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Visiting Joan Miró's Creative Refuge in Mallorca
In between the sun, sea, sand and freshly caught seafood that comprise the Balearic Islands experience, there's also artistic inspiration to be found. Mallorca—a top tourist destination for Brits—has its share of embarrassing headlines featuring overzealous...
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Mirka Mora + Gorman Artist Collaboration
Perhaps little known outside of Australia, Mirka Mora's art is legendary Down Under—specifically in Melbourne, where her gloriously busy paintings and mosaics adorn laneways, restaurants and (of course) gallery walls. The French-born artist (to...
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Artist Alexa Meade at FORM Arcosanti
The words "live painting" invoke a couple of different images for me: a graffiti artist in the middle of the night, or even Bob Ross talking to the camera and patiently explaining a new technique. Alexa Meade, however, has made the term entirely...
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"The Olsen Twins Hiding From the Paparazzi" Exhibition in NYC
The Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan 1994 Museum, composed of art curators Matt Harkins and Viviana Olen, began in a hallway in their apartment. In fact, that permanent exhibition still stands but the duo has expanded their reach with a brand new...
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Female Artists at the 10th Annual Art Dubai
The leading global art fair in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, Art Dubai passed a milestone this past weekend, completing its 10th annual show at the Madinat Jumeirah. More than an anniversary edition, the 500 artist strong ever-expanding...
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NSFW at OUTLET, Brooklyn
Portraits of naked women litter gallery and art fair walls; but spotting the contemporary male nude, in contrast, seems to be as rare as sighting the yeti. The male gaze is still alive and kicking—evident across every visual medium, from film to...
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Xavier Schipani: What is I to You?
Xavier Schipani, an artist who currently calls Austin, Texas home, will be returning to his native East Coast for a solo exhibition at Superchief Gallery's Brooklyn location. Though Schipani's older work can mostly be found in black and white...
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Watercolor Painting Calendar
More than a monthly schedule, this exclusive Poketo calendar sets the mood for each month with artist Satsuki Shibuya's delicate watercolor paintings. Printed in the USA on high-quality card stock, the 14-page calendar measures two-feet long and is...
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"Woods and Rivers #1" Painting
Oakland-based artist Heather Day translates her experiences—often with nature—into expressive layers of paint. She uses color “like punctuation,” helping viewers to read (and read into) her work. This selection, "Woods and Rivers #1," is acrylic soft...
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Miami Art Week 2015: The Infinite or Uncountable
The notion of infinity or even that which is uncountable often perplexes the human brain. They've also been themes approached by artists for centuries. The following five pieces, seen across multiple fairs during Miami Art Week, either hint at one...
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"Sundown, A Compilation of Mellow Hits" Painting
NYC-based Todd "REAS" James' oil on canvas "Sundown, A Compilation of Mellow Hits" (2015) encompasses all that we love about the artist's current work. His sexy subject, bright color palette and sparing use of black lines makes this painting look like...
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The Thing Quarterly + Michelle Blade's Aura Scarf
Pushing artists to explore other mediums, conceptual object-based periodical The Thing Quarterly also hosts projects outside of their art-object subscription service (which "publishes" four times a season). They recently worked with visual artist...
DESIGN
NARKi Furniture
Wooden and steel furniture with baroque­-inspired paintings upon their surface is the latest project by Prague's UMPRUM product design graduate Roman Kvita and Academy of Fine Arts painting student Dominik Běhal. The two friends fused their different...
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Lynne Golob Gelfman + Wallpaper Projects
Working with Brooklyn-based Wallpaper Projects, abstract painter Lynne Golob Gelfman has created a collection of wallpapers—available in cotton and silk—derived from her stunning, textured paintings. The endeavor was conceived last year with Wallpaper...
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Studio Visit: Trail Map Artist James Niehues
If you’ve ever grabbed one of the colorful trail maps stocked in ski lodges, or affixed to the chairlift bar, there’s a good chance you’ve seen—and used—the work of landscape artist James Niehues. Niehues (who goes by Jim) is one of just a handful...
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Camille Walala’s "Dream Come True" Building
Even though Old Street Station in east London is located in one of the most creative parts of the city, the buildings surrounding the underground station are, as a rule, pretty boring—corporate giants or slightly rundown shops. Walk along the street...
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The Other Art Fair, London
For those London-dwellers who don’t have the wallet to buy their art at Frieze, alternative event The Other Art Fair proves a bit more affordable. For this edition, many have already found the big draw to be YBA Gavin Turk’s "Project Beard," for which...
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Public Art in Tulum
Over the past few years, Tulum has become the go-to destination for a relaxing but unique beach vacation. While the sleepy town is just two hours south of the high-rise and fast-food-laden strip of beach known as Cancun, it's a world away. As the cozy...
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