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NYC Box Truck: Manhattan with Micah

ArtsComments ⋅ Jun 30, 2014
For the latest episode of its NYC Box Truck series, Mass Appeal linked up with Micah, founder of Only NY. Born and bred in New York, the Harlemite draws inspiration from the rich diversity of New York’s sights and sounds for his artwork and des...

Jeff Koons “A Retrospective” @ Whitney Museum of American Art Preview

ArtsComments ⋅ Jun 27, 2014
Beyond a cemented name in the auction circuit and his standing as a superstar amongst pop artists, Jeff Koons’ extensive body of work does indeed go transcend his iconic steel balloon animals. The ever-progressive Whitney Museum in New York giv...

Parra “Same Old Song” Exhibition @ HVW8 Gallery Preview

ArtsComments ⋅ Jun 26, 2014
Parra once described his work as “fast and freestyle” with the aim to create accessibility to its viewers via a simple yet bold choice in color. Reinterpreting commercial motifs in his own satirical approach, the Amsterdam-based artist continues to b...

Emily Ratajkowski Covers the July 2014 Issue of GQ

ArtsComments ⋅ Jun 24, 2014
Billed as “The Bombshell of Summer,” Emily Ratajkowski covers the July 2014 issue of GQ. Covering the British-born model and actress’s meteoric rise since last summer’s star-making appearance in Robin Thicke’s “Blu...

Bob Mazzer “UNDERGROUND” Exhibition @ Howard Griffin Gallery Recap

ArtsComments ⋅ Jun 23, 2014
In the 1980s, Bob Mazer worked as a projectionist at a porn cinema. During his tenure he began photographing daily commuters in the London Underground, capturing candid snapshots of the capital’s vibrant demographic. Now in his late ’60s,...

CYRCLE. ‘SLAVE’ Mural @ Montreal MURAL Festival

ArtsComments ⋅ Jun 19, 2014
Taking their “OVETHRONE!” theme across the world, Los Angeles street art collective CYRCLE.’s latest undertaking sees SLAVE, a large art piece painted at this year’s Montreal MURAL Festival. Looking to power, control and rebel...

INSA x MADSTEEZ “TaiWEENtillian” Mural for POW! WOW! Taiwan

ArtsComments ⋅ Jun 18, 2014
A merging of two dynamic styles, INSA and MADSTEEZ recently teamed up to paint a large mural at this year’s POW! WOW! Taiwan. As part of the British artist’s ongoing animated “GIF-ITI” series, the duo followed a calculated seq...

KRAFT Magazine Issue 1

ArtsComments ⋅ Jun 17, 2014
With the help of photographer Daniela Trost and designer Benjamin Zivota, GRUNDTNER & SöHNE reveals the inaugural issue to its new in-house magazine, KRAFT. The Austrian retailer-turned-lifestyle imprint chose to focus its first edition on the th...

$60 Banksy Central Park Stencils Estimated to Sell for $200,000

ArtsComments ⋅ Jun 17, 2014
Last fall, Banksy took to New York for his “Better Out Than In” residency. One of his projects in the series saw Banksy hire a man to sell his art pieces in Central Park. Although the canvases were on sale for $60 USD a piece, only a few...

Psychedelic Russian Salt Mines by Mikhail Mishainik

ArtsComments ⋅ Jun 17, 2014
Russian photographer Mikhail Mishainik ventured 650 feet below Yekaterinburg, Russia to capture these phenomenal images of defunct salt mines. The psychedelic nature of the surfaces are made from mineral carnallite, which is commonly used as crop fer...

Jeff Koons’ Philosophy of Perfection

ArtsComments ⋅ Jun 17, 2014
As part of California filmmaker Matt Black’s portrait series Reflection — which have seen the likes of Larry Clarke, Gary Simmons and Damien Hirsts as subject – the latest episode profiles none other than grand pop artist Jeff Koons...

Richard Swarbrick Animates The 2014 NBA Finals

ArtsComments ⋅ Jun 13, 2014
Having already delivered his artistic rendition to some of the greatest moments in NBA Finals and FIFA World Cup history, London-based artist/filmmaker Richard Swarbick applies his signature lens to the current Spurs-Heat rivalry. In a series that ha...

Daniel Arsham “The Future Is Always Now” @ Galerie Perrotin Paris

ArtsComments ⋅ Jun 13, 2014
Known for his unique approach to weathering items in such a way that they look like recently unearthed artifacts, American artist Daniel Arsham recently unveiled his latest work at the Galerie Perrotin in Paris. Titled “The Future Is Always Now...

Ai Weiwei Monograph by TASCHEN

ArtsComments ⋅ Jun 12, 2014
The oft-controversial Ai Weiwei is the latest artist to be immortalized by TASCHEN, teaming up with the publisher for his first-ever comprehensive monograph. Compiled in close collaboration with Ai and with direct access to his own archives, the leng...

2014 iPhone Photography Awards

ArtsComments ⋅ Jun 12, 2014
The annual iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) once again proves that the most reliable camera might be the one on your Apple smartphone as it announces its 2014 award recipients. Awarding outstanding photography in categories ranging from Landscap...