Os Gêmeos, Vitche, and Nina

Luna Park has been taking some great photos in Munich. Here are two that I really like. The first piece is by Vitche, and in the second, he is joined by fellow Brazilian street artists Os Gêmeos and Nina. Both of these are at the Kultfabrik, a former industrial complex that now houses dozens of clubs and bars.

Vitche in Munich. Photo by Luna Park
Vitche in Munich. Photo by Luna Park
Vitche in Munich. Photo by Luna Park
Vitche, Os Gêmeos, and Nina in Munich. Photo by Luna Park

Lost In Glimmering Shadows – Faile

Faile’s show Lost In Glimmering Shadows opened this week to much publicity and fanfare, and if you haven’t seen it yet, trust me, if have the opportunity, you have to go. It completely makes up for the fact that Swoon’s Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea was in New York. I was going to write a full review, but Graffoto has done a great job with this one, so check out their’s.

Faile canvas. Photo by RJ
Faile canvas. Photo by RJ

Also, I twittered the show live, which is something I think I’m going to do again in the future as well. With twitter, I can post photos instantly from my phone. It worked out really well, and the images came out much better than I originally expected. To make sure you get all my twitter updates from future shows, you can “follow” my feed on twitter, but I’ll also make sure to let you know here on the blog when I plan on twittering an event.

Faile – Lost In Glimmering Shadows

Wow. Just got back from Lost In Glimmering Shadows, Faile’s show which opened tonight in London. Looks like a few people were watching my twitter feed, which had instant photo updates as the night went on. Tomorrow I’ll post a more detailed review, but for now, check out a few of the photos I took (on my cameraphone, so not great quality) below, and check out this set of great photos from Edwin Bartlett on flickr for quality shots of all the work.

If you have a chance, go see this show!

The main floor, including prayer wheels. Photo by RJ
The main floor, including prayer wheels. Photo by RJ

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Election Day

Thanks to Mr. Brainwash for making an presidential election image that satirizes the entire process instead of just urging people to vote for Obama. This is one of the best election images I’ve seen so far (hard to beat this one though). I’m just glad America will finally be through with 2 years of talking about elections so that we can finally focus on actual issues (or at least pretend to until the next election cycle).

McCain vs. Obama by Mr. Brainwash. Photo by spcoon
McCain vs. Obama by Mr. Brainwash. Photo by spcoon

via Wooster Collective

Robots Will Kill

This summer, I took at trip to Brooklyn. Most of the trip was for visiting universities, so the best part was the break I took to check out Ad Hoc Art and wander around that part of Brooklyn to look at street art. I saw work from Swoon, Broken Crow, Gaia, Chris Stain, and many others, but the highlight was finding something new. That something was Robots Will Kill. RWK is a group of artists from New York, most commonly consisting of Veng, Col, and Chris, but also including ECB.

ECB, Veng, and Chris from Robots Will Kill. Photo from veng_rwk
ECB, Veng, and Chris from Robots Will Kill. Photo from veng_rwk

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Dan Witz’s Kilroys

Dan Witz, probably best known for his Birds of Manhattan and Birds 2000 projects, has got some great new pieces up on his website. Thanks to Beautiful Crime for the heads up.

Witz’s new project, Kilroy Variations, is a series of painted stickers which started in 2006 as a nod to the “Kilroy was here” image, but has now taken on a life of its own as faces and hands peaking through grates. Some of these must be pretty freaky to come across if you’re not aware what they are. Imagine seeing one just out of the corner of your eye while walking to Tesco.

Williamsburg, Brooklyn 2008. Mixed media on condo wall. Photo from danwitzart.com
Williamsburg, Brooklyn 2008. Mixed media on condo wall. Photo from danwitzart.com
Williamsburg, Brooklyn 2008. Mixed media on condo wall. Photo from danwitzstreetart.com
Williamsburg, Brooklyn 2008. Mixed media on condo wall. Photo from danwitzstreetart.com