Web Finds for December 09, 2010

(via World War Won)

Is it Friday?

Can’t shake this hangover lowbrow bug just yet.

Lots of great graffiti/street art links have come my way this week and I would like to share them with you.

I will diversify my subject matter soon, promise!

George Morton Clark

George grew up in south London. He de-constructs the world around him in a non-conformist way to produce art that shows the necessary truths of our society.  He is heavily influenced by the experiences of his travels, which he uses to develop an abstract and objective view of his surroundings. It is often this ‘distance’ that becomes the subject and inspiration for many of his pieces.

“Society has evolved a paranoid state of mind because of our ever-tightening freedoms. I see the world as a colliding of consciousness, made violent by its increasing extremes. We are becoming more suffocated in our day to day lives by marketing, religious views and bureaucracy. I use my work to explore the effects of these pressures on each other and ourselves.”

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Prada in the Desert

“Texas, as big as it is, does not have a Prada store. It does have Neiman Marcus, which carries plenty of Prada merchandise, but the state cannot boast a free-standing store dedicated to Miuccia Prada’s expensive shoes and oddly shaped bags. But come Saturday it will look as if a tornado had picked up a Prada store and dropped it on a desolate strip of U.S. 90 in West Texas. That is where Prada Marfa, a permanent sculpture by the Berlin artists Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset will be installed. ”

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Murals in Boston

Pretty comprehensive slideshow of murals in and around Boston.  Explore your city!

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Interview with Tatiana Suarez

Tatiana Suarez, an extremely upbeat Brooklyn-based Miami native, creates with her paintbrushes magical evocations of absolute beauty. Her paintings call out to the viewer in a melody of exotic eroticism, heritage, and artistic spectacle combining into a chorus which is undeniably astounding.”

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Graffiti Gone Global at Art Basel Miami 2010

“Graffiti Gone Global (GGG) 2010 launches its fourth consecutive year with an exhibition of street and graffiti art running parallel to Art Basel Miami Beach.

Entitled Fresh Produce, the exhibition presents a selection of international artists whose work blurs the line between the street and the gallery, and whose practice has excelled beyond the typical notion of ‘graffiti.’”

Loving the presence of graffiti at Art Basel Miami. Shake it up!

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World War Won

Cheeky street art blog that I enjoyed digging through this week.

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Dead Space

“A hundred feet below the bustling streets of Paris, below the sewer system, below the metro lines, lies a deep dark labyrinth of more than 69 km’s of abandoned tunnels; the Catacombs. DEAD SPACE documents veteran Parisian graffiti writer Psyckoze and his experience in the Catacombs of Paris over the last 22 years. The film is a portrait of Psyckoze through this abandoned urban landscape and a portrait of the space through the artist.


DEAD SPACE is filmmakers Marielle “Lela” Quesney and Turf One´s latest effort, documenting veteran Parisian graffiti writer PSYCKOZE and his experience in the Catacombs over the last 22 years. The Catacombs are 69 km´s of abandoned tunnels, 100 feet below the city of Paris. The film is a portrait of Psyckoze through this abandoned urban landscape and a portrait of the space through the artist “

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Wooster Collective


 

(Penny and Daniel Lumbini)

An oldie, but a goodie.  I can’t in good faith make a web finds post about street art without mentioning WC.

woo·ster (noun)
A street in the Soho section of New York City

col·lec·tive (noun)
Of, relating to, characteristic of, or made by a number of people acting as a group: a collective decision.

The Wooster Collective was founded in 2001. This site is dedicated to showcasing and celebrating ephemeral art placed on streets in cities around the world.

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LOCAL HAPPENING: “Small Works” Group Art Show

When: Tonight! December 09, 2010 7:00pm

Where: Lorem Ipsum Books/1299 Cambridge Street/Cambridge, MA

How: Official Website

What/Why: A group art show featuring small affordable (THINK GIFTS!) work by almost 30 different artists from the Boston area and beyond. The night of the reception (sponsored by Pretty Things Beer BTW) also happens to be “Shop Inman by Moonlight” meaning all the local businesses will be open til midnight and there will be plenty of folks out and about. The reception starts at 7pm and will go until midnight or everyone gets bored/tired. So stop by for drinks, snacks and exquisite corpse making!


Featuring work by: Alison Torrice, Amanda Clarke, Ariele Hertzoff, Ashley Corbin-Teich, Autumn Ahn, Bea Camacho, Ben Bois, Brian Hart, Caity Kennedy, Cathy Sherwood, Catie-ray Sway, Corey Oberlander, Erica Femino, Erica Wells, Gerard Patawaran, Hamidah McCorkle, Ian Densford, Ilyn Wong, James Neville, Jennifer Lewis, Johanna Pabst, Jojo Lazar, Madeleine Lord, Mary Hart, Michelle Kim, Mike Dacey,Ryan Conley, Sara Greenwalt, Sarah Kim, Scott Murry, Stephanie Goode, Tom Hart, Walter Sickert, William Imbrogna, Zoard Tyeklar

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