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Kamea Hadar and Defer “Paradise Lost” Project

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 29, 2014
Kamea Hadar and Defer teamed up at this year’s POW! WOW! Hawaii to paint the front of Fresh Cafe, a joint venture that went on to cement an ongoing collaboration dubbed “Paradise Lost.” Inspired by English poet John Milton’s p...

Takashi Murakami “Arhat Cycle” @ Palazzo Reale Recap

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 25, 2014
Takashi Murakami recently took to Milan’s Palazzo Reale to present his solo show “Arhat Cycle.” Organized by Blum & Poe and Murakami’s production company Kaikai Kiki Co., the exhibition showcased new pieces that continue t...

Damien Hirst to Open Gallery in Lambeth, London

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 25, 2014
Celebrated British artist Damien Hirst is set to open his own gallery in a street-length space on Newport Street in Lambeth, London. Slated to open in 2015, the gallery will display Hirst’s 2,000-piece art collection, which includes works by th...

CRASH “Broken English” Exhibition @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery Recap

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 23, 2014
Bronx-based graffiti guru John Matos, better known as CRASH, recently presented a solo show at New York’s Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Titled “Broken English,” the artist showed off his deftness with his chosen medium, presenting a body...

Azuma Makoto Sends Plants to Space

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 22, 2014
For Azuma Makoto’s newest series, the Japanese artist photographed a white pine bonsai and an arrangement of flowers floating above Earth’s bed of clouds. Working with a team of 10 people, the 38-year-old creative attached each plant disp...

Vhils “Dissection” Exhibition @ Electric Museum Lisbon Recap

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 22, 2014
Alexandre Farto, better known as Vhils, recently presented his most extensive exhibition yet. Taking to Lisbon’s Electric Museum, the Portuguese artist showcased a body of work which has already gained a foothold on various continents — f...

Pen & Paper: James Jean’s Album Art Exploration

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 21, 2014
Hailing from Taiwan, raised in New Jersey and educated at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, James Jean has gone from strength to strength within the world of art. His numerous accolades span across areas of illustration, fine arts, and even...

Mike Kelley Installation @ The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 19, 2014
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is currently celebrating the life and work of Mike Kelley with an exhibition occupying the entire Geffen Contemporary space as well as a gallery at MOCA Grand Avenue. A recap of the late artist’s vast body of wor...

Neon Sign Installations by Olivia Steele

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 17, 2014
Neon is everywhere in cities, rather ironically used to draw attention to a given space in a sea of similar lights. Playing on the pervasive nature of the material, Nashville-bred artist Olivia Steele uses neon in installations to charge them with di...

The Hundreds Talks “Post-Pop Art” with Aaron Kai

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 17, 2014
Hawaiian post-pop artist Aaron Kai recently sat down with the good folks over at The Hundreds to share his story about how he finally began to make a living from his art. He takes us back to his early days where several menial gigs at copy centers di...

ibought Vol. 06

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 16, 2014
Now in its sixth installment, ibought should be a definite inclusion on a reading list surrounding Japanese subcultures. After its in-depth feature on streetwear mogul NIGO in Volume 5, the magazine follows up with engaging profiles of other Japanese...

Ashley Sky Visits Terry Richardson’s Studio

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 15, 2014
Following in the footsteps of adult film star/jewelry designer/DJ Jessie Andrews, model Ashley Sky is the latest to pay a visit to Terry Richardson’s studio. Shot in black and white, the short photo set sees Sky in a cropped tee as well as Rich...

Abandoned Liverpool Warehouse Filled with Jellyfish

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 14, 2014
An abandoned warehouse in Liverpool’s Toxteth district is now home to a unique installation from artists Walter Hugo and Zoniel. Dubbed The Physical Possibility of Inspiring Imagination in the Mind of Somebody Living, the piece sees a glowing j...

Shepard Fairey For The Line Hotel LA

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 14, 2014
The good folks over at Arrested Motion recently had the pleasure of staying at The Line Hotel in Los Angeles, a project made possible by the creatives behind Ace Hotel amongst others. Most notably, the location features the work of D*Face on the west...

The Creative Class with Stefan Sagmeister

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 12, 2014
WeTransfer’s unexpectedly good “The Creative Class” series unveils its final episode, concluding with a brief look into the life of Stefan Sagmeister. While the name itself might not be recognizable, Sagmeister, alongside his partne...