Stephen Powers recently shared photos of a massive mural he painted at The Carlton Hotel in Miami, directly behind The Betsy Hotel. Provided with a blank wall and all the spray paint he could want, the Brooklyn-based artist also know as ESPO covered the facade with his distinctive wordplay and witty “Espoetry.” Take a further look at the details in the images below… Discuss ESPO here.
After introducing KATSU’s drone paintings to you last year, we now have news of the infamous graffiti artist taking things to the next level. Known for his innovative approach to incorporating technology in some of his work, he recently tagged a six-story Calvin Klein ad featuring Kendall Jenner at the Houston-and-Broadway intersection of New York with a flying drone rigged with a spray can. Judging from his response to the attack “It turned out surprisingly well. It’s exciting to see its first potential use as a device for […]
More stories from the week that ended May 3 (click on bolded words for more information): Images and information up for Aaron Garber-Maikovska’s exhibition at Greene Exhibitions. RIP: Sabeen Mahmud after she was murdered by gunmen outside her T2F art space. RIP: Jane Farver, who died at 67 while in Venice working with Joan Jonas on her Biennale presentation. Nepal’s historic cultural landmarks severely damaged or destroyed in devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake. New York’s Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA) to close for good this summer, after operating for a […]
After stopping by to check in on the progress of the joint mural between Jeff Soto (interviewed) and Maxx242 in Riverside, we dropped by a couple days ago to see the finished two-wall piece. The long time friends, collaborators (see Berlin & Luxembourg), and artists who have spent most of their lives in the area hope that this new mural will be the beginning of a new renaissance for public art in this part of Southern California. Head over to University and Lemon yourself for a look if you are close by. Discuss Jeff […]
DALeast (interviewed) is currently globetrotting again, participating in festivals and different projects worldwide. He spent last few weeks on the west coast of Australia, taking part at the Public 2015 festival (more coverage here) in Perth. Getting assigned an unusual, non flat surface, the Chinese artist once again showcased the strength and uniqueness of his style and technique. Working in a country that is surrounded with oceans, he painted this massive image of a crashing wave. The dynamics and power of the wave was cleverly accented by extending the image over […]
Shortly after opening his solo show at Robert Fontaine Gallery in Miami, Anthony Lister (filmed) stopped in Detroit to paint this large mural with the help of 1xRun and Inner State Gallery. Stepping away from traditional spray paint or common aesthetics see in street art, the Australian artist finished this 100 foot long piece as a great example of his expressive and unique style. Created by using a roller and only a few different colors, this piece is contines his ongoing series of superhero influenced works. Basing the image on […]
Like they have in the past (see Berlin & Luxembourg), Jeff Soto (interviewed) and Maxx242 are collaborating on a new mural in Riverside, California. The two friends and former studio mates go way back, even painting a wall together 25 years ago. A year in the making, the two are finally able to go big again in their hometown. Head over to University and Lemon if you are in the area to see them complete their joint effort later today. Discuss Jeff Soto here.
More stories from the week that ended April 26 (click on bolded words for more information): Images and press release for Jamian Juliano-Villani’s Crypod show a JTT gallery. The exhibition is a critic’s pick at Artforum. RIP: A. Alfred Taubman, who died at the age of 91 of a heart attack. A look at his art collection and what may become of the works in it. Robert V. Gentile questioned again about Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist after he is arrested. James Meyer sentenced to 18 […]
On the cover of this month’s New York Times Magazine is a special project prepared by JR (interviewed) for their Walking New York issue. Focused on the issue of immigration as of late, the famous street artist decided to photograph recent immigrants walking down the streets of Nolita and in turn pasting their images on city streets, where they are often invisible despite there being approximately 3.1 million of them in NYC. The final chosen subject for the cover was Elmar Aliyev, a 20-year-old waiter at Old Baku, an […]
Over the weekend, Ron English (featured) made the most of his turn at the iconic Bowery & Houston wall in New York with a mural that was wheatpasted then hand finished with paint. The imagery chosen is a good representation of his work with the background being the American flag made up of modified company logos and slogans that speak to English’s satirical attack on consumerism, while the center features one of his most recognized surreal characters – the Temper Tot or “Baby Hulk.” Take a look at more photos and a […]
While Sainer was taking a studio break by painting a large mural in Lisbon (covered), the other half of Etam Cru, Bezt was invited to Caserta, Italy for the Memorie Urbane Festival where he was joined by his fiancee Natalia Rak. As you can see, this art couple collaborated on a diptych mural painted on the opposite sides of the same five story building. Titled Romeo & Julia, the mural consists of their portraits facing each other around the building. Bezt painted Natalia and the other way around, utilizing similar […]
More stories from the week that ended April 19 (click on bolded words for more information): Images and information from Ted Gahl’s show up at the Mier Gallery site. RIP: Günter Grass, who died at the age of 87. RIP: Moira Gemmill, who died at the age of 55, killed while bicycling. Russian Federal Security Service orders shutdown of WWII show at Metenkov House-Museum of Photography. Rago auction of art and objects made by Japanese-Americans while detained in internment camps sparks protest. Le Corbusier may […]