With a show filled with such plethora of strong and iconic works from an A-list of artists, Suggestivism definitely deserves a second look. If our coverage of the opening didn’t encourage you to see the exhibition in person, perhaps this video from Hurley featuring some footage of the art as well as an interview with curator and artist Nathan Spoor will convince you to head over to the Grand Central Art Center before April 17th, the close date. Discuss this show here.
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A show that closed recently in San Francisco at White Walls, What the %$#@? (WTF) featured the acronym inspiring work of Dan Witz. The ongoing series of works consisted of his photorealistic renderings of people trapped behind grills, bars, and windows. This new video has some nice footage of him getting his provocative work up as well as him talking a little about the philosophy behind his art. Via Vandalog. Discuss Dan Witz here.
It’s always a pleasure to see some of Conor Harrington’s (interviewed) outdoor work, and this beautifully produced short film that he recently put together was a real treat to watch. Crossing Lines documents his trip to Palestine and Israel last June, where he collaborated with Know Hope on a series of murals, as well as completed some solo efforts. Check it out. Discuss Conor Harrington here. Discuss Know Hope here.
Everfresh Gallery recently teamed up with the esteemed National Gallery of Victoria for their NGVSTUDIO program. Get a look at Meggs (who we last saw in Hong Kong at Above Second) and crew creating a nice mural for the progressive space. The museum is considering pursuing a larger urban art program, so if you live in Australia, or just want to see street art in more major institutions, hit up their Facebook or Twitter and let them know! Discuss Meggs here.
It looks like EIKNARF has been putting together a series of videos on MSK AWR affiliated writers (check out the one on NORM here.) Take a look at the interview above as REVOK talks a little about his beginnings, the origins of Seventh Letter, and the state of graffiti (past and present). As an added bonus, check out some pics of a recent billboard takeover posted to his blog after the jump…
An art fair based on an interesting premise opened this weekend – the VIP Art Fair. As online sales have increased when compared to in-person sales at most galleries, it was only natural that a virtual art fair be the next “big idea”. What is surprising though are the heavyhitters that are backing it. Look at some of these founding galleries – David Zwirner, Gagosian, White Cube, and exhibiting galleries – Blum & Poe, Paul Kasmin, Gladstone, Emmanuel Perrotin, Perry Rubenstein. It seems collectors were […]
Check out this nice video produced by Gestalten where Shepard Fairey was interviewed at his “Printed Matters” show & “Beyond the Street” signing at Subliminal Projects that allows viewers to hear Shep talk about the style and ideology behind Obey. Also, he discusses his recently resolved AP court battle. As an extra bonus we get to catch some detailed shots of his current and past imagery. Discuss Shepard Fairey here
Banksy recently gave us an inside look behind how he created and directed the incredible animated intro for the Simpsons episode that aired last fall. The storyboard sketch details an acerbic wit that may have been sharper than FOX would have liked: Take for example the Rupert Murdoch portrait hidden behind the t-shirt scene or the skeletal dipping of the animation cel into the toxic drums. Check out the creative process sketches after the jump.
Filmed and edited in his signature style, this The Wrinkles of the City video documents JR’s recent project in Shanghai which included an exhibition (covered) and street work (covered). With the general release of his acclaimed Women Are Heroes documentary set for this week in his home country, although not in the film, this footage should only excite the French street photographer’s fans even more before the worldwide release. Via Slamxhype.
Right on the heels of the behind-the-scenes Sunflower Seeds video, a trailer for Ai Weiwei’s Never Sorry documentary has surfaced. This first full length feature on the Chinese artist and activist sheds light on some of his philosophies & principles and why he is admired by so many fans in and out of China. Discuss Ai Weiwei here.