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Category Archives: Street & Urban Art

Overtime: April 9 – April 15

Damien Hirst has been targeted by the Occupy movement with a Tate sculpture vandalized. A look at the plans for Damien Hirst’s dead animal in formaldehyde art factory. RIP: artist and historian John Golding. Police may have recovered a Paul Cezanne masterpiece stolen at gunpoint four years ago. Pieces worth £1.8m stolen from Durham University. Prime suspect released in error. One of the whiskers on Botero’s“El Gato” (The Cat) statue in Medellin has been stolen. Master art forger Mark Landis explains his technique of using xerox and […]

Streets: World Roundup (April 9 – April 15)

As you have seen from our coverage, Richmond, Virginia just had a stellar cast of artists roll by for the G40 Art Summit. To follow that up, this weekend sees more murals in town for the RVA Street Art Festival with another sweet lineup of artists. We’ll have a photo summary of that soon but check out this first piece from Mark Jenkins (interviewed). Other murals to peruse this week include Sten Lex (Italy), Bumblebee (California), Herakut (Germany), Specter (Baltimore), Stinkfish (Peru), BTOY (Portugal), and […]

Rewind: April 9 – April 15

Made has a new video (via Beautiful/Decay) where they interview American artist Kevin Earl Taylor, who was in Berlin a few months ago for his exhibition Deviant Instinct at Circleculture Gallery. In it you can see him discuss his art as well as take a look at some of the work displayed around the showspace. Other videos worth looking at this week include: The Scream by Edvard Munch: A Photo call at Sotheby’s (via Art Market Monitor) The new Victor Reyes – Goorin Brothers XO […]

Teaser: Barry McGee @ Gallery Paule Anglim Off-Site Space

There’s not much info out on this, but thought we would mention it for our readers in the Bay Area tonight (April 14th). Barry McGee, who’s a legend up there, will be revealing an installation at Gallery Paule Anglim’s offsite space (1717 17th Street in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill district) along with some other invited artists. The reception if 3-6 pm so head over early if you don’t want to miss it. This should a nice warmup for McGee’s upcoming PRISM showing in Los Angeles. […]

Teaser: JR x David Lynch

Who wouldn’t want to work with street visionary and TED winner JR? The answer is probably nobody – which is why a steady stream of artists of late have been seen working on collaborations with the French photographer including Liu Bolin, Cyrcle., Jose Parla, and now David Lynch (just to name a few). It looks like the gifted filmmaker, musician, and artist, who recently released a new video, stopped by JR’s studio to work on a little something… More photos after the jump…

Streets: Meggs (Hong Kong)

While in Hong Kong for his Journey is the Reward showing (covered) at the Above Second Gallery, Aussie street artist Meggs also took time to leave his mark on the walls around the city. In the photo above, you can see his collaboration with locals Xeme & Sinic on a phoenix inspired mural. Other notables from HK include the shutters of the gallery as well as a re-occuring ghost image that plays on the slang for non-Asian foreigners in town. More photos after the jump…

Streets: G40 – ROA, Aryz, Jaz, Pixel Pancho, Angry Woebots, Scribe, La Pandilla, 2501, and Lelo (Part II)

After bringing you the first round of photos from the G40 Art Summit in Richmond, Virginia, we now return for a second look as artists move on to multiple walls and new blood arrives. Belgium superstar ROA gets up again with stacked turtles, Aryz returns with an elephant piece, Jaz paints a couple more sepia-toned murals, Pixel Pancho continues his robotic theme with a beheaded robot and dog, Angry Woebots populates Richmond with his pandas, Scribe adds a couple animal-themed pieces, La Pandilla spends time on some […]

Video / Streets: ABOVE (South Africa)

The Northern Cali-based ABOVE (interviewed) continued his many travels with a recent trip to South Africa. On arrival, the street muralist turned his attention to an issue that he felt strongly about – blood diamonds – and went about figuring what the best way to get his message across was. He ended up convincing the traders at Johannesburg’s largest diamond exporter Jewel City to allow him paint their exterior wall with the slogan “Diamonds Are A Woman’s Best Friend.” What they didn’t realize was that he […]

Streets: Phlegm (Isle of Man)

Street muralist Phlegm recently came across an abandoned pool on the Isle of Man and immediately knew what to do. Befitting the location next to the sea and true to his longstanding love affair with marine imagery, the Sheffield-based artist painted a large sea creature with one of his signature characters in tow. Adding an added layer of complexity was the background filled with years of graf work. More photos after the jump…

Streets: D*Face (New York)

In March, D*Face (interviewed) paid a visit to New York City for a little Armory Week action. Not only did he hit up the Scope Art Fair (more on that later), he also left his mark on the streets by hand painting murals in both Manhattan and Brooklyn. Despite freezing temperatures, D worked the bricks with new imagery to delight the senses in both SOHO & Williamsburg. AM’s Joe Russo was on the scene to catch the action, check it out after the jump.