Something was made well here. Not that you see a Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse on the streets that often, but if we were pulling Andrew Bogut money, we would be driving this to the grocery store tonight. It will only set you back 1.75 million to 1.91 million Euros.
Portuguese artist, Vhils, who is fast becoming one of the best public artist we see doing his time on the streets, has an exhibition through Magda Gallery in Shanghai on March 31, has been doing his chip-carving portraits throughout the Chinese metropolis. We like this piece in particular.
We don’t know much about the Greek situation this week, but we do know the past 24 months and the economic crisis that has led to an almost failure of the state has made the streets of Athens rather conflicted. We Waste Time is on point with this tribute, and we second it.
The legendary FAB 5 Freddy will be opening a new show, New York: New Work at Gallery 151 in NYC on June 8th. We saw Freddy’s work at MOCA’s “Art In the Streets” last month, and you just have to love the hip-hop, graffiti, and cultural ambassador that he is.
Just some kids having fun, getting a museum to play in, and a major retrospective examination to be a part of. We thought this wall that the Drugs crew got to tackle was one of the best parts of “Art In the Streets.” Not everyday you see some real graffiti in a museum. Oh wait, you never see real graffiti in a museum. We thought the show was just gong to be street artish, but graff was really nicely recognized. And next to Teen Witch, good SF vibes all around.
We were lucky enough to attend last Thursday night’s opening party for ‘Art in the Streets’ at Geffen Contemporary at MoCA in downtown L.A. We didn’t always remember to snap photos because there was a lot to see but this is what we captured:
This is all you need to know: “Written by Leonhard Emmerling, Basquiat Basquiat Book is forthcoming from Taschen’s 25 series. “From the streets of New York to the walls of its most prominent galleries, young graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) was catapulted to international fame in his early 20s and died of a drug-overdose at 27. The subject of a feature film by fellow artist Julian Schnabel, Basquiat is one of the most admired artists to emerge from the 1980s art boom. This book explores his short but prolific career.” Drops March 15, 2011.
The song is kind of garbage, but there isn’t anyone who makes music or who has lyrical styles like Mike Skinner of The Streets. We are going to hold out that the full album will be massive and great, although The Streets’ last two LPs have had great moments and rubbish moments. Oh well, his first two are gold standard 10/10.
The new album, Computers and Blues, is out in February 2011. Hopefully this cat from the Music is only on this track.
This was Mike Skinner at his storytelling, scene-creating best, at the heart of his epic A Grand Don’t Come For Free, with “Blinded By the Lights.” His vocals seem to dissolve into the drug haze as the track goes on, makes the beat follow his double-pill ingestion, and it just floats off into the next track. A solid song.
Lord of the streets SABER ONE releases PEPPER’S WORLD (pepper is the unofficial mayor of skid row L.A.) *Size 29.5″ x 38.5″ (78cm x 98cm) *68 Regular Edition, *18 Hand-Painted Separations, 28 Colors, 4 Split-Fountains (1 of which is 6 colors), 1 Reductive Stencil and a Gloss spot-varnish. *Each print is hand-titled “Pepper’s World” and signed by Saber.