More stories from the week that ended on Sept. 1 (click on bolded words for more information): Basketball court designed by Robert Indiana and used by Bucks in ’70s reemerges as a art piece. RIP: Matt Doust, who died at age 29 from epileptic seizure. He had just completed work for his first solo show. RIP: Stephen Antonakos, who died at age 86. It was discovered that David Hockney’s assistant Dominic Elliott died after drinking drain cleaner during binge. Zwelethu Mthethwa charged with murder of 23-year-old […]
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After resurfacing in Mexico for his first show in years, David Choe (featured) has switched continents for his next foray in the streets. Along with Choe, this year’s Nuart Festival in Stavenger, Norway also features Martha Cooper, DALeast, ROA, M-City, Faith47, Hush, Vhils, Ernest Zacharevic, C215, Dot Dot Dot, Dotmaster, Strok, Martin Whatson, and Aiko. Although the event officially opens on September 7th, Choe is already in town retracing his steps from 2011, painting new murals for his fans to enjoy.
Ever had a catchy summer song get stuck in your head? Imagine an art show like that. New York’s Joshua Liner Gallery & artist Even Hecox recently curated a show that was hard to forget. Entitled FOLKLORE, this exhibition pulled together a talented group such as Andrew Paynter, Andy Jenkins, Andy Mueller, Benjamin Deberdt, Cody Hudson, Ed Templeton, Evan Hecox, Geoff McFetridge, Jay Nelson, Nathaniel Russell, Nigel Peake, Peter Sutherland, Serena Mitnik-Miller, Stephen “ESPO” Powers, Stevie Gee and Thomas Campbell to showcase their talents. Check out a […]
The recent extensive showcase of street art put together by the Wooster Collective for their ten year anniversary exhibition (covered) at Jonathan LeVine Gallery was just the tip of the iceburg. In the streets of Williamsburg & Dumbo, the collective got ahold of some prime wall space for some of the artists involved to work on. We stopped by Brooklyn’s DUMBO district to catch artists such as Shepard Fairey, DALeast, Faith 47, Eltono and MOMO put their signature styles on full display for the community to enjoy. […]
Brazilian artist Finok aka Raphael Sagarra recently let us have a peek inside his home & studio in Sao Paulo, to have a look at some new paintings he’s been working on recently. The young artist got introduced to the art world on the streets of his city back in 2002 when he noticed some kids painting graffiti in the street. He was intrigued by this creative illegal activity and quickly got into the “graffiti game” himself. A few years later he became part of the infamous Vlok […]
It’s time for another Rewind feature where we bring to you some of the videos that caught our eye recently. First up is a artist focus where the Arbor Collective visits Dave Kinsey at his home studio in the Western slopes of the Sierras where we get glimpses of his workspace and paintings. Also overlaid is an insightful interview where he touches on his upbringing, being out on the streets doing street art & graffiti, his use of the color orange, the impact of the internet, the […]
Over the weekend, Brazilian artist Nunca finally finished a mural he has been working on all week in the heart of Los Angeles for the TARFEST Music and Art Festival. The massive piece (arranged by Merry Karnowsky Gallery & Launch Gallery) features imagery quite appropriate for the location with a series of paparazzi figures painted in the street artist’s distinctive style. Enjoy the photoset below, and for more, head over here. Photo credit: Theonepointeight for Arrested Motion.
More stories from the week ended Aug 25 (click on bolded words for link to more information): Egypt’s Malawi National Museum ransacked, looted and smashed up by vandals as result of unrest in country. Marx & Zavattero closes their gallery after twelve years in San Francisco. John Cleese sells off collection of art and memorabilia to help pay for divorce from third wife. Profile of Pei-Shen Qian, who is identified as artist who painted the Knoedler fakes. The story of Mark Landis, man who donates […]
Earlier this month, the UK-based INSA returned to Hong Kong for a set of murals at The Vaford Gates in Chai Wan. If you remember, the street artist know for his heel motifs had a show in the city-state in 2011 at the Above Second Gallery. The project at this former old factory building location plans to feature a rotating cast of local and international artist so we’ll be sure to see more action soon… Discuss INSA here.
Recently, The London Police paid a visit to Covington, Kentucky for a public works project arranged by the BLDG gallery. The duo painted their iconic LADS characters alongside buildings and inside local business, leaving a trail of art for fans to follow. Upping the ante were pieces that they hid around town that “escaped” the main large-scale mural. Take a look at a sampling of these walls in the photos below… Photo credit: Chris Breeden. Discuss The London Police here.