Tag: street art

Galore Urban Arts Festival ~Copenhagen
    Monday, 23 September 2013 /// Written by Trippe

Henrik emailed over more photos from last month's Galore Urban Arts Festival that went down in his native Copenhagen. Photos



    Wednesday, 18 September 2013 /// Written by Trippe

We're jealous of Copenhagen as it seems like every 4 months the city hosts some sort of urban arts festival which Henrik shoots us photos of. This round they hosted the Galore Urban Art Festival. We'll have more photos from the entire event shortly, but first here are NZED1, NYCHOS and DXTR as they got some wall action going for it.


NZED1 working on his mural



Dave Kinsey at FFDG
    Saturday, 07 September 2013 /// Written by Trippe

Works by Dave Kinsey from his short 3 day show at San Francisco's FFDG are now online for viewing and purchase: www.ffdg.net








Dave Kinsey's full show can be view at ffdg.net


David De La Mano in Buenos Aires
    Tuesday, 27 August 2013 /// Written by Trippe

David De La Mano of Uruguay emailed some recent wall action in Buenos Aires... Be sure to check this one on his site.



Pablo S. Herrero in Spain
    Friday, 23 August 2013 /// Written by Trippe

Pablo Herrero emailed some recent wall action he completed in Salamanca, Spain. We've posted some of Pablo's work in the past when he did some work with David Delam done in Montevideo, Uruguay (pics)



Freddy Sam Philly Mural
    Wednesday, 14 August 2013 /// Written by Van Edwards

Through The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program South African artist Ricky Lee Gordon, aka Freddy Sam, completed a mural at 161 Cecil B. Moore in Philadelphia's Kensington neighborhood. The mural, titled Together Moving Mountains, was completed with the help of one of our art education classes, made up primarily of students from Sayre High School.

The mural shows a springbok (a species of antelope) drinking from a river with a ribbon of the students' geometric patterns at ground level beneath the scene. Freddy Sam's work often features South African animals and scenes from nature.



15th & Harrison Mural - Oakland
    Monday, 12 August 2013 /// Written by Tim Gatto

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to see a mural going up on a big wall in the parking lot on 15th & Harrison in downtown Oakland. I stopped by throughout the day and snapped some photos of the progress. The mural is a collaboration by Chicago based artists, Clam Nation, Nice One, Lady Lucx, and Espir. It looks great, stop by and check it out.

Words & Photos: Tim Gatto



Fresh Flaneurs - Street Art in Italy
    Thursday, 01 August 2013 /// Written by Trippe

We would normally rewrite the email from Vittorio Parisi and put the whole thing in our vernacular, but to be honest, we have to catch a flight to the East Coast in a couple hours, Poo (our cat) has to be attended to before our trip and errands need to be ran... So, in Vittorio's words below, check out this great street art show running in Italy and hear his issues.

If you like what you see and read, be sure to lend your support by leaving a comment at the bottom of the post. This will help ensure events like this continue not just in Italy but in other cities around the world.

This great event features works by Eltono, 108, Sten & Lex, Hell’O Monsters, SamIII, and Ozmo



Sten & Lex

Sten & Lex

Hell'O Monsters



Protosapien Street Version
    Friday, 26 July 2013 /// Written by Van Edwards

Animated wheat pastes. 2013. Artwork and music by Portland based Adam Brock Ciresi

Adam's video on the top of the post is great and all, but damn, speaking of street art animations, BLU's from '08 (above) is f'in bonkers.


LUDO & The Quiet Streets of Paris
    Thursday, 25 July 2013 /// Written by Trippe

LUDO emailed a recent work on the streets of Paris. He writes, it's cut, painted at my studio with acrylic, then organized by numbers on some kind of grid to not get lost with all the rolls..

When asked if it's a legal piece, well... let's just say the city is quiet as many Parisians are out enjoying their summer holiday, and it only took one day with a cherry picker.


Curiot x Low Bros
    Saturday, 20 July 2013 /// Written by Trippe

We posted some photos on Thursday of Curiot's great new mural in Berlin with Low Bros... Well, here's some great video action right here. Please note Curiot's kickflip nosemanual and bs flip over the hump in the beginning... Next time he's in SF, I'm gonna have to challange the youngster to a game of S.K.A.T.E.

