Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Underbelly Project, uderground one night gallery

I love this shit. In NYC, 103 graffiti artists, over 18 months in the making, descended into a forgotten, incomplete NYC subway station to take part in a super-secret graffiti gallery show. It had a one night opening, and was/is a closely guarded secret. If you were working there, fell down hard in the night and broke your leg, nobody would be around to hear you call for help.

I love that it brings the graffiti art back to its roots, pulling away from the recent acceptance and commercialization of the underground art form:
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There is a certain type of person that the urban art movement has bred that enjoys the adventure as much as the art. Where else do you see a creative person risking themselves legally, financially, physically and creatively?”

UPDATE:
Yuppers, as soon as it hits the NY Times, it's over. I just got this in my email box from a reliable source:
"The bad news is that the NYPD vandal squad was
also there Monday- an absolute army of cops. The fencing at the north
end of the south bound platform will be fixed very shortly and in a
few months a cinderblock wall will be built ( that last tidbit came
straight from the mouth of a Superintendant of Infrastructure). I
highly discourage anyone from taking a look because i am told that
there will be under cover police in the station for the next week or
so."


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Melborne paints of Bansky; paints over a ton of money




Melbourne city officials ordered a clean up a well-known graffiti area. Unfortunately, the cleanup crew painted over 2003 Banksy pieces. So why are they so "red-faced"?
"in Britain, Banksy's work has been defaced by vandals and ordered painted over by some local councils who do not want to encourage graffiti artists. However, his works have sold for more than $1 million at auction."

Saturday, April 24, 2010

MissionMission asks: Is it still a banksy piece if...

Mission Mission posted a great question:
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So, let me ask you this, are these pieces still Banksy pieces if he didn’t put them up himself? "

Follow the conversation here