Banksy in Paris

Seemingly coinciding with Paris Fashion Week, a few new yet unconfirmed pieces from Banksy recently materialized in the French capital. We have three murals for you so far, starting with the wall above featuring a girl spray painting a damask-like pattern over a swastika, speaking to the loss of innocence and the fears of rising … Continue reading “Banksy in Paris”

Banksy returns to New York

Banksy is back in New York, the first time since his month-long residency back in 2013. The iconic street artist kicked off his visit with a mural dedicated to the imprisonment of Turkish artist and journalist Zehra Dogan, who’s watercolor painting protests the continued destruction of Kurdish territory by the Turkish military. The black hash … Continue reading “Banksy returns to New York”

Banksy takes his art to Bethlehem

Banksy opened up The Walled Off Hotel earlier this year along the wall of the occupied West Bank with the “with the worst view in the world.” More recently, he teamed up with producer Danny Boyl to put together a film called ‘The Alternativity’ which features local children and their families singing Christmas carols ‘Jingle Bells‘ … Continue reading “Banksy takes his art to Bethlehem”

Banksy’s self-destructing painting 🎈

View this post on Instagram . "The urge to destroy is also a creative urge" – Picasso A post shared by Banksy (@banksy) on Oct 6, 2018 at 10:09am PDT In 2016, graffiti artist Banksy installed a shredder into one of his canvasses entitled it “Girl With Balloon.” Just last week, Sotheby’s auction house in London … Continue reading “Banksy’s self-destructing painting 🎈”

Mezzanine: ‘The album that still sounds like tomorrow’

Music writer Michael A. Gonzales penned a dynamite article celebrating the 20th-anniversary release of [easyazon_link identifier=”B00FMF3R76″ locale=”US” tag=”wells01-20″]Mezzanine[/easyazon_link] from UK band Massive Attack. Mezzanine is an album best listened to loud, preferably on earphones, to properly hear the layers of weirdness and rhythms, a soulful sound collage that was miles away from the “Parklifes” and “Champagne Supernovas” of their … Continue reading “Mezzanine: ‘The album that still sounds like tomorrow’”

Digital Graffiti

“Any advert in a public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. It’s yours to take, re-arrange and re-use. You can do whatever you like with it. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head. You owe the companies nothing. … Continue reading “Digital Graffiti”

Newsletter: ‘Feel the burn’

Hi Friends, the Marines have a saying: ‘pain is weakness leaving the body.’ Read about embracing pain in David Cain’s piece below. In the spirit of ‘everything is a remix,’ check out the amazing animation an artist recreated from the MET. Think robots are a 21st-century creation? Peep the video about François Junod’s work in making automatons. … Continue reading “Newsletter: ‘Feel the burn’”

Newsletter: Productivity is dangerous

Happy Holidays! Below are some links and recent discoveries I think you’ll find interesting. Check out Black Thought’s 10-minute freestyle after the jump. Are You Using Social Media or Being Used By It? Facebook doesn’t care about your well-being. All it cares about is sustaining dopamine hits so it can keep you gambling on your … Continue reading “Newsletter: Productivity is dangerous”

Signal to Noise

Stop making stupid people famous, Banksy stenciles. “Data gets us the Kardashians,” blogs Seth Godin. Beat Trump at his own game, screams Leftsetz: “Trump is Kanye. A guy most people hate but think everybody loves because he’s all over the news and constantly get a pass.” America birthed soft power. It marketed Coca-Cola and Hollywood … Continue reading “Signal to Noise”

When will digital art get its due?

Digital art gets overlooked for a few reasons. Digital art is easier to create. Photoshop, Prisma filters — anyone can be an artist by throwing a filter on an image. People associate hand work with hard work over hardware and software. To quote journalist David Carr: “show me what you’ve made with your own two … Continue reading “When will digital art get its due?”

Another Banksy Mural to Go From Wall to Auction

“Graffiti art has a hard enough life as it is before you add hedge-fund managers wanting to chop it out and hang it over the fireplace. For the sake of keeping all street art where it belongs, I’d encourage people not to buy anything by anybody, unless it was created for sale in the first … Continue reading “Another Banksy Mural to Go From Wall to Auction”