A collaboration between Berlin based artist duo LOW BROS and the Mexican artist CURIOT at "FIT freie internationale tankstelle" Berlin, May 2013. Special thanks to Phillipp Barth for connecting each other.

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Berlin Mural by Curiot
    Thursday, 18 July 2013 /// Written by Trippe

Our buddy and Mexico City based Curiot (show at FFDG) emailed over some pics from some recent mural action in Berlin with the guys from Low Bros.



"Buruck Pizza" done by artist Escif
    Wednesday, 17 July 2013 /// Written by Trippe

Henrik has been emailing us loads of images from his Public Art event in Horsens, Denmark.

One of the best pieces may have to be "Buruck Pizza" done by artist Escif. Love to see street artists do something different and a bit clever too.

Blank wall next to a rad tiny pizza spot?

double it up~!



Street Artists POBEL in Denmark
    Friday, 12 July 2013 /// Written by Trippe

Henrik, who shoots us over a lot of art related goodies from his native Denmark, continues with some goodies from POBEL.

This time around I'm writing to share my shots of four new major works by Pobel, which he has created at the Public Art event in Horsens - which I have co-curated and co-organized (and shooting of course). All of these works is located at the port and as you can see, we once again needed some large machines to do some of the works! The idea behind the two "MUTE"-sign pieces is that they created a lot of noise in real life, but the photos is muted.



Escif in Denmark
    Tuesday, 09 July 2013 /// Written by Van Edwards

Work by Escif as part of PUBLIC ART HORSENS in Denmark. Photos: Henrik Haven

PUBLIC ART HORSENS was co-curated by Haven with Simon Caspersen in Horsens – an old, Danish city of about 55.000 inhabitants. A selected group of contemporary artists took over the port and the city center with public art works... Everything from murals, sculptures, performance and installations has been created during the past week and artists like Escif (Spain), Sam3 (Spain), Pøbel (Norway), Brad Downey (USA), Thomas Dambo (Denmark), and the Danish/Icelandic duo Örnduvald plus a bunch of local heroes.


"Greenful Dead" by LUDO
    Monday, 08 July 2013 /// Written by Van Edwards

LUDO with some "Greenful Dead" in Ivry-sur-Seine.


Viborg International Billboard Painting Festival
    Thursday, 13 June 2013 /// Written by Trippe

Henrik Haven, who keeps us up to date in all that's Copenhagen and Denmark, emailed over some photos from the Viborg International Billboard Painting Festival that's running throughout June. In this short installment he introduces us to the work of urban/graffiti artist and illustrator NYCHOS.



Mural by Curiot (+Mexico)
    Tuesday, 11 June 2013 /// Written by Trippe

Mexico City based Curiot, whose sold out solo show Age of Omuktlans ran last March at FFDG, just finished this great mural entitled "El Retorno de Akhankutli" in Mexico. He recently completed one in Berlin too which we'll be posting in the coming week. The guy is very very talented in our eyes. Click here to view more of his work.

Beautiful detail and shading.



Disputed Banksy graffiti art sold for $1.1M in London
    Tuesday, 04 June 2013 /// Written by Trippe

Wonder if our old emails with Banksy are worth a few thousand dollars. It seems everything the dude touches is worth a million dollars these days! Nutty and much deserved.

A disputed Banksy graffiti artwork removed from a gritty London neighbourhood has sold for approximately $1.1 million US at auction. The provocative Slave Labour (Bunting Boy) sold at a private auction held by concierge firm The Sincura Group at the London Film Museum on Sunday, according to Bloomberg news service. The spray-painted, stenciled work depicts a child labourer using an antique sewing machine to create a Union Jack bunting.
-Continue reading


ARYZ's TL Mural and The Apple
    Tuesday, 04 June 2013 /// Written by Trippe

Rachel Ralph spotted Barcelona-based ARYZ working on his mural in the TL a couple weeks back, and we forgot to share the pics. His show at Fifty24SF opened back in April.

Looks amazing, but what's the deal with the mural's metamorphosis? In the beginning phases she's holding a small figure in her hands, and with the mural's completion, she's holding an apple?... The completed mural is a women holding some fruit? Was the subject matter of her holding a man too edgy and had to be tamed? Was the original intent to be an apple all along? Notice her right hand changes angles to adjust for the apple? So many questions and so little interest.

