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Fun Friday 11.23.12 – VIDEO Request Edition – Chosen by You

It’s the BSA Reader Video Request edition of Fun Friday for all us peeps who are not shopping today. We asked our Facebook friends and fans for their favorite street art related video flicks and give them to you here- in no particular order. Peace out and have a great Black Friday everybody.

1. Vhils in Germany
2. Wild Style Part 1
3. Open Air
4. In Bed with Invader
5. En Masse in Miami
6. Berlin Street Art as Lyrics (Emus Primus)
7. Shai Dahan new Ted Talk “Beyond Borders”
8. TEJN LOCK ON STREET ART – Street Art Sculpture by Tejn
9. Burn – Episode 3
10. Graffiti Verite Part 1
11. Japanese Stencil
12. BLU – BIG BANG BIG BOOM
14. Hanoi Lantern Bearers – Vietnam with The Yok
15. Bomb It

Vhils in Germany

The Portuguese Street Artist at work, produced by Euromaxx, recommended by Crist Graphicart (German language)

Wild Style Part 1

The classic Charlie Ahearn movie as recommended by Nahua Prince Huitzilin

 

Open Air

“In 2006, we created this short for the University of Southern California’s Public Arts Studies Program.

This documentary explored the studios and methods of six of the top street artists in America: Faile, Skewville, Mike De Feo, Dan Witz, Espo and Tiki Jay One.” Recommended by Lou J Auguste

In Bed with Invader

H Veng Smith likes this one with Invader.

En Masse in Miami

“At the end of November (2011), the En Masse Art Initiative flew down to Miami to take part of the Miami Art Basel events. With the help of Sodec Quebec and Galerie Pangée, EM teamed up with Scope Art Fair, Fountain Art Fair, Safewalls, Primary Flight and the Found store to create multiple work of art. During 10 days, the team grew exponentially, adding members from all around the globe; Tel-Aviv, Montreal, Brooklyn, Woodstock, Staten Island, San Fransico, San Diego, Miami etc.”  – recommended by Beth Tully

Berlin Street Art as Lyrics (Emus Primus)

Emus Primus and photography of Berlin Street art, set to music. As recommended by Da Andal

Shai Dahan new Ted Talk “Beyond Borders”

The keynote is about my travel into Palestine.  Considering what is going on there –  Being that everyone is talking about the violence, this video can reflect a bit of light on how there are some ways to find peace.  It may not find the sort of wide peace we hope to all gain there, but through the message in the keynote, I hope people can see that Israel and Palestine can share a common beauty: Street-art.” Shai Dahan

TEJN LOCK ON STREET ART – Street Art Sculpture by Tejn

Suggested by Mogens Carstensen

Burn – Episode 3

“The third episode of BURN graffiti video series. Best episode so far! Featuring rolling freight, live painting and more!   As recommended by Beyond The Rail Photography

Graffiti Verite Part 1

“Part 1 of the 1995 Los Angeles graffiti documentary directed by Bob Bryan. Featured artists include Duke, Skept, Tempt, Prime, Mear, Relic, Cre8, and Design9.”

Japanese Stencil

A stencil artist creates a piece as a tribute to Japan in the wake of the destruction it suffered last year. – As recommended by Crist Graphicart

BLU – BIG BANG BIG BOOM

“an unscientific point of view on the beginning and evolution of life … and how it could probably end. direction and animation by BLU.”   This one recommended by Martha Becker

Hanoi Lantern Bearers – Vietnam with The Yok

In Vietnam on a roof. As recommended by The Yok

Bomb It

The full documentary – “Through interviews and guerilla footage of graffiti writers in action on 5 continents, BOMB IT tells the story of graffiti from its origins in prehistoric cave paintings thru its notorious explosion in New York City during the 70’s and 80’s, then follows the flames as they paint the globe.” Recommended by Orson Horchler

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Fun Friday 01.20.12

Fun Friday 01.20.12

Our top Stories for you on this Fun Friday:

  1. “These Boots Are Made for Walking” Nancy Sinatra (VIDEO)
  2. Pure Evil Goes Pop! Saturday at Corey Helford (LA)
  3. Ludo in Rome Saturday
  4. Ryan Seslow and Borbay
  5. Cheap Art at the Affordable Art Fair This Weekend in LA
  6. FAILE ON FILM: From Ride5 Films (VIDEO)
  7. RETNA with Primary Flight in Miami (VIDEO)
  8. Herakut for NUART 2011 (VIDEO)
  9. En Masse at “Art San Diego” 2011 by Fred Caron (VIDEO)

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First we’d like to ask that all the Ladies get up from the desk and do some strutting around the office in high heel boots. That should liven up an otherwise grey winter day right? Come on boots, start walkin’ !

