New York street art collective Faile are running a lottery system for their latest print edition Sweet Sins. To be in with a chance to buy this lovely new print you have until 10pm EST tonight (3/28) to enter your name into their lottery here on their site.
Sweet Sins is a varied Edtiion of 250 , dimensions are 12.5 x 19 Inches with acrylic, silkscreen Ink on Lenox 100 Paper . Each is signed, stamped and numbered. If you are lucky enough to be selected the edition is priced $150! Good luck everyone!
The Yok and Sheryo are two Brooklyn based artists who created this unique mural in December 2012 on the streets of Fremantle in Western Australia (a town renowned for it's rich history/culture and its amazing 'fish and chips').
This project was made possible through John Butler and his amazing arts funding initiative known as 'The Seed Fund'. Find out more about all the folk involved in this project by following the links below.
Project supported by:
Hisham Akira Bharoocha / Deanne Cheuk / Tom Darracott / Merijn Hos / Mario Hugo / Hvass & Hannibal / Jules Julien / Micah Lidberg / Santtu Mustonen / MVM / Mike Perry / Kustaa Saksi
Over 100 works reacting to the theme of Arts/Sciences will cover the KK Outlet gallery in a traditional salon style from floor to ceiling, edge to edge.
Private View: Thursday 4 April, 7-9pm
Exhibition runs: 5 - 27 April
Beer kindly supplied by Red Stripe.
KK Outlet - 42 Hoxton Square - London - N1 6PB
Opening Party | March 28th 2013 | 7pm
Exhibition | Daily 10am to 6pm | March 29 to May 1 2013
The Print House Gallery - 18 Ashwin Street - London E8 3DL
Video from the recent opening of London based artist Charming Baker’s solo exhibition ‘Lie Down I Think I Love You’, at Milk Studios, Los Angeles CA.
Baker’s work explores well-trodden and intrinsically linked themes; life, love, death, terror, joy, despair… with an underlying reference to the classics and a dark humour. Although primarily a painter with an interest in narrative and an understanding of the tradition of painting, in recent years Baker has produced sculptural pieces in a wide and varied choice of materials, (from the anciently traditional to the not so).
PIXELPANCHO´s work is always very detailed and full of colours and the latest edition posed some challenges for Pretty Portal's printer. This stunning new prints will drop on Thursday, 28th of March at 4pm (CET) and will be available here: http://shop.prettyportal.de/
Pixelpancho: Rusted ideas
7 colour screenprint on Hahnemühle "Alt Worms" handmoulded paper (300g/m)
Edition of 60
Nice little timelapse video featuring DALeast painting this mural at Side Street Studios, Woodstock Cape Town back in 2012.
Baltimore born Gaia is a rare man of both extraordinary artistry, and social conscience. Over the past 7 years, the mighty force of Gaia’s unique style has been showcased across large scale urban walls worldwide, attempting to aid positive social development by making an active impact on the surrounding community.
On April 11th, the stage will be set at The Ravenscroft Public House, a one time social hub, now a forgotten relic of the failures of social housing. It is here that Nelly Duff will introduce ‘Show of Hands’, an exhibition of original drawings. Every delicately rendered finger and sensitively shaded knuckle, highlights the anonymous struggle of each subject, weaving a complex modern narrative of urban poverty comparable to the emotive anatomical etchings of past masters.
‘Each set of hands is a reminder that while there is a common humanity within all of us, that ultimately our differences and experiences in a supposedly global world can never be universally reconciled.’ – Gaia.
Preview 11th April, 6- 9pm (RSVP: email@example.com )
Exhibition runs from 11th April - 18th April.
The Ravenscroft — 4 Ravenscroft St - London - E2 7QG
On Sunday 24th March, a team of well-known graffiti artists will paint a powerful message across three billboards at Old Street,London to highlight the three young male suicides that occur on average every day in the UK. The work will be displayed for 36 hours before being auctioned in aid of CALM, the campaign against living miserably, dedicated to preventing male suicide.
Everyone is invited to come along and watch the art take shape, plus visitors are encouraged to lay flowers at the site in memory of those lost to suicide.
