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Ben Frost: Directions for Navigating Modern Life

Australian artist Ben Frost presents ‘This Way Up,’ a new series of sculptural pop-art mashups that skewer our modern perception of reality.

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Troy Brooks Gives Women Space to Grow

Canadian pop surrealist Troy Brooks presents ‘BLOOM,’ a new series of oil paintings that catch women in moments of growth, reflection, or transformation.

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Converse x Topo Chico: Fresh Footwear Designs From Mexican Artist Marka27

Designed in collaboration with street artist Marka27, the new footwear and apparel drop from Converse celebrates Topo Chico and its Mexican heritage.

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Illustrator Travis Lampe: ‘Small Time Buffoonist’

Now on view at Corey Helford Gallery, Travis Lampe’s latest exhibition features new paintings and sculptures in the illustrator’s iconic old-timey style.

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Okuda San Miguel: Kisses Between Universes

Okuda San Miguel’s upcoming exhibition at Corey Helford Gallery explores the evolution of communication in the digital age in the painter’s iconographic style.

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What Is the Future of Museums Today? NOT REAL ART Weighs In on the Conversation [Podcast]

A major three-part exhibition at Mudam Luxembourg includes an episode of the NOT REAL ART podcast with The Explorers Club archivist and curator Lacey Flint.

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‘Three Dimensional Type’ is Poised for a Revolution

Recently released by UK publishers Counter-Print, softbound book ‘Three Dimensional Type’ celebrates the burgeoning field of 3D typography in all its forms.

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The Care Bears Come to Los Angeles in Corey Helford’s New Exhibition

Created in partnership with Cloudco Entertainment, ‘Care Bears™️ Forever’ features over 75 international artists who celebrate the teddies’ timeless appeal.

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Boundless/Binding: A New Narrative Emerges From the Middle East

On view at Subliminal Projects, ‘Boundless/Binding’ examines the shifting narratives that shape identity and belonging with new works from Middle Eastern female artists.

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Remembering Thinkspace Projects’ Shawn Hosner, the ‘Ultimate Gallery Mom’

This weekend, the visionary L.A. gallery celebrates co-founder Shawn Hosner, who passed earlier this month due to complications from stage four metastatic breast cancer.

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Li Shanmei Embraces the Past, Present, and Future of Humanity

This weekend, Chinese artist Li Shanmei unveils ‘Lucid Dreaming,’ the painter’s first solo exhibition at Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery.

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Enhance Your Art Collection With Affordable, Pint-Sized Works From Corey Helford Gallery

This weekend, Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery presents the tenth annual Art Collector Starter Kit, a group show featuring small, inexpensive pieces from over 75 artists.

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FINAL CHANCE: The 2024 NOT REAL ART Grant Cycle Closes Jan. 1 at Midnight

Last chance to apply for our 2024 grant! Prospective applicants should head over to our portal now for a chance to win a no-strings-attached award package of $2,000.

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First Friday Exhibitions: An Exclusive Sneak Peek Into Our 2024 Schedule

Our First Friday Exhibitions series explores the ideas and philosophies close to our community’s heart. Today, we’re proud to announce our 2024 exhibition schedule.

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DEADLINE APPROACHING: One Week Left to Apply for the 2024 NOT REAL ART Grant

Our 2024 grant cycle is closing in one short week! Read our guidelines, then head over to our portal now for a chance to win a no-strings-attached award package of $2,000.

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Josie Morway: The Fortitude and Fragility of the Natural World

Boston-based wildlife painter Josie Morway presents ‘Course of Empire,’ a new body of work now on view at Corey Helford Gallery in downtown Los Angeles.

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DEADLINE APPROACHING: Two Weeks Left to Apply for the 2024 NOT REAL ART Grant

T-minus two weeks until our 2024 grant cycle closes! Head over to our portal now for a chance to win a no-strings-attached award package of $2,000.

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Painter Hikari Shimoda Has ‘Questions For Living in This World’

The latest exhibition from Hikari Shimoda presents a range of mesmerizing new works from the Japanese artist’s manga-inspired series ‘Whereabouts of God.’

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DEADLINE APPROACHING: Three Weeks Left To Apply for the 2024 NOT REAL ART Grant

Look alive! Our 2024 grant cycle is closing in three weeks, so head over to our portal now for a chance to win a no-strings-attached award package of $2,000.

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Celebrate ‘Christmas in L.A.’ With Crewest Studio’s Hip-Hop Holiday Jingle

Featuring L.A. emcees Aceyalone, 2Mex, Medusa, and Myka 9, alongside members of Ozomatli, ‘Christmas in L.A.’ pays homage to the city’s magical holiday season.

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Submit Your Artwork, Get Featured on NOT REAL ART

At NOT REAL ART, stories are our secret power. Submit your artwork today for a chance to receive journalistic coverage that’s perfect for PR and marketing.

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DEADLINE APPROACHING: Apply to the NOT REAL ART Grant Now

The deadline for our 2024 grant cycle is rapidly approaching! Apply by Jan. 1, 2024, for a chance to win our no-strings-attached award package of $2,000.

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Shepard Fairey at Subliminal Projects: An Icon for the Ages

On view at Subliminal Projects, ‘ICONS’ features a new series of hand-embellished prints from gallery founder and acclaimed street artist Shepard Fairey.

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Surrounded by Nature on All Sides

On view at Corey Helford Gallery, ‘Bound by Nature’ features new work from illustrator Dana Seiferling and painters Lisa Ericson and Yulia Pustoshkina.

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A Very Strange Dinner Party of Creams, Sauces, and Jell-O Molds

German artist duo Mark Landwehr and Sven Waschk, collectively known as coarse, debut handcrafted sculptures in their new exhibition at Corey Helford Gallery.

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