While I should probably be studying for final exams right now, I’m spending just as much time getting ready for Up Close and Personal, which opens next week in NYC. Check out a preview on Brooklyn Street Art. Here’s some stuff I would have liked to have covered this week:
- Saber has a solo show open now in New York.
- If you haven’t seen NohJColey’s flickrstream in a while, he’s been making some interactive sculptures.
- Faile have a new prayer wheel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
- This article does a good job of showing just how messed up the current legal system is when looking at graffiti.
- A reminder that street art and graffiti can have a real impact.
- Check out Nuria Mora.
- A Keith Haring show in NYC.
- Peter Kennard is showing at Black Rat Projects.
- New questions about if Banksy’s This Looks a Bit Like an Elephant piece left a man homeless.
- Banksy is selling a poster on Saturday at the Bristol Anarchist Bookfair, and all the proceeds are going to charity. Just £5 per poster. The design is a “Tesco Petrol Bomb,” referencing the recent riots in Bristol over the construction of a new Tesco supermarket.
- Herakut get up in LA.
- Melrose&Fairfax have an article about Jeffrey Deitch’s continued ties to The Hole, the gallery that his right-hand woman Kathy Grayson set up after Deitch Project closed and Deitch became the director of MOCA in LA. Most of what they mention was already well-known or expected and a lot less explosive than Melrose&Fairfax make it out to be, but I’d still be curious to hear what The Association of Art Museum Directors think about this.
Photo by TresOhUno