Every week we curate notable art releases by diverse artists, studios, and art platforms across the globe. Listed items typically encompass limited edition artworks, books, collectible figures and more. We hope these pieces will add visual interest to your space and elevate your aesthetic sensibilities.
For this week’s installment: Matthew Senna is set to release concrete and resin sculptures inspired by the Air Jordan 4 silhouette, the Gordon Parks Foundation teamed up with the Museum of Modern Art to publish a book featuring 60 images from Parks’ iconic The Atmosphere of Crime reportage, the Library Street Collective enlisted Jammie Holmes to donate a painting to benefit The Empowerment Plan organization that helps Detroit’s homeless, Italian-Thai cartoonist Elisa Macellari has created a graphic novel of Kusama’s life, titled KUSAMA: A Graphic Biography and teamLab recently launched an interactive digital art project titled Flowers Bombing Home to help cure boredom at home amid the lockdown restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Matthew Senna Study 004 Air Jordan 4 Sculptures
Release Date: August 14 at 8 p.m. ET on Matthew Senna’s website
Release Price: $450 USD
Taking inspiration from the iconic Air Jordan 4 silhouette, mixed-media artist and designer Matthew Senna recently unveiled his first-ever cement mold of the iconic shoe alongside a resin iteration. Both editions feature the silhouette’s unmissable features including the netting and wings on the upper as well as the visible Max Air tech on the soles. The white resin version will launch as an edition of 250 while the cement resin will release as an edition of 50.
Gordon Parks The Atmosphere of Crime Book
Release Date: Available on Steidle’s website
Release Price: € 38.00 EUR (approx. $44 USD)
This past June, The Gordon Parks Foundation teamed up with the Museum of Modern Art to publish a book featuring 60 shots from Gordon Parks’ acclaimed series, The Atmosphere of Crime, alongside many other captures that have never been made public. The stylized visuals appear as stills from crime noir movies of the past. From a snapshot portraying suit-clad cops kicking down a door to a haunting image of a shadowy figure brandishing a gun, Parks’ images offered an unfiltered look at the tumultuous atmosphere that dominated the era of the 1950s embroiled in social unrest and urban corruption.
Jammie Holmes Painting for Alliance Platform
Release Date: Available to bid on Library Street Collective’s website
Release Price: Bids available through August 14 at 9 p.m. ET
Library Street Collective continues its Alliance charity initiative with Dallas-based artist, Jammie Holmes. All the proceeds raised from the sale of Holmes’ painting titled Box Fan Heroes #2 will be donated to the Empowerment Plan — a Detroit-based organization that is spearheading various initiatives to help the homeless including employment assistance. Holmes is known for his abstract-meets-figurative paintings that tell the story of contemporary life for Black families living in the deep south.
Yayoi Kusama Graphic Novel
Release Date: Available September 15 on Laurence King’s website
Release Price: $19.99 USD
For the first time ever, Italian-Thai cartoonist Elisa Macellari has created a graphic novel of Kusama’s life, titled KUSAMA: A Graphic Biography. The vivid graphic biography chronicles Kusama’s rise to fame, from her departure from Japan as a young artist, her transition to the buzzing New York art scene in the 1960s and her eventual return home. The book encompasses 128 pages and 400 illustrations that feature her most iconic works, including her polka-dotted sewn and stuffed sculptures and nature-inspired paintings.
teamLab Flowers Bombing Home Interactive Art
Release Date: Learn more by visiting teamLab’s website
Release Price: Free
In response to COVID-19, teamLab recently launched an interactive project titled Flowers Bombing Home for house-bound art enthusiasts. The digital initiative encourages participants from across the globe to draw their own flowers using already-made templates, upload those illustrations on the project’s website and watch them bloom across television screens in homes across the globe.