Ruttkowski;68 Arrives in New York City
How many legendary graffiti spots can you name? Some are a matter of taste, but others are undisputed—Basquiat’s one-time studio until recently, for instance, Freeman’s Alley in the LES hopefully forever, but also Cortland Alley in TriBeCa, one of the fine art world’s latest hotspots. Ruttkowski;68, a German gallery with graffiti roots and eyes beyond art history’s canon, marks TriBeCa’s latest addition—in Cortland Alley too, that illegal art destination dating back to 1817.
How Wartime Price Gouging Nearly Destroyed My DIY Book Launch
Dan Efram tells the story of producing the very first artbook of world-renowned painter Steve Keene–a story full of ups and downs that ultimately ends with a book Rolling Stone called “a massively dazzling celebration of fandom as an art form–playful, affectionate, slightly unhinged.”
Venazir Martinez, Baguio City’s “Anthropreneur”
Meet Venazir Martinez, a street artist creating beauty, depth, and advocacy on the walls of Baguio City in the Cordillera region of the Philippines. Martinez’s mission is to highlight indigenous communities in the Philippines and make viewers ask: What does it mean to be Filipino?
January 2023 Submissions Contest – Fresh Vibes
The selected pieces from January 2023’s ‘Fresh Vibes’ Submissions Contest.
UP5 Preview – Saturday Morning Breakfast Murals – Cartoon Icons
A Collection of Murals & Street Art Inspired by Cartoons & Classic Characters.
UP5 Preview – Icons of Havana: Art of a Revolutionary Generation
One cannot simply become an icon. To become iconic, images must be a reflection of accomplishments in a specific field at a specific time, visual representing something greater than the actual subject itself. Jimi Hendrix is an iconic representation of the 1960’s music scene; Michael Jordan’s is icon of basketball – in 1996 a global poll found Jordan’s face was as recognizable as figures like Chairman Mao, Bill Clinton, John Lennon, or even Jesus Christ. The Coca-Cola logo is an iconic representation of American capitalism and certainly, if T-shirts are a barometer, Ché Guevara’s face, beret and flowing hair are THE icon for revolution and political change.
‘New You’ – Sophocles & The Story of START Shows at One Art Space
The story of ‘START Shows,’ a curatorial pop-up whose latest exhibition ‘New You’ was a massive success, and the family team behind the scenes that puts it together.
Building the Devil’s Mountain: Teufelsberg, Berlin
A history of Teufelsberg, the “Devil’s Mountain” of Berlin – a haven for creatives all around the city.