There's new high profile street art from Banksy, who says on his website that Gaza is often described as 'the world's largest open air prison' because no-one is allowed to enter or leave. But that seems a bit unfair to prisons — they don't have their electricity and drinking water cut off randomly almost every day." It comes with a two-minute film.
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Self-produced videos are also calculated ways to distribute destruction of art. ISIS militants destroy antiquities in Iraq and sends out video.
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The city of Sacramento and its NBA team want to commission a sculpture by Jeff Koons for new downtown arena. At $8 million it will be the most expensive public art piece in that city’s history.
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North Seattle mural honoring Native Americans took 12 years to create and one night to deface.
In 1938, Talladega College commissioned artist Hale Woodruff to create murals telling the story of the Amistad. A traveling exhibition organized by the High Museum in Atlanta showcases the Talladega murals, now on view at the Smithsonian.
How toons are invading contemporary art in two ways.
Artistic murals and “street art” are subject of “The Unexpected Project: Festival of Murals” set for September in Fort Smith. Time Record. (The news source for Fort Smith, Western Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma).
REVIEW: "20 Years Under the Influence" and "SLANG Aesthetics!" a new solo show by Robert Williams.
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REVIEW: "Mr. Rand didn’t invent branding, but he did it as well as anyone ever has or is likely to, a point driven home in an entertaining and enlightening way in “Everything Is Design: The Work of Paul Rand” at the Museum of the City of New York."
REVIEW: “The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World” at MoMA.
Above: Stephen Hendee created sculpture for the celebration of 30 years of public art programming in the City of Las Vegas.