That massive thing is 5 stories tall and located at the corner of Polk Street and Eddy Street. Look up next time in the Tenderloin, but watch out for the human shit at foot level.

An apple is held.

Or is it a figure she's holding?



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SF Giants' World Series Trophy & DLX
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 17:21

I'm not sure how many people are lucky enough to have The San Francisco Giants 3 World Series trophies put on display at their work for the company's employees to enjoy during their lunch break, but that's what happened the other day at Deluxe. So great.


SF skateboarding icons Jake Phelps, Mickey Reyes, and Tommy Guerrero with the 3 SF Giants World Series Trophies


Alexis Anne Mackenzie - 2/28
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 10:21

SAN FRANCISCO --- Alexis Anne Mackenzie opens Multiverse at Eleanor Harwood in the Mission on Saturday, Feb 28th. -details



The Death of the Artist—and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 10:34

When works of art become commodities and nothing else, when every endeavor becomes “creative” and everybody “a creative,” then art sinks back to craft and artists back to artisans—a word that, in its adjectival form, at least, is newly popular again. Artisanal pickles, artisanal poems: what’s the difference, after all? So “art” itself may disappear: art as Art, that old high thing. Which—unless, like me, you think we need a vessel for our inner life—is nothing much to mourn.


Hard-working artisan, solitary genius, credentialed professional—the image of the artist has changed radically over the centuries. What if the latest model to emerge means the end of art as we have known it? --continue reading


"Six Degrees" @FFDG
Friday, 16 January 2015 09:30

"Six Degrees" opens tonight, Friday Jan 16th (7-10pm) at FFDG in San Francisco. ~Group show featuring: Brett Amory, John Felix Arnold III, Mario Ayala, Mariel Bayona, Ryan Beavers, Jud Bergeron, Chris Burch, Ryan De La Hoz, Martin Machado, Jess Mudgett, Meryl Pataky, Lucien Shapiro, Mike Shine, Minka Sicklinger, Nicomi Nix Turner, and Alex Ziv.


Work by Meryl Pataky


In Wake of Attack, Comix Legend Says Satire Must Stay Offensive
Friday, 09 January 2015 09:59


Ron Turner of Last Gasp

"[Satire] is important because it brings out the flaws we all have and throws them up on the screen of another person," said Turner. “How they react sort of shows how important that really is.” Later, he added, "Charlie took a hit for everybody." -read on


Thursday, 08 January 2015 09:36



SF Bay Area: What Might Have Been
Tuesday, 06 January 2015 09:36


The San Francisco Bay Area is renowned for its tens of thousands of acres of beautiful parks and public open spaces.

What many people don't know is that these lands were almost lost to large-scale development. link


1/5/14 - Going Back
Monday, 05 January 2015 10:49

As we work on our changes, we're leaving Squarespace and coming back to the old server. Updates are en route.

The content that was on the site between May '14 and today is history... Whatever, wasn't interesting anyway. All the good stuff from the last 10 years is here anyway.


Jacob Mcgraw-Mikelson & Rachell Sumpter @Park Life (5/23)
Friday, 23 May 2014 09:22

Opening tonight, Friday May 23rd (7-10pm) at Park Life in the Inner Richmond (220 Clement St) is Again Home Again featuring works from the duo Jacob Mcgraw-Mikelson & Rachell Sumpter who split time living in Sacramento and a tiny island at the top of Pudget Sound with their children.

Jacob Magraw will be showing embroidery pieces on cloth along with painted, gouache works on paper --- Rachell Sumpter paints scenes of colored splendor dropped into scenes of desolate wilderness. ~show details



NYPD told to carry spray paint to cover graffiti
Wednesday, 21 May 2014 10:37

nyc_graffitiNYC --- A new graffiti abatement program put forth by the police commissioner has beat cops carrying cans of spray paint to fill in and cover graffiti artists work in an effort to clean up the city --> Many cops are thinking it's a waste of resources, but we're waiting to see someone make a project of it. Maybe instructions for the cops on where to fill-in?

