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Cotton Candy Autopsy for Guzu Gallery’s Icons of Horror

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A piece for the upcoming Icons of Horror group art show at the Guzu Gallery opening Halloween night entitled Cotton Candy Autopsy. The limited edition serigraph was inspired by both Stephen King’s “It” character Pennywise the Clown and Mark Dery’s essay “Cotton Candy Autopsy: Deconstructing Psycho-Killer Clowns”. The serigraph measures 12?x18?, hand-printed silkscreen on acid-free 100# Cougar Natural cover stock, and limited to 44 signed/numbered prints.

Icons of Horror will be on display Oct. 31st – Dec. 1, 2014 at 5000 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, Texas.

External Link: Cotton Candy Autopsy for Guzu Gallery’s Icons of Horror

Openbox

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Openbox is a sheet of paper measuring 50×70 cm, with perforated tear-lines and creased folding patterns. Once the design has been drawn, the excess paper can be removed, and the flaps inserted into the slots, transforming the sheet into a three-dimensional support ready to be hung on the wall and displayed. Openbox is sold in 10-sheet packages resembling an album.

Openbox is suitable for all techniques of graphic representation, from pencils to markers, from watercolors to acrylics, and is the perfect solution for design exhibitions and live painting events.

The first output of Openbox will be financed through a crowdfunding campaign on the Indiegogo platform. To contribute to its funding, both the Openbox album and a selection of works produced on the Openbox support by major artists, cartoonists, illustrators and designers will be available to the public for purchase.

30 USD – U.S. Dollar BUY ME

Extra Ordinary – Tilen’s 2014 Solo Singapore Exhibition

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Extra Ordinary
Opening: 7pm, Tuesday, 21Oct 2014
21Oct-02Nov 2014
Utterly Art Gallery
20B Mosque Street Level 3
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About the Exhibition
We often seek out the new and exotic, forgetting that beauty can be found in the everyday and commonplace.

In Extra Ordinary, Tilen Ti celebrates the little moments, familiar scenes and simple pleasures that make up so much of our lives and memories, and give them meaning. This is Tilen’s fourth solo exhibition.

External Link: Extra Ordinary – Tilen’s 2014 Solo Singapore Exhibition

Stolen Cavalier: Cellini’s “Worthless” $60 Million Salt Cellar

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Written and illustrated by Travis Simpkins, this post on Stolen Cavalier looks at a theft that occurred in the early morning hours of May 11, 2003, when a lone thief broke into Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum and stole a rare golden 16th Century Saliera by Benvenuto Cellini, valued at $60,000,000.

External Link: Stolen Cavalier: Cellini’s “Worthless” $60 Million Salt Cellar

Kareem Rizk @ Moniker Art Fair 2014 represented by Smithson Gallery

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I’m very pleased to announce that I’ll be showing a new series of works at the Moniker Art Fair for the first time this year in London. I’ll be represented there by the UK based Smithson Gallery, being one of only four artists featured by the gallery at this event. I’ll be in attendance on October 16th for the opening night preview.

My new featured works will be a series of 32 handmade mixed media multiples titled ‘Circus’, featuring 4 unique designs and 8 different colour-ways. This series however will only be revealed after the opening night. Other new works that I’ve just recently finished include two big original works on canvas, 200 x 100 cm (80 x 40 inches) and 110 x 180 cm (43 x 70 inches).

The above piece called ‘Ruby Throat’ is currently for sale along with other pieces via Smithson’s website.

External Link: Kareem Rizk @ Moniker Art Fair 2014 represented by Smithson Gallery

Printing Spot Colors with Violet Lemay

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Our friend Violet Lemay has put a fantastic post up about printing spot colours, it doesn’t hurt that the tutorial comes with a nice little story about her own experience with the process. Follow the link and have a read… If you’re not really a reader, there are pictures too. :)

External Link: Printing Spot Colors with Violet Lemay

Moniker Art Fair (London)

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Moniker Art Fair

Now in it’s fifth year Moniker Art Fair has earned a reputation as one of the most exciting, international contemporary art fairs. It has grown significantly since 2010 both in terms of audience and relevance- the fair attracts more than 12,000 visitors over its four day duration.

Held during London’s busiest arts and culture week, Moniker Art Fair spotlight emerging and established talent, celebrating a generation of artists at the forefront of a unique contemporary art movement. The fair attracts some of the most talked about artists, galleries and collectors from the finer side of the street art movement and its related subcultures.

Garnering a reputation for the dedicated artist project spaces, and defying the typical constraints of the regular Art Fair format, Moniker Art Fair has become renowned for delivering a rich and varied programme of highly curated, experiential and immersive gallery spaces, live artwork, events, talks and workshops. Staying true to the artist’s vision, this expressive and immersive approach sets Moniker apart by offering partner galleries and artists more opportunity for experimentation.

Building on the foundations of four years experience and innovation, 2014 sees Moniker Art Fair continuing to co-host with London’s leading artist- led fair – The Other Art Fair – in what will again be a showcase of independent and established talent, forming the major satellite events of London’s Art Week when 60,000 visitors descend on the city to form an unparalleled international art audience.

External Link: Smithson Gallery at Moniker Art Fair

Carlos Araujo is part of Luerzer’s 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide 2014-2015

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Carlos Araujo’s illustrations were once more chosen to be part of the Luerzer’s Archive 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide! The 2014/2015 edition showcases a “collection of top-class illustration work selected from more than 5,000 submissions from 1,050 illustrators from no fewer than 67 countries. It’s a truly international affair…!”

This is the third time Carlos Araujo made into the 200 Best list and this time with five illustrations selected. The new edition is a beautiful 296 page book showcasing lots and lots of great illustrations produced during the past two years from around the world and is now available at luerzersarchive.net

External Link: Carlos Araujo is part of Luerzer’s 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide 2014-2015