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Rewind: March 12 – March 18

First up for this week’s Rewind feature is this video showing Evan Roth’s novel use of spray cans from his Propulsion Painting series (via today and tomorrow). These creations were featured in his recently opened Welcome to Detroit showing at Eastern Michigan University. You can see more footage of the work here if you are interested. Other notable videos include: Stussy visiting David Shrigley’s studio in Glasgow to discuss his artwork. Trailer for Victor Reyes show at Known Gallery. Footage of Piet Dieleman & MOMO collaboration for […]

Teaser: 2012 G40 Art Summit (Richmond, VA)

This year’s G40 Art Summit, put on by Art Whino, will be held in Richmond Virginia and will focus on the “Art of the Mural.” Thirteen street muralist from around the globe (2501, Angry Woebots, Aryz, El Mac, Gaia, How & Nosm, Jaz, Jesse Smith, La Pandilla, Lelo, London Police, Pixel Pancho, ROA, and Scribe) were invited to unleash their creativity on 20 large scale walls in a 10 block radius. In addition, there will 500+ artists exhibited in various group shows in eight different […]

Preview: Ericailcane – “Una Vita Violente” @ FIFTY24MX Gallery

Tomorrow night in Mexico City, Italian street specialist Ericailcane will be opening up a show alongside compatriot HitneS at the FIFTY24MX Gallery. This new body of work, Una Vita Violente, was inspired by writings of Pier Paolo Pasolini, and will metaphorically explore the human condition at its most brutal state through his signature animal characters rendered in his illustrative style. From the the looks of the preview images the show will include paintings, drawings, and sculptural work. More photos after the jump…

Preview: “My Turn” @ Carmichael Gallery

This Saturday night (March 17) in Culver City, the Carmichael Gallery will be hosting a group exhibition entitled My Turn. The show is the first curatorial project from Los Angeles-based artist Bumblebee and features some of the young up-and-coming talent in the street and urban art movement including Hyuro, Interesni Kazki, Jaz, Klone, LinelineDot, Moneyless, Penny, Stinkfish, and Zeus. Take a look at more preview images after the jump…

Videos: The Simpsons – “Exit Through The Kwik-E-Mart”

If you missed the Exit Through The Kwik-E-Mart on The Simpsons that aired earlier this month, you can now watch the entire episode on Hulu. Episode 15 of the 23rd season features Shepard Fairey, Ron English, Kenny Scharf, and Robbie Conal as they give Bart some tongue-in-cheek career advice on being a street artist.
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Studio Visit / Preview: Armsrock – “Stedfortrædere” @ MOHS Exhibit

After a showing in Århus in February, Armsrock (interviewed) continues the tour of his native country with an exhibition in Copenhagen at MOHS Exhibit. Entitled Stedfortrædere (translated to Delegates), the joint show in Denmark opening on March 16th will also feature the work of Sif Itona Westerberg. AM recently stopped by the painter’s studio to get a look at the new body of work. Photo credit: Henrik Haven for Arrested Motion. Discuss Armsrock here.

Streets: Bumblebee – “Somewhere I’d Rather Bee” (Los Angeles)

The latest mural by Bumblebee, part of his ongoing series highlighting the plight of children affected by homelessness, has gone up in Los Angeles.  Titled Somewhere I’d Rather Bee, it ostensibly depicts a boy playing in the streets, appearing to lounge away the day, just playing with his paper airplane.  However, the reality could be that the boy, laying on the side of the street,  is preoccupied with his imagination, dreaming about a place where his plane could possibly take him, away from his current […]

Openings: “Rammellzee: The Equation” @ Suzanne Geiss Company

Last week, the Suzanne Geiss Company in New York presented their inaugural exhibition RAMMELLZEE: THE EQUATION. The late graffiti and performance artist’s work was heavily based on his various theories, especially his vision of battle between letters and their symbolic warfare against any standardizations enforced by the rules of the alphabet. Coming from this world he created and featured in this exhibition are the Letter Racers, spacecraft like sculptures created from found objects which represented the letters A to Z and hung stunningly from the […]

Video: 2012 Scotch Off the Roll Tape Sculpture Contest

After Mark Jenkins (interviewed) opens his show in Rome and wraps up his street interventions there, he will be needed to help judge the Scotch Off the Roll Tape Sculpture Contest for 2012 just like he did in 2010. Take a look at the video above for some inspiration and get your entry in by March 24th to have a chance at the $5,000 cash prize. Check out all the official rules here. Via Animal NY. Discuss Mark Jenkins here.

Streets: El Mac x Augustine Kofie (Los Angeles) – Part II

Last time we saw El Mac and Augustine Kofie (featured) collaborating, they were working on a mural in honor of DASH 2000 (covered), a former member of the UTI (Under The Influence) graffiti crew, who recently passed away due to cancer complications. Now, we finally have a look at the finished wall which now includes lettering and a final inscription by artist Plek, which overall creates a fitting memorial for their friend. The piece sits near the intersection of Vermont and 1st, near the heart of Los […]
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