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Beastie Boys’ MCA Honored in Animated Video

12 Apr

As we’re inching closer to the anniversary of MCA’s untimely passing, we may expect tributes to the late Beastie Boys member coming up. James Curran has put together an animated video showcasing Beastie Boys lyrics, which can be seen above. Curran will also hold an art show featuring 35 individual framed prints will be on display and for sale in London (venue TBA) on May 4th – 5th 2013. All sales will be going to charity for cancer care and support. Follow the project’s Tumblr for more information and images.

All prints will also be on show in Berlin during Pictoplasma 2013 from April 10th at Galerie Torstrasse 161.

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New Exhibit: Picasso and Chicago

15 Feb

Picasso_lgExactly one century ago, in 1913, the Art Institute of Chicago became the first art museum in the country to display the work of Pablo Picasso. This February the museum celebrates the special 100-year relationship between Picasso and Chicago by bringing together over 250 of the finest examples of the artist’s paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, and ceramics from private collections in the city, as well as from the museum’s collection, for the first large-scale Picasso exhibition organized by the museum in almost 30 years. More information after the jump.  Continue reading

Pop Culture Deck of Cards by Chambre Sept

27 Nov

The designers at Chambre Sept put a unique twist to playing cards. Instead of the traditional set of suits, Chambre Sept’s deck features Hip hop, Rock, Pop and Fashion Suits.  The cards commemorate icons from the world of the music, art, entertainment and fashion in a very minimalist pop art style.

Some of the icons showcased include Kanye West, Jay Z, Lady Gaga, and Michael Jackson.

The deck of cards will be available for purchase soon from the Chambre Sept website. Check out some of the cards below.  Continue reading

Fantasista- Maradona vs. England at World Cup 1986

1 Nov

Fantasista 2013 is a celebration of contemporary football (soccer) art inspired by the rapid rise of the ‘football artist’ in the digital age.

This clip shows the second goal that Diego Armando Maradona scored against England on their run to win the 1986 World Cup title. This goal is usually considered among the best goals ever scored.

Credits after the jump.

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Judith Supine x Jesse Hazelip Street Art

28 Oct

Check out Judith Supine’s recent wheatpastes that he put out in Brooklyn, NY. The illustrations were done by Jesse Hazelip. The art includes a lot of “Cholo” tattoos that stand out due to the fluorescent green skin on these characters. Hit the jump and check out some more of Judith’s and Jesse’s art recently done in Brooklyn. Continue reading

Coming Soon: Mural Art Trolley Tour

10 Oct

October is Chicago Artists’ Month!  In celebration of the arts, Pilsen is hosting a mural art trolley ride throughout the neighborhood for FREE.  Come check out the “Art in Public Places” movement in the Pilsen neighborhood.

Be on the lookout for coverage on individual murals and the artists that created them!  Click for more details on the trolley ride.

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Miller Lite & Chivas Hold the ‘Chivas Expression Contest’

8 Aug

Mexican soccer team Chivas de Guadalajara and Miller Lite, the former’s Official Beer Sponsor, is holding the “Chivas Expression Contest” to find the greatest representation of fandom through art for one of Mexico’s most storied teams. Continue reading

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Red Bull Curates Chicago – Coming Soon

10 Jul

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COMING SOON: celebrate Chicago’s most innovative contemporary artists as they turn their eye-catching designs into canvas-wrapped Red Bull coolers. Continue reading

Shepard Fairey Speaks About His New Project in London

30 Jun

Shepard Fairey is brewing something up in London just in time for the Olympics. Hit the jump and check out what he is up to. Continue reading

New Pop Art Exhibit in Chicago: Roy Lichtenstein

31 May

Recognize these pieces of art?  You’re in luck because they are in Chicago for a limited time!

The Art Institute of Chicago is hosting an exhibit by the leading Pop Artist, Roy Lichtenstein.  His iconic works of art, both paintings and sculptures, will be featured through September.   Continue reading