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Monday, October 12th, 2009

Blu Decorates Deitch Studios

(All Images/Video via Blu.)

The Italian street and mural artist Blu recently completed a new outdoor commission at Deitch Studios’ Long Island City Warehouse space. Check out this time-lapsed video and photos from the project.

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Monday, August 24th, 2009

Farewell, Josh.


Today, a friend lost his life in a scooter accident while driving across the Williamsburg Bridge, here in NYC. Word came in shortly after reading the day’s blog posts about the new Judith Supine piece on top of the bridge. Though not its intent, I can’t help but feel it’s an appropriate memorial to one of the nicest guys I can think of.  Goodnight Josh Link– rest in peace and dreams. Our prayers are with your family.

Image: Wooster Collective/S. Duncan

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Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Illegal Ads Cover Illegal Art

Image: amolho4

Looks like this great Conor Harrington that quietly resided for the past ten month on the corner of W. 13th and Washington Streets in Manhattan’s West Village has finally run it’s course. It would be disappointing but understandable if the mural had been defaced by other graffiti writers or reclaimed by the wall’s rightful owners. Instead, it has been covered by yet another illegal NPA City Outdoor advertisement, which the Public Ad Campaign have been diligently documenting. Keep up the good work guys, and a nod to LunaPark as well for being early on the lead.

Image: sabeth718

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Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Echigo-Tsumari’s Rural Wonderland


The Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial opened last week across the rural landscape of Niigata prefecture in central Japan, approximately two hours from Tokyo. The fourth edition of the festival, which began ten years ago, brings together more than 350 works of art, scattered over 470+ miles of communities, rice fields, vacant houses and closed schools. While most of the participating artists are native to Japan, many other nations are represented, spanning Asia, Europe, North and South America, Africa and Australia. In addition to the hundreds of artworks, several special events and performances are scheduled throughout the run of the festival, and as the Guardian’s Danielle Demetriou notes, the world’s largest outdoor art festival has played an important role in revitalizing an otherwise isolated, depopulated region.

The festival runs through September 13. Visitor and travel information can be found here.

Read on for a selection of  ETAT installations, including works by Antony Gormley, Cai Guo Qiang, Christian Boltanski+Jean Kalma, and Stasys + Kolodziejski. Read the rest of this entry »

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