Anamorphic Graffiti by Odeith in Portugal

odeith graffiti

Anamorphic: producing, relating to, or marked by intentional distortion (as by unequal magnification along perpendicular axes) of an image. That’s the dictionary definition of anamorphic and here’s some anamorphic graffiti by the Portuguese muralist and graffiti artist Odeith. They really do pop off the walls. Continue Reading

Street Art Around the World

street art worldwide

I dislike “do no evil” google as much as any other global behemoth with a monopoly position in their industry but they do put out some good free stuff. Their Street Art Project is a global look at what’s happening on outdoor walls around the world. It’s an ongoing project that will improve over time but there’s already a good range of street art and graffiti to browse. I chose to share some of the street art from areas outside of the major art hubs of the world as that’s just the way I am ;-) Continue Reading

Banksy Retrospective – Unauthorized of Course

banksy unauthorised retrospective

Banksy The Unauthorised Retrospective in London opens today at Sotheby’s S|2 gallery. Steve Lazarides, Banksy’s agent up until 2008 has curated the exhibition which includes some of the artist’s earlier works through to more recent paintings. More than seventy Banksy artworks will be on display which will make it one of his largest formal gallery shows. I thought I would have been tired of Banksy by now, but I still find him interesting. I like that he has one finger up at the system while most other artists are very obedient and drone-like little creatures. Some urban artists will even tell you to be obedient and OBEY your masters. Continue Reading

The Joy of Not Being Sold Anything

The Joy of Not Being Sold Anything by Banksy
After my recent anti-ad rant, I found these words by Banksy almost poetic. I sighed. It’s perfect. If only all billboards were this awesome.

Bonhams Urban Art Auction

Bonhams is holding another Urban Art Auction at their salerooms in New Bond Street, London on Thursday 23 October 2008 at 7pm. After the success of their first auction dedicated solely to urban art earlier in the year, it now looks like they have created a new auction category.Continue Reading

Banksy is Robin Gunningham

The Mail on Sunday newspaper believes they have uncovered the identity of the underground British graffiti artist Banksy. The Mail On Sunday say that Banksy is the 34 year former public schoolboy (private school) Robin Gunningham.Continue Reading

Graffiti Animation by BLU

Here’s an interesting video that combines graffiti and animation. They don’t sound like two art forms that would easily go together but BLU proves that they do happily mix. He has some more graffiti or urban art on his blog here too.. very impressive stuff.Continue Reading

Banksy – One Nation Under CCTV

“One Nation Under CCTV” is painted on a wall in central London, which seems to be the CCTV camera capital of the world. It shows a young boy up a ladder painting the words, with a security guard and a dog on the ground watching him. To the right of the painting is an actual CCTV camera.Continue Reading

RED Auction for AIDS Raises $40 Million

Contemporary art has showed that it has a heart by raising more than $40 million to help fight AIDS in Africa. Bono, Damien Hirst, Sotheby‚Äôs, and Gagosian Gallery organized the (RED) auction on Valentine’s day, where leading contemporary artists from around the world donated major works to auction for the cause.Continue Reading

Urban Art Auction

Bonhams seems to have created a whole new genre of art auction after the success of their first “Urban Art” auction in London recently. It featured street, graffiti and urban art from artists like Banksy, Keith Haring, Antony Micallef, Adam Neate, Faile, Paul Insect, Space Invader, Swoon, D*Face and Jamie Hewlett.

Gareth Williams of Bonhams says “Urban art is art at its most accessible, available in the public arena for universal appreciation. However, by definition it is also an ephemeral art form, often disappearing as fast as it appears. By transposing their images from street wall to canvas, urban artists are now creating a permanent legacy without compromising the vitality of their art form and it is these works which are currently taking the market by storm.”Continue Reading