 

Pure Evil Goes Pop! Saturday at Corey Helford (LA)

Inspired by the relative ease of reproducing masterworks by so-called “copy villages” in China, as well as the reductivist assessment the market does to an artist’s body of work, Street Artist Pure Evil is knocking out versions of Jackie and Liz with black eyes dripping to the floor, just for fun.

Says the artist, “Edward Albee’s film ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ starring Taylor and Burton brilliantly illustrates a nightmare couple who use alcohol to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other. I was amazed at the film and so I did a painting of ‘Richard Burtons Nightmare’ / Liz Taylor’ and a print in 2 POP colourways and 2 months later, Liz died…”

Pure Evil Goes Pop! Opening on Saturday at Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City, Los Angeles.

http://www.coreyhelfordgallery.com
8522 Washington Boulevard Culver City, CA 90232

For further information regarding this show click here

Ludo in Rome Saturday

Parisian Street Artist LUDO travels to Rome for his solo show “Natures Revenge” opening on Saturday at the Wunderkammern Gallery.

The local paper tells about Ludo’s impending opening (© the artist)

Ludo in Los Angeles (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For further information regarding this show click here

Ryan Seslow and Borbay

Local Brooklyn artist and Street Art enthusiast Ryan Seslow is having a show “Street Legal – Gratiffyti: Seslow & Borbay on Canvas” opening this Sunday at Iona College Arts Center in New Rochelle, NY.

For further information regarding this show click here

Cheap Art at the Affordable Art Fair This Weekend in LA

 

 

Almost 300 emerging and established artist show work this weekend in LA at the Affordable Art Fair. With prices from $100 to up to $10K. Be on the look out for C.A.V.E. Gallery at booth C-8 and for Thinkspace Gallery on booth B-9.

For further information, complete list of exhibitors, schedules and directions go to the Affordable Art Fair site here

FAILE ON FILM: From Ride5 Films (VIDEO)

Dang!  Did you see this video interview with the Faile twins yesterday on BSA? Brand New Faile Video – The 1986 Challenger Crash and It’s Impact

RETNA with Primary Flight in Miami (VIDEO)

Primary Flight teams up with RETNA in Miami to paint on Brimstone by Colin M Day.

Herakut for NUART 2011 (VIDEO)

A fine film of the adorable duo in action at Nuart this year as they stretch their imaginations for an installation that is nothing short of, and more than, set design.

En Masse at “Art San Diego” 2011 by Fred Caron (VIDEO)

 

 

 

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Images of the Week 07.10.11

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Our weekly interview the streets, this week including Clown Soldier, Connie, Enomeks, Enzo e Nio, Eve Ensler, Klaus Nomi, Lover, Obey, Over Under, PYR, The Dude Company, and Victor of the Sea

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Enzo e Nio on the half shell or “Mary Mother of Jesus Packs Heat” (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Enzo e Nio (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Enomeks “Stenciled Rat = Big Deal” in San Diego, CA (photo © Enomeks)

“There were a few things that went into creating this photo and I will try to sum up my meanings and reasoning behind it.

I first off wanted to capture the sort of sideshow spectacle that goes along with a rat being stenciled on a building. Blek Le Rat probably would have been a lot more famous had the full boom of internet media been around during his stencil height.

Most people these days know of a stenciled rat as being a Banksy thing, that too could be blamed on the media in general.  I too am a fan of Banksy’s work, back before you had to either stand in a line to get a print or pray you win the lottery that goes into acquiring one these days.  The reason for all the people taking pictures is the hype that surrounds his pieces, most of these “photographers” would not even look twice at other graffiti that could accompany the wall, that could very well be a known graffiti legend.  I tend to look at some of the photographers taking shots to say they have actually seen a piece in person and the other half are going to upload photos to create a new set of coffee mugs and mouse pads to be sold on Ebay.  The “Guess Who?” on the wall was a comment on various headlines and such you constantly see.  For every 10 articles of “OMG new Banksy on wall in such and such”, turns out only about 1 is real.  Almost anything stenciled on a wall these days will have some amateur journalist drumming up web hits by just putting Banksy’s name in a title.  That is my personal opinion and reason for the piece.” ~ Enomeks

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Someone looking a little like Klaus Nomi hand painted portrait on old metal door by an Unknown artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Connie (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Was this little wheat paste put up to mark the International “Whore” Day with words by Eve Ensler? (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Not a fighter?  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Overunder (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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PYR (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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An Unknown artist’s mix media sculpture plus a pair of discarded boots = Street Still Life. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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The Dude Company (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Groovy psychadelic shades (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Victor of the Sea (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Victor of the Sea (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Untitled (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Fun Friday 09.03.10

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Fun Friday 09/03/10

C215 and Eelus are in Brooklyn This Weekend

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Brooklynite Gallery, deep in Bedstuy, creates a certain lively tension with  two Street Art tricksters in this duo Euro show.