Volunteers from CALM will be onsite during the day to give more information about the charity and visitors may even get the chance to meet the artists. Refreshments, merchandise and entertainment will also be available.
Ad agency Beattie McGuinness Bungay (BMB) has been working with Soulful Creative and CALM with the support of JCDecaux and Red Gallery to put the project together. The artists involved go by the name of Koze, 45rpm and Richt and between them have over 20 years experience of painting graffiti around London and Bristol.
The billboard site is on the south side of Old Street at the junction with Pitfield Street and Gt Eastern Street, EC2
For this exhibition, Donovan will present over twenty paintings all of which return to her ongoing fascination with walls. This time they are often life-size in scale. Due to the sheer physicality and weightiness of these larger pieces, on initial glance these works may seem to the viewer to be walls literally hacked out from their surroundings and displayed in a gallery – but in fact they are sculptures, where even the bricks are fabricated, reproduced in a super-real style through the prism of Miranda's artistry.
Friday 22nd of March 2013 to Saturday 20th of April 2013
Private view:Thursday March 21st
The Outsiders London - 8 Greek Street - Soho - London - W1D 4DG
Best known for his cubist influenced canvases and delicate line drawings, Hunto introduces a unique quality to the graffiti art scene, marrying non-conformist 20th Century art characteristics to the equally non-conformist medium of graffiti art.
Huntoland, in association with Global Street Art and Roktic East, is a sneaky peak into Hunto’s mind, imagining a place where Hunto’s imagination prevailed. The show focuses on Hunto’s sketches, allowing fans to discover another side of his work. Opening 21st March 2013.
This event is proudly supported by Tiger Beer
Roktic East - 214 BrickLane — London.
While in South America, London artist and film maker Dscreet caught up and hung out with London based photographer Alex Fakso while he was in Buenos Aires in this new short film for VNA Magazine.The photographer also features in the current Issue of the magazine on sale on the VNA website here.
Last year saw French street artist Invader getting up in space with his Art4Space project, which saw him launching one of his mosaic pieces into space. The artist has teamed up with London print house Pictures On Walls to release a screen-printed image of the piece that went into space. They have produced two colour ways of the edition both pictured here.
PINK SPACE ONE (Above)
Edition 70. 5 colour hand pulled silkscreen, Somerset satin white 300 gsm paper,
foil white eyes and embossed, 38x37.5cm. Price £375.00 here
Edition 100. 5 colour hand pulled silkscreen,
Somerset satin white 300 gsm paper, (foil white eyes) and embossed, 38x37.5cm. Price £275.00 here
Check out Invader in space in this video below.
The HangerOne Project is a program of painted aeroplanes, organised by HangFire. First up is Bristol artist 45RPM, who painted a chopped up Lockheed Jetstar. They have planes of all shapes and sizes from private light aircraft to Large commercial jets. The runway and hanger is their playground...so stay tuned for more!
Street art is part of every cityscape. By street art, we mean the crazy and wonderful stencils, paste-ups, paintings and little sculptures that decorate our urban landscape, catching our eyes and surprising us with their beauty, humour or pithy comment on society. It is, however, ephemeral and the work can disappear very quickly or be damaged by the elements or vandalism. Through his website, Claudelondon has documented thousands of works by artists active in the city. Banksy has already become a household name and the success of his movie 'Exit Through the Giftshop' has raised the profile of street art even further. On a state visit, Prime Minister David Cameron gave President Obama a painting by street artist Eine.
The street art scene in London is one of the most vibrant in the world attracting not only local artists, but also artists from other countries. Street art galleries are popping up everywhere and attracting lots of visitors. Guided street art walks are appearing in major cities in the UK, the US and other countries.
This book will cover over 150 artists and include around 275 photos. While including some of the more established street artists such as Eine, Invader, Banksy, Roa, David Walker and Swoon, the author also includes some of the new generation of street artists like Stik, Public Spirit, Xylo, Elbow Toe, Ludo, T. Wat among others who create wonderful quirky pieces that deserve a wider audience. A must have for anyone interested in street art, urban street culture or contemporary art. The new book is available now on Amazon
Nice new video featuring a flip through of the MONOKROME 2 book which was released just before Christmas.
