More stories from the week that ended Aug 2 (click on bolded words for more information): Sun Yuan and Peng Yu unveil fallen angel sculptural installation, called Angel. RIP: Shigeko Kubota, who died at the age of 77 due to cancer. RIP: Yasuo Minagawa, who died at the age of 69 due to esophageal cancer. Eight year old girl killed in Santa Cruz artist colony by a teen living at the art center. Stepson of Nick Korniloff, founder of the Art Miami fair, missing at sea after boat found […]
Back in 2012, we covered the first mural in Manhattan from Ron English (featured) in over 25 years, featuring his signature Temper Tot figure, a play on The Incredible Hulk. Over the last couple days, the New York-based artist has added a pink brother to the original piece on an adjacent wall for the L.I.S.A Project. Located on 114 Mulberry Street in Little Italy, the matching murals are dedicated to English’s kids Zephyr and Mars, the original Temper Tots. Discuss Ron English here.
A couple nights ago, under the cover of darkness, Hot Tea and a few friends placed one of his signature installations over the pedestrian bridge that spans the PCH close to Santa Monica Blvd. and Broadway. The culmination of their hard work can be seen in the photos below, a gradient of color featuring 1,180 strands of yarn in 14 different colors that the Minneapolis-based artist dubbed Migration. Head over for a look yourself as it can be taken down by the city at any moment. A […]
AM recently got the chance to visit Regan Rosburg in her Denver studio, complete with animal skeletons, insect carcasses and all the flora and fauna she uses to make her envirocentric creations. Her work is equal parts visual art to be enjoyed by the viewer and a call to action to conserve nature. She is best known for her ability to use resin to create depth and an uncanny feeling of life in suspension, giving her work an unusual mix of natural beauty and an ever present uneasiness that the […]
After completing a recent mural in New York (covered), photographer and street artist JR (interviewed) headed over to the City of Brotherly Love to work on a piece for the Open Source exhibition, part of the city’s MuralArtsProgram. Entitled Migrants, Ibrahim, Mingora-Philadelphia, the wall from the French artist features a portrait of Ibrahim Shah, a Philadelphia resident who immigrated to the United States from Pakistan. The latest effort from JR on The Graham Building at Dilworth Park is just around the corner from where Ibrahim works in a food truck and is part […]
Back in 2011, we did Art Focus feature on Andreas Englund, introducing our readers to his imagery of the everyday life of superheroes and the comedy that ensues when dealing with common situations that happen to us mortals. Fast forward five years and we can see that he just completed a mural for the Wall\Therapy event in Rochester, New York, only his second public wall painted ever. Transferring his character to the large scale, the Swedish artist handles the dimensionality of the piece perfectly. Give […]
More stories from the week that ended July 26 (click on bolded words for more information): Images and information up for David Hockney’s show at L.A. Louver. Sergei Ustinov, founder of Museum of Jewish History in Russia remains hospitalized after being shot in head. Gerhard Richter disowns his early works from West German period. Georg Baselitz follows through with his threat to remove his artwork on loan to German museums. Xiao Yuan accused of stealing 143 paintings over course of two years and replacing them with forgeries. […]
Last time we heard from Invader, he was in Hong Kong opening a massive show (covered) back in May of this year. Recently, the French artist has returned back to his home base of Paris to continue propagating his imagery on the streets. Taking from a diverse set of pop culture and video game imagery, he always delights his fans with new surprises like the Cheshire Cat (seen above) as well as some classic pieces. Photo credit: Alexandre Feuvrier (via StreetArtNews). Discuss Invader here.
Internationally known, world famous street artist and activist JR (interviewed) spent a good part of a day hanging out in Little Italy working on his latest cliff hanger. This latest wall, one of his more modest works, is a sprawling 7 stories, and appears to be making a statement about global economics and its uncertainty. Depicting a man holding on by just the tips of his fingers, this is just one of many works we expect to be seeing from the French artist while he is […]
El Mac recently teamed up with his friend Augustine Kofie (featured) once again and to paint a new piece entitled Icarian Flight somewhere on the streets of LA. This is not the first time the two locally-based artists have collaborated, and with a good reason we must add after seeing this mural. The juxtaposition of El Mac’s distinctive soft portraiture against sharp and geo-based abstraction of Kofie creates a powerful mixture that brings out the best of both styles. On top of being different imagery wise, the transparent, aerosol-based […]
After a look at Conor Harrington’s new mural for Street Art Doping in Warsaw, we now have photos of the effort from 1010. Like his recent piece in Las Vegas (covered), the German artist painted his signature multi-colored optical illusion on the side of a building. Take a look at more shots of wall below and let your eyes fool you into visualizing a hole on the side of the structure. Discuss Conor Harrington here.
More stories from the week that ended July 19 (click on bolded words for more information): Images and info up for Michael Rey show at ZERO. RIP: Lee Towndrow and Amber Scorah’s son, who died at three months during first day of daycare. RIP: unnamed 28-year-old construction worker from Pakistan killed while working on Louvre Abu Dhabi. German government cultural protection law plans could cripple the market for German artists and undermine the country’s role in the art market. Georg Baselitz withdraws loaned artworks from German museums […]