While the eyes of the world were focused on the results of the French presidential election, Banksy revealed his latest street piece in coastal town of Dover in the UK, just across Calais, France, where he was active 2 years ago (covered). Placed just across the city’s ferry terminal, the area of arrival for those coming from mainland Europe, the large mural shows a man chiseling off one of the stars from the EU flag. The blue flag with its 12 yellow stars has been inspiration for many […]
More stories from the week that ended May 7 (click on bolded words for more information): Matthew Marks Gallery exhibiting the last paintings Ellsworth Kelly made before he died. RIP: A. R. Penck, who passed away at the age of 77. RIP: Jordan Vaughn, aka Tead, who passed away at the age of 34. RIP: Stephen McKenna, who passed away in his home in Co Carlow. Matt Furie kills off Pepe the Frog. Man with a knife slashes Christopher Wool painting at Opera Gallery in Aspen. Visions Gallery […]
Recently in Rabat, Aryz had the opportunity to return to Morocco for another mural and to drink “avocado juice.” Painted on the side of a six story building, the beautiful new piece features one of the Spanish artist’s reoccurring still life images. Invited in by the good people of the Jidar Festival, he left a wall covered in his recognizable smooth style and pastel palette that the locals will not soon forget. Discuss Aryz here.
Recently in Culver City, California, Kenny Scharf (interviewed) was able to paint some of his signature characters on the sides of a building overlaid over a colorful background of drips. It looks like while there, he also took time to continue his series of what he calls Karbombz where he paints the outside of a lucky fan’s automobile. Take a look at more photos as well as a video below… Photo and video credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Kenny Scharf here.
More stories from the week that ended April 30 (click on bolded words for more information): RIP: Vito Acconci, who passed away at the age of 77. Jerry Saltz writes about the artist. RIP: Chris Oh, who passed away at the age of 35. RIP: Bill Fisher, who passed away at the age of 59. Doubts over whether Berlin can afford a MoMA of its own. Metropolitan Museum of Art considering charging a mandatory admission fee to tourists. Tate criticized for soliciting donations from staff towards Nicholas […]
More stories from that week that ended April 23 (click on bolded words for more information): The Art Newspaper previews Awol Erizku’s upcoming show at Ben Brown Fine Arts. RIP: Barkley L. Hendricks, who passed away at the age of 72. RIP: Cyrus James Tilton, who passed away at the age of 39. RIP: Magdalena Abakanowicz, who passed away at the age of 86. RIP: Mervyn ‘Skip’ Williamson, who passed away at the age of 72. Animal rights campaigners calling for cancellation of a performance in Australia by Hermann Nitsch. May […]
The other day we did a quick report about some of the new art that was popping on the streets of Aberdeen this past week, so today we’d like to bring you final look at Nuart Aberdeen. From dark alleys, grimy backstreets, to some of the most prominent hotspots of the city, this event produced a series of fresh murals, interventions and public artworks, changing the image of the Grey City. One of the instant local favorites was the brand new piece (seen above) by […]
More stories from the week that ended April 16 (click on bolded words for more information): Artnet covers Secundino Hernández’s Paso show at Victoria Miro. RIP: James Jenson, who passed away at the age of 67. Iranian-American gallerists accused of attempting to overthrow Iranian government set to go to trial. FBI warns that there could be hundreds more fake postwar paintings by Eric Spoutz in the market. Handyman Daniel Pressland jailed for stealing £500k worth of artwork from Alan Davie following his death. Steve Tobin sues Trinity Church Parish for […]
After a couple of busy days on the streets around town, Nuart Aberdeen officially opened on the 15th of April in the Merchant Quarter with a first guided tour for the public. We’re now bringing you the first overview of freshly painted murals and interventions by international artist invited for this event. Organized with an idea to inspire the local community to rethink their interaction with the city, the event is the first project of such scale to be organized in the region. The 11 artists that were […]
It looks like Shepard Fairey (featured) recently completed a new mural at the Seoul Arts Center in Korea featuring some of his signature imagery. Entitled Peace & Justice Seoul, the new piece was painted at the Hangaram Art Museum where the American graffiti artist currently has an exhibition with the same name on view thru the 30th. Take a look at some more in-progress photos below… Photo credit: Obey Korea and the artist. Discuss Shepard Fairey here.
We’ve already reported on some of the murals created on the streets of Ostend in Belgium as a part of the second edition of The Crystal Ship festival that took place last week. With all the pieces being officially finished and signed by the artists, we’re bringing one final look at this year’s works. Stepping aside from the city center, Axel Void painted a large mural on the social housing building on the outskirts of Oostende. After spending a couple of days meeting the people living in the […]
Last week we introduced to you The Crystal Ship festival that just took off on the streets of Ostend in Belgium. The second edition of the event produced an impressive selection of fresh public pieces, showing the consistent and recognizable curatorial efforts with very few exceptions. Among 20 international and local artists, some of our personal standout pieces include the large wooden assemblage by Strook. Although not usually working in public, the Belgian artist created one of the more impressive pieces for the festival. The 9m high […]