Earlier this week, I hosted a movie night at The Wren’s Nest in Atlanta for the Living Walls Conference. Living Walls asked me to put together a list of some short films to show, and I ended up with 27. A few people have asked me to post those films online to share with friends or just to see a film that they missed while they were getting some food, so after the jump you’ll find embedded versions of all 27 films that were screened at the movie night (many of which have appeared on Vandalog before). Enjoy! Read the rest of this article »Category: Featured Posts, Festivals, Videos | Tags: Akay, blu, brad downey, catlanta, dave the chimp, diego bergia, ever, felix morelo, filthy luker, james jessop, jason eppink, jeff greenspan, jordan seiler, joshua allen harris, katsu, keith haskel, living walls, lush, martha cooper, nysat, paul insect, posterchild, public ad campaign, saber, sebastian haslauer, sweatshoppe, sweet toof, sweza
I’m off for a few days of traveling. Expect lots of pictures. Here’s what we missed on Vandalog this week:
- Endless Canvas has organized a show of murals in an old factory in the Bay Area. They are using Kickstarter to get the show off the ground, and could use some help.
- These abstract pieces by 1010 and Bemie are pretty great.
- And more abstract work by Cron.
- The zine and print from Lush’s London show are now available online.
- Saber and Revok have shows opening Saturday evening at Known Gallery.
- A stellar new print from WK Interact is available at Jonathan Levine Gallery.
- The ATG crew will be showing at Stolenspace Gallery in August.
- Arrested Motion has a preview of the upcoming Barry McGee retrospective.
- Keep an eye on 12ozProphet’s Instagram for behind-the-scenes photos of the upcoming Os Gemeos show at the ICA Boston, opening next week.
- Some beautiful new work from MOMO in Spain and Rome.
- Something a bit different from Pixelpancho in Russia.
Photo by Rub KandyCategory: Events, Gallery/Museum Shows, Photos, Print Release, Products, Random | Tags: 1010, atg, barry mcgee, bemie, cron, ica boston, jonathan levine gallery, lush, momo, os gemeos, pixelpancho, revok, rub kandy, saber
Lush‘s London warehouse show, You Become What You Hate, took place last week. Unfortunately, the show had a quick run and closed on Sunday. Luckily, The London Vandal, who recently launched their UK graffiti supplies store, took plenty of photos. Here are a few of my favorites, but you can see much more over at The London Vandal. Oh and yes, there are a few Mad Magazine-inspired but Roa-esque moveable paintings in the show.
Photos by The London VandalCategory: Gallery/Museum Shows | Tags: lush
Lush‘s first print with Pictures on Walls will be available next week, July 3rd. As you can see in the above video, it’s not your usual screenprint, but a fold-in a bit like MAD Magazine’s famous back page fold-ins. The prints will come already creased, so don’t worry about messing that up if you’re not too good with folding paper I guess…
The 8-color screenprints will be available from POW’s website on July 3rd for £125 each, and it’s an edition of 100.Category: Print Release | Tags: lush, pictures on walls
If you’re a Broken Fingaz fan in Vienna, you’re in luck. If you’re not a Broken Fingaz fan but you are in Vienna, you’re still in luck because you’re about to become a fan. If you’re a Broken Fingaz fan and are not in Vienna (like me) but can afford to travel there (not like me), call work and tell them you’re sick because this Thursday, June 28th they have yet another solo show (because let’s be honest, who’s going to put work next to BF’s?) opening at Inoperable Gallery. For this show, they’ll be exhibiting some new works alongside pieces from their recent show in London and will hang through the month of the July. The piece above, done recently on the side of the gallery, is entitled “Chase the Devil” which is a play on the long history of Devil mythology in Vienna.
It seems that Unga will not be apart of this show, but he’s been busy; Unga and Insa have been blowing up the ‘Reblog’ button with this dope mural GIF. He also put up work with Lush in London and in Paris with Seth, Dem189 and Babs which was probably around the time of the group show in Paris, for which Broken Fingaz showed alongside Pure Evil and Pascal Le Gras.
Photos courtesy of Inoperable GalleryCategory: Gallery/Museum Shows, Photos | Tags: Babs, broken fingaz, Dem189, Deso, Inoperable gallery, insa, Kip, lush, Seth, Tant, Unga, Vienna
Lush is just about to sell out all over again with a massive warehouse show in London. This will be Lush’s first solo show in Europe. You Become What You Hate opens on July 5th at 6pm at a location near Hackney Wick Station. And you may want to think about showing up early because the first 25 people to arrive will each be given a special gift. You can register at Lush’s website to get a message when the exact location is announced.
Check out more photos from Lush’s studio after the jump…Featured Posts, Gallery/Museum Shows, Studio Visits | Tags: lush
I think we actually did a pretty good job this week on Vandalog covering what needs to be covered, but here are the few things we missed:
- MOMO finished his mural for Open Walls Baltimore, shown above.
