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Fun Friday 07.22.11


Our Fun Friday Stories today:

2. The Pantheon Catalog Release Party: Saturday in Brooklyn
3. Alexander Calder Mobile interactive banner on Google Today
4. Kid Acne “Kill Your Darlings”
5. Dalek and Greg Lamarche “Geometric Balance” at Show and Tell (Toronto)
6. NOMADE “Recent Artifacts” @ Hold Up (LA)
7. Bomb the Intersection (VIDEO)
8. An Insightful Look at NATURE with The Honey Badger (nasty word alert) (VIDEO)


“Outer Bourough” opens tonight at 17 Frost in Williamsburg, Brooklyn @ 6:00 pm. Dude has been kickin’ it and the work shows it too.


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The Pantheon Catalog Release Party: Saturday in Brooklyn

About a year ago Daniel Feral told us about this idea he had for a show at the Donnell Library across from MOMA to draw attention to the history of graff and Street Art in New York. It seemed like a pretty vast undertaking at the time, and in fact, the project gradually and quickly ballooned and incorporated much of the community and helped capture this moment in history as well as give perspective to the evolution that preceded it. With partner Joyce Manolo and a cast of hundreds, Mr. Feral has taken a deep dive and produced a tome that will be used for reference for years to come, along with his own diagrammatic explanation of the evolution of Graffiti and Street Art in the context of other 20th Century art movements.


This 426-page catalog is a hybrid of scholarly journal, popular magazine, and graff zine. 33 artists from the 1970s through today tell their own histories, in their own words and pictures, while local writers and photographers give an overview of the cultural milieu. The catalog includes a dedication to Rammellzee by Charlie Ahearn, essay on the Feral Diagram by Daniel Feral, and Street Art in the 2000s by Steven P. Harrington with photographs by Jaime Rojo, in addition to 20 essays, 20 interviews and over 400 images from the efforts of over 30 individuals.

Date: Saturday, July 23, 2011 6-8PM (RSVP Only)
Where: Do or Dine @ 1108 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Between Lexington Avenue & Quincy Street

Alexander Calder Mobile interactive banner on Google Today

To celebrate the artists’ birthday today, the Calder Foundation has a very cool interactive mobile that behaves in the way one of his originals do.


Read more about Alexander Calder here

Kid Acne “Kill Your Darlings”

Celebrating his first solo show in his hometown, Kid Acne will be killing it at Sheffield: Millenium Gallery.


The launch night is Friday July 22nd to coincide with the “free for all” music festival, Tramlines – to which, you are all invited.

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Kid Acne is also participating in “Street Art Saved My Life: 39 New York Stories” in LA opening August 12.

“I thought you might like to see this promo video for my exhibition, Kill Your Darlings” ~ Kid Acne

Dalek and Greg Lamarche “Geometric Balance” at Show and Tell (Toronto)


“Geometric Balance” At Show and Tell Gallery. 7:00 pm, Toronto, Canada:

For more information regarding this show click on the link below:

NOMADE “Recent Artifacts” @ Hold Up (LA)


NOMADE “Recent Artifacts” @ Hold Up Art Gallery. Saturday at 7:00 PM in Los Angeles

For more information regarding this show click on the link below:

Bomb the Intersection (VIDEO)

An Insightful Look at NATURE with The Honey Badger (nasty word alert) (VIDEO)

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Hold Up Art Gallery Presents: Nomade “Recent Artifacts” (Los Angeles,CA)


brooklyn-street-art-nomade-hold-up-art-gallery On July 23 at the Hold Up Gallery in Los Angeles, Nomade breaks new ground with their latest show “Recent Artifacts”. This new collection of works masterfully integrates their iconic style, social metaphor, and visual fury into a full assault of the senses redefining the gallery space with the ethos of the street. Don’s miss this pivotal show that will surely ensure Nomade a prominent place in the Los Angeles Art Scene.

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Holdup Art Gallery Presents: “Hi-Graff” (Los Angeles, CA)


“Hi-Graff” is an installation-based street art exhibition that explores the concept of Graffiti as a contemporary art movement… 

The exhibition, which opens on May 7th 7-11pm, showcases graffiti in its most original form –collaborative murals applied directly to walls.  Though LA has seen hundreds of street art exhibitions in the past 5 years, there has always existed a growing disconnect between the artwork shown in the gallery shows and what these street artists produce on the streets. “Forcing a street artist to produce canvas or panel works as the only way of showcasing in a fine art gallery seriously compromises the quality of work, and direction these artists are taking.  We wanted to open up our walls to these artists so the final product will closely mimic the actual art production of these artists on the streets, in an in-door environment” (Curator Lee). This allows the audience to truly understand and juxtapose where their talents and aesthetic differences lie.  For “Hi-Graff”, Hold Up Art has brought together over 20 street artists to produce 10 separate collaborative murals highlighting unique trends and styles in Graffiti.

The artists that were selected for “Hi-Graff” embody a range of styles and techniques, showcasing the varying stylistic directions taken by contemporary graffiti artists.  As with any art movement, Graffiti has evolved much since it had truly taken a hold in Los Angeles back in the 80’s.  According to Curator Brian Lee,  “We are now entering into a high point, the embellishment period, in the artistic movement of Graffiti.  Not only are we witnessing the rise of a third generation of graffiti writers, a generation that actively looks forwards as much as it does backwards, but the public perception and reception of graffiti has grown increasingly warmer.  With the release and world wide success of the movie “Exit through the Gift Shop,” Museum retrospectives on Street art as a culture like at the MOCA, and the ever present force of street art designers like Shepard Fairey–designing for everyone and everything from album covers to billboards for the Grammys–street art has permeated into every facet of American youth culture”  (Curator Lee).

“Hi-Graff” Details
Opening May 7th, 7-11pm
On Display May 7th-June 2nd, 2011

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Hold Up Art Gallery Presents: BUA “POPS” (Los Angeles, CA)

brooklyn-street-art-BUA-hold-up-art-galleryLOS ANGELES, Ca. – BUA, the legendary urban artist, proudly introduces his newest collection of original art, entitled BUA “POPS”, as well as showcasing some of his classic works on Saturday, September 11, 2010, at Hold Up Art, located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo district. For BUA, POPS represents more than just popular cultural representations and iconography or the style of art made famous by the likes of Warhol and Haring. Known as the artist “for the people, of the people, by the people”, POPS continues BUA’s message as an homage to the artist’s fan base as well as creating pervasive hip hop imagery recognizable across cultures.

BUA is internationally known for his best-selling collection of fine art works and prints–“The DJ” being one of the most popular selling posters of all time. Born in NYC’s untamed Upper West Side and raised between Manhattan and East Flatbush, Brooklyn, BUA was fascinated by the raw, visceral street life of the city. BUA’s distinct style born on the city walls and subway trains — “New Urban Realism”, captures the essence of contemporary culture as expressed through the memories of BUA’s turbulent youth, navigating the streets and underground worlds of the urban jungle and the birth of the hip hop scene. Following in the footsteps of the great masters, BUA represents the lives of both the revered and the marginalized, the heroes and the underdogs of our time.

Date: Saturday, 9/11/10
Time: 7:00-11:00pm
Address: 358 East 2nd Street; LA CA, 90012
Telephone: 213.221.4585

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