UK///NEWS///BUILDING WITH MASSIVE PROTECTED BANKSY MURAL SELLS IN LIVERPOOL

February 18, 2010  |  art, Banksy, Graffiti, News, Street Art, UK  |  Comments Off

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A derelict 200-year-old pub in Liverpool, England, bearing one of BANKSY's largest existing guerilla murals has just changed hands at auction today for £114,000. One of the artist's largest existing pieces, the massive rat was painted illegally under cover of darkness in 2004 during the city's Biennial festival and has since been declared a landmark by the city and granted protected status. Now, in a twist that Sir Banks himself probably couldn't imagine, the image must be preserved by the new owners going forward with renovations...

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OHIO///NEWS///SHEPARD FAIREY HITS THE STREETS OF CINCINNATI FOR HIS CAC “SUPPLY AND DEMAND” SHOW

February 17, 2010  |  art, Graffiti, News, Shepard Fairey, Street Art  |  Comments Off

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The Midwest leg of ST buddy SHEPARD FAIREY's epic "Supply and Demand" retrospective opens this Friday at Cincinnati's CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER (CAC), but in the meantime, our boy is out on the streets of Cin City doing what he does best (and we don't mean getting arrested)...

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Shep's new CAC exhibition print available this Friday only at the opening...

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NYC///ART HYPE///MR BRAINWASH PERFECTS THE ART OF TURD POLISHING WITH THE OPENING OF “ICONS”

February 17, 2010  |  art, Art Crimes, Art History, Art Stunts, Banksy, Feature, Graffiti, News, NYC, Shepard Fairey, Street Art  |  Comments Off

4363964574_0f10031e70_o What has to be the final nail in the “Street Art” coffin was driven in last weekend by none other than MR. BRAINWASH (aka: “The Christian Audigier of Street Art”) when he opened his massive, self-produced “Icons” show in a rented space (which, ironically, was once a real art gallery, pre-recession) in the heart of Chelsea. As the subject of Brit Street Art king Banksy’s recent docu-parody film, “Exit Through The Gift Shop,” MBW has been the focus of much hype and speculation as his presence finally seeps into the fairly muddy stream of mainstream consciousness. Last week’s Wall Street Journal article articulated this particularly well:

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FILM///NEWS///BANKSY’S MR BRAINWASH DOCUMENTARY “EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP” SCREENS IN BERLIN

February 16, 2010  |  art, Art Crimes, Banksy, Film, Graffiti, News, Next Big Thing, Street Art  |  Comments Off

Unsurprisingly, our man BANKSY didn't show up:

"An apparent press conference by “Exit Through the Gift Shop” director, and mysterious street artist, Banksy was canceled in Berlin today. A subject of the film, which debuted last month at the Sundance Film Festival, Banksy remains an incognito artist. He issued a video statement that was shown prior to the press screening of his movie on Sunday at the Berlinale, in lieu of a press conference.

He started by saying, in a recorded message, “Unfortunately I can’t be with you today, so I am speaking from my home in England via satellite link.”

“I guess my ambition was to make a film that would do for graffiti art what ‘Karate Kid’ did for martial arts, a film that would get every school kid in the world picking up a spray can and having a go,” said a silhouetted figure, identified as Banksy, in a digitally altered voice on the short video message. He added, “As it turns out, I think we might have made a film that does for street art what ‘Jaws’ did for water sking.” Click HERE to continue reading at INDIE WIRE...

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OLYMPICS///NEWS///STEPHEN COLBERT UNVEILS HIS NEW OLYMPIC POSTER BY SHEPARD FAIREY

February 12, 2010  |  art, Graffiti, News, Olympics, Shepard Fairey, Street Art  |  Comments Off

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Stephen Colbert has urged his Nation to download this poster now and plaster Vancouver with it. Just don't call him to bail you outta jail...

Conservative talk phenomenon STEPHEN COLBERT is on his way to the as-yet snowless 2010 OLYMPIC games in Vancouver (home of the "Iceholes") to watch his "Team Colbert" speed skaters careen towards victory, and former show guest and ST buddy SHEPARD FAIREY has been commissioned to commemorate the event:

The Colbert Report Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Sign Off - See You in Vancouver
www.colbertnation.com
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Colbert sticks it to the "Iceholes" in the street...

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SKYJACKING///STREET LIFE///RON ENGLISH WIEGHS IN ON THE STATE OF THE HEALTH CARE DEBATE

February 11, 2010  |  art, Art Crimes, Billboard Liberation, Graffiti, News, Ron English, Street Art  |  Comments Off

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"Liberated" billboard in Jersey City by RON ENGLISH...

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MEDIA///PHARRELL INTERVIEWS KAWS

February 10, 2010  |  art, Film, Graffiti, KAWS, News, Street Art  |  Comments Off

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MILAN///OS GEMEOS DEBUT “IN THE ARMS OF AN ANGEL” AT GALLERIA PATRICIA ARMOCIDA

February 10, 2010  |  art, Graffiti, Italy, News, Os Gemeos, Street Art  |  Comments Off

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Globetrotting Supertouch buddies OS GEMEOS (aka Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo) touched down long enough in Milan, Italy, to debut their show of new work, "In The Arms of an Angel" at GALLERIA PATRICIA ARMOCIDA last week. Comprised of their usual array of stunning aerosol-painted canvases & objects, the show was a poignant example of their beautiful visionary dreamscapes at a time when the world needs dreaming most. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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TEXAS///RON ENGLISH’S BOVINE BOMBING

February 10, 2010  |  art, Art Crimes, Graffiti, News, Ron English, Street Art  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch's own RON ENGLISH is currently running loose in south TEXAS where the sight of a pasture full of nice, innocent cows just grazing away, rekindled his relentless urge to paint everything in sight. The result? A field full of ironically sloganed, camouflauged cows, and a death sentence from Peta, whose bounty hunters are reportedly stalking the Jersey-based painter as we write...

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Ron is known to paint cows of all types...

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STREET LIFE///DOZE GREEN GOES PUBLIC WITH “SODDOM & GOMORRAH” IN LAS VEGAS

February 9, 2010  |  art, Graffiti, Street Art  |  Comments Off

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The architectural car crash that is LAS VEGAS’ new CITY CENTER complex, a staggeringly huge 16,797,000 square feet complex on 76 acres on the Las Vegas Strip is literally the largest privately funded construction project in the history of the United States. The site was formerly occupied by the Boardwalk Hotel and Casino, the Bellagio employee parking lot, and several standalone commercial structures and is bordered by the Monte Carlo Resort, the Bellagio, and The Cosmopolitan Towers. It cost more than $11 billion to construct and of that princely sum, a mere $40 million was set aside to commission new public art. Luckily, the crew that received a paycheck on that commission included such artists as Claes Oldenburg, Frank Stella, Maya Lin, Henry Moore, and Jenny Holzer, to name a few. Notable among those “few,” was Supertouch buddy DOZE GREEN whose appropriately titled “Soddom & Gomorrah” mural greets visitors arriving at the Monte Carlo and Bellagio people mover stations.

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