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Paul Insect @Post No Bills
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 /// Written by Trippe
TRIPTEASE REVUE - a new show from UK street artist PAUL INSECT opens Nov. 3 showing thru Dec. 1 at Post No Bills in Venice Beach, CA, a print shop with a focus on handmade limited-edition multiples. TRIPTEASE REVUE, Paul Insect's first major US show, will feature unique originals, exclusive limited edition prints and hand-finished works in Insect's visceral style, mixing bright colors and arresting imagery - blending sex, politics, death and pop culture themes with a satirical edge.
ABOVE PASSPORT BOXED EDITION
Thursday, 13 October 2011 /// Written by Trippe
ABOVE PASSPORT BOXED EDITION examines the street artist that has blanketed the world with art covering over 90 cities in 60 countries. The book includes hundreds of plates and quotes from artists across the globe and introductory statements by Shepard Fairey, FAILE, Wooster Collective - Marc and Sara Schiller and Tristan Manco.
Process video of Above:Passport book's deluxe edition of 15. For more information on what else comes inside the deluxe box and the special and normal editions of Above:Passport book
- Edition: 200
- Sales start at edition number 61/200
- Hardcover book: signed/numbered - 12.25 x 12.25" (31.1 x 31.1cm)
- 156 pages
- Over 120 color plates
- ISBN 978-1-937222-04-8
is housed in a vinyl clamshell box placed in a publisher’s shipping box
Size: 20.5 x
16.5 x 2.25" (52.1 x 41.9 x 5.7cm)
9.5 lbs / 4.3 kg
Giclee print: signed/numbered - edition 200 - image size 11 x 16" (27.9 x
40.6cm) / paper size 13 x 18 (33 x 45.7cm)
ABOVE PASSPORT BOXED
street artist that has blanketed the world with art covering over 90
cities in 60 countries. The book includes hundreds of plates and quotes from
artists across the globe and introductory statements by Shepard Fairey,
FAILE, Wooster Collective - Marc and Sara Schiller and Tristan Manco.
encountered ABOVE’s art on the streets of Paris in early 2003. His
large-scale trademark arrows were painted on roll down gates, trucks and
storefronts with impressive coverage throughout the city. ABOVE is
extraordinarily driven. To paraphrase Radiohead, “ambition can make you look
pretty ugly,” but in ABOVE’s case, his ambition makes the streets look very
engaging. I am very impressed by ABOVE’s diligence, but after I got to know
him and his artwork more, I began to realize that his output is not evidence
of selfish ego, but of a lust for life, a utopian life, where his
generosity, and curiosity, and his pursuit of creativity and
social-consciousness have led him around the world making more friends than
the time to act as tour guide for me and my wife and our two young daughters
in a city he knows well and we didn’t. The gesture made me greatly value
ABOVE’s friendship and reinforced my belief that what you give is what
you get. The Karma Police are not coming for ABOVE even if the police
vandal squad is." ---Shepard
Fairey, Los Angeles, California
From WIKI (born circa
1981) has been creating public art since 1995.
is an international contemporary street artist who keeps his identity
concealed and is widely known for his multi-layer/full color social and
political stencils, spinning wooden "arrow mobile" installations, and large
mural "word play" paintings. ABOVE started traditional graffiti of tagging
freight trains in California in 1995. ABOVE moved to Paris at the age of 19
where he started painting his trademark arrow (pointing above) all around
the city. Since then ABOVE has been consistently traveling around the world
doing many large self-financed "tours" with each tour exploring a new medium
or style of artworks. ABOVE has been successful in putting his street
artworks in over 90 cities in 60 different countries around the globe.
Young & Free @941 Geary (Video)
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 /// Written by Trippe
We've covered the crap (no pune intended) out of the Young and Free show that's running through October at 941 Geary, but this video is too good not to post.
Australian street art show featuring works by artists Anthony Lister, Kid Zoom, Dabs Myla, Dmote, New2, Ben Frost, Meggs, Ha-Ha, Reka, Rone, Sofles and Vexta.
