Posts Tagged ‘News’

MEDIA///NEWS///FRIENDS WITH YOU’S NEW ANIMATED MATCH.COM COMMERCIAL

February 17, 2010  |  Art Crimes, Film, Friends With You, News  |  Comments Off

"Better Together" for Match.com from FriendsWithYou on Vimeo.

The newest bit of animation from our buddies FriendsWithYou...

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MUSIC///SNEEK PEEK OF NEW MGMT LP COVER ART BY ANTHONY AUSGANG

February 17, 2010  |  art, Music, News  |  Comments Off

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MGMT goes psychedelic surfing with Ausgang...

Our old friend, psychedelic artist ANTHONY AUSGANG has been keeping a pretty low profile in recent years, so it was music to our ears when electro rockers MGMT released the cover art for the upcoming album, "Congratulations" featuring the ever trippy imagery of AA. The LP drops March 13th, it's just too bad you won't be getting a nice 12" cover with this art on it to stare at...

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MADRID///KAWS OPENING NIGHT AT GALERIE JAVIER LOPEZ

February 17, 2010  |  art, KAWS, News, Spain  |  Comments Off

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Our friends at GUILLOTINE were on hand at the opening of KAWS' eponymous show of three new large-scale monochromatic paintings at esteemed Madrid GALERIE JAVIER LOPEZ. As predicted, KAWS spent a good part of the evening signing autographs for the throng of fans awaiting his first Spanish appearance where his presence was also felt at the concurrent ARCO art fair...

*Additional photos by Sinfe...

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BOOKSMART///JEFFREY DEITCH, SHEPARD FAIREY, AND FAB 5 FREDDY DISCUSS KEITH HARING’S ENDURING LEGACY

February 17, 2010  |  art, News  |  Comments Off

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With the recent re-release of KEITH HARING's essential book "Keith Haring Journals," as an expanded deluxe edition featuring a new forward by SHEPARD FAIREY, publishers PENGUIN CLASSICS has produced a series of short commentaries on the artist's enduring influence, including JEFFREY DEITCH, SHEPARD FAIREY, and FAB 5 FREDDY, among others:

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INK///KAWS… FOR LIFE

February 17, 2010  |  art, KAWS, News, Toybox  |  Comments Off

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Vinyl toy fiend and diehard KAWS fanatic JEFF TOVERS went all the way and made his love eternal. Two more colorways to go, bro, send us photos when you wrap those up...

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MUSIC///MICHEL GONDRY’S NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR MIA DOI TODD

February 17, 2010  |  Film, Music, News  |  Comments Off

"MICHEL GONDRY'S newest music video for Mia Doi Todd's 'Open Your Heart'. After several years conceptualizing a video involving dozens of dancers wearing bright multi-colored outfits, Michel found a perfect fit with Mia's tune. The music was produced and arranged by long-time friend and collaborator, Jon Brion and the video features the Riverside Community College Marching Band."

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OHIO///NEWS///SHEPARD FAIREY HITS THE STREETS OF CINCINNATI FOR HIS CAC “SUPPLY AND DEMAND” SHOW

February 17, 2010  |  art, Graffiti, News, Shepard Fairey, Street Art  |  Comments Off

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The Midwest leg of ST buddy SHEPARD FAIREY's epic "Supply and Demand" retrospective opens this Friday at Cincinnati's CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER (CAC), but in the meantime, our boy is out on the streets of Cin City doing what he does best (and we don't mean getting arrested)...

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Shep's new CAC exhibition print available this Friday only at the opening...

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NYC///ART HYPE///MR BRAINWASH PERFECTS THE ART OF TURD POLISHING WITH THE OPENING OF “ICONS”

February 17, 2010  |  art, Art Crimes, Art History, Art Stunts, Banksy, Feature, Graffiti, News, NYC, Shepard Fairey, Street Art  |  Comments Off

4363964574_0f10031e70_o What has to be the final nail in the “Street Art” coffin was driven in last weekend by none other than MR. BRAINWASH (aka: “The Christian Audigier of Street Art”) when he opened his massive, self-produced “Icons” show in a rented space (which, ironically, was once a real art gallery, pre-recession) in the heart of Chelsea. As the subject of Brit Street Art king Banksy’s recent docu-parody film, “Exit Through The Gift Shop,” MBW has been the focus of much hype and speculation as his presence finally seeps into the fairly muddy stream of mainstream consciousness. Last week’s Wall Street Journal article articulated this particularly well:

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FILM///NEWS///BANKSY’S MR BRAINWASH DOCUMENTARY “EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP” SCREENS IN BERLIN

February 16, 2010  |  art, Art Crimes, Banksy, Film, Graffiti, News, Next Big Thing, Street Art  |  Comments Off

Unsurprisingly, our man BANKSY didn't show up:

"An apparent press conference by “Exit Through the Gift Shop” director, and mysterious street artist, Banksy was canceled in Berlin today. A subject of the film, which debuted last month at the Sundance Film Festival, Banksy remains an incognito artist. He issued a video statement that was shown prior to the press screening of his movie on Sunday at the Berlinale, in lieu of a press conference.

He started by saying, in a recorded message, “Unfortunately I can’t be with you today, so I am speaking from my home in England via satellite link.”

“I guess my ambition was to make a film that would do for graffiti art what ‘Karate Kid’ did for martial arts, a film that would get every school kid in the world picking up a spray can and having a go,” said a silhouetted figure, identified as Banksy, in a digitally altered voice on the short video message. He added, “As it turns out, I think we might have made a film that does for street art what ‘Jaws’ did for water sking.” Click HERE to continue reading at INDIE WIRE...

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NEWS///ROCK OF AGES///LEGENDARY BEATLES “ABBEY ROAD” STUDIO UP FOR SALE

February 16, 2010  |  News, Rock of Ages  |  Comments Off

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Has it really come to this?:

"Troubled music company EMI Group PLC is talking to potential buyers for Abbey Road Studios, the hallowed London facility where the Beatles did most of their recording, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The talks are the latest sign of distress at the world's No. 4 music business, which has floundered since being acquired in a 2007 leveraged buyout by private-equity firm Terra Firma Capital Partners Ltd.

Terra Firma is attempting to avoid default on a £950 million ($1.49 billion) loan backed by EMI Music, the company's struggling recorded-music business. It needs to raise more than £100 million from Terra Firma's investors to keep from defaulting on the Citigroup loan.

A sale of Abbey Road—which EMI hopes is worth tens of millions of pounds—wouldn't have any impact on that effort, a person familiar with the matter said. The transaction is too small to make a difference, and in any case wouldn't likely be completed in time to boost Terra Firma's latest fund-raising effort." Click HERE to continue reading at the WALL STREET JOURNAL...

Meanwhile, PAUL McCARTNEY told the BBC: "There are a few people who have been associated with the studio for a long time who were talking about mounting some bid to save it. I sympathize with them. I hope they can do something, it'd be great."

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