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CYRCLE. Paints “Rise Above” Mural in Hong Kong

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 15, 2013
CYRCLE. recently visited Hong Kong for their latest exhibition Home Is Where Your Heart Is — the third and final part of their ongoing Capture the Flag series – at Above Second Gallery. During their visit, the guys painted the “Rise...

The Art of Ping Pong for BBC Children in Need Art Show

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 14, 2013
To help support BBC’s Children in Need charity organization, design agency Fivefootsix will be auctioning off a selection of ping pong paddles customized by illustrators and creatives alike across various disciples. With collaborators like Robert Bal...

Francis Bacon’s ‘Three Studies of Lucien Freud’ Sells for $142.4 million USD

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 14, 2013
An oil-on-canvas artwork by 20th century painter Francis Bacon now holds the record for the single most expensive work ever sold at auction. As the name may suggest, Three Studies of Lucien Freud is a tri-paneled abstract painting competed in 1969 th...

Dave White “Aquatic” Exhibition @ Lawrence Alkin Gallery

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 14, 2013
Rooted in pop culture, Dave White, who’s previously been touted as the UK’s Andy Warhol, presents a new set of work at London’s Lawrence Alkin Gallery. Titled “Aquatic,” the exhibition is a continuation of the “Nat...

THE AVANT/GARDE DIARIES: Mark Wagner – Money is Material

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 13, 2013
Having previously featured the likes of Mark Landis, Oliver “Power” Grant, David LaChapelle & Reiner Opoku, Aaron Rose, Steve Aoki, Rick Genest and more, the latest installment of THE AVANT/GARDE DIARIES highlights collage artist Mar...

Jay West Goes Over the Gift and the Curse of Harlem

VideosComments ⋅ Nov 13, 2013
The next HYPEBEAST video takes us to the works of New York-based artist Jay West. Growing up in Harlem, West recalls how his early introduction to painting helped steer him to his current path, keeping him challenged while acting as his life raft. Ha...

Swanski x Girl Skateboards “OG Series” Decks

LifestyleComments ⋅ Nov 12, 2013
Girl Skateboards and the Crailtap camp have always been staunch supporters of the arts, from its creative videos down to eye-catching graphics across the board. Adding to this legacy is Polish artist Swanski, who recently brought his drawing and desi...

Pharrell Williams and Daniel Arsham Breakdown the Casio MT-500 Volcanic Ash

VideosComments ⋅ Nov 8, 2013
As previewed over the summer, designer, producer and general polymath Pharrell Williams teamed up with artist Daniel Arsham to produce a new set of sculptures. The project centered around the Casio MT-500 – a relatively obscure keyboard instrument, b...

Mass Appeal Interviews KAWS @ PAFA in Philadelphia

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 7, 2013
It seems there hasn’t been a dull moment for KAWS this year, with the artist not only debuting two solo exhibitions last month, but also having worked with the prestigious Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) to introduce a new installa...

KAWS “At This Time” and “Along The Way” Installation @ Mary Boone Gallery

StyleComments ⋅ Nov 7, 2013
Continuing our coverage of contemporary artist KAWS, we’ve got a closer look at the “At This Time” and “Along The Way” installations at Marry Boone Gallery, New York. Here, the artist’s signature Companion sculptur...

Romain Trystram “Reflexions Faites” Illustrations

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 7, 2013
Paris-based artist Romain Trystram has created a new series of digital illustrations titled “Reflexions Faites.” The series focuses on the reflections cast by the various light sources of big cities at night. The stylized illustrations pa...

Kevin Lyons for DC Shoes 2013 Fall/Winter Snowboarding Collection

LifestyleComments ⋅ Nov 6, 2013
DC Shoes’ European team worked with renowned artist Kevin Lyons to produce its “most extensive collaborative project to date.” Within the collection, everything from snowboard jackets and premium sneakers to a series of custom snowb...

Andy Rementer x Case Studyo “People Blocks” Sculptures

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 5, 2013
Known for his heavy use of color, bold decorative patterns and oddly pensive characters, American artist Andy Rementer has teamed up with Belgium’s Case Studyo to introduce a series of “People Blocks” sculptures. Featuring four uniq...

5 of the Coolest Kids in the History of the Planet Shoot Their #Outfitgrid

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 5, 2013
If you follow us on Twitter then you may have noticed our recent giveaway in collaboration with Outfitgrid.com – an online domain headed by Diamond Supply Co.’s Dennis Todisco. For the few that are unfamiliar with this online community, the #outfitgr...

NOWNESS Presents On Design: Tom Dixon

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 5, 2013
“Design as a term is thrown about so casually,” says Tom Dixon, “but in the end all designers have one common goal, which is trying to improve the way we live.” Never far from interesting conversations with some of our culture’s most influentia...