Posts Tagged ‘London’

LONDON///CONOR HARRINGTON UNLEASHES HIS "WEEKEND WARRIORS"…

June 25, 2008  |  Street Art  |  Comments Off
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Our favorite modern Irish painter CONOR HARRINGTON debuted an impressive array of new large-scale paintings tonite at London's art star-making LAZARIDES GALLERY (best known as the home of urban art legend Banksy). Titled "Weekend Warriors," Harrington's new series explores the myth of modern masculinity by juxtaposing imagery of the odd escapist phenomenon of historical re-enactment with modern stylistic motifs in an unusual exploration of concept and context. Using oil paint and aerosol on canvas, Harrington's results are nothing short of stunning and the 17 large paintings (and smaller charcoal drawings) in the show easily represent the young artist's most ambitious and accomplished work to date. Unfortunately, the mural Harrington created in the streets of London at the end of 2007 (after a two year hiatus from street work) on Truman Gate in Brick Lane as a teaser to his current show didn't survive intact until the exhibit's debut (see below). HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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LONDON///THE “CANS FESTIVAL” MOVIE…

June 22, 2008  |  Banksy, Graffiti, London, Street Art, Video  |  Comments Off

London's Street Art scene exploded in May with BANKSY's official "Cans Festival," a sort of global gathering of stencil art heads unprecedented in scale. Now the organization has released an official time-lapse recap of the event from bare beginning to the inevitable endless queue...

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LONDON CALLING///BILLBOARD LIBERATION///ON THE WALL WITH JAMES CAUTY…

June 17, 2008  |  Art Crimes, Billboard Liberation, Cool Shit, Graffiti, London, News, Street Art, Street Life  |  Comments Off

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Katie shills for Jimmie...

In the street art riddled streets of London Lichtenstein-ian AgitPop artist JAMES CAUTY knows to get a little attention you have to pull out the big guns. In other words, Kate Moss. Such was the case when the young artist liberated a few East End billboards in the name of art, er, self-promotion (there is a website listed on there after all). Nicely done. Now that Kate's advert campaigns are on the wane and retirement is looming large on the horizon these bombs may be the only daily doses of her we have in the near future. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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LONDON MASSIVE///STREET LIFE///ON THE WALL WITH CONOR HARRINGTON…

June 7, 2008  |  art, Graffiti, Ireland, London, News, Street Art, Street Life  |  Comments Off

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Conor Harrington's general stands tall at attention...

As the epicenter of the exploding street art scene and, in turn, the central focus of the trend-obsessed art world, London is a virtual outdoor gallery of some of the best—and biggest—street art and graffiti pieces in the world. With the massive "Street Art" show currently on display at the TATE MODERN MUSEUM driving the scene to a fever pitch, now was certainly the perfect time for Supertouch buddy and fellow Irishman CONOR HARRINGTON to take over a three-story vertical wall on Hanbury Street in Shoreditch with one of his inimitable vintage military images. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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UK///STREET LIFE///JR WRAPS LONDON…

June 5, 2008  |  art, Art Crimes, Graffiti, London, News, Street Art, Worldwide  |  Comments Off

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We've already mentioned the "STREET ART" show currently on display at London's TATE MUSEUM featuring incredible new paste-ups by French photographer & street artist JR, and now we've got a right bit of video detailing his exploits wrapping buildings around town with his signature gigantic black & white imagery...

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LONDON///STREET ART INVADES THE TATE…

May 29, 2008  |  art, Graffiti, London, News, Next Big Thing, Openings, Street Art  |  Comments Off

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And... FIRE! France's JR takes aim at the Tate Modern's finest...