Young and Free, a Recap
Monday, 26 September 2011 /// Written by Georgia Frances
The Aussies really do have it. Maybe it’s all of that isolation all the way over in Australia, but the opening of Young & Free: Contemporary Australian Street Artists on September 10th at 941 Geary (SF) proved that the deserve a place on the international stage. It was the largest collection of new Australian street work that has ever been exhibited in the United States, featuring the likes of Anthony Lister, Kid Zoom, Dabs Myla, Ben Frost, Everefresh founding members Meggs, Reka and Rone, and many many more.
Nearly 1,000 people floated through from the two entrances in the first hours. Entering from Geary Street was like walking through one of Melbourne’s bombed out alleyways as the artists had taken the liberty to ‘decorate’ the walls beyond recognition.
The artists were working up until the last minute to prepare the final details for the show. Below are some of the images of the final day leading into the exhibition’s opening night. Young & Free: Contemporary Australian Street Artists is showing at 941 Geary in San Francisco until October 22nd.
Stencil artist Ha-Ha with the final layer of one of his iconic face stencils, used a little more literally in this sense.
Two thirds of Ha-Ha’s main exhibited work was actually of fellow artist Ben Frost, who is shown here against his homage pinning one of his prints to the wall.
Dabs Myla spent the day finishing a mural collaboration with members of Seventh Letter, the infamous crew that they were recently asked into.
Reka, a founding member of Everfresh known for his perfect lines and vivacious characters, mapping out the beginning of carcass character.
A gallery crew member placing ‘sold’ pins on Ben Frost’s work before opening.
RIPO's "Casa Nova" Print
Thursday, 22 September 2011 /// Written by Trippe
Barcelona based RIPO, who does great mural works, releases this new (38"x28") giclee photo print Casa Nova which features a mural RIPO painted in a torn out house on the outskirts of of Barcelona in the winter of 2009.
Archival giclée print
38" x 28" (approx. 97 x 71 cm)
Moab Entrada 300gsm Cotton Rag paper
Edition of 10
€310 each + shipping (will vary depending on your location). Payments will be accepted via PayPal.
If you’re interested please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
18 Reasons Opening Tonight, Fri
Friday, 16 September 2011 /// Written by Trippe
Bi-Rite Market opens their new community/ gallery space on 18th St in the Mission 18 Reasons (3674 18th St) tonight, Friday (6-9pm) with a show featuring works from Zoltron, Bodhi Freedom and Hollis Rhodes.
You may remember the wheat paste Zoltron put up out front of the space a month or so ago which "transformed" over the course of a few weeks with street artists going over and over the work and Zoltron playing off each incarnation (photos of evolution). 18 Reasons will be showcasing the history of the wall, along with a wonderful collection of original artwork inspired by the series of events, created by aforementioned artists, Zoltron, Bodhi Freedom and Hollis Rhodes.
Zoltron's stencil is born.
And happy conclusion after a couple weeks of abuse
Check photos of the murals progression. Pretty funny actually.
"Art in the Streets"... In a Museum
Thursday, 15 September 2011 /// Written by Trippe
Ryan Malley of 827 Ink headed down to Melbourne for a show w/ Sylvia Ji (blog) and on the way home stopped through Los Angeles and caught the streety street art street show. We're sure you've seen plenty of pics from it already, BUT in case you hadn't, here are a few more. blog town USA
Brazilian twins... Os Gemeos
More sprawling Os Gemeos
Sounds about right.
Great piece from Banksy.
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 /// Written by Trippe
Vintage Footage of Stencil Artist Peat Wollaeger (stenSOUL) a Full-Time Street Artist struggling through these Modern Times! Follow his Hi-Jinx on the way to the "Job" to paint some Magic on a boarded up Building.
Stencil ARTIST for HIRE...some color for your spot, live painting or a time-lapse stencil in your next video....holla. peat(at)stenSOUL.com
2 New Works From Italy's Sten & Lex
Tuesday, 13 September 2011 /// Written by Trippe
We got an email featuring new works from the Italian duo Sten & Lex who create massive murals by using a technique called "hole school" and consists of stencils with many holes of different sizes that all together provide a highly photographic image.