Parisian C215 continues to exceed expectations, which isn’t easy because he has already set them pretty high as a world class urban stencillist with  portraits that glow from within uncannily, summoning more empathy than a Jerry Lewis telethon.  The vastly more light-hearted Eelus guards the class impudent role – combining youthful humor, technologic fantasy, and a bit of antsy-lad sexual tension in his starkly popish compositions. A rewarding and rich show, “Paradise Lost” is another solid and smashing Street Art /gallery show that doesn’t compromise either one.

Kid Acne “Stabby Women” New Zine and Video

Word the heck up.The Stabby invasion is here…

Image Courtesy of the Artist

STABBY WOMEN – 52 Page Fanzine & Postcard Set, edition of 250

Stabby Women”  – a project of serendipity that started in São Paulo includes the female battalion of over five hundred Stabby Women now patrolling our streets amongst the hustle and bustle of New York, Paris, Barcelona, Munich and London – peering from the bottom of doorways, subtly patrolling their domain.

Learn more about this Kid Acne project directly from the artist here

Countdown to FAME

FAME Festival Begins This Month in Italy

A stunning array of street artists from around the world have been gathering over the summer to do large-scale and high quality installations leading up to the FAME Festival, starting September 25. Included in the lineup are JR , ERICA IL CANE , SAM3 , NUNCA , BLU , OS GEMEOS , BORIS HOPPEK , ESCIF , 108 , DALEK , NICOLA TOFFOLINI , LUCY MCLAUCHLAN , SWOON , SLINKACHU , CYOP E KAF ,DAVID ELLIS ,VHILS , BEN WOLF , WORD TO MOTHER , MOMO , and BASTARDILLA.

As told by our friends at HookedBlog.com, “The festival now is in it’s third year and is set to be bigger and better ” Read more at HookedBlog.com      (image of MOMO © HookedBlog.com)

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Shepard Fairey in San Diego for Viva La Revolucion

“The thing with Street Art is you can’t be too precious about it.  It’s ephemeral.”


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ROJO in Edgeware Gallery Group Show Saturday (San Diego)

Street Art Themed Show Raises Money for Children With Autism

Jaime Rojo. Untitled. Greenpoint Old Rope Factory. 2003Photo © Jaime Rojo. Untitled. Greenpoint Old Rope Factory. 2003

If you are in San Diego for the big “Viva la Revolución” Opening at MCASD then stop by Saturday night at Edgeware Gallery’s “Out From the Underground”. The show is a fundraiser for children with autism and features some of the same artists in the museum but you can actually buy these pieces. BSA’s own Jaime Rojo, street art photographer, will be showing some of his urban archaeology photography (above) in addition to his street art shots.

Thanks to the tireless efforts of David Gillerman and Joshua Bellfy this street-art themed show will be a highlight of the weekend — especially with live painting by spraycan monster Chor Boogie.

Edgeware Gallery is run under the auspices of the Autism Research Institute.  100% of the net profits from art sales go to fund autism research.  At Edgeware, talented West Coast artists are exhibited alongside Mark Rimland,  Edgeware’s gifted resident artist with autism. Included in this show are Acamonchi, Brett Amory, Kathleen Blavatt, Chor Boogie, Kim Maria Cruz, Michael Cuffe, Kimberly Davis, Shepard Fairey, Nicholas Gecan, Robert Harris, Emily Jaworski, Robert Lebsack, Ben Liddi, Sam Martin, Kevin Meyer, Tara Nichole, Nathanel Osollo, Penny, Charles Perera, Bill Pierce, Mark Rimland, Jaime Rojo, Romany WG, SkEm oNe, Bryan Snyder, Caryn Southward, Kirsten Starcher, Michael Starkow, Johnny Taylor, Frank Vicino, Eric Wixon, D Youung V

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Out From Underground:

Opening:   July 24, 2010     5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Regular Hours:   Wed, Fri :   5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Sat, Sun :   1:00 p.m. to  7:00 p.m.

Runs:  July 24 to September 17, 2010

Edgeware Gallery:  4186 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA  92116   (619) 534-8120

www.edgewaregallery.com info@edgewaregallery.com

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San Diego’s Streets Alive as “Viva la Revolución” Opens at MCASD

Opening night at MCASD's first Street Art Exhibition - a crushing crowd in two lines which formed an hour before the doors opened. (photo © Geoff Hargadon)
Opening night at MCASD’s first Street Art exhibition this weekend – a crushing crowd in two lines which formed an hour before the doors opened. (photo © Geoff Hargadon)

“Never Trust Your Own Eyes. Believe What You Are Told,” says the ironic slogan in the freshly wheat-pasted graphic piece by street artist Shepard Fairey on the side of a clothing store in San Diego, the town that chased him out for doing street art. One may believe Fairey’s politics to be Orwellian reference. Just as easily it could be applied to the academics, historians and would-be art critics struggling daily to describe with any authority what street art is and how it should be regarded. Luckily, we have been able to trust our eyes to make this analysis so far.

