Category Archives: Graffiti

Ice Cream Graffiti: The Final Frontier for National Ice Cream Month

The last of the favorites found online celebrating this year’s National Ice Cream Month here in the USA.  If you’ve missed the previous posts, revisit them now and have fun sharing.  These artists are amazing!

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CASS Calls for Pop Graffiti Art Submissions

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Graffiti in Los Angeles, CA in 2006

CASS (Contemporary Art Space & Studio) is currently looking for pop graffiti artists nationally and internationally.

CASS accepts images in jpg format on CDs, digital portfolios or color prints. Along with images, submissions should include a resume, exhibition history and an artist statement.

Submit materials by August 8, 2014 to http://bit.ly/1mIF5it or

2722 South MacDill Avenue, Tampa, Fla. 33629.

CASS

 

Do not send originals, as submissions will not be returned. Please visit casscontemporary.com for more information on artist submission.

CASS  focuses on modern, collectible works of art in various mediums from local, regional, national and international artists.

Follow them on Twitter: @CASStampa

Artful graffiti of a Maracatu performer in Olinda, Brazil

Artful graffiti of a Maracatu performer in Olinda, Brazil

More Ice Cream Graffiti

Last week to commemorate National Ice Cream Month Gia On The Move scoured the internet for our favorite street art murals that represented what we love most about the holiday and the art form.   Banksy’s Girl Holding an Ice Cream Bomb of course is one of the more well known  renditions by now, but some of the graffiti we found world wide, from Portugal to Germany, Korea to Croatia, kind of surprised us.  I guess we all do, “scream for ice cream!”  lol

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Fringe Up: Lost Moon Radio’s Million Dollar Hair

Lost Moon Radioby Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move

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Million Dollar Hilarious!

L.A.’s darling sketch comedy group Lost Moon Radio continues it’s reign supreme in its newly minted “Million Dollar Hair,” an awards ceremony-style retrospective of music industry mogul, Bernie Schonfeld, pitifully celebrated by the “has beens” of music icon, who have against all reason, made him a fortune — all but his daughter.  This pathetic assemblage has arrived to show devotion, respect, adoration and temporarily resurrect their careers in front of a live audience of fans and celebs.

Absurdly devised and hosted resentfully by Bernie’s only daughter, the amalgamated cast of characters one by one, make their way onto the performance stage to shamefully steal the spotlight more for themselves rather than honor the genius who took each of these artists from total obscurity to the heights of stardom.

Of course, he’s more than occasionally over-promised and under-delivered, left everyone flat taking off for Europe in a tax scandal, forcing his daughter to live in the horror of a middle class childhood, hoodwinked a few of them out of residuals, married half of them or at least stolen a wife away…no matter.

For the man who was said to have spent more than a fortune on hair care – his real personal passion – and who was eventually ousted from his own company by a group of ruthless 12 years old music executives groomed by his own for-profit educational program, it is a send-off befitting a producing King of Pop.

One of those “you’ve got to be kidding me” stories that you really have wonder “Is this really fictitious?”

There is one more opportunity to catch this show.  Today!  You can get a ticket online but it would be best to go directly to the box office.  Running time 65 minutes.

Saturday June 28 2014, 5:30 PM

Hudson Theatres (Hudson Backstage) 6539 Santa Monica Boulevard

But…and that’s a big one…This group is astoundingly prolific musically and otherwise.  If you miss today’s show, Lost Moon Radio can be enjoyed throughout the year via their regular programming with host D.J. Jupiter Jack.

Follow their media and sign up for the newsletter for updates.

http://www.lostmoonradio.com./

Urban Art Finds A Permanent Home in New Jersey

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Founded by Mana Contemporary Director Eugene Lemay, the Mana Museum of Urban Street Arts will be interactive, comprehensive and the first of its kind in the world.

Focusing on street art and graffiti, the Museum of Urban Arts  will be located in a 100,000-square-foot former ice factory near the Holland Tunnel entrance in New Jersey.

The Mana Museum of Urban Arts’ mission includes: showcasing contemporary street artists from around the world through rotating interior exhibitions, large-scale exterior murals, and through an artist billboard; documenting and preserving historically significant works with a permanent collection and media center; educational outreach; and fostering creativity and community among artists through workshops, artist studios, and public works.

Logan Hicks is a New York-based stencil artist. A pioneer in the stenciling community, he is known for his large scale, photorealistic approach to the medium. He has exhibited in 25 countries including Hong Kong, Melbourne, Oslo, Paris, London, as well as throughout the U.S. He has curated numerous projects over the years and founded the Workhorse Collective in 1995.

