Artist News

18 June : Fresque Monumentale by Jef Aerosol (Paris)

Submitted by russell on Wed, 06/15/2011 - 14:02

REALISATION D'UNE FRESQUE MONUMENTALE  DE 350 m2 du 11 au 18 juin 2011
PARIS 4e - Place Stravinsky

La proposition de l'artiste, soutenue activement par Madame Dominique Bertinotti, Maire du 4ème arrondissement, est une douce injonction à la quiétude, au respect, à la réduction du bruit au cœur de la ville.

Pour Jef AEROSOL cette œuvre , véritable prouesse technique réalisée avec la collaboration et le mécénat de DOUBLET, suggère le mystère, un appel au silence, une proposition de calme, de pause urbaine, de sérénité, dune certaine « zénitude ».

C'est aussi un questionnement sur le stress, le bouillonnement parisien, la qualité de la vie en milieu urbain, etc.
Il s'agit d'aider les passants à écouter la ville, la mélodie urbaine, le rythme et les pulsations que livre le cœur de la…

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Jeremy Novy - Queer Street Art

Submitted by russell on Wed, 06/15/2011 - 13:55

A Movement Defaced: Queer Street Art Fights for Legitimacy
By Jonathan Curiel
published: June 15, 2011
Jonathan Curiel on A Movement Defaced: Queer Street Art Fights for Legitmacy

Cover photo by Michael Cuffe/Warholian.

Inside his art studio in San Francisco's Bayview District, Jeremy Novy surrounds himself with the stencilwork that has burnished his reputation as a street artist of note. Of course, the koi are there. Even people who don't know his name know his aquatic vertebrates — colorful creatures that can be found on sidewalks across San Francisco, most prominently at Market and Laguna streets, where scores of the fish swirl outside the Orbit Room. In Novy's studio, though, the animals are crowded out by representations of people. Men,…

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20 March: Blek in SF

Submitted by russell on Fri, 03/18/2011 - 17:48
Blek le Rat, Free University Art School Event

Sunday, March 20, 2011 – 2PM to 4PM

998 Valencia Street (at 21st Street)

San Francisco, CA

Course Description:

The Free University Art School is very fortunate, and proud to present the very prolific street artist Blek le Rat on his journey around the world. He stops here with us for an extensive two hour presentation, sharing his masterful stencil art with the people of The Free University of San Francisco. Blek will tell his story, share his insurgent spirit, show his work and may even create some stencil art live in person.

Come early / limited room!


Blek le Rat was born in Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris in 1951. He is considered by most in the graffiti world to be the godfather of stencil graffiti art. He studied painting and…
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[u]: Link for ghalamDAR (IR)

Submitted by russell on Mon, 03/14/2011 - 14:26

Stencil Arhcive has updated the link for Iranian artist ghalamDAR.

go here to see and read more:

Banksy Begins Oscars Media Blitz In LA

Submitted by russell on Tue, 02/15/2011 - 22:59

Someone randomly told me today that Banksy was up again in San Francisco. Huh? In the wind and rain? This explains the confusion....

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Maintaining the Balance: Purchase a Print, Another One (Stencil) Goes Up on the Streets

Submitted by russell on Tue, 02/15/2011 - 16:14

Maintaining The Balance from Dave the Chimp



To balance the output of street pieces and products for sale

To remain authentic while being commercially viable


Maintaining The Balance - Project 3

Customers are invited to purchase a print which funds an identical street piece.

The artist produces two identical prints. One is sent to the customer, the other is pasted in the street.

The print includes the customers name. The customer becomes both a patron of art for the community and an accomplice in an act of “vandalism”. 

The artist and customer both share the “fame” aquired with “getting their name up”, and the risk involved with the act of doing so.


Print specifications

Maintaining The Balance - Project 3

Two colour…

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Buy "The Identity of Banksy" on ebay [u]

Submitted by russell on Mon, 01/17/2011 - 22:56

could it be a hoax??

current bid: $999,999

ENDS: Jan 19, 201107:22:22 PST

If you win this auction I will mail you a piece of paper revealing the true identity of "Banksy".

I have uncovered his identity by matching up the prices of his sold pieces to corresponding tax records. I will reveal no more details.
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HA-HA (AU) Exhibit Updates

Submitted by russell on Mon, 09/27/2010 - 15:33

Hi folks just a quick up date in regard to events & happenings

Opening 29th September 6pm
features : Banksy, Blek le rat, swoon, haha, vexta, anthony lister, rone plus more

also if your into comic's, I have a comic in the 'TINY PEEKS', silent army comic book launch opening on thursday 30th 6-8pm
Suite 18, upstairs Paramount Arcade
108 Bourke street

SWEAT STREETS art festival (formally the melbourne stencil festival)
opening night is friday 8th of october, 6pm @ 1000pound bend
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2 Oct :: Nuit Blanche (Tor, CA)

Submitted by russell on Fri, 09/24/2010 - 11:59

Bicycle Nuit Blanche - Janet Bike Girl Open Studio, Saturday October 2 2010

If you're in Toronto Oct. 2, make sure to visit two Stencil Nation alums at Nuit Blanche:

Bicycle Nuit Blanche !
Janet Bike Girl will open her studios to the public !
Studio S-26 and S-27, basement of 401 Richmond St West, follow the bicycle stencils

and Martin's "Man With a Yellow Typewriter" bike-themed event:

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Janet "Bike Girl" in new book

Submitted by russell on Fri, 09/24/2010 - 11:47

Janet just sent us an email telling us about a sticker book she's got work in. Found this video online promoting "Stuck-Up Piece of Crap" (WARNING: vid is like a strobe light) Not sure if I saw a sticker from Janet in the flashing images!

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