Alec Monopoly grew up painting the streets of New York, whether on billboards or buildings nothing could contain his creativity. He keeps his identity a secret to ensure his illegal graffiti tagging persists without consequence. His artistic inspirations stem from Basquiat and Keith Haring.
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Recently Shepard headed out to New York City to take part in the Jonathan Levine Gallery sponsored event 10 Years of Wooster Collective: 2003-2013, a group exhibition featuring over 50 local and international street artists. The temporary space located in the Chelsea district was curated by Marc and Sara Schiller, and featured works highlighting the ephemeral art scene ever-present in the five boroughs of New York. For the fully packed exhibition, Shepard prepared three classic 3-face series works in a variety of colors, featuring more than five layers of abstract texturing on each piece. Throughout the night, numerous legendary street artists were seen walking around signing autographs and taking photos with admiring fans and fellow artists alike. Additionally, Shepard painted a peace and justice themed mural in Dumbo (District Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass).
Wooster Collective was founded in 2001 with a genuine desire to share images of the city being transformed by street art with the rest of the world.
A Los Angeles mural by graffiti artist Banksy is up for auction. Estimated to fetch $150k to $300k.
Banksy is a pseudonym for an elusive British graffiti artist who first emerged in Bristol, England, as part of an underground group of artists. He has become known for his trademark spray-paint stencils that offer social commentary.
He intentionally hides his identity and real name, but verifies his works by featuring them on his website (www.banksy.co.uk).
A portrait of photographer Aaron Huey’s work on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Featuring Shepard Fairey.
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Produced by Scott Everett
Street artist Shepard Fairey talks about his love of music, record collection, evolution to DJ’ing, and the crossover between art and music.
The “Art in Motion” Shepard Fairey film was captured over the course of two days during the 2013 SXSW film and music festival. After a series of collaborations between Shepard and Sage, the symmetry in this particular mural was the main inspiration for creating a motion based narrative bespoken to tell the story of the art itself. The concept was to capture a mural Shepard created and reincarnate it into a standalone piece of moving art. The creators of the film wanted to emphasize the intricate process of creation while maintaining the visual aesthetic of the art itself. The piece was photographed and directed by Sage Seb, edited by Tanner Shay and produced by Arron Nelson Jr.
A mural by graffiti artist Banksy that was painted on the side of a pound shop in North London is likely to sell for hundreds of thousands at a Miami auction.
Hip Hop mogul and co founder of the Roc-A-Fella brand Damon Dash is set to open a new art gallery in lower Manhattan called “Poppington” . The newest neighborhood showroom, specializing in “street style” programming, kicks off September 27 with an inaugural exhibition called “Quality of Life.” “Quality Of Life” will consist of works from a number of street artists including Phil, Jim Joe, and Pixote.