Logan Hicks is a New York-based stencil artist. A pioneer in the stenciling community, he is known for his large scale, photorealistic approach to the medium. He has exhibited in 25 countries including Hong Kong, Melbourne, Oslo, Paris, London, as well as throughout the U.S. He has curated numerous projects over the years and founded the Workhorse Collective in 1995.



Eugene Lemay, founder and director of Mana Contemporary, has brought on veteran street artists Logan Hicks and Joe Iurato to curate the programming. Artists selected by Iurato and Hicks will be given the support and opportunity to create works as large and as ambitious as they can conceive.
 
“Mana Contemporary is about creating an artist community, and I am excited to bring this potent and authentic art form and the community surrounding it to Mana,” said Lemay. “We are changing the art world status quo by giving the artists leadership roles.” 

Joe Iurato is a New Jersey-based street artist. His placement-specific photography of stenciled works blurs the line between art and performance. He has curated events such as the Aqueduct Racing track artist mural program, as well as working with corporate clients such as ESPN, Nike, NBA, NFL, and others. He is also a sommelier.

Joe Iurato is a New Jersey-based street artist. His placement-specific photography of stenciled works blurs the line between art and performance. He has curated events such as the Aqueduct Racing track artist mural program, as well as working with corporate clients such as ESPN, Nike, NBA, NFL, and others. He is also a sommelier.


“This is long overdue for one of the most significant art movements of our time,” says Iurato. “For me, it’s not just about housing a spectacular collection of art. It’s about community, roots, and being a catalyst for future artists. Mana is approaching this project with the integrity and respect that these art forms deserve.”

Construction is expected to begin in June 2014 on the Mana Museum of Urban Arts at 581 Monmouth Street, Jersey City, NJ, and public programming is expected to begin in September 2014.

Joe Inurato

About Mana Contemporary:
Mana Contemporary is a leading arts destination with locations in Jersey City and Chicago. Studios, exhibition spaces, art services, and programming provide an unparalleled environment for creating and experiencing art. By exposing and exploring the artistic process, Mana Contemporary offers an exciting way to discover and learn about art while artists are enabled to experiment and collaborate across all disciplines, forms, and media. Mana Contemporary is home to the Richard Meier Model Museum, Gary Lichtenstein Editions, the Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation, the Middle East Center for the Arts, Shen Wei Dance Arts, the Keating Foundry, and more. For more information about Mana Contemporary, please visit www.manacontemporary.com.

La Razzia Is Finally Famous and You’re Invited!

Australian Cartoonist La Razzia will hold her first U.S. Exhibition For Culver City Art Walk 

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The Culver City Art Walk is taking place May 10, 2014 and La Razzia, an awarded Austrian cartoonist, will be exhibiting a series of work titled ‘Finally Famous!’ at the Bruce Lurie Gallery. The exhibition will feature original cartoons and multimedia objects, her first completely English series of work, inspired by her life in Los Angeles.

La Razzia, nee Doris Schamp is an internationally recognised cartoonist with a playful sense of humour and a love for the absurd. She uses a combination of materials to bring her characters and observations to life.

Artists, Cartoonists, Illustrators, Graphic Designers, Art Collectors, Art Critics, Art Consultants, Creative Directors, Publishers, Animators as well as the general public are all encouraged to attend this particular show.   

‘Finally Famous!’ exhibits May 8 – May 15, 2014. The official show opening will be held May 8, 2014 at 6pm. Culver City Art Walk takes place May 10, 2014.

Exhibit Hours: Friday May 9: Noon – 5pm, Saturday May 10: Noon – 6pm, Tuesday May 13, Wednesday May 14, Thursday May 15: Noon – 5pm.

Bruce Lurie Gallery located at 2736 South La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034

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Mr. Brainwash at the Bruce Laurie Gallery Los Angeles

Kate_Moss995824If you missed the local opening of Los Angeles-based filmaker and street artist Thierry Guetta, otherwise known as Mr. Brainwash which happened on Februrary 8th, there’s still time to view the artist exhibition at the Bruce Laurie Gallery until March 1st.

*According to the 2010 Banksy-directed film Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010), Guetta began as a proprietor of a clothing store and amateur videographer who filmed street artists through the 2000s and “evolved” into an artist in his own right in a matter of weeks after an off-hand suggestion from Banksy.

Guetta does not typically have much physical involvement in the construction of the artwork attributed to him; he passes ideas to his creative team, mostly graphic designers who carry out the artistic side instead of Guetta. Mimicking his associate Banksy, Guetta employs famous artistic and historic images, many of which are copyrighted, and amends the originals in sometimes slight, sometimes significant ways.

