FIRST LOOK | SHEPARD FAIREY’S PRINTED MATTERS AT LIBRARY STREET COLLECTIVE, DETROIT

May 26, 2015  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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At this point, the world's most prolific street artist needs no introduction or analysis. Simply put, Shepard Fairey is the AC/DC of street art;  the Metallica of Graffiti; the Taylor Swift of streetwear. His fan base is legion, and at a time when he could do a show anywhere in the world, it's nice to see the Read More

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STREET LIFE | THE BRIDGES OF GRAFFITI AT THE VENICE BIENNALE 2015

May 21, 2015  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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While the storied Venice Biennale—now in its 56th year—is a highbrow affair for the art world elite, this season's simultaneous Bridges of Graffiti show presents a welcome and more accessible counterpoint with a formidable exhibition of international urban artists. Featuring installations by Futura, Todd James Read More

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PUBLIC ART | JR COMMEMORATES THE LEGACY OF FUKUSHIMA

May 19, 2015  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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The 2011 Japanese Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster triggered by a massive earthquake and tsunami left the region devastated, evacuated, and irradiated. Four years later, it's remaining inhabitants are still working to regain the way of life they once knew and cope with Read More

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PUBLIC ART | KAWS’ “CLEAN SLATE” ON VIEW AT LANE CRAWFORD, SHANGHAI

May 18, 2015  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Following the recent debut of three colossal sculptures in Amsterdam, longtime Supertouch buddy KAWS proves he's the king of public art this summer with the launch of his giant Clean Slate sculpture in Shanghai, marking the first time one of his sculptures has appeared on mainland China. Appearing out front of Read More

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ON THE WALL | STEVE “ESPO” POWERS’ NEW MIAMI BEACH MURAL AT THE CARLTON HOTEL

May 12, 2015  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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OG street art legend and master of the lost art of sign painting Stephen Powers (aka: ESPO) wrapped up his biggest work in Miami yet last month when his massive new mural on the Carlton Hotel in South Beach was unveiled. Wrapping the three story building from top to bottom, Powers' work completely covers the hotel in his trademark catchphrases, bits of Beat-style Read More

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STREET LIFE | KAWS’ GIANT COMPANION SCULPTURES IN AMSTERDAM FOR ARTZUID

May 12, 2015  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Longtime Supertouch buddy KAWS has been blowing minds with his large-scale sculptural work in recent years, and this month sees his giant Companion figures making the journey to Amsterdam as the centerpieces of the open air biennial ArtZuid Fair. The exhibition, which began in Read More

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STREET LIFE | JR’S GIANT STREET WALKER IN FLATIRON, NYC

April 23, 2015  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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Debuting on the streets of NYC (literally) this week is the latest large-scale work by Supertouch buddy JR. For this installation—commissioned by the New York Times for the cover of their weekly magazine as part of a Read More

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STREET LIFE | NASTY NECK FACE GRABS TAKEOUT IN CHINATOWN, NYC

April 21, 2015  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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He's been laying low for a minute now, but the original street demon Nasty Neck Face is back in action in LA & NYC, where he left his mark with an OG-style burner in Chinatown. Don't forget, Satan Always Wins... Read More

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STREET LIFE | VINCENT LAMOUROUX TURNS THE SILVERLAKE GRAFFITI MOTEL WHITE

April 20, 2015  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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For decades the Pacific Sunset Motel at 4301 Sunset Blvd in Silverlake was a decomposing shell of a former drug den turned public graffiti gallery better known to locals as the "Bates Motel" for obvious reasons. Now with developers set to finally demolish the abandoned structure in May, French artist Vincent Lamouroux has turned the Read More

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STREET LIFE | RON ENGLISH BRINGS BACK THE HOUSTON & BOWERY MURAL WALL

April 19, 2015  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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It's been a year since the legendary graffiti wall at Houston & Bowery in NYC saw the light of day, but this weekend it reemerged from an ongoing construction project to be coated by longtime Supertouch buddy & notorious Popagandist Ron English in his garish tribute to the Read More

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