- DAL and Faith47 recently showed together in Australia, and here’s a video of the show.
- Gold Peg is one of the artists behind Release The Wolves, a project to build a go-kart track in South London. Pictures on Walls have released this awesome print by Gold Peg to help fundraise for the project.
- Herakut’s latest show is in London and it looks beautiful.
- Selim Varol, the mega-collector of urban art, has the gems of his collection on display in Berlin.
- Lush’s latest project is an appeal to help all those poor toys out there.
- Bushwick Open Studios is this weekend, and Robin Gearson has put together a really nice show of local street artists as part of the Open Studios events.
Photo by MOMOCategory: Festivals, Gallery/Museum Shows, Photos, Print Release, Random, Videos | Tags: daleast, faith47, gold peg, herakut, lush, momo, open walls baltimore, pictures on walls, selim varol
It’s that time of the week again… Here’s what I’ve been reading across the rest of the web:
- Caber’s drips are fantastic.
- Yes, there’s a new Banksy. Moving on…
- I’d like to point out two fake Banksy social media accounts that I’ve been enjoying late. The first is the @BanksyIdeas Twitter account. It’s full of ideas for future Banksy pieces that will hopefully never be made. The other is The Real Banksy, a tumblr account made by Cardinal Burns. They are a comedy duo with a new show on E4 in the UK, and the guys behind this video. Their suburban Banksy character will feature in every episode of the Cardinal Burns show on E4. Here’s one of their new Banksy sketches.
- Shepard Fairey has worked with Neil Young to make paintings inspired by Young’s latest album. The work will premiere at Perry Rubenstein Gallery’s brand new LA space in June during a one-day private event. Of the one piece previewed so far, the work looks distinctly Shepard Fairey, but also distinctly un-OBEY. I like it.
- Saber is upset and taking to Twitter because this fantastic mural was buffed. While Saber seems to think that the wall was buffed for something related to the show Sons of Anarchy, The LA Weekly has the least biased overview of what’s gone down. Whatever reason though, it’s a real shame that that mural was destroyed. I must note that I find it interesting how, in the past, Saber has been all about the rights of property owners to do whatever they want with their walls, but now he has suddenly changed his tone and begun speaking out against public advertisements now that work by his friends has been destroyed. Glad to see the change of heart, but I’m disappointed that it took such an unfortunate incident for Saber to see some of the downsides to public advertisements.
- Galerie F, possibly Chicago’s next art gallery focusing on street art, has taken to Kickstarter to help fund the repairs to their space that will make it usable a gallery.
- Jordan Seiler’s latest endeavor is something quite different from PublicAdCampaign… It’s an augmented reality app for Android phones that will insert 3d murals onto potentially any building. Right now, it’s in the beta stages, but this could be huge. Sort of like what FriendWithYou did with Becks, but with even more potential.
- Word To Mother’s show at White Walls looks great. That said, Word To Mother still seems to be finding his voice. He, as usual, experiments with some styles that are little-more than his own riffs on ideas by Barry McGee, Phil Frost and possibly Saber. In the past, he’s fiddled with things very reminiscent of Swoon and Monica Canilao. But the funny thing is that Word To Mother already has a style that is distinctly his own and almost all of his best work is in that style. While yes, the baseball bats inspired by Phil Frost are cool, it’s the original works on wood featuring characters and bits of text that are the stand-outs and the pieces that are most unique to Word To Mother. I understand not wanting to be boxed in and the urge to experiment, but this piece which clearly developed by spending a lot of time looking at Barry McGee/Phil Frost/maybe Saber is not the way to experiment. Still, overall looks like another cracker of a show from Word To Mother.
- Two bits of Kaws news this week: He has a show in Hong Kong that his fans are going ga-ga for. I love the red Chum painting, but otherwise I’m not really bothered, although I think Kaws is, surprisingly, someone whose work is best appreciated in person so maybe I’m just plain wrong for being unimpressed by the jpegs. The big news for Kaws though is that there will be a balloon of one of his Companions in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this November.
Photo by LushCategory: Art News, Gallery/Museum Shows, Random | Tags: banksy, caber, friendswithyou, galerie f, Galerie Perrotin, jordan seiler, kaws, lush, perry rubenstein gallery, push, saber, shepard fairey, uglar, white walls, word to mother, zes
Photos by LushCategory: Photos | Tags: lush
Lush has been busy this year, but I only have a handful of images to share on Vandalog. As long as you don’t mind some NSFW content, I highly recommend checking his flickr for a more full and explicit sampling of Lush’s recent work, but here are a couple SFW examples…
Photos by LushCategory: Photos | Tags: lush