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Ron English and SWOON in Bethlehem

Video footage has appeared from Banksy’s Santa’s Ghetto Exhibition in Bethlehem last christmas.

Ron English, SWOON, and JetSet Graffiti donated artwork to the Santa’s Ghetto exhibition and traveled to Bethlehem to paint on the Wall and work in solidarity with the elusive British Artist, Banksy. The effort was made to raise awareness of the reality that faces the Palestinian and Israeli people on a daily basis. Using art as a catalyst for change. For more information, please visit: www.santasghetto.com

Other Artist’s that were present: 3D, Abdul Rohman Elmzyen, Adam Koukoudakis, Aiko, Ayed Arafah, Banksy, Bast, Ben Turnbull, Blu, Conor Harrington, Eine, Erica il Cane, Faile, Gee Vaucher, James Cauty, Jonathan Yeo, Karim Dabbah, Kelsey Brookes, Lucy McLauchlan, Mark Jenkins, Antony Micallef, Paul Insect, Sir Peter Blake, Peter Kennard, Kat Picton-Phillips, Ron English, Sam 3, Sickboy, Souleiman Mansour, Swoon, Yousef Katalo.

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July 8, 2008 Posted by | Artists, grafiti, photography, raw art gallery, Tel Aviv - Israel | , , , | Leave a comment

MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU

 Made in Buenos Aires and in Baden, this amazing new video by Italian artist Blu, the 7 minute long video speaks for itself. Check it out below.

July 8, 2008 Posted by | Artists, grafiti, News, raw art gallery, Uncategorized | , , | 1 Comment

Yael Bergstein – Studio Magazine editor- Is Finally Out – Is There A Buyer?

Yael Bergstein, the editor of the veteran art journal Studio is (finally) out of the team. Bergstein took the job some four years ago and replaced Sara Breitberg Semel, the long-time editor of Studio. Since then -came the falldown of this great magazine.

Her ‘achievements’ did not manage to prevent a sharp drop in the number of subscribers from around 1,500 four years ago, to around 300 today, according to some close to the editorial team.

In addition, the magazine, which was published 11 times a year during Breitberg Semel’s tenure (the 11th issue was an index), decreased to around half that number and sometimes even less, and the index was canceled.

Well, I sure hope someone will bring back to life this (used to be) great magazine, we need something like this in Israel!

For further reading (though in Hebrew…) check out the full article at Haaretz.


July 8, 2008 Posted by | Art Exhibitions, Artists, Books and Magazines, News, photography, raw art gallery, Tel Aviv - Israel | , , | 2 Comments

Comme des Garcons Guerrilla Store +1 213 Skateboard Decks

The Comme des Garcons Guerrilla Store in Downtown Los Angeles is extremely excited to announce the creation of 3 special skateboard decks to be released on Thursday July 10th. The proprietors of the first ever US Guerrilla Store are known enthusiasts of Southern California culture and skateboarding, so it is no surprise to see something that reflects that so well with this special release. The store will be hosting a function on the evening of Thursday July 10th to kick off sales of these limited edition skateboard decks and it will also serve as a kickoff party for the arrival of new Comme des Garcons merchandise that recently arrived at the shop. The new shipment includes items from the following CDG lines: Comme des Garcons, Comme des Garcons  Comme des Garcons, Homme Plus, Homme Plus Evergreen, Home, Shirt, Robe de Chambre, Junya Watanabe, Junya Watanabe Man, Tao, Tricot, Repetto collaborations with CDG, and other special various items.
www.guerrilla-store.com

July 8, 2008 Posted by | Artists, Design, Fashion, News, raw art gallery, Skateboarding | , | Leave a comment

Rei Sato Solo Exhibition at Lehmann Maupin Gallery

Japanese artist and Takashi Murakami discovery, Rei Sato, made her US debut with a solo exhibition showcasing her unique and charming style of work. Lehmann Maupin Gallery is the host for her debut which features a new series of paintings that allow the viewer to escape into a fantasy land with simply drawn children and things of a “kawaii” (Japanese for “cute”) nature. Sato creates these beautiful works of art by photographing common sites on the street then superimposing her drawings of children or furry animals into the picture. The show runs through August 8th.

July 8, 2008 Posted by | Art Exhibitions, Artists, News, photography, raw art gallery | , , | 1 Comment

J.M.W. Turner Retrospective Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

From July 1st, through September 21, The Metropolitan Museum of Art is hosting the first retrospective exhibition of J.M.W. Turner. The exhibition will contain 140 diverse paintings. Most works come from Tate Britain which is the most comprehensive collection of the artist’s work in the world. Turner’s paintings represent seascapes, historical subjects, and modern scenes usually with a characteristic use of light making for a must see.

Read further at the Observed

July 8, 2008 Posted by | Art Exhibitions, Artists, Books and Magazines, News, raw art gallery | , , | 1 Comment