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    Wednesday
    Mar252009

    Awesome Space Invader Originals Available

    Here are some very cool originals from one of my favorite dudes... The genius mind behind Space Invader. The first one is a wicked traffic sign, the second one is a very cool landscape down 8 bit style and the third one is a throwback to the days of the floppy.


    These are all available at The Don Gallery for a current show also featuring AlexOne and WK Interact. Check it out, click on the images!





    Space Invader 'Traffic Sign' €3000 Space Invader 'Traffic Sign' €3000

    Space Invader 'Twin Peaks' €5000 Space Invader 'Twin Peaks' €5000

    Space Invader 'Blue Floppy' €3000 Space Invader 'Blue Floppy' €3000




    Tuesday
    Mar242009

    Jorge Ortiz 'Meph' Print Release

    Jorge Ortiz 'Meph' Edition of 50 Size: 6.5 x 6.5 Inches [caption id=Jorge Ortiz 'Meph' Edition of 50 Size: 6.5 x 6.5 Inches $15 Each[/caption]5 Each" width="497" height="373" /> Jorge Ortiz 'Meph' Edition of 50 Size: 6.5 x 6.5 Inches [caption id="attachment_1119" align="aligncenter" width="497" caption="Jorge Ortiz 'Meph' Edition of 50 Size: 6.5 x 6.5 Inches $15 Each"]Jorge Ortiz 'Meph' Edition of 50 Size: 6.5 x 6.5 Inches $15 Each[/caption]5 Each



    Jorge Ortiz has dropped another wicked smaller sized print on GigPosters. This 4-color silkscreen print on 320 GSM Rives Artist white paper is called 'Meph' sized larger than his last two releases at a whopping 6.5 x 6.5 inch 'Meph' comes signed and numbered for only $15 + shipping.

    Tuesday
    Mar242009

    Street Art Is Everywhere, Even On Posh Estates




    What can I say but, I love those Brits! What can I say but, I love those Brits!

    An 18-year-old Brit living about 2 hours outside of London had secretly painted a 60' long drawing of a penis on the roof of his parents' £1 million mansion in Berkshire. The 60 foot penis had been there over a year before his parents finally found out. The parents were not amused and have stated that their son will have to scrub it off when he gets back from travelling the world finding himself. HaHaHa!!

    Monday
    Mar232009

    Etsy Featured Artist 'Standard' Print Shop




    Standard 'Hello Darkness My Old Friend' Second Edition 10 x 20cm [caption id=Standard 'Hello Darkness My Old Friend' Second Edition 10 x 20cm $18 Each[/caption]8 Each" width="430" height="837" /> Standard 'Hello Darkness My Old Friend' Second Edition 10 x 20cm [caption id="attachment_1107" align="aligncenter" width="430" caption="Standard 'Hello Darkness My Old Friend' Second Edition 10 x 20cm $18 Each"]Standard 'Hello Darkness My Old Friend' Second Edition 10 x 20cm $18 Each[/caption]8 Each

    Here is a great poster from the ETSY shop for the heads over at Standard. This poster just makes me smile and sing the lyrics.

    Monday
    Mar232009

    Grafter 'Tibetan Boy' Print Release

    Grafter 'Tibetan Boy' Edition of 25 Size: 56 x 76cm £90 Each Grafter 'Tibetan Boy' Edition of 25 Size: 56 x 76cm £90 Each

    Here's the latest Grafter release, this one is called 'Tibetan Boy' and there is a very small edition of only 25. They will run you £90 each.Before you check out make sure you go and look around the gallery, there are a bunch of really cool pieces available presently on his BigCartel site. Here are Grafter's details:


    Title: Tibetan Boy


    Edition: 25



    Size: 56 x 76cm
    Hand Painted On Rough Textured Hand Made Khadi Rag Paper (210gsm)

    Medium: Emulsion and Montana Gold Spray Paint
    Signed: Yes
    Blind Stamped: Yes

    Monday
    Mar232009

    Mr. Brainwash 'Chocolate Vandal' Print Release

    Mr. Brainwash 'Chocolate Vandal' Edition of 50 Size: 22 x 30 Inches [caption id= Mr. Brainwash 'Chocolate Vandal' Edition of 50 Size: 22 x 30 Inches [caption id="attachment_1098" align="aligncenter" width="459" caption=00 Each

    Just got word that the next print release from Mr Hot is ready to go. On Thursday March 26th at 3pm EST 'Chocolate Girl' a 22 x 30 inch screen print, signed + numbered by the artist on textured archival paper with an edition size of only 50 will be released. The image is Mr Brainwash's interpretation of Jean-Étienne Liotard's 'The Chocolate Girl'. Originally painted in 1744. Check out the differences between the (above) Brainwashed 2009, (below) the OG Liotard version from 1744, son!



