A New York union is complete. NYC-bred Hopps Skateboards is gracing the face of two photo-printed decks with the work of Ricky Powell, a man celebrated as one of New York’s top street photographers (and alleged Beastie Boys towel-thrower). Of course Powell is no novice to the world of collaborations, as you may recall his awesome Rakim, Public Enemy and […]


What better way to rub elbows with the art world than having Basquiat on your booze? 1800 Tequila Essential Artists series has certainly got that figured out, the newest edition to their bottled booze-eums being an entire 6-bottle series dedicated to Jean-Michel Basquiat. The Basquiat x 1800 union makes sense when considering that dozens of contemporary artists […]


Acclaimed illustrator and animation designer Nik Dudukovic will be having his first California-based exhibit this month at the Scion AV space. Opening tomorrow, January 11th, The Secret Clubhouse exhibit will show the Toronto artist’s work in all its cartoony, nostalgic glory. As Dudukovic explains: “Utilitarian quality goods that honor the history of clubhouses — their implied […]


Reebok taps beloved artist Jean-Michel Basquiat for its latest “Affili’Art” collection of sneakers, a program that looks to fuse the worlds of art and fashion. Arguably Andy Warhol’s most talented protegee, Basquiat’s iconic neo-expressionist scribblings are screen printed onto the uppers of several of Reebok’s more popular silhouettes, including Classic Leather, Workout Mid, Ex-O-Fit, Freestyle and […]


7 Jun
Archived photos of icons from the 1970s & 80s in their prime

Whether you’re a die-hard Andy Warhol aficionado, or simply a casual fan of his Campbells Soup and Marilyn Monroe pop art, you can probably appreciate his Polaroid shots of artists and celebrities — especially when the photos are from icons of the 70’s and 80’s. Warhol decided to snap a few Polaroids of his limitless […]


29 Mar
The Weeknd producer Illangelo's latest Toronto crooner

It’s no secret we’re big fans of The Weeknd, so when we heard one of his producers, Illangelo, was working on a new project our ears pricked up. The Toronto producer has teamed up with upcoming post-R&B crooner TALWST (pronounced “Tall Waist”) for a seven-track EP titled Alien Tentacle Sex — an album born of […]


26 Apr
MOCA director Jeffrey Deitch attempts to redeem himself

Art In the Streets is kind of a funny name for an exhibit that all happens inside the pricey, heavily guarded, air-conditioned walls of a museum. Obviously this art isn’t in the streets at all. Doesn’t take a genius to figure that out. It’s in the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, in downtown Los Angeles, with […]


Who wouldn’t want a tiny action figure of Damien Hirst or Jeff Koons on their desk, just to mock relentlessly every time your boss gets grossly overpaid for something or hogs unnecessary credit for something he didn’t create? Or you can have some artist you actually respect — really it’s up to you. Visual artist […]

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