I was pleased to hear that the recipient of the 2011 TED prize was French “street” artist/photographer JR. The prize, worth about $100,000, is not only generous but also places recognition and attention on JR’s unique take on “art for the people”. TED has a great description of his brief but fantastic career so far and also includes nice large images of his work, I have always been fond of his “Women Are Heroes” series.
Visit the TED Prize page here.
100 Artists and designers are participating in this year’s edition of the Darth Vader Project, an annual showcase of talent by way of remixing or re-envisioning the iconic villain’s headpiece. This year’s auction includes works by Gary Baseman, Tim Biskup, Dalek, Marc Ecko, Paul Frank and many more.
Read more about the project and see more of the helmets here.
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Tagged artwork, Dalek, Darth Vader, Gary Baseman, Marc Ecko, Paul Frank, Star Wars, Street Art, Tim Biskup, Vader Project
“Street” Artists Faile and Bast buck the traditional gallery route and open Deluxx Fluxx in the Lower East Side. As covered by the New York Times Magazine, the video shows the extent of the show, from custom made arcade booths to original games using artwork from the artists.
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Tagged Arcade, Art Scene, artwork, Bast, Contemporary Art, Deluxx Fluxx, Faile, Lower East Side, New York City, Street Art