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Well, it’s been a tough secret to keep, but after months of silence & speculation the cat’s finally out of the bag: Banksy is opening a new exhibition featuring his unique vision of theme park giant – Disneyland. Entitled Dismaland, Banksy & friends have designed & built a contemporary replication of the iconic amusement park experience, but this time, the anonymous contemporary artist from Bristol looks to create a “bemusement” experience like non other for those fortunate enough to make their way to the United Kingdom for his “biggest show to […]
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After recent collaborative pieces with JR and Andre Saraiva (covered), Os Gemeos rounded up their stay in NYC with a massive new mural. Dedicated to “everyone that has made and continues to keep the real hip-hop alive” this fresh piece is a classic example of their work and shows their passion and dedication to the hip hop culture and everything it stands for. Back in 1983,  legendary documentary Style Wars stated “In the New York 70s, graffiti writing, rapping and breaking became the prime expressions of a new subculture called ‘hip-hop’. Graffiti […]
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Last week for the BREGHEDEBRE event in Sassari, Italy, Ericailcane was invited in to paint the facade of the facade of the former Hotel Turritania. After this was completed, artists Andrea D’Ascanio, Andrea Casciu, Kiki Skipi, Elisa Desortes, Bastardilla joined the Italian mural painter in holding a live printmaking session for their fans. Take a look at other views of this massive turtle piece created in his signature illustrative style. Via StreetArtNews. Discuss Ericailcane here.
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Times Square Arts, the people behind the current Os Gemeos animation as part of their Midnight Moment series (covered), will be bringing the locally-based Faile (featured) into the mix starting tomorrow, August 17th. FAILE: Wishing on You will take the prayer wheel installations of the Brooklyn-based duo to a whole new level with a massive re-imagining slated to be revealed at the Broadway plaza between 42nd and 43rd Streets. The two further state – “Although our art is inspired by so many global influences, its roots – its DNA really – are […]
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More stories from the week that ended Aug 16 (click on bolded words for more information): Ramiro Gomez profiled by NY Times. RIP: Susanne Hilberry, who died at 72 due to complications of a brain tumor. RIP: Karen Sinsheimer, who died of pancreatic cancer. Tali Lennox’s boyfriend Ian Jones still missing after kayak accident. His body is later found. 55 Gansevoort to close after two years to make room for Restoration Hardware’s hotel. Paper Magazine visits the gallery’s final opening and Queer Thought’s first opening in NY. Hirshhorn’s decision […]
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Ludo (interviewed) is currently in NYC working with the brand new printing company NYC editions. Invited in town to participate in their upcoming show opening on August 15th at Castor Gallery, as well as produce a new hand finished limited edition print with them, the French artist also took the opportunity to create some public works in the city as well. The show Metropolis will be featuring original works by Ludo, Miss Bugs, Bast, Cleon Peterson, Futura , Herr Nilson, QBic, Ellanah Sadkin, Adam Dare, Cash4, Snik, Hellbent, Yarrow Slaps, […]
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Taking part in the ongoing Maus Malaga 2015, street art legend Kenny Scharf just spent a few days on the Mediterranean, getting up some of his signature work. Working on the east side of the river Guadalmedina, the LA-based artist added his work to a local wall of fame, along with Ben Eine, Felipe Pantone, Javi Calleja, under the massive murals by D*Face and Shepard Fairey. Scharf chose to incorporate his instantly recognizable characters into existing tags and graffiti, showing the respect for the local youngsters as well as the strength […]
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After sharing with you a look at Andreas Englund’s amazing new mural for this year’s WALL\THERAPY festival in Rochester, New York, we now have a summary of the event for you. Seen above is a wall painted by NEVERCREW at 14 Capron Street (photo by Jason Wilder). You can see some more selected pieces below, but head over here for the full recap if you are interested.        
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In town for their Parallel Connection project (covered), Brazilian twins Os Gemeos used this opportunity to create a couple of sneaky street works with their friends. They teamed up with French part-time locals, JR and Andre Saraiva, and painted some lovely pieces on the streets of SoHo in New York. Mixing their different styles and signature elements, artists were able to created a lovely collaboration. Using JR’s paste up eye photographs as a base, Saraiva painted his famous Mr Andre stickman-like characters which were than upgraded by the […]
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More stories from the week that ended Aug 9 (click on bolded words for more information): Aaron Moulton provides a video walkthrough for Gagosian Gallery’s Theories on Forgetting show. RIP: Ruben Espinosa, who was found shot to death in Mexico City apartment. RIP: Lance Kinz, who died at the age of 64. RIP: Charles Goldstein, who died at the age of 78 due to complications of an infection. Opus Art Gallery closes and owners flees to France as they allegedly have swindled collectors and consignors. Mixed Green gallery closes as its […]
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Recently, the Danish city of Horsens was blessed with some new public art from C215, Andrea Wan, Ilse Weisfelt & Joren Joshua (seen above), Chifumi and Scott Cooper. The international cast of artists was brought together by ArtRebels for Public Art Horsens, which provided an opportunity for some of the artists who have not painted in such a large format before. Take a look at some photos of the process as well as completed pieces below… Photo credit: Henrik Haven.
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Earlier this week, AM stopped by the studio of Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed) to see what he has been up to and what he has planned for the future. Along with picking up some of the whimsical Pothead plant holders he is producing through Sunny Side Up Studio, we also enjoyed seeing some of the new paintings he has been working on – many sunsets and polka dots in a beautiful new color palette. Those in Los Angeles can see these pieces at the upcoming Giant Robot Biennale at the Japanese […]
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