London (covered), Phlegm used a similar technique for a project further up north. The site-specific work was created in his home city at the Sheffield Bazaar as part of the Festival of the Mind. Housed in one of the oldest parts of the city, the scene set up shows Phlegm’s characters interacting in an old school marketplace setting. Check out more detail shots below… Photo credit: Ladoza. Discuss Phlegm here.