“The Woods, the Sea and Tea print”, created by artist Sarah blank. Her work has a little Henri Rousseau feel to it, (“myself” portrait from 1890). She makes the work available for purchase in her Etsy store, and you can read her blog here.
Don’t despair, I only have 19 more days of updating you on happenings in the Middle East.
This Friday at 7pm in Philadelphia, Space 1026 will hold their annual art auction. Participating artists include Katy Horan, Matt Leines, Alex Lukas, Shepard Fairey, Jim Houser, Adam Wallacavage, Andrew Jeffrey Wright, and more. What’s really dope is the poster for the auction (above) which can be purchased as well. More info at Space 1026
I am unsure of when this book will be ‘officially’ released to the public, it is out, just very difficult to find. The cover is so crisp. Amazon it here.
Following a great opening weekend, today Shepard Fairey releases a new print titled ‘POW’. All proceeds from the print go to WitnessTorture.Org, which is the website for a campaign to shut down Guantanamo Bay.
Blu, Letter A, Installation with wall painted animation
Over the weekend a refreshing show opened at Jonathan Levine Gallery in NYC. The Streets of Europe is a six man show featuring some of the finest Street Art talent from the Old World. Three Italians (Blu, Microbo, Bo130), Two Frenchmen (Blek Le Rat, Space Invader) and one Brit (D*Face) each with a different style, crossover well to the stark, white walls of Levine’s Chelsea digs. After the jump some highlights.
The “Banksy” show opened Saturday night at the Vanina Holasek Gallery to a suckfest of wanking Brits. The show consists of basically everything Banksy has released through Pictures on Walls in the past 3 years with a few originals of suspect origin thrown in for good (or bad) measure. Hosted by an aging kilt-clad English gentleman doing his best impersonation of Johnny Rotten, the prices were as ridiculous as the accents. A signed
Once again it is that time of year when for roughly three weeks Santa’s Ghetto comes to life and art is sold to the public in a haphazard fashion. For the first time in its brief history, Santa’s Ghetto is leaving the motherland for the climatic opposite, a former chicken shop in Bethlehem, Palestine. On top of setting up a stellar show featuring the likes of Banksy, Swoon, Ron English, Aiko, and more, the Artists will continue painting all along the border wall just as Banksy had done in 2005. This public artwork will be epic. The show will run through December 25th, with an online shop to satisfy those unable to make the trip. All proceeds go to the kids. Check their site daily as there will be updates.
It will be interesting to watch how this event plays out.
More info at Santa’s Ghetto and a great article at the Times Online
Some pics of the indoor art after the jump.
The Streets of Europe, December 1st – December 29th, 2007, Jonathan Levine Gallery
While these are not all of the shows this month, this is what stands out. A Basel/Miami section is to come, but that is an entirely different matter. Too much good stuff.
Available now for your purchase is this gorgeous print by NY’s favorite Street Artist Swoon. Coming in an edition of 150, Boy (Strong) is a 6 color print measuring around 12″ x 43″. Retailing at
Installation by Hannes Broecker where museum goers are invited to pick up a glass and take a drink of a variety of cocktails in the container. (Via Neatorama)
You have to love pieces of jewelry with name Hooker Medallions. Natalia Fabia, whose show Hooker Safari is now on at Corey Helford Gallery in LA, created these limited edition Hooker Medallions for daily wear and strut. Hooker is such a great word.
Well, sort of. Opening this Sunday at the Vanina Holasek Gallery in New York is Banksy Does New York. Following in the wake of Andipa in London, the work in the show has been sourced from private collections and will be available to collectors at a premium. Just in time for investment bankers holiday bonuses. The show runs through December 29th.
Thanks to outer-borough for the info
press release after the jump
Everything is Shit, Enamel on Metal, 24″ x 24″
As we previously mentioned over the holiday weekend, Steve Powers opened up a new exhibit this past Friday at the v1 Gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark. The following are highlights from the show. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org