Over the course of a few weeks, Tristan Eaton recently finished painting a mural on backlot of Universal Studios featuring five of their iconic monsters. The 50-by-200-foot piece looks to be the LA-based artist’s best work yet and is a good example of the aesthetic his fans have grown to love including his signature patchwork style, attention to detail, and his use of references (he was able to explore Universal’s secret archive and view all of the original posters and ephemera from all of the monster movies). The wall, a massive soundstage […]
As part of this year’s POW! WOW! HAWAII, Spoke Art will be presenting a group exhibition entitled My Neighbor Hayao. The tribute show to the Hayao Miyazki features work from over 100 international artists (like Dan Mumford above) each contributing an interpretation of their favorite Miyazaki films, characters and scenes. This special weekend-only showing will be on view inside Ala Moana Center (unit 1234) from February 13-17.
Currently, James Jean (interviewed) has a time-limited print on release until 7:59 AM PST on Wednesday, January 31st. The Shape of Water was created for the award winning film of the same name with James working directly with Guillermo del Toro to create an image for the official one sheet. Sized at 33 1/2” x 23”, it comes signed and numbered from the Los Angeles-based artist and priced at $200. Head over here for more details and to purchase if you want to add it to your collection. Discuss James Jean here.
After revealing two new pieces in the holy city of Bethlehem on the eve of Alternativity play held around the corner from his Walled Off Hotel, Banksy premiering the The Alternativity film on BBC Two this Sunday, the 17th of December. The feature directed by Danny Boyle follows his experience of directing, producing and setting up this performance together with local theater director, performance artist, actress and teacher at Bethlehem University, Riham Isaac. The film premiere was announced with a new artwork from Banksy that mixes his commonly […]
On Tuesday, November 7th, the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles (RSVP here) will be screening the new Shepard Fairey (featured) documentary OBEY GIANT. Created and executive produced by James Moll and executive produced by James Franco, the film profiles the life and work of artist renowned street artist and will start streaming on Hulu on November 11th. Shep states – “It’s surreal, humbling, but also incredibly exciting that I’m deemed worthy enough to be the subject of a documentary film, so I’m incredibly honored to share the ‘OBEY […]
Recently, James Jean (interviewed) revealed the artwork he finished for a new movie from Guillermo del Toro – The Shape Of Water. The romantic horror film centers around a mute janitor who falls in love with an amphibious man, a scenario captured perfectly by Jean’s artistic vision. Take a look at the trailer below as well as some in progress shots as the design progressed. Discuss James Jean here.
Those of you who have seen billboards advertising for this year’s LA Film Festival may have recognized the imagery of Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed). The Los Angeles-based artist’s familiar characters and palette also grace the materials associated with the event including website and newspaper ads. The festival started today, so head over for some good movies and also to enjoy some of Yamamoto’s art. Billboard photo via Giant Robot. Discuss Yoskay Yamamoto here.
Just released (May 5) in limited New York theaters is BURDEN, a feature-length documentary on Chris Burden. The film, by Timothy Marrinan & Richard Dewey, provides an overview of the artist’s fascinating and controversial life through archival and original footage. It follows his career from architect, to sculptor, to legendary performance artist, and beyond. Famous and familiar faces appear throughout the film, including Ed Ruscha, Larry Gagosian, Larry Bell, and even food critic Jonathan Gold. This documentary is a must-see for anyone interested in art history and […]
Following a number of screenings across the US this year, Wall Writers has been released on iTunes. The meticulously researched documentary chronicles the birth of graffiti and explains how working class kids wrote their names as an assertion of their existence and their personal identity, distinct from the political and gang graffiti which preceded the movement. This, along with an accompanying book by the same name, is the latest project by Roger Gastman, who previously co-curated MOCA’s landmark Art in the Streets exhibition (covered) and […]
Legendary filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (renowned for movies such as Hell Boy, Pan’s Labyrinth, Pacific Rim, and Crimson Peak) opened At Home With Monsters last weekend at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). We got the chance to take a peek at all the toys he keeps in Bleak House, his second museum – like home that mainly stores all his props and what keeps him inspired. When we spoke to the show’s curator Britt Salvesen, she said it took them two days to clear out […]