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.
The Monokrome, Vol. 2 is available now to purchase via Amazon
Folk Clothing will present a new exhibition of photographs at their Brick Lane store on Thursday evening, 14th March 2013. This latest installment will feature the work of London photographer Jamie Stoker who will present his series of 6x7 photos taken on the shores of Loch Ness.
The exhibition opens with a private view on Thursday 14th March 6-9pm and will run at the space until the 14th June.
Folk Brick Lane — 11 Dray Walk - London - E1 6QL
Images ©Jamie Stoker
SHOWCASE is the newest strain to be introduced to the Spraying Bricks channel. Many artists either approach or (more the case) are approached by galleries to exhibit their work. The hope is to sell every piece. Spraying Bricks is to explore the build up, preparation and opening night, showcasing that these talented artists are not just restricted to painting walls and trains but have alternative avenues in making it a career.
The first SHOWCASE is TIZERONE. We accompanied him on the Wednesday from his studio to PURE EVIL GALLERY where we help set up for the next day. TIZER seemed slightly nervous as this was his first solo show, however Charlie from PURE EVIL had every bit of confidence. The opening night writers and artists from all across the UK and some even as far as Iran turned up to support and admire the work of this modest artist. Get down there before it all goes!
The ever loveable character TIZERONE from the ID crew needs no introduction. A graffiti writer and illustrator from London, TIZER is somewhat of a veteran in the game ,with his career stretching across three decades. From the early days of half drunk track walking to rubbing shoulders with the likes of Bono TIZER has travelled the world with his skill-set and yet he is still one of the most humble artists you'll ever meet. The show will be running at the PURE EVIL GALLERY, 108 LEONARD STREET, LONDON, EC2 4XS from the 7th - 30th March 2013.
Converse Accessories have teamed up with 23 inspiring Instagramers from the creative worlds of TV, Art, Fashion, Music, Stage, Media and Design. Over the last 4 weeks they have taken us on a journey of their daily life through the eyes of their bag, their Canvas Journey! We have been following them at @MYCANVASJOURNEY on Instagram and if search #MYCANVASJOURNEY you too can see what they have been getting up to as their journey's unfolded, and their Converse Canvas Bags travel to Milan, London and New York Fashion Weeks, go backstage with the Deftones, hit the red carpet at The BRITS and even ended up on the Brooklyn Bridge!
One of the selected Instagramers who took part in the journey is London artist LIPS pictured here. Renowned for his distinctive LIPS graffiti which can be seen across Brick Lane in the East End, PINS' entire creative process was documented by photographer Ravi Sidhu, as he got to work on the Converse canvas as part of his Converse's #MYCANVASJOURNEY photo journal campaign.
With the adventure almost complete all 23 of the finished bags will be brought together for an exhibition of their journeys at Hoxton Gallery in Shoreditch, East London. The #MYCANVASJOURNEY exhibition runs at the space from 15th-17th March 2013.
Hoxton Gallery — 9 Kingsland Road - Shoreditch - E2 8AA.
XEROX AND DESTROY is a celebration of photography and skateboarding. They want action, documentary, reportage and a lot more! It’s about energy and passion.
There will be two rooms at the event, one featuring pictures from the submission they have recieved and the second room will see invited photographers from all over the world they are fans of who have a passion and love for skateboarding. This is not about big names. It’s about the photography!
Bring your zines to sell or swap on the night. Any subject. Any size or edition. Big or small.
Sign Up Now:
Everyone, including us, has to sign up to get in on the night. Do it now! It’s free and only takes a minute on Eventbrite here.
Thursday 14th of March. 6-9pm. One night Only.
Doomed Gallery Dalston – 65/67 Ridley Road E8 2NP
Introducing another new strain to the ever growing Spraying Bricks channel, the KREW series. To start this series off is a collective that emerged on the scene in 2008, 40HK. Consisting of Artists INKFETISH, JASIK and POER. There are 14 members of 40HK in total with heads based in Norway, New Zealand, Melbourne, South Africa, London and Kent. 40HK stands for forty hit combo from the classic video game Mortal Kombat Vs DC Universe a statement on their out of this world style.
