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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

DalEast New Works / Solo Show in NYC

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Chinese artist DalEast is currently in NYC preparing his solo show with Jonathan Levine gallery. Opening on Sept 4th, “The Laten Photon” will be his 2nd show with the gallery. While in the city, the artist took a break from finalizing his works and working on a limited edition print that will be released with the show, and painted some public works that hes been widely known for.

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Everfresh Studio Opening and Sketchbook

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everfreshsketchThe boys in Collingwood have been working hard recently, and on Saturday 6 September you can see the fruits of their labour.

The new Everfresh studio will be open from 12-5pm with Studio artists Rone, Wonderlust, Tooth, Tom Civil, Mayo and Maka all on hand to show off the new space.

This will be the only time the studio will be open to the public so make sure you get on down and check it out if you can!! 5 Perry Street, Collingwood VIC from 12 noon.

This also sees the launch of the final 60 Everfresh sketchbooks.

Designed as a fund-raiser to help cover the cost of the new space together Everfresh Sketchbook is a customised Ironlak blackbook in a limited run of 120 pieces.

Each sketchbook is A4 in size with 192 pages in 120gsm acid free cartridge paper. 
The books will have 6 unique hand printed, drawn or sprayed pages by all six current studio residents: Rone, Wonder, Tooth, Civil, Mayo & Makatron, with a screen printed cover by neighbours Dangerfork!

The first 60 sold out this afternoon in a matter of hours, so if you want one, get to the opening, VERY early!!

 

Wear Art Thou

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No Vacancy Gallery will host a unique exhibition featuring over 50 new designs

by Illustrators Australia members with a celebration on September 5th. Wear Art Thou will be

the culmination of a new venture between Illustrators Australia and the online artist

marketplace Redbubble. Redbubble challenged Illustrator Australia members to create

designs specifically for t-shirts and is thrilled to present the results in this exciting exhibition.

Wear Art Thou will feature the works of 52 Illustrator Australia members, hailing from across

the nation, including a new t-shirt design from each artist as well as other works displayed on

a range of mediums from wall art to throw pillows. In addition, the exhibition will be supported

by t-shirt connoisseur Eddie Zammit who will attend the opening night to award a people’s

choice award.

Herakut “Flaw Circus” @ Ruttkowski;68

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Jasmin Siddiqui and Falk Lehmann, or Hera and Akut, the members of internationally known artist duo known as Herakut, are opening their solo show @ Ruttkowski;68 gallery in Cologne on August 29th. Through 10 years of collaborating on both large, outdoor murals and indoor exhibitions, they created a recognizable style which they’ve been known for. Strongly influenced by graffiti and street art, their unique signature style is famous for its melancholy and gratification. By mixing raw, expressive brush/line work, with realistic elements, along with text and messages, their new work kept the signature poetic and emotive feel. Using pastel, dimmed colors, they achieve more direct and honest impact as well as vintage feel to their work.

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Eddie Colla “Atavisms” @ Ian Ross Gallery

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Eddie Colla is an interdisciplinary artist and designer based in Oakland, CA. After graduating from California College of the Arts in 1991, he went on to pursue a successful career as a commercial photographer and photojournalist for the New York Times before turning his focus to his personal studio and street art practice.

Over the past several years his work has been developing around the idea of what would happen if life as we knew it began to deteriorate? Would human’s uglier instincts surface as we’re trying to survive? This apocalyptic scenario of is the main theme of his upcoming show “Atavisms” that is opening @ Ian Ross Gallery on August 22nd. With these new works the artist invites us to examine the primitive instincts that exist within us all.

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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

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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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Cruel Summer @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

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On Saturday, 23rd of August, Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC will be closing their group show Cruel Summer that opened 2 weeks ago. Curated by collector, graffiti historian and urban anthropologist Roger Gastman, the show is presenting works by a very diverse artists from around the world. Even all of them coming from the graffiti/urban art background, their fine art works are significantly different in every aspect. From mediums used, to formats, themes and overall feel and looks. From abstract and conceptual, to flat and pop art ones, to comic or tattoo like ones, this exhibition shows the various way that graffiti or urban art can evolve into when entering contemporary art sphere.

The show features over 20 artists from USA, Brazil, Australia, France, Denmark, etc, including Rime (header image), Cope2, Horfe, HuskMitNavn, DabsMyla, Pose, Maya Hayuk, Blade, Revok, Caleb Neelon, Cleon Peterson, Rime, Finok, Shepard Fairey and more. With some of them being basically institutions in the urban art world, and others being hot new names, this variegated show is a must see.

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