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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 1663 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 2100 days ago in Visual

crazy-cool graffiti animation

MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo.

Posted 2927 days ago in Visual

knitted graffiti

Luke brought this new (?) minneapolis street art to my attention on twitter the other day..

this one (lake/lyndale) says “suck it” :)

if anyone knows who the artists is – please let me know! thx

Posted 3009 days ago in Visual

broken crow this weekend

amidst all the art-attack craziness, broken crow is doing a couple live / large exterior projects:

shuga records | 165 13th Avenue NE | map
John Grider and Mike Fitzsimmons (broken crow) plus guest artists Erik Burke (Overunder) of ny are doing a huge stencil mural on the soon-to-be record shop (former the Minnesota Center for Photography). while the shop is set to open june 1st, the wall project is happening this weekend – saturday, early afternoon & much of sunday..

don’t sleep on it | 2205 California Street NE | map
the Walker Art Center Teen Arts Council and mnartists.org present a 24 hour art project… eight groups of artists, including broken crow and burlesque will be mentoring local teens and creating a gigantic art project at the California Building. rumor-mill has broken crow doing it’s part sometime between 3-6pm on saturday..

the finale of the 24 hour art project will take place @ 8pm, with a video presentation of the 24 hours of art-craziness and super-secret rockstar bands and djs performing. a must-hit for the saturday leg of art-attack ;)

Posted 3017 days ago in Visual

dirty hands

33 designs gallery | Sat May 2nd | 7pm – 12am

if you missed the opening of this graffiti show, then here’s your chance to redeem yourself.. the show features some of my fav artists, including: , , , Chris Krapohl, Rudy Fig, Danny Sigelman, Erin Sayer and Deuce Seven

the gallery is a bit off the beaten path, but the show is 100% worth it – cross my heart..

there’s also show @ circa and traffic zone is having their spring open studio tonight, with 27 artists participating – including mr ozone

Posted 3029 days ago in Visual

some Urban Visual Resistance

john grider is in NY next week – if you’re lucky enough to be there, check out these shows:

BROKENHORSE | may 1st – 3rd
john grider & logan hicks
498 court street, brooklyn
noon – 6pm
more info

the great outdoors | May 2nd to 29th
john grider and today’s other hottest street artists
195 Grand Street (2nd Floor), Willamsburg, NY
Opening: May 2nd, 6-10pm
more info

Posted 3035 days ago in Visual

sightings : grider goat

seems that john (grider) has found new space for his guerrilla art… here’s one of his goats on someone’s (shiney) new midsize..

Posted 3440 days ago in Visual

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