Stories of the week: Warhol & Basquiat’s collaborative 1985 Olympic Rings painting at London’s Britannia St. Gagosian Gallery. Christopher Knight details the mess at MOCA and explains why the leadership’s thinking is flawed. The MOCA Four trustees disenchanted with Jeffrey Deitch – respond to Eli Broad and his vision for MOCA. John Baldessari becomes fifth MOCA board member to leave since February. Subsequently, Barbara Kruger and Catherine Opie resign leaving Ruscha as the only artist-trustee remaining. Nine year-old artist Kieron Williamson set to become millionaire after his […]
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This week’s Rewind of art videos is headlined by Futura’s profile with Hennessy as his new collaboration with the world-leading cognac house has just been announced. We’ll have more from the release party and looks at the new bottle soon, but for now take a look at the footage below as Lenny talks about his beginnings, the graffiti family, an life-changing incident in 1973, and his philosophy on life. Interesni Kazki paints a mural for Living Walls (via Nuart). New print release coming from Eine […]
The Los Angeles-based and MSK-affiliated RIME recently made the trip out to New York for this standout wall including the names of Smart Crew members DCEVE and TOPER. As evidenced by his other moniker “Jersey Joe”, RIME has roots and experience getting up in the area which he used to full advantage with this rooftop collaboration or tribute. While there, he also painted an outline of a sketch NYC’s HAZE did of RIME’s name in an alley under the Manhattan Bridge (set up by Klughaus Gallery). Via […]
Recently, we saw CYRCLE. at our City Of Fire exhibition (covered) where they showed an interactive piece that had the crowd mesmerized by its spinning panels. Now, they are back on the streets and before last week’s holiday hit, they painted a mural named Beautiful Disaster, which is a continuation of their Cut It Out series which began last year with a wall featuring a flower gun. This latest mural at West Hollywood’s The Roxy was created in conjunction with with Poster Child Prints, who will be releasing their first […]
Giving into childhood nostalgia, Megx (Martin Heuwold) has painted an old train overpass in Germany to resemble LEGO blocks. The whimsical painted installation on the bridge in Wuppertal, which has now been converted into a bicycle and pedestrian path, took the street artist nearly four weeks to complete. The result is certainly better, or at least more interesting, than before – don’t you agree? Via Designboom.
For our newest Art Focus feature, we turn our attention to the sculptures of Korean artist Hyungkoo Lee. His Homo Animatus series of works feature skeletal representations of familiar cartoon characters created out of resin, aluminum sticks, stainless steel wires, springs, and oil paint. If you look closely, you will see the bones of our favorite childhood friends like Canis Latrans Animatus (Wile E. Coyote), Geococcyx Animatus (Roadrunner), Lepus Animatus (Bugs Bunny), Felis Catus Animatus (Tom), Mus Animatus (Jerry), Anas Animatus (Donald Duck) and his three nephews, […]
Stories of the week: James Jean’s print for the Kingdom Animalia benefit show now available online. Photos from opening here. Kimberly Camp, former Barnes Foundation’s CEO claims financial pretext for relocation was pure fabrication. Five European museums launch ARTtube – online video channel publishing original films about art and design. MOCA makes an official announcement (.pdf) regarding Paul Schimmel’s departure. Eli Broad discusses ousting of Paul Schimmel at MOCA. Paul McCarthy and Shepard Fairey weigh in. Which Way L.A.? discusses the future of MOCA with Christopher […]
We start off this week’s look at street activity with this new mural from Mear One (interviewed) in Lincoln Heights as reported by LA Taco. The mural, which features the LA-based artist’s post-apocalyptic imagery, was commissioned by Tee Shirt Spot and is located on Pasadena Avenue. Other notable work this week comes from Shaka – France (source), Risk – UK, Hyuro – Spain, REMED x Saner – UK (source), Faith47 – France, M-City – Italy, Knarf – Austria (source), The Yok x Sheryo x Flying Fortress […]
This week’s featured video (via TWBE) for Rewind is an interview with Alex Prager by Fourth & Main. The insightful interview covers many topics including her musings on life, her beginnings in photography, growing up in LA, the influence of post-production on her final pictures, the cinematic quality of her work, and much more. A short video happy together put together by Escif (via Upper Playground). Smash 137 for Volta8 (via Graffart). New video from Vernissage TV – Alexander Calder: The New Calder Gallery at Fondation […]
The Munich-based Sat One recently travelled to Varna, Bulgaria to work on a multi-sided mural entitled Prisoners of the Sea. The street artist was invited by BALCANS-Magazine to wrap a tower on the top of a building which he opted to paint a selection of ships sailing and sinking through the ocean imagery. Fans in Barcelona can now see his work in the group show Homage to Moebius at Montana Gallery. Via Graffuturism.