Friday, June 24, 2011

NYC Government Cock Blocks Graffiti Exhibit at Brooklyn Museum

Cities are known for a few things: being loud, busy and covered in graffiti. Most of the graffiti is unsightly and relatively predictable—a person’s name, a few expletives and maybe an ugly mushroom or two—but some of it is gorgeous and elaborate.

Graffiti, the good and the bad, ornaments a city’s visage. The process of creating street art is still an underground operation, and while some cities like LA have tapped into its unique beauty and have brought it above ground, other places like Brooklyn would prefer to keep it where it already is.

The Brooklyn Museum was set to host the “Arts in the Streets” exhibition currently on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. The show would have attracted graffiti enthusiasts from all over the city whose only opportunity to appreciate the art is searching for it scattered throughout the boroughs and at 5 Pointz in Queens.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Justin Timberlake co-owns a Banksy piece

Justin Timberlake is the proud new co-owner of a rare Banksy print.

The pop superstar recently made the pricey purchase with a close pal and they have an agreement in place allowing them to display the artwork for a few months at a time before handing it over to the other.

He tells Vanity Fair magazine, "I split it with a friend, so we each get to keep it for a little while."

Artworks by the reclusive British artist typically sell for between $50,000 (£31,250) to $100,000 (£62,500).

Timberlake isn't the only celebrity Banksy fan - Jake Gyllenhaal received a piece from his mother for his 30th birthday in December (10).

Taken from: ContactMusic

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Banksy hit Rio de Janeiro.. Or not?

A UK website is claiming that internationally known street artist, Banksy, has hit the Rio de Janeiro’s ‘Christ the Redeemer‘ statue a few nights ago transforming it into a statue of Osama Bin Laden. Can this be true? Did Banksy pull off the unimaginable?

“With allegations of police corruption running rife, the James Bond of modern art was somehow able to approach the giant statue by helicopter, apparently using a specially adapted cannister and spray nozzle – similar to that used for insecticide – to apply the paint.”

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