Posts Tagged ‘Street Art’

PUBLIC ART | JR’S WOMEN ARE HEROES CONTAINER SHIP PROJECT SETS SAIL

July 15, 2014  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Earlier this month French street artist and human rights champion JR launched one of his most unique projects yet when a giant shipping container ship set sail from le Havre, France to Malaysia. Adorned with the giant eyes of a Kenyan woman living in the Kibera Slums along with an image of a ballet dancer from his recent Read More

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STREET LIFE | ROA’S ANIMAL PRISONERS FOR THE NORTH WEST WALLS PROJECT, BELGIUM

July 14, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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Belgian street artist ROA recently completed an amazing new large-scale work on his home turf as part of the North West Walls Project in Belgium. The installation, curated by Arne Quinze, features an array of  imprisoned animals in various states of mortal distress & decay painted on the sides of stacked shipping containers in an effort to draw attention to the artist's personal cause of animal rights awareness and debuted publicly as part of Read More

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OPENINGS | OK I’ll RENAME IT: KAWS, TODD JAMES, TOMOOO GOKITA, & ERIK PARKER AT BILL BRADY, KANSAS CITY

July 14, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Opening last week in the unlikely location of Kansas City, Missouri was the ambigiously-titled OK, I'll Rename It, featuring new work by KAWS, Todd James, Tomoo Gokita, and Erik Parker at the venerable Bill Brady Gallery. Showing together for the first time—and in the Midwest, no less—the quartet of super friends represent the vanguard of a new movement of cartoon-based painting, each with a distinctive, yet complementary style that will doubtless be the subject of future Read More

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FILM | JOSE PARLA & JR: “WRINKLES OF THE CITY”

June 25, 2014  |  Film, Streets  |  Comments Off

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In 2012, Supertouch buddies JR & Jose Parla traveled to Parla's home country of Cuba as part of the Havana Biennale to create a citywide installation of their Wrinkles of the City series that brings the residents of an area to life via large-scale urban  portraits. The pair have finally released their co-directed film of the artistic journey, which can be seen in its entirety Here.

 

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STREET LIFE | SPACE INVADER DOES ART BASEL, SWITZERLAND

June 23, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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You wouldn't find much street art in last week's Art Basel fair in the Swiss town that started it all, but luckily, French street art phenom Invader still has the streets on lock with his tiled 8-Bit hits celebrating the Read More

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

June 18, 2014  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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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

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FIRST LOOK | FUTURA GETS “INTROSPECTIVE” AT GALLERY MAGDA DANYSZ, PARIS

June 16, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Simply put, the importance of Futura (né Futura 2000, aka: Leonard McGurr) in the world of street and early Pop art cannot be overstated. Rising from the original graffiti scene of the 70s & 80s, Futura quickly distinguished himself as the abstract futurist master of the genre, playing a critical role in transitioning the art form "above ground" to the world of proper fine art alongside such crossover friends & contemporaries as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Read More

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WORLD CUP | TEAM USA KICKS OFF WITH OFFICIAL ARTWORK BY FUTURA

June 16, 2014  |  art, Culture  |  Comments Off

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World Cup may already be well under way in Brasil, but it officially kicks off today for Americans when Team USA battles Ghana in their first heated match of the competition. Amazingly, to commemorate this monumental event, the US team has made legendary aerosol/street artist & Supertouch buddy Futura Read More

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PARIS | JR TURNS THE PANTHEON “INSIDE OUT”

June 11, 2014  |  art, Street Life  |  Comments Off

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Globetrotting street artist JR brought his international Inside Out public portrait project back home this month when his new installation covering Paris' historical Pantheon opened to the public on June 4th. For the "Au Panthéon!" project, thousands of faces were collected throughout March by the Inside Out PhotoBooth truck at nine French national monuments that were then Read More

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STREET LIFE | INVADER TAKES TOKYO

June 6, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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For the past two weeks French street art phenom /8 bit video game addict Invader has been on a whirlwind tour of Tokyo, installing his nearly indestructible pixelated tile pieces to the walls of the city in a grand act of artistic vandalism featuring familiar local players like Astro Boy, Grendizer, and Hello Kitty. Have a look: Read More

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