Barcelona photos from the archives of TXMX (Hamburg)
A few from AWSM in Mexico
Photos from May Day march in San Francisco
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Barcelona photos from the archives of TXMX (Hamburg)
Fresh from San Francisco
<<< Black Lives Matter (artist currently unknown)
>NEW< Alex Rupert
Todd Hanson (just one)
In SF (just one)
Protest in SF (just one)
Western Addition (just one)
These uploads will come in several parts. Right now, Part I:
<< MLK by RC, Montgomery, AL
Argentina (thanks Paul)
Columbia (just one)
Morocco (just one; thanks Monica)
>NEW< Siqueiros (MX; 1930s)
>NEW< Murad Subay (Yemen)
Hong Kong (just one)
New York City
Colorado (just one; thanks Mark)
Alabama (just one)
East Bay, CA (just one)
C215 (just one)
We make rainworks to give people a reason to look forward to rainy days! It’s going to rain anyway. Why not do something fun with it?
(Photo GIF: rain.works)
<<< Photo from the 12 Hour campaign, by M. Subay
Subay started drawing in 2001. His second campaign was ” The Walls Remembers Their Faces”. This campaign was launched as a reminder of the forcibly disappeared politicians and people. It lasted for about 7 months and its activity reached the provinces Sana’a, Ibb, Taiz and Hudidah.
The Third and most recent campaign was “12 Hours”. Its main aim was to discuss 12 major issues in the Yemeni society. It lasted for a whole year.
ALIAS | FRAGMENTS
Vernissage & Opening Ceremony
Thursday March 26th. 19:00 - 22:00
The exhibition will be open Wednesdays to Saturdays from 13:00 – 19:00 or by appointment. Guided tours will be held daily at 17:00 and private tours may be organized on request.
In the end it’s all a matter of perception, isn’t it? “Five years“ doesn’t sound as dramatic as “half a decade“, and what is regarded as a well-deserved timeout for some, could be described as sabotaging a career by others. Fact is, Berlin based Alias is finally back after a way too long hiatus of five years with a solo show titled “FRAGMENTS“ at OPEN WALLS Gallery.
Various Works: 2050 Bryant, CELLspace
Know Your Street Art, SF Weekly by Jonathan Curiel
<< Photo: Icy & Sot with HA-HA (CELLspace, SF, CA)
On a wall just inside the building formerly known as CELLspace, an artwork delivers a defiant message: "NOT for Sale!" But the message is a lie — the building, whose exterior walls once featured some of the best street art in San Francisco, was sold and is slated for development. Last summer, two volunteers — artist Russell Howze and art editor Annice Jacoby — took down much of the outside art and put it in storage for temporary safekeeping. What's left on the walls are stickers, tagging, and remnants of art — including faces of Native American men, a monkey with a sign imagining a battle between two well-known street artists ("Hektad vs. Banksy"), and an impressive work by muralist Joel Bergner. Even in its current state, 2050 Bryant's art potpourri inspires passers-by to take photographs for posterity.
But what about the art that was taken down? Howze, whose own CELLspace work is among the preserved art, and Jacoby are trying to find a patron who will buy the works and display them again. The art includes Bergner's De Frontera a Frontera, a lyrical, red-splashed work about haves and have-nots in the Dominican Republic, and Icy and Sot's collaboration with Regan "Ha Ha" Tamanui, Super Hero with Portraits, which has a caped boy standing alongside a gallery of orange-tinged smiling faces.
S.F. cops say they caught prolific tagger 'Cryst’ admiring his own work
By Kurtis Alexander
Published 6:24 pm, Friday, March 13, 2015
An 18-year-old San Francisco man was arrested Thursday for allegedly painting his “Cryst” signature in many parts of the city.
One of San Francisco’s most prolific graffiti vandals was arrested Thursday while taking admiring photos of his work in Dolores Park, authorities said.
For months, police have been trying to track down the tagger, now alleged to be San Francisco resident xxxx, 18, who has painted his hallmark “Cryst” signature and other etchings from the Mission District to Treasure Island.
“This guy has tagged businesses, people’s homes, public property, Muni stuff, a lot of city property,” said police Capt. Dan Perea. “There are thousands and thousands of dollars worth of damage done by this one person … We’re very happy that we grabbed this guy.”
Police caught up with xxxx after someone phoned police to report tagging along upper Market Street at about 11 a.m Thursday, Perea said. Officers didn’t find anyone matching the suspect’s description, so they went to nearby areas that had been hit with graffiti recently.
Near the tennis courts at Dolores Park, where vandalism has occurred at a city-run improvement project, officers spotted xxxx taking pictures of a wall with his cell phone, Perea said. He was positively identified by the caller on Market Street as being the same person tagging earlier, according to Perea.
Police detained xxxxx and found that a bag he was carrying was filled with “multiple containers of different kinds of paint,” Perea said. Authorities say their follow-up investigation linked xxxx to several other taggings.
Thanks to: Josiah, Josh, Brooklyn Street Art, Antonio.
Tunes by: the great late, Daevid Allen, compliments of Radio Gnome from the Planet Gong.
>NEW< Czarnobyl (DE)
Bundling up a slew of street art cliches “Best of the Worst” sees the poor man’s Banksy ditching gallery assistance and exhibiting all new work in an abandoned bank on the Lower East Side. Similar to his 2014 abandoned building takeover entitled “Surplus Candy,” the space will be completely transformed with unique installations and a large number of hand-painted pieces on reclaimed Brooklyn wood. In addition to a new series of Hanksy originals, “Best of the Worst” will house a notable group show cashing in on local and national urban artists (featuring over 20 up-in-coming blue chip art stars of tomorrow). All work will live alongside your favorite 90’s arcade games and TMNT/Foot Clan inspired skate ramps since, we all know, no one actually goes to art openings for the art.