French artist Ken Sortais aka Cony is currently showing new works at Galleries Goldstein near Hoxton Square in London. Check the video from the opening evening of the show with the artist taking about his work and the exhibition.
Prince of Darkness by Ken Sortais
Galleries Goldstein - 20 Coronet Street - London N1 6HD
Runs until the 12th January 2013
NYorkers catch up artist Steve Powers in this clip above.
"I’ve known Steve Powers for years and he never fails to impress or surprise. I told him that we wanted to do a New Yorkers feature on him and he told me to come to a new address in Brooklyn that I've never been to. When I arrived, I was surprised to see that he had set up shop in a 5000 square foot space in downtown Brooklyn. Even more intriguing, but in character for Steve, was that he had somehow convinced some community board to provide this space to him for free. Like the title of his book, Steve is a master of “The Art of Getting Over”.
Smug. An Australian street artist based in Glasgow. Since recognising his passion for Graffiti, Smug has quickly become one of the most talented street artists around. His high-quality murals demonstrate a photo-realistic style, and a careful and precise attitude to his work. Smug is inspired by the people he knows and whomever comes into contact with, creating thoroughly unique pieces that have been exhibited globally.
The first episode of Spraying Bricks captures Smug painting the face of Louis Jensen, founder of Spraying Bricks. The piece was executed on the Village Underground, Great Eastern Street, in the heart of Shoreditch.
Spraying Bricks is a channel which explores beneath the surface of artistic creation. For every piece of art tells a story. Art is not just reliant on the superficial final piece, however the process, thought and meaning which creatives go through prior to the final art form.
Our friends at Very Nearly Almost magazine are celebrating reaching their twentieth issue last month and have decided to pay homage to some of the amazing artists they have been lucky enough to work with over the years, by gathering together twenty friends of VNA to create the ultimate sticker pack. With original, one-off artwork from each artist these are stickers you won’t get anywhere else.
Check out this lineup; 45RPM, A.CE, Buff Monster, D*Face, Dabs & Myla, Dscreet, Eine, Invader, Kid Zoom, LUDO, Mr Penfold, Mysterious Al, Numskull, Nychos, Richt, Ronzo, The London Police, The Toasters, The Yok & Vinnie Nylon.
VNA website while stocks last.
A fine new print with a message of hope from Amsterdam's aerosol poet of the street, Laser 3.14.
"Baby It's Happening Now" is lovingly silkscreened on Somerset 300 gsm high quality paper, size 50x50cm and ready to adorn your wall. Limited to an edition of 50.
Available here for 55EURO
Following Anthony Lister's Unslung Heroes exhibitions at Lazarides The Outsiders Gallery in London and Newcastle the artist headed over to Miami for Art Basel.
The guys at BPTD production hung out with Lister in Miami and filmed him while he was painting one of a number of Miami murals.
Vans Offthewall.tv lands in Copenhagen for the latest episode of Topsafe's Crack and Shine Int'l. Meeting up with graffiti artists in the capital of Denmark as they paint train cars and city structures, aiming to build their artist reputations in Copenhagen's storied graffiti subculture.
Film by Will Robson Scott.
His inspiration comes from old cartoons and daily city life; citizes corruption and greed, found in our capitalistic system and contemporary art world. In this object Horfee shows 2 strong vices, a snake and a gun, who fight for power. The black dots refer to early graffiti patterns.
Snake/Gun is made in white porcelain with hand painted black details in an edition of 9. Each object comes in a customized wooden box hand painted by the artist, each box is unique and comes with a numbered and signed certificate + screenprint. Size: 20x17x15cm. (7.8x6.6x5.9inch) It is available from Case Studyo here
This wonderfully crafted book comes in a handmade and finished presentation box with a tear out screenprint, individually signed and numbered by both artists. The box-set also include two dye-cast enamel Sickboy and Word To Mother badges, only available with this release. The book itself is a 125 page black box with a foil embossed cover, hardback and hand-bound and includes lots of other goodies inside from hand drawn comic stips to customized sticker pages! The edition is limited to just 50 and for those that missed the show last Thursday you can now purchase a copy online for £150 from Fluorescent Smogg here. Check the video below to get an idea of what has gone into this beautiful publication.
Returning to their regular spot within The Old Truman Brewery the sample sale will feature both OBEY Men’s and Women’s Christmas Samples and it all kicks off at 5.00pm this Thursday. Lots of new Men's and Women's pieces will be on offer and everything will be half price or less!!!
Thursday 20th December 5.00pm — 8.00pm
Friday 21st December 10.30am — 7.00pm
Saturday 22nd December 10.30am — 7.00pm
Sunday 23rd December 10.30am — 5.00pm
The Old Truman Brewery - 91 Brick Lane - East London - E1 6QR
Buffed Dog is the lastest t-shirt release from street artist D*Face. The newest silk screened design has been released on his new Rebels Alliance label and the design is limited to just 50 shirts.
The Buffed Dog t-shirt is available now for £39 via the Rebels Alliance website.
The fifth in their series is by Geneviève Gauckler; a French artist, illustrator and art director who is probably best known for her ever-evolving procession of lovable characters. Gauckler's accomplished career has seen her working for French record label F Communications (with Laurent Garnier and St. Germain), on music promos for Dimitri from Paris, Pierre Henry and Sparks (with directors Kuntzel & Deygas), plus commercials for the likes of Yves Saint Laurent.
Each print is a limited edition of 50, and is emboss stamped, signed and numbered by the artist. To enhance the futuristic theme of the piece, the artwork has also been screenprinted on to a metallic silver paper using opaque white, black and purple inks.