The little builtding is in Foligno and we did it for a festival called Attack, involved artists (108, Achille, Carlito Dalceggio, Dem, Ericailcane,
Geo Poulidis, Graffiti Barbecue, Hitnes, Kindergarten, Ozmo).
VIDEO by Kintergarden.
The second wall is in Rome, in Via delle Conce on the wall of a club called Rising Love.
Young & Free Opening Sat, 9/10 @941 Geary
Friday, 09 September 2011 /// Written by Georgia Frances King
Young & Free is the biggest Aussie street art exhibition outside Australia, ever, and it is exactly as chaotic as you'd imagine it to be. It features new artwork by Anthony Lister, Kid Zoom, Dabs Myla, Dmote, New2, Ben Frost, Meggs, Ha-Ha, Reka, Rone, Sofles and Vexta.
Having thirteen of not only Australia but the world's best street artists compressed into one city space is the artistic equivalent of a paint-splattered war zone. Tiny multi-coloured flecks of stencil cut outs adorn the floor like creative confetti, half painted canvases are stacked up against walls, dozens and dozens of boxes of spray paint are pilled in corners and the sounds of circle saws and dubstep are floating into the alleys of downtown Tenderloin in San Francisco.
The show opens this Saturday at 941 Geary and will be accompanied by a series of local walls painted by the artists. In-progress shots below. - By Georgia Frances King
The warehouse space as it looks on Day 1.
Meggs adding his own throw-up to the ‘laneway' with the iconic San Franciscan buildings reflecting in the front window of Geary 941.
Around half of the aerosol ordered to paint over five walls in San Francisco.
Young & Free: Class of 2011.
Dabs Myla getting started on their mural.
Some The Shining-esque drip down effects by Vexta.
Blek Le Rat Interview
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 /// Written by Trippe
Decades before the term street art was being uttered from ad executives' mouths, Blek Le Rat was bouncing about Paris throwing up political, thoughtful and humorous stencils... Banksy was quoted as saying, "Every time I think I've painted something slightly original, I find out that Blek Le Rat has done it as well. Only twenty years earlier..."
A new book on Blek Le Rat is due out this winter along with the solo show 60/30 at 941 Geary here in San Francisco to celebrate the 30 years that Blek has been creating works in the street. We emailed him a few questions below to see what he's been up to since we last spoke with him in '08. -Trippe
Where did the name Blek Le Rat come from?
In the 1960s children used to read a lot of comic strips; I took on the name of Blek le Rat in reference to an Italian comic strip called Blek le Roc. I changed it into Rat, because I painted rats and the word "rat" is the anagram of the word "art" (something Banksy hadn't thought of!).
How do you create your stencils? Are they xeroxed photo copies that you enlarge or do you draw them out yourself? Please explain.
In the 1980s I drew all of my stencils, nowadays it depends on the stencil. Often I still draw the stencils because I am inspired by photographs that are not of a quality that lends itself to the stencil making process. I also use xeroxed copies on occasion, but not very often. I like the "handmade" aspect of the stencil, in both the preparation and the final image. Stenciling, though an antiquated medium, also has a very modern look and is ideal for street art, which is why so many street artists employ it. I also prefer black and white—I do not like colorful stencils much.
Your forth coming book explains that it will feature half street art and half fine art. We're familiar with your stencil works. What kind of "fine art" do you do?
Street art is ephemeral and it is very important to keep a memory of what has been done in the street. It is important to me that my fine art reflects the street or urban/public landscape in some way. I try to reproduce the ambience of the street where I often work at night when shades of black and white are dominant. I use the same characters in the street as well as in the work I produce intended for the gallery.
Are you producing much work on the streets in Paris these days?
No. I don't work in the streets of Paris anymore because I know each and every inch of Paris. I love to work in places I don't know because these locations allow me to get in touch with a new atmosphere, new lights, and new people. If I continued to work in Paris I would have the instinct to do the same thing over and over again, without making any progress.
