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Streets: Eine in SF (Part II)

Who rocks the hardest? Apparently, Ben Eine does, among other things as he’s painting up San Fran in conjunction with his show that opened last weekend (covered). Not only was he working on his signature shutter typography all around town, he’s also was getting up select phrases.  Take a look at the video and more pics from Skate Legs Magazine after the jump…

Streets: Blu & Ericailcane (Bologna)

No stranger to collaborations (see Nuart), not to mention both being automatic invites to any serious street art event, Blu and Ericailcane have teamed up for another piece – this time in Bologna. We should see more from these two Italian artists as the weather heats up and outdoor painting season starts again. Discuss Blu here. Discuss Ericailcane here.

Previews / Releases / Videos: Nick Walker – “TMA New York” @ Opera Gallery (NY)

So, the Nick Walker (interviewed) print release we first told you about here will happen this weekend. TMA New York from his iconic The Morning After series will have a run 150 with 18 hand-finished artists proofs and will be released at the Opera Gallery in New York on Saturday, February 26th at 3pm EST.  For those who live outside the US, a special lottery has also been set up making 50 prints available for those who email [email protected] with “New York TMA lottery” in […]

Overtime: Feb. 7 – Feb. 13

Sam Flores paints the Future Fatima. Jesse Hazelip – The Belle of the Brawl video. An interview with Erik Mark Sandberg by Mark Murphy. The Mad Potters Tea Party. Derek Weisberg‘s show at Anno Domini LACMA and Getty acquire more than 2,000 pictures taken by Robert Mapplethorpe, and other archival materials, including 120,000 negatives – the total value said to be more than $30 million Jason Lee’s Polaroid of Dennis Hopper stolen from THIS, Los Angeles after an opening.  $25,000 reward is offered for its […]

Overtime: Jan. 16 – Jan. 22

James Cauty’s “Riots in a Jam Jar”. Swoon speaking at TEDxBrooklyn. Mondo Bizzarro Gallery will be showing a private collection of Shepard Fairey works. Looks like Banksy added a couch to his living room in Camden. C215 interview now with English subtitles. “Deitch” brand condom conceived by LA Raw in response to BLU wall whitewashing. Damien Hirst now has staff of 130 employees. Does not paint on any of his new photorealist paintings and is doing well due to growth of Asian market. Christopher Knight […]

Overtime: Dec 12 – Dec 18

Remed’s Woman On Boat in Kiev. Interesni Kazki also has work up in Kiev. Deitch vs. Blu as interpreted by Escif in 2009 – he must be able to see the future. New mural from Dabs Myla and Craola. Futura’s Pointman animated for Unkle. Rostarr’s new mural and Invader’s work up in Miami. The drawing Conor Harrington did for a new print – Holy Smoke. Unhappiness at MOCA. 10 staff members have left since Jeffrey Deitch took over the museum. It was only a matter […]

Overtime: Dec. 5 – Dec. 11

Now, the world’s most expensive book – John James Audobon’s Birds of America. Steve Martin (one of the world’s best art collectors), Shepard Fairey, Andres Serrano, and Frank Stella on Colbert Report. Jeffrey Deitch planning a Julian Schnabel retrospective at MOCA Steve Martin boring?  He talks art, interrupted because not entertaining enough, later apologized to. Lost Leonardo di Vinci manuscript fragment found in France. Ai Weiwei picked on again.  This time, China bans him from traveling to Korea.  But the good news this week is […]

Overtime: Nov 21 – 28

Cai Guo-Qiang is commissioned by the Museum of Fine Art Houston (MFAH) to produce Odyssey, the largest gunpowder drawing he has made to date (10 by 162 feet) Adam Lindemann has a seven-story townhouse in Manhatten filled with blue-chip art. Richard Avedon’s “Dovima with the Elephants” set a record for the artist’s work at auction when it sold for $1,148,910 at Christie’s Paris last Saturday.  The photograph was purchased by Dior fashion house (Dovima is wearing a Dior dress designed by Yves Saint-Laurent). When young […]

Overtime: Nov 7 – Nov 13

The piece above is titled “One Day This Kid…” by David Wojnarowicz.  In light of recent bullying inflicted upon GLBTQ youth – making it a national issue – this work of art is important and powerful. Share it by downloading the image to print out here. Left without a home since the closing of Deitch Projects, Keith Haring estate joins Gladstone Gallery. Scott Campbell burns his own sold out show in dispute with gallery.  Why he did it. Yvonne Force Villareal house includes artwork by […]

Video: Interview with “Exit Through The Gift Shop” Producer & Editor

An interesting video popped up recently from Viddler where producer Jaimie D’ Cruz and editor Chris King of Banksy’s “Exit Through The Gift Shop” were interviewed. The two of them talk extensively about how the film came about and the background behind all the footage. Hearing this interview may put to rest some to the speculation that the movie was one big hoax, although some people will never be convinced.  Of course, this could all be part of the game but they would have to […]