Photos by Sowat and Nick BargeziCategory: Gallery/Museum Shows, Photos | Tags: bc gallery, sowat
Bit of a shorter link-o-rama this week. I’ve been with my parents in Colorado, trying to get some work done on my upcoming book. The hope is that Viral Art will be released for free online in mid-June. There’s still a fair bit of work left to do though. Anyway, the links…
- Don’t Fret had a show in Chicago earlier this year around the theme of internet dating. Great stuff.
- Liqen’s latest piece is a call to preserve a wildlife sanctuary in Ecuador.
- A.CE has a new print out at Station16.
- Sweet piece by 45RPM on a huge airplane. Anyone know the story here?
- Sowat painted in the historic Paris nightclub Les Bains next to a Futura piece from the mid-80′s.
- Paul Insect and Sweet Toof have been getting up around London. It looks like his time spent with Bast while in NYC recently may have influenced him a bit, as some of Paul Insect’s work is in a more naive style reminiscent of Bast or Haring that I don’t think I’ve seen from him before. Looks good.
Photo by LudoCategory: Photos, Print Release, Random | Tags: 45rpm, ace, don't fret, futura, liqen, ludo, sowat, station16
Happy reminder that we’re less than a month from Christmas…
- This new print from Swoon, featuring one of her older images, is absolutely beautiful and available online through her studio.
- Yes. Kaws had a float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Just like lots of other significant brands.
- Vhils has a show opening next week at Lazarides’ Rathbone Place location.
- Here’s a new collaboration from Jaz and Elian.
- London graffiti writer Oker was recently sentenced to two years in prison. Pure Evil Gallery has prints and canvases available to help support Oker’s family.
- Remed has a show opening next month in Marrakesh, Morocco.
- Graffuturism have curated a show which is due to open next month in LA. The extensive line up includes Delta, Mare139, Doze Green, DVS1, Eric Haze, Jaz, Futura, Greg Lamarche, Kenor, Sowat, and others.
Photo by HyuroCategory: Gallery/Museum Shows, Photos, Print Release, Random | Tags: Carlos Mare, delta, doze green, dvs1, elian, eric haze, futura, greg lamarche, hyuro, jaz, kaws, kenor, lazarides, oker, pure evil gallery, remed, sowat, swoon, vhils
Lek and the Da Mental Vaporz crew (Blo, Brusk, Dran, Sowat, Jaw, Gris1, Kan and Iso) collaborated on this installation of a Madonna at the Artaq Festival in Angers, France. It’s always great to see what the DMV guys can do when they get together, and this is no exception.
Photos courtesy of Lek and DMVCategory: Festivals, Gallery/Museum Shows | Tags: blo, brusk, da mental vaporz, dran, gris, iso, jaw, kan, Lek, sowat
Mausolee is the latest street art/urban exploring combo project to emerge. Like The Underbelly Project or The Ghostvillage Project, Mausolee is the takeover of an abandoned space by graffiti art. Mausolee was put together in an abandoned supermarket outside of Paris by Sowat (of the DMV crew) and Lek, who found the last in the summer of 2011 and have since taken 40 artists to paint there.
This week, Sowat and Lek will be unveiling (through documentation) the space this week in Paris from April 12th-14th.
More photos and more info at Arrested Motion.
Photo by S.ButterflyCategory: Events, Gallery/Museum Shows | Tags: Lek, mausolee, sowat
Da Mental Vaporz’ (Bom-K, Blo, Brusk, Dran, Gris1, ISO, Jaw, Kan, and Sowat) exhibition at RTIST Gallery in Melbourne in still open for a few more days, but if you can’t make it down, here’s a short video giving an idea of what’s going on (including a mural)…
Photo by S.ButterflyCategory: Gallery/Museum Shows, Videos | Tags: blo, bom.k, brusk, da mental vaporz, dran, gris, iso, jaw, kan, sowat
There are so many interesting shows opening in the next week or two that I thought I’d just throw them all together into one post. Here’s what I think looks worth checking out:
- Yesterday, the Museum of Sex in New York opened a show that sounds absolutely awesome called F*ck Art. It’s on through June 10th and features artwork by Aiko, El Celso, Lush, Mode2, Cassius Fouler, Miss Van and many more.
- Love & Hate is a group show opening at StolenSpace this week and runs through March 4th. D*face, Dan Witz, Ronzo, Word to Mother, Jeff Soto, Eine, Charles Krafft and others are included.
