Know Hope in New York

With the team at Carmichael Gallery sadly tearing down his installation today, I decided I’d give you all a little update on what Know Hope got up to next.

Know Hope "the times won't save you (this rain smells of memory)"

After finishing his work in LA, Know Hope flew to New York to represent Israel at “No Soul For Sale – A Festival of Independents” at X Initiative. Of course I’m biased, but I thought what he did there was, as always, very moving. I’m really enjoying the delicate thematic progression in his work these days.

Know Hope at "No Soul For Sale"
Know Hope at "No Soul For Sale"
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detail shot

Thanks for the photos, Luna Park!

Know Hope also found the time to get outside and do some painting in Chelsea before heading home.



These photos were taken by Chris Stain. I found them on Brooklyn Street Art.

Speaking of Chris, can it please hurry up and be August so we can find out what he and Armsrock have in store for us at their Ad Hoc show? All I know is that it is going to be nothing short of amazing.


Although I only planned to write about one, somehow I’ve managed to fit three of my favorite artists into this post!

Elisa x

Coming up at Carmichael Gallery

I wouldn’t normally have my only post for a day be about a gallery that I’ve never even had the privilage of seeing in person, but I found some exciting news about Carmichael Gallery in LA.

Chris Stain Carmichael

Right now, they have a solo show with Chris Stain on called “Up on The Roof Countin’ Pigeons”, which is cool in its own right.

The shows after that are what I’m particularly excited about though. March 5th sees the opening of solo shows are Carmichael Gallery by Hush, Flip, and Veng. Can’t wait for these.

Hush Carmichael

A Failed Attempt at Flight by Veng
"A Failed Attempt at Flight" by Veng

Photos from Carmichael Galley and Veng

Chris Stain’s NYC Rooftop in LA

Chris Stain Carmichael

Next week at the Carmichael Gallery in LA, Chris Stain’s solo show “Up on the roof countin’ pigeons” will open. Open to the public February 6-26th, the show will have originals from Chris Stain as well as a print.

For Up on the roof countin’ pigeons, Chris Stain will transform the gallery into a NYC rooftop scene, complete with pigeon coop and live jazz music. The enigmatic stencil portraits integrated into the large-scale installation pierce the gaze of viewers and offer a unique perspective of contemporary inner city life.

Chris Stain kids cutout

Sounds like it will be a fun show.

Great in ’08: The Imminent Disaster Says…

As part of Vandalog’s “Great in ’08” series, which will be running every day for the rest of the month. Check out previous posts here. Street artists from across the world have been offered one post to “gift” to one artist that they feel has been doing great work recently. Today it’s Imminent Disaster‘s turn.

Who is one artist doing really great work right now?

Imminent Disaster: Chris Stain because he is one of few doing overtly political work on the street, and his images are earnest and beautiful, humble and humbling.

See more of Chris Stain’s work after the jump…

Photo by Nick Hall
Photo by Nick Hall

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