STREET LIFE | MERVE BERKMAN DRAWS ATTENTION TO THE PLIGHT OF SYRIAN REFUGEES

August 19, 2014  |  Streets  |  No Comments

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This photo of a barefoot Syrian mother & child refuge was taken and pasted by Merve Berkman on a wall in Istanbul where many homeless immigrants usually sit. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have made their way to Istanbul in the midst of the current political & humanitarian crisis but the Turkish government is beginning to apply sanctions. This image draws attention to their plight. As the artist, Merve, observes, "An image is Read More

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FIRST LOOK | TOMOKAZU MATSUYAMA’S SKY’S THE LIMIT IN HARBOUR CITY, HONG KONG

August 19, 2014  |  art  |  No Comments

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In Hong Kong, the massive Harbour City shopping mall in Tsim Sha Tsui doubles as a public art space and is currently playing host to one of Japanese artist & Supertouch buddy Tomokazu Matsuyama's most ambitious exhibitions to date. Ambitiously titled Sky's the Limit, the show is named after the exhibition's centerpiece, a 6.5 meter-high, stainless steel sculpture (the tallest ever at Harbour City, where KAWS'giant Companion once sat) acting as an homage to the Read More

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DESIGN | FIRST GLIMPSE OF NEW STAR WARS EPISODE VII STORMTROOPER HELMETS

August 15, 2014  |  Design, Film  |  No Comments

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Inside sources (who by this point are probably no longer "inside") have leaked images of the new Stormtrooper helmets appearing in the forthcoming J.J. Abrams-helmed Star Wars Episode VII film. Set 30 years after Return of the Jedi, these helmets clearly demonstrate the logical evolution in form from the classic helmets of Read More

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FIRST LOOK | DENNIS MORRIS’ “THE BOLLOCKS” AT KNOWN GALLERY, LA

August 14, 2014  |  art, Music  |  No Comments

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If you've got a favorite photo of the Sex Pistols, there's a good chance it's by their former official photographer, Dennis Morris. There's also a very good chance you can see it in person at Morris' current show, The Bollocks, at Known Gallery in LA. Traveling with the punk boy band Read More

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RIP | BANKSY MEMORIALIZES KING ROBBO

August 14, 2014  |  Streets  |  No Comments

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Despite their longstanding (and highly entertaining) graffiti feud, Banksy has paid public tribute to his fallen artistic adversary King Robbo, who died this summer by altering one of his own existing protected murals in London to read "His Royal Highness King Robbo." Read More

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“ART EVERYWHERE” BRINGS FINE ART MASTERPIECES TO TIMES SQUARE

August 14, 2014  |  art, Street Art  |  No Comments

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A country-wide public art blitz kicked off in NYC at the beginning of the month when the Art Everywhere program went live in Times Square. Created to lessen the visual burden of corporate advertising and bring fine art (wait for it) everywhere,  the program Read More

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ICONS | ANDRE SARAIVA: A RETROSPECTIVE AT THE MUDE MUSEUM, LISBON

August 13, 2014  |  art, Streets  |  No Comments

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Parisian street artist/ladies man/bon vivant/1950s movie star doppelgänger Andre Sariava (aka: Mr. Andre/Baron Andre/Johnny Handsome/French Elvis) brings his multifaceted artistic oeuvre to Lisbon with his current eponymous retrospective at the Museum of Design and Fashion (MUDE) in Portugal. Read More

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STREET LIFE | STEVE “ESPO” POWERS VS THE TWELVE O’CLOCK BOYS IN PHILLY

August 12, 2014  |  Streets  |  No Comments

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Perhaps the best street art snap of the summer comes in the form of this shot of The 12 O'Clock Boys pulling some righteous wheelies in front of Steve "ESPO" Powers' Love Letters series sticky note wall pieces in Philadelphia. Ride on, boys... [photo by Pat McGinn] Read More

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DESIGN | THE LOTUS BUILDING IN WUJIN, CHINA

August 12, 2014  |  Design  |  No Comments

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Home to some of the most banal and sublime modern architecture, China has just unveiled a stunning new sculptural building Called the Lotus Building that falls into the latter category. Located in the heart of Wujin, the burgeoning southern district of Changzhou, Jiangsu PRC, the structure and the surrounding 3.5 hectare People’s Park have been designed by Australian firm Read More

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STREET LIFE | INSA’S ANIMATED “GIF-ITI”

August 8, 2014  |  Streets, Tech  |  No Comments

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UK-based street artist & designer INSA has been taking his mural game to new levels over the past year with a series of  "GIF-iti" pieces in spots around the world from Hollywood to Gambia. Like traditional stop motion animation, the murals are painted in successive evolving layers, each of which is photographed in succession and then combined to create a final Read More

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