More stories from the week ended Nov 17 (click on bolded words for more information): A look at what’s in Mark Parker’s office and what he’s been up to. Winner bidder for Banksy’s NYC piece sold to benefit charity immediately shirks on his bid. Pyotr Pavlensky nails his scrotum to cobblestones in Red Square as an act of protest. He will face criminal charges. The art world reacts to his performance. 5Pointz is likely doomed after judge says he won’t stop demolition. Basquiat family suing the […]
Prolific muralist Escif recently visited Russia where he created several simple but striking public pieces. Known for his open commentary on the modern world (especially on the topics of politics and the economy), the Spanish street artist found it an extra challenge this time to create works in such a sensitive environment. Originally invited by the The best city on the Earth festival in Moscow, the artist was straight away confronted with the way things work when his original sketch for the mural was rejected. In […]
Last month, Kenny Scharf (interviewed) and Cope2 collaborated on a mural in the New York. These two legends in their own right created an epic piece in one of the birth place of graffiti. Kenny Scharf blended Cope2’s iconic trademark throw-up with his own iconic set of characters. Be sure to check it out if you’re in the South Bronx. Discuss COPE2 here Discuss Kenny Scharf here
While in town for their current showing (covered) at the Above Second Gallery in Hong Kong, Cyrcle. also found time to get up in a big way. Painting a large mural entitled Rise Above on the side of the Youth Outreach Center climbing wall in Sai Wan Ho while rappelling down the side certainly give them a unique perspective of the metropolis. Take a look at more photos below… Discuss Cyrcle. here.
Last week, Spanish street artist Belin finished a mural on the exterior of the future superclub Space New York. Featuring his surreal vision and caricature like characters, the large wall can be seen from the West Side Highway. Take a look below at some in progress photos as well as some shots of his hybrid winged creatures and other details…
Continuing their mission of supporting socio-political art in urban spaces, Positive-Propaganda has arranged for another public work in Munich. The eye-catching piece from Mark Jenkins (interviewed) features one of his signature tape sculpture mannequins playing a giant game of tic-tac-toe on the facade of the Social Welfare Office in the German city’s Westend. Take a look at more photos below and if you are interested in this series of work, also check out murals from Aryz and KRIPOE. Photo credit: Positive-Propaganda. Discuss Mark Jenkins here.
Last month, AM stopped by the original Record Plant in New York to check out the largest outdoor mural to date from Faile (featured). Designed by the Patrick’s and painted by Colossal Media, the massive piece on the side of the building in Hell’s Kitchen features some of the collective’s signature imagery. Take a look at more detailed photos below… Discuss Faile here.
With the special screening of ART4SPACE (covered) for Invader’s fans in New York City last month, you would expect the secretive street artist to also make an appearance. As evidenced by the fresh public works, including the appearance of new video game characters and other pop icons, Invader made the most of his time while in the Big Apple. In addition to a collaboration (seen below) with the legendary NY graffiti artist COST and partner ENX, Invader also had a run-in with the NYPD. Take a look at more photos […]
More stories from the week that ended on Nov 10 (click on bolded words for more information): Newly completed piece from James Jean – Enoki II – on three canvases, sized at 72″ x 90″ Nazi-looted art valued at over a billion dollars discovered in Munich apartment during raid. Bavarian authorities handling case under sharp criticism. Family spots their painting on TV and puts in a claim. Knoedler and Company may have knowingly bought fakes. Cornell University to return 10,000 ancient tablets that may have […]
Mario Wagner recently completed his third installation for hotel and supporter of the creative arts The Standard. The huge image itself is a retro-futuristic landscape in classic Wagner stylings with imposing architectural elements devoid of any central characters. Here’s where the fun starts though – this installation in Downtown LA has an aspect that is new to us as it is an interactive “Living Collage,” meaning visitors first photograph themselves using the SNAPS app then insert themselves as characters into the image. You can give yourself one of Wagner’s black masks, […]
Curiot recently took part in a new mural project Lienzo Capital in Mexico City. Organized by Museo del Juguete and Insituto de la Juiventud, this project kicked off with the Mexican artist painting a big wall entitled Quetzen-tul con una canica más. Created on the side of a very colorful building with his recognizable imagery influenced by the mysticism of the ancient cultures, the idea of the piece reminds us how small and fragile human life really is, and how impossible it is for humans to […]
After bringing you an in-progress look at the massive mural Stephen Powers was working on in front of the U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen last week, we now have photos of the completed wraparound piece to share. Arranged by V1 Gallery, the 55 meter long project from ESPO was associated with an artist talk and the European premiere of his documentary film A Love Letter For You Take a look at more detailed photos below… Photo credit: Henrik Haven. Discuss ESPO here.