To order a copy of Elevation by Geneviève Gauckler, visit here.
Australian street artists Rone and Meggs recently coloborated on this new mural in Melbourne for the new ‘Everything Goes’ Venue / Bar / Eatery and Marketplace – The People’s Market. Built in a carpark in Collingwood from old shipping containers, the venue is lively pop up space which will run till April 2013. If you happen to be in Melbourne you can visit the wall in person Thursday to Sunday at 62-64 Stanley St Collingwood.
Please join him at the private view on Wednesday 19th December 2012 from 6pm-9.30pm. Eat, drink, be merry and most importantly come and check out this seriously cool new collection of work.
Exhibition runs from 19th to 29th December 2012
Studio 74 - 74 Salusbury Road, 2nd Floor - London - NW6 6NU
Arrive early for giveaways, competitions, brandy, mince pies and Christmas vibes.
THURSDAY 13TH DECEMBER - 6PM - 11PM
STREET FEAST XMAS GROTTO - 347-349 Old Street - London EC1V 9LP
(Shoreditch tunnels near junction of Old St & Kingsland Road)
Beach London have announce a very exciting last-minute addition to theri 2012 line up. Anthony Burrill, one of the most respected graphic designers working today will present a look back at his hugely popular series of letterpress posters in their gallery.
Join them for a private viewing of the posters tonight December the 13th from 6-9pm.The work will be on display at Beach London until the 13th January.
Beach London - 20 Cheshire Street - London - E2 6EH
Hypebeast are set to launch issue three of their magazine this Thursday 12th Decemeber at London's BAPE STORE®. NTS Radio presents: Kutmah,Martelo & Exclusive showcase of A Bathing Ape archive pieces. If you want to attend be quick as it's invite only and if you are fast enough you might just get on the list. RSVP: RSVP@BAPEUK.com
Thursday - 13th December 7PM - 9PM
4 Upper James St.- London W1F 9DG
As long as we have known Bristol based artist 45RPM he has been drawing owls...on paper, canvas, walls, trucks, tents you name it.
The owls are available now from 45RPM's online Bigcartel shop here. Don't hang about as these will be snapped up fast! Be sure and also check some of the other goodies in his shop including zine's, tshirts and prints.
London based film maker Charlie Inman was in Rio to shoot a film about Samba but got a little sidetracked by all the amazing Graffiti in Rio and decided to make a film about it for the guys over at VNA Magazine.Check some of the stunning work in the film above.
The Toasters have released their EVERYWHERE film. You can watch the whole thing below.
EVERYWHERE from Toasters on Vimeo.
During his time in Melbourne, Roa struck up a collaboration with the staff and animals of Healseville Sanctuary, a nature reserve dedicated to native Australian species. The Sanctuary commissioned two works to be painted on their grounds north-east of Melbourne and provided consultation, information and inspiration for the artist in turn.
Here, emerging filmmaker Matt Harding follows Roa over a weekend as he encounters the strange and wonderful animals native to this country and reinterprets them on various sites within the Sanctuary.
'Deck The Walls' is a celebration of the Greetings Card in all its splendour. From the time they arrived in London in 1843, Greetings Cards have been an overlooked artform, and have changed drastically in nature. The early Egyptians used papyrus scrolls; we use Moonpig and horrific family photos.
The show's original pieces will include reworked vintage designs, religious and holy depictions, and newly imagined traditional scenes. Using a range of different media, our artists share their unique Christmas vision with canvas, wood, paper, and collage.
StolenSpace Gallery invites you to join them in Greeting the Season with festive beverages and snacks provided by The Bread Street Kitchen. Warm your hands, sample some festive treats, and feast your eyes on a delicious collection of Christmas artworks.
STOLENSPACE GALLERY - Dray Walk, The Old Truman Brewery - 91 Brick Lane - London E1 6QL
Published by 1980 Editions, DIY is the result of Dublin-based Gilligan's years of travel around the USA and Europe to skate and photograph the most exciting unauthorised and illegal skate structures.
Signed copies of the book will be available on the night, as well as exclsuive, limited-edition framed originals. This book is being launched on Thursday December the 6th from 6pm. More info on the Facebook Event page.
Beach London - 20 Cheshire Street- London - E2 6EH
The international competition, organised by Black+White Photography magazine, attracted more than 6,000 images from professional photographers and experienced amateurs around the world.
Judges included Magnum photographer Ian Berry, Guardian photographer Eamonn McCabe, fine art printer Robin Bell and Black+White Photography editor Elizabeth Roberts.
Exhibition running 3rd - 31st December 2012.
Gallery open Monday to Friday 09:00 - 19:00
theprintspace - 74 Kingsland Road - London -E2 8DL
Packed with the work of 33 of the world’s best graffiti artists, this book is endorsed by some of the most exciting names on the worldwide graffiti scene. It also contains interviews with all the artists so you can learn more about their drives, creative ambitions and how they got where they are.
On the launch night they will be giving a FREE A5 print to the first 100 people through the door plus you’ll be able to buy the book at the reduced price of £20 (RRP £29.99) . You will also get FREE Joys of Childhood graffiti postcards when you buy the book.
Make sure the 6th of December is in your diary. No guestlist, just rock up from 7- 11pm. Be sure and check the Facebook event page as the have been posting some sneak peak images from inside the book.
SHOREDITCH TUNNELS - 347-349 OLD STREET - LONDON EC1V 9LP
The price is £15 with worldwide delivery included (!), the size is A3, is black ink on white recycled 300 gsm paper, signed and numbered. There are 100 editions printed. They are available directly from my the artists redesigned website here.