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SOTHEBY’S [HONG KONG]: NIGO® ONLY LIVES TWICE

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Japanese designer and music producer NIGO® is the founder of clothing company BAPE® and Creative Director of Uniqlo. He is also a fiendish collector of all things rad.

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To celebrate his 25th anniversary as an entrepreneur he is offering up 250 pieces from his collection for auction at Sotheby’s, Hong Kong, this October.

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The collection is basically a contemporary nerds wet dream, the full catalogue can be see over at the Sotheby’s website below.

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www.sothebys.com

21st Precinct

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VNA recently teamed up with Robert Aloia and Suzuki Capital LLC to bring together a groupshow of epic proportions at a derelict police precinct in NYC.

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The show will be in the old 21st Precinct police building, located on 327 East 22nd St. It was built in 1863 and acted as a functioning precinct until 1914. We will have a pop up gallery space and 4 floors of murals, wheatpastes, graffiti and installations by renowned artists from NYC and worldwide. In the tradition of the Outlaw Parties of the late 80′s and early 90′s we will re-invigorate an unused space with a wide range of creative minds working in multiple mediums. Scheduled opening reception is 8/16/14 and will be open for viewing all weekend and a closing event the following weekend. The building is scheduled for demolition the last week of August. This will be the first of an ongoing series with Suzuki Capital at their various properties throughout the boroughs.

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The takeover featured over 50 artists from the US and beyond, including: Adam Dare, Al Diaz, Amanda Marie, ASVP, Bad Pedestrian, Ben Angotti, Beau, Bill Claps, Bunny M., Cash4, Chris RWK, Chris Soria, Coby Kennedy, Curtis Kulig, D. Gaja, Danielle Mastrion, Damon Johnson, Dasic, Dizmology, Duel, ELLE, Erasmo, Esteban del Valle, Faust, Ghost, GIZ, Hellbent, Hue, Icy & Sot, Iena Cruz, Jesper Haynes, Justin Carty, Ket, Lexi Bella, Li-Hill, Lorenzo Masnah, Matt Siren, Mr. Toll, N. Carlos Jay, Nepo, Nick Tengri, Pesu, Phil, Pixote, RAE, Rambo, Ricardo Cabret, SAE, Savior Elmundo, Sheryo & The Yok, Shiro, Tone Tank, URNY, Vexta and X-O.

Hugh Burckhardt was on hand to document the proceedings.

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URBAN NATION PROJECT M/5 – PHOTOSET

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A little while back, we kicked off a project in Berlin with 11 UK artists as part of the latest instalment of Urban Nation’s Project M Series in Berlin.

Below is a visual rundown from photographers Birdman, Henrik Haven and Mark Murphy.

Eine painted the facade with his glamorous assistant Christopher Stead, whilst the other 10 artists took out a window each at ground level.

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VNA 27 LTD Launch

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We are pleased to announce the launch of our latest issue of VNA, featuring Aryz on cover, shot by Alex Fakso, and many more of our favourite artists crammed in between the pages.

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Last night we partied at Stolenspace Gallery on Osborne St, celebrating the launch of our super limited screen-printed box set from Aryz for a beer courtesy of our friends at Sixpoint and some treats from Tonki plus 4 stunning Stendec originals on uncut VNA 27 sheets.

If you missed the launch and want to be in the runnings for our online lottery to buy a copy of the Aryz LTD Edition boxset, please email ltd@verynearlyalmost.com with the subject header: VNA 27 LTD LOTTERY

As always, regular amgs are in stores and available to buy online now:

www.verynearlyalmost.com/shop/vna-issue-27-new

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Mission Workshop x Julien Colombier

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Julien Colombier works with chalks and pastels on large surfaces, this little flick is from Mission Workshop, our favourite heavy duty bag maker, shot in Paris in early July.

See more of his work here:

www.juliencolombier.com

Featuring the Mission Workshop Arkiv Field Pack learn more here:

www.missionworkshop.com/products/arkiv-system-bags/field-pack-overview.php

James Jirat Patradoon – Hydra

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The first of two exhibitions spanning Melbourne and then Sydney, ‘Hydra’ by James Jirat Patradoon channels the manic energy of the way we experience imagery online to create a series of large-scale surrealist graphite drawings.

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Irrational conscious stream collages made with imagery collected from insomniac ebay hunting, tumblr, and image stock libraries are ‘slowed down’ and redrawn using the timeless and traditional medium of graphite on paper. A deliberate attempt to ‘re-authenticate’ and warm the mechanically produced to create a hybrid of analogue and digital.

Opening Night Thursday 28th August
Exhibition continues until 20th September
RVCA Corner Gallery
82 Stanley St, Collingwood

www.mild-manners.com

www.jirat.jp

VNA Issue 27 & London Launch

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VNA 27 is in stores now! You can buy online, or at any of our stockists worldwide, including WHSmiths and Barnes & Noble.

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Proving that print is definitely not dead, we bring you the best of the worlds street art and graffiti scene in another jam-packed mag fresh from the London-based team.

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Our cover artist, Aryz (pronounced ‘Arriz,’ for the record) is one of the youngest, most talented large-scale mural painters of his generation. He’s a total monster when it comes to the sheer size of his work, so we were stupidly excited when he agreed to do a cover feature.

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Mr Jago – New Coordinates

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White Walls is pleased to present the new work of Bristol based artist, Mr Jago, in his latest exhibition titled New Coordinates. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, August 16 from 7 pm to 11 pm. The exhibit will be on view through September 6, 2014 and is free and open to the public.

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