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Fun Friday the 13th! 08.13.10


Fun Friday 08.13.10

Atlanta Goes to HellBent

The long awaited Living Walls event in Atlanta officially begins today, even though 30 street artists have arrived over the last week and begun work in earnest. We’ve been hearing some amazing stories – and of course they’re ALL TRUE. Stay toooooned for special reporting from peeps on the ground and on the walls.  Check out the Hellbent below from somebody’s blurry Iphone.  HELL YEAH! Not a bad pic actually.


Excellent article on Monica and Blacky – the two person charming MACHINE behind this event – in one of their local papers.

Artists included in Living Walls:

Chris Stain
The $tatus Faction
Know Hope
Feral Child
The DotMasters
Dr. Case
Jerm IX
The Paper Twins
Tereza De Quinta
Shaun Thurston
Jason Kofke
Weak Hand
Michi Meko
Clown Soldier
Mad One

EINE: Hoodlum to Heralded

It can be a harrowing and a strange trip that some graff/street artists take, and here’s a new video that gives an intimate inside look at some of Eine’s journey from tagging trains to making what might be described as fine art.  Just last month a piece by the British Street Artist was given to President Obama by the Prime Minister on a visit to Washington. “So it’s been a weird day today,” says a July 20th posting on Ben Eine’s website. “David Cameron has given one of my paintings to President Obama.”

In The Guardian article by Jon Henley, Eine was quoted last month reflecting on the two heads of state, Cameron seems quite a positive kind of guy and Obama’s a dude”. Wonder if it’s in the Oval Office?

Not Safe For Work! Naked White Man Can Jump!

A stop motion video comprised of 2,600 photos of 20 year old Morgan Tespsic doing public performance art that otherwise may be called exhibitionism, if the locations weren’t so bucolic and unpopulated.

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Ben Aine: Street Art and The White House

Ben Aine (Photo © PA)
Ben Aine  “Twenty First Century City” (Photo © PA)

Street Art continues to keep its vertiginous trip towards total recognition and full popularity among the masses. This trend was solidified with the recent news that upon this week’s visit to the White House, David Cameron, the newly minted British Prime Minister, presented The Obamas a painting by Ben Aine. Mr. Aine is one of the most visible street artists working today in England. The painter was chosen by Mr. Cameron’s wife, Samantha, to give to the Obamas. Mr. Aine is said to be one of Mrs. Cameron’s favorite artists.

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Using “HOPE” to Burnish a British Conservative

Adaptation You Can Believe In

It’s striking how the British Newspaper “The Sun” is presenting their endorsement for conservative candidate David Cameron. Turning a campaign visual theme from the 2008 US presidential candidacy of winner Barack Obama on it’s head, the design choice for tomorrow’s cover is a move variously cited as bold or bereft. We’re just wondering if Shep will smell a lawsuit in there somewhere.

The cover of tomorrow's Sun newspaper features a Fairey'd treatment of conservative Cameron.

The cover of tomorrow's Sun newspaper features a Fairey'd treatment of conservative Cameron.

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