“CHARMING” BEN EINE AT LAGUNA BEACH, CALIFORNIA

by Ariadna Zierold

Ben Eine‘s been busy on the west coast working on a new piece in Laguna Beach. The British street artist recently finished this “Charming” mural on a three story wall near Boat Canyon Road and the Pacific Coast Highway.

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Eine’s trademark colorful typography adorns streets in cities all over the world, including LA, Mexico City, and Tokyo, and the artist also creates indoor installations and produces works on canvas in spray paint, acrylic, and glitter. Eine gained worldwide recognition when British Prime Minister David Cameron presented one of his works to President Obama during a state visit.

HARMONY: BEN EINE’S LATEST MURAL IN CHICAGO

by Ariadna Zierold

Ben Eine has been in Chicago this past week to open his show, “The Great Western” with Sickboy and Word To Mother. While in town he’s been busy, getting up a giant mural in the city’s Wabash Arts Corridor’ while also finding time to do a few shutters.

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For the massive mural on East Congress Street Eine chose “HARMONY”, which is fitting as the show opened the same weekend as the Lollapalooza music festival.

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CONEY ART WALLS: 34 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD GO TO CONEY ISLAND RIGHT NOW

by Ariadna Zierold

Presented by Thor Equities and curated by Jeffrey Deitch and Joseph J. Sitt, Coney Art Walls is an outdoor museum of street art featuring the work of 34 celebrated artists including legends such as Lady Pink, Crash, Daze, Futura and Kenny Scharf, leading artists of the next generation including Shepard Fairey, Maya Hayuk and How and Nosm, and exciting emerging artists like Tatyana Fazlalizadeh and Lauren Halsey. You can have a look at all 34 new pieces by a respectable range of artists spanning four decades and a lot of New York street culture history.

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These are murals completed by artists who are street artists, graffiti writers, fine artists and contemporary artists. In the middle of an amusement park, these are commissioned works that respond in some way to their environment by 34 local and international heavy hitters, and a few new kids on the block, comprising a 40+ year span of expertise.

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It should come as no surprise that it is the dealer, curator, perennially risk-taking showman Jeffrey Deitch who is the ringmaster of this circus, or that the genesis of this cultural adventure is perplexing to some who have greeted his newest vision with perplexity and derision.

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These multicolored and monochromatic murals illustrate a wide and balanced smorgasborg of their own; examples of myriad styles are at play with some engaging in activism and local politics and Coney Island history. From original train writer Lady Pink to aerosol drone sprayer Katsu, from eL Seed’s lyrical Arabic calligraffiti to Retna‘s secret text language to graffitist-now-collagist Greg Lamarche, from Shepard Fairey‘s elegant Brooklyn salute to polluters and consumerism to Tatyana Fazlalizadeh’s spotlight on current Coney Island neighbors, from urban naturalist ROA’s monochrome marginalized city animals to How & Nosm’s eye-punching and precise graphic metaphors, you are getting a dizzying example of the deep command Deitch has of this multi-headed contemporary category that is yet to settle on a moniker to call itself.

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“LAX/LHR” A CO-CURATED GROUP SHOW WITH THINKSPACE LA AND STOLENSPACE GALLERY

Its Summer Time!: JUSTKIDS Presents a Group Pop-Up Show in East London

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JUSTKIDS presents “It’s Summer Time!”, a special pop-up group exhibition opening May 28th in East London. The show will feature new works from an international selection of established and up-and-coming urban artists including Fintan Magee (Australia), Deih (Spain), Lakwena (UK), The Date Farmers (US), Ruben Sanchez (Spain), Ana Maria (US), Ben Eine (UK), Farid Rueda (Mexico), Ella & Pitr (France) and El Decertor (Peru).

The exhibition is produced by JUSTKIDS and curated by Charlotte Dutoit and Rom Levy.

“It’s Summer Time!”
Opening May 28th 2015, 6-9pm
May 29th-31st 2015, 12pm-6pm
16-18 Heneage Street, London E15LJ
For more information contact: info@justkidsofficial.com

El Decertor
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Fintan Magee
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Ana Maria
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The Date Farmers
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Deih
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EINE gets a documentary

Posted from The Citrus Report

We have always been a fan of the work of London’s EINE, whose blocks letters and sign paintings have been some of the most solid in all of street art. EINE is showing at White Walls in San Francisco soon, so this is a good preview. It was shot over a weekend with the artist. Good looking out.

Posted By The Citrus Report

Obama gives British PM Cameron a Ruscha, Obama gets a former FIFTY24SF Exhibiting Artist, Eine

Posted by FIFTY24SF Gallery

Barack Obama, our president, now has a piece of art from a former graffiti artist turned fine artist turned presidential gift artist, Ben EINE. British Prime Minister, David Cameron, gave the piece to Obama on a visit this week to the White House, and Obama gave an Ed Ruscha lithograph in exchange.

Mr. Eine was in a group show at FIFTY24SF Gallery in January 2008, with Cum*, Ryan Jacob Smith, Mario Wagner, and Brent McHugh, in the “Letters to the Editor” show. A good move to see Eine going from FIFTY24 to the White House.

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Obama gives British PM Cameron a Ruscha, Obama gets a former FIFTY24SF exhibiting artist, Eine

Barack Obama, our president, now has a piece of art from a former graffiti artist turned fine artist turned presidential gift artist, Ben EINE. British Prime Minister, David Cameron, gave the piece to Obama on a visit this week to the White Hous, and Obama gave an Ed Ruscha lithograph in exchange.

Mr. Eine was in a group show at FIFTY24SF Gallery in January 2008, with Cum*, Ryan Jacob Smith, Mario Wagner, and Brent McHugh, in the “Letters to the Editor” show. A good move to see Eine going from FIFTY24 to the White House.

We even have an EINE designed tee shirt in our webstore. Check it out, in men’s and women’s.