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Last weekend saw the conclusion of Bartek Świątecki’s Chasing The Wind exhibition at Chenus Longhi in Paris. It seems that Poland has produced a disproportionately large number of artists who started out writing graffiti and have then stretched the movement’s foundational principles to oblivion in their own unique ways, creating new languages of expression in the process. Świątecki, also known as Pener, was part of the Spectrum crew alongside the likes of Proembrion and later painted walls in Bydgoszcz with Sainer and Bezt before increasingly turning his attention to his studio practice. His studio is based in Olsztyn and this…

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Banksy is back, with a new, large-scale street piece appearing overnight on a residential building on Hornsey Road, midway between the Archway and Finsbury Park areas of North London. AM was prompted out of hermit mode, jumped on a bus, and went to have look, before the artwork could be dogged by the petty-minded/envious, sidebusted by coattail-riders, or covered in perspex.  The whimsical mural interacts with a tree in the foreground — a rather sad-looking, currently leafless specimen that was aggressively lopped and topped by local authorities. Having taken matters into their own hands, a stencil-sprayed character has attempted to replicate the missing foliage using…

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For three months, visitors are invited to step aboard Invader Space Station to experience the Parisian artist’s most artistically and physically expansive exhibition to date. The show is being held in the modernist edifice which was once home to Libération, the newspaper whose pages the artist invaded in 2011. Upon entering, visitors are met with a barrage of sound and light emanating from an installation which occupies the entirety of the first of nine floors; the classic Space Invaders arcade game has been reimagined in physical form with the rigid, plastic lane dividers that are a common sight during road…

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Mixing art and fine dining, Sickboy (interviewed) is kicking off his latest show at the high-end department store Harvey Nichols tonight with a launch dinner and artist’s talk. Optical Delusions is presented by Fluorescent Smogg and builds upon his ever-expanding use of semiotics to create a dream-like world that glows and radiates light. The Bristol-based artist has long experimented with an array of unorthodox mediums: from painting on bell-jars in the early 2000s, to creating tapestries a decade later and onwards to the lightboxes which dominate this most recent exhibition. These illuminated works appear like a modernist evocation of the…

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You may be wondering if you should start or continue your business on Etsy in 2024. Today I’m outlining pros and cons when it comes to selling handmade items on Etsy, and I’ll give you my thoughts on whether it’s worth it in 2024. Download your FREE Etsy Quick-Start Guide here. You can listen to the podcast below, or on your fave podcast app – or you can watch it on YouTube! Want to start or overhaul an Etsy shop? Download this FREE 2-page checklist now – it’s part of my Handmade Business Toolkit for Makers. Don’t make those common Etsy mistakes:…

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Closing today after a four week run, Phosphene is José Parlá’s second show at Ben Brown Fine Art’s London location. The title references the phenomenon of seeing light without any external stimulus and the exhibition features 11 large scale canvases infused with kinetic and sensory energy. For many, graffiti is a means to exist beyond the corporeal and social confinement of our current circumstances and the now Brooklyn-based artist’s Ease tag was like a visual mantra repeated across south Miami in search of personal perfection. His balletic hand-style is still a foundational element of his work but as his practice…

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To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines JEFF KOONS: YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT HE IS GOING TO DO NEXT. The much-loved, much-reviled artist has left David Zwirner and Gagosian to be represented by another mega-dealer, the Pace Gallery . Currently the record holder for the most expensive living artist at auction, Koons will present a show of a single work at Pace’s branch in Palo Alto, California, in 2022, and he will have a solo outing in New York with the firm in 2023. “I always liked the idea of having more of a home gallery, that if people were interested…

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San Francisco’s Fog Design+Art fair has announced that its tenth edition will include an invitational platform, Fog Focus, designed to bring much needed attention to young and underrepresented artists. Fog Focus will present nine artists in solo booths in Fort Mason Center’s Pier 2 building, which was once the home to the San Francisco Arts Institute. In keeping with the spirit of supporting artists who perhaps have not yet garnered the reputation they deserve, exhibition space for Fog Focus is offered at a lower price point that the Fog Design+Art. The inaugural participants include the Parisian gallery Crèvecœur, George Adams…

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Studio DRIFT, the moniker for artist duo Ralph Nauta and Lonneke Gordijn, will stage a performance of Franchise Freedom, their famed drone performance, in New York City‘s Central Park later this month, the artists told ARTnews. “From the beginning, it has been a dream to fly [Franchise Freedom] in Central Park. New York is such an amazing city, with all of these different cultures living together in harmony, growing and learning from one another,” Nauta told ARTnews. “Central Park is also a place that gives people a chance to breathe and reconnect to nature in a concrete jungle. That has…

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In Sally Mann’s 1989 portrait of her daughter Jessie, the photographer depicts a young girl with bed head smoking a candy cigarette. It was a controversial image of “adulting” and a picture that stuck with Maud Madsen. The artist herself recalls such sacrilege as as child playing fake communion with her siblings using Nilla wafers, another pantomime of agency and the forbidden which felt equally charged. Madsen’s solo exhibition at Half Gallery, Dog Days, looks back at her formative years living in Bucks County, Pennsylvania from the perspective of her thirty year old self now. Turning over rocks near a stream,…

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