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David Choe Paints Tribute To Beaten Asian Teen

By now, everyone has probably seen the video that went viral which showed a group of people brutally beating a Chicago teenager. Thankfully, it sounds like the Asian victim of the racially motivated attack appears to not have sustained serious injuries. David Choe (featured) recently painted this tribute mural to hopefully bring attention to this issue as well as get some of these cowards put in jail if they can be recognized. See what he had to say after the jump…
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Preview: Thinkspace @ Affordable Art Fair

Tomorrow afternoon (January 19th) on the event deck at L.A. Live, the Affordable Art Fair will kick off their Los Angeles showing with a goal of presenting contemporary art priced from $100 – $10,000, hence their name. Among the booths we will be viewing, one of the highlights for AM will definitely be the lineup at Thinkspace featuring the likes of Adam Caldwell, Audrey Kawasaki, Brian M. Viveros, DABS MYLA, David Cooley, David MacDowell, Jacub Gagnon, Jason Thielke, Jeff Ramirez, Linnea Strid, Mari Inukai, Meggs, […]

Streets / Update: Escif

Besides the work from Escif that we brought you in the last couple months, he has also updated his blog with some walls that we haven’t had a chance to show you. After enjoying these new pics, also take a look at some footage from the Nuart Festival back in October where the Spanish artist put up quite a bit of street work as well as filled a room with a flag based installation (covered). More murals and video after the jump…

Videos: Futura 2000 – “Expansions” @ Galerie Jerome de Noirmont (Paris)

As part of our coverage of Futura’s show at Jerome de Noirmont in Paris, you may have noticed some photos of a large abstract mural that the crowd was admiring. Apparently, Guillotine was on hand to document some live-painting action as the NY graffiti legend showed off his spray control. Discuss Futura here.

Streets: Phlegm – “Wingsuit”

The ever-busy Phlegm has painted another whimsical mural depicting his fascination with flying devices, with this being a wearable version. Wingsuit, with excellent placement, is only one of a recent slate of walls the Sheffield-based street artist has worked on while taking a break from working on drawings for his new book. A closer look after the jump…

Teaser: Conor Harrington – “Dead Meat” @ Lazarides

We have to go all the way back to 2009 since we last attended a solo from Conor Harrington (interviewed). So, naturally we are excited to see what he has in store for his Dead Meat showing at Lazarides in March. We’ll have more details for you later, but for a hint, take a look at this quick piece he threw up that is an image from that upcoming exhibition as well as part of a film project he is involved with. Discuss Conor Harrington […]
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Preview: “The Boneyard Project: Return Trip” @ Pima Air and Space Museum

With only a couple more weeks to go before the opening for The Boneyard Project: Return Trip, artists are hard at work getting their plane parts painted – especially those who have whole planes to cover (DC Super 3 planes painted by How & Nosm, Nunca, and Retna, a C97 cockpit by Saner, a C45 plane by Faile, and a Lockheed VC 140 Jetstar by Andrew Schoultz). These retired military planes and nose cones will be on display at the show opening on January 28th […]

Overtime: Jan 9 – Jan 15

Ron English’s Cathy Cowgirl premiered at the MoMA recently. Authorities attempting to save derelict Van Gogh house and open it to visitors. £3.6 mil. Magritte painting returned for ransom after being stolen at gunpoint over two years ago after the thieves discovered that the piece was too famous to be sold on black market. Three paintings, including a Picasso and Modrian, stolen from Greece’s National Gallery. Istanbul, Turkey turning into a hub for stolen Islamic Art. George Clooney to star in The Monuments Men, a […]

Streets: World Roundup (Jan 9 – Jan 15)

Well, hope everyone survived Friday the 13th. If so, you are will be able to enjoy this week’s roundup of work on the streets. Leading the charge is a series of new murals in an abandoned tower by Sheffield-based artist Phlegm. You can see the rest of them here. Other worthy walls include Slinkachu (London), Escif (Spain), Hyuro (Spain), DAL (South Africa), Monsieur Qui (Paris), REVOK x REYES x STEEL, and BAST. All the photos after the jump…

Streets: Escif & Blu (Buenos Aires)

While his compadre, Italian street artist Blu was painting up Buenos Aires (here, here, and here), it looks like Escif tagged along (you may also remember their back to back efforts together in Spain here) to work on some walls of his own. His contribution to the Argentinian city-scape is an entertaining step-by-step rendition of how to open a locked door with a credit-card. *Correction* this is a collaboration piece with Blu. More photos after the jump from Buenos Aires Street Art.