Dude in this Sao Paulo new report on Pixacao has the coolest shirt. (via ilovegraffiti)
LA muralist Kent Twitchel will finally unveil the never before seen 16 year old Michael Jackson Mural. Hmmm, I wonder why somebody would cancel on a mural of Jackson in 1993? (via culture monster)
The collectible of the season – Richard Princes’ “Canal Zone” catalogue (via interview)
007, Shanty Town
My PopColin Johnson (interview) 2007
no post today but there will be something up this weekend
How did Morrisey become one of rock musics most influential artists? (Via daily swarm)
The Present, Thomas Campbells bitching new surf film is premiering in LA soon and looks really good.(via club mumble)
Damn this sciatica is acting up again. (via Good)
Citrus Report has some new interviews up with Kofie and Lady Pink.
The Phantom Street Artist vs. The Giant Inna Danger Zone. Who will leave with their mask of street credibility intact. (via Citizen LA)
The beautiful calligraphy of Iraqi master Hassan Massoudy.(via Butdoesitfloat)
Who are these people stealing your WiFi? Anib Jain has a good way to find out .
Has Nicholas Bourriaud, curator of Tate Britain’s Altermodern, murdered the Curator. Even Art21 is giving the sideeye to the way the word curator is used nowadays: “DJ’s now talk about ‘curating’ musical sets; rock festivals are no longer organized, they’re ‘curated.’ So divorced has the term become from any notion of scholarship or care that it’s become another empty contemporary art signifier like ’sourced’ or ‘practice’ or ‘discourse’ that is barely on nodding terms with its original meaning, and exists merely to pad out skimpy press releases or grant applications.” (via art21)
“When Marcel Duchamp put a urinal in a New York gallery in 1917, it was a genuinely seditious act. But 1917 is almost a century away and what was once radical is now conservative.” Nick Cohen thinks that so much that poses as revolutionary thought in contemporary art is just so much warmed over…….. (via Guardianuk)
Rust Defender K Augustine Kofie 2008
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
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
Is it possible the solution to Britains economic doldrums is state sponsored Graffiti murals (via Guardian UK)
‘Oh yeah, I’m a…professional mannequin builder! Can I take your photo? I’m really inspired by your body!’ Canadian graffiti artist OTHER discusses his adventures hitchhiking. (via Senses Lost)
Barack Obama is inspiring some heavy sounds inna dancehall. Lets just hope this doesn’t become another casualty of the Daggering craze (via Fact Mag)
Russian Constructivism of Rodchenko and Popova on display at the Tate (via Guardianuk)
South African Rock from the 1950’s is burning up my headspace (via Houndblog)
Hey Kids it’s Maya Hayuk:
Ascetic Mike Giant 2006