Wooster Collective just posted some images and a fantastic video clip of Banksy’s latest show Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill. It is completely unrecognizable as Banksy work as there are no trademark stencils, no wheatpastes, no graffiti of any kind in the space. Instead there are amazing animatronic sculptures – little chicken mcnuggets drinking from a bbq sauce package, security cameras perched in a nest, fish sticks swimming in a fish bowl, hotdogs lounging in cages with mustard drinking bottles.
If you live in New York city get over to 89 7th Avenue between West 4th and Bleeker Street in the West Village! The show is up until Halloween.
The net has been absolutely flooded with Obama related art (thanks to sites like designforobama) and somehow I managed to completely miss this fantastic print by David Choe. This is the best HOPE image I’ve seen, I guess that’s why UpperPlayground has already sold out of them. I actually met David Choe last year in San Diego while he was painting a mural and it was just amazing to chat for a bit and watch him work.
When I was working at EA awhile back, he was commissioned to do artwork for Need For Speed Underground and we had a laugh about that – at the time it just seemed ridiculous to me, to walk down the halls of EA and see huge David Choe prints – the same guy who used his urine to make drawings in prison. I guess with the future-president (hopefully) of United States really endorsing Shepard Fairey who knows what the future of street art is. Will there be get-out-of-jail-free cards for street artists making public statements for change if Obama is elected?
Found a whole pile of outstanding work by Nicolas Burrows – this first one pretty much sums up my life for the past couple years. The top of his page says Illustration but there is a lot of stuff on there that sorta meanders out of that realm. I particularly like his typeset made from discarded pieces of construction paper.
Aaron Hobson shoots what he calls “cinemascapes” – 4 or 5 sequential vertical images stitched together. He is the main subject in every photo, so in that sense you are looking at a series of self-portraits but the amount of detail in his compositions (and the widescreen dimensions) make them feel like still frames extracted from a larger film.