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Berndnaut Smilde “Antipode” Exhibition @ Ronchini Gallery

ArtsComments ⋅ Apr 21, 2014
Toying with haunting visual motifs through clever photography and installation is rising Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde, who has recently unveiled a new exhibition at Ronchini Gallery in London. Smilde’s latest work is chiefly concerned with the...

A Look At Julian Schnabel’s Studio As He Opens His First U.S. Show Since the ’80s

ArtsComments ⋅ Apr 21, 2014
A reminiscent of Basquiat’s compositions and those who fused New York’s diverse subcultures with the neo-expressionism movement of the ’80s, Julian Schnabel has built a reputation for his brash and endearing stance in the art world....

Jerry Buttles “Max Schaaf” @ Kinfolk 94

ArtsComments ⋅ Apr 21, 2014
Photographer Jerry Buttles is set to take over the Kinfolk 94 gallery space for his new exhibit “Max Schaaf.” Using analog photography, Buttles captures the beauty of a life lived in routine. Focusing his lens on Max Schaaf, a longtime sk...

Pharrell to Curate “G I R L” Exhibition at Galerie Perrotin in Paris

ArtsComments ⋅ Apr 17, 2014
After co-curating last year’s “This Is Not A Toy” exhibition alongside Canadian non-profit Design Exchange, Pharrell Williams is due to make another foray into the world of art galleries in the near future. Taking cues from his new...

Krink & Gatorade “Expression of Bold and Intense Flavors” Fierce Collective Behind-the-Scenes

ArtsComments ⋅ Apr 17, 2014
As a part of their recently launched sport-meets-art Fierce Collective roll-out, Gatorade enlisted the talents of New York-based street artist Krink. The Fierce Collective represents the intersection of sport and art. While the two have, more often t...

Krink & Gatorade “Expression of Bold and Intense Flavors” Fierce Collective Truck

ArtsComments ⋅ Apr 16, 2014
As a part of their recently launched sport-meets-art Fierce Collective roll-out, Gatorade enlisted the talents of New York-based artist, Krink. The Fierce Collective represents the intersection of sport and art. While the two have, more often than no...

FRANK151 Special Edition: 420 Up for Pre-Order

ArtsComments ⋅ Apr 16, 2014
Coinciding with this year’s 420, cultural purveyors FRANK151 has released a special edition book celebrating cannabis culture. The small tome will include feature articles with marijuana advocates Dr. DIna, Lou Adler, SSUR’s Russ Karablin...

Wall Dogs: A Day in the Life of New York City Wall Advertisement Painters

ArtsComments ⋅ Apr 15, 2014
Vocativ recently spent a day chronicling the ins and outs of what it truly means to be a New York City wall advertisement Painter. The video entitled “Wall Dogs” exposes the intricate process of producing a wall advertisement from the ini...

‘The Man Behind The Mountain’ A Short Film About American Folk Artist Leonard Knight

ArtsComments ⋅ Apr 15, 2014
A monument built with optimistic messages and bold colors, Salvation Mountain is located in the Colorado Desert on the Mexican border in Southern California. Made entirely from adobe, straw and paint, the spectacle has been an ongoing project for the...

Zak Noyle ‘Kidnappers of Moment’ By Desillusion Magazine

ArtsComments ⋅ Apr 15, 2014
Intrigued by adventure, the road-less-traveled and inspiring individuals who document their experiences, Desillusion Magazine has released a short film in conjunction with RVCA titled Kidnappers of Moment. In this segment, we learn more about Hawaiia...

Wes Lang Discusses His New “The Studio” Exhibition

ArtsComments ⋅ Apr 14, 2014
For Wes Lang, his work boils down to an aspiration to “create beautiful things.” His most recent exhibition “The Studio” is a retrospective of his early years that have led up to a point in his career – a time when Lang&...

Banksy Unveils New Street Piece

ArtsComments ⋅ Apr 14, 2014
After teaming up with BNE for a World Water Day “social experiment,” the oft-controversial Banksy has followed up the hoax with an actual piece of art. His first new work of art since last fall’s “Better Out Than In” str...

Luke Monaghan Profiles 1980s LA Kingpin Baby Gangster

ArtsComments ⋅ Apr 12, 2014
Director Luke Monaghan’s latest effort features 1980s drug kingpin “Baby Gangster,” as it delves into the life and times of Fredrick James Staves. Baby Gansgter speaks about the feelings and allure brought on by both his love of car...

Blackbird Vol. 3 “War Machine”

ArtsComments ⋅ Apr 11, 2014
In the third edition of Obscura-owned automotive publication Blackbird, the focus is on the origins of the iconic Volkswagen Beetle — a vehicle that has achieved cult status over the decades. Also included in this issue are a selection of Formu...

Obscura Magazine 2014 Spring Issue 15

ArtsComments ⋅ Apr 11, 2014
The latest issue of Obscura Magazine marks a shift in direction for the Hong Kong-based publication with the new pursuit of “cultivating the art of daily life.” Thematically, Issue 15 for Spring 2014 is formed around the sensory ideation...