With POW WOW 2013 in full swing, AM made the rounds yesterday to check out the progress as murals were going up all around the Kakaʻako district in Honolulu. Some of the artists featured at work in this first set of photos include Jeff Soto, Nychos, 123Klan, Angry Woebots, Dabs Myla, Madsteez, Shark Toof, Katch, Slick, and Rone & Wonderlust – who are collaborating on the mural seen above. The day of art was finished up with a series of talks at the University of Hawaii. […]
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Back in November, French photograffeur JR headed to Japan and toured the disaster area, furthering his Inside Out project in the area – dedicated to the victims of the tsunami. If you remember, one of the most poignant images from that trip was the pasting of the eyes of a local fisherman on a boat that was stranded and abandoned as the water receded. This piece has now been recreated as a 12 color lithograph (released here) along with a video documenting the creation process at the […]
Back in November, we shared with you a longstanding project that street muralists Herakut have been working on called The Giant Storybook Project. Continuing their plan for creating a children’s book from murals painted around the world, the duo have a now completed their ninth piece in the series in Melbourne (639 Brunswick St Fitzroy North VIC 3068, Australia). While in town, they recently opened a show entitled Too High To Heal at the Metro Gallery so fans of their work can get a double dose […]
After filling the Jonathan LeVine booth (covered) with his tiled works during Basel Week Miami, Invader has returned to the streets in his home city of Paris recently with this new piece. Again taking elements of pop culture that interest him, the French street artist has created a mosaic featuring the Pink Panther. Photo credit: Un Oeil Qui Traine. Discuss Invader here.
Overtime stories of the week: Quint Contemporary Art gallery has new editions available by Kelsey Brookes. Unnamed collector finds what is claimed to be the “head” of Courbet’s The Origin of the World. Expert and dealer Hubert Duchemin disputes claim that it is a Courbet. Hacker exposes paintings that George Bush is working on, including bath and showering self-portrait. Fu Baoshi paintings on display are fakes, says his granddaughter, who is an art dealer. French government charges Guy Wildenstein with tax evasion and money laundering. Executives […]
After making hitting both coasts of the US with his mural work (New York & Los Angeles), Eduardo Kobra has returned home for a new large scale project in Brazil. The 52 meter tall piece covers the entire side of a skyscraper on Paulista Avenue, one of Sao Paulo’s busiest streets, and is Kobra’s tribute to the famed Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, who passed away last December at the age of 104. The work started on January 14th and since then, Kobra and four other […]
It’s time for another roundup of street art around the world. Our featured mural this week comes from Louis Gan in Penang, Malaysia with a great interactive placement (source – photo by Avinash Advani). Other notable outdoor work you should check out below from Shida x Knarf – Australia, Liqen – Ecuador, Vhils – Paris, Hyuro – Spain, Hanksy – Los Angeles, Twoone x Bonsai x Sofles – Australia (source), Mone x Bobi x Celo – Brazil (source), Pallo – Finland (source), Hush – UK, and […]
Overtime stories of the week: Steve Wynn revealed to be Koons’ Tulips buyer as The Wynn in Las Vegas has put the piece on display. Is India facing a “cultural emergency” with writers, painters and filmmakers being targeted by the mob? Nearly 400-year-old secret painting in Rembrandt masterpiece revealed using x-ray techniques. Guests of anti-poverty group asked to leave Musee d’Orsay because visitors complained that they smelled. Spiegal Online feels German museums and governments have failed to properly address Nazi looted artworks. Henry Kravis claims […]
We lead things off for this week’s Rewind with a new video directed by AM contributor theonepointeight giving you a glimpse at the show opening tonight from Victor Castillo in Los Angeles. Not only do you see some of the paintings being installed at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery, you also see the LA-based artist adding color to his signature sausage noses on some sculptures for the show. Living Apart Entwined, a new mural from Faith47 in South Africa. VernissageTV looks at Art Los Angeles Contemporary. André makes a short film […]
Street femme fatale and intrepid traveller Miss Van has been spotted in frolicking in Brazil, in particular getting up in Sao Paulo. While visiting friends like Zezao and Ciro Schu, she took time to paint one of her signature Poupee characters near an abandoned factory – one of her first outdoor pieces for 2013. Discuss Miss Van here.