Unlike a host of unmentionable urban art institutions that turn a blind eye to the burgeoning art movements erupting just outside their museum doors, London's TATE MODERN is paying homage this month to the city's most colorful and volatile movement through their inventively-named “Street Art” exhibition. With an eye for international talent, the museum has invited six artists with roots in graffiti including Brasil’s OS GEMEOS and NUNCA, France’s JR, Italy’s BLU, NYC’s FAILE, and Barcelona’s SIXEART to embellish the building's massive facade and partake in a group exhibition that will remain on display until August 25th. Of course, the most obvious omission in this list is the town’s resident street art kingpin BANKSY, but we suspect the Golden Child is above such institutional fare. And just when it seemed like London would have to build more city walls to support the nonstop barrage of wheatpaste posters and graffiti besieging it, the show has inspired a legion of artists to step up their wallpapering efforts turning the surrounding neighborhoods into an outdoor museum. It seems that Street Art is the British Invasion of the ‘00s (or at the very least, the new black). HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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LONDON///STREET LIFE///THE DECAPITATOR STRIKES AGAIN…

May 27, 2008  |  Art & Commerce, Film, Graffiti, London, News, Street Art, WTF???  |  Comments Off

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If only the Decapitator could work his magic on the rest of Hollywood... 

Seems like London's resident mad doctor of street art THE DECAPITATOR feels the same way about Sarah Jessica Parker's horse face and the impending Sex & The City movie as the rest of us do...

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Sarah J's never looked better...

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LONDON///RON ENGLISH CHECKS IN FROM THE CANS FESTIVAL…

May 8, 2008  |  art, Banksy, Graffiti, London, News, Ron English, Street Art, Street Life  |  Comments Off

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McSupersized and Banksy had a daughter and she's quite lovely...

Supertouch's own RON ENGLISH was out in London this past weekend in full force at BANKSY's first public stencil art convention, THE CANS FESTIVAL, where his alter ego McSUPERSIZED tagged along to entertain the kids. While in town Ron managed to liberate a few billboards with his signature brand of "Popaganda," and attend the opening of his joint art exhibition "The Adam & Ron Show" co-starring British painter ADAM NEATE at the venerable ELMS LESTERS PAINTING ROOMS where the queue of punters lined up to get a look at the art was nearly as long as the one to get into the Cans Fest. PEEP THE RECAP: Read More

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LONDON///ART & COMMERCE///JAMES JARVIS LAUNCHES ONLINE DRAWING GALLERY…

May 6, 2008  |  Art & Commerce, Cool Shit, London  |  Comments Off

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One of our favorite artists from across the pond JAMES JARVIS has taken matters into his own hands and established a personal online art gallery featuring a selection of 50 original drawings with prices intended to inspire rather than shock. Ranging from around $150—$1,000 USD, the black & white images depict the English cartoonist & Amos Toys impresario's trademark characters in an wide range of detail and corresponding pricepoints that will satisfy even the his most diehard fans. His two Beach Boys "Pet Sounds" drawings originally created for Japanese magazine Relax are veritable steals at $1K a pop. In other Jarvis news, his forthcoming King Ken Mickey Mouse T-shirt will be available soon on the Amos website. DON'T SLEEP...

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LONDON///STREET LIFE///INSIDE THE CANS FESTIVAL…

May 3, 2008  |  art, Art Crimes, Banksy, Graffiti, Hype 2.0, London, News, Street Art, Street Life  |  Comments Off

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The event's hostess will be happy to make you more comfortable...

Opening to the public today, London's CANS FESTIVAL saw a massive queue of thousands of fans vying for a closer look at English Street Art mastermind BANKSY's latest offerings. Of course, over 40 other artists from around the world participated in the stencil art-only jam inside an unused Eurostar terminal at Waterloo on the capital’s South Bank including Ron English, Blek Le Rat, Bsas Stencil, Run Don't Walk, James Dodd (dlux), Tom Civil (civilian), Vexta, Prism, Daniel Melim, Altocontraste, Bandit, Roadsworth, 3D Del Naja, Artiste-Ouvrier, Sten, Sadhu, C215, Lucamaleonte, Lex, Orticancvoodles, Kaagman, Dolk, Pobel, M-City, Vhils, Btoy, Coolture, Schhh, Borbo, Sam3, Faile, Eine, John Grider, Logan Hicks, Pure Evil, and Dot Masters. The general public is invited to participate as well, and any punter showing up with a stencil and some paint will be allowed to leave their mark within the festival's legal boundaries. HAVE A LOOK (OVER 150 PHOTOS!): Read More

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