1. Interview: UK-born Street artist Adam Neate on why he can’t live without music and David Hockney.

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  2. Art world bad boy Damien Hirst has opened a gift shop in New York’s SoHo, where art lovers can purchase some of Hirst’s most popular and controversial artworks at varying price points.

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  3. Now that Leon Black’s art publishing business Phaidon has absorbed online art seller Artspace: Time for some honest talk about the untested business models of online art sellers.

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  4. Banksy’s Grim Reaper has long been one of Bristol’s best-loved pieces of street art. 
    Painted on a nightclub/ship in Bristol harbor around 10 years ago, it’s now being removed to save it from deterioration. 

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  5. With its countless cultural landmarks and artistic hot spots, America’s second-largest city delivers on its reputation as the creative capital of the world.

    Discover our must-see art guide of the city of angels

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  6.  “I like how people are different when alone or in their own thoughts, and in a way, more their true self.” - Vincent Giarrano

    Contemporary Realist painter Vincent Giarrano’s New York City Series explores the dynamic between people and the unique New York City environment. Vincent paints women candidly in quiet, interior moments when it feels like no one is looking. It’s these personal moments in the daily lives of women as they make their way through vibrant New York City that fascinates the artist. 

    Vincent Giarrano: New York City opens at Susan Powell Fine Art on Friday, August 15, with an opening reception starting at 5pm. 

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  7. JUST IN: From Julian Opie to Keith Haring, discover the latest artworks on artnet Auctions 

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  8. Gallery Hopping in Colombia

    On this week’s agenda is a trip south of the border to Colombia, where From Form to Figure will open at Beatriz Esguerra Art. This exhibit will feature a series of new works by Carolina Convers (Colombian). What is significant about this show is that it captures the artist in a moment of transition. Convers, who traditionally creates figurative works made out of industrial enamels on acetate prints is moving away from this practice and into abstraction and the use of oil on canvas. Both materials and subject matter have changed for the artist and the works on display effectively illustrate this artistic evolution. Even though there is an ostensible difference between the two types of work on display, it is clear that there is still a lot of overlapping in style and form. Viewers will notice that many of the forms in the abstract works very much resemble the shapes found in Convers’ figurative works. In this way, Convers has not completely divorced herself from figuration altogether, instead she has incorporated elements of this style into her approach to abstraction. This show is a wonderful opportunity to see how Convers’ artistic practice has changed and grown as she has experimented with different subject matter and material. Don’t miss out!

    We would be remiss not to mention these other great shows opening this week!

    Berlin, Germany

    GROUP SHOW | Der Kubist Marcel Duchamp mag nicht malen at Galerie Thomas Schulte

    Culver City, California, USA

    Main Gallery: Clayton Brothers at Mark Moore Gallery

    Falmouth, Maine, USA

    Nadia Klionsky: Maine Realism at Elizabeth Moss Galleries

    Of Women by Women: Lesia Sochor and Veronica Cross at Elizabeth Moss Galleries

    Madison, Connecticut, USA

    Vincent Giarrano:
    New York City
    at Susan Powell Fine Art

    Sante Fe, New Mexico, USA

    John Moyers and Terri Kelly Moyers at Nedra Matteucci Galleries

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  9. Discovering Melbourne Art Fair

    We’re partnering with our friends at Melbourne Art Fair to offer you a special ticket price Australia’s leading contemporary art Fair.

    The biennial Fair takes place at the Royal Exhibition Building from the 13-17 August, showcasing artwork from over 70 Australian and international galleries. Experience a diverse program that includes innovative art events, lively panel discussions, new cutting edge exhibition sectors, live performances, installations and an interactive kids program.

    artnet subscriber price: $22 (Valued at $28) 

    Enjoy! 

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  10. Duane Michals shot this self-portrait of himself with Robin Williams somewhere around 1980.

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  11. "Robin Williams ended up touching every element of the human spirit. He made us laugh. He made us cry." - Barack Obama

    The much-loved Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams passed away this week. 

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  12. Whether you’re at the beach or on your balcony, take your pick from these excellent books to dive into during those long summer days. 

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  13. For those traveling to China’s largest city: Read our Shanghai gallery roundup to discover some of city’s beautiful art shows, from Feng Mengbo to Tobias Rosenberger.

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  14. Make time for this between beaches and barbecues: Southampton’s McNeill Art Group is opening their show, Pristine Summer, this week with some fantastic artists. 

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  15. Summer delights: Midnight skinnydipping a la Marilyn Monroe 

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