Posts Tagged ‘Graffiti’

STREET LIFE | SPACE INVADER DOES ART BASEL, SWITZERLAND

June 23, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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You wouldn't find much street art in last week's Art Basel fair in the Swiss town that started it all, but luckily, French street art phenom Invader still has the streets on lock with his tiled 8-Bit hits celebrating the Read More

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ART & COMMERCE | “BANKSY: THE UNAUTHORIZED RETROSPECTIVE” AT SOTHEBY’S S|2, LONDON

June 18, 2014  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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It's been years since Banksy's last proper official gallery show, but last week his first retrospective opened to the public in London. Held by auction house Sotheby's at their upstart S|2 retail gallery, the show, appropriately titled Banksy: The Unauthorized Retrospective was executed Read More

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FIRST LOOK | FUTURA GETS “INTROSPECTIVE” AT GALLERY MAGDA DANYSZ, PARIS

June 16, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Simply put, the importance of Futura (né Futura 2000, aka: Leonard McGurr) in the world of street and early Pop art cannot be overstated. Rising from the original graffiti scene of the 70s & 80s, Futura quickly distinguished himself as the abstract futurist master of the genre, playing a critical role in transitioning the art form "above ground" to the world of proper fine art alongside such crossover friends & contemporaries as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Read More

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WORLD CUP | TEAM USA KICKS OFF WITH OFFICIAL ARTWORK BY FUTURA

June 16, 2014  |  art, Culture  |  Comments Off

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World Cup may already be well under way in Brasil, but it officially kicks off today for Americans when Team USA battles Ghana in their first heated match of the competition. Amazingly, to commemorate this monumental event, the US team has made legendary aerosol/street artist & Supertouch buddy Futura Read More

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STREET LIFE | INVADER TAKES TOKYO

June 6, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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For the past two weeks French street art phenom /8 bit video game addict Invader has been on a whirlwind tour of Tokyo, installing his nearly indestructible pixelated tile pieces to the walls of the city in a grand act of artistic vandalism featuring familiar local players like Astro Boy, Grendizer, and Hello Kitty. Have a look: Read More

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STREET LIFE | TRISTAN EATON x VERSACE IN HAWAII

May 29, 2014  |  Streets, Style  |  Comments Off

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Few people would mention the words street art and Versace in the same sentence (the more frequent combination is usually "purple Lamborghini" & "Versace"), but then again, Donatella Versace is not the average person. To breathe some fresh life into the vaunted couture house, the ageless fashion queen commissioned relentless street artist Tristan Eaton to paint a version of the classic Versace Medusa head logo in Read More

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DESIGN | OS GEMEOS PAINT THE BRAZILIAN NATIONAL TEAM PLANE FOR WORLD CUP 2014

May 27, 2014  |  art, Design  |  Comments Off

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Identical twin street art phenoms & longtime Supertouch buddies Os Gemeos (aka: Gustavo & Otavio Pandolfo) have brought their formidable visual skills to the forthcoming World Cup by painting their Brazilian National Team's plane (though we're not sure why they need one when the WC is in Brasil). Unlike traditional plane graphics where the design is applied to the jet's surface using

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FIRST LOOK | SHEPARD FAIREY’S “THE INSISTENT IMAGE” WITH JASPER JOHNS AT THE HALSEY INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART

May 25, 2014  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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South Carolina native Shepard Fairey proved once and for all to his hometown that crime pays when he commandeered Charleston's Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art last week for the opening of his academically titled exhibition,  Read More

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OPENINGS | DFACE AT ABOVE SECOND GALLERY AND EVISU FLAGSHIP, HONG KONG

May 22, 2014  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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British street artist and Stolen Space London proprietor D*Face made his own run on Hong Kong during last week's Art Basel HK fair with a solo show, Honestly Dishonest at Above Second Gallery and an art installation at the Evisu HK flagship store. Featuring the painter's trademark remixed imagery, both shows exemplified the Mr Face's postmodern Read More

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STREET LIFE | THE NEW HOUSTON & BOWERY WALL BY COPE 2 IN NYC

May 21, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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The wall at Houston & Broadway has been a street art institution since the 80s when Keith Haring inaugurated it with his legendary mural. Since then, it's hosted paintings by modern masters like Os Gemeos, Maya Hayuk, and Shepard Fairey, and as of last week, the OG South Bronx-based graffiti writer COPE 2 who just wrapped up work on his own mural made up of layers of colorful pop elements and his own signature along with the tags of Read More

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