Photos by Alberto De PedroCategory: Photos | Tags: e1000ink, ecy, nanook
It’s still technically the weekend for a few hours, so writing this is the perfect procrastination tool before I get down to doing homework. Hopefully you can take advantage of these links in a similar fashion:
- Phlegm has a new print available. Quite a beauty.
- A Love Letter For You, a film related to Steve Powers‘ project of the same name but also not the standard documentary you might expect, will be released soon. Here’s the trailer.
- It’s definitely NSFW but also definitely worth checking out: F*CK ART at the Museum of Sex.
- I’m guessing Vandalog will cover this in more detail with a full post and not just this tiny mention, but here are a boatload of shots from Os Gemeos’ show in LA.
- Unurth happened to post cool optical illusion pieces this week by e1000ink and Rub Kandy.
- Few things I’d rather see on a truck than a horse by Reminisce.
- High Rise Murals is sort of a new project from Monorex. It organizes all of their murals (read: massive painted outdoor advertisements) under one banner. They launched High Rise Murals in two ways: By having INSA paint a mural and painting a massive Coca-Cola advertisement over some great graffiti. After someone very publicly shamed them, High Rise Murals selectively buffed the advertisement to make it look intentional and not about the massive tag (HW stands for the location of the advertisement, Hackney Wick). Over Twitter, Monorex said that they “are now in phase 2, re commissioning wall with artists.” This phase is also known as phase oh crap, we really screwed the pooch on this one and it’s time to backpedal. Monorex claim that phase two was always the plan, but I don’t see any reason to believe that. Artists need to get paid and painting advertisements can be a lucrative way to do that, but I think we can all agree that painting over graffiti and street art to replace it with advertising is not cool. Let’s hope High Rise Murals have learned from this experience and stop going over murals and art with advertisements.
Photo by JadeCategory: Art News, Gallery/Museum Shows, Photos, Print Release, Random, Videos | Tags: e1000ink, high rise murals, insa, jade, monorex, os gemeos, phlegm, prism, reminisce, rub kandy, steve powers
Expect next week’s link-o-rama to be a big one. It’s mid-term week at school. Speaking of school, I’m organizing an artist residency for young artists at my college. If you are between 18 and 24 and could use $350 to do something creative, I hope you’ll consider applying for the Haverford College Undergraduate Artist Residency. Here’s what has been going on this week off Vandalog:
- The Wall Street Journal followed Jeffrey Deitch around during the final day of Art in the Streets, so now you can see what a day in the life of Jeffrey Deitch is like.
- Adam Neate has a show of new work opening next week at Elms Lesters in London.
- Also in London next week is the rescheduled Meeting of Styles, organized by End of the Line.
- Great photos of great walls in Paris.
- e1000ink has some nice minimal geometric street art.
- Maybe the coolest and best piece from Living Walls Albany is this tile mosaic mural by Overunder.
- Brad Downey and Akay are at it again in Vienna.
- Some nice murals at the Galeria Urban Forms festival in Poland.
- Remember that beautiful Barry McGee piece in Sydney that we mentioned two weeks ago? That wall of tags? Turns out he wasn’t supposed to paint that, so it’s getting removed. He was meant to, and did, paint another wall, but not the wall that he tagged. Officially, this was an honest mistake and an unfortunate case of confusion on McGee’s part, but if you had a cherry picker or a scissor lift and some extra paint, how would you spend your nights?
Photo by Erik BerglinCategory: Art News, Festivals, Gallery/Museum Shows, Photos, Random | Tags: adam neate, Akay, aryz, barry mcgee, brad downey, e1000ink, elms lesters, end of the line, jeffrey deitch, kenor, living walls, meeting of styles, overunder, remed
There are a few street pieces to share today.
Here’s two billboards from Ludo:Photos | Tags: e1000ink, kid acne, ludo, the wa