- Chris Stain, Veng and Taka Sudo will be showing together at C.A.V.E. Gallery, beginning February 11th. Brooklyn Street Art has a preview of Chris’ work.
- Zes and Retna are together at Known Gallery in LA. LA TACO has the info.
- Nick Mann aka Doodles, Brett Flanigan, Craig Rodgers and Dan Bortz are collaborating with one another in Oakland, CA.
- Another collaborative group show will be in Da Mental Vaporz‘ (Bom.k, Blo, Brusk, Dran, Gris1, ISO, Jaw, Kan, and Sowat) show at Melbourne. That show, Le Venin, will be at RTIST Gallery from February 16th through March 4th.
- All Talk at Pandemic Gallery will include Aakash Nihalani, Cassius Fouler, Gabriel Specter, Jesus Saves, NohJColey and others and runs from February 17th through March 11th.
Photo courtesy of Da Mental VaporzCategory: Gallery/Museum Shows | Tags: aakash nihalani, aiko, blo, bom.k, brusk, cassius fouler, cave gallery, charles krafft, da mental vaporz, dan witz, dface, dran, eine, el celso, gris, iso, jaw, jeff soto, jesus saves, kan, Known Gallery, lush, miss van, mode2, nohjcoley, retna, ronzo, sowat, specter, stolenspace, taka sudo, word to mother, zes
Earlier this month the DMV (Da Mental Vaporz) Crew collaborated on this amazing wall for Crimes of Minds in Brest, France. The whole process was caught on camera and Awouell has just published this great ‘making of’ video…Category: Festivals, Videos | Tags: avec, blo, bom.k, brusk, da mental vaporz, dran, gris, jaw, kan, sowat
Had about 4 days away from a computer and it’s taken me nearly as long to catch up on emails. This post should help to finish that task. Here’s what I missed while I was away:
- Aiko has a show at Pure Evil Gallery opening today. It’s called Unstoppable Waves, which was the name of her recent show in Amsterdam, so it will probably be some of the same work.
- Some cool walls from Hyuro (especially this one).
- Sickboy also has an upcoming solo show in East London. His show runs November 3rd-6th.
- Lazarides’ Minotaur show/restaurant in the Leake Street Tunnels is open now, and, regardless of the ridiculous high-society vibe of the event, the art looks good. S.Butterfly has plenty of images. Additionally (and counteracting a small portion of that high-society vibe), Lazarides’ The Outsiders webstore has 3 unlimited run screenprints available now from ATMA, David Choe and Stanley Donwood.
- Dale Grimshaw has a solo show on now at Signal Gallery in London.
- Da Mental Vaporz (Avec, Dran, Bom K, Sowat, Kan, Brusk, Blo, Gris, and Jaw) painted this mural in Brest, France.
- Here’s the latest from Isaac Cordal.
- If you’re a fan of ephemera and art from Colab/ABC No Rio/Fashion Moda and the like, check out Gallery 98 Bowery.
- Similarly, Printed Matter in NYC has a show opening this weekend about Colab.
Photo by OtherCategory: Gallery/Museum Shows, Photos, Random | Tags: 1010, abc no rio, aiko, atma, avec, blo, bom.k, brusk, colab, da mental vaporz, dale grimshaw, david choe, dran, fashion moda, gris, hyuro, isaac cordal, jaw, kan, lazarides, pure evil gallery, sickboy, signal gallery, sowat, stanley donwood, troy lovegates
As we mentioned the other day, Roa and the French Da Mental Vaporz crew (Blo, Bom.k, Brusk, Dran, Gris, Jaw, Kan, Sowat), as well as others, were recently in Copenhagen painting for the Galore Festival. Here are some photos of the festival by S.Butterfly, mostly of DMV’s wall. You can find more pictures from her on flickr or her blog.
First though, this is a video by S.Butterfly of DMV working on their mural…
There’s actually an interesting story behind the mural. S.Butterfly explains, “The mural is a satyrical reference to unscrupulous people who are willing to deface street art walls for profit. The DMV also incorporated a tribute to Kase 2 (RIP), as well as Copenhagen landmarks, including the infamous Christiania market, where you can find anything.” So the crew painted segments of the mural on removable panels, which they then moved to the end of wall and hung next to the “street art shop” (pictured above and below). In place of those panels, they painted windows to other places, as if the wall itself had actually been removed.
And the entire mural is huge and super wide, so the best way to view large it is by clicking here.
Photos by S.ButterflyCategory: Featured Posts, Photos | Tags: blo, bom.k, brusk, da mental vaporz, dran, gris, jaw, kan, sowat