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Kartel, a New Street Art and Music Space in Haifa
by Ross Belfer Haifa (Israel’s third largest city) is best known for its historical German Colony, UNESCO-nodded Baha’i Gardens and perhaps the country’s most savory hummus found in the multi-cultural Wadi Nisnas neighborhood. But with these changing...
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2014 OUTDOOR Urban Art Festival in Rome
At the recent private preview of the OUTDOOR Urban Art Festival in Rome, we were approached by two men in their 60s while we stood outside of the massive gates of an abandoned house in San Lorenzo. While uninvited, they were welcomed by curator Francesco...
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"Say it Ain't Southern"
by Chermelle Edwards Fascinated with train culture and its resulting, reclusive history, Will Rhoten finds himself in the American crossroads of Dallas, Texas. Here, using Instagram as a tool, Rhoten documents the often unnoticed drawings and tags...
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Exploring Words and Destruction with "Extracts"
by Jorge Grimberg Currently on view at New York's No Romance Galleries is "Extracts," an exhibition curated by Tim Strazza that features work by three artists on one common theme: the exploration of negative space through paper, words and deconstruction...
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Word of Mouth: Toronto
Much more than just Canada's most populous city, Toronto bustles with international and culturally affluent inhabitants, alongside plenty of surprises. We once explored its soul food scene, but that's just one aspect of the city's stellar dining...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. A Too-Soon Farewell to 5Pointz Long Island City's 5Pointz—the factory building whose walls became a museum and mecca for graffiti artists from all over the world for the past decade—was painted white overnight this past week. Jerry Wolkoff, who...
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Ed Roth: "Dolly Was Cloned From A Mammary Gland"
Brooklyn-based artist and designer Ed Roth, the creative mind behind Stencil1, is showcasing his free-hand talents with a gallery exhibition at Seattle's Twilight Gallery and Boutique. Opening 8 August 2013, the series is called "Dolly Was Cloned...
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The Dolls "Summer of '93"
Yesterday, The Dolls, a New York-based original music collaboration between international DJ Mia Moretti and violinist Margot Moe released their first single, "Summer of '93." The track, available for free download, bounces along with pleasant nostalgia...
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Sound Advice 171: Handselecta The World's Best Ever looked to graffiti-focused type designer Christian Acker for the latest installment of Sound Advice, the site's regular music offering created by a different person every week. Sound Advice 171...
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JR Art App and E-Book
Working primarily with large scale wheat pastes of black and white portraits, street artist JR has gained recognition—although his actual identity is still considered unknown—among his peers and art-conscious citizens all over the world...
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Interview: Rone at Pow Wow Hawaii
by Vivianne Lapointe Last month we traveled to Honolulu to join the bursting community of artists that migrates there every February as part of Pow Wow Hawaii. The exciting event founded by Jasper Wong has turned into a month-long art festival with...
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Edo Pop: The Graphic Impact of Japanese Prints
As the recently appointed director of NYC's Japan Society Gallery, Miwako Tezuka makes a resounding statement about the modern relevance of traditional Edo-era art. While introducing "Edo Pop: The Graphic Impact of Japanese Prints," Dr. Tezuka hones...
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Ron Finley the South Central LA Guerrilla Gardener
Like many underfunded urban communities, South Central LA represents what is commonly called a "food desert," or a district where fast food and corner stores greatly outnumber access to fresh produce. Currently an estimated 26.5 million Americans...
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POW WOW Hawaii
by Vivianne Lapointe A grouping of islands smack dab in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Hawaii is one of the most isolated places on earth. Over many generations, Hawaii has become a melting pot of cultures home to a vibrant alliance of artists...
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Interview: How and Nosm
by Vivianne Lapointe On 1 February, Raoul and Davide Perré AKA How & Nosm unveiled their latest body of work at Jonathan Levine Gallery's new pop-up at 557 West 23rd Street in NYC. You'll find the artists' signature reds and blacks as well...
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INSIGHTS III
After another year of intense traveling for their respective crafts, artists and longtime friends Sandro Kopp, Stefan Strumbel, SMASH137, Andreas von Chrzanowki and Ruediger Glatz are meeting up in Heidelberg for their third annual group show, INSIGHTS...
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Maboneng Precinct
Named World Design Capital 2014, and host to the influential annual Design Indaba conference, Cape Town has left Johannesburg out of the spotlight. Most recently Adidas and Michel Gondry have both made their mark in "Jo'burg" with projects that may...
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Hello Kitty, Hello Art!
Continuing to captivate the world with her kawaii cuteness, Hello Kitty is the focus of the new hardcover collectible book Hello Kitty, Hello Art!. The book features more than 200 full color pages of Hello Kitty and her Sanrio friends My Melody...
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Le Punk Français
Street artist Ludo takes to the gallery with "Le Punk Français," an installation-meets-exhibition that deals with themes of metamorphosis and global issues. Among the many transformations that occur at the artist's hand are a mosquito turned...
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Ed Roth
Drawn to stenciling years ago as affordable form of art, stencil artist Ed Roth is now an industry wizard, applying his chosen medium to everything from postcards to rugs. Roth, a talented artist and natural teacher, recently stopped by CH HQ for...
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Heri, Hodie, Cras
The son of an Evangelical minister, Stephan Doitschinoff is a Brazilian artist with a penchant for religious iconography and bright graphic styling. His scope includes installation and video, though Doitschinoff is perhaps best known for his paintings...
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"At Home I'm A Tourist"
For most of us, collecting toys is a hobby that can consume our youth, holding the excitement of adding to our bounty, finding the next big thing or forging relationships with other collectors. Few carry the pursuit into adulthood, becoming supercollectors...
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Raw + Material = Art
Accompanying a growing awareness of the wastefulness underlying the modern global economy, a new approach to art has flourished in recent years, one dealing with the repurposing and utilization of materials discarded or viewed as useless. Written...
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