To highlight it’s commitment to the environment Montreal’s Eaton center teamed up with street artist ‘Roadsworth’ to create an installation of recycled materials ONLY using products thrown away by customers… The results are pretty impressive, and the concept strong, but I think the photographs may make it look a lot more impressive than it was when viewed in person (via The Trendy Girl).
It would be wrong to say until yesterday I had not seen INSA’s work. In fact when working on Shoreditch I saw his pieces on an almost daily basis. However, it would be right to say I have not seen pieces of his I like, or which inspired me to find out more. I don’t like his trademark patterns. With the ‘boob grabbing’ graffiti having got me past this mental block however I LOVE what I found on his website >> go check it out.
Bored of the bullshit and the “is he isn’t he” online eBay bollocks auction yadda yadda yadda. This IS Banksy. I am not telling you how I know, but I know. OK can we all move on now please… Naturally rest assured I will not try to flog this blog post for loads of money, and will continue to judge him on his amazing art and scarily creative brain – not the hype machine around it (though some of his stunts remain fucking awesome).
I think I need to update this as no one appears to be getting the point and just giving me grief – totally agree it is NO secret who he is and yet the myth continues. When his identity is formally identified will this effect the price of his art?… Why does someone think they can sell his identity on eBay months after it was revealed in UK papers? Oh and why do we give a shit who makes the art as long as we love the art?
I have covered his graffiti conversations with Newcastle Council before but artist Mobstr has excelled himself with this latest “conversation”:
With all the titting about due to snow of late it’s clear that London needs some True Grit on many levels, including the obvious play on words. It is unknown if that is the inspiration for this batch of John Wayne paste ups which have appeared over London, along with the words “what would JW do” on the gun. Maybe a John Wayne hardcore fan is just on a mission to remind us of the masterful original True Grit ahead of the remake out soon… (more images here)
I love George (Morton-Clark) to absolute bits so felt really bad when I realized I had not posted any of his work for ages – it’s very rude of me not to share (I get to see them all the time). I think I am too close to comment properly on these except to say I love them, they are so disturbed and fucked up, and from one of the *nicest men ever! Ahhhhhhhh
*certain exclusions apply