Posts Tagged ‘art’

STEVE “ESPO” POWERS’ “VISUAL BLUES” AT ALICE GALLERY, BRUSSELS

May 21, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Street artist, philosopher, sign painter, wordsmith: All these terms describe Stephen "Espo" Powers and all are tenents of his multifaceted creative persona amply on display in his beautiful show of new work, "Visual Blues" at Alice Gallery in Brussels. Read More

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KENNY SCHARF’S NEW GRAFFITI MURAL PROJECT IN MOBILE ALABAMA

May 16, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Few people would accuse Mobile Alabama of being a forward-thinking cultural center, but that's nothing a visit from living Pop Art legend and Supertouch buddy Kenny Scharf can't fix. As part of the city's Center For The Living Arts' current "Futures Project" which "examines future possibilities for the Gulf Coast through art," Scharf swept into town in his far-out "JetStones" (Jetsons x Flintstones)-bedazzled 1959 Cadillac with a trunk packed with spray paint to embellish the center with a wraparound graffiti mural featuring his trademark psychedelic characters. Read More

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CHRISTIE’S MEMORIALIZES BASQUIAT IN CONJUNCTION WITH RECORD SETTING $49M SALE OF “DUST HEADS”

May 16, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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To celebrate the enduring influence of downtown NYC art star Jean-Michel Basquiat and the record-setting auction of his seminal 1982 painting, "Dustheads" last night for $49 million USD as part of their Post-War & Contemporary Evening Sale, Christie's set out to uncover untold stories of the famously enigmatic painter in a new video series that kicks off in conversation with his artist friends Toxic, and Al Diaz, Basquiat's SAMO graffiti crew partner. Read More

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STREET LIFE: CONOR HARRINGTON’S NEW MURAL IN LONDON FOR THE DULWICH STREET ART FESTIVAL

May 3, 2013  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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Proving once again why he's one of the heaviest talents in the street art game, our Irish brother Conor Harrington has just finished another epic new large-scale mural on Spurling Road in London for the upcoming Dulwich Street Art Festival, running May 10th—19th. Titled "Dulwich Fight Club," the image is based on a 17th century old master painting from the collection of the Dulwich Picture Gallery which has supplied all the source imagery for the murals in the project which is titled "Baroque The Streets." Read More

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ARTIST PAUL McCARTHY SHITS ON CHINA IN WEST KOWLOON’S “INFLATION” SCULPTURE SHOW

May 1, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

 

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Revered NYC-based hellraiser artist Paul McCarthy, who's built a career on creating incredibly difficult "punk" fine art—with highlights including sculptures of chocolate butt plugs and George W Bush sodomizing pigs—has put his indelible stamp on China's new West Kowloon Cultural District Sculpture Park in Hong Kong with a giant pile of human feces. Read More

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ON EXHIBIT: ROA’S AVIAN ART JET AT THE ARIZONA BONEYARD PROJECT

April 29, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Looking beautiful in the Arizona sunset this week is ROA's incredible painted jet for curator Eric Firestone's ambitious "Boneyard Project." Featuring a giant bird skeleton in the trademark style of the Belgian street artist on a decomissioned jet from the Korean War, the skeletal aircraft stands as a testament to an ambitious project slowly turning Phoenix into a world class art attraction. Read More

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JR’S “INSIDE OUT” STREET ART PROJECT HITS TIMES SQUARE

April 25, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch buddy JR is currently posted up in the heart of Times Square with his mobile photo truck creating his largest street art project ever, "Inside Out New York City." An extension of his "Inside Out" project which launched after he won the TED Prize in 2011, the Times Square project sees the artist capturing photos of passers-by, printing large scale black and white images of them instantly on the spot and then pasting them on the ground in Duffy Square to create a giant mosaic of local faces. Read More

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ROSTARR & SABER AT OPERA GALLERY NYC

April 24, 2013  |  art, Street Art  |  Comments Off

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Opening last week was a beautiful joint show of new work by Supertouch buddies Rostarr and Saber at Opera Gallery in New York City. Having emerged from separate origin points within the underground art world, the two artists work in markedly different styles but are unified by their florid approaches to abstract painting with an emphasis on flowing script as centerpieces of their compositions. Read More

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TRUSTO CORP IN THE STREETS, IN THE SUPERMARKET, AND AT LEBASSE PROJECTS: “THE FUTURE IS BLIGHT”

April 22, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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The international crew of culture jammers, street artists, graffitists, and general ne'er-do-wells known as Trusto Crop made the city of Los Angeles their home base of operations in 2013. To celebrate, the band of outsiders initiated a full court press of subversive diatribe in the streets and supermarkets of LA with an allegorical street art and guerilla cereal box campaign leading up to their crowning achievement, the opening of Trusto's first West Coast gallery show, "The Future is Blight" at Lebasse Projects in Culver City on April 13th. Read More

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JR’S “WRINKLES OF THE CITY” PROJECT IN THE STREETS OF BERLIN (RECAP)

April 17, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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It's been a busy month for headline-making activist street artist JR, whose new art show, "Wrinkles of the City" just opened at Galerie Henrik Springmann in Berlin, where his street art project of the same name has simultaneously been growing to encompass massive-scale building walls around the city. Read More

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