Category Archives: Art
Vice mag has interviewed Darren Cullen from the Graffiti Kings about his recent arrest for criminal damage – an operation to clean the city off Graffiti (even legal one) during the Olympics.
Our Olympic dreams for London have already been soured by the roof-mounted rockets, VIP traffic lanes, and wandering gangs of “brand police.” But it got even worse yesterday when the British Transport Police raided a number of homes and made a bunch of arrests, seemingly as part of a pre-emptive operation to crack down on graffiti in the capital during the 2012 Olympic Games.
One of the people arrested was Darren Cullen. Darren, who is also known by his graffiti tag “Ser,” has been involved in the graffiti and street art scene in the UK since 1983. But in truth, he’s kinda legit—over the past 20 years, he’s worked with local councils, companies like Microsoft, Red Bull and Adidas, disadvantaged kids, and, hilariously, Team fucking GB itself. He’s also turned spraying paint on stuff into his own company, called Graffiti Kings.
I spoke to Darren about his arrest, and why he thinks the British Transport Police went after him.
VICE: Hi Darren. So, you were arrested yesterday? Read the rest of this entry
It’s that time again! I need your help, my dear blog readers! Linkin Park are creating a new game and their developers are giving away some signed concept art.
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Selling half a million copies of the single "Midnight City" isn't all M83 frontman Anthony Gonzalez' is up to these days. In addition to scoring an upcoming Tom Cruise sci-fi, the Hurry Up We're Dreaming creator has been busy collaborating with Converse on a new shoe campaign. You can buy your $65 pair now via Converse.
According to Converse, they are looking for artists.
I love M83! He does so many cool things!
REVOK / POSE / Seventh Letter. What up Detroit...
Some people already think that modern art is garbage. And that's what the German advertising agency Scholz & Friends was counting on when it came up with the Trashcam Project and turned Hamburg’s sanitation workers into amateur street photographers.
The project began as a p.r. exercise to show the public what garbage collectors do all day.
What: Controversy: The power of art
An exclusive Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery exhibition, curated by Dr Vivien Gaston
Controversy: The power of art explores the social and cultural impact of art through examples that have provoked intense response and controversy.
Beginning with key works that redefined the nature of art itself, including abstract art, Dada and art that provoked public outcry in the history of the Archibald Prize, the exhibition charts the involvement of art with salient social and political issues including social injustice, violence, refugees and the homeless.
The Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery in the United States is currently running an exhibition entitled "ATTACHMENTS: Faces and Stories from America’s Gates" between June 15, 2012 and September 4, 2012.
Further details from the press release can be found below:
“I must have cried a bowl full of tears.”
–Chinese immigrant Lee Puey You, recalling her 20 months detained on Angel Island.
Two of Los Angeles’s biggest street entities partner to present a collaborative capsule this month. The Hundreds x The Seventh Letter have already dropped videos previewing collaborations with the likes of graffiti artists Saber and Revok, and this latest previews their upcoming work with Rime. Now based in Los Angeles, the founder of global graffiti project The Exchange works closely with The Seventh Letter Crew on art-based murals and gallery shows in the city.