Here’s another sweet video from the minds at Vernissage TV. This time, they are profiling the Wynwood Walls project that we have been covering all of last week at Art Basel. It was a pretty mind-blowing to see so many large murals from quality artists all in the same location, something that probably doesn’t happen without the influence of Deitch with the backdrop of the premiere art fair in the U.S. Discuss Art Basel here.
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As Jeff Soto (covered) was busy creating his contribution to this year’s Primary Flight, AM favorite Ron English was busy working on a mural of his own. Another rendition of his classic “Guernica” tribute, Ron’s hand painted masterpiece features many of his most identifiable characters. As an added bonus, Ron put up some new, colorful wheatpastes, something we haven’t seen him do in quite a while. More pictures after the jump.
French photographer and street artist JR just announced the release today of his “Women are Heroes” book. In addition to following JR’s international exploits and wheatpastes, this book also focuses on his subjects – the women of Africa, Asia and South America, offering their personal testimonials to the public for the very first time. “Women are Heroes” is now available through Crakedz. More pictures after the jump.
“Grifters,” a group show with a super lineup, opened last week at Lazarides – Rathbone Place. As expected, the artwork was fantastic and was placed well throughout the spacious gallery. And as an added bonus, some of the artists put up some pieces in the streets (like David Choe) to complement the show (more on this later). Take a look at all the images after the jump…
Shepard Fairey (featured) has been selected to create the official artwork for this year’s GRAMMY Awards. The commissioned piece will grace the cover of the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards program book, telecast tickets, promotional poster, and 2010 GRAMMY Nominees CD. Also, there is some chatter about another GRAMMY themed art show like the one curated by Kris Lewis (interviewed) last year (covered). More details to follow… Discuss Shepard Fairey here.
Amongst the many things we’ve seen over in Miami this year, perhaps the most talked about piece of work (certainly between the AM crew and our friends out here) was an previously unsold Barry McGee’s “99 bottle” installation over at Deitch Projects booth at Art Basel. Reputed to have sold for a mere 100K at this year’s fair, it would not have been hard, just among collector friends in Miami to come up with the money and then to split the bottles up. Perhaps not [...]
AM went back to Basel today to check out a few more things, one of which was the recent work that Faile has been putting together for Perry Rubenstein (seen at recent group show). A wide range and scale of work was at the booth with the focus on the new wooden block wall pieces and also the more widely seen boxes. The “puzzle-like blocks” gave the pieces a fresh new dimension with multiple sized panels making up the compositions. Take a look at our [...]
There are so many artists getting up at Basel Week Miami this year that it’s hard to keep up with everything. On our list today was Jeff Soto’s (interviewed) mural for Primary Flight. The almost completed piece, although different, is reminiscent of a mural he did in London during his show at StolenSpace in May. In fact, Soto tells us that doing some street work in the UK (the first time in 10 years) started him itching for more outdoor displays of his art like [...]
After opening his epic show last month at PRISM, Barry McGee moved on to Art Basel for his next project. For his Wynwood Walls installation, McGee covered an entire building with his signature geometric patterns, left plenty of tags, trademark imagery, and threw in an overturned car as well, smoke machine and all. AM spent some time salivating over the details on the site all the while documenting everything to share with you! More images after the jump…
AM stopped by “Stages” last night on the final leg of its journey. One of the hottest shows of Art Basel Week opened with many of the artists in attendance including Jose Parla, KAWS, Shepard Fairey (featured), D-zine, Futura, Rossom Crowe, Os Gemeos, Tom Sachs, and Eric White (seen above with his mother – a cancer survivor). The paintings will be auctioned off to benefit LIVESTRONG and the fight against cancer. More pics after the jump…