Spraying Bricks joined the crew as they embarked on their biggest wall to date. Situated on Leonard Street opposite the creative den that in the Book Club and the famous Pure Evil gallery, the guys have a prime spot in the heart of Shoreditch, accompanying artwork from the likes of STIK. The mural is heavily based on the theme of the 70's and 80's TV show RAINBOW and with the influence of graffiti fused with characters they have created a truly colourful and amazing piece.
Leif Podhajsky is an artist and Creative Director. His work explores themes of connectedness, the relevance of nature and the psychedelic or altered experience. By utilising these subjects he attempts to inspire the viewer into a realignment with themselves and their surroundings. The Australian artist and creative director has masterminded the visuals for Foals’ hotly-anticipated third album, ‘Holy Fire’, and quickly become the go-to guy for the likes of Sub Pop, Modular, Warp Records and more.
Private View - 14th March 2013 6pm -9pm
The show is open to the public from the 15th March to 6th April 2013.
Pertwee, Anderson & Gold Gallery- 15 Bateman Street - London -W1D 3AQ
To celebrate the launch of The SK8room, the first online platform to promote fine art skateboards around the world, the site teamed up with notorious street artist ROA on 3 variations of limited edition skateboard decks that will be available from the 11th of March. Twenty percent of all sales will be donated to Skateistan, a not-for-profit that teaches empowerment through skateboarding to children in impoverished countries like Afghanistan and Cambodia.
As the pioneer dealer for art on skateboards, The SK8room has created its own production line of high quality decks. Their first production is with the Belgian street artist ROA. Recognized around the world for his large scale, yet delicately detailed spray painted animals, ROA was chosen as the first artist collaboration because of his roots in skateboard culture and its cultural relevance to street art:
"I skateboarded as a kid. I grew up in the 80’s so skateboarding for me was one of the most important things as a teenager and it came together for me with graffiti and hip-hop culture. So it was really important and you see now it still influences me. Early Skateboard graphics of Powell and Santa Cruz had such a special meaning for me as a teenager to begin with and it is still a big part of my life. "
As part of the ongoing project, ROA and The SK8room traveled to Cambodia to visit Skateistan, a global nonprofit that works with youths from various socioeconomic backgrounds to build trust and skills through skateboarding, in order to leave a lasting impression on the country through their combined passions of street art and skateboarding.
Each of the 3 decks (Decay 1, 2 & 3) are printed at 150 ex. +15AP on 7 ply Canadian maple and measure 80x20cm. Each of the 3 versions are a limited edition of 125 signed in the deck boards and 25 hand signed decks. Unsigned decks cost 450€ and hand signed decks cost 950€.
Every purchase includes free international shipping and 20% of sales will be donated to Skateistan. The ROA x The SK8room skate decks will be available for sale only through www.thesk8room.com beginning March 11.
Studio Monty invites you to join them for ‘Doodle25’ a 25 hour doodle event for Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day running over a course of two days (14 & 15th March)
The three Olly’s from Monty along with fellow illustrators and willing members of the general public will be collaborating to draw for 25 hours over a course of two days at Boxpark Shoreditch. Inside the unit the participants will be doodling with red and black Uniball Posca pens onto a large roll of paper.
They will be urging the general public to jump in and get creative with us. Paying a small donation they can be part of the doodle masterpiece. The final doodle will be auctioned with all proceeds going to the Comic Relief Charity.
Date & Times
14th March 09·00—22·00
15th March 10·00—22·00
Unit 56 - Boxpark Shoreditch - 2-4 Bethnal Green Rd - London - E1 6GY
Hand carved Beech wood, Tulip wood, Meranti wood and Pine Lamp shade: Hand painted natural linen. Packaged in hand screen-printed cardboard box . Limited Edition of 12 pieces for each lamp design. Full details can be found here.
