In addition to our completed projects and collaborations, we want to begin highlighting two significant aspects of the street art culture: street artists who have achieved success in the world of “high-end fine art” and the tools that uphold the work of street artists. Starting today, expect to see these highlights on weeks without new AWB projects. Thank you all for your support! ——— Title: Developed Parliament Artist: @Banksy Year: 2009 Medium: Oil on canvas Signed; Dated Dimensions: 98 3/8 ” x 165 3/8 “ ——— “This painting, a 13-foot-long canvas titled “Developed Parliament,” depicts the interior of the House of Commons overrun with chimpanzees in place of the MPs. It was originally displayed as part of the 2009 exhibition “Banksy vs. Bristol Museum” and was later purchased by a private collector, who has since loaned it to the museum to mark a decade since the show’s opening. The timing of its reappearance also makes a not-so-subtle allusion to the current zoological state of the Brexit negotiations. In a statement, museum curator Philip Walker said that the work ‘caused a real stir’ when it was first shown in 2009, and that its display now ‘feels like a timely chance to revisit the work, and a great opportunity to share Banksy’s largest known work on canvas with the public again.’” - Artnet #banksy #banksyart #banksyauction #auction #streetart #fineart #britain #artnet
01 Jun 2020
We are so pleased to have worked with @mixografia and enjoyed every step of the process. They have continuously pushed the boundaries of printmaking, developing their own unique style and aesthetic, something that has shown in each and every collaboration of which they have been a part. Please enjoy this video taking a look at the past 50 years of Mixografia and the amazing process behind their craft.
28 May 2020
Can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on. New project with pioneering printmaking studio @mixografia coming this week. Stay tuned.
25 May 2020
Artist Spotlight: Malvo ——— Malvo is a well-traveled and highly-diverse tagger. Arguably the most up graffiti writer ever, this artist’s goal is to be running in every major city. Typically sticking to tags and throw ups, Malvo uses forms of graffiti that fit very well with their style; both methods are meant to be quick and effective at leaving your mark. This writer has broken down all the expectations of where and when you may see a piece of graffiti. If you ever find yourself thinking, “I haven’t seen graffiti in this area,” take a closer look and you’ll likely find a Malvo tag somewhere in the vicinity. #malvo #malvograffiti #graffiti #graffititag #graffitithrowup #streetart #streetarteverywhere
20 May 2020
Artist Spotlight: @the_scarab_kid ——— Script painted the spots that were hard to reach. When getting up, he pushed the limits, not only by hitting the most visible spot, but by designing intricate pieces that fell within a similar range of style. Most of his styles would be incredibly detailed pieces with a raw aesthetic to them. Typically, when we see an artist with such a wild and complex aesthetic, we find them using color to heighten their work. Though Script did utilize color, he would often stick to a monotone aesthetic, frequently using white, black, and silver. He distinguished himself in the graffiti world through his raw, fine-tuned style; Los Angeles and the graffiti world as a whole is going to miss seeing his work, from walkout bridges to the traintracks in the Southbay. You will be missed Script 🙌 #script #thescarabkid #ripscript #graffiti #losangelesgraffiti #graffitiart #graff #streetart #streetartist #lagraffiti
13 May 2020
Artist Spotlight: @zexoricans ______ Zexor was a graffiti writer’s writer, meaning he obtained all the high-profile, high-visibility spots, going bigger than anyone else would have imagined possible. From throw ups to straight letters and pieces, this guy had it all. It’s been really sad to see him gone. Even though he was absurdly up around New York, he had so much potential and drive that it is sad to see his career come to an abrupt halt. We send our condolences to his friends and families. This guy lived and breathed graffiti, basically being born into it. Go check out the article on Zero @thesource #zexor #zexorlives #ripzexor #nyc #newyork #nygraffiti #newyorkgraffiti #newyorkgram #graffiti
29 Apr 2020
Untitled Artist: IZ The Wiz Handle: @izthewiztmb Year: 1983 Medium: Pen and marker on paper Dimensions: 6” x 9” AWB Collection ——— #awb #izthewiz #izthewiztmb #izthewizrip #izthewizforever #art #fineart #streetart #streetarteverywhere #graffiti #graffitiart #graffitiartist #artwithoutboundaries
17 Apr 2020
Artist Spotlight: MSK Crew ——— MSK is one of the most consistently dominant crews to ever paint in Los Angeles. Known for having such a large range of artists, their roster includes well-established artists from the streets to the galleries. Always active and prolific, their members remain engaged in both the “fine art” world and the graffiti world. #msk #mskcrew #budsrok #retna #retnaart #streetart #streetarteverywhere #streetartist #graffiti #graffitiart #graffiticrew
15 Apr 2020