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 […]
It looks like the details to the new film Jellyfish Eyes from Takashi Murakami are slowly being fleshed out with the recent appearance of a teaser video. Scheduled for a release on April 26th, 2013 in Japan, the live-action feature film, the origins of which Murakami dreamt up over 10 years ago, appears to have some major players in the industry on board. Catch a glimpse of the movie below as well some the synopsis and some footage of the Mr. Superflat talking about the […]
With the recent release of the Shepard Fairey print featuring the use of Mike Miller’s photograph of Eazy E (still available here), the duo decided to record a video detailing the entire project. Shot while they were signing the limited edition collaboration, the footage features an interview with the two talented artists while they talk about how the print came about, their opinions on Eazy E & NWA, and much more… Via Hypebeast. Discuss Shepard Fairey here.
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.
Last month, we shared with you a video shot in-studio with KAWS before his Companion Balloon hit the streets of New York for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. Then AM headed over in person to check out the pre-parade preparations before the 41-foot-high version of the NY-based artist’s shy signature character took to the air. Now for those who missed it, NOWNESS has a new video (directed by Jake Sumner) out with footage of the inflatable drifting along the Upper West Side towards downtown Manhattan. Discuss KAWS […]
While in town for Basel Week Miami, AM had the pleasure to spend some time with RISK who was painting new murals in the Overtown area, many of which were collaborative pieces. We also had the chance to set up an interview with the respected LA-based writer and talk a little about his work, his views on graffiti as an art form, his influences, his deconstructive color wash technique, as well as about the new video by Todd Mazer released today on MOCAtv. Check out […]
Last weekend, the 7th Asia Pacific Triennial was held in Australia and with it, a new mural from El Mac was unveiled. Originally painted in Vietnam, the piece entitled Birds of No Nation was a collaboration with Shamsia Hassan, probably the only serious female graffiti writer in Afghanistan and also an associate professor in the Fine Arts Department at Kabul University. The central figure is based on her portrait with the surrounding designs and poetry by Hassani. It reads: پرنده های بی وطن ،همه اسیرن […]
This week’s new video from MOCAtv in their Art In The Streets section comes from ROA and filmmaker Colin Day. Like most of the previous videos in the series (also see JR, Barry McGee, RETNA, and Swoon), there is ample footage of the artists in the streets as well as at times in the studio. This particular piece also features a monologue from the Belgium-based street muralist as he discusses the philosophy behind his art, how he chooses his subjects, as well as his last solo show in San […]
This week’s edition of Rewind sees an interview with KAWS from Art Info with plenty of footage from his studio in New York. The video was recorded prior to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade where his Campanion balloon joined the festivities (covered) and his current show at Galerie Perrotin in Paris (covered). He covers both subjects as well as some other topics in the video seen below… Other notable videos of the week include: The movie Parker is running a contest until November 30th featuring the […]
Thanksgiving sees another worthy release from MOCAtv featuring Caledonia “Swoon” Curry (interviewed) and her time in Haiti. In the video, the NY-based artist talks about how she enjoys working on things outside of her studio, which can be confining at times. By moving her work outdoors (like with her street work), it allows her to increase her interactions with people and led to projects like the Swimming Cities of Serenissima and now Konbit Shelter.The new project for Bigones-Leogane, Haiti includes a community center to hold workshops, house the works of local […]
Leading off this week’s Rewind of art videos is a sweet film from Andrew Telling documenting Conor Harrington’s (interviewed) trip to Vardø, Norway for Komafest (covered). Entitled Old Norse, this is the third (see here & here) collaborative video project between the two and we can’t wait for more. Other notable videos to check out include: Teaser video for Cyrcle.’s second solo exhibition. Video recap of Futurism 2.0 “Symmetry across Centuries” group exhibition. NYC Dark – a film on the black out in NY after Sandy (via High […]
Continuing their strong lineup (also see JR & Barry McGee), MOCAtv has released a new video on the times and life of RETNA (featured). Along with footage from his studio, show openings, and work in the streets, you can also see footage of the MSK / AWR affiliated writer talk about his beginnings, the philosophy behind his work, and what he hopes to accomplish with his art. Discuss RETNA here.