Whilst embedded with the US army in Afghanistan, British humanitarian photographer Giles Duley stepped on an IED. The explosion left him with horrific injuries and ultimately, a triple amputee.
18 months after sustaining injuries that meant he hovered between and life and death, he kept the promise he made to himself the day of the incident: To return to Afghanistan to complete his work documenting the impact of the invasion on civilians.
In October 2012 Duley returned to the country where he very nearly lost his life and undertook his first major photographic assignment since the explosion. KK Outlet will showcase this new series in an exhibition which runs throughout March.
This new body of work carries on where he left off. A project punctuated by a terrifying personal trauma but one that remains at its heart, exactly the same as when it began. As Duley explains, “The work I do hasn’t changed, but the audience has got bigger. I’m telling the same stories which have always been important to me but my voice has got louder.”
Private View: Thursday 7 March 7 – 9pm
Exhibition Runs: 5 – 30 March 2013
Next week Pretty Portal will release "Agent O", the latest screenprint from FinDAC.
"Killer Instinct", the last screenprint from FinDAC sold out in minutes. FinDAC has also recently painted the key visual for the STROKE Artfair in Munich, so it is to be expected that the demand on works from FinDAC will rise.
The prints drop on tuesday, 12th of march at 4pm (CET).The beauties will be available here: http://shop.prettyportal.de/
Handpulled Screenprint with painted colour splash in acrylic and additional spraypaint styles and splashes on Somerset 300g/m, 56x76cm, signed & numbered. The color splash and spraypaint styles are handpainted, so every print is slightly different and unique.
To mark their first birthday, denim brand Edwin are throwing a little party at the Shoreditch space to celebrate the occasion.
Thursday 7th March from 7pm.
Edwin — 47-49 Charlotte Road - Shoreditch - EC2A 3QT
To attend RSVP on the Facebook event page here.
Wolf & Badger and Thames & Hudson invite you to an evening with Yvan Rodic of Facehunter, to celebrate the publication of his new book A Year in the Life of Face Hunter . The launch will take place in London on Thursday 7th March at Wolf & Badger on Dover Street.
There are 3 events planned
- 5-7PM: book signing @ Wolf & Badger
- 7.30-10PM: book launch party @ Wolf & Badger (RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 10PM-3AM: after party @ La Bodega Negra (RSVP: email@example.com)
Wolf & Badger - 32 Dover Street - London - W1S 4NE
If you have been following The Goodhood Store across facebook, twitter or instagram you will spotted that they are opening a new store. The Goodhood Life Store will be stocking a range of products for your home and life. From exclusive brands such as Gel Chop from Japan to HAY, Muuto, Craft Design Technology stationary, Kinto kitchenware, Kubus by Lassen, and Kleen Kanteen flasks.
The opening reception for the new venue is this Thursday, 7th March at 20 Coronet Street (across the road from The Goodhood Store). Drinks and good people from 6:30pm
Last month Unit 44 had the pleasure of hosting Baltimore's finest - GAIA. A midst a world tour 'of sorts' he is skipping from country to country looking for that two way dialogue between wall & mural echoing the locations natural narrative. True to form Gaia made reflection of housing project, and point of interest for the US artist, The Byker Wall. Shortly after he created his second piece of the trip; The Swan Lion Upon Africa. Each wall tells a story and stands immersed in social, economic, and political relevance if one is willing to look.
Letterpress printing is the art of relief printing using a printing press. The Obey PEACE DOVE Letterpress involved locking an etched zinc plate into the bed of a press, inking it, and pressing paper against it to form a lasting impression in the paper.
The Peace Dove Letterpress Print is a 1 color Letterpress on 100% cotton Lettre paper, 110lb, deckled edges. Signed, Stamped and Numbered edition of 300. 10 inches x 13 inches, frame ready. Ships flat for $60.
Release Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at a random time between 10am and 12 noon PST.Limit 1 per person/household. MOre info here.
New Endings marks a fresh take on the artist's striking style; one which has seen him feature at the Royal Albert Hall, recently named by Time Out as one of the ten street artists from around the world to look out for and invited to paint walls as far afield as South Africa and Israel.
