Last month in Italy, street art savant Blu made one of his increasingly rare appearances and painted an impressive new mural for the Draw The Line Festival. Entitled La Cuccagna, the mural is his second for the event in Campobasso (see 2011) which again features the Italian artist’s typical biting political commentary made painfully clear with his straight to the point imagery. The piece depicts metaphorically in a genius way how the “elites” of society live off the poor and how they pollute the environment through the […]
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More stories from the week that ended June 17 (click on bolded words for more information): Lisa Yuskavage’s debut show with Zwirner Gallery in London. RIP: Khadija Saye, who passed away at the age of 24. When she was among the missing after London tower blaze. David Lammy speaks about her and the fire, calling it “corporate manslaughter”. RIP: Edit deAk (1950-2017). MAMA Gallery closes its space in LA. NY Times looks back on the life of the late Benjamin Cho. On Stellar Rays gallery to close and reopen as […]
Recently in Stockholm, Os Gemeos finished a mural on Fiskargatan 9 on the side of a multistory building featuring their distinctive imagery. Organized by All You See Is Crime In The City and supported by Highlights Store, Montana Colors official distributor in Sweden, the piece depicts a few of the Brazilian duo’s yellow-skinned characters. As is the usual case, the devil is in the details of the two brothers so take a closer look below… Photo credit: Janerik Henriksson/TT, StreetArtNews, and MTN-World. Discuss Os Gemeos here.
More stories from the week that ended June 11 (click on bolded words for more information) AQNB writes about Smart Objects, after the gallery opens a second location in Landers, CA. RIP: Benjamin Cho (1977-2017). RIP: Mauro ”Malang” Santos, who passed away at the age of 89. RIP: Barry Lett, who passed away at the age of 77. RIP: Jozef Jankovič, who passed away at the age of 79. Two people, including landlord Derick Almena, arrested in Oakland’s deadly Ghost Ship fire. London museums pledge to stay open, […]
More stories from the week that ended June 4 (click on bolded words for more information): Rome’s first permanent installation of contemporary art is Giuseppe Penone’s Foglie di pietra. RIP: Ronald Markman, who passed away at the age of 86. RIP: Dan Tranberg, who passed away at the age of 53. Sam Durant sculpture will likely be removed from the sculpture garden at the Walker Art Center after Native American protests. Walker Art Center postpones opening of sculpture park after the protests. The work will be dismantled […]
Recently in Gol, Norway, a new mural was painted by Telmo Miel entitled appropriately entitled Trollstigen. The Dutch duo explain – “They come in all shapes and sizes. Trolls, Beings from Norse mythology and Scandinavian folklore. Till this day they’re still being hunted by tourists, trying to get a glimpse of one of these creatures.” Discuss Telmo Miel here.
The Washington D.C. edition of POW! WOW! recently returned in 2017 with another 15 artists creating murals in the NoMa district. Local artists CHELOVE, JD Deardourff, Jordann Wine, Julia Chon, Key Han, Martin Swift, Mas Paz, and Matt Corrado joined artists traveling from afar – Kaplan Bunce (Hawaii), Madsteez (California), STASH (Brooklyn) – seen above, TRAV (California), It’s a Living (Mexico), Muro (Spain), and Qbic (Russia) in painting walls in the neighborhood at a number of locations such as the Metropolitan Branch Trail and the new AVA apartment building at 55 M Street NE. Take a look at more photos below…
More stories from the week that ended May 28 (click on bolded words for more information): Eileen Kinsella provides a look at the Marciano Art Foundation museum. KCRW also looks at the museum, as well as the growth of private museums in general. The Hollywood Reporter also covers the opening. Christopher Knight reviews the museum and shows. Tim Schneider also provides his opinion. Christopher Hawthorne explores the architecture of the museum. RIP: Stanley Brouwn, who passed away at the age of 81. RIP: Dan Campanelli, who passed away at the […]
Painting through Mother’s Day weekend, Aryz recently finished a new mural in Saarbrücken, Germany. Painted for the people behind Artwalk – Saarbrücken, the new piece from the Spanish artist featured some tiles that are a small reference to his mother’s work. Take a look at more in-progress photos below that document him creating yet another memorable wall with his signature pastel still-life imagery, this time with a little different twist. Discuss Aryz here.
As we mentioned before, James Jean (interviewed) has a live and work space in West LA near Little Osaka. Called Hide Out, the house has already won multiple awards including the A+ Award from Architizer and the Honor Award for Residential Adaptive Reuse from AIA LA. The design of the remodel by Dan Brunn Architecture includes features like a 12′ x 14′ pivot door, a Japanese tea room inspired library, and wood stairs created by using an algorithm to calculate the most optimized curve based on a selection of […]