New York City’s art scene was at its most hectic state this past week especially with the launch of multiple festivals such as Frieze Art Fair 2018 on Randall’s Island, Moniker Art Fair in Brooklyn, as well as Superfine! Art Fair in lower Manhattan. Apart from these monumental fairs, a handful of exhibitions and specialty stores dedicated to selling artworks spawned across the five boroughs including Hebru Brantley’s “NEVERMORE” pop-up near Chinatown. Mind you, this is just NYC alone and there are loads of art-related offerings nationwide. For those interested in street art and graffiti, the long-anticipated BEYOND THE STREETS festival recently launched this past weekend, and with it, an onslaught of collectibles and merchandise were up for grabs.
Read on to see a list of the best art drops this week and let us know if any of the items are on your radar. In related art news, KAWS officially unveiled his SEEING/WATCHING permanent sculptures in China.
Everything Is for Sale at Joshua Vides’ “The Crib” Pop-Up in NYC
Release Date: Select items available now.
Release Price: Ranging approximately between $12 USD and $100 USD.
LA-based artist Joshua Vides is gearing up to launch his first New York City pop-up shop called “The Crib.” Everything inside the immersive showcase will be for sale including limited edition prints, Cone T-shirts and pins, beer can replicas, picture frames, as well as coffee tables painted in the artist’s ubiquitous, outlined sketch motif. “The Crib” will be open to the public starting May 10 up until May 13.
New York, NY 10012
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring & André Saraiva Custom Spray Paint Cans
Release Date: Available now at BEYOND THE STREETS LA’s online store and gift shop.
Release Price: Approximately $39.99 USD each.
BEYOND THE STREETS kicked off in Los Angeles, California last Friday. The major showcase of all things graffiti and street art included an open edition of spray paint cans embellished with the artworks of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, and André Saraiva. Made in collaboration with Artestar and the estates of Basquiat and Haring, the collaborative offering is comprised of two unique Basquiat spray cans (in the hues “Argo Blue” and “Light Red”) and two Haring cans (“Black” and “Vivid Red”). The André Saraiva can is wrapped in the French artist’s signature “Supernova Pink” with the phrase “This is not a spray can, this is the tool of our freedom!” BEYOND THE STREETS is currently open to the public until July 6.
BEYOND THE STREETS
1667 N Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Hebru Brantley x Billionaire Boys Club x BAIT ‘Beyond the Beyond’ Collectible
Release Date: Available now exclusively at BBC NYC.
Release Price: Approximately $225 USD each.
Hebru Brantley joined forces with Billionaire Boys Club and BAIT on a special edition Beyond the Beyond collectible. The vinyl figure depicts Brantley’s signature Fly Boy character atop a rocket in a black and gold color scheme. The figure is currently available for purchase now at the BBC Flagship store in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood.
Billionaire Boys Club SoHo
7 Mercer St.
New York, NY 10012
MADSAKI “COMBINATION PLATTER” Exhibition Merchandise
Release Date: Available now exclusively at Central Embassy in Bangkok.
Release Price: TBC.
Kaikai Kiki-artist MADSAKI just launched his new solo exhibition in Bangkok dubbed “COMBINATION PLATTER.” Made in partnership with Galerie Perrotin and Central Embassy, the show will put on an extensive display of the Japanese artist’s works including his largest installation to date. Accompanying the artworks is limited merchandise such as T-shirts, mugs, lighters, pins, and tote bags boasting MADSAKI’s artworks at the show. The exhibit is currently open to the public until June 3.
1031 Ploenchit Road
Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
David Zwirner Is Selling Rare Raymond Pettibon Prints
Release Date: Available now at David Zwirner’s online viewing room.
Release Price: Ranging approximately between $1,000 USD and $15,000 USD.
David Zwirner continues to purvey a limited selection of prints via its Online Viewing Room. The latest artist to be featured in the ongoing installment is the influential American artist, Raymond Pettibon, who is most-recognized for creating Black Flag’s logo and collaborating with Supreme on their Fall/Winter 2014 capsule. Zwirner’s curation of archival prints are embellished with the artist’s familiar imagery of bleeding hearts, scrawled out surfers, and more 70s/80s punk rock-inspired visuals.