The Gray Ghost gets gaveled

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From The Times-Picayune

“the Gray Ghost…pleaded no contest Tuesday to the charge of criminal trespassing in New Orleans Municipal Court Division D.

He received a 60-day suspended sentence for overpainting a graffiti-style mural on the corner of Press and Burgundy streets in Bywater on Oct. 22. Under the conditions of the suspended sentence, he can no longer remove graffiti without first getting the property owner’s OK. City and state properties are also out of bounds without permission.”

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new banksy painting in celebrity undies auction on ebay

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“I think it’s the duty of any civilised country to provide refugees with the basics of human survival. Just because I personally only change my pants once every six weeks doesn’t mean every asylum seeker should have to do the same.”

More info here

And if you like, a link to the actual celebrity undies auction which features the likes of Helen Mirren, Jordan, Robert Crumb, Rickey Gervais, Jarvis Cocker, Fergie, Daniel Day-Lewis and many more…

Picture of the Day

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Massage Circle

The Urban Cook Book

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Creative Recipes for the Graffiti Generation.

When I first picked this book up, I thought it was going to be writers and artists favorite recipes.  It is not.  The book is a melding of artist/creatives profiles and recipes the author, King Adz, wanted to publish.  A simple mish-mash of everything.

Buy the book here

Shepard Fairey on The AP, OBAMA, & Referencing

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These are just some bullet points (my new favorite thing) from Shepard Fairey’s extensive blog post

  • I am fighting the AP to protect the rights of all artists, especially those with a desire to make art with social commentary.
  • the photograph is just a starting point.  The illustration transforms it aesthetically in its stylization and idealization, and the poster has an altogether different purpose than the photograph does.
  • I did not create the Obama poster for financial gain. The poster was created to promote Obama for president, and the revenue from poster sales was re-invested in more posters, flyers, stickers, etc..

Read it all here

WORK TO DO AT 112 GREENE STREET

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We have a bunch of friends in this show, so stop by and show some love.

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Marilyn Minter’s Green Pink Caviar

Our friends at Material Interest pointed us to this trailer for Marilyn Minter’s new video installation which will go up in Times Square April 1st.

BARRY MCGEE. ED TEMPLETON. RAYMOND PETTIBON

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Keep this show on your radar. McGee, Templeton, Pettibon.  Curated by Aaron Rose.  Bring this to NY.

“This exhibition serves to focus on the recent artistic output by three underground heroes from the worlds of skateboarding, graffiti and punk. Even though each of these artists has now firmly established themselves in the world of contemporary art, there are still common themes between them that hail back to their subcultural roots. It could be described primarily as an overriding sense of concern for and representation of the downtrodden, the outsider, the anti-hero. McGee’s sad, sullen faces and neon-colored geometric panels reflect the archetypal image of man overpowered by omnipresent media, Templeton’s portraits of suburban youths perfectly illustrate the harsh alienation of teenage life, while Pettibon’s drawings and paintings focus sharply on issues of personal/social unrest, life during war and the constant power struggle between a man and his destiny. The fact that this is the first time an exhibition has featured all three artists in such direct proximity to each other will be an interesting statement not only on each artists’ individual style, but also the unique similarities that run through all of their works.”

BARRY McGEE / ED TEMPLETON / RAYMOND PETTIBON

Curated by Aaron Rose

OPENING 9TH APRIL / 7PM AT CIRCLECULTURE GALLLERY BERLIN / GERMANY

EXHIBITION: 10TH APRIL TO 30TH MAY 2009

TUESDAY TO SATURDAY, 2 PM – 6 PM

via, RVCA

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Gaze

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Art Crimes put up a nice gallery of Gaze’s work from the 90’s this month.  His letters and colors were sick.

Shepard Fairey Tuesday: Bad Brains Collaboration

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Ever since it was announced, this print has created some buzz around the office.  Available this Thursday, it will be gone in an instant. Move fast.

Bad Brains Collaboration Print
Shepard Fairey x Glen E Friedman x Bad Brains
24 x 18, 3 Color Screen Print
Edition of 425
Signed by Shepard, Glen E Friedman, and all the original members of Bad Brains
$120

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Hot girls on bikes.

Burger grease as a medium

Evan Hecox gets Parisian

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A print to bring Gene P to tears, Evan Hecox has produced the work above using imagery that he created in Paris.  Buy it now

4 color silk screen print on Neenah Environment paper
FSC certified fibers, chlorine free
(20% FSC, 80% post consumer fiber)
Signed and numbered by the artist
20 x 16 In. (50.8 x 40.64 cm) | Edition Of 50

enormouschampion

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Initially intrigued by the boastfulness of their name (not to mention their stunning “crowns” card), Brooklyn’s own enormouschampion is a brilliantly tidy (read: small but mighty) design group / stationer started by photographer Jordan Provost and design director Jason Wong who are responsible for all of the letterpressing, printing and production of every cleverly-designed and perfectly-executed piece.

Collaborating occasionally with artists who have included Tim Fite (bike series) and Erik Marinovich (nautical series), their work taps into those perfect artful sentiments for moments that may require impact, yet something a bit less sappy. They’ve outdone themselves with their newest sets aptly titled “Bats & Bunnies” and Seagulls & Eagles,” inspired by houndstooth and herringbone woven fabric patterns, respectively. These two sets will undoubtedly join many of their other cards and prints as framed pieces on the walls here at headquarters and at home.

Visit their Etsy shop to check out what they currently have on offer, read an interview with J & J at The Scout and head over to Misosouper for a chance to win a limited edition “All Good Things” print.

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Sagmeister x Levi’s + American Rag = Window Displays

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This is an interesting collaboration that I am too lazy to explain on my own. Here are some bullet points from the press release…

  • Sagmeister has developed a series of designs that explore the jean that started it all – the Levi’s Original, Button-Fly 501
  • The installation will unveil the first two Sagmeister images from the special art series created for the Levi’s
  • Levi’s brand and American Rag stores in Los Angeles and San Francisco will distribute a limited run of 501 museum-quality, poster reproductions of the Sagmeister images featured in American Rag’s windows this March.
  • Sagmeister took Levi’s Original button-fly 501 and examined its origin and mystique, literally stripping the iconic silhouette down to the raw materials that compose its DNA. “The jeans themselves are iconic, so we decided to go with just a product shot, using nothing more and nothing less than a single pair of 501s,” Stefan explains.

Kids Behaving Badly tonight

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At ClampArt

KIDS BEHAVING BADLY:
Larry Clark, Karlheinz Weinberger, Nan Goldin, David Armstrong,
Jack Pierson, Mark Morrisroe, Ryan McGinley, Jill Greenberg,
Brian Finke, John Arsenault, Marc Yankus, Michael Meads,
Thatcher Keats, Janine Gordon, Collin LaFleche.

March 19 – April 25, 2009

Opening reception:
Thursday, March 19, 2009
6.00 – 8.00 p.m.


Ed Templeton in Belgium

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Ed Templeton’s Strange New Feelings opens tonight at Tim Van Laere in Antwerp.  Maybe you’ll see Gene P.  Peep some process shots here

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out in LA

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Corey Helford Gallery Presents Luke Chueh’s first solo show, “From Light Cometh Darkness.” The Opening Reception is Friday, March 20th from 7 to 10 pm.  I wish I was in LA to see this show. So, if you have the chance make it out there and spread the love of the World’s Best.

Improv Everywhere turns a subway platform into an art gallery

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