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Fun Friday 04.22.11

Fun-Friday

Happy Good Friday!

It’s Good Friday today, which of course means I got a seat on the subway this morning. Apparently it’s a holiday of some sort. Anyway, we have some Street Art news, and some completely unrelated frivolity because it’s good to take a break, for Christ’s sake.

3 Kings by Remi/Rough and System

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Remi/Rough & System have just completed their super cool homage to three of graffiti and street art’s most influential artists – Dondi White, Jean Michel Basquiat & RammellZee.

Read about the wall and see more photos here http://remirough.com/blog

Vote for Your Favorite Slide at HuffPost Arts Today

Hitting Up LA: The Streets Outside the Show (SLIDESHOW)

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BP Ready To Resume Oil Spilling (Via The Onion)

BP-Logo-my-way-winnerApril 20, 2011 | The Onion

LONDON—A year after the tragic explosion and oil spill that caused petroleum giant BP to cease operations in the Gulf of Mexico, the company announced Wednesday that it was once again ready to begin oil spilling.

http://www.theonion.com/articles/bp-ready-to-resume-oil-spilling,20089/

Image here is the winner of LogoMyWay’s contest to redesign the BP Logo — Stuart Croft, an English Graphics Designer working and studying in Bangkok, Thailand.

Jean Faucher – Early Street Art Pioneer Show Tomorrow in LA

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Considered by cultural institutions and by artists as a key figure in the graffiti and urban arts, Jean Faucheur explores new prospective areas of expression that influence and drive hundreds and hundreds of emerging talents.

Jean Faucheur

OPENING RECEPTION:

SATURDAY APRIL 23, 2011 – 6PM – 9PM

Exhibition: April 23 – May 26, 2011

Every Day, 1PM – 8PM, and by appointment (Closed Mondays)

“Brother,” Spray Paint On Canvas, 36″ x 25 3/4″

www.maximilliangallery.com

“Your attitude is your altitude.”

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Lynn Dell image © Ari Cohen

New York’s grand dame fashionista Lynn Dell shows how to rock a big hat like this for your Sunday stroll on Fifth Avenue or Flatbush Avenue for Easter.  Showing you can be hot at any age, this 78 year old Gotham gal has a whole slideshow here, including this pic from Ari Cohen.

2000 Images of MOCA “Art in the Streets”

Produced by Roger L. Griffith

“A frame by frame animation of the 2011 MOCA show Art In The Streets. This is not meant to be a complete census of all the art at the MOCA, but an introduction and basic virtual tour of the exhibit. Enjoy”

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Images Of The Week 09.05.10

Brooklyn-Street-Art-IMAGES-OF-THE-WEEK_05-2010Our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring BHNL, BP, F, OverUnder, Paul Richard, Tip Toe, Tucalin, Feral, Brummel and White Cocoa.

You Are So Fine (© Jaime Rojo)

Hey Bully You’re So Fine, You’re So Fine You Blow My Mind. (© Jaime Rojo)

Feral with Overunder (© Jaime Rojo)
Feral with Overunder (© Jaime Rojo)

BP (© Jaime Rojo)

Brummel. BP’s responsible for the worst oil spill ever, killing millions of animals and endangering humans – and it continues to inspire street art (© Jaime Rojo)

Tucalin (© Jaime Rojo)

Lemme House You, Gurl….  Tucalin (© Jaime Rojo)

BHNL (© Jaime Rojo)

BHNL (© Jaime Rojo)

F (© Jaime Rojo)

F (© Jaime Rojo)

Overunder (© Jaime Rojo)

Overunder (© Jaime Rojo)

Paul Richard (© Jaime Rojo)

Ever clever Mr. Paul Richard (© Jaime Rojo)

Tip Toe (© Jaime Rojo)

Tip Toe (© Jaime Rojo)

Blends (© Jaime Rojo)
I got your charm right here baby. Blends (© Jaime Rojo)

White Cocoa (© Jaime Rojo)
Apparently this happens to women who have had a few drinks too! Wet White Cocoa (© Jaime Rojo)

White Cocoa. Detail (© Jaime Rojo)
White Cocoa. Detail (© Jaime Rojo)

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Images of the Week 07.25.10

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Our weekly interview with the street; this week featuring Andy Kessler Foundation, ASVP, Bishop203, Brummel, Clown Soldier, Imminent Disaster, JC2, JJ Veronis, Mr. DiMaggio, QRST, Shin Shin, Special Graffiti Unit, Zako, Zhe155

This summer has the floodgates open for all manner of oddities and agendas evident on the walls in NYC. While there is beauty and skill of varying degrees, more often you’ll also encounter themes better categorized as anxiety-ridden. Don’t look to our street artists to shield us from the rawness of messy life that is lurking under the cosmopolish of a world city. The conversations on the street continue to contemplate war and violence, render social and political critique, create memorials, offer blunt opinion and propose existential questions.  Conversations among street artists also continue before our eyes, making for progressive theater and on-the-fly “collaboration”.

We start off with something more along the lines of graff, framed by July’s succulent green.

Goya

Goya (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Zako. Girls Girls Girls!

