The year of JR continues

Street Art // Monday, December 20, 2010
Has any artist had the type of year that JR is closing right now? Winner of the TED Award, film at Cannes, shows around the world, it really has been the year of JR. And he is much-deserving as well. Today, we look at an extract from JR's "Women Are Hereos" film that premiered at Cannes this year. See the clip after the jump . . .

Two Shepard Fairey hand-painted multiples available at JLG

Street Art // Friday, December 17, 2010
Jonathan LeVine Gallery just made two Shepard Fairey hand-painted multiples availalbe from two edtions that are on display at the newly opened Wynwood Kitchen & Bar, a Goldman property in Miami located next to the LeVine Urban Alchemists exhibition space in Wynwood Walls. Full pictures after the jump . . .

Swoon releases The Walki Print for The Konbit Shelter Project

Street Art // Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Swoon has just released the new Walki Print, with 100% of the proceeds from the sales going towards support of The Konbit Shelter Project that she has worked on in Haiti for much of 2010. The Konbit Shelter Project is a group of artists, engineers, architects and builders creating homes and infrastructure in post-earthquake Haiti. More information after the jump . . .

Preview of Shepard Fairey's new "May Day" book

Street Art // Sunday, December 12, 2010
Anyone who made it to Shepard Fairey's May Day show, the final at Deitch Projects, remembers how striking the work looked against the gigantic white walls. Shepard's reinterpretation of the American flag were our favorite pieces from the show, one of them a cover of Gingko Press' new book, MAYDAY: The Art of Shepard Fairey, chronicling that very last show in May of 2010 at Deitch Projects. Book cover and spreads after the jump . . .

Banksy's new print sales going to legal defense of VOINA

Street Art // Saturday, December 11, 2010
Banksy just released his new print through Pictures on Walls titled "Choose Your Weapon." That is significant unto itself, but what makes it even more so is that fact that Banksy is taking all the proceeds of the 4 versions and donating it to the defense fund of VOINA, a Russian art collective in prison for drawing a large, um, phallus on a KGB building in St Petersburg. More after the jump . . .

Sneak peek of Swoon's new Haiti print

Street Art // Saturday, December 11, 2010
Swoon, who just traveled with Juxtapoz to Detroit this past Fall, is releasing a new Haiti print this Wednesday, December 15th. Swoon just released a preview of the print, and the proceeds from the print will go to Swoon's "Konbit Shelter" project in Haiti which funds the construction of sustainable adobe style buildings for Haitian residents who have been displaced by the earthquake earlier this year. More information after the jump . . .

Blu buffed out of MOCA?

Street Art // Thursday, December 09, 2010
We want to preface this post with the fact that we don't know the whole story, but it looks like Italian artist Blu, one of the rising talents in the international art world especially in terms of mural work, was invited by the MOCA to paint a large wall in conjunction with next Spring's major "Art In the Streets" exhibition. And right after Blu painted the piece in LA, it got buffed. More after the jump . . .

From the people who brought you Wallace & Gromit bring you Banksy

Street Art // Thursday, December 09, 2010
British studio, Aardman Animations, known for their creation of its famed claymation characters and series Wallace & Gromit, just created a new commercial featuring their own Banksy, titled "Morph Vs. Banksy." Watch it after the jump . . .

Os Gemeos in group show at Lehmann Maupin in NYC

Street Art // Tuesday, December 07, 2010
The globetrotting twins, Os Gemeos, have been all over the place the past month, staying at RETNA's studio in LA to paint, Art Basel happening, and now they are in a group show at Lehmann Maupin in NYC called Law of the Jungle, that opens Thursday, December 9th. Brazilian artist, Tiago Carneiro da Cunha, curated the show. More information after the jump . . .

Swoon releases 31 unique variants of "Zahra"

Street Art // Friday, December 03, 2010
Yesterday afternoon, PaperMonster released 31 unique variants of Swoon's "Zahra" image that included works on found wood, fabric, cardboard and paper. Paper Monster mentioned that each piece was unique, and many were embellished with scraps and free-cut paper forms Swoon pulled from her travels and studio work. Pictures after the jump . . .


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