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Montana Cans presents: Between Street and Art – Miami Art Basel 2014

More and more Street Artists and Graffiti Writers find their way into the professional art world. They create a whole new market that grows with the interests of prominent buyers like Pharell or Swizz Beatz. At the same time these two worlds still seem very seperated and only a view Street-Artists are recognized by the Fine Art scene and galleries. During last years Art Basel week in Miami we met Revok, Shepard Fairey and Cleon Peterson, talked about their view on their own development and heard some interesting tips to make a career in the art world.

Video Shot by www.marcus-werner.com
Also visit: www.montana-cans.com

VNA Limited Edition – London Launch

We are proud to announce the launch of our Cleon Peterson Limited Edition box set, printed in the UK by White Duck Screen Print, with support from Sixpoint Brewery, at Number Six, London. To attend, please email: rsvp@verynearlyalmost.com

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The first 25 people to arrive will get a free copy of the regular edition of the latest magazine, featuring interviews with Ricky Powell, Ron English, Blek Le Rat, Persue, James Bullough, Travis Price, Jessica Albarn, 1xRUN / Inner State Gallery, Tony Arcabascio and Mattis Dovier.

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With photography in SanJuan by Charlotte Dutoit of Justkids, Birdman, Nicole Reed, Tim Hans and more, it’s packed full of the worlds finest art culture.

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To purchase copies of the magazine, visit our online store:

www.verynearlyalmost.com/shop/vna-issue-29

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SURFACE by Søren Solkær

Danish photographer Søren Solkær has put together one of the finest books of artist portraiture we’ve see in a long time! Featuring over 130 portraits of the worlds leading artists and some of the hottest new talent, this incredible book has everyone from Seen, Dabs Myla, ELLE, Shepard Fairey, Lady Pink, Swoon, Invader, London Police, Vexta and more…

Taken over 3 years, in 13 cities, the book will be launched alongside international exhibitions. We’re pretty excited.

www.sorensolkaer.com

Lie Cheat Steal – Run The Jewels/Tag The Jewels

Invade Tv Productions and Phantoms of Space made us this little behind the scenes flick Run The Jewels’ latest Music Video ‘Lie Cheat Steal’ Directed by Ruff Mercy of My Accomplice, featuring artwork by Onga, Sepr and Jon 5.

Growing up in the 80s, loving all things hip hop… El-P and Killer Mike talk about two elements of the genre; Graffiti and Rap Music and about how much this piece means to them, and the significance of hip hop culture that leads to artist collaborations like this.

Artists Jon 5, Onga and Sepr create an amazing Run The Jewels piece in Shoreditch, London for the music video.

Artists:

Onga: www.instagram.com/ongab
Sepr: www.instagram.com/sepr
Jon 5: www.instagram.com/jon425th

With props to Chrome & Black for paint support.

www.chromeandblack.com

Directed by James Sharrock www.facebook.com/jamessharrockphotographer
Edited by Trevor Poulsum www.facebook.com/trevor.poulsum
Camera: James Sharrock and Doug Gillen
Interview by Doug Gillen www.facebook.com/fifthwalltv

You can watch the full music video here:

www.runthejewels.net

www.myaccomplice.co.uk

www.ruffmercy.com

www.invade.tv

VNA Launch – Subliminal Projects LA

A few shots from Birdman of our LA launch at Subliminal Projects with the Limited Edition VNA 29 by Cleon Peterson, printed by White Duck Screen Print. It was great to see so many awesome people come down, thanks to everyone that passed through and special shouts to Sixpoint Brewery for the delicious beer!

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VNA Goes To LA

VNA Magazine is proud to present the release of the Issue 29 Limited Edition Box Set, featuring artwork from world-renowned artist Cleon Peterson.

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We would be delighted if you could join us to celebrate this release at Subliminal Projects on Saturday 14th February, 6-9pm (It’s Valentines Day, so feel free to bring us flowers and chocolate).

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We will be giving away free copies of the regular issue of VNA 29 as our Valentines gift to the first 100 people to arrive and sharing delicious Sixpoint Brewery beers between 6-9pm.

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Available to buy from the LA Launch, the Box Set features a custom screen-printed box, die-cut sticker set, postcards and hand screen-printed copy of VNA 29, printed at White Duck Screen Print in the UK.

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Each set is individually numbered from an edition of /150 and signed by Peterson, they are available exclusively from the live launches in London and LA, with a small number held back for international release online.

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For more information, please email info@verynearlyalmost.com

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Regular copies of the magazine are also available to buy online now:

www.verynearlyalmost.com/shop/vna-issue-29

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For more information, follow us on social media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more, all @vnamagazine

Ron English – Sketchbox – Mini Interview

Ron English is one of the most technically adept and prolific artists alive. Taking out billboards all over the globe with his own hard-hitting political messages, he has risen to the top in popular art culture. English’s own brand of ‘Popaganda’ takes many images and ideas from modern culture and injects them with his own dry, cutting humour. Most notably, he designed the character for American junk-food exposé, Super Size Me, and produced a mash-up portrait of Presidents Obama and Lincoln for the 2008 electoral campaign.

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VNA is hosting a Q&A session with Ron this evening at Boxpark, from 6-7pm, if you have anything you want us to ask, tweet it to @boxpark and @vnamagazine. In the meantime, we asked the big man a few questions of our own below:

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PUBLIC AD CAMPAIGN

The Public Ad Campaign has been underway for a while now. Founder Jordan Seiler has finally finished the website for PublicAccess, marking the next stage of the project and providing a solid infrastructure for the open source project. You can now buy keys online, or download 3D print files for bus shelters worldwide. Some of the artists have already been taking advantage of the keys, with artwork from ELLE, Icy & Sot, Lister, Pac and more popping up all over the globe.

Read more below from Seiler on the ideas behind the project.

ELLE Ad Takeover photo by Sceneinnyc.blogspot.com

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POW! WOW! Taipei – Taiwan – 2014

The POW! WOW! team took Taipei by storm at the festival’s Taiwan debut in 2014. Bringing together international and local artists from across the board, street art heavyweights such as Aaron De La Cruz, Apex, Dabs1, INSA, James Jean, Brendan Monroe and Madsteez painted alongside regional talents like Reach, Mr.OGAY, Seazk, Saym, Zishi, Xue and Vita Yang. See it all in action in this video documenting POW! WOW! Taiwan’s quest to paint massive murals and their battles with typhoons.
Directed by Vincent Ricafort.

www.powwowhawaii.com