29 April 2009
On matters of appropriation/IP infringment/protecting your work.
30 July 08
On a rainy evening a few weeks ago I met up with some friends (all artists + a midwife) to go check out an exhibition. Something we would have done countless times before, only this exhibition was different.
Some time last year one of my friends got word photo’s of his work were being printed on canvas and sold through a gallery (his work being a stenciled image painted outdoors). He looked into it and found out the work had been sold, possibly more than once and the particular photograph was a very closely cropped image showing no contextual information other than it being on a concrete textured wall.
full article and comments
Urban Photograhy by Lucy G
see prior Blakkbyrd post Sept 08
Renee Liang interviews thisisrabbit, a street artist, about his views on street art, graffiti and art in public spaces.
Slideshow of thisisrabbit's work.
"About now the question of profit and copyright turns up to sully everything. I’ve been following a local debate about an incident where a photographer exhibited photos of street art and then offered her prints for sale. Problem was, the photos she was selling as her own work (which technically it was) were close-cropped images of someone else’s work, a well known Auckland street artist. The street artist and his friends protested, and managed to get part of the exhibition taken down. But the photographer and her supporters replied that by putting his artwork (illegally) up in the public domain, he was renouncing his intellectual property rights and she was entitled to record it and disseminate it and in fact it was her form of tribute."
Street Art (+vlog)
25 November 2008
By Renee Liang
this is from
"The Big Idea
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Through the website and weekly e-newsletter, the Navigator Bulletin, The Big Idea informs, discusses, debates and promotes. "
28 April 2009
A disused road tunnel in south London has been turned into a giant exhibition space by graffiti artist Banksy. Murals in the Bristol artist's famous stencil style appear with work by 29 other artists in a half-mile stretch of the tunnel in Leake Street, Waterloo.
more from BBC
pictures - bbc
Sickboy - (UK), Zosen - (Barcelona), Kafre - (Barcelona), Alexone - (Paris), Astekz - (UK), Conor Harrington - (Ireland), Vopstars - Solo1, Stylo, Mear, Dane (UK/London), What Collective - Richt, 45rpm (UK/ Bristol), Daz, Rarekind - (UK/Brighton), Deadbeat Donny - (UK/London), Dreph - (UK/Manchester), Elph - (UK/Scotland), Inkie - (UK/London), Lucy McLauchlan - (UK/Birmingham), Petro - (UK), Mode2 - (UK), Todd James - (USA), Kuildoosh, Paris, Eco, Mudwig (UK), LTN crew - Milo, Tracos, Waleska and Maionaise - (Brazil), Pinky - (UK/Brighton), Elk - (UK/London), ATG Crew - (UK/London), Ikonoklast Crew - Juice 126, Roughe, Part2ism, Chu & System - (UK/London/Birmingham), Will Barras - (UK/London), Xenz - (UK/London), Probly, Cable Street - (UK), Skum - (Barcelona), Mr Kern - (Bordeaux), Pablo Fiasco - (UK/London), Cept - (UK/London), Mac1 - (UK/Birmingham), Busk - (UK/London), Word To Mother - (UK/London), Sweetoof - (UK), Shok-1 - (UK), The Krah - (Greece), Zeus - (UK), Wildeye - (UK), Ace-K - (Japan), Copyright - (UK), MauMau - (UK), Gee Vaucher - (UK), Vhils - (Portugal), David Walker - (UK), Phil Ashcroft - (UK), Zombie, Cosa, Bosh - (UK, Ireland), Shannon - (Australia), Loras, 461, Pyromaniacs, KD - (Poland), Kaione - (UK), Skire - (UK), Penny - (UK), Ronzo - (UK), Tizer, Dep, Hium - (Portugal).
reported on uk street art
The Cans Festival - Photo update (6)
The Cans Festival: Part 2 (1)
The Cans Festival reopens (0)
End Of The Line hit Leake St over the Halloween weekend (0)
Cans Festival tagged up (1)
The new short film by Blu: an ambiguous animation painted on public walls.
Made in Buenos Aires and in Baden (fantoche)
music by Andrea Martignoni
produced by Mercurio Film
more videos at:
24 April 2009
bro'Town is New Zealand's first primetime animated show.
Since hitting the screens on New Zealand's TV3 in September 2004, bro'Town has become a phenomenon! It has gathered thousands of local and international fans, won multiple awards and received impressive critical acclaim.
The bro'Town DVDs are available for purchase from our website.
Check out our myspace and become our friend - www.myspace.com/bro_town
23 April 2009
Call us boring and simple-minded, but before we saw the work of street artist Joshua Allen Harris we never once considered the artistic possibilities of subway exhaust. Using only tape and garbage bags, Harris creates giant inflatable animals that become animated when fastened to a sidewalk grate. Steven Psyllos caught up with Harris recently to discuss his older works (including a bear and a giraffe) and unveil a new beast that looks not unlike the Cloverfield monster. Video by Jonah Green
22 April 2009
Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy LIVE from the NYPL & WIRED present LAWRENCE LESSIG, SHEPARD FAIREY and STEVEN JOHNSON February 26, 2009
What is the future for art and ideas in an age when practically anything can be copied, pasted, downloaded, sampled, and re-imagined? LIVE from the NYPL and WIRED Magazine kick off the Spring 2009 season with a spirited discussion of the emerging remix culture.
