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Art Radar: 04.08.10





Over 400 eye-popping photos provide a decade-long tour of graffiti in New York City. Walls, trucks, and subway cars are featured with graffiti by the crews , and many more. Because New York City has made a concerted effort to remove graffiti from the city, the images captured here will never be seen again. Walls were repainted and some buildings were demolished, keeping graffiti crews working fast to keep ahead of the trend. The author worked even faster to capture their ephemeral efforts. If you have a fascination with urban life and colorful expression, this book is definitely for you.

For more information on the artist, please visit Billy Schon’s website here.

What: Billy Schon’s graffiti book

Where: Schiffer Books



Come check out the music festival’s newest art pieces, or have you, newest recycle bins.  The all-star artist line up consists of:

Andrew Agutos, Andrew Meave, Ben Swenson, Brandon Sopinsky, Cassidy Toner, Christian Krueger, Devin Mena, Erik Escovedo, Fabian Molina, Gay Lawrence, Gina Lucia, Jacob Livengood, Jason Louiselle, Jennifer Zeller, Jimmy Bell, Jorge Riverol, Joshua Abraham, Katie Bush, Kennis Chow, Kris Sanpablo, Letty Gomez, Louise Chen, Luke McGarry, Matt Cantrell, Maya Kalabic, Melissa Thomas, Mike Bonanno, Pat Perry, Patrick J. Moran, Ryan Stilwell, Shannon Simbulan, heldon Silvera, Steve Kinross, Tofer Chin, Tony Acosta Jr., and Valerio Ventura

Come see the bins before they ship out to Coachella! If you are there, take pictures of every one you see!

When: Friday, April 9th 2010. 7-11pm

What: Trashed @ Coachella

Where: POVevolving Gallery. 939 Chung King Road, Los Angeles CA 90012



Another interesting artistic collaboration has evolved around the Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly II soccer boot. This time the sportswear giant commissioned photographer Sølve Sundsbø.

“Known for his unique image manipulation, Sølve’s shoot encapsulates a kinetic look, highlighting the groundbreaking and ground sensing design of the boot’s innovative adaptive traction studs.

With his trademark clarity and post-production digital flair, Sølve plays on the extensive craftsmanship that lies within the Mercurial boot. His rationale is simple, “The great amount of research that has gone into this shoe is not necessarily immediately visible. That’s why I wanted to visualise its technological and scientific aspects first.”

Channeling the boot’s technology and clean aesthetic with Flywire carbon fibres and traction adapting studs, this imagery reinforces football’s future – style with substance.”

WHOA! I’d like to see this in 3D form.

What: Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly II by Sølve Sundsbø

VIA: Highsnobiety



Artist Kehinde Wiley has four new portraits of  the

Tuesday, April 13, 2010, from 18 hours to 21 hours, we will be glad to have our guest in the new Puma showroom in Via Tortona 37, in order to present a preview of exclusive portraits of the four African players testimonial PUMA participating in the next FIFA World Cup made by Kehinde Wiley, a contemporary artist of the most interesting and famous in the landscape of urban art that will attend the inauguration event.

The exhibition will be open from Wednesday 14 to Sunday, April 18.

Thanking you for your attention, I send my best regards.

Good day and see you soon,

When: April 13th, 2010 6pm-9pm.  Open exhibit  from Wednesday 14 to Sunday, April 18

What: Puma – Kehinde Wiley Exhibition at Il Salone del Mobile

Where: The new Puma showroom in Via Tortona 37



For the upcoming exhibition ‘Kicks N Canvas’, INSA has reproduced a one off pair of his highly sort after ‘Dunk ETHEL’s.  This unique pack goes on sale on 8th April. Included with the ladies dunk-hi’s is one of the infamous INSA x NIKE bootleg swoosh tees!

Kicks N Canvas asked 21 artists to submit a pair of custom sneakers and a 50cm x 50cm original piece to compliment their shoes. Artists include INSA, Goldie, Antony Lister, Benedict Radcliffe, Jon Burgerman.

When: April 9th – April 24th

What: INSA’s Dunk Ethel at Kicks N Canvas

Where: Gallery in Redchurch 50 Redchurch Street, London, E2 


Banksy Exit Through The Gift Shop

After an initial showing at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, Banksy’s “Exit Through the Gift Shop” readies for a more wide-spread release with this extended look. The 5 minute sneak peek also goes into detail regarding the background and the involvement of French filmmaker, Terry Guetta who becomes an interesting dynamic to the whole movie. A further synopsis can be seen below.

Exit Through the Gift Shop, the first film by renowned graffiti artist Banksy, became the hottest ticket at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival where it made its world debut. Banksy is a graffiti artist with a global reputation whose work can be seen on walls from post—hurricane New Orleans to the separation barrier on the Palestinian West Bank. Fiercely guarding his anonymity to avoid prosecution, Banksy has so far resisted all attempts to be captured on film. Exit Through the Gift Shop tells the incredible true story of how an eccentric French shop keeper turned documentary maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner with spectacular results. The film contains exclusive footage of Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Invader and many of the worlds most infamous graffiti artists at work, on walls and in interview. As Banksy describes it, Its basically the story of how one man set out to film the un—filmable. And failed

VIA: Hypebeast


Graphic credit to my lovely: FEESH



Be sure to check out last week’s Art Radar for events that are still running.

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