I don’t want to hype this up too much, but last weekend I had a really enjoyable time at Nuart in Stavanger and I can’t believe there aren’t more tourists flying out to see this festival. Here are a few pics.
Skewville has just relaunched their website. The new site shows ten years of work from examples of the classic Skewville sneaker to art painted just this summer. Mixed in with all the images is a bit of Skewville history. Check out the site at www.skewville.org
Trust Art has been described as “a stock market for art projects” but it’s also about cultural renewal. The basic idea is that investors can fund projects proposed by artists and after a year the resulting artwork is auctioned off an the investors split the proceeds 50/50 with the artist. In the mean time, the art project not only produces art, but helps to build up a local community.
Skewville, the New York artists best known for throwing wooden shoes onto power lines, have propsed one of Trust Art’s inugural projects: The Street Art Urban Revitalization Program. Their project proposes to find 10 rundown and ill-maintained buildings in Bushwick that can be covered in murals by local artists. The project is meant to promote the local artists and make the local buildings look nicer, since right now there are a good number of abandoned or poorly maintained buildings in Bushwick.
At the end of the project, there will be work sold at auction, which is where the investors have the potential to make their money back.
Definitely a cool project. Hopefully Skewville can raise the $65,000 they are looking for.
Thanks to Very Nearly Almost for linking up this video because otherwise I might never have seen it, and it’s made my dad. Open Air is a really great short film on street art featuring some of New York’s most classic street artists including Skewville, Dan Witz, and Faile.