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Highlights: March 3 - 9

  • Obey
  • PMM Projects
  • Street art duos
  • Art forgery
  • Graffiti sneakers
March 9, 2014

STASH x Reebok

Fashion always needs a new spin and there is no better way than interacting with art. Since artists represent the voice of a generation, many fashion brands include the aesthetics of street art into clothing. Therefore, the growing series of collaborations between clothing brands and street artists bring more and more limited edition products. Two especially active examples of this are graffiti artist STASH and sneaker brand Reebok.

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Case: Wolfgang Beltracchi

He is the collectors’ worst nightmare and the hero of the anarchists. He is the evil genius and a likeable hippie. He singlehandedly made the global art market tremble and the leading art experts question their competence. He is Wolfgang Beltracchi, and you may have seen his work, but just don’t know it yet. Wolfgang Beltracchi, emerged in public a few years ago along with one of the greatest art scandals of all time. He was arrested in 2010 in Freiburg, accused of having forged 36 paintings, all sold for $45 million. In 2011 he was sentenced to six years in prison, as he confessed to forging 14 paintings by Max Ernst, Heinrich Campendonk, Andre Derain, Kees van Dongen, Fernand Leger and Max Pechstein.

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Street Art’s Couples

Like everything else street art is best done together. Together artists can complement their individual creative talents to create unbelievable works of art. Together artists can build mosaics and deconstruct images to create breathtaking murals. Together artists can paint photorealistic elements and spray tags to create an overall picture. The possibilities seem endless for street art duo’s. The exchange between two creatives is bound to produce innovative art. The artists that have proven this to be true are…

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Logan Hicks

As a contrast to his widely known depictions of urban vigor, new paintings of Logan Hicks are created as a reaction to intimate experiences that have stricken the artist over the course of last year. Hicks is known for the phenomenal urban photography he creates while roaming the city, as well as for the perfected stencil technique he employs while painting highly refined pieces in and outdoors. The New York based artist will open a pop-up exhibition this Friday, with PMM Art Projects, presenting his latest intimistic work. Evocatively titled Love Never Saved Anything, the show will be on view at 154 Stanton Street, Lower East Side, through March 19, 2014.

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Shepard Fairey

Shepard Fairey’s prints are off to Switzerland! The Speerstra Gallery in Bursins announced the Obey Print Show for the upcoming month, featuring some of the best Shepard Fairey prints from the past eight years. The show will display fifty selected prints dating from 2005 to 2013, curated by French art expert and collector, Jérome Catz. Signified as the worthy heir to Andy Warhol, Shepard Fairey is described as the artist who is able to immortalize famous people, making their images iconic. The Obey Print Show will attempt to present this intriguing ability through the array of activistic, influential and popular prints designed by Shepard Fairey.

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