Posts Tagged ‘Graffiti’

STREET LIFE | NEW MURALS BY OS GEMEOS IN SAN FRANCISCO

January 16, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch buddies Os Gemeos, the supernatural identical twin street art force from Sao Paulo, Brasil, wrapped up some huge new public works in San Francisco at the end of last year. Retracing their steps at legendary SF gallery The Luggage Store, where artists like Barry McGee, Phil Frost, Margaret Kilgallen, and OS G themselves got their start in the '90s, the brothers covered up their own greatly weathered mural above the building's rooftop dating from the Read More

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STREET ARTIST BAST TAKES ON THE HAMPTONS WITH “SEAFOAM” AT ERIC FIRESTONE GALLERY

June 26, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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There's just something about street art in the Hamptons, an irony embraced by Brooklyn-based graffitist Bast whose new show of paintings & sculpture, "Seafoam" went on display at Eric Firestone Gallery (owned and curated by Supertouch buddy Eric Firestone who also manages the Arizona Boneyard Porject) in the tony NY retreat community last week. Read More

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FIRST LOOK: STREET ARTIST EINE’S “INNOCENCE” AT COREY HELFORD GALLERY, LA

June 17, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Over the past decade, British abecedarian graffitist EINE has elevated tagging to high art with his global street art campaign of baroque psychedelic alphabets and cryptic non sequiturs. Unlike graffiti at large, however, his work has been met with with overwhelming praise worldwide and his work even resides in the White House after Obama traded British Prime Minister David Cameron an Ed Ruscha print for an Eine original. Read More

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STREET LIFE: ON THE WALL WITH SPACE INVADER AT ART BASEL SWITZERLAND

June 17, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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OG French 8 bit graffiti phenom Invader might not have had artwork in this year's installment of Art Basel in Switzerland last week, but that didn't keep him from being one of the most seen artists of the show. Have a look: Read More

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STREET LIFE: ON THE WALL IN VIENNA WITH DAN WITZ’ “PRISONERS OF STREET ART” SERIES

June 12, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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NYC-based street artist and accomplished fine art painter Dan Witz has kept himself busy in Vienna this month by covering the town with images of his "street art prisoners" trapped within the city's walls. Have a look: Read More

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FIRST LOOK: D*FACE’S “THE NEW WORLD DISORDER” AT STOLEN SPACE, LONDON

June 12, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Always one to embrace chaos & disorder in his work, the latest show from UK Street Art legend & Supertouch buddy D*Face, "The New World Disorder" is his definitive statement on these themes to date. The inaugural show in the venerable Stolen Space gallery's new London space, the exhibition is a tour de force visual spectacle comprising new Lichtenstein-inspired Pop paintings, sculptures featuring vintage battle-damaged military helmets, prints, the Grim Reaper on a motorcycle, and vibrant graffiti pieces showcasing the artist's trademark dry English humor. Read More

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STREET LIFE: WILLI DORNER’S “BODIES IN URBAN SPACES” PHYSICAL GRAFFITI PROJECT

June 11, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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This week sees Austrian artist Willi Dorner's "Bodies In Urban Spaces" conceptual street art project taking to the streets of Porto, Portugal where his army of brightly colored zen contortionists have descended to jam public spaces with their intertwined bodies like some American Apparel ad gone wrong. It's an amazing, long-standing project from the artist that has achieved the impossible in making performance art something that is actually interesting. Read More

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LAST LOOK: HUSH AT COREY HELFORD GALLERY, LA

June 10, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Closing this week at Culver City's Corey Helford Gallery is a beautiful show of new paintings by street artist and painter Hush, whose distinct Geisha-themed pieces have been gracing the walls of city streets for several years now. The artist's accomplished, multilayered technique combining collage with acrylic and aerosol paint flourishes is the star of the show, giving his beautiful figures depth and texture well beyond their superflat depth of field. Read More

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STREET LIFE: JR’S “UNFRAMED PROJECT” IN MARSEILLES, FRANCE

June 3, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Following his epic "Inside Out NYC" street art takeover of Times Square in New York last month, French social activist street artist JR has just completed installing his latest massive-scale public art project in Marseilles, France. A continuation of his ongoing "Unframed" project that began in 2010, the hardest working man in street art—in conjunction with the Friche Cultural Center—collaborated with locals in the Read More

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STREET LIFE: JR DOMINATES TIMES SQUARE WITH NEW BILLBOARD

May 28, 2013  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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As the crowning finish to his recent Inside Out NYC project that covered Times Square with images of everyday New Yorkers, French social activist street artist JR took over a prime billboard in the center of Manhattan's neon circus yesterday. The giant black & white eye in the sky sits atop a building already fully wrapped in JR's imagery, making his domination of midtown complete. Read More

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