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Graffiti Artist Dies After Being Hit by Police Car in Miami  
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12/12/14 Posted 12/12/14

Another tragedy for the graffiti community in Miami: the Miami Herald reports that 21-year-old graffiti bomber Delbert Rodriguez Gutierrez suffered a severe brain injury when he was knocked down by a detective car as he ran from a police gang unit who were attempting to apprehend him in the early hours of December 5—at the start of Art Basel Week. The incident was reported widely by the arts press. Gutierrez died at the Jackson Memorial Hospital on Tuesday night after he stopped respondi... [more]

20141209154806-screen_shot_2014-12-09_at_17 Eritrea's Freedom Friday Movement Launches Graffiti Campaign  
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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 city's... [more]

20141118135433-uae-graffiti Dubai to Set New Guinness Record with World's Longest Mural Painting  
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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 have... [more]

20141111121149-8688359927_15662ff332_z Anthony Lister Arrested in Australia  
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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 exh... [more]

Philly Mural Arts Program Announces Open Source  
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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 with major... [more]

Art or Not? Mattresses  
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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 and household items appear t... [more]

20141020124553-paul-horner-is-banksy Internet Fooled AGAIN by Banksy Arrest Hoax  
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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 attribut... [more]

Deputy Mayor Declares Paris "World Capital of Street Art" for Nuit Blanche 2014  
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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... [more]

Get Some Free Pumpkin Spice Latte Art in NYC  
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10/3/14 Posted 10/3/14

It's #FAF, yawl. Held on the first Friday of every month, Free Art Friday is the day to pick up your latest urban art acquisitions. Artists leave pieces on the street for free and sometimes leave clues on Twitter and Instagram. If you recognize the place in the picture, hustle on over and pick it up. For example, in the spirit of #PumpkinSpiceLatteSeason, me made an early drop this morning, leaving 10 pumpkin spice latte colored vinyl pieces around NYC. #dolladollabills #pumpkinspice #pumpkinspiceeverything #punkins Since its start in NYC several years ago, #FAF h... [more]

20140724150029-creation_one Kuchera creates new paintings for group show.  
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Tamriko Bardadze, Edward Grad, Andrea Kroenig, John C. Kuchera, Stella Lillig, William Conroy Lindsay, Rob Ordonez, Camille Perrottet, Hans Wolf at JEANNE D'ARC > New York
August 17th - September 14th
Posted 7/24/14

Creation is a new painting series by American artist John C. Kuchera. He was born in Cleveland Ohio and has lived in New York City since the early 1980s. Creation 1,2 and 3 will be featured in a group art exhibit in Chelsea called the 20” x 20” art show. Opening reception is Sunday, August 17, 2014, from 6-8pm. 253 west 24 Street in New York City. The Art Exhibit will be on view from August 17 to September 14, 2014. He likes to do at least 12 of each of the series to ensure... [more]

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

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

20121103053100-reneelotenerotitle1 DO NOT WORK WITH PEVETO  
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Renée Lotenero at PEVETO > Worldwide Houston
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]

20140216020210-no-fly-zone-postcard-e1390583248514 The New York Times "A Kinship With Westbeth"  
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Christopher Morris, Richard Mosse, Martha Rosler, Nichole Sobecki, Claudia Vargas, Lawrence Weiner at Westbeth Gallery > New York
March 1st - March 16th
Posted 1/18/14

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/19/realestate/a-kinship-with-westbeth.html?smid=fb-share A Kinship With Westbeth JAN. 17, 2014 Gwynne Duncan with her husband, Alec Stephen, and their seven-year-old daughter, Mimi, in the living room that doubles as Ms. Duncan’s painting studio. Sasha Maslov for The New York Times What I Love By DAN SHAW Decades before the elevated train tracks on the Lower West Side of Manhattan were transformed into a global tourist attraction called the High Line,... [more]

20140216020210-no-fly-zone-postcard-e1390583248514 The New York Times "A Kinship With Westbeth"  
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Christopher Morris, Richard Mosse, Martha Rosler, Nichole Sobecki, Claudia Vargas, Lawrence Weiner at Westbeth Gallery > New York
March 1st - March 16th
Posted 1/18/14

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/19/realestate/a-kinship-with-westbeth.html?smid=fb-share A Kinship With Westbeth JAN. 17, 2014 Gwynne Duncan with her husband, Alec Stephen, and their seven-year-old daughter, Mimi, in the living room that doubles as Ms. Duncan’s painting studio. Sasha Maslov for The New York Times What I Love By DAN SHAW Decades before the elevated train tracks on the Lower West Side of Manhattan were transformed into a global tourist attraction called the High Line, they were Gwynne Duncan’s playground. As children growing up in the 1970s in Westbet... [more]

20131218092550-image Huffington Post "Messages For The People" review  
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at FusionMia, Wynwood Arts District in Miami > Miami
December 18th, 2013 - December 18th, 2013
Posted 12/18/13

Art Basel turns Miami Beach into a stage showcasing incredibly innovative and important contemporary art from around the globe. But under a 10,000-square-foot tent in the Wynwood District, art fuses with music, fashion, and philanthropy.Art of Fusion MIA will present Miles Regis and his "Messages For the People" exhibit. "Messages" consists of intricate pieces fusing image with text to provide profound social and cultural commentary. Modern day hieroglyphics color Regis's canvases delivering ast... [more]

20131218094236-image Huffington Post Review - Art Basel 2013 -  
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Miles Regis at Art of Fusion Pop-Up Gallery > Miami
December 2nd, 2013 - December 7th, 2013
Posted 12/18/13

Art Basel turns Miami Beach into a stage showcasing incredibly innovative and important contemporary art from around the globe. But under a 10,000-square-foot tent in the Wynwood District, art fuses with music, fashion, and philanthropy.Art of Fusion MIA will present Miles Regis and his "Messages For the People" exhibit. "Messages" consists of intricate pieces fusing image with text to provide profound social and cultural commentary. Modern day hieroglyphics color Regis's canvases delivering ast... [more]


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