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After recently joining some friends for a burner on the rooftops of Brooklyn, RIME returns with another mural in BK (on Grand and Union). Like another piece we highlighted from David Ellis (here), this wall from the MSK-affiliated graffiti artist was secured by Converse. If you look carefully, you’ll see the shoe company’s signature star mixed in with the familiar cartoonish imagery of the artist otherwise known as Jersey Joe. Photo credit: Public Ad Campaign. Discuss RIME here.
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Overtime stories of the week: Damien Hirst’s new controversial dissected & pregnant Verity sculpture has been installed in the UK. Lawsuit claims Knoedler Gallery “substantially dependent” on profits from fakes in sustaining business. Gao Ping, Chinese gallery owner, arrested in Madrid on suspicion of money laundering. Rotterdam’s Kunsthal says security system in order during art heist.  The works taken last week have been valued at over $100 million, but Colin Gleadell believes this is a large overestimate. Pompidou president Alain Seban thinks call for removal of Adel […]
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After hitting up a slate of festivals recently (Komafest, Walk & Talk, and Fame Festival), Portuguese sensation Vhils has headed over to Brazil for a project of his own. These new pieces created through some of the favelas of Rio de Janeiro attempt to bring attention to the inhabitants of these slum areas. Take a look at several more walls he made his mark on in the photos below. Discuss Vhils here.
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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.
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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 […]
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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.
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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.
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