We posted some of his brilliant mural work on the old site (lost to the Gods), and was happy when he emailed the other day with some of his newest collages. But before we get to those, let's catch up with his mural work first.
Bio: "The Brazilian is son of a bricklayer, Fredone Fone began to work since early age with his father, constructing houses for almost 10 years. He was never present at a school of art, he learned with his father life experiences in the construction world, which for him was fulfilling the function of a school. In 1995 Fredone starts doing signatures in the street and with time he creates the "HumanUrbano" a being of concrete and steel who lives in a city of meat and bone-, an alive dialog between two bodies: the human being and the urban one"
France based motion designer Alexandre Louvenaz emailed over his latest from this '85 classic film.
John Felix Arnold III, solo show
October 3 – November 1, 2014
Opening reception: Fri., October 3rd (6-9pm)
@FFDG, San Francisco
Preview inquiries: email@example.com
San Francisco, CA -- FFDG is pleased to present Oakland-based artist John Felix Arnold III in his first solo show with the gallery entitled “No Destination” including paintings, fabricated found wood assemblages, works on paper, small sculptural works, and sound. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, October 3rd (6-9pm). Beer and wine will be available. John Felix Arnold III will be present.
Great illustrations from the Sao Paulo based Julio Vieira.
Charith Premawardhana has had enough of San Francisco. After 10 years in the Bay Area he has decided to move on — for a variety of reasons and some very personal, but not least because finding a place to live at a reasonable price has become so difficult.
It may also be fair to say Premawardhana, despite all of his education, all of his acumen as a musician and entrepreneur, and all of his indoctrination into the importance of community building, is tired of the artist’s struggle, itself. Life in the garret, with its once alluring blend of purity and grit, is no longer so interesting. ~continue reading
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 9, 2014 at NYC's Lyons Wier Gallery - James Rieck lives and works in Los Angeles and has been represented by Lyons Wier Gallery since 2003.
Comment by AB: "An impressive 20-year survey of work by Jeremy Fish features a solid wall of ink drawings, chronologically ordered, along with a selection of larger pieces along the opposite wall. Bask in the talent and imagination of this truly gifted artist. Definitely worth a visit."
Volkswagon asked JeremyVille, Jeremy Fish, Jeff Soto, Cody Hudson and Andrew Bannecker to each design a VW Golf for their city - Here's Fish's San Francisco themed VW Golf below.
A CNN article on muralists verse taggers and how taggers are going over some of the city's great (and not-so-great) murals.
Now, however, a rolling population of taggers has been wreaking havoc on many of the best murals, by hurriedly spray-painting initials, names, words, acronyms and other lettering across the majestic urban displays. -via CNN
You know, you may not like it, but we thought going over a mural (even a wack one) was out of the question. The city doesn't have older graffiti dudes (and dudettes) to keep the youngins in check... Maybe the older crews (like many artists) were pushed out of SF a long time ago.
Have you seen this Revok, Reyes, and Steel mural on Mission? Oh, you have? Then you might have something in common with Roberto Cavalli. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the trio is suing the Italian designer in federal court for copyright infringement, claiming that his Spring 2014 Just Cavalliclothing and accessories collection ripped off their work.
Jason "Revok" Williams, Victor "Reyes" Chapa, and Jeffrey "Steel" Rubin claim that Just Cavalli copied their design for a "Graffiti" collection without their knowledge or permission, defaced the design by rearranging some of the elements, superimposed the Just Cavalli name in spray-paint style "as if [it] were part of the original work," and added "what appears to be a signature, creating the false impression that Roberto Cavalli himself was the artist."