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Overtime: August 8 – August 14

Banksy’s comment on the UK phone tapping scandal. Anders Breivik, mastermind of worst terrorist attack in Norwegian history, self-proclaims he was “once one of the most influential graffiti artists in Norway” (under name MORG). Shepard Fairey’s HOPE image turned around on Obama in a political cartoon. More Kidult tagging, this time of a Kenzo store in Paris (video). KAWS ad disruption piece stolen from Marc Ecko art gallery. New street work by Gaia, Isaac Cordal, El Mac, Fintan Magee, Insa, and Elbow-Toe. Revok, Rime, & […]

Banksy – “The Antics Roadshow” TV Special

After his foray into films, it looks like Banksy will also begin dabbling in TV programming as he continues to use the media to spread his message. This Saturday, August 13th (10:45 pm local time), UK audiences will be able to catch The Antics Roadshow on Channel 4 as Mr. B charts the “history of behaving badly in public including the antics of anarchists, activists, and attention seeking eccentrics.” The show will be available online afterwards for those who miss it. The hour long special […]

Overtime: July 25 – 31

Matthew Barney’s Cremaster Cycle has been condensed into short clips via Little Big Planet on Playstation 3.  And, a wonderful opportunity to be in a Barney film. 2011 Collection of Bob Dylan prints go on sale. Monet landscape and Pissarro apple tree among acquisitions by Philadelphia Museum of Art. White Cube is opening in Hong Kong trying to woo Asian collectors. Petition supporting closure of streets for downtown LA Art Walk after baby killed by motorist. Looking back at Diane Arbus on the anniversary of […]

Overtime: July 11 – July 17

Ron English putting on the finishing touches to his four foot dunny. Kevin Earl Taylor visited by My Love For You. Album cover design for Mastodon by A.J. Fosik. Doktor A showing Berlin and Chicago. Amy Sol brings along some watercolors for sketching on camping trip. Shepard Fairey appears on The Dinner Party Download. Dscreet directs the trailer for Kid Acne’s upcoming museum show in Sheffield. Two new prints from Part2ism. Stephan Doitschinoff aka CALMA opened his latest performance in Lisboa. Lush interviewed by Vandalog, Fafi interviewed by Hypebeast. New work on […]

Streets: Banksy (London)

In a fitting nod to UK graf artist, Tox, who earlier in the month was charged with criminal damages for his ubiquitous tags across London and beyond, Banksy has issued a tribute in the form of his most recent street piece. Located in Tox’s hometown of Camden, the Bristol-based street icon has cleverly blended whimsy and nostalgia to bring attention to the legal situation of all five street artists brought down in the British Transport Police’s “Operation Misfit”. Whatever the cause for Banksy to get […]

Banksy – “Gas Mask Boy” @ Sotheby’s

What appears to be a previously unseen piece from Banksy by the general public has surfaced for an auction at Sotheby’s London at the end of the month. The piece created in 2010 and entitled Gas Mask Boy was probably acquired directly from the artist with appoximate overall dimensions of 27″ x 39″. If you remember, there was a somewhat similar image on a postcard included in the Exit Through The Gift Shop DVD set. Happy bidding to those that can afford the estimate of $97,000 – […]

Free Mondays from Banksy for “Art in the Streets” @ MOCA

If you haven’t yet stopped by to check out the historic Art in the Streets exhibition at the MOCA, now may be the perfect time. “Now” meaning today or any other Monday until it closes on August 8th as it will be free thanks to the sponsorship of Banksy. As he wryly states – “I don’t think you should have to pay to look at graffiti. You should only pay if you want to get rid of it.” Even if you have seen the show […]

Viewpoints: Peter Kennard + War Boutique — ‘[email protected]’ @ Black Rat Projects

Black Rat Projects in London recently hosted [email protected], a three-day event running from 5 to 7 May which launched @earth, the new photo-essay by Peter Kennard, assisted by Tarek Salhany. The exhibition also showcased a collection of works that packed a punch by former armour designer, War Boutique. Although AM felt War Boutique’s art was sometimes a little easy or obvious, at other times it was remarkable: You think it has the subtlety of an old Panzer IV, that you can see it coming from […]

Update: Banksy – “Art in the Streets” @ MOCA

As anticipated, it appears Banksy headed back to MOCA over the weekend to refresh his Art in the Streets installation (covered). Perhaps most impressive is the hazmat suite clad golf pair with their golf cart taking the place of the asphalt roller, which has been moved outside and sacrificed Yogi bear into a pancaked, bloody mess. An ode to the See Saw animatronic installation setup during preparations for Marks and Stencils (covered) last winter, the gasmask wearing golfers are enjoying post-apocolyptic martinis while lining up […]

Releases: Banksy – “Petrol Bomb” Poster

As with his last release through POW, Banksy will once again generously use his clout by donating the proceeds from the sale of a new poster to a good cause. Instead of going towards the bail set on imprisoned members of Russian subversive street art collective Voina, the money will go to the Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft, in an effort to help in the wake of the Bristol Tesco riots over the weekend. The poster will be made exclusively available during Bristol’s Anarchist Bookfair […]