The NYPD is arming its cops with cans of spray paint and giving them art-class-style lessons to tackle the scourge of urban graffiti, The Post has learned.

Shootings are on the rise across the city, but the directive from Police Headquarters is to hunt down street art and cover it with black, red and white spray paint, sources said... READ ON


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Headlands Center Fundraiser -6/4/14
Tuesday, 20 May 2014 07:54

SAN FRANCISCO --- The Headlands Center for the Arts is preparing for their largest fundraiser of the year set to go down on June 4th at SOMArts here in the city. Art auction, food, drinks, live music, etc and all for helping to support a great institution up in the Marin Headlands. ~details

Headlands Center for the Arts provides an unparalleled environment for the creative process and the development of new work and ideas. Through a range of programs for artists and the public, we offer opportunities for reflection, dialogue, and exchange that build understanding and appreciation for the role of art in society.










Alison Blickle @NYC's Kravets Wehby Gallery

Los Angeles based Alison Blickle who showed here in San Francisco at Eleanor Harwood last year (PHOTOS) recently showed new paintings in New York at Kravets Wehby Gallery. Lovely works.

Interview w/ Kevin Earl Taylor

We haven't been featuring many interviews as of late. Let's change that up as we check in with a few local San Francisco artists like Kevin Earl Taylor here whom we studio visited back in 2009 (PHOTOS & VIDEO). It's been awhile, Kevin...

Peter Gronquist @The Shooting Gallery

If you like guns and boobs, head on over to the Shooting Gallery; just don't expect the work to be all cheap ploys and hot chicks. With Make Stuff by Peter Gronquist (Portland) in the main space and Morgan Slade's Snake in the Eagle's Shadow in the project space, there is plenty spectacle to be had, but if you look just beyond it, you might actually get something out of the shows.

Jay Bo at Hamburg's Circle Culture

Berlin based Jay Bo recently held a solo show at Hamburg's Circle Culture featuring some of his most recent paintings. We lvoe his work.


Fifty24SF opened Street Anatomy, a new solo show by Austrian artist Nychos a week ago last Friday night. He's been steadily filling our city with murals over the last year, with one downtown on Geary St. last summer, and new ones both in the Haight and in Oakland within the last few weeks, but it was really great to see his work up close and in such detail.

Gator Skater +video

Nate Milton emailed over this great short Gator Skater which is a follow-up to his Dog Skateboard he emailed to us back in 2011... Any relation to this Gator Skater?

Ferris Plock Online Show Now Online as of April 25th

5 new wonderful large-scale paintings on wood panel are available. visit: www.ffdg.net

ClipODay II: Needles & Pens 11 Years!!

Congrats on our buddies at Needles and Pens on being open and rad for 11 years now. Mission Local did this little short video featuring Breezy giving a little heads up on what Needles and Pens is all about.


In a filmmaker's thinking, we wish more videos were done in this style. Too much editing and music with a lacking in actual content. Just because you can doesn't mean you should.

AJ Fosik in Tokyo at The Hellion Gallery

Matt Wagner recently emailed over some photos from The Hellion Gallery in Tokyo, who recently put together a show with AJ Fosik (Portland) called Beast From a Foreign Land. The gallery gave twelve of Fosik's sculptures to twelve Japanese artists (including Hiro Kurata who is currently showing in our group show Salt the Skies) to paint, burn, or build upon.

Ferris Plock - Online Show, April 25th

FFDG is pleased to announce an exclusive online show with San Francisco based Ferris Plock opening on Friday, April 25th (12pm Pacific Time) featuring 5 new medium sized acrylic paintings on wood.


Backwoods Gallery in Melbourne played host to a huge group exhibition a couple of weeks back, with "Gold Blood, Magic Weirdos" Curated by Melbourne artist Sean Morris. Gold Blood brought together 25 talented painters, illustrators and comic artists from Australia, the US, Singapore, England, France and Spain - and marked the end of the Magic Weirdos trilogy, following shows in Perth in 2012 and London in 2013.

Jeremy Fish at LA's Mark Moore Gallery

San Francisco based Fecal Pal Jeremy Fish opened his latest solo show Hunting Trophies at LA's Mark Moore Gallery last week to massive crowds and cabin walls lined with imagery pertaining to modern conquest and obsession.

