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INSA “MORE” Exhibition at FIFTY24SF

ArtsComments ⋅ Jan 29, 2011
British street and graffiti artist INSA will drop into San Francisco for an upcoming exhibition taking place at the FIFTY24SF gallery. Known predominately for his ample amounts of sexuality, INSA enters into some more complex themes such as the &...

“Revok: On The Run” by EIKNARF

CultureComments ⋅ Jan 29, 2011
EKINARF highlight a living legend in Los Angeles graffiti legend Revok through this 4 minute piece titled “Revok: On The Run.” The video discusses Revok’s initial foray into writing, how he goes about his work, the importance of...

Black Fly x Risk x Smash 137 Mural

ArtsComments ⋅ Jan 25, 2011
This video captures a three-way collaborative mural, painted in Miami for the most recent “Art Basel” art fair. Filmed by and created for Black Fly, the artwork was created by graffiti artists Risk and Smash 137. Originally dubbed Can...

Banksy x The Simpsons Storyboard Art

ArtsComments ⋅ Jan 14, 2011
Banksy recently updated his website with storyboard art from his controversial collaboration with The Simpsons back in October 2010, seen here. As you can see the commercial itself follows the same formula as the storyboard, which brought to life...

My Graffiti War with Banksy, By King Robbo

CultureComments ⋅ Jan 12, 2011
What began as a “courteous” meeting turned backhand to the face and has started to transform the landscape makeup of the British capital. The background amidst the long-running feud between two of the more prominent names in graffiti folklore, R...

Deitch Censorship Commentary

ArtsComments ⋅ Dec 24, 2010
Roughly two weeks ago, street artist Blu had a mural at the MOCA in Los Angeles promptly buffed over. The actions taken against Blu have caused an outcry with the likes of Robert Greenwald of Brave New Films, the National Coalition Against Censor...

Barry McGee @ TRANSFER SP Brazil

ArtsComments ⋅ Dec 22, 2010
The always controversial and talked about Barry McGee was among the artists who were invited to TRANSFER SP in Brazil. Creating his own specific installation, Barry McGee went about his work only at night with no real predetermined path. Instead,...

WK Interact “Sexy Bondage” in Paris

ArtsComments ⋅ Dec 16, 2010
Street artist WK Interact was recently in Paris to create a new collection of works under the series name “Sexy Bondage.” Eight different images were put up across the French capital as they will serve as the backbone of an upcoming b...

Blu Los Angeles Mural

ArtsComments ⋅ Dec 10, 2010
Street artist Blu sparked controversy as one of his recent works was buffed within 24 hours after making its way onto the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. The politically-charged piece featured $1 bills over the face of several caskets...

Kenny Scharf Mural in New York City

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 30, 2010
The latest mural at NYC’s Houston & Bowery has just been completed. Designed by famed pop-artist Kenny Scharf, the colourful work features an array of tessellating characters. Interestingly, the piece wasn’t sketched or planned beforehand, b...

Montana Colors Wall2Wall

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 24, 2010
Montana Colors are attempting to maintain the essence and roots of graffiti albeit in a more legal and private form. Their Wall2Wall figure/toy gives you a classic blank mural as your canvas. Features within the piece include the ability to reuse...

From the Platform: Subway Graffiti, 1983-1989

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 19, 2010
“From the Platform” is the latest publication to offer a nostalgic review of graffiti in New York. Put together by graffiti writer Paul Cavalieri (who was able to take a wide array of photographs after having learnt much of the Subway timetable),...

Beneath A Steel Sky: “12 years graffiti writing”

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 19, 2010
Graffiti artist Ozkar Gorgias shares 12 pairs of footwear that has adorned his feet while bombing over the last 12 years. The look back is an interesting retrospective of the unintentional art that sometimes plays out in the most unsuspecting way...

Art Transit at Montana Gallery Barcelona Recap

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 18, 2010
The Montana Gallery in Barcelona recently hosted the Art Transit exhibition. The theme behind the art show was to embrace the massive graffiti world and relive the glory years of bombing New York City trains. The exhibition involved a number of p...

ROA “Special Event” @ New Puppy Gallery

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 15, 2010
Belgian artist ROA presents a pop-up exhibition event with the New Puppy Gallery in Los Angeles. Sponsored by Thinkspace, the artist brings his street work to canvas in the form of black & white animal illustrations. The works have a organic...