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Did Starbucks Really Rip Off Maya Hayuk's Artwork?  
7/13/15 Posted 7/13/15

Image via Starbucks Every artist worth their salt has their own distinctive aesthetic, and that proves especially important for graffiti and street art, where artists compete directly in the public space, not only to catch the eye of the passerby but to build an instantly recognizable identity within their community. Graffiti, after all, is all about whose tag is "up" the most in a territory. Brooklyn-based Maya Hayuk works both in the streets and the studio and her aesthetic is ubiquitous. With its pop ne... [more]

Boycott or Action? Bansky in Gaza  
2/27/15 Posted 2/27/15

Shot simply and in his typical parodic style, Banksy's latest project to go viral is a short video that sees the anonymous street artist and activist enter the Gaza Strip. It is the first work the British artist has completed in the Palestinian territory, but in 2005 nine pieces of his art appeared on Israel's West Bank barrier. The two minute video is titled "Make this the year YOU discover a new destination"—a satirical reimagining of an aspirational travel ad. It ends with... [more]

20141209154806-screen_shot_2014-12-09_at_17 Eritrea's Freedom Friday Movement Launches Graffiti Campaign  
12/9/14 Posted 12/9/14

Freedom Friday (Arbi Harnet) the Eritrean activist group with members based inside the country and around the world, inspired by the Arab Spring revolutionaries, whose campaigns include automated phone calls urging Eritrean citizens to "empty the streets"—to stay at home in a safer form of protest—this weekend launched an audacious graffiti bombing campaign around the capital Amsara. They are also the group behind an illict underground newspaper, MeqaleH Forto that appeared on the... [more]

20141118135433-uae-graffiti Dubai to Set New Guinness Record with World's Longest Mural Painting  
11/18/14 Posted 11/18/14

Dubai is set to become the home of the world's longest collaborative mural painting. The event, officially announced yesterday by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, is planned to cover 2,180 meters along the Sheikh Zayed Road, close to Jumeirah Beach Park. The mural—refered to in the PR as a graffiti scroll—will be realized by 100 established artists, including 70 known names from outside the UAE who hav... [more]

20141111121149-8688359927_15662ff332_z Anthony Lister Arrested in Australia  
11/11/14 Posted 11/11/14

Established Lowbrow artist Anthony Lister has been arrested in his home town, Brisbane. The Brisbane Times reports that Lister was stopped by police in the early hours of Saturday for a random breath test, and was then arrested for 12 outstanding charges related to graffiti dating back to 2009. He was later released on bail but will reappear in court on November 19. The Australian artist, who is one of the premier names to emerge from the graffiti movement in the last decade, has a solo exhibition, Hurt People - Hurt People, opening at Lazarides Rathbone later this month. Highlighting the continu... [more]

Philly Mural Arts Program Announces Open Source  
11/10/14 Posted 11/10/14

Mural Arts Program, the Philadelphia-based organization that works with artists and communities to develop murals across the city, is collaborating with curator Pedro Alonzo on a major new initiative. Set to culminate in a "celebration" during Mural Arts Month in October 2015, Open Source: Engaging Audiences in Public Space will take place across the whole city, inviting numerous artists to paint murals around the city. Alonzo is one of the leading curators of street art in the US and has worked w... [more]

Art or Not? Mattresses  
11/6/14 Posted 11/6/14

Art or Not? One of the pictures described below is a genuine art work: every Friday the ArtSlant team asks our discerning readers to indulge in a game of spot the difference. The answer will be revealed on our social media on Monday: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram. This week's theme is: mattresses. #1 "the artist, born in Glasgow, 1982, uses public space in this series of street interventions, where the artwork becomes part of it's background, barely perceived by the hurried commuter. Discarded every day objects a... [more]

20141020124553-paul-horner-is-banksy Internet Fooled AGAIN by Banksy Arrest Hoax  
10/20/14 Posted 10/20/14

Banksy is trending this morning as a fake article emerged with news of his arrest in Watford, Hertfordshire, by the London Metropolitan Police. Reports and images from fake news website National Report stated that Banksy's real identity had been revealed as Paul Horner, a 35-year-old male from Liverpool. His identity had apparently been confirmed by his PR, Jo Brooks. The arrest of the ubiquitously famous graffiti artist—who has remained anonymous for his entire career—was attribu... [more]

