Posts filed under ‘Art’
Jim Denevan created the world’s largest artwork in southwestern Siberia on Lake Baikal. Spanning nine square miles, this documentary follows the two week process.
The film makes it debut at the Hamptons Film Festival this weekend and for those out there, this Sunday Jim Denevan will be creating one of his signature sand drawings on Georgica Beach on Sunday at 10am.
“My favorite place to eat at is Ciro’s in East L.A,” Estevan says. “It’s a small family-style restaurant, with the best jukebox in the world. The waitresses are all elderly Mexican ladies, and it feels like eating at your aunt or grandma’s house. I always order the three hard-shell taco plate (two chicken and one potato), which comes with rice and beans, jalapeno salsa, avocado salsa and chips, and jamaica to drink, ‘cause it’s the bomb.”
705 North Evergreen Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Portrait of Estevan by Mike Hulett
Our respects to old-school graffiti writer KASE 2, who just passed away at Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx. A South Bronx native, he was famous for inventing the “camouflage sketching” technique, for being a general style master, for getting up even with one arm, and for his role in the amazing ’80s graffiti documentary Style Wars. Our thoughts go out to this legend’s friends and family.
The dude on the left stole the KAWS piece on the right from Marc Ecko. The estimated value of the piece, which was an ad disruption featuring Kate Moss is $100,000. Wild.
Metropolis II is an installation made by artist Chris Burden over the last 4 years. The installation will be on show this autumn at the Los Angeles Country Museum on Art, and is made up of 1500 Hot Wheels cars, various electric trains and an entire micro-city. Watch the video below.
Mariel Clayton is a doll photographer with a subversive sense of humor. Her “hobby” started as an interest in travel photography until a rare encounter in a Tokyo toy shop led her to a new appreciation for dolls and the stories that could be told with them. “Also,” she says, “I happen to think [dolls] are a damn funny medium.”
Walls Notebook is a notebook / sketchbook that features 80 pictures of “clean” NYC walls instead of blank pages. Write, draw, paste, or doodle on these inspirational backdrops. You’ll be one step closer to being the street artist you’ve always wanted to be … minus the jail time.
With all the hype around street art recently, Art In The Streets, Taki 183′s The History of American Graffiti, we figured that the guys on the other side deserve a little attention too: the buffers. Middle-aged white men who cruise the streets of their local communities in ‘graffiti lynch mobs’ searching for tags and street art to buff out. And how are these men cleansing the streets of graffiti? By splattering, pouring, and covering the tag, throw-up, mural etc with paint. Now, doesn’t that sound like a form of graffiti?
A couple of buddies decided to follow around these self proclaimed street cleaners vigilante style catching them illegally painting other people’s property. Vigilante Vigilante premiers August 12th at the Roxy Theater in San Francisco. Here is the official trailer as well as some bonus footage.
A look through the year 2000 book featuring Barry McGee, Stephen Powers, and Todd James.