Lazarides Gallery Summer Series Presents: “EuroTrash” with Conor Harrington, JR, Vhils and Antony Micallef (Beverly Hills, CA)
Lazarides Address : 320 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 Phone : Phone: +1 323 202 6339 / +1 323 202 5305 Open : Monday – Sunday 12 pm – 8 pm. Admittance : Free JR Antony Micallef Conor Harrington Vhils 9th June 2010 – 27th June 2010 Lazarides LA is proud to introduce, […]
Holy Religious Iconography – wait till you’ve seen what she did inside this cathedral-like setting Swoon is doing some beautiful work at the Fame Festival, which has just begun installations. See more photos at Spray Blog, who lent us this one – the familiar trio of friends in a new Italian setting: see more at […]
A Munich Street Artist Reports from the City About Last Week’s Stroke02 Urban Art Fair
by Don John
Last week I attended Stroke02, a 4-day art fair for Urban Art that takes place in Munich, Germany. It is held in a former Federal Bank office building that is about 4 stories completely full of exhibitors.
I was with the gallery/store called Rocket, where I exhibited together with Lake from Berlin and Johannes König from Munich. Last year the Stroke festival had 7000 visitors and my guess is that this year was about the same.
Stroke02, Munich, Don John,Morten Anderson,Sainer, Herakut, Case, Kid Acne, Ma’Claim, Claudio Ethos ,EVOL, Munich, Biserama ,Alexander Becherer,Blumenstrasse, Fraunhoferstr,Germany, ROA,ECB, Henbdrik Beikirch, Morten Andersen
Know Hope’s figures are frequently in conflict with one another or with themselves, with no one appearing to win, and everyone damaged – sometimes with copious blood dripping and limbs askew or missing . After a visit by Irish street artist Conor Harrington, who did a new piece with him a couple of weeks ago, it looks like Know Hope got inspired to do some new solo wall pieces. Both of them are quite moving.
This one is particularly well placed in a context of a dilapidated structure – as if the history of the room bespeaks a conflict of it’s former inhabitants, who obviously ran out of time.
This larger scale piece is accompanied around the corner with a poem that some how gives voice to the piece. I’d rather let the piece speak for itself this time though.
(both images courtesy the artist)