More stories from the week that ended Nov 2 (click on bolded words for more information): Images from the Michael Manning show at Bill Brady KC. Robert Falcon charged with Trigz’ murder. CalArts students protest the school’s handling of rape cases. FOLD Gallery in London burglarized with four sculptures by Tim Ellis stolen. Sotheby’s sued over alleged misattribution of possible Caravaggio painting. The Badische Landesmuseum identifies seven Nazi looted artworks within its collection. Christie’s and Sotheby’s differences in of sale of 2 Schieles shows difficulty […]
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Continuing their ongoing art program, Urban Forms Gallery in Lodz, Poland recently invited in Nunca to add his mark on the city. Traveling a long way from his native Brazil, the street artist painted some tribal figures peaking through the foliage, rendered with his signature crosshatching strokes. If you take a close look, you can see him taking advantage of the architectural cues by incorporating a window into his mural. Photo credit: Michal Biezynski. Discuss Nunca here.
Recently in Rovereto, a city in Northern Italy, Ericailcane and Bastardilla painted two walls that both featured their artistic takes on bicycling. Working in his home county, Ericailcane created a mural with his signature illustrative style starring a bear with an alternative mode of transportation strapped to its back while the invited guest from Colombia, Bastardilla, painted a pair of riders seen from a different perspective. Both artists spent several days with rollers & brushes with long extensions to each leave their distinctive mark on the city. Discuss Ericailcane […]
More stories from the week that ended Oct 26 (click on bolded words for more information): A look at the Prospect 3 biennial in New Orleans. Image: Tavares Strachan neon photographed by Joseph Vincent Grey. RIP: Wolfgang Hutter, who died in Sept at the age of 85. RIP: René Burri, who died at the age of 81 after a long illness. RIP: Susan Sollins, the executive director of Art21 and ArtPrize juror. Cause of death unknown. Christopher Johnson arrested for spraying graffiti on the walls […]
Once again employing methods unique to him in street art game, Vhils (filmed) recently finished this piece for the Urban Forms Gallery public works series in Lodz, Poland. Featuring some of the foliage that has been seen recently in his urban portraiture, the chiseled wall leaves a lasting mark on the city that won’t be soon forgotten. Take a look at more in-progress and views of the wall in the photos below… Photo credit: Marek Szymanski. Discuss Vhils here.
Yesterday, after over a week of hard work, the Brooklyn-based Faile (featured) finally completed a mural project arranged by BLDG in Covington, Kentucky. Situated on the rear walls of the Republic Bank and Donna Salyer’s Fabulous Bridal on the corners of 6th Street and Madison Avenue, the two walls now covered with the duo’s imagery form a striking corridor for art-lovers to pass through. Take a look at more photos of their efforts below… Photo credit: Chris Breeden. Discuss Faile here.
Yesterday, despite a recent hoax alleging his arrest, Banksy revealed his new work on his website – Banksy.co.uk. The piece titled The Girl with the Pierced Eardrum was painted the night before at Dockside Studios in Bristol, but shortly after the reveal it got defaced with a splash of black paint. The pieces is a parody of Dutch master painter Johannes Vermeer’s Girl With A Pearl Earring. Using stencil and what seems to be an extinguisher with black paint, the elusive artist created a clever bastardized version incorporating the alarm bell on the […]
Spanish artist Pejac (introduced) was recently in Istanbul where he created a triptych of pieces in Uskudar, the Asian part of Istanbul. The idea was to create an “eye trap” that will emphasize the strength and the illusion of the works by creating a sort of physical bond between them. Titled Lock, Poster and Shutters, the works where made between October 5th to 10th, using acrylic, sand paper and graphite. These signature artistic tools when modifying the given surface and creating such mirages. Always being focused on the urban context of his […]
One of the leading international contemporary art fairs, Frieze London, returned to the heart of the UK’s capital, London’s Regent’s Park, for its 12th edition. This year’s event brings together 162 of the world’s top contemporary galleries to the UK and features exhibitors from 25 countries. New York based artist Kaws was heavily present at the Perrotin Gallery, from his giant Companion sculptures to colourful canvases. Artist Carsten Holler transformed the Gagosian booth into a giant and fun playground Kinder Garten, with oversized dice and giant scrabble, where […]
More stories from the week that ended Oct 19 (click on bolded words for more information): An interview with Kerry James Marshall on occassion of his show at David Zwirner. Inaugural World Wide Art Fair in Los Angeles suffers from lack of attendees. Third edition of Mardin Biennial canceled due to ISIS threat. Paul McCarthy physically attacked in France over butt plug sculpture. Social media reacts to the sculpture. The piece eventually gets deflated by vandals. Davide Perre of How & Nosm arrested and charged […]