"This is Banksy's graffiti rendered into 3D"
Earlier today we saw photos of Banksy‘s new art exhibit/installation Dismaland, which is a 2.5 acre life-size dystopian amusement park that showcases the artwork of over 50 artists. Right now, we get to see an excellent video tour of Dismaland, provided by Channel 4 News. The photos we saw earlier are great but this video tour gives us a much better understanding what this Banksy exhibit truly entails. For those of us who are unable to travel to the UK to visit Dismaland in person, this video is a nice consolation prize. Have a look above and see what Banksy‘s Dismaland is all about, in all it’s depressing glory.
The Crappiest Place on Earth
Back in the Fall of 2013, UK street artist Banksy orchestrated a month-long art residency in the city of NYC, NY where he unveiled a new art piece/installation every single day for 30 days straight. The residency was so popular that it was turned into a brilliant documentary film titled Banksy Does New York. Today we learn that Banksy has produced a new art exhibit in the UK by transforming an abandoned vacation resort called the Tropicana into a 2.5 acre, life-size amusement park called Dismaland. The exhibit/installation will be open to the public for 5 weeks only (it opens officially to the public on August 22) and will feature artwork not only by Banksy but by other artists like Damien Hirst, Jenny Holzer, Jimmy Cauty and others. Banksy describes his “bemusement park” as a “family theme park unsuitable for children”. The photos gathered in this gallery were shot by Christopher Jobson for Collossal and give us a pretty good feel for what attendees will see on display when this exhibit opens to the public. HERE is the official site for Dismaland which offers official information about how folks can secure the very in-demand tickets to visit, as well as official promo photos for the exhibit as provided by Banksy. I am absolutely crushed that there is no way that I can fly out to the UK to see this exhibit in person because I am obsessed with the idea of this show. Dismaland may be the Crappiest Place on Earth but it looks like a really amazing place for art fans … street or otherwise.
Then He Deletes the Photo
Justin Bieber went and got himself a new tattoo to add to his growing collection of body ink and he proudly showed off his new piece on his official Twitter profile earlier today. But, for some reason, The Biebs then decided to delete the photo entirely from his timeline. Fortunately, once something makes its way online, it ends up staying online forever. JB got a piece by British graffiti artist superstar Banksy tattooed on his forearm. No word on why he decided to take down the photo but you can see Justin‘s new Banksy tattoo in full below. More »
Posted under: Banksy, Justin Bieber
PRAY 4 PHILIPPINES
Yesterday we learned that popstar Justin Bieber got in trubs with the law (again) after he hosted a party rager that resulted in a few disturbing the peace complaints by his neighbors. But before The Biebs played party host in his home, he was moved Saturday evening to do something to help out his fellow man. Bieber, a budding graffiti artist these days, decided to collaborate with some guy named Milk Tyson on a piece of street art that is meant to help raise awareness (and funds) for the victims of the recent typhoon in the Philippines. Click below to see a photo of JB posing with his charitable masterpiece and find out how he plans to raise funds for people in need in the Philippines. More »
Posted under: Justin Bieber, Milk Tyson
He only made $420
For the past week or so, famed graffiti artist Banksy has been running all over NYC, NY putting up new artwork for fans to seek out and admire for an art residency he is calling Better Out Than In. As is his style, Banksy has been working in secret installing his graffiti artwork and, in some instances, orchestrating elaborate art installations. On Saturday, Banksy set up a stall next to Central Park where he sold original spray paint artwork for $60 each, a HUGE bargain considering his artwork sells for $10,000+ at auction. The only problem for collectors was that no one knew that the stall was selling original Banksy pieces. Big cities like NYC have lots of bootleg stalls that sell cheap reproductions of Banksy‘s work so, it makes sense why most people would overlook a stall featuring “his artwork”. The Art Sale was just the latest of Banky‘s brilliant art installations. The video above, published on Banksy‘s official website, shows the world how his Art Sale went. Click below to read what Banksy has to say about his little gag and find out if he plans on orchestrating another Art Sale any time soon.
The TV Guide
The beautiful high 70-degree weather here in SoCal was just too hard to resist yesterday so I finally managed to get out of the house and enjoy it. For the past few days, I’ve been chillin’ in my home doing a whole lotta nothing but yesterday, I decided to get out and enjoy the fresh air. I didn’t really leave the house with an agenda, I just wanted to get outside and soak up the sun. I decided to go for a long walk along Melrose Ave. and, wouldn’t you know it, I inadvertently did some shopping. I’m basically blaming it on the beautiful weather :D More »
The TV Guide
Yesterday was a mostly quiet but very productive day for me. I spent much of the day redecorating my home. I did some furniture shopping on Friday and early Saturday morning it was all delivered. I still have a couple more things to get but overall, my place is coming together. David and I have very different decorating styles and for the entire time we lived together, much of our home was decorated to his liking. While I didn’t mind the minimal sparcity, it’s not really the way that I would’ve done things. Now is the time for me to make my home more me. More »
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The TV Guide
Yesterday was a marginally bizzy day for me. I had a bit of running around to do in the afternoon and then last night, David and I met up with Tam and Rob for a long overdue dinner/hang session. Because David and I have to fly back East this weekend for another wedding (#6 of 8, if you’re keeping count) I had to run a few errands before we fly off again. I managed to get everything done, meet up with David as his office and then make our way to Silverlake to meet up with Tam and Rob. More »
This is definitely an exciting time for London; the 2012 Olympics are underway and many of us just witnessed the amazing spectacle that was their opening ceremony (we’ll try to forgive NBC for cutting out Emeli Sandé‘s tribute performance). But well-know street artists like Banksy and Mau Mau have a different take on the London Olympics. A few days before the opening ceremony police started cracking down heavily on street artists, even making several arrests. They vowed to remove any graffiti they found, but that didn’t stop Banksy and a few other from having their see. Peep the gallery for two new works from Banksy and other street artists whose graffiti is mixing (and mashing up against) contemporary London politics and culture. I also couldn’t resist adding a few more Banksy works that were, technically, unrelated. Checkie out!
Street Art Makes Life Happy
here are plenty of good reasons to be semi-addicted to Instagram– Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, and Swizz Beatz are a few celebs with very popular accounts, and rightfully so. Here’s one more reason to make goo-goo eyes at what is, arguably, Apple‘s coolest app ever: @Instagrafite (sounds like “insta-grafitti”). This gallery of all things street art just had me lost in a seemingly infinite vortex of beautiful, outrageous images on concrete. Get lost with me inside.