Artist News

Banksy Painting Up NYC for Month of Oct.

Attn. New Yorkers, drop everything and run - RUN - to Banksy's twitter feed (or possibly other street art Tweets) to see where he strikes next. Do it NOW... before it gets stolen, tagged over, or buffed. Quit your job if you have to.

Or... shrug.

Banksy presents:

Better Out than In

An Artists Residency on the Streets of New York

[hmm.... why did he drop the apostrophe and make artist plural? - Ed.]

http://www.banksyny.com/home/index

[I highly recommend checking out the phone messages.... LOL - Ed.]

City of Tiny Lights - evol's Buildings

A nice blog post with photos of evol's small apartment building stencils (basically windows and balconies on block-shaped objects). Xsacto sent this link over...

http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/evol-buildings

"Berlin-based street artist Evol playfully transforms city blocks, power boxes, walls, and any other public architecture he comes across into micro cities as part of his ongoing Buildings series......"

Logan Hicks "Lights Out" to Benefit Hurricane Sandy victims

"Lights Out" Benefit photograph from Logan Hicks for Hurricane Sandy victims

Hurricane Sandy has destroyed entire towns and families in the tri-state New York area. While my own family and belongings escaped any real damage, many were not as fortunate. As we came through the hurricane, I thought 'that wasn't so bad' - and in my neighborhood, it wasn't. Then the news channels started to parade the misery of communities like Staten Island and Breezy Point across the screen. They were decimated. Entire houses washed away, lives lost, and cherished possessions destroyed.

Amy Rice's Playing with Stencils book: order now!

Long time Stencil Archive friend and participant Amy Rice (see her Archive here) has a new book coming out. When I looked through my book "Stencil Nation" with people, Amy's unique stencil style would always stand out from the other sections. She also holds the honor of being my mom's favorite stencil artist!

http://www.qbookshop.com/products/210258/9781592538294/Playing-with-Sten...

29 Aug: 10am Mural Premiere (SF, CA)

Please join me (Russell) and Chris Benfield at our new mural tomorrow morning from around 10am until noon. The indoor mural is located at 1150 Ocean Ave. (at Lee Ave.). You can take public transportation to get there: MUNI: 43, 49, KT ... BART: Balboa Park Station (walk up hill towards Phelan)

The 1,800 square foot mural includes around 100 hand cut stencils, and depicts a pre-European San Francisco peninsula full of animals, plants and insects. Beginning with an eastern scene over the San Francisco Bay, the mural stretches down the corridor, passing Twin Peaks, Lake Merced, oak groves, and the Sand Dunes and wildflowers of the mural's location, and into the Pacific.

Chris and Russell will have sprayed stencils on bristol paper for sale at tomorrow morning's premiere. All proceeds will go to the Center for Biological Diversity, an organization that tirelessly protects endangered plants and animals in the USA.

There will also be an evening premiere at the mural, held in early September.

CRASS: Existencil Press Update

PUBLICATIONS

Anyway, at last CRASS ART AND OTHER PRE POSTMODERNIST MONSTERS by GEE VAUCHER has been published and is now available. Calverts have done another great printing job, though it’s pretty weighty to post, (but then it’s not a lightweight book), but we hope you think it is worth ordering.

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FUTURE PROJECTS

There are quite a few new books in the pipeline that we hope to have published by the end of the year.

First we are aiming to have a new book by autumn from

PENNY RIMBAUD - 3rd STREET BLOCKADE - Miles in the Corridor

A poem of wide, wise and confronting beauty inspired by a recent visit to NYC.

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