You probably came across the pictures online recently of the paving slab that D*Face (interviewed) installed in East London a couple of weeks back… Known for carrying out street level interventions previously such as his concrete spray cans, and also the tombstones he installed on the Hollywood walk of fame, first seen in our studio visit, AM thought the paving stunt was a pretty cool move from D*Face. It’s long gone already of course – probably taken in much the same manner it was installed – and […]
After spending four days in Philadelphia last week working on a mural, Kenny Scharf (interviewed) returns to Los Angeles to paint his wall for the West Hollywood Libary Project. It will probably take a couple more days for him to finish, but when it’s done, it will stand alongside murals by RETNA (covered) and Shepard Fairey (more on this tomorrow). Photo set after the jump taken for us by Carlos Gonzalez . Discuss Kenny Scharf here.
Sweet Toof seems to be the unintentional focus for AM this week. Seeing his work on shutters, walls and wheels he certainly has been getting about. Definitely a favourite, was seeing his new piece on Bethnel Green Road with Brooklyn graffiti artist, Smells, a real winner. A nice addition to the trackside was added by Rowdy next to some great rollers by Horror. There was more painting again this week from Malarky, collaborating either with Billy, Mr Penfold or Sweet Toof, always a pleasure to […]
As is often the case, where Blu goes, his compatriot Ericailcane goes. We only brought you the “billiard table” mural from Blu yesterday but actually they both visited Southern Italy together this year to get up for the FAME Festival. Here is the one of the walls Ericailcane hit up, definitely one of the sweetest pieces we have ever seen from him and his siganture illustrative style. Another view and another wall after the jump… Discuss Fame Festival here. Discuss Ericailcane here.
This Friday night (July 22nd) in New York, the LA-based artist Chet Zar will be opening his latest solo show at the Last Rites Gallery. Known as the master of the groteque and macabre, he’ll be bringing a series of portraits of some new characters all presented in custom frames. The title of the show, Faces of Death, is named after a mondo film from 1980. He talks about this and much more in an interview with AM after the jump… Arrested Motion (AM): Last […]
Over the weekend, the West Hollywood Library in conjunction with MOCA’s Art in the Streets exhibit took the first step in bringing three street art legends together to give the structure a well-needed and colorful facelift. One side of the wall will feature Kenny Scharf’s signature characters (more on that later), while on the opposite side of the structure RETNA (featured) continued to cover his wall with his well-known street letters. During the first day of the process, the MSK calligrapher was able to cover […]
It looks like the big guns are starting to hit up Grottaglie as we get closer to this year’s FAME Festival. After bringing you Moneyless and Cyop & Kaf, we are happy to say Italian superstar Blu has painted his mural in town of a giant billiard table. Of course, with him things are not always what they seem. Take a closer look after the jump… Discuss Fame Festival here. Discuss Blu here.
South Yorks represent! Kid Acne’s solo exhibition Kill Your Darlings launches this Friday 22nd July at Museums-Sheffield’s Millenium Gallery. A long time resident of Sheffield, this is surprisingly Kid Acne’s first solo exhibit in the city, and follows a pair of solo exhibitions in London at Concrete Hermit and Stolenspace over the last year. The intriguing title alludes to a motto first coined by William Faulkner, and used by writers to describe the action of cutting the most cherished characters and scenes from their story. […]
Belgium-based ROA was recently in Berlin for a solo showing (covered) and of course, he couldn’t leave town without painting some walls. The massive project came together with the help of KJOSK & Skalitzers and features some of his signature imagery of creatures hung up and stacked together. More photos by Just for Ekosystem after the jump… Photos by Just for Ekosystem. Tip off by Unurth. Discuss ROA here.
Ron English putting on the finishing touches to his four foot dunny. Kevin Earl Taylor visited by My Love For You. Album cover design for Mastodon by A.J. Fosik. Doktor A showing Berlin and Chicago. Amy Sol brings along some watercolors for sketching on camping trip. Shepard Fairey appears on The Dinner Party Download. Dscreet directs the trailer for Kid Acne’s upcoming museum show in Sheffield. Two new prints from Part2ism. Stephan Doitschinoff aka CALMA opened his latest performance in Lisboa. Lush interviewed by Vandalog, Fafi interviewed by Hypebeast. New work on […]
Drawing comparisons to his recent mural at the Pasadena Museum of California Art for the Street Cred exhibition (covered), RETNA (featured) lent his street calligraphy to an ambitious new project with Kenny Scharf and Shepard Fairey in Los Angeles. We’ll have more for you as Shep and Scharf get in the mix, but head over to the West Hollywood Library if you are interested in seeing some of these street legends in progress. More pics after the jump… Photos by Camille at New Image Art. […]
Last week, we ran a contest asking readers to guess which artist’s new posters (girl with purple mask) were hitting the streets of Los Angeles. As several astute fans were able to figure out, the person behind this new work is none other than Anthony Lister (interviewed), who will be in town for an event later this month. For those who guessed wrong or missed on on the last giveaway, don’t worry – just leave a comment here to get a chance to win some […]