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...

2Shy Kiev Mural

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 12, 2010
Originally calling Paris home, graffiti artist 2Shy has been plying his trade in Liege. He recently partnered with Kiev, Ukraine gallery Lavra and the French Ukrainian Institute to create a massive 18 meter by 15 meter mural. Located on the side...

Blu Mural in France

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 11, 2010
Rennes, France is the latest location to be transformed by the playful art of Blu. Known for his large-scale outdoor works, Blu has decorated a local car park in familiar style. Here, the mammoth work concentrates on a trash monster who seems to...

Banksy’s Exit Through The Gift Shop DVD Release

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 8, 2010
In celebration of the forthcoming DVD release of Banksy’s award winning documentary Exit Through The Gift Shop, this deleted scene has just been published. The rare outtake featured in this clip captures renowned French street artist Invader putt...

KAWS “Pay the Debt to Nature” Exhibition Recap

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 7, 2010
Following a couple of previews, we can now offer a more detailed account of the latest from KAWS, who opened his new exhibition, “Pay the Debt to Nature”, at the renowned Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin in Paris. The show put forth another...

The Underbelly Project

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 5, 2010
The Underbelly Project has gained an immense amount of traction over the course of the last few weeks. The whole art initiative hinges on an eclectic mix of artists both established and up and coming who each took one night to make their mark on...