To me, the most interesting aspect of street art is the constant opportunities to be surprised and/or amazed. I lose interest when something becomes routine.
New Book from Blek Le Rat
Thursday, 01 September 2011 /// Written by Trippe
Decades before there was Banksy, there was Blek Le Rat, the French stencil artist who, to some, is considered the godfather of stencil street art. To celebrate his 3 decade long career this winter, a book will be launched at this year's Art Basel Miami Beach and a string of gallery exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe. Get the full scoop, and read our interview w/ Blek from 2008.
Blek Le Rat | 2006 David, Spring Street NYC
The Rise - Video Interview w/ Shepard Fairey
Monday, 29 August 2011 /// Written by Van Edwards
Greg Roman emailed over this recent video he did on Shepard Fairey... covering how skateboarding/ punk rock/ hip hop had on influencing him and his work.
Shepard talks about the influence graffiti, skateboarding and punk rock had on his life and the ways it shaped his art career. Key moments such as a school trip to NY and the melding of styles by brands such as Shut Skateboards allowed him to develop his techniques. Look out for some classic 90's skate footage as well.
Dabs & Myla Interview
Monday, 29 August 2011 /// Written by Trippe
This Australian couple, now living in Los Angeles, collaborate on every piece of art they create. Splitting their works between acrylic on canvas and the murals in the streets, they're participating in the Australian street art show Young & Free: Australian Contemporary Street Artists opening up at 941 Geary on September 10th. We emailed them a few questions as they wrap up their work for the show.
So you've been in LA via Melbourne, Australia for 2 years now... How has the transition been?
It’s been great! We really love it in Los Angeles...quite quickly it felt like home here, which was something we didn't expect! But the transition was really smooth for us. After a few months to settle, and just once we wrapped our heads around some of the small differences like allowing 40 minuets to get somewhere - even if its 5 miles away -and learning to use inches and feet over centimeters and meters!
What have been some of the pluses and minuses of being in LA?
There is definitely more pluses than minuses! I think the main pluses are the weather and the people. We have met so many great people here that have become very close friends. And the constant sunshine and blue skies is just ridiculous! I don't think we will ever get sick of that!
Do you consider LA your permanent home now?
At the moment, yes. We can definitely see ourselves being here for many more years...But you never know what the universe has in store.
It seems that your works are divided between murals and paintings. Which came first?
It was different for both of us. I started painting graffiti in the mid 1990's. I had been painting pieces for years before returning to Art School and learned how to paint with acrylics.
Myla on the other hand, had been painting with a brush for most of her life, and it wasn't until we met that she started using spray paint.
Which medium works best to translate your work? Walls with spray paint or brushes while creating paintings?
I'm not sure... We really love painting graffiti and it’s such a big part of our overall influence and style. Painting graffiti letters is so important to us, and we love painting big characters on walls too. The way we go about painting with spray paint is similar to our brush paintings, but also completely different.
The characters are the same, and the content, but outside we paint with heavy lines and strong bold colors. Whereas on our paintings with acrylic, its a lot softer and harmonious approach. With subtle colors and no outlines...and we love working that way too!
Young & Free @941 Geary Opening Sept 10th
Friday, 26 August 2011 /// Written by Trippe
Young & Free: Australian Contemporary Street Artists
Featuring: ANTHONY LISTER, KID ZOOM, DABS & MYLA, DMOTE, NEW2, BEN FROST, MEGGS, HA-HA, REKA, RONE, SOFLES, and VEXTA
Opening Reception – September 10, 2011, 6-9 pm
On View through October 22, 2011,
941 Geary St, San Francisco, CA
A small taste of a great show featuring some of Australia's best street artists creating works from stencil to spray paint on all mediums filling 941 Geary's large walls. Should be a great show that you should get to when SF's art season gets kicked off in a couple weeks. Now go back to sitting on the beach or by the pool while your vacation lasts.
Mik Shida - Mini Interview
Tuesday, 23 August 2011 /// Written by Trippe
Location? Age? Education? Website?
