After news broke earlier this year that David Choe’s (featured) Facebook stock had made him a very rich man, he was last seen getting interviewed by Howard Stern and Barbara Walters. Looks like he’s finally surfaced on the Big Island of Hawaii where he picked up some paint again to work on a wall featuring classic Choe imagery with imaginative and random creatures. It appears we have a octopus headdress wearing mermaid (attached to a fish) being ridden by a bird dress girl, ninja turtle, and the [...]
Giving into childhood nostalgia, Megx (Martin Heuwold) has painted an old train overpass in Germany to resemble LEGO blocks. The whimsical painted installation on the bridge in Wuppertal, which has now been converted into a bicycle and pedestrian path, took the street artist nearly four weeks to complete. The result is certainly better, or at least more interesting, than before – don’t you agree? Via Designboom.
For our newest Art Focus feature, we turn our attention to the sculptures of Korean artist Hyungkoo Lee. His Homo Animatus series of works feature skeletal representations of familiar cartoon characters created out of resin, aluminum sticks, stainless steel wires, springs, and oil paint. If you look closely, you will see the bones of our favorite childhood friends like Canis Latrans Animatus (Wile E. Coyote), Geococcyx Animatus (Roadrunner), Lepus Animatus (Bugs Bunny), Felis Catus Animatus (Tom), Mus Animatus (Jerry), Anas Animatus (Donald Duck) and his three nephews, [...]
Stories of the week: James Jean’s print for the Kingdom Animalia benefit show now available online. Photos from opening here. Kimberly Camp, former Barnes Foundation’s CEO claims financial pretext for relocation was pure fabrication. Five European museums launch ARTtube – online video channel publishing original films about art and design. MOCA makes an official announcement (.pdf) regarding Paul Schimmel’s departure. Eli Broad discusses ousting of Paul Schimmel at MOCA. Paul McCarthy and Shepard Fairey weigh in. Which Way L.A.? discusses the future of MOCA with Christopher [...]
We start off this week’s look at street activity with this new mural from Mear One (interviewed) in Lincoln Heights as reported by LA Taco. The mural, which features the LA-based artist’s post-apocalyptic imagery, was commissioned by Tee Shirt Spot and is located on Pasadena Avenue. Other notable work this week comes from Shaka – France (source), Risk – UK, Hyuro – Spain, REMED x Saner – UK (source), Faith47 – France, M-City – Italy, Knarf – Austria (source), The Yok x Sheryo x Flying Fortress [...]
This week’s featured video (via TWBE) for Rewind is an interview with Alex Prager by Fourth & Main. The insightful interview covers many topics including her musings on life, her beginnings in photography, growing up in LA, the influence of post-production on her final pictures, the cinematic quality of her work, and much more. A short video happy together put together by Escif (via Upper Playground). Smash 137 for Volta8 (via Graffart). New video from Vernissage TV – Alexander Calder: The New Calder Gallery at Fondation [...]
The Munich-based Sat One recently travelled to Varna, Bulgaria to work on a multi-sided mural entitled Prisoners of the Sea. The street artist was invited by BALCANS-Magazine to wrap a tower on the top of a building which he opted to paint a selection of ships sailing and sinking through the ocean imagery. Fans in Barcelona can now see his work in the group show Homage to Moebius at Montana Gallery. Via Graffuturism.
After recently gifting New York with a mural that remixes a famous Alfred Eisenstaedt photograph (which is also is visible from the High Line), Sao Paulo-based street muralist Eduardo Kobra has travelled to Los Angeles to work on another piece. The commissioned wall is set to be revealed to the public today, Independence Day, at 1255 La Brea Ave. In honor of the holiday, the artist has painted his own version of the iconic Mount Rushmore in Keystone, South Dakota. Stop by to check it out for yourself if you [...]
It looks like Escif was caught up with the Euro 2012 fever that had his home country in its grip as he painted this piece entitled The Rescue leading up to the final. After Spain was crowned the UEFA champion, the street artist turned his attention to more serious topics with a mural (seen below) dealing with the cuts the country has had implement as it becomes increasingly mired in the financial crisis of Europe. Discuss Escif here.
South Africa-based DAL East has been busy traveling recently. His new whale mural C is the focus of our latest Streets: World Roundup feature and was put up Melun, France. You’ll also see a mural from his partner in crime and wife Faith47 from the same town as well as a kinetic multi-part piece from Dal from Nambia in our summary below. Other notable walls from this week includes work from Shida – Poland (source), Sten & Lex – France, Broken Fingaz – Austria, Escif – [...]
Legendary artist David Lynch recently got together with Dom Pérignon for a collaborative project. The American filmmaker, television director, visual artist, musician, and actor designed some limited versions of the Champagne brand’s bottles along with the packaging featuring the theme of flickering lights. The process was documented on a short film seen below, but you can also see some of the photos and an interview here. More videos of the week: Mike Leavitt was added as part of the ongoing ArtTalk series. John Baldessari explain his views of the internet’s impact [...]
Stories of the week: Jackson Pollock’s Mural traveling to the Getty Center to receive 18 month restoration and conservation. The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) fires chief curator Paul Schimmel. Christopher Knight discusses Paul Schimmel’s firing. As does Tyler Green. LACMA cuts hours and employment. RIP Ivan Karp, who died of natural causes at age 86. Artnet Magazine sadly ceases publication due to economic reasons after being online for sixteen years. Two shareholders of Artnet weighing a bid to acquire it, however founder Hans Neuendorf opposes [...]