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"This started with a vision of going beyond making just a mural. I wanted to make an environment where people could forget they were in the middle of the city - even if only for a minute." ~ Logan Hicks
Taglialatella Galleries is honored to announce the official unveiling of Tunnel Vision by Logan Hicks - the largest stenciled mural in the world.
Read the full press release.
In the middle of 2020, during the height of the pandemic in New York City, Logan Hicks was commissioned to creatively re-imagine a massive breezeway at the East River Plaza in Harlem. Nearly a year later, Hicks completes his largest work to date - a 19,000 sq. ft installation entitled “Tunnel Vision”. This work consists of a continuous stenciled mural that wraps the inside the towering breezeway, paired with a custom designed sound installation. The mural is set to be certified by Guinness World Records on July 29th, 2021.
Behold layers of stenciled aerosol transforming gray concrete into lush greenery, climbing up each of the thirty-foot walls and pillars, meeting at the ceiling painted in a vibrant, sky-blue gradient. Looking closely, tucked in the green thicket covering the walls are dozens of stenciled birds that live within New York State, while the four-hour looping soundtrack brings them to life - featuring the calls of every bird indigenous to New York.
OUCH is charmed by the democratic qualities of the pop scene and his ability to deliver a powerful message through symbols of mass culture. The artist interprets vocabulary and iconic subjects to reflect on the nature of human progress and its underlying value.
Thanks to: Mark, Pod, Brooklyn Street Art, r/stencils, r/streetart, r/Graffiti, u/SociopathUA, u/sunkat03, u/LaHulkette, u/HawaiianHelloKitty, u/wlancehung, u/No_Suspect_4544, u/sean_solo01, u/Everything4Everyone, u/TySmity, u/iptrucs, u/_dio_the_world, @walkinggirlnyc, u/mylrob, u/eferka, u/Tegnepinne, u/Tosscraft, u/mrmcteach
Spinning: Dave Brubeck, J. P. Sousa
Banksy (an old classic)
Praxis (just one)
Berlin (protect Kiez!)
UK (Ocean Rebellion)
NOLa (just one)
Charlotte, NC (just one)
Austin, TX (just one)
Seattle, WA (just one)
Thanks: Lynn Ray
Spinning: Herbie Hancock, Dave Brubeck
Eclair (just one)
fnnch (just one)
Luinova (just one)
Hayes Valley (just one)
The Richmond Dist. (just one)
World Trademark Review (LINK)
“This is a case about intention”: Banksy’s trademark troubles continue as EUIPO invalidates four more marks
- The EUIPO Cancellation Division upholds four invalidation applications
- Hits out at artist’s efforts “to circumvent the law” through evidence of use
- Dispute with Full Colour Black has resulted in six cancellations, one case pending
The EUIPO Cancellation Division has declared four of street artist Banksy’s trademarks invalid, hitting out at his efforts “to circumvent the law”. The decisions mean that six Banksy marks have now been invalidated in a series of cases brought by Full Colour Black. The lawyer representing the company has welcomed the latest decisions but adds: “The only concerns are that, to date, Banksy has not paid any costs. One hopes that a winding-up order won’t be necessary.”
Renowned graffiti artist sues NYPD for painting over his street art
By NOAH GOLDBERG
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS (LINK)
JUN 01, 2021 AT 5:11 PM
A well-known graffiti artist is suing the NYPD for painting over his street mural, arguing that the police department’s recent citywide clean-up mission “endangers hundreds of valuable, recognized, and permitted artworks.”
Michael McLeer, 51, who also goes by Michael Kaves, filed his lawsuit as a class action, asking that other street artists join him in his battle against the paint police.
How unsanctioned street art complicates idea of 'ownership' of public space, and the inherent politics of art
Unsanctioned, therefore, uncensored street art makes for a viable platform for social commentary and political critique, giving space and form to public opinion.
May 12, 2021 11:04:17 IST
This is the second part of a series on street art in India, and the issue of its ownership. Read the first part here.
In the month preceding India's fight against the coronavirus pandemic, a 40-foot mural was painted at Shaheen Bagh in Delhi, reflecting the perseverance of the women leading protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) 2019 and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) at the site. It was painted by the Fearless Collective, founded by artist Shilo Shiv Suleman, along with protestors.
Artworks by the anonymous Kochi-based artist, Guess Who, are seen on the walls at Kochi, Bengaluru and Delhi, among other places. His works comprise art with cheeky taglines, criticising the government and media. There’s one of a dog barking from within a television screen, with ‘Barking News’ written above it. The artist often uses humour, which helps disrupt set narratives by presenting new perspectives to the public.