RIP, Maurice Sendak

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Two really sad loses over the past 5 days, as yesterday we have lost Where the Wild Things Are author, Maurice Sendak, at the age of 83. He was seeing a bit of resurgence with his legacy over the past 4 years, with retrospectives in museums such as the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, as well as Spike Jonze taking his masterful children’s book to the screen with a wonderful, heartfelt interpretation.

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Hyuro’s “Primaveravalenciana” in Valencia, Spain

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One of our favorite street muralists right now, Hyuro, has been mightily busy in Valencia over the past few weeks. Hyuro just sent us a few images of a new work, Primaveravalenciana, a piece we can only assume is tied into the political and reform climate of Spain right now. Beautiful, poetic work.

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BLU Goes 4-Deep in Buenos Aires

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You cannot contain nor stop the capitalistic flood… such is the language of Italian artist Blu for his fourth mural in Buenos Aires, Argentina over the past few months. As BA Street Art describes it, the mural “features a river of money flowing through an enormous city of office blocks and high-rise buildings before engulfing the countryside and tiny houses below.” (Via BA Street Art)

Blu Goes Big and Burns Money In Buenos Aires

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Blu keeps the big year coming, with another poignant mural popping up in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (His second over the past month). The people of Buenos Aires Street Art (who do a great job) just posted a series of photos of the new Blu piece, noting, “six figures being roasted on a grill by the flames from a huge pile of burning bank notes. Argentines love to have barbecues (asados) and it looks like Blu has chosen a similar theme for his latest critique.” (BA Street ART)

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Stanley Donwood for Occupy Movement Poster File

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Stanley Donwood, the man behind Radiohead’s visual experience, has created nice a poster/flyer for the Occupy Movement, for which you can “blow up, paste, copy, pass on, and do whatever with.” And the message on it is one of the most brilliant phrases about the Occupy Movement and what it SHOULD stand for than anything we have seen over the past 2+ months. Download the file at the link above.

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Banksy vs King Robbo Video

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On UK Channel 4, we guess they just ran a piece on Banksy vs Robbo, which is about as pop-culture of a street art battle you are ever going to find. And hey, who has 45 minutes to spare today?

Here is the summary: “In London over the past 18 months the tension between the camps has played out in a battle of spray cans between freehand graffiti writer King Robbo and his nemesis, the stencil-using street artist Banksy.

“The graffiti war between the two men began in the early 90s but was re-ignited by what was widely seen as an unforgiveable transgression of strict graffiti rules by Banksy.

“It was an act that pulled 80s legend King Robbo out of retirement to retaliate in the place where it all began, the streets.

“The film goes behind enemy lines as the war escalates, until tragic and unforeseen circumstances bring about an unexpected ceasefire.”

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First and Final Friday: Wild Nothing “Gemini”

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When you are in your early 20s, with this kind of command for nostalgic pop, you have talent. Wild Nothing’s Jack Tatum is a talent. We don’t know much about his Wild Nothing project, except that his album, Gemini, has been a constant on our record player over the past two weeks. It opens with “Live In Dreams,” and closes with the title track, “Gemini.” Enjoy.

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Thom Yorke Tuesday: “The Present Tense”

This was one of the Thom Yorke solo songs performed over the past few years that we all thought was going to land on a Neil Young sounding Radiohead LP that ended up sounding like a Flying Lotus LP. “The Present Tense” felt very much like an extension of the In Rainbows sessions, but we have been left wondering if this song will ever get a full band workup. Because it is beautiful here.

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