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Belgian street artist ROA is known for creating massive murals of woodland creatures (and their anatomies) in cities all around the world. The gargantuan animals he inserts into gritty urban landscapes make for some very interesting juxtapositions. When it comes to his galleries shows though, ROA doesn’t just mimic the stuff he does on the […]

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Parra, an Amsterdam-based artist who has a penchant for drawing strange bird-like characters just opened a show of new work in Manhattan. The title for the exhibit, “Yer So Bad,” was taken from a Tom Petty song of the same name and features bold paintings limited to a minimal color palette. Jonathan Levine Gallery explains: […]

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A group show featuring two dozen graffiti and street artists opens tonight at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Curated by longtime author/documentarian/organizer-of-things Roger Gastman, “Cruel Summer” includes work from the likes of BLADE, HAZE, RIME, REVOK, POSE, Mark Bode, Shepard Fairey, DABS MYLA, and many other notables gaining ground on the graffiti/street circuit. The exhibit will be […]

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In the late 1970s, Dan Witz began painting hummingbirds on walls around downtown Manhattan. The work — created illegally, with acrylic paint and brushes — so predated any notion of “street art” that the term hadn’t even been codified yet. It was years before artists like Keith Haring would attract a mainstream audience to the […]

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REVOKE and POSE have had no trouble keeping busy during their New York visit: Immediately following their work on the Bowery Wall was the opening of their joint exhibition “Uphill Both Ways” at the Jonathan Levine Gallery. Inspired by the late graffiti writer NEKST, this is the first ever NYC show for the duo. In […]

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Yarn Bomb Queen of the Universe Olek premiered her solo exhibition, The End is Far, at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in Chelsea this week. The show, inspired by her year-long house arrest following a violent altercation with that drunk guy in London, whisks visitors away to Olek’s pink-and-gold camouflage crochet heaven. Expanding on her signature […]

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You’ve seen Jeremy Geddes intricate surrealist paintings of floating astronauts, girls bursting through bedroom windows and tangles of bodies exploding sides of buildings on every Tumblr ever. Now go to the Jonathan LeVine Gallery and see them in real life. Two new simultaneous shows opening at LeVine feature two Australian artists making their American debut in Chelsea. Ashley […]

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“I’ve been thinking more than ever about how our lives are short, fleeting and unexpected,” says artist Jeff Soto about his newest series of work, currently on display at the Jonathan Levine Gallery. “I’ve been researching man’s migration across the planet, our domestication of plants and animals and the slow evolution of different cultures… I’m continually fascinated by mankind’s […]

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According to street beautifier Judith Supine’s gallery bio, “He did not speak until he was seventeen years of age, during which time he used drawing and collage as a form of communication.” Seventeen years later, that adolescent condition continues to pay off for him as he opens his latest exhibit at Jonathan Levine Gallery. Here’s […]

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Last we heard of young oil painter Natalia Fabia, she was into Kawaii hookers. For her New York debut, there’s been research, mainly photo-ops of glitter-smothered burlesque-ish dolls enjoying themselves around Manhattan and Brooklyn and having a festive, “dirty and rough” time until their showers felt like sparkles and rainbows came through their window, we […]

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