Read more (and leave your comments) on The Huffington Post

Invader and friends in San Diego (image © Geoff Hargadon)
Invader and friends in San Diego (image © Geoff Hargadon)

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San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art Presents: “Viva La Revolucion: A Dialogue with the Urban Landscape” Featuring works by Prominent 20 Street Artists from Eight Countries

San Diego Museum for Contemporary Art

Date Farmers, Me No Sugar, 2008, mixed media and collage on found metal. Courtesy of Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Date Farmers, Me No Sugar, 2008, mixed media and collage on found metal. Courtesy of Jonathan LeVine Gallery

For the first time in history, the majority of the world’s population lives in urban communities. The urban setting and its corresponding lifestyle are major sources of inspiration in contemporary culture. This is an historic revolution in visual culture, in which the codes and icons of the everyday—found on the streets in graffiti, signage, waste, tattoos, advertising, and graphic design—have been appropriated and used as an integral part of contemporary art-making. The urban landscape inspires and serves as both a platform for innovation and a vehicle for expression for many artists. The city itself, its buildings, vehicles, people, and advertisements, are not only the surface where the art is applied. The city fuels the practice.

A multifaceted exhibition that explores the dialogue between artists and the urban landscape, Viva la Revolución: A Dialogue with the Urban Landscape features works both in the Museum’s galleries as well as at public sites throughout downtown San Diego.

The exhibition includes a diverse range of 20 artists from 8 countries that are linked together by how their work addresses urban issues — Akay (Sweden), Banksy (U.K.), Blu (Italy), Mark Bradford (U.S.), William Cordova (U.S.), Date Farmers (U.S.), Stephan Doitschinoff [CALMA] (Brazil), Dr. Lakra (Mexico), Dzine (U.S.), David Ellis (U.S.), FAILE (U.S.), Shepard Fairey (U.S.), Invader (France), JR (France), Barry McGee (U.S.), Ryan McGinness (U.S.), Moris (Mexico), Os Gemeos (Brazil), Swoon (U.S.), and Vhils (Portugal).

Viva la Revolución: A Dialogue with the Urban Landscape is curated by guest curator Pedro Alonzo and MCASD Associate Curator Lucía Sanromán.

Members Opening: Viva la Revolucion

Saturday, July 17 at MCASD Downtown, Jacobs Building
7-10 PM
Members: Free
General: $20

1100 & 1001 Kettner Boulevard
(between Broadway and B Street)
San Diego, CA 92101
858 454 3541

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Edgeware Gallery Presents: “Out From Underground” A Group Show With Shepard Fairey, Chor Boogie, Jaime Rojo and More…(San Diego, CA)

Edgeware Gallery
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For Immediate Release Contacts Joshua Bellfy       (San Diego )          619-788-9665

David Gillerman  (Los Angeles,)       818-625-7872

Edgeware Gallery Hits the Street (Art )

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San Diego Gallery to debut Street Art Exhibition July 24, 2010

San Diego’s Museum of Contemporary Art is having the first major International Street Art Exhibition, Viva La Revolucion, which opens on July 18, 2010 and features works by artists from 8 countries, including Banksy, Shepard Fairey, and Invader.

To coincide with this show and capitalize on the media attention and public awareness, Edgeware Gallery in San Diego will also be having a street art/modern pop show,  Out from Underground, which will open July 24, 2010 and run through early September.

Edgeware will boast its own A-list of artists at the exhibition including Shepard Fairey, Chor Boogie,  Brett Amory, Acamonchi, Michael Cuffe, Mark Rimland, Frank Vicino, Bryan Snyder, Caryn Southward, SkEm oNe, Eric Wixon, Jaime Rojo and artists to be named later.

Media ranges from canvas to posters to photos of Banksy’s April San Francisco bombing, to a live painting by spraymaster Chor Boogie, who is in the permanent collection at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego.

Edgeware Gallery is run under the auspices of the Autism Research Institute.  100% of the net profits from art sales go to fund autism research.  At Edgeware, talented West Coast artists are exhibited alongside Mark Rimland,  Edgeware’s gifted resident artist with autism.

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Out From Underground:              Opening:   July 24, 2010     5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Regular Hours:   Wed, Fri :   5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Sat, Sun :   1:00 p.m. to  7:00 p.m.

Runs:  July 24 to September 17, 2010

Edgeware Gallery:  4186 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA  92116   (619) 534-8120

www.edgewaregallery.com info@edgewaregallery.com

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