Deputy Mayor Declares Paris "World Capital of Street Art" for Nuit Blanche 2014  
10/4/14 Posted 10/4/14

HeHe, Radiant Tree, Nuit blanche 2014 © HeHe Nuit Blanche, Paris’s annual night-long celebration of art, music, and light, kicks off tonight at 8pm and runs until 7am Sunday morning. Each arrondissement offers its own attractions, from light art installations to public performances, and roving bands of art watchers wander around the city of lights in search of the glow of projections, late night gallery openings, and the strains of music. This year is unique in that it highlights anothe... [more]

20140208131607-gurujoshvacuumblue a worlds first  
Guru Josh at A10 madrid February 8th, 2014 - March 18th, 2014
Posted 2/8/14

Wow- a worlds first who will be the first to spot this ? [more]

20121103053100-reneelotenerotitle1 DO NOT WORK WITH PEVETO  
Renée Lotenero at PEVETO November 2nd, 2012 - December 15th, 2012
Posted 1/23/14

The exhibition is good, and congrats to the artist. A good friend of mine told me a rather disturbing story recently. He had been working with scott for years, and scott has helped him a great deal. Recently scott has not been able to sell as much art to pay his bills and has resorted to throwing events to sustain his gallery. Scott openly admits his failure, in his bathroom there is a painting that says 'BLACKBALL' which he says he got an employee to make in order to remind him how his ex-wife ha... [more]

Calligraphy meets graffiti in major public art commission for Qatar  
3/14/13 Posted 3/14/13

(Excerpt from 'QMA and Ashghal Commission Graffiti Artist to Embellish Salwa Road' posted on eL Seed in Doha website. Found here eL Seed is in Doha for an amazing new Calligraffiti project in Salwa Road involving 52 Calligraffiti panels. Qatar Museums Authority’s Public Art Department and the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) have commissioned French-Tunisian graffiti artist, eL Seed, to embellish four underground tunnels on Salwa Road. Fol... [more]

at RAW ART FAIR February 6th, 2013 - February 10th, 2013
Posted 12/22/12

Last week the list of participants of RAW was published. Looks like a fresh mix of galleries, even more divers than last year. Looking forward to the fair. Absolut Gallery(B),Aicart & Ajtink, Susanne Biederberg, Ton de Boer, Borzo, Brandt, Buro R'dam, Canvas, Cityscape, Marian Cramer Projects, Contempo, Cultural Speech, Galerie Dom Arte, Galerie Hein Elferink, Elephant (mag.), Gallery 9, Go Gallery, Hommes, Jaski, Galerie Willem Kerseboom, Galerie Carla Koch, KochxBos, Galerie van Kranendonk, Ku... [more]

First Fridays and Third Fridays on Santa Fe Denver  
at Buxiejo Gallery Santa Fe Arts District Denver May 20th, 2011
Posted 5/20/11

The Art District on Santa Fe has a festive First Friday Open Galleries event at the beginning of every month. It is a fun street party with an eclectic mix of art lovers from newbies to collectors. All and all it is easy going without pretention. Check out the Santa Fe Arts District website for more information on the free shuttle as the traffic and parking can be heavy. The Third Friday is also a little less crowded Open Galleries Night that typically attracts more of the art collector crowd. [more]

The Wireless Landscape  
3/17/11 Posted 3/17/11

(Excerpt from 'Painting WiFi in the streets' posted by Kieran Salsone on Tweed Daily News, Mar. 2011. Found on Entitled “Immaterials: Light Painting Wi-Fi,” the artwork detects Wi-Fi signals and lights up according to the strength of the signal. NORWEGIAN art students have painted the beautiful wireless landscape of their town with light as part of a design project. Timo Arnall, Jørn Knutsen, and Einar Sneve Martinus... [more]

20100901090552-39692_1481572912677_1034432447_1404570_378264_n Habib ajoute une corde à son arc  
alami, boukhalifi, habib at l'allée des artistes rue MANSOUR DAHBI -RABAT September 1st, 2010 - September 1st, 2011
Posted 9/1/10

COUP DE COEUR Prochain film de Dont l'artiste Habib interprète le rôle d'un artiste en mal d'amour [more]

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