    Click on the Mr Brainwash version to bounce to his website to buy this print!




    Jean-Étienne Liotard 'The Chocolate Girl' Pastel On Parchment Size: 52.5× 82.5cm Liotard 'The Chocolate Girl' Pastel On Parchment Size: 52.5× 82.5cm

    Sunday
    Mar222009

    Joshua Budich 'The Dragon' Final Release



    Joshua Budich 'The Dragon' Edition of 45 Size: 18 x 24 Inches $35 Each
    Joshua Budich 'The Dragon' Edition of 45 Size: 18 x 24 Inches $35 Each

    I just received an email reminder that tomorrow is the final release of 'The Dragon' the wicked Bruce Lee piece that Joshua Budich pre-released on Friday. Word is there are only 15 prints left. So, you know the drill. March 23rd 3pm EST will be the second and FINAL drop for 'The Dragon.' Be there on time or you're gonna miss out! As long as he keeps picking awesome subjects he will remain on the scene for ages. Click here!

    Saturday
    Mar212009

    Eine 'Shutter Font' World Record Attempt



    Eine 'Shutter Font' Edition of 150 Eine 'Shutter Font' Edition of 150

    Here goes my boy again, not only is he a hero but now he is breaking records. Wicked!!


    The East End's finest screen print gallery Nelly Duff is working with the world renowned street artist EINE and a collective of mad artisan printers in a feat of technical printing brilliance (or craziness!) never before seen. The record attempt starts on March 18th screen-printing EINE's internationally recognised full colour shutter font artwork with the most individual spot colours ever editioned entirely by hand.  Each of the hand pulled artworks from the edition of 150 will take up to six weeks to complete because of the complexity of the process. A Record Attempt show illustrating the process will be held on May 7th 2009 at 6.30pm, at an address some where in central London, please see Nellyduff.com for details. Half of the edition will be available to purchase on the night of the show. The remaining half of the print edition will be made available by pre-sale at NellyDuff.com on Wednesday April 22nd 2009

    Saturday
    Mar212009

    Emek Thievery Corporation Plexi Glass Piece



    Emek 'Thievery Corporation' Edition of 100 Size: 18 x 24 Inches $100 Each
    Emek 'Thievery Corporation' Edition of 100 Size: 18 x 24 Inches $100 Each

    Here is one of the best pieces I have seen in quite a while, this is Emek's latest piece for one of the best bands in the world... Thievery Corporation gig in Philadelphia one or so ago. The cool part about this piece is the wicked subway map vibe I get from it! Memories of riding the tube in London last year :) There happens to be a contest associated with this release, here are the details:



    For this sale you don't need the fastest computer, or to sit by your desk all day, but you will need to put some thought into it...
    Email us at emek@emek.net with your answer (letter only) sometime between now and midnight on Saturday March 21st.
    Give us a few days to respond to the winners on how to purchase, then we will send out another broadcast when the sale is complete.

    One of the great things about art is that the viewer can decide what it means to them. However, the goal of an artist is often to express his/her feelings and thoughts about something... So the challenge here is to decide what do you think i intended the art in this poster to mean.


    DIRECTIONS:



    Choose the answer that best describes the meaning of the art in this poster as you think Emek intended.
    In your email, ONLY put the letter (A, B, C,...) of your answer into the SUBJECT of the email
    send your email to emek@emek.net BEFORE midnight on Saturday March 21,2009.

    QUESTION:
    What is the meaning of the art for this poster?

    A) Its based on the notion that the individual is a microcosm of society at large, our heart must lead us on the right path, just as we hope society reflects mankind's higher purpose.
    B) Technology is taking over the heart.
    C) deus ex machina:  "heart from the machine" ... has come to mean a device that solves the conflict of a narrative.
    D) Its an analogy for the human condition, wherein the nature of our existence becomes more predominated by our reliance upon technologically regulated constructs that inhibit our cognition and diverts us on a path away from our true subconscious understanding of the world around us.
    E) Its based on the Thievery Corporation song about people turning into computers.
    F)  Electronic music that has a soul and addresses the conflics that are a part of life.
    G) It represents the duality of all music - the balance of opposites.
    H) All of the above.
    I) i dunno, i just want to flip it.
    J) This contest is just an experiment to test peoples attention spans and see if you can read till the end.
    Thanks for playing,
    Emek

    Saturday
    Mar212009

    Great Anthony Lister Video From His Recent Italian Show

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wi4W0oEee1E]


    This is a great example how artists adjust there work as they progress, notice the font that is later covered over!