Our guides through this new world—who will take us from Jefferson's Bible to André the Giant to Wikipedia—will be
Lawrence Lessig, author of Remix, founder of Creative Commons, and one of the leading legal scholars on intellectual property issues in the Internet age;
acclaimed street artist Shepard Fairey, whose iconic Obama "HOPE" poster was recently acquired by the National Portrait Gallery;
and cultural historian Steven Johnson, whose new book, The Invention of Air, argues that remix culture has deep roots in the Enlightenment and among the American founding fathers.(Its nearly two hours long and very interesting)
21 April 2009
D*Face (Dean Stockton) is a London-based street artist who has received international acclaim for his outdoor and indoor art. One could say that D*Face uses London as his own personal gallery and the world as his personal art museum by utilizing spray paint, stickers, posters, stencils and aspects of sculpting in order to spread his visual message directly to the public.
D*Face held his first major London solo exhibition, titled Death & Glory, at the Stolenspace gallery in October 2006-- it was a sold out exhibit that placed D on the radar of the mainstream art world.
full interview here
16 April 2009
15 April 2009
BOOK-LAUNCH // DISCUSSION // PERFORMANCE // CELEBRATION
NETHERLANDS MEDIA ART INSTITUTE
Keizersgracht 264, Amsterdam
Friday, 17 April, 2009, 5pm, free entrance, please let us know if you want to come: firstname.lastname@example.org
To celebrate the publication of Art and Electronic Media, the most comprehensive and authoritative survey of new media art, NIMk will host the international book-launch.
• Edward Shanken, the author, will share insights and highlights, answer questions, and autograph copies of the book, for sale at 37% discount (cash only)
• Annet Dekker will lead a discussion with the author and the audience
• Yolande Harris (NIMk resident artist, 2008) will perform new electronic music
• DJ Sniff will spin yarns of digital vinyl during the reception
Art and Electronic Media (Phaidon, 2009) demonstrates the formidable history of artistic uses of electronic media. Over 200 artists and institutions from more than thirty countries are represented. It enables the rich genealogy of art and electronic media to be seen – literally and figuratively – as central to the histories of art and visual culture.
For more information on the book, see http://artelectronicmedia.wordpress.com
Netherlands Media Art Institute
1016 EV Amsterdam
T 020 6237101
F 020 6244423
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14 April 2009
Legofesto is a politics-junkie and news-hound, with a obsession for lego and other construction toys.
'contempory artworks for peace exhibited at five art galleries in Liverpool City Centre'
The AlTURNERtive prize 2007
07 April 2009
On Thursday April 23rd 2009 my book Are You Reading Me? will be launched at the American Book Center in Amsterdam, and you’re invited to attend.
King Adz, author of The Urban Cookbook, has written an introduction to my book and he will be present at the launch. The launch is from 19:00 till 21:00, so come and check it out.
The address of the American Book Center is: Spui 12, 1012 XA Amsterdam
Cheers and hope to see you there,
For info about the book please visit: www.lebowskipublishers.nl
Check out the new promovideo by Ronald Frederick and Laser 3.14:
06 April 2009
Graffiti, Art & Fear
As old as mankind, graffiti can be seen as a cultural expression and a tourist attraction, or as vandalism inducing fear. It can morph into high art, political comment, or territorial border security. Reporter Brendan Trembath.
Listen Now - 22032009 |
View the image gallery
05 April 2009
Documenting the history of writing is inevitably subjective. Due to the fact that it is an underground movement and the life span of works can be as brief as days, most of history is limited to word-of-mouth accounts. We here @149st have made a modest attempt to encapsulate the history. In addition to witnessing history first hand, we have spoken directly with many participants. We have chosen the medium of the Web over print due to its flexibility. Historical inaccuracy on the web can be addressed in a matter of minutes or hours. The print medium is not so forgiving. Keep in mind that this site is a work in progress and its aim is to build towards the truth.
With respect to the pioneering stage, of particular importance is the book Style: Writing From The Underground By PHASE 2 and David Schmidlapp.
We also recommend Subway Graffiti: An Aesthetic Study of Graffiti on the Subway System of New York City, 1970-1978. By Jack Stewart and the classic for the newer school, Subway Art by Henry Chalfant and Martha Cooper.
History in text-Part 1
History in text-Part 2
Women in Graffiti
Tags | Throw-ups | Wild style
Yards and Lay-ups
The Fun Gallery
Visit the 149st Station
Graffiti Tools and Techniques
This is the the long one, still in draft format.
The Old Page
This is the previous page. It's much more primitive but it works."
from Graffiti Buyers Guide