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Based in Seoul, artist Gyu Han Lee will be launching his new gallery "The Pattern is The Pattern".
The gallery features furniture that is made out of Nike Shoe Boxes. The event will showcased at Gallery Document in Seoul displaying pieces such as chairs, benches, coffee tables, shelving units and more. The artist stated that the name came from Netflix's series Manic, “the moment when the fragments of everyday life that seemed meaningless are repeated and constitute a pattern of life.”
You can check out the Gyu Han Lee's "The Pattern is the Pattern" above and the gallery will be opened until October 17, 2020 in Gallery Document in Seoul.
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ADA: Contemporary Art Gallery opens a new gallery in Accra, Ghana.
Founder Adora Mba shares her thoughts about the launch of her art gallery. “I’ve had a bit more time and figured out more what I want to do with the program. I feel ready now.” The gallery opens on October 15, 2020 with a solo exhibition from Nigerian painter Collins Obijiaku.
Adora Mba's goal for the gallery is to use the space as an incubator and launchpad for African artists, to give them the same kind of backing and momentum so often offered to their European and American counterparts.
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The MoMA Design Store has launched the KAWS-themed merch. The capsule showcase the artists' work such as characters transferring into magnets, pins and postcards.
The stand-out pieces in the collection consist of BFF in different colors, Companions and the Open companion. Sets of postcards feature KAWS artworks such as street advertisements. The collection includes KAWS' heart motif on pin badges and key chains. You can take a look at KAWS merch collection on MoMA Design Store web store.
The Supreme Court of Japan has now made tattooing legalized. The Supreme Court of Japan acknowledged tattooing as an art rather than a medical procedure. The legalization came from after an appeal was decline against public prosecutors versus a 32-year-old tattoo artist who was fined for $1,400 for tattooing three individuals. This new law has made tattooing for artists legal.
Beverly Hills based art gallery UTA Artist Space hosted their virtual exhibition that showcase various artists work during the coronavirus pandemic. Titled "In The Time Of", the online art gallery features paintings and photography from artist all over.
Curated by Amanda Hunt, the host stated in a statement about the exhibition "I wanted to get a glimpse of how art was being made in a time of extreme isolation and restricted access to creative spaces, to perhaps help better understand this moment for myself.” View the art work above and check out the virtual exhibition until July 15 on UTA Artist Space's website!
Toronto Based Artist Alexis Eke's Waters Print
Toronto based artist Alexis Eke released a print labeled Waters to support those who are vulnerable to COVID-19. The artist's Waters print comes in a 20 by 28 inch poster that depicts a portrait of a black woman with the phrase "Let Justice Roll Down Like Waters". Proceeds will be donated to Chris Reed's COVID-19 Protest Relief Fund. Check out The Canvas Agency's website for 'Waters' By Alexis Eke!
Giovanni Martins' #ThisIsBlackGround Print
Photographer Giovanni Martins documents and celebrate black people from all over the world with a new initiative called #THISISBLACKGROUND. The print collection challenges the fashion world and notions of racism in the U.S. and worldwide. The limited edition art prints attempt to free society from racism and xenophobic. 25% of the proceeds donated to the Black Art Futures Fund.
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Art pop icon Jean-Michel Basquiat's painting 'Victor 25448' will be sold at the Phillips Auction.
Before his death in 1988, the painting was displayed in Basquiat's last solo exhibition at New York's Vrej Baghoomian Gallery. The artwork features graphics of signs found in Henry Dreyfuss's 1975 Symbol Soundtrack. The word "IDEAL" is painted across the center of the painting. The Victor 25448 has a pre-sale estimate between $8 million to $12 million. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit the Art for Justice Fund. The auction will take place on July 2 on Phillip's website!
British street art icon Banksy honors the black community with his latest pieces. The painting showcase a memorial centered around a portrait of a ghostly figure. The paint pays tribute to the death of George Floyd and Black Live Matter.
Banksy made a statement about the current issue:
“At first I thought I should just shut up and listen to black people about this issue. But why would I do that? It’s not their problem, it’s mine. People of colour are being failed by the system. The white system. Like a broken pipe flooding the apartment of the people living downstairs. The faulty system is making their life a misery, but it’s not their job to fix it. They can’t, no one will let them in the apartment upstairs.This is a white problem. And if white people don’t fix it, someone will have to come upstairs and kick the door in.”
Check out Banksy's Black Lives Matters Pieces above!
Art culture legend Takashi Murakami announces his limited edition prints that will be supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. The proceed from the prints will be donated to multiple U.S.-based organizations fighting against racial injustice and social inequality. The collection includes six black screen prints, with limited to 300 editions.
Murakami's iconic flower and skull designs and will be signed and numbered, finished with spray print from the artist. Proceeds will be split between Color of Change, Black Lives Matter and Equal Justice Initiative. The prints expected to raise over $1 million dollar from the charitable contributions.