Posts Tagged ‘London’
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Last weekend saw the DAMIEN HIRST's first grand spectacle of 2009 when his daunting career retrospective "Requiem" opened at the PINCHUK ART CENTER in the unlikely city of Kiev, Ukraine. Not exactly known as an epicenter of fine art (unless you count the Ukrainian girls, that is), resident steel billionaire and obsessed Hirst collector VICTOR PINCHUK aims to change that by launching the epic visual spectacle that includes over 100 works (a vast amount of which came from Pinchuk's private collection) by the British artist from 1998 – 2008 in his own privately funded art palace that holds the title as the largest private museum in the former Soviet Union. The fact that this grandiose show of power comes at a time when...Read More
Running obsessed British illustrator, artist, and toy junkie JAMES JARVIS brings his passion for "runner's high" and the moving line together in this amazing animation for NIKE. Now if only a network would grow a pair and sign him to a full-length series...
BAKSY's back in 2009 with a couple fresh hits in Fogtown. Unsurprisingly, his sense of humor remains undaunted by these dark days...