It’s been a while since I did a link-o-rama, but I’m really behind right now and it seems the only way to catch up. I’ve been living in my wifi-less apartment, and I’m headed to London, so these few minutes I’m spending in a cafe may be my only chance for a while to write about a few things…
- Caroline and I recently watched Sign Painters, a film about the art of sign painting. It’s available now on iTunes, and well worth checking out. I’m a sucker for films about art and documentaries about people who are obsessed with perfecting their craft, whatever that may be, and Sign Painters delivers on both counts.
- The second edition of Open Walls Baltimore just wrapped up. Check out coverage at Complex and Brooklyn Street Art. Escif’s piece is my personal favorite. As like much of Escif’s best work, it’s simultaneously a great mural and a screw-you to the idea of murals decorating cities.
- A great new sculpture by Delta was just installed in Belgium.
- Pixel Pancho and Case recently collaborated on a mural in Brooklyn. It’s a collaboration that I wouldn’t’ have thought would work, but the result is really strong. Great job guys.
- Adam Void solo show coming up this week in Asheville, North Carolina.
- Later this month, Unruly Gallery will host a 3-man show with Shoe, Bando and Mode2, three great writers with decades of history and importance. This should be special.
- I trust Martyn Reed’s taste, so although I’m not yet in love with DOT DOT DOT‘s work, I’m looking forward to seeing photos from his upcoming show at Reed Projects.
- Jonathan Levine Gallery has two shows coming up this month that I’m really excited about: solos from Crash and Anthony Lister.
- Both the New York Times and Elle Magazine have recently had articles about women in street art and graffiti. Usually, these articles frustrate me. The Elle Magazine article is typical. The NYTimes article is one of the best I have read on this subject. I actually really enjoyed it. Maybe it’s just that it was well written, but I think there is more. Caroline put it really well to me. She describes the Elle Magazine article as describing these artists as women first and artists second, and the NYTimes article as describing them as artists who happen to be women. Elle Magazine focuses on the fact that they are women. The NYTimes actually talks about the amazing street art and murals being made by women.
- Steve Powers is in the midst of painting a series of Love Letter murals for Baltimore.
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