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Update: Banksy – “Art in the Streets” @ MOCA

As anticipated, it appears Banksy headed back to MOCA over the weekend to refresh his Art in the Streets installation (covered). Perhaps most impressive is the hazmat suite clad golf pair with their golf cart taking the place of the asphalt roller, which has been moved outside and sacrificed Yogi bear into a pancaked, bloody mess. An ode to the See Saw animatronic installation setup during preparations for Marks and Stencils (covered) last winter, the gasmask wearing golfers are enjoying post-apocolyptic martinis while lining up […]

Releases: Banksy – “Petrol Bomb” Poster

As with his last release through POW, Banksy will once again generously use his clout by donating the proceeds from the sale of a new poster to a good cause. Instead of going towards the bail set on imprisoned members of Russian subversive street art collective Voina, the money will go to the Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft, in an effort to help in the wake of the Bristol Tesco riots over the weekend. The poster will be made exclusively available during Bristol’s Anarchist Bookfair […]

Teaser: José Parlá – “Character Gestures” @ OHWOW (LA)

With a landmark exhibition at the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, entitled Walls, Diaries, and Paintings (covered), just a couple months back in New York, José Parlá will look to parlay his creative juices on the West Coast with a showing this fall at OHWOW’s new Los Angeles space. Opening September 9th, Character Gestures will continue a long tradition of the Brooklyn-based artist and Miami-based institution collaborating together on epic exhibitions. As such, this iteration is sure to impress, providing Southern Californians their much over due fill […]

Teaser: ESPO – “Days” @ V1 Gallery

After an epic recreation of the historic Street Market installation along with Barry McGee and Todd James at the MOCA, Steve Powers aka ESPO has already moved on to his next undertaking. This time, it will be a solo endeavor at the V1 Gallery in Copenhagen entitled Days opening on May 6th. The show looks like it will include many the legendary writer’s daily metaltations he posts on his blog that his fans will be familiar with. Via Vandalog. Discuss this show here. Discuss ESPO […]
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Preview/Studio Visit: SABER – “The American Graffiti Artist” – Flags

When Jeffrey Deitch first publicly hinted last summer of his intention to mount the first ever large-scale major museum exhibition of graffiti and street art, the first artist that came to his mind as the representational figure for today’s movement was SABER (interviewed).  Art in the Streets became a reality at MOCA and true indeed, SABER is a integral part of the massive and wildly successful exhibition.  Flexing his multitasking skills to its fullest, the LA-based artist will also be displaying his work in Street […]

Streets: Herakut with Case (Los Angeles)

Making use of their time in Los Angeles wisely (also see their street piece in Culver City), German duo Hera and Akut moved on to their next project – a wall with fellow Ma’claim crew member Case aka Andreas von Chrzanowski. While Akut used his photorealism skills on some signature characters with Hera, Case worked on some giant birds to interact with the children.  The sweet mural was hosted by Mark Aiella, and located at Manual Arts High School where he is a teacher. The artists along with […]

Streets: Blu (Italy)

It looks like the warmer weather in Italy has allowed Blu to get up more recently (see Bologna & Palestra).  While the last two murals were collaborations with compatriot Ericailcane, this time Mr. Blu went at it alone in Jesi with this piece done over the Easter holiday. A hint at how he feels about religion? Discuss Blu here.

Overtime: April 25 – May 1

Tracey Emin sketches Prince William and his bride for cover of The Independent. Townhouse where Andy Warhol once lived on market for $4.3 million. Over 1000 protesters in Hong Kong took to the streets to demand the release of Ai Weiwei. Congratulations to Ai Weiwei for being the sole fine artist in TIME Magazine’s 2011 Time 100 list. Check out “Calvin and Hobbes” creator Bill Watterson’s first piece of art publicly seen in 16 years. It is being donated to the Team Cul de Sac fundraising […]

Streets: JR (Los Angeles) Part III

Apparently, TED prize winner JR is still in Los Angeles working on his massive The Wrinkles of the City project. We thought he had finished the series of walls (see Venice &  Melrose) and left town after his TED acceptance speech, but now we see a new piece is up on the side of the Sushi Roku in West Hollywood.  The French street photographer must have taken a break to enjoy his part of the Art in the Street exhibition. Take a look at another pic […]

Streets: Ethos (Los Angeles)

Angelinos have been privy to a lot of great street art recently, not to mention the landmark Art in the Streets exhibition currently showing at the MOCA. Another impressive piece (organized by LA Art Machine) went up recently from the Sao Paolo-based Claudio Ethos on Main & 5th Street and is his biggest mural to date according to Unurth. More photos after the jump…