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Os Gemeos Commission for will.i.am

It’s well established that will.i.am is a patron of the arts as evidenced by his involvement with the Grammy art shows (2009 and 2010) and music video featuring the work of Shepard Fairey. Now we see a little bit of his personal collection as he has added this commissioned piece from Os Gemeos entitled boombox planet centered on a character with his likeness standing on a globe of speakerboxes that the twins have made famous with multiple installations including at exhibits in LA, Paris, Portugal, and […]

Greg Simkins & Deph Custom Surfboards – US Open of Surfing Pac Sun Booth

If you happen to be in Orange County for the US Open of Surfing which started yesterday, make sure you make it over to the Pac Sun booth as they will have some custom surfboards on display as well as live painting sessions all week. Angry Woebots sparked it off yesterday with a nice canvas and Greg “Craola” Simkins (featured) will cap it off next Saturday. Take a look at the full list of events here as well as some in progress photos of Simkins […]

Streets: West Hollywood Library Wrapup (Shepard Fairey, Kenny Scharf, RETNA)

Although the new public library in West Hollywood isn’t set to open until the fall, the three large murals by Shepard Fairey, Kenny Scharf, and RETNA are now complete. Billed as an extension to MOCA’s Art in the Streets exhibition, the project (which we have been following) was apparently conceived by Jeffrey Deitch himself and will also include some additional indoor work from Fairey. The work however may not be permanent as the city has only committed to hosting the murals through July 2012. More […]
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Streets: Conor Harrington (London)

After gifting his native country of Ireland with three cowboy-themed murals (here, here and here), Conor Harrington (interviewed) has returned to England to continue working on his next solo show. He did find time however to paint this wall in London going back to his signature colonial style. More shots from unusualimage after the jump, but also check out some in-progress photos from Hooked Blog here.

Preview: “Genesis to Revelation” @ Copro Gallery

Tonight, besides Ewelina and Genevive Zacconi’s joint show (previewed), the Copro Gallery will also be hosting a group exhibition entitled Genesis to Revelation. Artists were asked to re-interpret the religious symbology and icons from thousands of years ago about creation and the apocalypse in their own special way. Included in the exhibition are Chris Mars, Naoto Hattori, Stephanie Henderson, Tin, Leslie Ditto, Chrystal Chan, Dave MacDowell, Charles Wish, Vincent Cacciotti, Brian Smith and many more. Take a look the interesting direction Luke Chueh decided to take his piece (above) with […]
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Teaser / Video: Dalek – “Prism Break” @ Hurley Space

Continuing to work closely with Hurley, James Marshal aka Dalek (interviewed) will be debuting his designs for the new Phantom 4D Board Shorts next month at the Hurley Space Gallery in Costa Mesa on the Hurley Campus. Set to coincide with this year’s US Open of Surfing, Prism Break will open on Friday, August 5 and will feature an immersive installation from the New York-based artist. If the teaser image seen above and if the last event he put on in January (covered) is any indication, you do not want […]

Releases: Daniel Danger – “Cowboys & Aliens” Poster

For the film poster collectors out there, Mondo will be releasing their Cowboys & Aliens series today at a random time. One of the artists tapped to design one of them for the possibly soon to be cult classic is none other than Daniel Danger (interviewed) who is currently showing in NY (covered). The 18 x 24″ screenprint will be hand numbered in an edition of 420 with a wood variant also available.  As you can see, some of his classic twilight imagery including his floating ghosts made […]
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Streets: Blu for “Draw The Line Festival” (Italy)

Continuing to tear through Europe (Bologna, Palestra, Jesi, Krakow, Poznań, Fabriano, Cologne, Grottaglie, Valencia, Italy) at a torrid pace since March, Blu has hit up his home country again at the Draw The Line Festival in Campobasso, Italy. This new wall caused some initial controversy, of which the Italian street artist is not unfamiliar with after the MOCA incident, and features his views on war and a biting rendition of how the military produces their soldiers. More detailed views after the jump…

Openings: Chet Zar – “Faces of Death” @ Last Rites Gallery

Last Friday night in New York, Chet Zar (interviewed) unveiled his latest series of work enititled Faces of Death at the Last Rites Gallery. The nightmarish portraits were quite striking in their custom frames and featured creatures from Chet’s imagination that we wouldn’t want to meet in a dark alley, and for that matter not in the day time either. Take a look at more pics from the opening after the jump…

Video: “Skullphone Strikes Again” @ The Standard, Hollywood

The last time we caught up with digital street specialist Skullphone in Los Angeles, it was a year ago at his show held at Subliminal Projects. The LA-based artist now returns with a project in collaboration with The Standard including The 6th Street Mural at The Standard, Downtown LA and The Box (see Tim Biskup & Ryan McGinness) at The Standard, Hollywood. Take a look at some of the footage in the video above and also make sure to head over to the Hollywood location tonight […]