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After sharing photos with you from Turkey just at the end of last month from the Pera Museum, we bring you back to Istanbul for another event that you may be interested in. The Meeting of Allstars aims to get together world famous graffiti artists and local writers to paint together and celebrate the art of urban calligraphy. One of the standout walls will surely be this collaboration between the Los Angeles-based SABER (interviewed) and Australia’s Vans the Omega. Head over to the event’s website for more […]
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For our latest Rewind feature, we draw your attention to a video interview with the Brooklyn-based Zaria Forman. Watch footage from her studio as she works as well as talk about balance between showing the beauty of the ocean balanced with the negative effects of climate change, the influence of her mother, and other subjects. Other notable videos include: Vogue Taiwan puts together a film featuring Gary Baseman’s exhibition at MOCA Taipei. Hippopothames by Florentijn Hofman. Exhibition walk-through of Gagosian Gallery’s CLEAR exhibition. Mona Kuhn […]
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More stories from the week that ended Sept 7 (click on bolded words for more information): Totally Thames launches Florentijn Hofman’s first-ever UK commission, HippopoThames. RIP: Thawan Duchanee, who died at the age of 74 due to hepatitis. RIP: Lida Moser, who died at the age of 93. Three charged in the murder of Bilal Berreni, aka Zoo Project, in Detroit. Robert Rauschenberg’s Collection assists in solving decades-old murder case. Thoma Vuille, aka M. Chat, on trial for graffiti, but has much support. Public art has been […]
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We’ve been enthusiastically watching the work of Casey Gray over a number of years, since we first came across his work back in 2009 during Basel Week in Miami. To say his work has progressed since his early stencil compositions is an understatement. Using aerosol paint as his one and only medium, Gray has shifted from the multicoloured stencil explosions we first saw from him through to a level of maturity we’ve not seen elsewhere from a stencil artist. Recent beach portraits and landscapes along with […]
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After roughly three weeks of intense work, Os Gemeos recently finished their new mural for the Vancouver Biennale (Part I, Part II). The six large silos they painted on Granville Island continues their ongoing series of large murals titled Giants, and is now officially their biggest one to date. Covering the entire 70-foot (21 metre) tall structure, this incredible piece of work is their contribution to Biennale’s strong connection with sculpture. For this non-profit public art project, Octavio and Gustavo Pandolfo have donated a month of their time, right after opening their recent solo […]
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Here is a first look at the WE AArt festival going down in Aalborg, Denmark, a public arts event featuring the work of some artists you may be be familiar with. Along with a look at the completed pieces from Aryz (seen above), Escif, and Kenor, we will have photos from the others involved soon – Alexis Diaz, Liqen, Interesni Kazki, Jaz, Fintan Magee, and Don John. This is just the start for the project in one of the larger Danish cities as the plan […]
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If you remember, we had the recently chance to share some photos with you of Kamea Hadar and Defer prepping for their recently concluded showing at 1AM Gallery in San Francisco. While in the Bay Area, the two Hawaii-based artists and friends took the opportunity to get up around the city with a couple murals. Mirroring their work for the gallery as well as their collaboration for POW! WOW! Hawaii earlier this year (covered), the walls were painted with the distinctive combination of Hadar’s figurative work […]
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Last week, Shepard Fairey (featured) visited New York City to show a little love for his fans in the Big Apple. Mr. Obey and his posse worked on a massive six story mural on Bowery just off of Broome as he took advantage of the Manhattan skyline with the help of the L.I.S.A. project. Entitled We Own The Future, this fresh creation took over three days to finish and we stopped by to document the process from beginning to end. Discuss Shepard Fairey here. Photo credit: Joe Russo for Arrested Motion
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More stories from the week that ended Aug 31 (click on bolded words for more information): Images up for New Image Painting exhibition at Shane Campbell Gallery. RIP: Marilena Bonomo, who passed away at the age of 86. RIP: 23-year old MoMA intern Cindy Yeh dies after falling off roof during rooftop party. RIP: 29-year old artist and gallery manager Alicia Louise Cipicchio is killed by a bus at Burning Man. James Meyer admits to illegally selling stolen Jasper Johns works. REVOK, REYES and STEEL […]
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Earlier this week, South African artist Faith47 made an appearance in Los Angeles where she painted a large-scale mural entitled The Preciousness of the Hunt. Arranged by the Do Art Foundation, the ethereal new piece in the South Park community of downtown LA on the Flower Street Lofts residential building (12th & South Flower Street) features swans, beautiful creatures that appear often in her work. Faith47’s imagery is a welcome addition to the revitalized area and speaks to the positive future for the area, especially with more […]
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Last week, Brendan Monroe (interviewed) and Souther Salazar were able to complete their joint mural in Portland for Forest For The Trees (FFTT). The artists were invited to join the not-for-profit the public mural project, which also featured eighteen other local and international artists. Over the course of several days, Salazar painted clusters of his whimsical imagery against Monroe’s Tron-like structured background that hints at trees. Resulting in a striking collaborative wall, their hard work can be seen at 4703 N Albina Avenue. Discuss Brendan Monroe […]
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Out on the Lower East Side of New York, a new mural has taken form after some hard work by Chinese artist DALeast (interviewed). Featuring a beautiful image of a bird in flight (similar to a piece he painted in Hawaii last year), the wall painted with the South Africa-based artist’s signature kinetic style is the initial volley leading up to his solo opening on September 4th at Jonathan LeVine Gallery (557C West 23rd St. location). It looks as though the new body of work […]
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