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Banksy's Upper Haight Rat Back in SF

Haight Street Rat: By Banksy. On display in the window facing Montgomery Street. 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Jan. 21-July 11. 836m, 836 Montgomery St., S.F. Free. www.836m.org.

Banksy’s 'Haight Street Rat’ graffiti holes up in an S.F. gallery
By Rachel Howard (original)
Updated 1:59 pm, Monday, January 19, 2015

A graffiti work by the stealth artist Banksy is back in its original street habitat — sort of.

Through July 11, the image known as “Haight Street Rat,” spray-painted on the side of a bed-and-breakfast in 2010 when Banksy was in San Francisco for the release of his documentary, “Exit Through the Gift Shop,” will be viewable to anyone who passes down the 800 block of Montgomery Street, though the 12-foot-tall work will be protected behind the glass facade of 836M, a nonprofit gallery near the Transamerica Pyramid.

The stenciled rat, which wears a Che Guevara-style cap and clutches a Magic Marker, no longer appears accompanied by the work’s original text, “THIS IS WHERE I DRAW THE LINE.” But “to me, this is as close as you can get to the intention that Banksy had, given the fact that the piece was salvaged and restored,” said Sebastien Lepinard, founder of the investment firm Next World Group and co-founder of 836M with his wife, Julie.

The Lepinards became interested in displaying the work after reading a Chronicle report on the efforts of Brian Greif, former general manager of the defunct KRON-TV, who in 2010 persuaded the owner of the vandalized Red Victorian Bed and Breakfast to let him remove 10 redwood siding planks on which the rat was painted. Greif took the painting to art-restoration specialists, who mounted the slats on corrugated aluminum. He raised $10,000 to offset costs through a Kickstarter campaign, promising never to sell the work, even though other Banksy creations have sold at auction for more than $1 million. Greif then tried to donate “Haight Street Rat” to various museums, but without a letter of authentication from the artist, the institutions said they would not accept the work.

21 Nov: Above's Remix (Detroit)

1xRUN & Inner State Gallery Present Remix by Above
An Entirely New Body Of Work From The Prolific International Street Artist
Click here to preview the exhibition catalog

Above on the Stencil Archive

This exhibition is free and open to the public. The welcoming artist reception will begin Friday November 21st at 7pm and will end at 10pm.  The exhibition will be on view in its entirety from November 21st - December 26th 2014

** After spending 2 months immersed in Detroit culture Above was inspired to create a special screen print that we are giving away to the first 20 people that attend the exhibition.   


Opening to the public Friday, November 21st from 7-10pm, Inner State Gallery is proud to welcome London-based street artist Above. Created over a 2 month residency at Inner State Gallery’s expansive studio in Detroit, Remix is an entirely new body of work from the internationally recognized public art advocate.

The exhibition introduces a brand new body of work highlighting Above’s iconic arrow that has appeared prominently in a massive public art campaign spanning 15+ year, 100+ cities and 60+ different countries across the globe. Attacking the exhibition like a deejay produces a live set, Above has meticulously dissected and reassembled his latest collection of arrow and targets by creating multiple color palettes and weaving them together to create new seamless works.

23 Oct. :: #CODEFC 25 year celebration

#CODEFC  BOOK LAUNCH - RETROSPECTIVE SHOW

Graffik Gallery presents  #CODEFC book launch celebrating 25 years of graffiti including lettering, sketches, super 8, stencils and stickers and retrospective show including old and recent studio artworks

Thursday 23 October 2014   6:30 pm
284 Portobello  road W10 5TE London

 

13 Sept: C215 Nina je t'aime (SF, CA)

C215 (see his Stenicil Archive here)
Nina je t'aime

September 13 - October 4, 2014
White Walls is pleased to present the new work of Parisian stencil artist, C215, in his third solo exhibition with the gallery titled Nina je t’aime.

"C215's art captures a light, depth, and humanity that is difficult, and rare using stencils, his chosen medium. Stencils tend to flatten images and make them static, but C215 has developed a style of illustrating and stenciling that yields an impressionistic illumination of his subject's character." 

Logan Hicks in Public Provocations 2014 (DE)

Logan Hicks (Go here for his Stencil Archive)

Logan Hicks ist ein Schablonenkünsteler aus New York, dessen Arbeit die Dynamik der urbanen Umgebung erforscht. Ursprünglich ein gelernter Siebdrucker, wurde die Arbeit Logans mit seinen von Hand gesprayten Stencilwerken rasch berühmt, aufgrund seiner Fähigkeit den manchmal mondänen Lebenszyklus des Stadtlebens auf eine tief bewegende und doch rafinierte Art und Weise einzufangen.

14 June: Public Provocations (DE)

http://www.colab-gallery.com/

Colab Gallery presents the sixth edition of PUBLIC PROVOCATIONS. It combines various styles, disciplines and techniques of Urban Art.

PUBLIC PROVOCATIONS is opening on Saturday, June 14th at 8 pm and we are looking forward to seeing you there!

