Just a couple weeks removed from the opening of his big solo show in New York (covered), Kenny Scharf was arrested for painting one of his signature characters illegally on the streets. He has since been released after spending 20 hours in two Brooklyn jails and will face charges of making graffiti and possession of a graffiti instrument. You can read all the juicy tidbits here, but this was an interesting quote – “Cops who arrested me were fans and wanted to talk about Exit Through The Gift […]
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Renewing a collaboration (sans ROID & Askew) that bore good fruit in Hawaii (see the epic mural here) for the POW WOW event, Dabs Myla, 123Klan, and Slick met up in Los Angeles to paint another wall. Combining talents from Australia, Canada, and the US respectively, the team whose signature style mix so well got up at the Branded Arts Building. Take a closer look at the details as well as the crew in action in the photos below… Discuss Dabs Myla & 123Klan.
Jeff Soto (interviewed) has sent over a final photo of the mural (see Part I) he was working on with Maxx242 while they were in town for a presentation at Pictoplasma. The two decided on an owl, skull, and octopus themed piece for Berlin as well as some other miscellaneous action around town. Take a look at the photos below as well as some footage of the main mural. Discuss Jeff Soto here.
More stories from the weekend ended April 21: Ugo Rondinone’s giant human-shaped stone sculptures go up at Rockefeller Center. Helly Nahmad gallery raided and family charged with international gambling and money-laundering operation. Spanish court sends Chinese businessman, art dealer & fraud/money laundering suspect Gao Ping back to jail. Ai Weiwei + Serge Spitzer collaborative sculpture damaged when elderly woman tripped and fell into the work. €1million stolen gold egg recovered near French-Swiss border during a routine police roadblock. Student who killed chicken as part of a […]
JR, who we interviewed several days ago, has been working hard this past week (see Part I), pasting new work all over the city of Berlin for his Wrinkles of the City project and show at Gallerie Henrik Springmann. Just over a week since the French street artist arrived, he leaves the city having produced 18 different pieces in just seven days. As usual, much of the placement is sublime. Here are some photos below that JR sent us of a few of the finished walls. Discuss JR here.
After recently working in different parts of India and South Africa, AEC (one half of Ukrainian street art duo Interesni Kazki) has now passed by Croatia, where he worked on a large scale acrylic painting titled Glad tidings in a small old town of Vodnjan. The mural was painted as an opening piece for the upcoming Boombarstick Festival that will be happening there this summer. Once again, an incredible imagination was showcased with another surreal image filled with imaginary, fairy tale characters, using a signature palette of bright colors along […]
It’s been a week since JR hit the streets of Berlin, working on almost twenty different walls around the city for his current project, Wrinkles of the City: Berlin, opening Wednesday night at Galerie Henrik Springmann. On day four, JR received a special visit from the elderly couple whose portrait is now pasted on the abandoned railway post office turned nightclub, Postbahnhof. The couple, now in their 80s, grabbed a brush and climbed the scaffolding to help with the pasting. Later, AM joined the French […]
Only two weeks after his trip to Mexico, where he revealed a trophy that was commissioned by Nike for their big Tampa Pro skateboarding contest, Japanese artist and passionate skateboard lover, Haroshi, welcomed us in his studio in Tokyo. Even though he’s a world wide recognized artist, whose shows are regularly selling out and has major skateboard related companies struggling to commission him to do work for them, his studio is not much more than a “skateboarder’s lair.” There are posters, cutouts and photographs of […]
Our roundup of street activity around the world returns this week headlined by a new piece from Invader. This spiderman themed piece in Paris was hidden behind scaffolding for two months but now has been revealed. More photos can be found on his blog here. Other notable walls come from Conor Harrington – London (source), Dome – Germany (source), Aakash Nihalani – New York (source), Levalet – Paris (source), Case – Amsterdam (source), AL – Bulgaria (source), Liliwenn – France, Ata Bozaci – Switzerland (source), Gaser […]
More stories from the week ended April 14: A provocative suspended installation by Korean artist Bohyun Yoon. After Hours 2: Murals on the Bowery, will start April 25, with work by Craig-Martin, Schutz, Owens, et RIP: Zao Wou-ki, who died at age 93. He suffered from dementia and weak health. RIP: Daniel Reich, who took his own life at the age of 39. Virginia woman fights ownership dispute of Renoir painting she claims to have purchased for $7 at flea market. Terrence Riggins charged with […]