First week of school down. Just a boatload more to go. Here’s what I’ve been checking out to procrastinate doing homework:
- A nice time lapse video of Kid Zoom.
- Very Nearly Almost’s latest issue (with Invader on the cover) launches on September 8th in London.
- TrustoCorp have been putting up some clever new work recently. Arrested Motion has the images, and they’re running a TrustoCorp-related contest.
- The NYTimes has an article about the potential demise of 5Pointz.
- Euth, a street artist, sued Green Day for appropriating one of his images in background graphics for their live show. That lawsuit has been dismissed. Melrose&Fairfax seems to lean towards agreeing with Euth on this one, but while Green Day might have been in an ethical grey area by not compensating Euth, they were undoubtedly legally in the right, and on the whole, that’s a good thing. No idea is 100% original and appropriation is appropriate. As M&F point out in this post, a lot of street artists base their work on appropriation.
- Something new from Morley.
- A guy in the Hamptons is selling a bunch of Banksy pieces that were ripped out of walls from around the world. Gawker has some explanation of what happened. Of course the work is all unauthenticated and the morals of the whole situation are pretty sketchy.
Photo by unusualimage