Every week we curate notable art releases by diverse artists, studios, and art platforms across the globe. Listed items typically encompass limited edition artworks, books, collectible figures and more. We hope these pieces will add visual interest to your space and elevate your aesthetic sensibilities.
For this week’s installment: Kumi Contemporary releases two versions of Takashi Murakami’s coffee-stained flower prints, Roby Dwi Antono teams up with Unique Board for the art platform’s first-ever collectible augmented reality works of art, Shepard Fairey joins Migrate Art’s charity auction that sheds light on the widespread destruction of crop fields in Iraq, TASCHEN unveils its massive tome documenting supernatural creations in Masterpieces of Fantasy Art, and DROOL drops Jocelyn Tsaih’s light-hearted print titled Dance Til Ya Can’t.
Takashi Murakami Coffee Filter Flower Prints
Release Date: Available on Kumi Contemporary’s website
Release Price: $3,110 USD
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Takashi Murakami began creating prints and calligraphy on recycled Chemex coffee filters. Kumi Contemporary is now releasing black and white versions of Murakami’s coffee-stained flower prints, titled Coffee Blues Black and Coffee Blues Morning. After brewing coffee in the morning, Murakami places the filters in a bucket to dry, which he then disinfects with alcohol and treats with a liquid solution. Measuring 11 by 11 inches, the coffee filter prints depict Murakami’s signature smiling flowers in monochromatic colors on top of the faded brown coffee-colored background. Each print is available in an edition of 50.
Roby Dwi Antono x Unique Board Limited Edition AR sculptures
Release Date: Available September 24 on Unique Board’s website
Release Price: $100 USD
Indonesian artist Roby Dwi Antono’s childlike subjects are coming to life in a new project with Unique Board. The pair have teamed up for UB’s first-ever collectible augmented reality works of art. This new way of collecting and experiencing art comes in the form of limited edition AR sculptures called The Little Girl from Outer Space, “73 / ‘86 and A Faint Dream. Available in an edition of 50, the AR works show the artist’s large-eyed children dressed in astronaut gear or blasting off into space. The limited edition sculptures make art more collectible and accessible than ever before.
Migrate Art Scorched Earth Charity Prints
Release Date: Available in October on Migrate Art’s website
Release Price: £650 GBP (approx. $861 USD)
Migrate Art has announced a new charity auction that sheds light on the widespread destruction of crop fields in Iraq. A total of 14 artists have created new works using paint pigmented with ash gathered by Migrate Art from the thousands of acres of wheat and barley fields that have been scorched by these fires. Along with the Scorched Earth prints, two limit edition screen prints using ink pigmented with ash by Shepard Fairey will also be available. All proceeds from the auction will be shared between Migrate Art and their three charity partners supporting those affected by the global refugee crisis: RefuAid, Refugee Community Kitchen and The Lotus Flower.
TASCHEN Masterpieces of Fantasy Art Book
Release Date: Pre-order now on TASCHEN’s website
Release Price: $200 USD
TASCHEN is chronicling supernatural creations from the 1400s to present day across 532 pages in a new book called Masterpieces of Fantasy Art. Penned by author Dian Hanson, the massive book documents the beginnings of fantasy art and sheds light on iconic practicioners such as Frank Frazetta, Philippe Druillet and Jeff Jones. Packed with plenty of original paintings, sketches, sculptures, magazines, paperback covers and calendars, Masterpieces of Fantasy Art will “reign as the most exquisite and informative guide to this popular subject for years to come.”
Jocelyn Tsaih Dance Til Ya Can’t Print
Release Date: Available on DROOL’s website
Release Price: £65 to £160 (approx. $85 to $208 USD)
Along with a new exhibition at Oakland’s Good Mother Gallery, Jocelyn Tsaih has unveiled a print, called Dance Til Ya Can’t, with online gallery for affordable contemporary art DROOL. Available in two sizes, the giclée illustration print is covered in Tsaih’s faceless figures in bright blue and orange. Their dancing forms are surrounded by phrases like “Dance Til Ya Can’t,” “Fridays 10 PM Til Late” and “Worldwide.” “This poster commemorates all the late night dance parties you’ve been to, whether out at a show or in the comfort of your own home in your underwear,” DROOL explains.