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Zur Ausstellungseröffnung am Samstag, den 14. Juni 2014 ab 20.00 Uhr, laden wir Sie herzlich ein.

Artists:
LOGAN HICKS (US) • SOBEKCIS (SRB)
DOME (DE) • SEBAS VELASCO (E)
LAURENCE VALLIERES (CAN) • SNIK (UK)
1010 (DE) • ROMAN KLONEK (DE) • EGS (FIN)

Schusterinsel 9
79576 Weil am Rhein - Friedlingen
Deutschland

14 June - Stephane Moscato STF

STÉPHANE MOSCATO STF
SOLO SHOW "TERRAIN DE JEU" 14 JUNE - 5 JULY 2014

Opening 14 June from 5 to 8pm
Galerie Openspace-Paris
56, rue Alexandre Dumas, Paris, France
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00 33 9 80 66 63 94
contact@openspace-paris.fr


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Born in 1973, the Mar- seille-based artist Stéphane Moscato draw his inspiration on punk-rock culture, and proposes a subtle and ba- lanced work between a very graphic and contemporary visual result and a social and polical use of mythology and symbols from history of art.


Wheras collage and stencil techniques are considered as old-fashion by art critics, Stéphane Moscato takes the op- posite view in approaching in an original way the notion of original artwork and reproductibility. He realizes unique and polysemous artworks (never reproduced) which enable him to follow the meaning that can be drawn from theses pieces of street.


The exhibition Terrain de jeu, the first show at Openspa- ce gallery will present a selection of brand new pieces on canvas, book covers, paper and posters. Through the subject of introspection and self-knowledge, the artist reviews the emotions we feel as part of social interactions.

13 June: New York to Tehran

NYC TO TEHRAN (curated by Icy and Sot)

جمعه، ۲۳ خرداد ۱۳۹۳
ساعت ۴ تا ۸ بعد از ظهر
خیابان وزرا ، کوچه چهارم، شماره 11، گالری سیحون

June 13th-25th

Seyhoun Art gallery
NO. 11 4th Street, Vozara Avenue Tehran, Iran
Opening Party: Friday June 13th, 4-8 pm

Tue - Thu: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Gallery is closed on mondays

Exhibiting Artists:
ALICE MIZRACHI . BAMN . CHRIS STAIN . RUBIN . HELLBENT . VEXTA . ELLE . COL WALLNUTS . SONNI . JOE IURATO . LOGAN HICKS . BISHOP203 . CERN TONYDEPEW. COPE2. ENZO AND NIO. ENX. KET. EZO. ASVP . SOFIA. ICY AND SOT . QRST . PHETUS . CAKE . RUSSELL KING . ROYCE BANNON. CONTEMPORARY ADULT MUSIC . CRUZ . ELSOL25 . NDA . LNY . GILF . SEE ONE . BUTTSUP

Press Release:
From June 13th-15th, two concurring street art shows will take place exhibiting the works of 35 NYC based artists in Tehran, Iran, and 10 Iranian artists in Brooklyn, NYC. This cultural exchange initiated by Iranian exile artists, Icy and Sot is a first of its kind as there have only been a handful of street art shows in Iran, even less exhibiting foreign artists.

The fact that there have been no diplomatic relations between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the USA for close to 35 years now have restricted all the artists to obtain visas and attend the shows they are exhibiting in. Adding to its complexity, all music, film, literature, and art in Iran are subjected to very strict censorship. Additionally there are many other anti-Western cultural laws including the banning alcohol.

However, with these restrictions, the youth of Iran, who make up more than half of the country’s population, have began to fight back and seen a rise of artist underground scenes within the various mediums. Nevertheless, to this day there is little to no street art in Iran outside the propaganda murals commissioned by the Islamic regime itself.

Icy and Sot who left Iran two years ago have now taken shelter in the dynamic and exploding NYC street art scene. To help bridge the gap of their old and new homes, they are curating the NYC TO TEHRAN & TEHRAN TO NYC shows with their friends. Opening parties for both cities will take place simultaneously on June 13th, with the time difference in mind.

TEHRAN TO NYC:
June 13th-16th
TBA Brooklyn Gallery
58 South 6th Street
Brooklyn, NYC
Opening Party: Friday June 13th, 6- 11 PM w/DJ set from Rahill (Habibi)

Exhibiting Artists:
ILL . MAD . FRZ . CK1 . NAFIR . PST . CAVE2 . JASON . HOSHVAR . SHAHRIYAR BOURAND

12-29 June: E.L.K. - Charlie Foxtrot (Melbourne)

http://www.metrogallery.com.au/exhibitions/exhibition/88/

Opening Night:
Jun 12 at 6:30pm to Jun 13 at 8:30am in UTC+10

1214 High Street, Armadale, Melbourne

Come and join me for a drink at Metro gallery on Thursday the 12th of June to open my latest exhibition, the work is based on images from my trip to the middle east last year. The show is going to be opened by my good mate Fr Bob Maguire. Feel free to extend this invitation to any one who might be interested in coming along.

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