One month since his series of works were revealed in Jungle refugee camp in Calais, Banksy just created a new piece in London. Discovered earlier today on the French embassy, the stenciled image features a girl from Les Misérables, tearing up as CS gas flows over her. This wall, which includes a French flag and the iconic girl from the famous musical, comments on the events from the 5th and 6th of January when French authorities used tear gas, rubber bullets and concussion grenades while attempting to clean up a section of the camp. Even […]
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Currently at the 533 West 19th Street location of David Zwirner in New York, collaborative works collectively entitled Forgetting the Hand by Marcel Dzama and Raymond Pettibon are on display. This is the first time the two locally-based artists have worked together and their modified exquisite corpse technique of swapping a series of drawings to work on where part of what the other person did is concealed leads to some interesting results. Discuss Marcel Dzama here. Discuss Raymond Pettibon here.
Ever wonder what the the house of a successful artist like Shepard Fairey (featured) looks like? Tastefully appointed and filled with his iconic imagery apparently – according to photos from the recently listed residence for sale in Los Feliz. It can be had for $1,835,000, but no word as to whether the art will be included. Take a look at more photos below… “Residence of iconic American artist, Shepard Fairey, a 1929 Mediterranean home tells a story; a language of love and HOPE. 4 Beds 3 […]
Another artist that left their mark on the streets during Basel Week Miami last year was anatomical enthusiast Nychos. The Austrian artist celebrated his birthday during the week of art festivities by leaving this burner behind in Wynwood Cafe entitled Strike Eagle, finishing despite being stopped by the police for a few days. The mural featuring his translucent spray technique was organized by INOPERABLE with support from Montana Cans. Photo credit: Brave Antics, Gully Art, and Diana Larrea. Discuss Basel Week Miami here. Discuss Nychos here.
A couple months ago in Santa Ana, California, Ben Eine painted a mural utilizing his signature text-based imagery with the words “Suenos Revolucionarios” or “Revolutionary Dreams.” Arranged by Marcas Gallery, the piece was considered by the British artist as one of his best walls in the last few years and it’s not hard to see why. Large scale and painted with a complex color scheme, the piece gifted to the art loving public in Orange County will be enjoyed for many years to come. Via Obey. […]
Last week in Los Angeles, Shag (interviewed) brought a little retro chic to the new Corey Helford Gallery location with his latest solo entitled Jungle Drums. Along with his signature paintings featuring a nostalgic look back when mod characters hung out sipping martinis, the downtown LA showspace also featured tiki sculptures, a mid-century decor, as well as a large wall covered with his imagery. Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Shag here.
Leading off the return of our Streets: World Roundup feature this week is a tribute from Jimmy C of rock icon David Bowie in the Brixton neighborhood where he was born. Londoners used the mural (photo: Tim Ireland/AP) as a makeshift shrine as visitors left gifts, flowers, and mementos at the feet of the image of Bowie as his one of his alter egos, Aladdin Sane. Other works worthy of a look below include: Disk (Stockholm), Andreas Englund (Stockholm), Robert Lazzarini (Miami), Guido Van Helton (Brim), Escif (Valencia), […]
On January 9th, Tauba Auerbach returned to Paula Cooper Gallery in New York for a brand new exhibition. Entitled Projective Instrument, the show plays off the 1915 treatise Projective Ornament by the American architect & theosopher Claude Bragdon in which the author outlines a system for drawing four-dimensional ornament on a two-dimensional plane. Building upon this century old thesis, Auerbach further empowers projective geometry and recasts the “Ornament” as “Instrument,” thereby rendering it an active tool rather than mere representation. This results in a diverse series of works that includes paintings, sculptures and music […]
The abstractions of Boris Tellegen, or DELTA from his graffiti days, have always had an architectural feel to it, especially those that he has taken in a sculptural direction. This can be perhaps attributed to the Dutch artist’s industrial design engineering background and in fact, he has taken on projects before that have utilized his aesthetic to create something concrete in the form of real world structures. On that note, this latest venture sees him teaming up with Maurer United Architects to design a bed and breakfast pavilion in cooperation for Lucy […]
After working with the TAO Group on their NY downtown location by installing some of his art work in 2013 (covered), British artist Hush (interviewed) was recently asked to curate the decor for a new restaurant located on the Bowery on the Lower East Side called Vandal. Teaming up with celebrity chef Chris Santos (of Chopped fame), the appropriately named restaurant, bar, and lounge features fare inspired by European and Asian street food and the interiors featuring murals and installations from Hush himself and artists like Shepard Fairey, Apexer, Tristan Eaton, Eelus, Vhils, and […]