Thursday, February 12, 2009


KAWS on CBS News

On CBS News, Charles Osgood’s Sunday Morning featured a piece on KAWS and his recent exhibition at Gering & López.
He’s one of the hottest names in the art world … and he has an unusual name to be sure, KAWS. After making his name in the graffiti world in the 1990s in Jersey City, KAWS left that life behind and started to paint canvases and design products. With his bright colors and clean, crisp lines, his work is perfection to many fans. Many musicians have taken note: Hip-Hip mogul Pharrell Williams has filled his Miami home with KAWS’ work. Kanye West asked KAWS for colorful designs for his latest album cover.
Working from a small Brooklyn studio, the shy 34-year-old has also created products with massive brands, including Nike, Lucasfilm and Marc Jacobs. KAWS’ rising star has now led to high-profile solo shows in art galleries in New York, Miami, and an upcoming show in Los Angeles. KAWS talks to correspondent Serena Altschul and steps out of his studio to meet the fans.

Andre Paints Uffie in i-D Magazine Feature
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The latest issue of i-D Magazine will feature a spread done up by famous Parisian graf artist Andre. Hooking up his wife, Ed Banger recording artist Uffie, Andre makes one of his signature characters come to life, literally. Check it out!

Art Force One “Gloire à Satan” Exhibition Recap
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January 29th marked the opening of “Gloire à Satan” at the WeSC flagship store in Paris, an exhibition featuring the work of prolific French sneaker customizer Manuel Angot or better known as Art Force One. The show featured a much darker theme than is usually associated with Miguel’s work. A list of other featured artist included: Andrea Crews, iLK, Adeline Affre, Ndeur, Anjuna and Comer. The exhibition will remain open until February 28th, 2009.

The Public’s Opinion of Banksy

A new film has hit the net featuring people’s varied opinions of the unmasked street artist known as Banksy. We get a low down about the public’s true feelings about his political statements seen throughout the world. Whether they’ll ever truly uncover his identity we’ll never know, maybe we’ve seen him already but just don’t know it. Check it out!

Grin by Ron English Exhibition
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As a leading “popagandist” artist, Ron English’s approach to art has often embodied a tongue in check mentality with a strong underlying social message. In one of his latest exhibitions, the artist takes over the newly opened Garageworks Gallery in Hong Kong which serves dually as the launch of his toy with Made by Monsters. The exhibition features some Ron English’s prototypical style over various mediums from artwork to 3D works. The Grin toy done in association with Made by Monsters is inspired by none other then the lovable loser, Charlie Brown which sees a release on Tuesday, January 13th.

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