To keep up on my Steve Powers quota here is a pretty entertaining interview from nyGlob.
When you are surrounded by greatness remember to hit record.(via Daily Swarm)
Hmmm, How can I turn a potent image of struggle against colonial powers into a way to sell luxury vodka? (via Hipsterrunoff)
Cool subway map calendars that try to visually represent the character of the city (Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul) (via ILG)
Public transit goes green by using effective graffiti technique. Werd?!! (via Visual Culture)
Maira Kalman has made a great visual essay about a trip to view the Lincoln archives. (Via D Funderbugh)
Swoon is having a raffle of an original Piece of her work to support her project “Swimming Cities of Serenissima“. Get your ticket here
Slumdog 2 : The Need For Speed
Denver v.Tucson carsonisdemented? via flickr
Pricess Hijab is the new new in street art. (via Good)
“I am OK with misconceptions if they are some, I don’t have to justify myself, people who are going to meet me will love me to death” Fafi talks about her upcoming comic book and her take on the gallery scene. (via ilovegraffiti)
After a disappointing auction of street art the market is bracing for another hit when the grimey stuff climbs the podium again at Dreweatts (via Arrested Motion)
Boston street artist Alphabet Soup discusses his opinions regarding Shepard Fairey’s recent ICA show and what it means for street art in general. Also a great read at myartspace about the team representing Fairey in his fair use case. (via Bombin)
Paul Schmelzer ask’s Where’s all the Right Wing street art? (via Art21)
Artist Takeshi Murata is upset that popstar Kanye West hijacked his method of video compression to create his most recent music video without giving him any credit. Apparently West saw an exhibition of Murata’s work at Deitch and flipped over it and rushed his video out. (via street carnage)
Art Chat :
consumeddigested Logan Hicks 2007
2f2k friend sculptor Mike Leavitt has a show coming up at Fuse Gallery in NYC. In these post art market boom days more and more of us will need to find a good pair of paper shoes. (via TOAR)
Chor Boogie recently went to Brazil painting some commissions as well as collaborate with photographer Jihan Abdalla on her documentation of prostitutes in Brazil (via Ekosystem)
Billionaire art dealer claims contemporary art market is a fraud, quietly mentions he has some picasso’s for sale. (via Hrag Vartanian)
I wonder if this is something that was sanctioned by MOMA, or did these two guys just develop the worlds most genius marketing campaign for a museum without getting paid. Poster Boy & Aakash Nihalani Remix the MoMA Collection (via PSFK)
Format has three great interviews with some of my favorite artists up right now. Check in with Mode 2, Ghost, and Emory Douglas.
JAM PONY, YOU DOIN IT BABY!!!!!
Everything… Stephen Powers 2007
They done too much, Much too ….young? The Specials get back together but without Jerry. Now thats Gangster.
Put a Donk on it!!!! The freshest sound to come out of a youth center. (via street carnage)
“I didn’t even think anything about taking flicks of it. I thought it would be a forever thing: that there would always be bombed subways.” Cope 2 talks about his early days coming up as a young Graff writer (via WYW)
Artist Mark Vallen asks should we really be celebrating the paltry $50 million for arts included in the Obama stimulus package when the budget for a typical crappy movie is in the range of $200 million.
“My involvement with the Poster Boy thing was just the legal aspect. Maybe I’ve given an interview or two about the Poster Boy movement and, like, I’ll show up like I did at the art show [in Soho] and create a piece, you know, as Poster Boy.” Is Henry Matyjewicz just blowing smoke up, or is he a genius at obscuring the facts. (via AFC)
“With virtually no commercial infrastructure for experimental art in place, artists had to create their own marginal, bootstrap model.” Holland Cotters call to arms for an art world that is struggling to find footing in the current economic environment.(via NYT)
Rude Bwoys Grab Your Rude Gyal and lets do the Ska :
Miami Kaos 2009 via AnimalNY
first the dance
Now lets pick it up
Justin Giarla from San Francisco gallery Shooting Gallery has produced a new film documenting the pop surrealist movement that has stormed the ivory gates of the art establishment. Though the name is kinda meh, New Brow looks like a pretty solid survey of whats going down in that scene.
Subvertisingis a growing movement of Artists that are taking back the public space from the media corporations that dominate the visual experience of cities,
This is what it looks like to be above it all and only surround yourself with luxury. Scenes from YSL’s art collection. (via NYT)
Kanye gets into the pit to do some Datamoshing (via PSFK)
For The Love Of Gold, Spanish artist Eugenio Merino comments on the final step for Damien Hirst to increase his arts value. Also a great interview with him from FAD (via Guardian UK)
In the ongoing war against the terror of an Instamatic, NYC police are racking up the court cases because of their policy of harassing anybody with a camera in the subway system. (via NYT)
Joe Cuba, RIP :
Jose Parla 2006
“When you lock the water, you lock the cock. When you open the pipe, you are turned on.” A lil time with Pipecock Jackson (via Flavorwire)
How can the symbol of Americas slide into imperialistic hubris remind me so much of my hometown? Photographer Christopher Sims shows us the soft underbelly of Gitmo. (via Good)
Legendary Soul unit the Daptones ( think Sharon Jones, Amy Winehouse, Rod Stewart?!!!) recently had their studio broken into. What a drag. (via frank151)
“I’m not trying to make an argument that graffiti is art and not vandalism,I hope I’ve made it clear that it’s both.” NYTimes interviews Sociologist Gregory Snyder about his new book “Graffiti Lives: Beyond the Tag in New York’s Urban Underground”
Midnight Ice Cream.
Return of the prodigal son Romare Bearden 1967
Gang Gang Dance, Whose video with Tinchy Stryder was featured here a couple of weeks ago, has suffered a horrendous setback when all of their gear was burned up after a gig in Amsterdam. And No I do not mean they smoked it up either, you cretins. (via Daily Swarm)
Peter Schjeldahl visits Shep Fairey’s ICA show for the New Yorker and wonders if he “meant to ridicule rebellion”. (via C-monster)
Norwegian Death Metal. Early Acid House. Killl. (via Frieze)
“The greed that we saw in the art world was coupled with the greed that we were seeing in society at large, so we tried to do shows that shifted the emphasis.” Controversial gallery Triple Candy reopens in Harlem (via tcop)
Citrus Report has a couple of interviews up from friends of 2f2k. Check out Peekaboo and Jesse Reno talking about whats really good.
Photography Is Not A Crime. The Counter Terrorism Act allows for the arrest and imprisonment of anyone whose pictures are “likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism”. (via FAD)
French street art legend Blek Le Rat
Todd “REAS” James 2007