With the return of the Rewind article, our first since Basel Week Miami, it only seems appropriate that the featured video is from Art Basel. The footage follows chairman and president of the Calder Foundation, Alexander S.C. Rower, as he explains two prime examples of the famed artist’s work – the white Snow Flurry mobile and an Untitled black piece (never seen before in public). Check the fascinating below as Rower explains the significance and back story of each piece… Other notable videos include: Ann […]
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This week’s summary of public art from around the world comes a little early as we are still trying to catch up after Basel Week Miami. Leading things off is this ad takeover on Canal Street in New York (source) by Zevs with his infamous logo drips – this time targeting Apple (check out the full photo below). Other notable work comes from GILF! – New York, 2501 – Brazil (source), Hyuro – Spain, Escif – Spain, Zilda – France, ESPO – Philadelphia, Agostino Iacurci – Italy, Krio […]
One of the sad stories present in every street art fan’s mind while attending Basel Week Miami this year was the passing of Tony Goldman. Instrumental in revitalizing the Wynwood area with his support of murals and public art, there were multiple tributes to the man during this year’s event. Kenny Scharf, a perennial visitor to Miami, also painted a wall in remembrance of Goldman at the Tony Goldman Memorial Garden. Check out more photos below… Photo credit: Birdman. Discuss Basel Week Miami here. Discuss […]
Our global summary of street work returns this week with a look around the world but heavily tilted towards Florida due to Basel Week Miami. Kicking things off though is this new piece in Sri Lanka from the UK-based Phlegm. The rare splashes of color seen stem from his use of car paints in this wall. Other notable pieces come from RONE – Miami, Meggs – Miami, Phibs – Miami, Escif – France, Belin x Koka – Mexico (source), Dabs Myla truck – Miami, Prime […]
Overtime stories of the week: Mark Ryden is releasing a new print tomorrow (December 17th) through Porterhouse. One of the world’s biggest artists – Damien Hirst – leaves the world’s biggest gallery – Gagosian Gallery. Yayoi Kusama also leaves Gagosian Gallery. Vladimir Umanets, who defaced Mark Rothko painting at the Tate Modern, has been jailed for two years. United States attorney’s office files civil complaint against Douglas A. J. Latchford over looted Khmer artwork. 144 pieces loaned to British Empire and Commonwealth Museum may be missing […]
While in Australia recently for his solo showing at Backwoods Gallery (covered), the Belgium-based ROA not surprisingly brought his special form of portraiture to the streets down under. Included in these new murals were pieces painted at the Healesville Sanctuary in Melbourne, a non-profit conservation organization dedicated to fighting wildlife extinction. As usual, ROA chose species that are native to the area to render like the platypus and wombat. Enjoy more photos and a video below… Photo credit: Echidna (Dean Sunshine), All others (Street Art Belgium). Discuss ROA here.
While roaming the streets during Basel Week Miami, AM came across our old friends from POW WOW, Meggs and Phibs working on a massive collaborative mural. Situated in the Wynwood Walls district, the piece featured Meggs’ phoenix and flames combined with Phibs characteristic patterns. Stop by to see it for yourself if you are in Miami. Discuss Basel Week Miami here. Discuss Meggs here.
Overtime stories of the week: Raphael drawing – Head Of A Young Apostle – sells for £30 million – new record for paper piece at auction. Prominent collector Steven Cohen under investigation and noticeably absent at Art Basel Miami Beach. Woman purchases Alexander Calder print worth $9k for $12.34 at a Goodwill store. ESSAM arrested and given multiple charges after outing himself in a video interview. Five looted Indian sculptures (worth $5 mil.)seized at Port Newark by Homeland Security Investigations. Identity of thief who stole […]
Continuing our survey of the streets in Miami, another interesting wall was collaboratively worked on by JR (featured) and André. The two French street artists combined their two styles – the signature photographic eye from JR and the stick figures of André – into a welcome addition to the Design District. JR was in town also for his book release with Jose Parla at The Standard and Mr. A was in town for his Love Graffiti project. Discuss Basel Week Miami here. Discuss JR here.
Those who passed by the Overtown area of Miami while in the city for Basel Week Miami will no doubt have seen RISK’s deconstructive color washes on many of the buildings in the area. Using the area as his personal canvas, the LA-based writer has enlisted many of his friends for collaborative murals including Shepard Fairey in the piece seen above. We’ll have more for you soon as other notables like Mear One, Smash, Anthony Lister, Gregory Siff, and more get up on backgrounds courtesy of Risky. […]