Australia, 21, University Dropout, http://shidaart.tumblr.com/ - http://www.flickr.com/photos/shidaart/
How would you describe your work to someone?
Pictures of Crystallised Fractaly Inter-dimensional mystics.
Artist like Rodger Dean and Frank Frazetta, the graffiti scene around me. Australian Street Art Godfathers like Lister and Phibs.
Cheese burgers or tofu burgers?
Favorite place traveled?
Loved Vienna a place thats ridiculously cool for young people.
Working routine? Music? Time of day?
Try get to work on something every morning, whether its studio stuff or street work. Listen mainly to rap the cheesier the better and folk music.
How do you pay the bills?
With my art since 16.
Describe your process for creating new work.
Have a good coffee and get going no thought. Figure it out along the way.
Photo of the Day: 6/27/11
Sunday, 26 June 2011 /// Written by Trippe
San Francisco between 21st and 22nd on Valencia St the other day.
Photo: Barrett Hird
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Skate Moss by Nick Thomm
Thursday, 05 December 2013 11:17
We featured Melbourne based Nick Thomm's recent print edition and now check out the SkateMoss deck sold right here.
Nicks work has been shown publicly in the streets of London in the lead up to the 2012 Olympic Games. He was named in the Design Collectors Top Directors of 2011, and has spoken for the Australia Graphic Design Associations First Five Out conference. Commercially Nick has produced work for major international brands including MTV, Nike, Red Bull, BBC, Monster, Pioneer, L’Oreal & More.
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John Dwyer Sat @N&P
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 09:27
SAN FRANCISCO --- Front man for Thee Ohsees John Dwyer opens the solo show of pencil drawings in "Landlord Apocalypse" opening Saturday, 12/7 at Needles and Pens (7-10pm) -FULL DETAILS
Listen to our good times '07 interview w/ Dwyer where he speaks of music in Providence, Start of the Coachwhips, Touring, Fighting in Toronto, Drugs, Recording, Favorite Shows, New Ohsees Album, Meric Long, and much much more LISTEN & check his Musical Mix here.
John Dwyer at Needles & Pens Saturday, 12/7
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 10:56
Creativity Explored 2013 Annual Holiday Art Sale
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 11:33
SAN FRANCISCO --- At our home some of our most treasured original artworks were purchased at Creativity Explored where the work is not only loose great folk art styled but was also purchased for a steal with the proceeds going to support the fantastic SF art program which benefits artists with developmental disabilities. Creativity Explored provides a supportive studio environment for artists with developmental disabilities in which they receive individualized instruction from mentoring artists, quality art materials, and professional opportunities to exhibit their work.
Every year Creativity Explored hosts a weekend Holiday Sale where these inexpensive works are even less expensive. A great place to pick up original unique gifts for family and friends... Not only that but their opening receptions are worth getting to. Wine, food, music, etc on Friday. ~FULL DETAILS
Opening Reception -- Friday, 12/6 -- 6-9pm
Opening Weekend -- Saturday, 12/7 & Sunday, 12/8 -- 12-5pm ~FULL DETAILS
A Rare Look at the Tunnels Under San Francisco
Tuesday, 26 November 2013 11:15
We had no idea of all these tunnels throughout San Francisco
In the early '90s my friends and I used to tape flashlights to the handlebars of our bikes and go riding around in underground storm drain tunnels. There was a whole network of these tunnels under the city that sat empty for most of the year. We would go for miles snaking up and down the sides of the tubes, clapping and yelling to see how far our echoes would carry, eventually popping out in some other part of the city covered in cobwebs and bat guano. When the tubes got too small, we laid down on skateboards and kept going. If we found a flooded part, we taped garbage bags around our legs and crossed our fingers. -READ ON
Monday, 25 November 2013 15:05
Italian based Marco Rea does some great work with spray paint over "billboards". method.
Hell Yeah! (a WWF colouring book!)