    I love Lister, his super hero series is amazing - right up there with miss bugs!

    Saturday
    Mar212009

    Sorry, I Have Been Sick The Last Two Days

    i will be updating the blog shortly

    Thursday
    Mar192009

    Prefab Re-release At Elektrik Sheep




    Prefab 'Intruder' Edition of 25 Size: 70 x 100cm £80 Each Prefab 'Intruder' Edition of 25 Size: 70 x 100cm £80 Each

    I just got the word that Electrik sheep has just re-released a few of the Prefab 'Intruder' print. Prefab is the genius behind the long sold out 'Thick As Thieves' print. This 'Intruder' print he did is huge at 70cm x 100cm and it has custom gold and silver details on the crowbar, each print has the crow bar painted a either gold or silver. When you order make sure you specify which colour you prefer. Cheers

    Thursday
    Mar192009

    Obey/Bad Brains/Glen Friedman Collab Print Release



    Obey+Glen Friedman 'Bad Brains' Edition of 425 Size: 24 x 18 Inches $125 Each
    Obey+Glen Friedman 'Bad Brains' Edition of 425 Size: 24 x 18 Inches $125 Each

    Here is next week's release from Obey!



    Bad Brains Collaboration Print


    Bad Brains are one of my favorite punk/hardcore groups of all time. If you don’t have their self titled debut, “Rock For Light”, “I Against I”, or “Quickness”, they are all essential. I first heard Bad Brains at the beginning of 1984 when my friend lent me the brilliantly curated and titled Alternative Tentacles compilation “Let Then Eat Jellybeans”(A Ronald Reagan dessert favorite update to the Marie Antoinette slogan “Let them eat cake”). The Bad Brains song “Pay to Cum” from their first album was on the comp along with songs by Black Flag, The Dead Kennedys, The Circle Jerks, Flipper, etc.. I then went out to find full length records by all those bands. I soon discovered Minor Threat as well, and learned that Bad Brains had influenced their vocalist Ian MacKaye and Black flag vocalist Henry Rollins who were from Washington DC where Bad Brains had started as well. The Bad Brains were also a huge influence for the Beastie Boys. This collaboration ties into almost all of the bands I mentioned because they were almost all iconically shot at various times by photographer Glen E. Friedman. Glen shot a lot of great photos of Bad Brains and a few different shots were spliced together as the reference for this poster illustration. If you don’t know Glen’s work, and you should… go to burningflags.com.


    This Bad Brains Collaboration Print is signed by Glen, Shep, and all the original members of Bad Brains.


    Screen print is 24 x 18 inches, 3 colour process. Edition of 425, Only $120 Each


    Wednesday
    Mar182009

    WOW, Win A Banksy 'Trolleys' Colour Print For Only 1 Penny



    Banksy 'Trolleys' For 1 Penny Banksy 'Trolleys' For Only 1 Penny

    No Jokes!!!, Click here to enter the contest, you will need to be able to attend the secret location party on March 27th, in London, U.K.

    Wednesday
    Mar182009

    Miss Bugs 'The Faceless Art 3' Triptych Upcoming Release

    Miss Bugs 'The Faceless Art 3' Triptych Edition of 30 Size: 50 x 70cm [caption id=[/caption]140 Per Triptych or "Miss Bugs 'The Faceless Art 3' Triptych Edition of 30 Size: 50 x 70cm $1140 Per Triptych or $380 Each"80 Each" width="497" height="327" /> Miss Bugs 'The Faceless Art 3' Triptych Edition of 30 Size: 50 x 70cm [caption id="attachment_1070" align="aligncenter" width="497" caption="Miss Bugs 'The Faceless Art 3' Triptych Edition of 30 Size: 50 x 70cm $1140 Per Triptych or $380 Each"]Miss Bugs 'The Faceless Art 3' Triptych Edition of 30 Size: 50 x 70cm $1140 Per Triptych or $380 Each[/caption]140 Per Triptych or "Miss Bugs 'The Faceless Art 3' Triptych Edition of 30 Size: 50 x 70cm $1140 Per Triptych or $380 Each"80 Each


    Here is the latest work from Miss Bugs, she has a hot theme of super heroes going and it looks so awesome. She really has a knack for really bringing out the boldness of her colors without jeopardizing the subject. This is a very small edition of only 30 and the pieces are 50 x 70 cm each. These beauties have 5 layer aerosol on top of 2 layer silk screen on to 2mm thin aluminum. Amazing work!! I look forward to adding her artwork to my collection. These will be made available in conjunction with her show at The Brooklynite Gallery opening on April 4th, 2009 .