Just got back from Jordan Seiler’s show at Vincent Michael Gallery. I’ll have more on that in the next few days, but I found an awesome store in the same area as the gallery: Jinxed. It sells cool toys and the like. Here’s what I didn’t write about this week while I was busy procrastinating and thinking about The Underbelly Project.
- Os Gêmeos and other artists are selling posters for a penny each (plus shipping)! I bought some.
- HowAboutNo! and Nolionsinengland found a bunch of new pieces by Burning Candy in London.
- Romanywg has compiled a book for photographs of abandoned buildings.
- Jace paints some nice walls.
- Askew’s essay on the economics of graffiti and graffiti removal needs to be read. I think it’s exaggerated some of his estimates, but his point remains valid.
- Michael Aaron Williams understands placement.
- Best Ever have a solo show opening next week in London.
- JR’s artwork in Shanghai might be some of his best yet.
- Apparently Banksy went to Mexico a decade ago and pictures are just coming to light now.
- Ron English and Chris Brown? Umm…
- Elisa and maybe other Vandalog writers are going to disagree with me on this, but I’m not really digging Aakash Nihalani’s new work at his solo show in New York. I guess I just prefer Aakash outdoors.
- Okay, this is just annoying. When you give people freedom to say anything, of course some asshole is going to be racist once in a while, but that doesn’t mean free speech should stop. These are college students, they should be able to think this through beyond the immediate things going on around them. Or just paint the damn tunnel in murals of people of all races and creeds holding hands?
- Hrag on Hyperallergic points out that in Vegas there are miles of storm tunnels where people live, and parts of the tunnels are covered in really nice graffiti. That’s awesome! He goes on to say that this is much more interesting than The Underbelly Project. I would disagree. Those tunnels are important and interesting, but they aren’t as unique as The Underbelly Project. New York’s own Freedom Tunnel was once a very similar space until it was reopened for trains and I’m guessing that there are similar sites in other cities around the world.
Photo by nolionsinengland