FILM: BARRY McGEE ON THE VIRTUES OF TAGGING

April 15, 2013  |  art, Film, Streets  |  Comments Off

Filmed in 2012, this latest installment of Art21 follows artist Barry McGee through his self-titled retrospective exhibition at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA). McGee, who became interested in tagging while growing up in San Francisco, describes the excitement of putting up new tags and the rush of getting away with it. Read More

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STREET LIFE: INVADER’S SPIDER-MAN HANGS AROUND PARIS

April 15, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch buddy (Space) Invader's latest public street hit is this awesome tiled Spider-Man brightening up an otherwise drab wall in Paris. Thank god for good street art with a sense of humor... Read More

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FILM: “OBEY THE GIANT”: THE EARLY YEARS OF SHEPARD FAIREY

April 15, 2013  |  art, Film, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Starting today, director Julian Marshall's dramatic film about the rise of Shepard Fairey, "Obey The Giant" can be viewed in its entirety online for free. Based on the true story of Shepard Fairey’s  formative years at the Rhode Island School of Design where he first conceived the Andre The Giant visual meme, and his first act of street art, "Obey The Giant" tells the story of a young skate punk challenging a big-city mayor and the powers-that-be at art school. Read More

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STREET LIFE: JR KEEPS AN EYE ON THE CLOCK IN BERLIN FOR HIS “WRINKLES OF THE CITY” PROJECT

April 15, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

Screen Shot 2013-04-14 at 4.22.21 PM In advance of his fortcoming "Wrinkles of the City" art show at Galerie Henrik Springmann (opening April 17), French social activist street artist JR has been busy bombing the walls of Berlin. His latest installment sees a historic clock tower in the city's center transformed into a giant, Sauron-style all-seeing eye keeping close watch over the city. Read More

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STREET LIFE: ON THE WALL WITH CONOR HARRINGTON IN LONDON

April 13, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Another beautiful wall piece by one of our favorite painters (in the street and in the gallery), Irishman Conor Harrington, in the streets of London. Read More

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STREET LIFE: POSE & KC1 ON THE WALL IN SOUTH AFRICA

April 12, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Seventh Letter crew members Pose & KC1 just wrapped this beautiful new Pop Art wall piece in South Africa. Read More

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STREET LIFE: JR IN BERLIN

April 10, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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As part of his ongoing "Wrinkles of the City" project, social activist street artist JR is currently in Berlin installing his giant-scale portraits on the city walls, including this palyful new "West Side" hand sign on a building in East Berlin. Read More

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STREETLIFE: LEVER RUKHIN’S DRIVE-BY PHOTOS OF LOS ANGELES

April 9, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Cruising on an endless slow roll through the streets of Los Angeles, Lever Rukhin—aka: "Los Angelev"— is a drive-by photographer who captures fleeting, intimate glimpses of everyday street life in the Southland from behind the wheel of his car. His images offer a voyeur's perspective on the daily lives of the 99% as they navigate the endless paved expanse of LA that surrounds the microcosm of Hollywood. Read More

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STREET LIFE: NEW WORK BY LUDO IN PARIS

April 8, 2013  |  art, Street Art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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French street artist Ludo has struck again in Paris with some compelling new murals in his trademark black, white, and green palette, with one serving as a killer homage to skate art legend Jim Phillips' 1973 "screaming hand" Santa Cruz skate graphic. Images courtesy of our friends at Street Art News Read More

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STREET LIFE: JR ON THE WALL IN DUBLIN

April 8, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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"Just finished the piece in Dublin in collaboration with the local artist Maser. This is part of my project named UNFRAMED where I use images from the archive of photography. This one was madein Dublin in 1913. The Labour movement in Dublin became involved in a serious conflict with the employers, known as the Lockout. Here you can see acrowd awaits the arrival of the first food ship from England. The piece is up onLower Leeson St next to the Sugar Club if you are in the area" —JR Read More

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