Posts Tagged ‘London’

STREET LIFE | INSA’S ANIMATED “GIF-ITI”

August 8, 2014  |  Streets, Tech  |  Comments Off on STREET LIFE | INSA’S ANIMATED “GIF-ITI”

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UK-based street artist & designer INSA has been taking his mural game to new levels over the past year with a series of  “GIF-iti” pieces in spots around the world from Hollywood to Gambia. Like traditional stop motion animation, the murals are painted in successive evolving layers, each of which is photographed in succession and then combined to create a final Read More

RAFAEL GÓMEZBARROS’ GIANT ANTS INVADE THE SAATCHI GALLERY, LONDON

July 16, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off on RAFAEL GÓMEZBARROS’ GIANT ANTS INVADE THE SAATCHI GALLERY, LONDON

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One of the summer’s most compelling exhibitions is Columbian artist Rafael Gómezbarros’ installation of hundreds of giant ant sculptures crawling—make that swarming—across the walls of London’s esteemed Saatchi Gallery as part of its current Pangea: New Art From Africa and Latin America show. Read More

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

June 18, 2014  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off on ART & COMMERCE | “BANKSY: THE UNAUTHORIZED RETROSPECTIVE” AT SOTHEBY’S S|2, LONDON

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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

FIRST LOOK | AI WEIWEI’S BICYCLE SCULPTURES AT LISSON GALLERY, LONDON

June 10, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off on FIRST LOOK | AI WEIWEI’S BICYCLE SCULPTURES AT LISSON GALLERY, LONDON

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For his third, self-titled new solo exhibition with London’s esteemed Lisson Gallery (running concurrently with major shows in Berlin & Brooklyn), Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has created a monumental new installation of bicycles as part of his ongoing “Forever” series, as well as a number of Read More

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

June 12, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off on FIRST LOOK: D*FACE’S “THE NEW WORLD DISORDER” AT STOLEN SPACE, LONDON

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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

STREET LIFE: ON THE WALL WITH SPACE INVADER’S STAR WARS BATTLE

May 12, 2013  |  Streets  |  Comments Off on STREET LIFE: ON THE WALL WITH SPACE INVADER’S STAR WARS BATTLE

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French street artist (and relative of the reviled “Mr Brainwash”) Space Invader continues his neverending bathroom tile street assault with his latest piece: Star Wars’ Luke Skywalker battling Darth Vader on the wall in London. The sad thing is, this great hit is easily better than the last three movies combined… Read More

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

May 3, 2013  |  Streets  |  Comments Off on STREET LIFE: CONOR HARRINGTON’S NEW MURAL IN LONDON FOR THE DULWICH STREET ART FESTIVAL

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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

MUST-SEE: “DAVID BOWIE IS…” AT THE VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM, LONDON

April 1, 2013  |  art, Culture, Music, News  |  Comments Off on MUST-SEE: “DAVID BOWIE IS…” AT THE VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM, LONDON

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Easily the most influential chameleon in rock history, David Bowie‘s storied career has seen him inhabit more personas than an accomplished schizophrenic, and at age 66, release a new album last month that debuted at #1 on iTunes and on UK record charts. The foremost arbiter of rock style and fashion at every generational and cultural pivot point, Bowie’s avant-garde futurism and absolute abhorrence of stasis has seen him generate a massive archive of personal artifacts, that, despite years of massive chemical intake and general debauchery, he had the presence of mind to preserve in an institutional grade archive (complete with its own full-time dedicated archivist) for posterity. It is from this incredible collection that London’s Victoria & Albert Museum assembled its current blockbuster visual retrospective of Bowie’s life & times, titled, appropriately enough, “David Bowie Is…” Read More

TODD JAMES’ WORLD DOMINATION AT LAZARIDES GALLERY LONDON

March 29, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off on TODD JAMES’ WORLD DOMINATION AT LAZARIDES GALLERY LONDON

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Currently on display at London’s Lazarides Gallery is a fantastic show of new work by Supertouch buddy Todd James (aka: REAS), the central theme of which is the continuation of his beautiful and funny “Somali Pirates” series. Read More

THROWBACK THURSDAY: DAVID BAILEY PHOTOGRAPHS THE BEATLES, 1965

March 28, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off on THROWBACK THURSDAY: DAVID BAILEY PHOTOGRAPHS THE BEATLES, 1965

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One of the Beatles’ most trusted personal photographers, David Bailey had a front row seat for some of the most epic moments in rock history, but few were as beautiful as this intimate & elegant 1965 photo session with just John Lennon & Paul McCartney in London. The suits and haircuts are immaculate and timeless, and the creative duo—who were then still close friends and collaborators just entering the peak of their careers—could teach the current generation of hipsters volumes about effortless style… Read More