It looks like Chinese artist Liu Bolin was back in New York again recently since the last time he was in the Big Apple when we hung out with him and JR as they worked on an interesting collaborative project together. While in town for his current exhibition at Eli Klein Fine Art, site of his show in 2012 (covered), the photographer and painter decided to stop by 5Pointz Aerosol Arts Center, in an area of Queens which has heavy graffiti presence. The walls there will soon be replaced […]
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In association with Galerie Ernst Hilger’s Cash, Cans, & Candy street art group show in Vienna, various participants have also got up around town. Faile contributed an interesting large-scale mural utilizing a block-style process for the first time. Each piece of the 84 sections are handpainted with stencils, an aesthetic that is a nice parallel the format seen in the Brooklyn-based duo’s gallery work recently with the puzzle work. Take a look at more photos below… Discuss Faile here.
More stories from the week ended June 30: National Gallery of Art plans first-ever show with a living African-American artist – Kerry James Marshall. RIP: Monica Ross, who died on the last day of her five-year project, Anniversary—an act of memory. RIP: Bert Stern, who died at the age of 83. Ruth Carter Stevenson House, design: Harwell Hamilton Harris, landscape: Thomas Church – demolished. Oakland housing project reborn as a three-story art installation on the eve of its demolition. Syrian art smuggled from the midst of civil […]
Sonia Rentsch is an artist and designer based in Melbourne who worked recently on a project that caught our eye. Harm Less is a series of photos she arranged for the January Biannual that featured plant life arranged to resemble various weapons. The dried plant life stills were meant to “ponder the themes of Life, Death, Ritual and Evolution.” Check out more images below… Via Highsnobiety.
After hitting up the Mediterranean coastline with some inventive murals, Spanish artist Sam3 headed to Denmark to participate in a new event. Located in the old Danish city of Horsens, the project Public Art saw the silhouette master get up twice at the port and once in the center of the town. Other artists scheduled to attend include Brad Downey, Escif, Pobel, Thomas Dambo, and Ornduvald so we’ll bring you more photos soon… Photo credit: Henrik Haven. Discuss Sam3 here.
Currently on view at The Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris is a exhibition devoted to Danh Vō, an artist who was born in Vietnam and raised in Denmark. His work and the pieces in this show are highly political and explore liberal societies and the power games and rules that underlie them and the fragile nature of the nation-state idea. Centralized by values expressed through the material, economic, or symbolic, Vō’s practice illuminates the complexity of the relationship between peoples in the […]
Hopefully those in London had a chance to check out the great showing from D*Face (interviewed) at Stolenspace before it closed last weekend. Around the same time, the local street artist found time to get up near the gallery (Commercial Street, across the way from Spitalfields Market) with some of his recent pop imagery. Working through the rain, the water turned out to be a good opportunity to get some photos… Photos via the artist. Discuss D*Face here.
German artist and muralist Hendrik ‘ECB’ Beikirch was recently in Split, Croatia, where he took part in a local XStatic festival by painting a new mural on Gripe sports center. Known for the large scale portraits he has painted worldwide (the biggest one being in Busan, South Korea), ECB created another recognizable piece in the center of the city. Since the wall he was painting on is near a place where local senior citizens meet up for card games (“briškula”) and where cold refreshments are served during hot summer […]
Joining an illustrious list of artists (see some of the others here) commissioned by The High Line to design a billboard, Raymond Pettibon chose to use his 2010 drawing No Title (Safe he called…). The scene at home plate features the American artist’s characteristic imagery and text which references characters known well to those in New York like The Notorious B.I.G, Jackie Robinson, and Robert Moses. Stop by next time you are taking a stroll on the famed pedestrian walkway (through July 1) and plan to be back when his […]
We already shared some photos with you of a large mural El Mac worked in while in town for his show at Galerie Wolfsen (covered), It turns out that was only the tip of the iceberg as the LA-based street artist also worked on a triptych piece for his fans in Denmark entitled Purity of Heart, taken from the popular book by Søren Kierkegaard – Purity of Heart is to Will One Thing. These three murals grace three sides of a tower in front of a recently renovated orphanage and […]