Hanksy Presents: “Surplus Candy” Los Angeles, CA.


This past Saturday, NYC-based artist and pun extraordinaire Hanksy led an art take over on an abandoned mansion in South Central LA. Titled Surplus Candy, the one day only show featured work from over 100 artists from around the world.

In the week leading up to the event the artists ran amok throughout the home and had their way with the walls. The exterior of the home was a traditional, albeit kind of creepy, 100+ year old mansion, while the inside was a paint wonderland. Narrow staircases and long corridors led to room after room of a wide variety of art styles. Hanksy commented that “The mansion is empty. It’s over a century old and while it’s a bit banged up, it’s still a magnificent beast. And after it’s all painted up, it’ll be a perfect metaphor for Hollywood. Pretty and pristine on the outside, but all fucked up on the inside.”

While mentions of Surplus Candy could be found in the social media realm before the opening through their hashtag #surpluscandy, the exact location wasn’t revealed until mere hours before the event. The top secret nature only helped piqued people’s interest. Practically everyone inside was on their phones taking pictures while everyone outside were anxiously texting their friends to get them in. Lines to check out the inside wrapped around the home and they even had to turn away people at the end of the night. With no brands, no sponsors and no money involved just over 2000 people showed up proving that Hanksy really knows how to throw a party.

After the show, the entire home was buffed over as if the event never happened. The hyper-transitory event mimics the fleeting nature of unsanctioned art in the street. Enjoy our full recap from the first stages of the empty home to the madhouse it became.

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Photos: Birdman

Text: Keisha Leng

Moniker Art Fair 2015 – Win Tickets

Moniker Art Fair returns for its sixth year, on October 15–18 at the Old Truman Brewery, having firmly established itself as London’s premiere event for contemporary art with its roots embedded in urban culture.

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Building on the foundations of five years experience and it’s continued success, Moniker Art Fair will be again venue-sharing with London’s leading artist-led fair, The Other Art Fair, in what will be a showcase of independent and established talent all under one roof in East London’s iconic Old Truman Brewery.

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Remi Rough – Home

Remi Rough’s latest show opens at Scream London tonight… Get down to see the latest linear disruptions from one of the key figures in the Graffuturism movement.

Remi Rough HOME show invite

VNA will also have one of his hand-finished spray cans up for grabs in a competition coming soon… Stay tuned to our social media for further information.

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‘Your Not My Type’ – Ben Eine


StolenSpace is proud to present an inaugural solo show from one of the most renowned names in British Street Art, Ben Eine titled ‘Your Not My Type’*

Eine remains one of London’s most prolific and original street artists specializing in the central element of all graffiti – the form of letters.


Sticking with his iconic style of typography that shot him to fame, this new body of work promises to be stunning as ever.

The opening reception is Thursday, 8th October from 6-9 pm, the show opens to the public on 9th October and closes on 22nd November.

*’Four letters looked better than five’ – Ben Eine


Felipe Pantone – Video portrait by Selina Miles

Portrait of an Artist | Felipe Pantone from Selina Miles on Vimeo.

A series of facts of varying importance on the topic of Felipe Pantone.

Felipe Pantone is a contemporary slash kinetic slash graffiti artist living in Valencia, Spain. Selina Miles is a video director from Brisbane, Australia. Together, they celebrate their love of the internet and facts in this short film, directed and edited by Selina Miles.

Felipe Pantone’s body of work spans from graffiti to kinetic art. Strong contrasts, vivid colors, effects, and the use of mixed medium and varied technique combine to impact strongly on the viewer. What really intrigues is not the striking nature of his work, but the artist’s journey to discover this aesthetic. We live in a time where more images are produced than can possibly be seen, and the impetus for an artist to stand out from the others is stronger than ever. Information flows at an exponentially increasing rate, a leitmotif recurrent in Felipe Pantone’s compositions, his hyperactivity, working methods and his constant traveling around the world.

It was during this travel he met Selina Miles, an Australian filmmaker who specializes in documenting graffiti and street art. With a deep love for new techniques, camera tricks and fast-paced, energetic short films, Selina accepted Felipe’s challenge of cramming as much information as possible into a 5 minute film.

‘Stereodynamica’ by Felipe Pantone opens at Backwoods Gallery Friday October 16th from 6pm.



Steve Cross x VNA x Aisle6ix

Steve Cross is a world class artist based in Melbourne – he is a drawer, sketcher, painter, tattoo artist, muralist and illustrator amongst other things… VNA teamed up with him to create this awesome 6-colour screen-printed t-shirt, produced by Aisle6ix Industries in Sydney.

This process video was put together by the legends from Paste Studios, it’s how the printing for 6 colour spot process T-shirts we printed for VNA Magazine x Steve Cross Collaboration went down.
Shouts to the Aisle6ix crew for all the hard work and Alex from Paste Studio’s for putting this video together.

Stay posted for the drop of these tees coming soon…



Finok Is Showing “Sorrir e Chorar” @ Galleria Patricia Armocida in Milan


Brazilian artist Finok, member of the infamous VLOK crew, is currently having a solo show with Galleria Patricia Armocida in Milan. Titled “Sorrir e Chorar” (Smile and Cry) the show is based around the idea of duality, or two sides of the same coin, and is created using elements from Brazilian culture and tradition.

By incorporating modified graffiti characters into these traditional objects and concepts, the prolific artist creates unique mix of styles which resembles the colorful and vibrant culture of his homeland. Though playful at first, reuse of familiar children toys such as kites (pipas) and hot air balloons (baloes), represents the rough life and unforgiving environment in which kids are growing up in Brazil. These games include cutting down opponents’ kites or blazing gigantic balloons that take months to build, and for the artist they symbolize a way of preparing for the perils that come with adult life. The show includes six medium-scale works on canvas and wood, fifteen drawings, five sculptures, and three site-specific installations and feels like his most comprehensive show to date.

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Lucy Sparrow – Madame Roxy’s Erotic Emporium


While London’s Soho undergoes sterilisation with strip clubs and sex shops being swept away in favour of trendy wine bars and hipster coffee shops, so Britain’s laws on pornography are also being cleansed, with the prohibition of the depiction of practices like face-sitting, female ejaculation and even whipping. Now British artist Lucy Sparrow is hitting back at the growing influence of the neo- Puritans and prudery with her latest show: a Soho sex shop created entirely from felt.

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