Mickey Fickey

Dismaland’s well-planned media burst continues.

Pioneers of Artistic Vandalism

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Listen in as Riff 170, Jester, Coco 144, Flint Gennari, and members of the Tats Cru reminisce about 1970’s graffiti in this 30-minute BBC program, Graffiti: Kings on a Mission.

Doggy Style, The Building

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‘Domestikator,’ architected by Atelier Van Lieshout for the Ruhrtriennale in Bochum, Germany.

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Roger Goes 2 DISMALAND

 

I have know about Dismaland for awhile. I was excited, curious and so many other things I won’t talk about. I was just happy to be attending an event that I was going to as a fan and a supporter. I didn’t have to work the door, deal with clients or even collectors—I could just have fun. And what fun did I have. BANKSY really has outdone himself AGAIN. Dismaland shits all over the art world without even trying. It shows what hard work and believing in yourself and doing things on your own terms does. Not only does BANKSY bring together a terrific group of artists old and new, he makes us look at their work in a different setting. This is the show that art needs, that galleries and curators are going to be striving to stand up to. Well, it ain’t gonna happen is the news I have for them.

An important thing to note is that no where through out Dismaland did I see BANKSY branding and marking things. It wasn’t “BANKSY PRESENTS.” Again another WIN.

Another important note is they did have pizza – and yes I got one and it was good. I don’t have pictures of that. I know, I suck.

—Roger Gastman

From the Guy Who Made ‘The Natas & Gonz Book’

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The Neil & Lance Book

An Art Show for the 99%

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Banksy’s ‘Dismaland’ opens up for a five-week run in Weston-super-Mare.

Read an interview about the project here

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Artists In Residence

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A look through the art-filled homes of some contemporary superstars.

Chihuly Red

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The one thing missing from a recent visit to Chihuly Gardens—the immense exhibition of Dale Chihuly’s glass sculptures under the towering Space Needle in Seattle—was a glass of wine to encourage some extra lingering amongst the artwork in the galleries. While the fragility of the space probably helped dictate this lack of vino, it was missed. There is something about sipping something excellent while seeing something exceptional that enhances an experience. Even when you’re on tipsy toes. Anyway, those wanting to celebrate Chihuly with a toast of great wine will have to wait no longer. To commemorate the 20th vintage of Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Artist Series, the Washington state winemaker worked with the artist to present his work on the label of their 2012 vintage, “a unique, collector’s wine that represents the highest quality and pedigree from Chateau Ste. Michelle.”

Available this month.

“These Cars Shouldn’t Exist, But They Do”

The 24 Hours Of LeMons

‘Dismaland’

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Banksy is allegedly up to his old stage tricks and preparing some type of spectacular in the English seaside resort town of Weston-super-Mare. Obviously, no details on the show have been confirmed, but if rumors are to be true, it will open this coming weekend.

“Im Driven To Black & White Because of My Vessel”

Mike Giant talks art and color blindness in the opening episode of the new season of The Creative Lives.

When Your Only Option is SWISH

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Literally Balling, Tiffany Style Stained Glass Basketball Hoops by Victor Solomon.

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