…the world didn’t stop turning. I’ll have more to say about the trip in the coming days and some videos will go online in the next few weeks, but for now I’ll just say that I went to Zambia to work at a school with Swoon (artist from NYC), Matt Small (artist from London) and Mike Snelle (runs Black Rat Projects in London) and we had what I have found to be life-changing experiences.
I was more or less without internet access while in Zambia, but are some of the things I probably would have mentioned on Vandalog if I had been within reach of a laptop:
- A great example of urban knitting (something I usually dislike)
- Faile finally has their long-rumored and long-awaited project in Lisbon off the ground and confirmed for later this year
- Nick Walker was very controversial in Paris with his new work
- The London Police hit up Miami
- Fauxreel painted some cool faces
- The Barnstromers show at Joshua Liner Gallery looks awesome x10
- Even if you like Ron English you probably won’t like this new McSuperSized toy in a weird purple and green colorway, but I thought I’d mention in anyway in case I’m wrong.
- Anthony Lister is awesome as usual at his solo show in NYC
- Sort of confusing news from Deitch about how he will continue selling art once working at MOCA
- Prints from the Beautiful Losers crew in Paris
- Which reminds me… the film Beautiful Losers can now be seen on YouTube
- Apparently you can sue a graffiti crew for trademark infringement…
- Banksy did well at auction, again
- I didn’t want to mention this until it was official, but now it is: Green Day is being sued for copyright infringement by a street artist. Although it sucks what has happened to this artist who seems like a cool guy, I would like to note that Green Day has been supportive of street art and even gave Sixten credit for inspiring their album art on their latest album when they probably didn’t need to legally (though it would have looked bad if they didn’t).
- Pixadores attacked a mural in Brazil by Os G, Nunca, Nina, Finok and Zefix