HYPEBEAST Magazine Issue 7: The Legacy Issue – Outtakes

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 2, 2014
With our latest issue of the HYPEBEAST Magazine now firmly settled on newsstands, coffee tables and perhaps a few bathrooms, we present a selection of outtake images that didn’t make the cut into Issue 7: The Legacy Issue. This edition of Outta...

Trav “END OF THE BEGINNING” Exhibition @ The Seventh Letter Recap

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 2, 2014
California-based artist Trav recently took to The Seventh Letter flagship store and gallery to showcase his latest exhibition “END OF THE BEGINNING.” Having honed his skills in letter-based graffiti and typography, Trav delivered an expan...

Andy Warhol Foundation x Tim Bessel Surfboards “Marilyn” Surfboard Collection

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 2, 2014
The Andy Warhol Foundation and Tim Bessel Surfboards pay tribute to the iconic American artist and his work with a collection of special edition surfboards featuring variants of Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe portrait. Available in five different desi...

‘Street Dreams’ Launches Its Second Issue Showcasing Talented Instagram Photographers

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 1, 2014
Merging the worlds of digital, mobile, film and print, Street Dreams has carefully selected a list of shutterbugs to showcase their work in the second issue of its print magazine. Based in Vancouver and New York, the quarterly photography publication...

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...