Artist INSA has finished his Girls on Bikes series, combining the two-wheeled cultural hip of the last few years with some seriously cute girls. Watch them ride in front of INSA’s murals across Los Angeles, London, Ghent and Hong Kong, while pretty much falling out of their clothes.
We at Zoot love fixies, and adore amazingly hot women, so umm, yea. We like this project by INSA.
Kenny Scharf can finally stop worrying about writers tagging over his mural on Bowery. French street artist JR will now be the one wondering just how long it will take for his Squinting photo mural to be the next graffiti hot spot. The new piece of DJ Two Bear is high in contrast to Scharf’s colored dripping faces. Lets see how long this will last before it is completely covered in random tags.
In a matter of hours, Banksy’s latest piece which was a tribute to London graffiti writer TOX who was recently convicted of criminal damage, had been identified, located, measured, and then boarded up! Presumably, the work was covered to protect Jeffrey’s Street residents from getting a new window chiseled out of their wall for some eBay coin. This is getting ridiculous.
Over the weekend, the citizens of Sofia, Bulgaria awoke to find a public monument to Red Army defaced by an unknown interventionist. The statues of Soviet soldiers who “liberated” Bulgaria in 1944 were painted as Superman, Ronald McDonald, Santa Claus and other pop culture icons of capitalist Americana. Below it, a graffiti caption read: “In step with the times!”
WHY SO SERIOUS!?!?
Someone who is calling themselves Looons gave this tree in Hells Kitchen a nice jacket last night. Too bad today is hands down the nicest day of the year in NYC. Even though this yarn tree jacket design looks amazing, and is not at all harmful, Im sure people will find a way to call in vandalism and complain about it. It is nice however, to see artists exploring all avenues of street art, even ones that arent permanent.
LA-based artist Eddie Colla gave a personal view of MOCA’s latest gallery opening with a billboard and a shot at the museum’s curator Jeffrey Deitch. MOCA’s show is just another example of how people want to prosecute and badmouth street artists, but at the same time find a way to make money off of them.
This new piece by Alabama street artist Priest appeared on a side of an insurance building in downtown Mobile, attracting a crowd and the local media. We covered Priest once before and all of his art really carries a political/Banksy feel. Keep up the good work!
A graffiti writer in Brooklyn offers up some advice to fellow vandals and New Yorkers in general from a Williamsburg rooftop. I see this every morning while Im waiting for the M train at the Marcy stop in Williamsburg, and each and everytime, it reminds me to keep on pushing. Graffiti is a really funny thing. People either complain about it, or embrace it and when it is a inspiring quote or touching picture, it can mean so much more.
KATSU is creating havoc around New York City. The graffiti artist is back at it with his personal spin on Nike and MoMA ads, featuring the likes of Steve Jobs, Bill Murry, Jay-Z, a young Morrissey, and Kurt Cobain. The other day I was walking down East Houston and saw Lil Wayne with the MoMa tag line above it. I obviously stopped dead in my tracks, pulled out my phone, and checked to see if there was a Lil Weezy exhibit at the MoMa. At least he fooled me. Catch them if you can, they really are awesome.
Swedish street artist Akay created a robotic device to spray paint rainbows. Akay’s campaign “Instruments of Mass Destructions” revolves around creating complex technical and robotic ways to create street art. A nice rainbow would brighten up anyones day as they walk down the street.