Friday, 22 November 2013 12:54
Michael Coley who runs Belly Kids emailed to let us know of his latest... Hell Yeah! (a WWF colouring book!) <-- "The most electrifying book in sports entertainment. It's our dedication to the best baby faces and the most hated heels of WWF wrestling. Think Macho Man Randy Savage, DX, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Mankind, The Rock, Chyna and many others!" [PREVIEW]
Give the gift of coloring book. Kids young and old can get down with some quality time of staying inside the lines... or hell, be a Charlie and break out of the boundaries! 7 Euro dollars here.
SOEX's Juried Show - Friday
Thursday, 21 November 2013 09:00
SAN FRANCISCO --- SOEX will open their juried show This Will Never Work this Friday, Nov 22nd (7-10pm) featuring works by Northern California based artists w/ the theme this year: crazy experiments, doomed plans and quixotic dreams
This annual exhibition has become the premier showcase of contemporary artwork by promising local talent. Each year a different theme is selected to inspire and encourage a broad level of artistic expression. This year’s exhibition sought crazy experiments, doomed plans and quixotic dreams. All ideas and forms were considered.
-complete show details
Tuesday, 19 November 2013 11:06
11/20 Update: After 2 trips to the Apple store with them installing 2 new batteries and restoring the phone, it was determined there was "something" wrong with the phone and I had to buy a "new"/ same 4s phone since I wasn't eligible for an upgrade. In any case, be warned about that 7.0.4 update if you have a 4s. I'm sticking with 7.0.2 on this "new" phone.
Everyone has had or knows of someone who's had a an IPhone explode on them through one of their wonderful IOS updates. Well, add us to the list, because after updating to their recent 7.0.4 our IPhone 4s stopped charging even though the icon on the phone indicated it was charging... and after being on the charger all night, the battery drained to zero, and now the wonderful device won't boot up at all and is now a very expensive waste of space.
If you're considering updating your phone, do so with caution, and if you have any solutions for us, we'd sure to be happy to hear them. Got a hot date with the Apple staff tonight which we're sure will end with them telling us to buy a new phone... Wonderful.
Love these works by NYC's Michael Alan. His solo show The Energy Reader opens up at New York's Gasser Grunert Gallery on January 12th.
|"Strigiformes" print by Tiffany Bozic
by Tiffany Bozic
12" x 16" giclee print
printed on acid-free paper
printed at Electric Works
edition of 100
signed by the artist
$165 purchased here
*Prints ordered by Dec 6th guaranteed for Christmas
|Installations by Ron English, Know Hope, Strok and others in Berlin
Here's the second part of my comprehensive photo coverage from Berlin and this time around you'll find shots of new window installations by Ron English, Know Hope, Erik Jones, Lucy McLauchlan, Strok and others (which is now on display in the same building as Rone painted).
|This Will Never Work @SOEX
Southern Exposure was packed Friday night with the opening of This Will Never Work, this year's edition of their annual juried show of emerging Northern California artists.
|Huge Mural by RONE (Berlin)
As a part of "project M" (curated by Strychinin Gallery), Melbourne Artist and part of the Everfresh collective RONE has painted the largest wall he has ever attempted, three massive images on the top three stories of a five-story building at Nollendorfplatz in Berlin. It took Rone five days to paint this excellent work.
|Choong Lee, Martinez, Soule, Otto @Hyatt
David Choong Lee, Mario Martinez, Damon Soule, Eric Otto and others were commissioned by the Hyatt (345 Stockton St) here in San Francisco to create some beautiful works to adorn their hotel bar, resturant and lobby. If you're down by Union Square stop in, hava drink at the bar and enjoy these great paintings.
|How to Master the Internet
Facebook, Email, AOL Instant Messenger, Watching videos, fashion... Plus many more!!
|SUBURBAN / Photos by Lloyd Stubber
NYC based (via Australia) spraypaint whiz kid Ian Strange (Kid Zoom) (interview) held his solo show SUBURBAN last July at the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia (video). The wonderful show's setup and opening was photographed by Lloyd Stubber for this exclusive photo essay for Fecal Face.
