We lead off this week’s review of street art with a new mural from Roa in Puerto Rico. Painted for the Los Muros Hablan Festival, the Belgium-based muralist rendered a giant Iguana (an invasive pest there, chewing up plants and crops and burrowing under roads and dikes) holding a Coquí, a small frog endemic to the island. Other notable walls this week come courtesy of Augustine Kofie – Italy (source), Aryz – Peurto Rico (source), Case – Germany (source), Escif – Croatia & Spain, Gaia – Philadelphia, Sam3 […]
This latest edition of Rewind is headlined by footage from the opening of Shepard Fairey’s current show at StolenSpace. For those interested, you can also check out a photo set with a more detailed look of the work here. Other videos you might want to check out include: WeSC visits Vanessa Prager in her LA studio. Installation of Adonna Khar’s Elephants piece, which won the 2012 ArtPrize. Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe discuss Stray Light Gray. Spidertag working in the Alps and Zurich. Gavin McInnes talks […]
This past weekend, Jonathan LeVine Gallery premiered a new exhibition from Australian painter Jeremy Geddes (interviewed). Making his long awaited United States solo debut along with peer Ashley Wood, Geddes made a splash with 17 superb paintings (previewed). Entitled Exhale, this new body of work featured a mix of subject matters ranging from his signature astronauts & urban landscapes to his imagination-inspiring subjects that seem to be thrown or propelled through residential domiciles. Known for his ultra-fine strokes and tight painting style, it was amazing to […]
Overtime stories of the week: AriZona partners with Richard Prince (who approached the drink company himself) to create Lemon Fizz. RIP: Michael Asher (1943-2012), who died in his sleep. Major burglary at Rotterdam Kunsthal sees theft of Picasso, Matisse, Monet, Gauguin, and Freud paintings. Watch video released of the heist. Wlodzimierz Umaniec pleads guilty in court to defacing Rothko painting at Tate. Gagosian Gallery drops its lawsuit against Ron Perelman’s MAFG Art Fund LLC. The rise and fall of art forger Wolfgang Beltracchi. The recently sold […]
French photographer and street activist JR, who was just featured in a video for the new MOCAtv channel, was also recently in Washington, D.C. working on a mural for his Unframed Project where he takes archived images and uses them in a different context. For this particular piece, he brings to light a photo from Ernest Withers taken during the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers strike and pasted it up on the corner of 14th Street and T streets in Washington where the riots exploded right after Martin Luther […]
Back in March, we covered extensively French photographer JR’s canvassing of Los Angeles with his iconic imagery as part of his Wrinkles in the City project. Now AM photographer and filmmaker Carlos Gonzalez of theonepointeight has created a video documenting the experience for the newly formed MOCAtv channel. Check out the footage below… Discuss JR here.
With the return of our Streets World Roundup feature, we cover a lot of ground with the amount of worthy walls that have popped up since our last article. Leading things off is this surreal hot air balloon from Claudio Ethos in Istanbul, Turkey. Other murals that caught our eye include work from ABOVE & JUST – Germany (source), RIPO – Spain (source), Gaia – Baltimore (source), Isaac Cordal – Austria, Faith47 – South Africa, Spidertag – The Alps (source), OLEK – UK, Etam Cru […]
At the end of last month, Norway saw another edition of the annual Nuart Festival roll around. And as usual, another stellar lineup of artists stopped by to work on public art projects for local and traveling street art fans to enjoy. Participants Aakash Nihalani, Dolk, Eine, How & Nosm, Jordan Seiler, Mobstr (above), Ron English, Niels Shoe Muelman, Saber, Sickboy, The Wa also found time to create some indoor installations and murals for an associated group showing. More photos below… Photo credit: kalevkevad.
After working with TOPER on a collaboration in New York back in July (covered), RIME (aka Jersey Joe) has joined forces again with the Queens-based SMART crew member on a new mural. This time, with the skills of NG as well, they hit the rooftops of Brooklyn with a new piece featuring thugged out versions of Felix The Cat, Mighty Mouse, and Top Cat. Check out the full wall below as well as more detailed shots. Photos via the artist. Discuss RIME here.
After bringing you part one of a video series documenting last year’s POW WOW event, we now have part two & three to share with you. Produced by Banzai Media, the footage brings an in-depth look at various aspects of the annual art retreat in Hawaii including interviews with local artists and their thoughts as to what the art festival means to the local community, a closer look at the creation of the murals including explanations from the artists, the associated luau and hunt, the artist complex known […]
Christie’s will offer Monet’s Nymphéas water lillies painting. It is estimated to sell between $30-50 mil. Mark Rothko’s Black on Maroon – part of Seagram mural, defaced by man at Tate Modern museum. Jonathan Jones on why the greatest works of art get attacked. Buddhist nun stops sale of £1million Zhang Daqian painting after ownership is called into question. Diaries could provide a vital clue to origin of controversial early original Leonardo da Vinci Mona Lisa. Restorers tackle obscene (including genitalia) 17th-century graffiti on […]
As we mentioned last month, Shepard Fairey (featured) will be opening a show at the StolenSpace Gallery in London entitled Sound and Vision. Looks like he made an early trek across the pond to work on some large-scale public murals of his distinctive imagery including this new piece on Ebor Street in East London. Check some progress pics below… Photo credit: Hooked Blog. Discuss Shepard Fairey here.