Scene Report: Los Angeles

Graffiti // Friday, March 14, 2014
Each week we feature updates on current graffiti scenes in a number of major U.S. cities with the help of a few select photographers. Walter Yetman aka The Harsh Truth Of The Camera Eye delivers this week’s Los Angeles Scene Report.

Banksy for the #WithSyria Campaign

Street Art // Friday, March 14, 2014
Amazingly, March 15 will mark the third anniversary of the ongoing Syria conflict, and groups from around the world are continuing various awareness campaigns for the citizens of Syria and demanded a stop to the bloodshed inside the country. In our world, the art world, Banksy has lent his iconic "Girl With the Red Balloon" for the #WithSyria awareness campaign.... 

Music Video: Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks "Little Fang"

Music // Friday, March 14, 2014
It was only a matter of time when someone from a band called Animal Collective would work with Jim Henson's Creature Shop on some sort of project. Avey Tare (born David Portner), who was in Animal Collective and now fronts his own band, Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks (with an LP "Enter The Slasher House" out April 7/8th on Domino), has a new single and video out for the track "Little Fang." The song was inspired by Avey's cat, the video is directed by Avey's sister, Abby Portner, and the puppets are from Henson. Go watch. 

Documenting our mass consumption, waste and garbage

Photography // Friday, March 14, 2014
What happens to the stuff we don’t want anymore? Chris Jordan depicts the refuse of the masses, how it is stored as well as the unfathomable quantity of waste humans produce today. In these large scale photographs we see mounds of worthless cellphones only years old, cars heaped, twisted and compressed into unrecognizable forms, or a sea of broken colorful glass shards. 

Have Crayons, Will Build: Herb Williams @ Oz, Nashville

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 14, 2014
The OZ in Nashville is getting set to showcase Herb Williams' crayon sculptures in a one-night exhibition, "Personal Best" on March 20, 2014. As the gallery notes, "Although Herb Williams works with many different mediums and materials, he is one of the only individuals in the world with an account at Crayola. He creates original sculptures out of hundreds of thousands of individual crayons, and he’s earned accolades for these sculptures through Ripley’s and The Guinness Book of World Records. ...

The Erotic Prints of Félicien Rops

Erotica // Friday, March 14, 2014
Félicien Rops (7 July 1833 – 23 August 1898) was a Belgian artist, known primarily as a printmaker in etching and aquatint. Spending most of his life in Paris, Rops founded a satirical weekly entitled ‘Uylenspiegel' in 1856. He engraved and illustrated many literary works including those of Baudelaire and Barbey d'Aurevilly. Considered rather scandalous in his time, Rops' prints are inhabited by the likes of devils, skeletons, prostitutes and Death himself.

Light Paintings by Jeremy Jackson

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 14, 2014
You may remember this past January, we posted about the pretty cool light painting of Jeremy Jackson. Well, the Virginia-based artist now has a series of prints up at the My Modern Shop, so if you need some new art on your walls, maybe you can start yourself off with something that would go really well with psychedelics?

Bates "Still Going Strong 1984 -2104" @ Le-Fix Gallery, Denmark

Graffiti // Friday, March 14, 2014
Le-Fix Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition by legendary graffiti writer, Bates entitled “Still Going Strong 1984 – 2014  Bates is an old school writer from Copenhagen who have been making his name known all over the world since the late '80s. The opening reception will be on Friday March 21, 2014 from 7-9  P.M. at Le-Fix Gallery in Denmark.

PROJECT M/3 curated by NUART in BERLIN

Street Art // Friday, March 14, 2014
Our good friends at Nuart are in Berlin at the moment, curating and organzing "Project M/3" with Urban Nation. As they do every year in Stavanger, Norway, Nuart will be bring together a roster of international, national and emerging names in Street Art, and for Berlin, they have brought together Martha Cooper COOPER (US), DotDotDot (NO), Ernest Zacharevic (LT), Varoius and Gould (DE), M-CITY (PL), Levalet (FR), Plotbot (DE), Martin Whatson (NO), Evol (DE), and BUFF DISS (AUS) for the festival.

Scene Report: New York

Graffiti // Thursday, March 13, 2014
Each week we feature updates on current graffiti scenes in a number of major U.S. cities with the help of a few select photographers. Ray Mock aka Carnage NYC delivers this week’s New York Scene Report.

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