|"Strigiformes" print by Tiffany Bozic
We are very happy to announce that we (FFDG) will be releasing the print Strigiformes by Tiffany Bozic on Monday, Dec 2nd at 9am (Pacific time).
|"SHATTER" by Clark Goolsby
Our buddy and SF based collage artist Alexis Mackenzie turned us onto the work of NYC based Clark Goolsby whose show SHATTER opens Saturday at Dallas's Circuit12 Contemporary.
|Lola Dupre in Portland Dec 5th
Collage artist Lola Dupre opens a new show of work on Decemeber 5th at Portland's Breeze Block Gallery -- Opening on the same day in the adjoining gallery space, artists Ryan De La Hoz and Russell Leng.
|Joshua Meyers @Dolby Chadwick
With a thick, impasto finish, Meyer's paintings feel like treasures. As you get lost in the jagged confusion of thick swatches of color, figures emerge in the most subtle ways. The colors are enticing, but these figures are mesmerizing. I could get lost in these canvases for days. Simply, these are some really great paintings and I highly recommend you go see them before the show closes on December 7th.
|Faile's Mural for Spectrum Art Projects
TORONTO --- The finishing touches have been put on the large-scale, colorful and dynamic public art work by Canadian-born Patrick McNeil along with his art collaborator, Patrick Miller. Collectively known as FAILE, the Brooklyn-based duo designed the football-field-sized mural, located on Bathurst Street between Davenport and St. Clair in the city of Toronto.
|Jeff Depner at NYC's Nancy Margolis
Vancouver based painter Jeff Depner ('12 interview) is currently showing new paintings in VARIATIONS BLACK NAPKINS at NYC's Nancy Margolis Gallery through Dec 7th.
|Hive & Nine Eyes by Nick Thomm
Liking on these prints Hive & Nine Eyes by Melbourne based artist/ designer Nick Thomm... Limited Edition of 50 - Printed on 310gsm Hahnemuhle photo rag, mueseum grade archival paper. Each print is hand signed and numbered - available on his website.
|ESPO @Joshua Liner, NYC
I moved home to the Bay Area about 4 years ago and recently had the opportunity to visit New York City for the first time since. Having missed Barry McGee & Raymond Pettibon by a day, I felt lucky to have an old friend clue me into the ICY Signs show when I arrived.
|NOT Backside 9th
Helmet or not, gloves or not, slides or not, goofy title or not, this hill run is INSANE - Andy Shoup
|ClipODay - Golden Gate International Exposition of 1939
Every have one of those mornings where you start following links and the next thing you know you're watching a news reel clip of the Golden Gate International Exposition of 1939 that was held on the brand new man-made Treasure Island?
|Tiffany Bozic Interview
Tiffany Bozic's solo show Sense of Wonder is in its final week at San Francisco's FFDG. Before this wonderful show comes to a close, we wanted to ask Bozic about her methodology, lifestyle, influences and generally what makes her tick.
|Julian Lethbridge & Chuck Close @John Berggruen
The John Berggruen gallery is beautiful. With floor-to-ceiling windows and a view to downtown, the Thursday night opening of NYC's Julian Lethbridge's new show Paintings was unmistakably a fancy affair. While these incredibly expensive paintings didn't do much for me, I was pleasantly surprised that I caught the Chuck Close show upstairs.
|"Car Poolers" by Alejandro Cartagena
Cartagena takes photographs in Monterrey, Mexico, documenting parts of everyday life there that he sees as depicting "a global issue from a local perspective." In a town that has a relatively new, booming construction market, Cartagena decided to document a side of the day laborers' lives that might not often be seen: the commute to and from work at various construction sites.
|Mr. Show - The Story of Everest
Take a quick video break 'cause Mr. Show is F'in' funny.
|Lucetta ~ Magnetic Bike Lights
Got an email from Emanuele Pizzolorusso, a Helsinki based industrial designer, yesterday to let us know about his latest project Lucetta: a smart set of two small magnetic bicycle lights. Never seen them in person. Have no idea if they're worth a hoot or not, but the concept is pretty interesting and simple. Looks like a great idea to us.