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.
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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.
After opening his show at Honor Fraser (covered) in Los Angeles as well as painting on the cars of his lucky fans in the area, Kenny Scharf (interviewed) returned to New York where he continued improving vehicles with his signature imagery. He seems to get around, as he was back in the City of Angels last week to create a new mural (arranged by Branded Arts) in Culver City. Head over to Davis Brothers’ Tire Pros yourself for a look if you are in town. Photo credit: Branded Arts. […]
This week’s Rewind feature is headlined by the trailer for a new film coming out later this year called The Monuments Men. The movie stars George Clooney, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, and others as a group of museum directors, curators, and historians going behind enemy lines in Nazi Germany to rescue artworks. Take a look at the trailer below… Other worthy videos include: Jim Houser creating an installation for the Black Book Gallery. A video of Shepard Fairey when he was in Denver for a group […]
More stories from the week ended Aug 18: The Whitney recreates Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks on Fifth Avenue in NYC as part of exhibition. RIP Allan Sekula, who died at the age of 62. Jasper Johns’s former assistant assistant charged with stealing 22 Johns works and selling for $3.4mil. Trial to start for six Romanians accused of stealing seven masterpieces from Rotterdam’s Kunsthal museum. The suspects have offered to return five paintings in exchange for moving their trial from Romania to the Netherlands. Jonathan Meese acquitted in court […]
Ukrainian artists and muralist Waone and Aec, known as Interesni Kazki, recently took part in the LGZ Moscow project where they worked on two separate surrealistic murals. Waone did a piece called Flying & Crawling mind at Lublinskaya Str.3, while Aec worked on his Time Machine mural in Sadovnicheskaya Str. 78, Moscow. Covering the era of the dinosaurs, constellations, age of big discoveries, technical progress and weapons development, Aec’s mural shows the history of the planet, and the big influence that humans have over all of it. On the other hand, Waone’s mural is the artist’s […]
If you remember, last year we brought you a look at some of the public works painted for the Galore Festival in Copenhagen. Times flies as the 2013 version is already upon us. First up is a collaborative effort from Nychos & DXTR where they melded their styles together for this mural. Check out more action shots and a closer look at the details in the photoset below… Photo credit: Henrik Haven. Discuss Nychos here.
French artist Ludo (interviewed) was recently in the US, visiting and working on both coasts. The artist arrived to New York City to take part in the 10 Years of Wooster Collective show (covered), as well as work on a new print (seen below) he is releasing with Paper Monster. Ludo spent a couple of days in Faile studio working on this hand finished edition that will available mid September. After that he flew to San Francisco, where he finalized his upcoming solo show at White Walls, opening on […]
Recently, Los Angeles art collective Cyrcle. spent time in Portugal for their latest exhibition titled “Capture the Flag! : Conquer the Divide!” (covered). However, they also participated in the Walk & Talk Azores Festival,which featured a great variety of both Portuguese and international artists such as Vhils, El Tono, Nespoon and Topo. Cyrcle. certainly didn’t waste any time while they were in Azores and as we can see from this mural, their style continues to evolve both in style and in theme. Touching on the subject of the […]
More stores from the week ended Aug 11: Andy Warhol Bridge yarn bombed. (above photo by CBS Pittsburgh) RIP: Ruth Asawa, first Asian American woman to receive recognition as a sculptor, dies at age 87 in SF. RIP: Israel Hernandez, killed by Miami Beach police for putting up graffiti on abandoned building. Experts investigating Rotterdam heist find burnt remains of at least three different oil paintings. Two men rush stage, kiss, gropes Yan Yinhong during her performance about sexual violence against women. Van Gogh specialists […]