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Category Archives: Street & Urban Art

Streets: Hyuro (Spain)

Another quality mural on the streets has surfaced from Argentinian-born and now Spain-based artist Hyuro. It seems she is maintaining her strong work ethic since her solo show in Zurich at the end of last year with this new piece in Valencia, another wall we just featured last week, and some gallery work for a New York group show. One more look at this wall after the jump…
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Openings: Mark Jenkins – “Glazed Paradise” @ Gestalten

Last week in Berlin, Gestalten hosted installation artist Mark Jenkins’ (interviewed) first solo show in Germany, Glazed Paradise. The American artist staged his startlingly lifelike sculptural works throughout the space to the delight of showgoers as they bravely roamed the gallery area. Also rounding out the night were limited edition offerings of his famous tape sculptures, photographs of his street work, as well as a lecture presentation from Jenkins. To coincide with the show, Gestalten released the artist’s first monograph The Urban Theater: Mark Jenkins which the […]
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Openings: “Obey Your Master: A Metallica Tribute” @ Exhibit A

Last Friday, Exhibit A opened up its gallery doors to a multitude of artists all paying tribute to the legendary heavy metal band Metallica. Titled Obey Your Master, the exhibit featured artists such as Shepard Fairey, Travis Louie, David Stoupakis, Nicola Verlato, Brian Viveros, and Richard Villa III just to name a few. All the paintings and work of art on display were influenced by Metallica songs and it was clearly noticeable to see the respect that the artists had for their musical heroes. In […]
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Preview: “The Boneyard Project: Return Trip” @ Pima Air and Space Museum (Part II)

Set up as one of the premier art events this month, The Boneyard Project: Return Trip opens on January 28th at the Pima Art and Space Museum in Tucson, Arizona. After bringing you a glimpse of the behind-the-scenes action last week, some more detailed photos have leaked that should serve to only stir up the desires of street and contemporary art fans even more – perhaps enough to encourage them to make the trek to the opening this Saturday. Again, the list of artists involved […]
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Streets: Eine (Mexico)

Street typography connoisseur, Ben Eine, recently paid a trip to Mexico to get up on some walls. With almost a month to paint his signature lettering, the UK-based artist has done alot of damage so far with more to come. In particular, a long piece that spells out “The Bread Of The Rich Is The Struggle Of The Poor” caught out eye. See that piece and more after the jump…

Videos: Faile Interview from Ride5 Films

The two Patrick’s from Brooklyn-based  Faile (featured) were featured in a video interview with Ride5 Films recently. The duo talked candidly about the beginnings of their careers, the origin of their name, the importance of connecting with their audience, the impact of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster and the associated imagery in their work, and much more. Discuss Faile here.

Releases: Kaws – “Partners” Figure

KAWS fans out there will be pleased to know that the next figure from the street turned contemporary artist has dropped. Partners features a sculpt of the artist standing next to his companion figure. If this looks familiar, it’s because you probably have seen the statue at Disneyland featuring Walt Disney standing next to Mickey Mouse although not cringing like in this version. There’s a little more info here, but also take a look at more detailed shots after the jump…

Overtime: Jan 16 – Jan 22

Beauty is Embarrassing – documentary about Wayne White – coming out soon. LA Artwalk sees drama as Occupy’s Sergio Ballesteros arrested there for alleged lynching. Black market for artwork run by drug dealers could be behind recent thefts in Auckland, NZ. Australia’s leading dealer charged with allegedly masterminding one of its largest ever art frauds. University of Notre Dame nuclear physicists using accelerated ion beams to detect art forgeries. Trial of black market mastermind in ancient art ends as statute of limitations expired. Has the […]

Streets: World Roundup (Jan 16 – Jan 22)

Leading off this week’s summary of wall offerings from around the world is this piece from the duo from Brooklyn – Faile. We’ll be posting up an interesting interview from the two soon, but for now take a look at other notable murals from artists Ludo (Italy) – who has a show at Wunderkammern that opened last night, Sam3 (Spain), John Fekner (Atlanta), 36Recyclab (France), Isaac Cordal (Spain), Kid Acne (UK), MAR & MADSTEEZ (Los Angeles), DAL x Faith47 (New York), Alexandrine Deshayes (France), Triángulo […]

Preview / Setup: Hush – “New Work” @ 941 Geary

Tomorrow night in San Francisco, UK-based Hush (interviewed) will be bringing his blend of imagery from the Far East and urban sensibility to 941 Geary. From the preview photos we have seen, attendees will be enjoying small to large mixed-media works featuring his special technique that includes painting, screen printing, spray-painting and collage. Also, it looks like he will be working on wall embellishments and murals. More preview looks after the jump…