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Rewind: March 4 – March 10

Last month, China’s invisible man, Liu Bolin, was in Long Beach, California giving his TED Talk. As part of the presentation, a live demonstration was set up where his technique was put on display as he gradually blended in with the stage background. Check the timelapse below as well as other worthy videos. Miss Van’s video for the latest issue of VNA (buy it here). The creation of Cyrcle.’s Magic is Real. Vernissage TV takes us on a trip to James Franco’s Gay Town. Commercial […]

Takashi Murakami Studio Look (Part II)

After sharing some photos with you from Takashi Murakami’s studio at the beginning of the year, we now take a second look as he recently posted new images up on his Instagram (@takashipom). Along with some familiar imagery, you may also spot some new things from the Japanese artist perhaps headed for his show opening at Galerie Perrotin in May although only time will tell… All artwork by (C) Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd Discuss Takashi Murakami here.

POW WOW ’13: Streets Summary

After another enjoyable retreat in Hawaii for AM, it’s time to wrap up another successful POW WOW (see all our coverage here). Here are some of the other completed murals we saw while we were in town for the event that we haven’t focused on yet, including photos of walls that were in progress the last time we shared pics with you. Artists include ROID and Madsteez (seen above), as well as Apex, Askew, Bam, Ekundayo, Estria, Hannah Stouffer, Ian Kuali’i, Katch, Kamea Hadar, Meggs, […]

Streets: Liqen (Ecuador)

Mexican artist Liqen recently headed south to spend some time on the Ecuadorian Pacific coast.  Besides enjoying some good food, the street muralist did some birdwatching and sketching different species of these winged creatures. Inspired by the experience, he recently painted this wood building in Esmeraldas although some of the things he painted may be from his impressive imagination. More detailed photos below… Discuss Liqen here.

Overtime: Feb 25 – March 3

More stories from the week that ended March 3: Morgan Library & Museum to host “Subliming Vessel: The Drawings of Matthew Barney” show opening in May. Four hundred fragments of bricks from Babylon’s Ishtar Gate and Processional Way have been stolen in Iraq. Fired Margarita Aguilar suing El Museo del Barrio claiming gender discrimination and a hostile workplace. Prime minister Cameron criticized after he opposed calls to return Parthenon Marbles & Koh-i-Noor diamond. San Francisco’s Fine Arts Museums fires another staff member as exhibition designer […]

Art Focus: Patricia Piccinini

Our eyes were recently drawn to the work of Patricia Piccinini with a sculpture that is currently part of a group show (How To Tell The Future From The Past) at Haunch of Venison New York. Entitled The Carrier, the hyper-realistic piece from the multidisciplinary artist makes the viewer almost think it is real if not for the fantastical creature that is holding an elderly woman on its back. Take a look at more detailed photos below… Via Designboom. Discuss Patricia Piccinini here.

Streets: JR (New York)

Last week, JR spent part of his birthday doing what he loves best – getting up on the streets. For this unique little “inception” worthy project within a project, it looks like the French street photograffeur enlisted his friends Os Gemeos to pose for a photo on the back of a truck which then was pasted back onto said truck (seen below). On a related note, also check out the sweet gift he got from the twins here. Discuss JR here.

Streets: Shepard Fairey (New Mexico)

Shepard Fairey was recently invited to the Santa Fe University of Art and Design to do a lecture as part the school’s Artists for Positive Social Change series. Of course while there, Mr. Obey decided to create a mural for his fans in New Mexico. Considering the venue, Shep decided to get up with a pro-art, anti-war piece. See more detailed photos below… Photo Credit: StreetArtNews. Discuss Shepard Fairey here.

Streets: Blu (Rome)

We haven’t heard much from Italian street muralist Blu recently, but hopefully this new mural he just painted in Rome is a sign of things heating up for the prolific artist. The piece featuring interlocking cars was painted on the side of ALEXIS, an old building from the twenties which has been abandoned for years, but recently occupied by a group of intrepid students. It is named after Alexandros Grigoropoulos, who was killed in 2008 by Greek police in Athens. Discuss Blu here.

Streets: Slinkachu (London)

Recently, street sculptor & photographer Slinkachu was asked to participate 20 Years of War Child, a new exhibition celebrating 20 years of the charity’s (War Child) work. He created three installations that he staged in various parts of London, the results of which will be put on display at The British Music Experience through March 28th. Take a look at the other pieces below along with shots from different perspectives below… Discuss Slinkachu here.