Posts Tagged ‘Shepard Fairey’
Art Basel is always the place to see and be seen in the art world and that experience expanded to the newest frontier of the global art market when the first annual Art Basel Hong Kong opened there last week. Focused in the single largest growth market for the art world, Basel HK featured a better mix of Western and Eastern artists than normal fairs with Asian artists like Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, and Yayoi Kusama maintaining a large presence alongside the big money Western artists like Warhol, Basquiat, Ruscha, Prince, and Koons Read More
The international crew of culture jammers, street artists, graffitists, and general ne'er-do-wells known as Trusto Crop made the city of Los Angeles their home base of operations in 2013. To celebrate, the band of outsiders initiated a full court press of subversive diatribe in the streets and supermarkets of LA with an allegorical street art and guerilla cereal box campaign leading up to their crowning achievement, the opening of Trusto's first West Coast gallery show, "The Future is Blight" at Lebasse Projects in Culver City on April 13th. Read More
Street art comrades-in-arms Shepard Fairey and Tristan Eaton have teamed up for the Trusto Corp Collective on a collaborative edition of "Obey Flavor" Trusto Cereal, to be featured as a centerpiece of the forthcoming Trusto art show, "The Future is Blight," opening at LA's Lebasse Projects Gallery on Saturday, April 13th. Read More
The latest addition to curator Eric Firestone's Phoenix, Arizona-based Boneyard Project is a giant vintage Lockheed Jetstar covered in the trademark bright graffiti stylings of NYC Pop Art legend Kenny Scharf. For those not familiar with the Boneyard, it's a massive plot of desert land populated by vintage jets rescued from salvage yards and converted into "art planes" by a wide-ranging cast of art world anti-heroes including Shepard Fairey, Retna, Faile, and Richard Prince, to name a few. Read More
Disruptive street art collective/culture jammers Trusto Corp have just relocated to LA and are planning a fresh assault on the city's streets and grocery stores in the upcoming weeks. In advance of their first optimistically-titled LA exhibition, "The Future is Blight," opening at Lebasse Projects on Saturday, April 13th (mark your calendars), the crew has collaborated with fellow artist Shepard Fairey to design a collaborative "Obey Flavor" Trusto Cereal box that will start appearing on local grocery store shelves throughout the southland in the coming days. Read More
Supertouch buddy Shepard Fairey has just become the first punk in space with his new logo & patch design to be worn by astronauts on the International Space Station. The controversial street artist and streetwear magnate was commissioned by the auspiciously named Center of Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) to create an emblem for the International Space Station's upcoming Advancing Research Knowledge 1 (ARK1) mission that launches later this year. Read More
Friday was a big nite in the Midwest when SHEPARD FAIREY's Ohio installment of his traveling retrospective "Supply & Demand" opened at the CINCINNATI CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER and shattered the institution's all-time attendance record.Read More
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)...
Shep's new CAC exhibition print available this Friday only at the opening...
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:Read More
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...