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Openings: Aaron De La Cruz – “Long Walk Home” @ Loft In Space

We first met Bay Area graffiti artist, designer, and illustrator Aaron De La Cruz at POW WOW earlier this year where he painted wall murals utilizing his minimalistic and signature patterns. Long Walk Home sees him return to the scene of the crime, Loft in Space, with more of his work, this time in the form of a solo exhibition. The show runs through next week until November 11th, so stop by if you are lucky enough to live in or be visiting Oahu. More […]

Videos: Steve Powers – “Flights of Genius” @ Ogilvy & Mather

Back in July, we told you about a series of commissioned pieces by Steve Powers, painted in the stairwell of Ogilvy & Mather in New York. ESPO’s love for signs and phraseology was definitely evident as he reinterpret the words and quotes of agency founder David Ogilvy into inspirational murals. Now comes this insightful video as the Philadelphia-based artist talks about his beginnings and his love for “advertisement,” albeit stripped of its commercial aspect and replaced by emotional content, and diverted to shed light on […]

Streets: Ma’claim (Egypt)

After showing you a piece memorializing the late Khaled Said by Case, we present further evidence that the Ma’claim crew has interest in Egypt and the current political upheaval there. Akut from Herakut along with Rusk, Tasso, and the aforementioned Case were recently in the country hitting up the streets of Cairo and Alexandria with murals. They were in also in town for the release of the Arabic Graffiti book from From Here To Fame Publishing. More photos via the publisher taken by Joel Sames […]

Videos: Above – “GIVE A WALL STREET BANKER…”

As you saw briefly in our recent update on the street festivities down in Miami, the Bay area-based ABOVE (interviewed) worked on a piece painted with his signature letters spelling out “GIVE A WALL ST. BANKER ENOUGH ROPE AND HE WILL HANG HIMSELF.” The mural, which also featured a man in a suit hanged in effigy along with the prolific street artist’s well known arrows, drew much attention and was featured on the local news. Enjoy the video (seen above) detailing the creative process that […]

Previews: Faile – “Fragments of Faile” @ Lazarides (Rathbone)

Today, Faile’s (featured) latest exhibition Fragments of Faile will be revealed at London’s Lazarides Rathbone gallery space. As mentioned in our teaser, the details to this show was kept close to the vest as all the Brooklyn duo wanted revealed was that there was a new direction for this body of works. Now that the opening is imminent, the collective sent us some preview pics to share with our readers. From what we see, it looks like the Patricks have gone back a little to their painterly roots and created a […]

Aakash Nihalani x Facebook Installations

Our last update on the whereabouts of NY-based artist Aakash Nihalani had placed him in India where he took time to work some of his tape magic in with some local flavor. Now, he just informed us that he created several installations for the Facebook offices, joining the likes of David Choe on Mark Zuckerberg’s like list. More images after the jump…

Streets: Bumblebee – “Passed Out” and “Blanket No. 6″ (Los Angeles)

Fresh off a summer that saw him exhibiting in the Portsmouth Museum of Art and causing a ruckus in the streets of New Hampshire, Bumblebee goes all out in a return to his hometown with these two recent pieces. The first is Passed Out, a mural painted by the artist at the shop’s request on the side of Sherman McNulty Frame Gallery in Hollywood. The 30 ft. x 9 ft. piece represents the first time Bumblebee has made a child this large in size. The […]

Basel Week Miami ’11: Slap Happy @ Wynwood Walls

This year during Art Basel Miami, DB Burkeman—who brought us Stickers: Stuck Up Piece of Crap (covered) and The Sticker Wall (covered)—will be presenting Slap Happy at Wynwood Walls (covered). For the project, DB and Paul Weston invited 75 artists and designers from around the globe to create a same-sized black and white sticker. Among the invitees participating are such notable names as Aiko, Shepard Fairey, Anthony Lister, Chris Johanson, Stanley Donwood and The Designers Republic, just to name a few. Sticker packs, books and […]

Openings: Supakitch – “Clé De Soul” @ Galerie LJ

Brooklyn-based French artist Supakitch recently returned to his home country to open his new show at Paris’ Galerie LJ. The exhibition entitled Clé De Soul is Supa’s first with the gallery, and includes a beautiful collection of his colorful paintings, works on paper and mixed-media pieces. Check out a video tour of the show, pictures from the opening, as well as a new video of a wall painting by Supa and his talented wife Koralie, all after the jump.

Preview / Setup: Paul Insect – “Triptease Revue” @ Post No Bills

We recently brought you a number of images showing Paul Insect’s street art work across the city of Los Angeles, but now here is a peek at the installation process taking place inside Post No Bills gallery where the U.K. based artist will be presenting his first major U.S. show entitled Triptease Revue. The exhibit which opens tomorrow, will feature a large collection of original works on paper as well as exclusive limited edition prints, all which feature Insect’s take on politics, sex, and pop […]