April 24, 2008  |  art, Art Crimes, Banksy, Hong Kong, Hype 2.0, News, Street Life, Worldwide, WTF???  |  Comments Off

The smell of sweat and money in Hong Kong...

We're not going to devote a lot of time and space to the unauthorized second-hand sale of consigned works that is the current "BANKSY ROBS HONG KONG" show presented by FABRIK CONTEMPORARY ART at the HONG KONG ARTS CENTER that opened last nite, but for the curious, here's a look at what Banksy's first organized foray into the Asian market looks like. Since the artist and his camp had no part in the exhibition, no new works were presented and the show consists mainly of pre-owned prints and other limited-edition serigraphs with few original pieces of art on display. Of particular interest, however, were some never-before-seen chunks of the warehouse installation Banksy painted for the afterparty of his 2002 "Existencilism" show at the 33 1/3 Gallery in LA that were later removed and preserved by an astute private collector. As of this writing, all works in the show had been spoken for and prices were as insane as any other Banksy sale, with some works reaching the $500,000 mark. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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April 21, 2008  |  art, Feature, Worldwide  |  Comments Off

ashoultz1-sharp.jpg Dreamer & renderer of mythic battles, ANDREW SCHOULTZ made his solo European debut at the renowned MAMA GALLERY in Rotterdam Netherlands last week, bringing his chaotic and apocalyptic landscapes to the otherwise peaceful nation. Filled with a curious mix of Middle-Eastern and medieval imagery, Schoultz' large-scale murals can be overwhelming in their complexity of composition and heavily layered imagery, both hallmarks that have come to define the artist's enigmatic work. Now, in an attempt to de-mystify his oeuvre, Schoultz sounds off on the method to his madness in the enlightening interview below. HAVE A LOOK:

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December 18, 2007  |  art, Banksy, Feature, Worldwide  |  Comments Off

kbb-41.jpg Somewhere in-between his many world tours, artist & surfer KELSEY BROOKES somehow finds time to make art. He's just returned from a weeklong trip to Bethlehem to participate in the annual SANTA'S GHETTO charity art auction and he brought us this report:

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