Ken Sortais aka CONY from the Parisian graffiti crew PAL recently wrapped up a full scale solo exhibit at Galerie Celal. Fortunately for Upper Playground, photographer, Henrik Haven captured the recent show before its closing and transports us to Paris to take a peek:
A beautifully shot basketball short by Pigalle Paris, something that Nike probably is the only other company could and would do. From Pigalle, “Pigalle Paris has set up the ‘AMATEUR BASKETBALL’ project. The aim of which is to support basketball teams having a strong sporting and social background. For their first initiative Pigalle Paris has chosen their local team Goutte d’Or Basket Ball, from nearby Barbès, to remake their outfits. This team which hasn’t stopped moving up in the rankings now has first class sports equipment as well as a well defined graphic identity. “
Moxy Creative House has created a nice series of graphic posters of Paris, London, and New York City, set in a clean, colorful style. Toronto and Amsterdam also made the cut. If you want to buy the prints, try going here. (via)
This guy is good. NOSBE is known for doing these crazed, bugged-out, acid-like faces throughout the streets of Paris, and we think he may be one of the best street artists in the game of street art right now. (via jux street art)
One of our favorites, Australian artist Jonathan Zawada, has a new show up at Colette in Paris called Kindered Spirits. The show is a “collection of print works from Zawada that explore the value of the image in a disorienting world where visual culture is defined by an assortment of images out of context.” (via slamxhype)
You have the Portrait of the Artist’s Sister” (1921) by Alfred Courmes above, then “Portrait of the Artist’s Wife” (1932) by Jaro Hilbert, and then “Portrait of a Man, Unfinished or Tadeusz de Lempicka” (1928) by Tamara de Lempicka. We like them all.
This was when Radiohead was most exciting, playing the Kid A songs live, sounding like a band that nobody else sounded like, and really at their most innovative. “Idioteque” in Paris seems about right…