John Felix Arnold III on the Road to NYC

Well, John Felix Arnold III is at it again. This time, he and Carolyn LeBourgios packed an entire show into the back of a Prius and drove across the country to install it at Superchief Gallery in NYC. I met with him last week as he told me about the trip over delicious burritos at Taqueria Cancun (which is right across the street from FFDG and serves what I think is the best burrito in the city) as the self proclaimed "Only overweight artist in the game" spilled all the details.

FRENCH in Melbourne

London based illustrator FRENCH recently held a show of new works at the Melbourne based Mild Manners

Henry Gunderson at Ever Gold, SF

Ever Gold opened a new solo show by NYC based Henry Gunderson a couple Saturday nights ago and it was literally packed. So packed I couldn't actually see most of the art - but a big crowd doesn't seem like a problem. I got a good laugh at what I would call the 'cock climbing wall' as it was one of the few pieces I could see over the crowd. I haven't gotten a chance to go back and check it all out again, but I'm definitely going to as the paintings that I could get a peek at were really high quality and intruiguing. You should do the same.

Mario Wagner @Hashimoto

Mario Wagner (Berkeley) opened his new solo show A Glow that Transfers Creativity last Saturday night at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco.

Serge Gay Jr. @Spoke Art

The paintings in the show are each influenced by a musician, ranging from Freddy Mercury, to Madonna, to A Tribe Called Quest and they are so stylistically consistent with each musician's persona that they read as a cohesive body of work with incredible variation. If you told me they were each painted by a different person, I would not hesitate to believe you and it's really great to see a solo show with so much variety. The show is fun, poppy, very well done, and absolutely worth a look and maybe even a listen.

NYCHOS Mural on Ashbury and Haight

NYCHOS completed this great new mural on the corner of Haight and Ashbury in San Francisco on Tuesday. Looks Amazing.

Sun Milk in Vienna

With rising rent in SF and knowing mostly other young artists without capitol, I desired a way to live rent free, have a space to do my craft, and get to see more of the world. Inspired by the many historical artists who have longed similar longings I discovered the beauty of artist residencies. Lilo runs Adhoc Collective in Vienna which not only has a fully equipped artists creative studio, but an indoor halfpipe, and private artist quarters. It was like a modern day castle or skate cathedral. It exists in almost a utopic state, totally free to those that apply and come with a real passion for both art and skateboarding

"How To Lose Yourself Completely" by Bryan Schnelle

I just wanted to share with you a piece I recently finished which took me 4 years to complete. Titled "How To Lose Yourself Completely (The September Issue)", it consists of a copy of the September 2007 issue of Vogue magazine (the issue they made the documentary about) with all faces masked with a sharpie, and everything else entirely whited out. 840 pages of fun. -Bryan Schnelle

Tyler Bewley ~ Recent Works

Some great work from San Francisco based Tyler Bewley.

Kirk Maxson and Alexis Mackenzie at Eleanor Harwood Gallery

While walking our way across San Francisco on Saturday we swung through the opening receptions for Kirk Maxson and Alexis Mackenzie at Eleanor Harwood Gallery in the Mission.

Jeremy Fish Solo Show in Los Angeles

Jeremy Fish opens Hunting Trophies tonight, Saturday April 5th, at the Los Angeles based Mark Moore Gallery. The show features new work from Fish inside the "hunting lodge" where viewers climb inside the head of the hunter and explore the history of all the animals he's killed.

The Albatross and the Shipping Container

Beautiful piece entitled "The Albatross and the Shipping Container", Ink on Paper, Mounted to Panel, 47" Diameter, by San Francisco based Martin Machado now on display at FFDG. Stop in Saturday (1-6pm) to view the group show "Salt the Skies" now running through April 19th. 2277 Mission St. at 19th.

The Marsh Barge - Traveling the Mississippi River from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico

For some reason I thought it would be a good idea to quit my job, move out of my house, leave everything and travel again. So on August 21, 2013 I pushed a canoe packed full of gear into the headwaters of the Mississippi River in Lake Itasca, Minnesota, along with four of my best friends. Exactly 100 days later, I arrived at a marina near the Gulf of Mexico in a sailboat.

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