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Monthly Archives: July 2010

SDCC ’10: Sculptures, Toys, and Figures

As we previewed prior to Comic Con, the weekend event featured the unveiling of some fantastic sculptures and figures by artists we all know and love, including those by Jeff Soto, Travis Louie, David Choe, Shepard Fairey, Yoskay Yamamoto, and Luke Chueh. SDCC was your opportunity to nab exclusive pieces, like the Ghost Seeker and a rare colorway of Mr. Spray. It is always great to see and be able to purchase three-dimensional artwork and these editions were affordable enough for almost any fan. See […]

Word to Mother in Studio

It looks like fashion photographer and art enthusiast Viktor Vauthier has visited the studio of Word to Mother (interviewed) to take some photos for an article on the p.o.p. The London-based artist talks about his upcoming show with StolenSpace in October as well as his involvement with the FAME Festival which we have been following here. More photos after the jump…

Teaser: Sarah Joncas – “Siren” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Sarah Joncas (interviewed), whom we last saw in a solo show at Roq La Rue, as been hard at work getting read for her upcoming exhibition in September. The show entitled “Siren” will be at Thinkspace and will also feature Dabs Myla showing concurrently in the project room. We’ll have more for you as the show gets a little closer but for now, take a look at the show card and more studio shots after the jump…

Streets: Blu Hits Warsaw

Wow! It looks likes Blu is continuing to go big with his murals. This time the Italian hits up Warsaw with this “war” mural (no pun intended) but also digs a little behind the real motivations of why it happens – look at the puppet strings and the badges with the dollar signs.  Next up for Blu will be Nuart 2010 (The Landmark Series) with other participants including Vhils, ROA, Dolk, Ericailcane, Evol, Alexandros Vasmoulakis, Sten & Lex, M-City, and Dotmasters. More detailed shots of […]

Street Art Walking Tours in London with Hooked

If you find yourself in need of some insider knowledge of the East London street art scene, whether you are a visitor to the city or a local, then our friends at Hookedblog have just the thing for you… The Hookedblog Street Art Walking Tour offers a guided tour of the current locations of the best street art that the Capital has to offer, as seen through an insiders eye. A in depth description of the tour after the jump.

Preview: Junko Mizuno, Aiko, and Samuel Lowder – “Vivid Fiction” @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

This Saturday, July 31, Merry Karnowsky Gallery will be hosting a new show, “Vivid Fiction,” a joint venture between artists Junko Mizuno, Aiko, and Samuel Lowder aka FrePrs. Although it seems to be a somewhat discordant grouping, each artist has something to offer to those that attend. Aiko Nakagawa, formerly part of the  Faile (featured), continues to develop her own imagery and style, showing a feminine touch that has been missing from the Brooklyn collective since she left. Junko Mizuno will be bringing her unique […]

Streets: Nick Walker – “Amerikarma” in Williamsburg

Before we hit up the Meat Packing District with Nick Walker (interviewed), we spent the day in Williamsburg on the corner of Roebling & Metropolitan working on another mural. This “legal” project location was graciously provided by our friends at Brooklyn Street Art. Under the sweltering heat, Nick pulled out his latest stencil “Amerikarma”. We thought it would be a simple project, but the detailed oriented Mr. Walker took this project very seriously and dedicated over 5 hours working the Bullets & Stripes mural. Check […]

SDCC ’10: Frank Frazetta Conan Painting Sells for Record Price

Although this unfortunately occurred two months after the artist’s death, the above painting, “Conan the Destroyer”, just sold for $1.5 million – a record for a work by Frank Frazetta. The piece was sold by the estate in San Diego, during this year’s Comic Con. Franzetta was 82 when he died and was a legend among fantasy artists. He produced work for comic books, album covers, and movie posters, among others and has his own museum showing his work. In recent years, his children have […]

Preview: “Come As You Are” @ Prism Gallery

Looks like Prism Gallery is about to drop some bombs on LA. This Thursday, they are hosting the opening (7-9pm) of “Come As You Are”. This group show has a line-up of heavy hitters like Os Gemeos, Kelsey Brookes, Clare Rojas, Clayton Brothers, Cleon Peterson, Susanne Melanie Berry, Richard Colman, Cheryl Dunn, Dennis Hopper, Craig Steeyk, Deanna Templeton and Ed Templeton. Have a peek at more Os Gemeos goodness after the jump.

Releases: Daniel Danger – “Where Ashes Take the Form of Houses” Print

It’s taken six months, but Daniel Danger’s (interviewed) new two color intaglio print is ready from Harbor Coat Press. The beautiful image, entitled “Where Ashes Take the Form of Houses”, is an edition of 50 and generously sized at 28″ x 48″. It’s available now at their shop for $300. Hopefully this will keep Daniel’s fans happy until his show next month at Gallery 1988 LA. More detailed pics after the jump…