These bikini babes are not simply oogle worthy eye candy; their fourth member poses more profound topics. Zako.  (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Brooklyn’s Angels have fallen to the street. Bishop 203 (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Artistic Tile BP
As the environmental ecological disaster pushes the oil economy to the forefront of our minds, this artist includes the logo of the corporation whose very charter is being questioned. Artist WING (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Imminent Disaster

A new Imminent Disaster stares frankly and quizzically at you as you pass by. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

JJ Veronis (Andy Kessler Foundation)

A sculpture honoring the memory of a skateboarder and friend. JJ Veronis (Andy Kessler Foundation) (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Soldier Games

Soldier games are afoot amongst Fumero’s family and Shin Shin’s fruit offerings (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

ASVP, JC 2, Clown Soldier

A splash of red colors everything. ASVP, JC 2, Clown Soldier (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Pampers the Cow

Pampers the Cow. Brummel (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

QRST

QRST is evidently embattled (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Special Grafitti Unit. Wall Hoarders

Special Grafitti Unit receives a criticism for taking up too much space in Chelsea.  (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Clown

Even the clowns are ready to deck you. Ninja Clown (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Radioactive Monkey

Radioactive Monkey Police. Brummel (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Zhe 155

A Roger Waters advertisement posing as street art looks almost a part of the portrait by Zhe 155 (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Shin Shin

Yep, watermelon wins every time. Shin Shin  (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

JJ Veronis (Andy Kessler Foundation)

JJ Veronis (Andy Kessler Foundation) (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Mr. Dimaggio (Photo © Luca)

Mr. Dimaggio sits at the base of the heavily vandalized Shepard Fairey mural. Not sure if it is direct commentary or a general philosophical axiom. (Photo © Luca)

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“Doodles” does 1st Wall for “Living Walls” Conference in Atlanta, GA

First Mural for the Living Walls Conference

Oil tragedy continues to seep into street art. Street Artist Doodler completes first piece for Living Walls while contemplating dying ocean.

By Jayne McGinn

After leaving the sight of the first mural for the Living Walls Conference I found bugs pressed in between the pages of my notebook; these bugs came in addition to bugs in my ears, up and down my legs and arms and threatening to fly in my mouth while visiting the wall. The almost 100 foot long and 35 foot tall wall painted by Doodles backs up to a wooded area on the BeltLine lovingly called “the jungle” by the people who assisted him and came to watch as he crawled on top of a three level scaffolding to paint, sometimes sporting a respirator.

This “jungle” is a wooded area with vines dangling from the treetops and creates a nice seclusion from the cold buildings and shopping center that surrounds the wall, making it nearly forgettable that it is yards away from a barbwire fence and the intersection of Ralph David Abernathy and White Street in the West End.

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The contradictory locations that sit on either side of the first wall is fitting for a mural which functions with so many ideas that are both in contrast to each other but also in close proximity. Doodles developed his theme over time, letting the idea grow as he worked. The direction of the wall changed while the artist was on a short break from painting. Flooded with constant news of the BP oil spill he decided that it was an issue he wanted to cover in his piece for Living Walls. Doodles abandoned the idea of painting a man shooting an arrow at the moon and developed the idea of a beautiful man with sinister intentions. The man, nicknamed “Poseidon”, wraps around the large warehouse holding a large trident with a snake weaving through the middle spoke, creating the illusion of a money sign. The black trident penetrates the man’s abdomen, which resembles the ocean; in this way, the trident mimics the oil leak.

Brooklyn-Street-Art-Doodles-Living-Walls-ArtistThrough out the work folk art style designs are infused with signs that represent the Poseidon figure’s power; Doodles said the single eye represents a God-like power. These signs of power coexist with symbols of the oil spill, like a wail’s tail that resembles an oil well.

Despite the heavy subject mater, there is simplicity to the wall. Not to distract from the message of the oil spill, Doodles left it up to the logos and symbols to speak for the art without distraction of a multitude of colors. In this way, it is the logos and the imagery that stands out in the piece, most importantly the BP flower on the Poseidon figure’s face.

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Doodles said that he liked the idea of using the universal language of logos and symbols to convey his message.

Doodles is a 22 year old who smiles often, and has a sweet easygoing nature. Originally from an island off the cost of Washington state. He went to art school for a short time before hoping trains and hitchhiking. He has been working on his art for four years now. Doodles’ piece is on the corner of Ralph David Abernathy and White Street adjacent to BeltLine. The BeltLine is a 22-mile path incorporating railway, trails and paths that once functioned in the mid-twentieth century and has since been reworked to feature public and interactive art.

Doodles work is the first Living Walls mural for the BeltLine Project.

Here’s a Video from Atlanta: Another Street Artist Opinion on BP

And Finally, this New Sticker on the Streets in NYC

Thanks to Justin for sending this in…

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For more information on the Beltline Project go HERE

To learn about the Living Walls Conference go HERE

To support the Kickstarter Campaign for Living Walls go HERE


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Don’t Miss the BP Logo Competition:

Helping BP Re-Brand: Artists Offer New “Creative”

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NYC Street Renders a BP Opinion

Street messages and aesthetics reflect us back to ourselves – a continuous look in the funhouse mirror.

Sometimes the physical manifestations are straightforward and obvious, other times they stir more murky subconscious impulses and swirling feelings.  While the country is being newly torn by the scene unfolding by the day in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, conversations that could have been easily ignored are now quickly blipping up the neuronic priority list.

It feels natural that this simple and strong DISS was bubbling to the top any minute. Who knows how deep and wide the plume below is.

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BP station in Soho on the corner of Houston and Lafayette. (image © Zefrey Throwell)

Thanks to Zefrey Throwell for catching it before the clean-up effort was undertaken.

www.zefrey.com

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