French magazine Be Street is about to release their issue 12. This time they have commissioned artist Shepard Fairey to do the cover design. Next to Shepard Fairey the new issue also features Johnny Cupcakes, Rusko, Yelawolf, P-Rod and lots of other interesting personalities, next to the latest in style and fashion.
French graffiti artist MIST recently put a comprehensive paint job together for Volkswagen’s New Beetle as part of an exhibition at Galerie Le Feuvre. The car’s newly defined exterior featured a high contrast approach with some subtle references to the car’s association with the bug of the same name.
Tristan Eaton’s new 3D art book is unreal. The pop artist and designer of the original Dunny/Munny characters has created the literary equivalent of leaving your eyeballs to soak in a dish of LSD overnight, with hallucinatory 3D effects applied to the work of a ‘who’s who’ lineup of pop artists. Put on your 3D shades and get a multi-dimensional eyeful of works by James Jean, HAZE, Junko Mizuno, Ron English, Nathan Jurevicius, Cey Adams, Stash, Mark Bode, Shepard Fairey, Tara McPherson, D*Face, Askew, Logan Hicks and many many more…
Over 100 artists contributed to this awsome book which is probably more fun than anything else you have on your coffee table right now. Not to mention 3D shades are mad styling.
Scott Campbell’s signature style of art and design made the trek over in a Los Angeles premiere for his show “Noblesse Oblige”. The exhibition brought forth an array of works that have come to epitomize the tattoo artist and creative. Among the highlights was his use of uncut $1 sheets of American bills as well as other mediums including such as porcelain.
A mural depicts a rat wearing star-shaped sunglasses flying a kite with the likeness of a traffic sign that warns of immigrant roadway crossings, appeared Friday on the wall of an Oceanside restaurant, Bull Taco in California.
The appearance of the mural had generated a huge buzz throughout the San Diego arts community, but art critics and Banksy followers almost immediately raised the possibility that the artist didn’t paint the mural.
Nancy Willen, the owner of Santa Monica-base Acme Public Relations, was the publicist for Banksy’s documentary “Exit Through the Gift Shop.” She said she was authorized by Banksy’s handling agency, Pest Control, to refute the mural’s authenticity. “Banksy did not do the Oceanside piece,” Willen said.
Street-artist Banksy has a new show in his home town of Bristol, England. Although some of the pieces were seen in New York last year, the Bristol Museum is also showing over 70 new pieces of work offering political satire and social mockery. Core77 says that Kate Brindley, Director of the museum, managed to keep the exhibition under wraps from upper management, the local council and most of the museum staff by pretending the build-out was part of a movie shoot. Here’s a trailer Banksy has posted on his site:
The museum website says about ‘Banksy vs Bristol Museum’:
Throughout the summer, visitors will find some unusual specimens amongst the museum’s permanent collection – a stonehenge made from portable toilets greets visitors on arrival, a burnt out ice cream van now replaces the enquiries desk and the life size historic biplane suspended from the ceiling now provides refuge for a Guantanamo bay escapee. Banksy has filled the museum with his own wry take on classical art.
Check out the collection of images by MG/BS4 taken from the show on Flickr.
This exhibition should not be missed!
It looks like UK street artist Banksy will be opening another interesting exhibition to kick off the Summer. Other than a date of June 13th, there is no official information regarding the content or location of the show, so stay tuned as further details are revealed.
Upper Playground has been supporting street artists in its stores and galleries for ten years, so it only makes sense that they would start stocking the tools to make the art. At the Upper Playground web store’s new department for graffiti supplies, you can now buy spray paint, markers and fatcaps from Montana and Krink.