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Films: “OBEY THE GIANT” – The Story of Shepard Fairey

Last year, we shared a project with you that was asking for funding on kickstarter – the first narrative film based on the story of Shepard Fairey. As some of you may know (or even supported), the money raiser was fully funded – and now, the finished movie has been released online on the official website. Take a look below as the hard work of Julian Marshall, a student at Shep’s alma mater RISD, and his friends is finally realized. Discuss Shepard Fairey here.
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Rewind: April 1 – April 7

Bringing back the first Rewind article in several weeks, we summarize the plethora of recent art related videos for you. At the top of the list is the newest video from Art21 as they follow and interview artist Barry McGee about his recent exhibition at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (covered). Insighful topics include his views on tagging and life on the streets with comparisons to his studio practice. Check out the footage below along with other notable videos… Above working with the children […]
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Videos: Cole Sternberg – “all his strength was concentrated in his fists, including the very strength that held him upright” @ David B. Smith Gallery

Last month, the David B. Smith Gallery presented the works of Cole Sternberg in a solo show entitled all his strength was concentrated in his fists, including the very strength that held him upright, a line from Franz Kafka’s unfinished work, Amerika. Exploring the troubling social issues highlighted in the book including stratified social hierarchies, widespread discrimination, blind worship of capitalism, and the destruction of the environment, the work was organized two site-specific installations – a cloud like mural overlayed by over-painted photographs, collage, and mixed media on […]

Teaser: Greg Simkins – “Stop Haunting Me” @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

On April 6th, the Merry Karnowsky in Los Angeles (also see 2012) will be hosting a new solo show from the locally based Greg Simkins (featured). Known as Craola to his legion of fans, the surrealist painter will be unleashing fresh new works collectively entitled Stop Haunting Me, a celebration of the 20th anniversary of his moniker. Take a look at the video below as he talks about his origins and the ideas behind his new show. Discuss this show here. Discuss Greg Simkins here.
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Videos: Mel Kadel – “Homemade Horse”

Mel Kadel recently collaborated on a fun little project with Jim Dirschberger (animation) & Andreas Trolf (words) entitled Homemade Horse. The humorous short brings to life imagery from Kadel’s oeuvre built around musings on the nature of different “horses” of the real and imaginary worlds. Take a look below… Via Juxtapoz. Discuss Mel Kadel here.
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Videos: David Choe for MOCAtv

For those who haven’t had a chance to visit David Choe’s “batcave,” here is an in-depth look courtesy of MOCAtv. Along with studio where he does his painting, the complex also acts as a garage, radio station, bachelor pad, and bonus level. Take a look at the video below as Choe gives a guided tour of the space including his unusually sparse bedroom where he sleeps with a modified AR-15. Discuss David Choe here.

CASIS Mission Patch ARK1 by Shepard Fairey

Shepard Fairey was recently commissioned by CASIS (the Center of Advancement of Science in Space), set up by Congress to manage the National Laboratory on the International Space Station, to create a mission patch. The piece for ARK1 (Advancing Research Knowledge 1) featured elements of some of Shep’s iconic design elements as well as an abstracted form of the ISS. Take a look at the video below for more information behind the project. Via Designboom. Discuss Shepard Fairey here.

Openings: “Game of Thrones” Group Show @ Mondo

Game of Thrones fans and attendees of SXSW this year were treated to a group exhibition put together by Mondo themed on the hit HBO series. Artists Audrey Kawasaki (above – of Margaery Tyrell), Bill Sienkiewicz, Bruce White, Chet Zar, Craig Drake, Daniel Danger, Esao Andrews, Jacob Bannon, Jason Edmiston, Joao Ruas, Jock, Kilian Eng, Mia Araujo, Mike Mitchell, N.C. Winters, Rich Kelly, Richey Beckett, Sanjulian, Thomas Hopper, Tom Bagshaw, Tim Bradstreet, and Warwick Johnson Caldwell were asked to reprise some of their favorite characters and scenes from the show […]

Rewind: March 4 – March 10

Last month, China’s invisible man, Liu Bolin, was in Long Beach, California giving his TED Talk. As part of the presentation, a live demonstration was set up where his technique was put on display as he gradually blended in with the stage background. Check the timelapse below as well as other worthy videos. Miss Van’s video for the latest issue of VNA (buy it here). The creation of Cyrcle.’s Magic is Real. Vernissage TV takes us on a trip to James Franco’s Gay Town. Commercial […]

Videos: Os Gemeos for MOCAtv

Last year in Boston, Os Gemeos painted a mural in conjunction with their showing at the Institute of Contemporary Art (covered). Now, MOCAtv has just released a video (seen below) documenting the progress along with some commentary from the twins as they talked about the entire project. Covered in the conversation with the two from São Paulo included their feelings about the piece being the first of its scale in Boston, musings on the meaning of art, and more… Photo credit: Maris. Discuss Os Gemeos here.