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The Tenderloin National Forest : Art Advocacy in the »

The Tenderloin National Forest : Art Advocacy in the Neighborhood

  According to the SFGate : In (San Francisco's Tenderloin District) there are loads of drug dealers, addicts, prostitutes, and mentally unstable street people...but if you can get past that, you'll find one of the most exciting and diverse locales. Darryl Smith and his co-founding partner, Laurie Lazer of the luggage store, saw [...]

Love the Future = Support Ai Weiwei »

Love the Future = Support Ai Weiwei

As a follow up to our post yesterday on the disappearance of Ai Weiwei: The Chinese government's crackdown on the human rights activism of Ai Weiwei, inspired the netizens of China to devise another way to communicate regarding the recent disappearance of the artist.  The Chinese symbol for "love the future" is very close to the symbol for [...]

MOCA : Art in the Streets »

MOCA : Art in the Streets

We've been watching street art and graffiti gain recognition, even respect,  in recent years.  Now the 'street' is moving inside next month to  Geffen Contemporary at MOCA.  “Art in the Streets will be the first exhibition to position the work of the most influential artists to emerge from street culture in the context of [...]

Situationist : iPhone app by Benrik »

Situationist : iPhone app by Benrik

In a fascinating mash-up of  technology, old-school art happening, contemporary provocation and definitely not for everyone, comes the new iPhone app : Situationist.  The brainchild of Benrik, which is composed of Ben Carey and Henrik Delehag, Situationist is bound to create a stir...and according to it's creators, that's just what they [...]

Portuguese street artist Alexandre Farto carves »

Portuguese street artist Alexandre Farto carves portraits into buildings

Orelha Negra - M.I.R.I.A.M. X Vhils aka Alexandre Farto from Vhils on Vimeo. Portuguese street artist, Alexandre Farto literally leaves his mark by carving into buildings.  He says the time his portraits take to create depends on the size of the wall or surface, but a two story building could take him a whole day to finish.  In this act [...]

Parting shots : London subway »

Parting shots : London subway

Leaving London today...a couple of parting shots. Cheers!

Picture of the day : London »

Picture of the day : London

Make Tea, Not War...

JR update : ‘wrinkles’ keep appearing on »

JR update : ‘wrinkles’ keep appearing on the streets of L.A.

We love updates, and Arrested Motion gave a great update of JR's latest work around L.A. this week: from their site: "French street activist and photographer JR is continuing his assault on the walls of LA since starting with a mural in Venice last week.  LA weekly is following his progress in bringing his "Wrinkles of the City" to SoCal on [...]

Banksy working his way toward Oscar night… »

Banksy working his way toward Oscar night…

Los Angeles has been busy this week preparing for Oscar night as well as having two very prominent artists painting the town.   The British artist Banksy has been refused permission to appear in disguise at Sunday night's Academy Awards where he is up for best documentary for his debut feature film,  Exit Through The Gift Shop.  But he has [...]

Pictures of the day : Street Art London : Day 1 »

Pictures of the day : Street Art London : Day 1

A walk through London's streets reveals a few treasures...more to come.

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