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We are not ones to condone graffiti, but we are definitely ones to support and nurture the creative arts. I came across this website called Happy Place via a good friend of mine who I like to call CD. It showcases people’s artistic interpretations of what public signage should be. Click the link and let hilarity ensue.
Another favorite of mine…
Todays graphic is the new Banksy piece in London. We find it quite unusual for 3 reasons…
(1) The new Banksy piece is referencing serial ‘tagger’ Tox, so it’s sort of a second generation reference to another graffiti writer.
(2) They added a CCTV to watch over the new Banksy piece.
(3) The piece was entirely plexi-glassed for preservation.
We’re still waiting for the practical joke to be told. Knowing Banksy, there is one giant statement in all this. Time will tell, we suspect!
If you’ve been walking around New York the last few months, you’ve noticed a ton of advertisement tagged with the infamous Moustache. We can’t help smiling every time we pass one on a subway or in Soho. We realize it’s unethical to prop it, but the tags are so whimsical, how can you get mad at it?
Anyway, it turns out the 26-year-old graffiti artist called Joseph Waldo just got caught according to ArtInfo.com. He now faces charges of felony mischief, misdemeanor criminal mischief, graffiti, and “possession of a graffiti instrument,” according to the cops. Busted! To all the art aficionados, you better walk around and enjoy your last few tagged posted because it looks like the Moustache party is over. Sniff. Sniff.
Hang tough little guy. Remember Banksy was once a delinquent while tagging as a young pup, and now it’s officially illegal to deface Banksy street art in the streets of London. Did we mention that Banksy’s tags also raise the property value of each block he hits. That is what we call a full 360 turn. A delinquent can always dream!
Today’s graphic is a wonderfully complicated attempt to breakdown the evolution of graffiti and street art. We’re still a little confused ourselves but we can’t stop trying to decipher what the hell it all means? Maybe MOCA’s Art in the Streets was onto something after all?
Andre Saraiva is in love. He wants to tell the world. Annabelle Ronson is the target of affection. Scored to Laurie Anderson’s “O Superman”.
(Expect to see Skaters hit this at MOCA. Design by Lance Mountain and Geoff McFetridge)
Earlier this week, we wrote about the infamous Art in the Streets Exhibition at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA). The opening was a smash success. The reason Art in the Streets has been getting such attention is because it’s the first major U.S. Museum exhibition focusing exclusively on the history of graffiti and street art.
The Wynwood Art Walk is the place to be every second Saturday with dozens of the sickest art shows and exhibitions. Check out Ryan McGinness’ Wynwood mural at Art Basel 2010. This next Art Walk promises to be amazing with Freedom in Postgraffism, a 3D 100-foot mural sculpted and designed by three of Miami’s finest: Alex Yanes, Daniel Fila (AKA Krave), and Raymond Adrian (AKA Gems). This video is a little taste-test of the vibe and spirit of these creative spirits…
(Spirit Tsunami, Mixed Media, Large Scale)
If you happen to be visting Miami this week, visit Freedom In Postgraffism, presented by the Surface Merchants Collective, and Michael Margulies Artist Agency. Opening reception Saturday, April 9th at Cafeina at 297 NW 23rd St, Wynwood, Miami from 7:00 -11:00 pm.