Artist News

Stencil Book: Los Piratoz's "Yes, we ARRRRR" (DE)

Submitted by russell on Thu, 09/02/2010 - 23:09 (in German)

the brand new Book about the notorious stencil Artists "los Piratoz"(Hamburg, DE)

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Visit SOULE at Bumbershoot (Sep 4-6, Seattle, WA)

Submitted by russell on Wed, 09/01/2010 - 13:40

Celebrate 40 years of great Music and Art at Bumbershoot!

Be sure to come visit me (Booth #18) in the Indie Market!!!

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Hey Juxtapoz, PaperMonster, et al, want a stencil issue!

Submitted by russell on Wed, 07/14/2010 - 12:51

PaperMonster, an artist featured in my book "Stencil Nation," loves stencils. I didn't know him or his work until he saw my call for art submissions all over the place. I think he answered all of my interview questions, sent a pile of great photos, and was even one of the few teachers who sent stencil workshop photos and text. His work, along with a few other artists who submitted great photos, was featured throughout the book, though he was not a featured artist. Why? Because he is a typical stencil artist: obsessed with cut paper and spray paint. In love with the tools as well as the final output. For that, we are brothers in negative space. Also, PaperMoster is a super nice guy, which stencil artists tend to be. That's one reason why I put "community" in my subtitle. We try hard to be nice to each other.

While traveling the past few days, I saw that PaperMonster started a campaign to get…

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Urban Soule Summer Update

Submitted by russell on Wed, 06/16/2010 - 23:58
Dear Friends,
Summer is finally here and there is much to do in outdoor activities... this email focuses on the Open Air Festivals I will be participating in! Please do stop by,say hello and enjoy the outdoors with some crisp lemonade and new art work!


June Happenings!

room 218 hostel [ ]

The room I painted at the Hostel


+City Hostel Seattle

2327 2nd Avenue

Seattle, WA 98121

Featuring mini stencils painted on wood blocks for $20.- ea!

Artist Reception June 17th 6-9pm

(if you can't make it to the reception,don't fret! It will be up until mid-July)

20th Annual Shoreline Arts Festival
June 26th and 27th
18560 1st Ave NE
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Banksy's Identity Revealed

Submitted by russell on Wed, 06/16/2010 - 22:14
Read all about it here.

More Banksy Work in San Francisco

Submitted by russell on Sat, 04/24/2010 - 08:11

Taking a break from biking around the city to snap flicks of Banksy's fresh work. Got rooftop access to photograph the piece on Valencia St. Was tipped off about the fresh one on Sycamore @ Mission (on the Cafe Prague wall). Uploading these before heading to SoMa to check out the large rat.



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[u] Banksy up in San Francisco

Submitted by russell on Fri, 04/23/2010 - 09:34

Howard @ 9th St., SoMa, SF (photo: Dennis Yang)

Commercial @ Grant, Chinatown, SF (comes with a poorly written Chinese sign that translates to "Please don't erase this graffiti. Police are investigating this case. You can erase by the end of next weekend of April.") Photo:

Valencia between 19th and 20th Streets. Above Amnesia bar. Photo:

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R.I.P. Pixnit (Boston)

Submitted by russell on Tue, 04/20/2010 - 12:16

[This was emailed to me via Pixnit's email address, making me think that the "concept" of Pixnit is now dead. Hope it isn't the artist!]

PIXNIT, 35; Notorious Boston Artist

PIXNIT, the controversial Boston based artist as famous for her anonymity as for her street art, is missing and presumed dead.  Her breakthrough came in 2007 when the Boston Globe ran a profile about her provocative artwork.  Her painting style, combining graffiti with a distinctive stenciling technique, was guerilla art designed to simultaneously beautify and to critique the uses and misuses of the urban environment.

PIXNIT was last seen April 2nd when filmed by a CCTV camera near Pont Alexandre in Paris, France.  It is believed that she was on her way to meet other Parkour enthusiasts for a practice session.

“Parkour is the physical discipline of training to overcome any obstacle within one's path by adapting one's movements to the urban…

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Chris Stain Update: Apr 2010

Submitted by russell on Sat, 04/03/2010 - 08:11

Upcoming projects...

"Everything is Beautiful" by Chris Stain


April showers bring me to LA and the Scion gallery courtesy of Mr. Roger Gastman.

He's curating a show called "Rooms" April 24 - May 15, 2010

I plan on doing a relief type installation out of cardboard with my pal Billy Mode lending a helping hand. We will be working with several images; Among them will be this truck I just cut and an older painting entitled "Everything is Beautiful."

Bill is going to paint a "Danger" piece on the truck in memory of our long lost comrade VOKE with hope that somehow we can meet up again somewhere.


I'm going down to Baltimore with Mr. Leon Reid of Darius and Downey fame to do an install for "Urban Appalachia,…

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BANKSY Anti-Doc In USA April 16

Submitted by russell on Wed, 03/31/2010 - 08:47
Word is out online that Banksy's "Exit Through the Gift Shop" anti-doc will have a limited USA release April 16. It'll open in NYC, San Francisco, and Los Angeles first and then go to other cities after that weekend. Chicago, Boston and Phildelphia should get the film on April 23. LA Times talks a bit about the movie's DIY distribution, which completely goes against film industry norms here in the USA (but has been done many times over by activist-leaning pics). Read more