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Those who have been in the vinyl art toy game for a while will no doubt remember Joe Ledbetter’s original Fire-Cat figure, one of his iconic characters. The Los Angeles-based artist has now decided to release an updated version of the toy – producing, funding and designing this project himself. Billed as his first independent vinyl toy, the edition will be limited to 400, stand almost 11 inches tall (one of his largest figures to date), and cost $99. Buy the J.Led figure directly from his website […]
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Faith47 is self releasing a collectible series of intimate books and screen prints. The first set is scheduled to be available for the solstice on 21st of June at via her new online store. The The Hidden Years zine is the first of the series, signed and numbered in an edition of 100, and includes a compilation of sketches from 2013 & 2014. The Chaos five layer screenprint on Stardream Antique Gold paper is 21 x 15 cm and is signed and numbered in the same edition. These will be available on […]
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Last month, we brought you photos from Shepard Fairey’s (featured) big museum exhibition in Charleston at The Halsey. As you may have guessed from the nature of his work, he also put in time on the streets. Working with his Obey crew, he pasted up his iconic Andre the Giant as well as other familiarly treated imagery up around town. Check out more photos below as well as a video… Photo credit: Jon Furlong. Discuss Shepard Fairey here.
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We have gathered another prime selection of art related video for you to enjoy in this newest edition of our Rewind feature. Topping the list is a new Guest Artist Series feature from Stussy that focuses on Japanese artist and illustrator Hajime Sorayama. Take a look at the footage below as they take a rare look at him on tape as he talks about various aspects of his work and career. Other notable videos include: Harmony Korine’s Addict fragrance film for Dior. (via Slamxhype). Explore […]
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POW! WOW! recently completed another exciting project in their hometown of Honolulu. A few months after wrapping up another successful edition of POW! WOW! Hawaii (covered), they teamed up with Versace in order to create a large scale mural to celebrate the opening of their new flagship store. Located on one of the most prominent streets of the city, this wall was painted by Tristan Eaton who was invited by the curator Jasper Wong. Known for his patched up colorful pieces that mix everything from graffiti elements to cartoon […]
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Another week, another Rewind feature. Leading things off is a nice little video from Jeremy Asher Lynch documenting some murals Herakut painted in Los Angeles (set up by Beau Basse), overlayed with a quote from Pablo Casals. Other worthy videos that can also be seen below come from: SMART CREW transforms SIXTY SoHo. Art collectors starting out younger and younger. Carsten Nicolai creates public art light show in Hong Kong. 3 Letters book preview. New street work by Farewell. Peiqi Su’s wall of penises. Optical illusions […]
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After leaving his mark all over the globe, from wooden sheds in Brazilian rain forest (covered) to large warehouses in Hawaii (covered), Alexandre Farto aka Vhils is opening a museum solo in his homeland. Supported by the EDP Foundation, Dissesction will be opening on the the 5th of July 2014 at the Electricity Museum in Lisbon, as “the first solo exhibition by Vhils in a Portuguese mainstream art institution and his largest to date.” The artist who made his name by chiseling walls with heavy tools and explosives as […]
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Faith47 recently collaborated with world famous Die Antwoord by creating some backdrops for their new music video Pitbull Terrier. Painting in and around this abandoned building in Johannesburg, the South African artist created two works titled Escape and Escape This Place. Following the aggressive feel of both the song and the idea of the clip, the works show the big dog in a threatening pose, and an action image of the pitbull catching and killing a swan. Painted with watered out, dripping paint, on these beaten up and graffiti […]
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Last week, the 18th annual Webby Awards named Banksy the Person of the Year in a surprise move. Of course, the elusive street artist was not on hand to accept the distinction awarded for excellence on the internet. The honor accorded Mr. B was a testimony to how well-known his art has become and how skillfully he is able to manage his online presence. This fact along with other things were mentioned tongue-in-check in an acceptance video the Bristol bomber released about his recent “art residency” in New […]
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Right after setting up the Taiwan event (introduced), the POW! WOW! Hawaii family got back to work taking part in an interesting project with The Polynesian Voyaging Society in Honolulu. What they put together was focused on the sacred canoe Hokulea on which legendary lifeguard and surfer Eddie Aikau lost his life while trying to get help for his friends between the Hawaiian and Tahitian island chains. The POW! WOW! artists led by Kamea Hadar created artwork on Hokulea itself, its sister canoe Hikianalia, and a mural painted in Kaka’ako in collaboration the students of […]
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It’s time for another look at worthy art-related videos that are floating around the interwebs, a feature we call Rewind. Up first is a something funded and put together by Pangeaseed called Sea Walls Expeditions: Murals For Oceans – this time in Mexico, a street art project that brings the beauty and plight of the world’s ocean to the forefront. Watch the video below and fund them here if interested. Other videos to watch include: Vernissage TV films Gerhard Richter’s show at Fondation Beyeler. Documentary […]
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Although the first POW! WOW! event was held in Hong Kong, the last four years have seen the annual art gathering held in the tropical paradise of Hawaii (see this year’s coverage). Not only has the main event gotten bigger and better each year, POW WOW! will now be expanding worldwide with the first satellite event to be held in Taiwan from May 28 to June 3. The schedule will include mural painting in Taipei from international and local artists like Aaron De La Cruz, Apex, […]
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