Mr. Brainwash’s uniformly subversive style fuses historic pop imagery and contemporary cultural iconography to create his own pop–graffiti art hybrid.Working primarily with layers of screenprint and stenciled images, Mr. Brainwash’s compositions are emblematic of a graffiti wall inundated with 20th Century iconography.

Mr. Brainwash is both sly and playful in his juxtaposition of the cultural idols of the past (Einstein, Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe) with the icons of today (Kate Moss, Madonna). The vibrant palette and references to Pop Artist like Andy Warholand Keith Haring, add a puckish wink to his unique street art style.

To add to his intentionally derivative persona, Mr. Brainwash uses a special signature and authentication on all of his unique artworks. All unique MBW artworks have his mantra “Life is Beautiful”, his thumbprint, hand-signature, and assigned dollar bill number sequence.

The development of this whimsical Pop-Graffiti art style has catapulted MBW to international superstardom, and he continues to garner recognition from art collectors and street art enthusiasts alike.

*(directly referenced from Wikipedia)

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Exhibition Dates:
February 8th to March 1st

Bruce Lurie Gallery
2736 S La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 796-1780
bluriegallery@gmail.com

Marriage In The Modern Age: Graffiti Style

Celebrity photographer Robert Zuckerman featured newlywed couple, Katherine and Jordan Niefeld in the Wynwood Art District of Miami, Florida. This striking exhibition (and truly one of Gia On The Move’s favorites!) tells a colorfully carved out story of love and tradition in the Modern Age.

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Zuckerman photos

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More about Robert Zuckerman

As a photographer in the motion picture industry, Robert Zuckerman’s images have become the advertising and publicity campaigns for such films as “The Crow,” “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” “Any Given Sunday,” “Training Day,” “Terminator 3,” “Bad Boys 2”, “National Treasure,” “Transformers,” “Pursuit of Happyness” and “The Great Debaters,” among others, as well as television series including “The Shield,” “Rescue Me” and “Nip/Tuck.” He has done recent album cover and movie poster photography for Will Smith and was invited to be the personal photographer for the family of Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz.

Whether on or off the set, his connection is to emotional content, to the feeling present in the subject and in the moment. Zuckerman has photographed countless weddings, family portraits, and pregnancy pictures – anything where there is spirit and love in the room, from the inner city to the mansions of Malibu.

“For me, photography as much as possible has become an integration of life and craft. Through it I am able to give value to people’s lives and derive value in my own life, beyond making a living.”

Artplug Tuesday: Look Who’s Spray Painting

…at the Bushwick Collective NYC…OUTDOOR STREET GALLERY of Artists from all over the world.

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Good Morning Hollywood – It’s Saturday

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15 Street Art Must Sees

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by Tracey Paleo – Gia On The Move

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It’s been a while since I’ve talked about anything on one of my favorite subjects in the art universe – #streetart.

This past week, HuffPost did an article that was so gorgeous I had to post the photos and the link.  It’s not often I get to see these kinds of pieces.  When I do.  I pause in awe. These are simply brilliant, exciting, so incredibly spontaneous and truly the barometer of Culture Shift – “Look Who’s Talking with their Eyes Wide Open.”

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Modern classics at their best and brightest…from Brazil, to Russia, to the USA, Prague, Poland, Cape Town and more.  You will want to check out the article for the rest.  GO NOW — DO IT! — SEE IT! — CLICK!

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GO OUT AND GET SOME CULTURE!

Hollywood Hosts StreetKube on August 15th!

What does Paris look like in Summer?  

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A kaleidoscopic carnival of color and live graffiti, with street artists, video projection, live performances, contests, and shopping for thousands of invited guests all roaming the cool desert evenings in Hollywood, CA.

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After the success of the three previous editions of the Street Art Show STREETKUBE, the Parisian creative agency LOUIS Creative Workshop has chosen Los Angeles to host a new summer initiative of spontaneous art projects, combining exhibitions, performances and installations, under the California sun:

« Le SUMMER STREET ART SHOW », on Thursday August 15th, 7:30pm, at Lexington’s, Hollywood.

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Following its original concept,  Le SUMMER STREET ART SHOW continues the experience of inaugurating extraordinary places turned into a real pop-up street art galleries, where Collective Exhibition and performances are mingled.

Artists (some also known already in the US) to watch:

L’ATLAS, SPEEDY GRAPHITO, RERO, JEF AEROSOL, J.R., NASSYO, MOSKO & ASSOCIÉS, INVADER, AVERY, MARKO93, ANDRÉ, ZALEZ, ROMAIN FROQUET, SUBY ONE, KURAR…

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