The exhibition is a chance to witness a unique perspective from the artist, offering a breakdown of the portraiture that has been Ben's hallmark. Mixing more traditional materials with the contemporary medium of spray paint, the focus rests on the relationship between familiar representation and a more abstract approach to mark making, the gentle finesse of the face is now starkly contrasted by the strong colour of marks which cut through the canvases. Ben explains:
“The idea with this show was to collate a body of work that expresses where I am right now as a painter. I feel that with my previous work I have taken it as far I wanted”
Progression is very much on Ben's mind; New Endings is a chance to see the latest works from an emerging artist not afraid to strike in new directions.
“It's a step away from the safety of what I know and into something new and exciting. It's important for me to experiment and to be uncomfortable, to question things and go seeking answers. It’s been a challenge collating a body of work that I am proud to showcase for the first time. There has been a lot of trial and error, plenty of mistakes made but that’s a good thing, it’s healthy to fuck a painting up every now and then."
22-23 Little Portland Street
8th – 29th March
Private View 7th March
6:30pm – 8:30pm
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
From 6th March Lazarides Gallery presents World Domination, a solo exhibition by celebrated New York artist Todd James, who will present a selection of work in different media for his first solo show in London since 2008.
In a new collection of acrylic paintings, James continues his iconic Somali Pirate series. Often in headgear and masks, and brandishing secondhand AK-47s and RPGs, these pirates perform a range of quotidian activities: smoking cigarettes, drinking tea at sunset, preparing weapons, standing guard. Rendered in a vivid tropical palette, these works vibrate with goodnatured menace, and pointedly address David and Goliath themes of survival, justice, ingenuity, and ownership.
Lazarides Rathbone - 11 Rathbone Place - London - W1T 1HR
Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 7pm, admission free www.lazinc.com
They released an edition of these corrugated plastic signs on the Paper Monster site. This edition of 200 signs is CFYW's largest edition to date, and was first seen in its public iteration during the Miami 2012 art fairs. Available now for $150 from the Papermonster site here.
Should you happen to find yourself in or around Newcastle upon Tyne tonight be sure and check out the Crunch Group Exhibition which will showcases several titans of the graffiti worlds alongside the foremost young talents in urban art at The Outsiders Newcastle. All in this together are Saber, Revok, Mode 2, Doze Green, Cleon Peterson, Brett Amory, Know Hope and DAL East, exhibiting signature pieces that are bound to delight their collectors.
Show runs from 1st – 30 March 2013
Private View – 6-9pm – Thursday 28th February 2013
Gallery open Tuesday to Saturday 12 - 6pm, admission free.
The Outsiders - 77 Quayside - Newcastle upon Tyne - NE1 3DE
São Paulo based graffiti artists Os Gemeos (The Twins) are internationally known for their vivid, surrealistic painting style and its playful political commentary. Before they began painting, Os Gemeos were active in their neighborhood's b-boy scene, where hip hop culture had reached by the late 1980s and gained a particularly strong presence. With limited contact to hip hop's origins in New York, Os Gemeos began developing their own technique and style, eventually infusing Brazilian cultural elements and imagery into their work. Since then, Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo have gained worldwide notoriety and an influential fan base.
Last year saw The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston invite Os Gemeos to have their first solo museum exhibition in the United States, where the pair showed paintings and mixed media pieces. In conjunction with the eponymous exhibition, Os Gemeos painted a large mural -- one of the first of its scale in Boston -- as a gift to the city.
Produced by Ethel Seno and Alexandria Stapleton
Filmed by Ernesto Galan
Edited by Cindy Yeh
'Lost and Found on the Circle Line' sees My Dog Sighs visiting London on a Free Art Friday drop along Southbank and across the Thames down in to the Tube network where he places Canman cans on different tube trains going in different directions on the Circle Line of the London Underground.
The short film was produced to promote the My Dog Sighs solo exhibition 'Walk By, Ignore Me, Forget You Ever Saw Me' at London Westbank Gallery, 133-137 Westbourne Grove, London, W11 2RS. The exhibition runs from Thursday 21st March to Sunday 31st March 2013.