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A few questions with Scott Albrecht

Last time I saw Scott, we were playing ping pong at The Marcy Project in Brooklyn.  Sadly for me, he beat me in a best of 7.  It still stings a bit.  I mention it here as a form of therapy I think.  Anyway, I’m catching up with him now as his two person show with Mary Iverson called ‘Correspondence’ has just opened at Andenken in Amsterdam on November 11th.

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JUSTKIDS x Bicicleta Sem Freio T-shirt

JUSTKIDS and Brazilian artist Bicicleta Sem Freio team-up on a limited edition t-shirt series. After producing numerous acclaimed and sold out Fine Arts prints JUSTKIDS will be unveiling a unique limited edition t-shirt in collaboration with famed Brazilian Artist Bicicleta Sem Freio. Produced by hand at the JUSTKIDS lab in Italy, these T-shirts are one of a kind and are sporting BSF’s iconic images from their last London solo show “Ratcat Dinner”.

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Audrey Kawasaki Limited Edition Box Sets – Pre-Sales Online Now!

The time has finally come, Audrey Kawasaki Box Sets are finally available to buy online now. However: PLEASE NOTE! DUE TO THE HOLIDAY SEASON, THESE WILL NOT BE SHIPPED UNTIL EARLY JANUARY

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VNA Magazine are proud to present the Limited Edition VNA 32, working closely with Audrey Kawasaki, we have produced this beautiful screen printed set.

http://verynearlyalmost.com/shop/audrey-kawasaki-limited-edition-vna-32-box-set/

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Each imprint comes complete with a screen printed sleeve, enamel badge and signed mini giclée print.

Stamped and numbered, this is an edition of 150, with each giclée signed and numbered by Audrey.

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Screen prints by White Duck Screen Print in the UK, giclées printed by Static Medium in the USA.

Due to the expensive, delicate nature of this Limited Edition, we are sending all orders tracked, so apologies in advance for the relatively high shipping costs, we want to guarantee your order arrives at your door.

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*Screen printed box sets are delicate in nature and may discolour sometimes in transit*

Audrey Kawasaki – www.audrey-kawasaki.com

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White Duck Screen Print – www.whiteduckscreenprint.co.uk

Static Medium – www.staticmedium.com

Ben Eine x VNA Scarf!

Our good friend Ben Eine has collaborated with us to produce this awesome new scarf, just in time for Christmas.

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Perfect stocking fillers, these winter warmers were designed for the ultimate ironic hipster statement. Ideal for the perfect gentlemen and real ladies, the ‘HOOLIGAN’ scarf is just the ticket for sporting to the pub or waving at your local independent football team’s game while you sip pumpkin chai latte’s in the clubhouse.

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Super limited and we won’t be doing a re-run, so get yours now!

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Get yours here while they last:

www.verynearlyalmost.com/shop/ben-eine-x-vna-scarf/

The Jaunt – AKACorleone – Interview

Portuguese artist AKACorleone is the next artist to join The Jaunt, the art and travel project that sends artists all over the world to find inspiration. Artists who have participated in the project previously include Mike Perry, Niels Shoe Meulman, Cleon Peterson, Hedof, Collin van der Sluijs, and many, many others. For AKACorleone’s trip we are traveling to Catania, on the beautiful island of Sicily, Italy. A place with it’s obvious mafia history, but also home of Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe. After AKACorleone comes home from his trip, he’ll visualize his new found inspiration into an artwork which will be produced as a limited edition screen print. This print is now for sale, at sight unseen, on the website of The Jaunt – www.thejaunt.net/trips. Make sure you order one of the prints before the trip starts, before you miss your chance!

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We caught up with AKACorleone recently to get the lowdown before his Jaunt:

– Hey Pedro, What’s up? What are you working on at the moment?

Hey! All good in sunny Lisbon, super busy working on some new projects, preparing a few murals in Lisbon, also having fun experimenting with some new art pieces on my studio, I rarely have the opportunity to do this and it´s one of my favourite things, just play with new media, materials techniques, feel like a mad scientist!

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Beau Stanton – TITAN – Print Release

Beau Stanton’s latest print, TITAN, is released November 12th, 2015 at 12pm PCT
2015. An edition of 100, each one is signed and numbered on reverse by Beau Stanton, this 14″x14″ giclee Digital print on Russian Birch wood comes finished with a molded black frame.

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A multi-disciplinary artist, Beau Stanton’s work takes the form of paintings, murals, large scale installations, stained glass, and multimedia animations. Focusing on meticulous technique and craft, Stanton’s work is heavily informed by historic ornamentation, religious iconography, and classical painting. A keen interest in iconic visual symbols and Jungian archetypes often provides the foundation for his images.

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Lucy Sparrow – Madame Roxy’s Erotic Emporium

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While London’s Soho undergoes sterilisation with strip clubs and sex shops being swept away in favour of trendy wine bars and hipster coffee shops, so Britain’s laws on pornography are also being cleansed, with the prohibition of the depiction of practices like face-sitting, female ejaculation and even whipping. Now British artist Lucy Sparrow is hitting back at the growing influence of the neo- Puritans and prudery with her latest show: a Soho sex shop created entirely from felt.

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“Wipe Out: An Explosition of Invader in Hong Kong”

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French mosaicist Invader will be returning to Hong Kong next month for his first ever solo show there.

“Wipe Out” was conceived as a reaction to the artist’s recent negative experiences in the country, when the vast majority of Invader’s public mosaic works in Hong Kong & Kowloon were removed by the Chinese government in 2014 for “safety reasons”.

Refusing to let his global invasion plans be thwarted, Invader’s teamed up with the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Foundation and Le French May for this subsequent event at The Qube, PMQ.

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The exhibition will intersperse recreations of the removed pieces with photos taken of the originals in situ. Mosaics feature dragons, dollar signs and the popular Japanese manga character Doraemon alongside his already familiar 8-bit characters. Excitingly, the artist has created a sculpture in tribute to Hong Kong legend Bruce Lee for the show, and uses LED artworks for the first time in his career.

Attendees can pick up souvenir stickers from custom vending machines at the venue, whilst an accompanying book and “FlashInvaders” app will also be on sale. The app can be used whilst at the exhibition, offering increased immersion and interaction for users. All sales at “Wipe Out” will go to Hong Kong charity Pathfinders.

“Wipe Out: An Explosition of Invader in Hong Kong” will run at The Qube, PMQ from 2 – 17 May.

The Qube
PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street
Central
Hong Kong

VNA Limited Editions

We’ve just cleared out the office to make way for a whole bunch of new goodies, clothes and mags for 2015. Luckily for you guys, this includes a few Limited Edition Screenprinted back issues we found…

We will be adding a few new ones randomly, day by day, so be sure to keep checking back!

Over The Desk – A VNA Book Review

Not something we usually do, and probably won’t get around to doing again for quite some time, but we thought we’d review some of the books that we’ve had spread over the desk acting as upmarket coasters for the past month.

It’s also probably the only time you’ll see publications about animal porn next to books that include the Vatican’s ltd edition record releases. Unless perhaps that sort of thing goes on at the Vatican when their librarian’s car isn’t being used to smuggle hundreds of kilos of illicit drugs. Who knows…

T-post 96 – Alife – T-post

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Now-retired Alife head honcho, Tony Arcabascio has stepped down from the pioneering clothing brand to concentrate on publishing. His latest focus is Swedish-born heavy-hitting monthly t-shirt zine, T-Post; a wearable magazine, with each ‘issue’ focusing on a different story or brand.

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