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THIS WEEK: GRAFFITI NYC & LONG LIVE THE IPO by Marauder

THIS WEEK: GRAFFITI NYC & LONG LIVE THE IPO

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LA Artist Retna at the corner of Bowery/Houston

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NY artist Wane along Kent Ave in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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Kent Ave under the Williamsburg Bridge/ Brooklyn, NYC

Photo Credits: Daily Marauder

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This past week, I spent some time in NYC. During my walking trips around the city, I took a few snaps of some incredible street art from Manhattan to Brooklyn. Street art holds quite a bit more worth to me than anything hanging in a gallery because of the circumstances surrounding its viewing. Much in the way Bill Cunningham chronicles street style in the NY Times to show what real (or somewhat real) New Yorkers are doing with the latest runway pieces, street art is built for everyone. Cunningham remarked that “The best fashion show is on the street” and I would add that the best art show is in the same place. No admission fee. No thoughtful head nodding or crowds of people. Just art. Unexpected and there whenever you want it.

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It still strikes me as incredibly odd that LA brought the first street art exhibit to creation at the MOCA Los Angeles, while NYC snubbed its nose in Brooklyn. Between the two cities, street art certainly has its place where it is fostered. In NYC, that’s usually the outer boroughs and in LA that’s Hollywood or downtown LA.

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I tried to track down the artist behind the bottom piece in Brooklyn but wasn’t successful. If anyone has the information, please leave a comment or email me.

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This past weekend, I also watched the 1980’s film Wild Style all about graffiti art culture in the South Bronx, the birthplace of hip hop. It’s not a well-acted film by any means but it’s got a realness to it that’s fascinating.

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In other news, Facebook’s IPO finally goes live and experiences some growing pains, the Zuck gets married, the queen and king of disco, Donna Summer & Robin Gibb, passed away, and Pinterest continues to show strength in pushing e-commerce.

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Some more Cool Sh-t:

The Anti-Gravity Ball



JUMP!! LA: ART IN THE STREETS by Marauder

JUMP!! LA: ART IN THE STREETS

Artist: Barry McGee and Josh Lazcano

Photo: Daily Marauder

This week, marks the last week of the first major survey of graffiti art in the United States: Art in the Streets at the MOCA at Geffen Contemporary. To commemorate one of the most intriguing and vibrant expressions of street art, Jump!! comes to LA. Jump!! began in 2008 in New York City as an event meant to re-invent art by expressing as much joy as possible in front of it. Much in the way in which graffiti art is meant to re-invent the wall over which it’s sprayed, bodies become the throw up.

Below you will find several photos from the event. Art in the Streets closes Monday August 8th so if you’re in LA and haven’t taken the trip yet, get a move on.

Artist: Mr. Cartoon

Photo Credit: Jenn Strauss

Artist: Retna

Photo Credit: Cris Dobbins

Artist: Nomade

Photo Credit: Matthew Jekowsky

Artist: Risk

Photo Credit: Cris Dobbins

Artist: Kenny Scharf

Photo Credit: Cris Dobbins

Artist: Andre

Photo Credit: Cris Dobbins

Artist: Banksy

Photo Credit: Cris Dobbins

Artist: Barry McGee and Josh Lazcano

Photo Credit: Daily Marauder

Artist: Banksy

Photo Credit: Cris Dobbins

Jump Crew:

Louis Alvarez

Evan Cunningham

Cris Dobbins

Jenna Ennis

Caroline Giegerich

Matthew Jekowsky

Nadia Korovina

Micki Krimmel

Adrian Mula

Sarah Fiona Nikolovska

Nathan Olivarez-Giles

Jenn Strauss

Susan Vasconcelos