On November 17th, iconic graffiti artist FUTURA turned 60. To celebrate his birthday and decades worth of artistic output, MONTANA-CANS have created a special colourway, the FUTURA 2000 Black, as part of their Iconic Series. For the global pre-launch, FUTURA asked his friends at ACRONYM® to collaborate on an exclusive design to appear on the can, produced in a limited run and for this occasion only.
Canal180, in partnership with VNA, recently produced a documentary with INSA to document their event in Abrantes, Portugal, earlier in the summer.
During 5 hot days, INSA painted several layers in stages (which were later transformed into a digital GIF as part of his ongoing ‘Gif-iti project), at the historical centre of Abrantes, for the 180 Creative Camp event.
INEVITABILITY is a genuine conversation where the artist speaks about his roots, his message and his personal approach about the meaning of art in our lives.
Portuguese artist AKACorleone is the next artist to join The Jaunt, the art and travel project that sends artists all over the world to find inspiration. Artists who have participated in the project previously include Mike Perry, Niels Shoe Meulman, Cleon Peterson, Hedof, Collin van der Sluijs, and many, many others. For AKACorleone’s trip we are traveling to Catania, on the beautiful island of Sicily, Italy. A place with it’s obvious mafia history, but also home of Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe. After AKACorleone comes home from his trip, he’ll visualize his new found inspiration into an artwork which will be produced as a limited edition screen print. This print is now for sale, at sight unseen, on the website of The Jaunt – www.thejaunt.net/trips. Make sure you order one of the prints before the trip starts, before you miss your chance!
We caught up with AKACorleone recently to get the lowdown before his Jaunt:
– Hey Pedro, What’s up? What are you working on at the moment?
Hey! All good in sunny Lisbon, super busy working on some new projects, preparing a few murals in Lisbon, also having fun experimenting with some new art pieces on my studio, I rarely have the opportunity to do this and it´s one of my favourite things, just play with new media, materials techniques, feel like a mad scientist!
Beau Stanton’s latest print, TITAN, is released November 12th, 2015 at 12pm PCT
2015. An edition of 100, each one is signed and numbered on reverse by Beau Stanton, this 14″x14″ giclee Digital print on Russian Birch wood comes finished with a molded black frame.
A multi-disciplinary artist, Beau Stanton’s work takes the form of paintings, murals, large scale installations, stained glass, and multimedia animations. Focusing on meticulous technique and craft, Stanton’s work is heavily informed by historic ornamentation, religious iconography, and classical painting. A keen interest in iconic visual symbols and Jungian archetypes often provides the foundation for his images.
Ahead of his new show, we have an exclusive interview with Unga of Broken Fingaz Crew, by Hyland Mather, director of Andenken Gallery.
Due to the hand-made rings, we’ve been waiting on stock to arrive so we can send these out, but now they’re here and we think this is probably the best Limited Edition box set we’ve ever done…
The rings, designed by CYRCLE, are a pewter version of their previous design, which was cast in brass. These weighty pieces are made as collectible showcase items and not for actual use, but they come in 2 different sizes, large and small. The rings are a lenticular design and read ‘CHAOS’ looking one way across the ridges and ‘ORDER’ reading the other way. The dual nature of the rings reflects the duality of CYRCLE’s work.
Also included in the set is a front & back screen-printed magazine, signed by CYRCLE, complete with 2 photo-prints and a set of 4 stickers, all of this is then wrapped in a matching protective screen-printed sleeve. This really is one of our finest productions and priced at only £50, it’s an absolute steal. We don’t expect them to stick around long…
We apologise in advance to our international customers as the postage on these is quite high, but due to the high value of the set, we want to make sure they all reach you without disappearing along the way, so please bear that in mind when ordering.
To order your copy, head over to: www.verynearlyalmost.com/shop/cyrcle-signed-limited-edition-vna-31
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.
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.
One of Australia’s most in-demand street artists, Fintan Magee, has taken his art to an entirely new level with his latest five-storey portrait, which is now one of Sydney’s tallest city murals.
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.
1xRun’s Murals In The Market festival continues, bringing with it some large-scale work from some of the best national and international artists. We caught a few shots from some of the pieces to wrap your eyes round…