RON ENGLISH REVEALS TEMPER TOT IN MANHATTAN

by Ariadna Zierold

Ron English spent the last few days on his cherry picker to work on a new piece in Manhattan for The Lisa Project.

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The American pop-artist brought to life one of his signature “Temper Tot” which is a cheeky play on The Incredible Hulk and a wink to his kids Zephyr and Mars. This new Temper Tot was painted on the same wall where the Green version was made a few years ago.

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If you are in the area, you’ll be able to find them on 114 Mulberry Street in Little Italy.

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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RON ENGLISH KIDROBOT X THE SIMPSONS FIGURES COMING SOON

by Ariadna Zierold

Kidrobot is joining forces with both Ron English and Kenny Scharf to release three brand new Simpsons vinyl figures in 2015! These figures will coincide with Kidrobot’s latest Simpsons 3” Mini Figures Series release.

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Ron English has created two 3” figures with Bart Grin and Homer Grin.  Kenny Scharf has created a 6” Bart figure. All figures will be released in December of this year.

The Deepest Depths of the Burrow: Film Premiere and Q & A with NYCHOS

San Francisco’s Castro Theatre hosted the final US Premiere of ‘The Deepest Depths of the Burrow’ on Wednesday. The film, which follows the experiences of internationally known artist Nychos and his crew Rabbit Eye Movement, was followed by a Q & A portion with the artist and director Christian Fischer.

The Castro Theatre premiere was the final stop on the US Tour of the documentary. Presented by 1XRun, the film previously screened in Atlanta and Los Angeles before coming to San Francisco. “The Deepest Depths of the Burrow” is a first-hand look inside the the lifestyle of a contemporary street artist and features interviews from Shepard Fairey, Smithe, Ron English and a list of established and up-and-coming urban artists.

Nychos and Christian Fischer (Director) answer questions from the crowd, following “The Deepest Depths of the Burrow” Premiere at Castro Theatre.

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The Deepest Depths of the Burrow: Nychos Documentary Coming to Castro Theatre in San Francisco

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RABBIT EYE MOVEMENT and world-renowned graffiti artist Nychos will bring the highly anticipated documentary “The Deepest Depths of the Burrow” to San Francisco’s Castro Theatre on July 1st, 2015. Following a successful world premiere in Vienna, Austria, Nychos and director Christian Fischer begin a tour of the United States. The film, presented by 1xRUN, will show in Atlanta, Los Angeles and San Francisco this summer.

“The Deepest Depths of the Burrow” gives the viewer a first-hand look inside the lifestyle of a contemporary street artist, following Nychos through the experiences that come with traveling the world painting walls, exhibiting in galleries and gaining international acclaim as an artist. Featuring interviews from Shepard Fairey, Smithe, Ron English and a host of other established and up-and-coming urban artists, the documentary is an authentic perspective on the street art phenomenon.

Check out information on the San Francisco premiere and see the trailer for “The Deepest Depths of the Burrow” below.

“The Deepest Depths of the Burrow”
Castro Theatre, San Francisco
July 1, 2015 8:00pm
Purchase Tickets: deepestdepthsoftheburrowsf.brownpapertickets.com
Facebook: facebook.com/events

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Photographer Søren Solkær launches ‘SURFACE’ A Worldwide Exhibition and Portrait Anthology on Street Artists

Danish photographer, Søren Solkær, creates ‘SURFACE’, a portrait anthology focusing on some of the most significant street artists on the contemporary scene, as well as pioneering street artists. Solkær’s ‘SURFACE’ already has six exhibitions announced for 2015, and the internationally renowned photographer will release a 240-page hardcover book featuring portraits of 135 artists.

Solkær has spent the last three years portraying artists all over the world. “I felt that this was the perfect time to portray the people behind one of the most powerful and prevalent art movements of our time. This took me on an incredible journey to roof tops, back alleys, train stations, studios and walls across the world”, said Solkær.

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This expansive collection includes Shepard Fairey, Blek Le Rat, Seen, Ron English, Swoon, Faile, Space Invader and Vhils amongst many others It will be published by Gingko Press and distributed worldwide. The book launches in Australia: February 23, 2015, Europe: March 15, 2015, and USA: April 25, 2015.

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Six exhibitions announced for 2015:

February 23 – March 5: Art Equity, Sydney, Australia

March 10 – March 21: NKN Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

April 25 – May 23: Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles, USA

April 27 – May 12th (Opening party on May 2nd): Allouche Gallery, New York, USA

June 12 – end of July: Øksnehallen (in collaboration with V1 Gallery), Copenhagen, Denmark

August 2015: The Burrard Arts Foundation, Vancouver, Canada

To see more portraits, behind-the-scenes shots and photos from the world tour, follow SURFACE on Instagram @surfaceproject and Facebook.

Just 2 More Days To Go: Last Gasp Books Takes Its Fall Publishing Season to Kickstarter

The legendary San Franciscan publisher of beautiful, strange and rare books needs your help! Be a part of Last Gasp‘s fall publishing season and help launch the next fleet of twisted art books into laps, coffee tables, and bookshelves worldwide.   With less than 48 hours to go, they need our support to realize the following unique books. With Pledges that will secure your own signed copies delivered to your door, seems like a win win situation for us all.

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Check out the cover of the following books by artists such as Camille Rose Garcia, Ron English, Mike Davis, and visit Kickstarter linkhttp://kck.st/1DyoyUv to make your pledge before it’s too late!

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About Last Gasp:

Since 1970, Last Gasp has been an axis of the art and counterculture communities in San Francisco and beyond, publishing both emerging and established artists.

From our early years publishing underground comix to more recent art books, we’ve tried to publish unusual artists whose artwork moves us on a visceral level. In more than four decades we have published books with artists such as Robert Crumb, Mark Ryden,Camille Rose Garcia,Gary Baseman, Robert Williams, Junko Mizuno,Trina Robbins, S. Clay Wilson, Justin Green, Spain Rodriguez, Keiji Nakazawa, Suehiro Maruo, Elizabeth McGrath, Timothy Leary, Todd Schorr, Ron English, Laurie Lipton, Diane DiPrima, and countless others.

In addition to publishing, Last Gasp is a distributor, selling books from small and independent publishers to a network of booksellers worldwide.

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Ron English installations with Project M in Berlin

We’re taking particular interest in Ron English’s latest window installations in Berlin. Organized and curated by Yasha Young for Project M, it is in the same building that RONE recently scaled to put up his largest mural to date.  We are able to take a closer look, thanks to photographer, Henrik Haven:

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Ron English x Made by Monsters Dead Toy Soldiers

This apparently has gotten a bit of a rise from some people who don’t get political commentary. Our old friend, Ron English, teamed up with Made By Monsters for these soldier toys, under the guise that  “not everyone in war gets to come home a hero.” Hypebeast notes that “only 10 sets of sample prototype figures will be released with each costing $100 USD.”

Nuart 2012: Showtime

NUART 2012 : SHOWTIME from NUART on Vimeo.

For over a decade, artists from around the world have descended upon Stavanger, Norway, for the annual street and graffiti festival and summit, Nuart. This year was no different, and Martyn Reed and team have produced another video to finalize the 2012 edition.

Documentation of this years Nuart festival with Aakash Nihalani (US), Dolk (NO), Eine (UK), HowNosm (US), Jordan Seiler (US), Mobstr (UK), Niels Shoe Meulman (NL), Ron English (US), Saber (US), &The Wa (FR).