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The Story Behind Banksy

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“When Time magazine selected the British artist Banksy—graffiti master, painter, activist, filmmaker and all-purpose provocateur—for its list of the world’s 100 most influential people in 2010, he found himself in the company of Barack Obama, Steve Jobs and Lady Gaga. He supplied a picture of himself with a paper bag (recyclable, naturally) over his head.

Most of his fans don’t really want to know who he is (and have loudly protested Fleet Street attempts to unmask him). But they do want to follow his upward tra­jectory from the outlaw spraying—or, as the argot has it, “bombing”—walls in Bristol, England, during the 1990s to the artist whose work commands hundreds of thousands of dollars in the auction houses of Britain and America. Today, he has bombed cities from Vienna to San Francisco, Barcelona to Paris and Detroit.

And he has moved from graffiti on gritty urban walls to paint on canvas, conceptual sculpture and even film, with the guileful documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop, which was nominated for an Academy Award.”

.. click the photo or post title to read more.. it’s a good read ;)

Posted 1582 days ago in Visual

Средний Урал

Pipe Plant graffiti transformation.. Архитектурно-дизайнерскую концепцию реконструкции фасадов и фирменный стиль ЭСПК “Железный Озон 32″…

Pipe Plant from Sasha Aleksandrov.

Posted 2019 days ago in Visual

Equinox: New World Language on Saturday

Stop by the new Cult Status Gallery this Saturday | 8pm – Midnight

Art groups, (or individual artists),1 giant room. Complete a 1,500 sq ft. installation. Alluding to the rhythms of MC Escher’s tessellations, the modern street-art themed mix-up, and, yes, probably vampires; using the burgeoning art scene in Minneapolis as a platform for a new world language. . . Silent auction. Music provided by Butcher’s Bag. It Will Rock.

Posted 2627 days ago in Visual

gods & monsters on saturday

Heading over to the 33 gallery this Saturday to check out another MPLS Deth Crew event.. there’s a theme to this one – favorite horror films (monsters) and some of the genre’s greats, including Bela Lugosi, Vincent Price, and Alfred Hitchcock (gods)..

Where: 33 Design Gallery
When : Saturday 12/12 @ 7:00pm
Plus: To Kill a Petty Bourgeoisie is playing :)

* the 33 gallery is in a weird spot but it’s well worth finding (map) as these MDC events are always a good time

Artists
Zack Kinsey | Deuce 7 | Alex Kuno | Matt Kolling | Miss Kitty | Chris Krapohl | Nate Vincent Szklarski | Rudy Fig | Erika Lommen | Maggie DeWitt | Jen Wenmark | Nicolas Caesar | Matthew Jenkins | Cassandra Schorn | Erin Sayer | Charlie Mendez

Posted 2728 days ago in Audio, Visual

OX-OP Art/Music/Film Festival 09

The following is taken directly from the SooVac website. Yeah this is long – but it sounded so damn interesting that the entire thing had to be included (schedule @ the bottom):

On October 22nd through 25th, SooVAC will host a conceptual tour de force seldom seen outside the two coasts.

SooVAC explodes into its neighboring space for this extravaganza. The main gallery will feature a major retrospective of two hometown Minneapolis heroes of the international flatstock design and printing world: Burlesque of North America and Aesthetic Apparatus.

NO ADVANCE TICKETS-Tickets available at the door each night.

The side gallery will present a bizarre opening of local artist and alternative music mogul, HAZE XXL. A multi-media onslaught, the exhibition consists of 100 individually hand-made art CD sleeves, each containing original art and individual Polaroids, along with HAZE XXL created objects d’art featured in numerous national shows including the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. The show marks the first and only release of the Halo Of Flies/Gay Witch Abortion collaboration album. Just 100 CD’s produced, and that’s it forevermore but not surprising coming from the former head of Amphetamine Reptile Records who initiated his label by originating the whole “limited edition thing in music” back in the 1980′s.

Each night of the four-day event, performance art takes on a literal meaning with live music sequestered in yet another gallery within the gallery. The musicians will be performing behind large screened windows facing the main gallery, harshly backlit so that the audience sees only silhouetted shadows and movement. Four security cameras inside the room will broadcast those performances live onto screens in the main gallery, playing with perceptions of time and space and lessening even further our distinctions between reality and the alternate broadcast reality which is far to often blurred.

The Opening Event will also offer an additional layer of altered perception, featuring the short films of renowned artist Chris Mars. Primarily known for his deeply surreal oil and pastel images, he has taken to animationand film with all the intensity and incredible detail of his oil paintings.

ART SHOWS
Aesthetic Apparatus • Burlesque Design – Retrospective/Installation
HAZE XXL -100 Disciples Art Show
HOF/Gay Witch Abortion CD Release

LIVE SHOWS
Oct 22• CHRIS MARS Short Films
Live improvisational accompaniment by
Grant Hart • HAZE XXL • Shannon Selberg

Oct 23• GAY WITCH ABORTION Live performance in security cam vision
Oct 24 • H•O•F Live performance in security cam vision
Oct 25 • THE MELVINS Live performance in security cam vision

N.C.P.D.C.C.W.
4 days of multi media splooge brought to you by the Workers Sensory Stimulation Committee

www.ox-op.com

Posted 2776 days ago in Audio, Visual

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