In Stavanger, Norway, every September for the past 12 years, Nuart, one of the largest street art festivals in the world, transpires. Closeted in the beautiful Fijords, Stavanger is a quaint, oil-rich community with a high standard of living, sometimes making the list as most expensive in all of Eur ... More >>
This week, there's a pithy, pink Ron English billboard on Temple, a tongue-in-cheek guide to L.A.'s Chinatown and human-scale dioramas being made on-site in Hollywood.
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For her 1999 video We Got Moves You Ain't Even Heard of, Erica Cho gave herself a black eye so that she ... More >>
Morgan Spurlock is best known for his documentary Supersize Me, but is also a prolific creator of other works, such as his reality TV show A Day in the Life. When I spoke to him on a recent Friday morning, Spurlock was wrapping up a busy week of press junkets for his new documentary Comic-Con Episod ... More >>
Fox / obeygiant.comShepard Fairey and Bart Simpson.Forget Law & Order. It's The Simpsons that's ripped from the headlines.
The show will ride the Art in the Streets zeitgeist that has hipsters popping into galleries and cops popping graffiti creators. The March 4 episode mocks the Banksy doc ... More >>
Shannon CottrellJR in L.A.Yes, year-end lists. Not even street art is exempt. But hey, 2011 was a banner year for the Los Angeles street art and graffiti communities, as they enjoyed plenty of worldwide attention.
LA Weekly put together the ten L.A.-related street art and graffiti stories th ... More >>
The celebrated billboard satirist and painter Ron English lives on the East Coast, and so most of his outdoor work takes place there. But he regularly provides downloadable paste-ups on his blog, and is himself a regular journeyman, who makes outdoor contributions to the public art in every city he ... More >>
"Art is not a crime""I own the sky!" exclaimed L.A. graf king Saber as his latest project started to unfold at noon today -- not on an elusive downtown wall, but in the skies above City Hall. Saber's latest artwork is a sky written protest against the public mural moratorium in place per city ... More >>
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Timothy NorrisOne in Ron English's series of kids dressed like Kiss
This was a really cool weekend for those of us interested in the convergence of music and art, and whether some of the better-known musician/artists can stand alongside maste ... More >>
FROM FRIDAY: Seriously. Take John Payne's advice below. Go to this. First of all, Animal Collective is sold out, and all your friends who will be there will be bragging in tomorrow about the AMAZING SHOW they saw at the Troubadour. You, however, will have a trump card.
Background: Mike Watt, Ray ... More >>