The amigos and I have watched a new body of work develop, grow and blossom at Studio Calavera in Bloor West, Todd’s new project is just about complete. Butcher’s Hook opens June 8th in Montreal! Put it in your Google calendars!
This film is based on the true story of artist Shepard Fairey’s first act of street art during his time at Rhode Island School of Design from 1989-1992. It’s directed by Julian Marshall and produced by Andrew Gisch. Josh Wills plays the role of Shepard Fairey.
Fairey is best known for his position on the 2008 U.S. presidential election, specifically his Barack Obama “Hope” poster. The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston calls him one of today’s best known and most influential street artists.
My amigo Martin Wittfooth has spent his days working on his largest painting to date, a commission. It’s one of my favorite Wittfooth works to date. I absolutely love it, the image is truly epic do to its composition and sheer size, the view is of TriBeCa, the Hudson River and Jersey.
Artist and friend, Sarah Mckendry has new work in progress including this vast representation of a bear. Badass.
Artist Jason Bard Yarmosky new show, Dream of The Soft Look, opens October 3rd! The work looks amazing.
I had a chance to see some of his previous work in person at his studio last year. His process is as interesting as the completed pieces.
The posse and I have tracked Dave for some time! He’s caused havoc in neighborhoods with his street art for some time now, painting on any and everything. Like our hero Jean Michel Basquiat, painting is not something done to Dave, it’s an activity, and it’s something you do.
Decked out with a game room, a radio station, and a remote control tire swing, David Choe’s Los Angeles warehouse studio is a testimony to the “bonus level” that he has reached in the art world. As a wildly popular and widely recognized international artist, Choe is also known for his reality TV show, the art he made while detained in a Japanese prison, and the mural he painted for Facebook, valued at over $200 million in Facebook shares. Inside his studio, the painter, muralist, and graffiti writer talks frankly with Alia about the new freedoms and challenges he’s facing at this new stage in his practice.
To celebrate the launch of The SK8room, the first online platform to promote fine art skateboards around the world, they teamed up with notorious street artist ROA on 3 variations of limited edition skateboard decks that are now available on their website. Twenty percent of all sales will be donated to Skateistan, a not-for-profit that teaches empowerment through skateboarding and art to children in impoverished countries like Afghanistan and Cambodia. Badass. Philanthropy, I love it.
Delivered the last of the remaining work to Y&R, titled, Let Them Eat Cake (Say Cheese), a Jeremy Scott tribute.