Archive for March, 2011
Dr. Mikey has just announced the presale of a new poster, “You can’t take the sky from me”. This piece is an 18 x 24 inch giclee print, featuring Captain Malcolm Reynolds of Firefly. For one week it will be $20 while it is estimated how big a run he should do for the limited edition. On the store site, you can also see a preview and comment on whether you want to see the other four planned paintings in the series to be done.1 comment
Anybody want to buy me one of these? These are the signature steel editions of the 2 latest prints, “Always In England” and “Waiting Kills”. Special Edition of four each. Screenprint and spraypaint on 1.5mm stainless steel. Each measures 70 x 100cm and is signed/numbered. Get them in Prefab77′s store.
What a great week in the art world! I have three new prints by Michael Latimer, on archival quality Hahnemühle PhotoRag 305gsm paper, using Epson Ultrachrome inks. Each print measures 420 x 594mm. Each is an edition of 100, signed and numbered with a 1 inch border for easy framing. You can grab one or all three at Lowercase Industry.
The BLDG is pleased to announce the arrival and residency of urban contemporary art phenom Alexandre Farto, aka Vhils, April 4, 2011. Vhils intends to travel the Tri-state area to get a flavor of local culture and customs, collecting resources for an outdoor installation where he will fashion his piece into an urban structure. Additionally, he will collaborate with BLDG founder Mike Amann to produce limited edition pieces. Amann has unique relationships with artists working in this genre. He finds that they enjoy the authenticity of local people and places, experiencing Americana very differently here than other destinations. “The artists really connect here. They experience our place and carry it forward. Who would have thought, contemporary works referencing Skyline Chili and Makers Mark would be hanging in renowned galleries in Europe.“
While at the BLDG Vhils will encourage visitors to engage and experience his creative processes and to learn the visual language of his art. A process reveal demonstrating the intricacy and sequence of the artist’s technique will be open for public viewing on April 15, 7:00-11:00 PM at the BLDG, 30 West Pike Street, Covington, Kentucky.
Amann is working closely with the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) in Cincinnati, one of the nation’s oldest and most celebrated contemporary art institutions, to expand the reach and impact of Vhils’ residency. Amann remarks, “It is amazing to have an acclaimed artist of Vhils importance in residence and to have the opportunity to coordinate an installation of his work as part of CAC’s public art projects for the exhibition Keith Haring: 1978-1982.” During the run of that exhibition, CAC will be executing public art projects with various contemporary street artists from around the world, bringing into view Haring’s legacy as a precursor to contemporary street art.
Vhils has amassed an astonishing body of work both in the street and in the gallery. Notable exhibitions include: “Grifters”, London; “Fame Festival”’ Italy; “Scratching the Surface” and “The Outsiders”, Lazarides, New York; and “the Cans Festival.” http://alexandrefarto.com/
Born in Portugal, and influenced by the country’s dichotomy of politics and enterprise following the 1974 Revolution, Vhils notes, “I was deeply affected by the sharp contrast created between the decadent revolutionary murals and their ideals and the glamorous appeal of advertising…. the poetics of decay that resulted from it left an enduring influence on me.”
Vhils took to the streets of Lisbon at an early age to explore and portray the complexity of his environment. Using an urban canvas of gargantuan scale he developed unconventional techniques to juxtapose layers of decaying urban structures exposing oddments of time to create stunning portrait installations. There is something haunting about the massive portraits of this young prodigy. His inner eye senses and releases that which lies just beneath the surface.
His work is beyond extraordinary.
RESIDENCE: “Vhils in studio at The BLDG” April 4 – 17, 2011
OUTREACH: Vhils and BLDG working with CAC in support of Public Art Project April 7 – 14, 2011
REVEAL: Vhils process reveal open for public viewing at the BLDG – April 15, 2011, 7PM to 11PM
About the BLDG:
The BLDG (The Building) at 30 West Pike Street, Covington, Kentucky, 41011, is a place, a process, a collaboration, creating and exhibiting diverse, provocative art, photography and graphic design that challenges patrons to thought and introspect. Mike Amann, BLDG founder is a copious creative and purveyor of dissidence. He invites you to share the scene. Join the discussion, view our work, and consume art at bldgrefuge.com
Tyler Stout was asked to do a poster for Trey Anastasio’s March 1st and 2nd show at the Ogden Theatre in Denver. The good news is that this print rocks……the bad news, Tyler only has 30 prints total to sell. These will be sold via random email lottery. Names will be picked Thursday, March 31st, 3pm (PST). So enter once before 3PM PST Thursday if you’re interested.
How to enter:- send one email to firstname.lastname@example.org
include your NAME and ADDRESS. make sure you give the name and shipping address that’s on your paypal.
- multiple email entries will get you disqualified.
- multiple entries via different email addresses will get you disqualified.
- one entry per household, per mailing address.
bottom line, enter once and you’ll have a shot.
Clint Wilson brings us these two charming little guys (other one is below), and they want to uh…’squid’ their way into your heart and onto your walls. (Really, how do squids move? Swim? Would you call it ‘swimming’? Man, so weird.) These prints measure 18×24, and are signed and numbered (and printed) by Clint. The green is in an edition of 100, and the blue in an edition of 50. Available now in the Nakatomi store.
Kristian is just a stellar artist! This print, titled “Skulls” was debuted at Flatstock Austin 2011, and now it’s available for sale to the rest of the world! This 18 × 24 inch hand printed silkscreen print is numbered in an edition of 50. Nakatomi also has a super-limited Silver Metallic / Glow in the Dark edition of only 25 up for sale as well. Grab them here!No comments
The next print in Shepard’s Billboard Series is here. The second, titled “Sunset & Vine” measures 18 x 24 inches and is a limited run of just 450 pieces. Each signed/numbered by the man, Shepard Fairey. These will be available tomorrow, March 31st at a random time via Obey Giant. I will keep you all updated in the forum on the exact drop time. Good luck!No comments