new work from Mentalgassi

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I really like this recent stuff from Mentalgassi. I have written about his style before. These two photos went up on his blog earlier this week. Like Roa, Bansksy, Blu, and so many other successful street artists, Mentalgassi is very good at making his art interact with its location. I think that the RC controller might be my favorite of the two.

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Snaps from the armory

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Ann Hamliton’s exhibit “The Event of a Thread” opened over the weekend at the Park Avenue Armory. The installation is an interactive one. The main drill hall in the armory is bifurcated by giant white sheet. On either side of the sheet are scores of swings suspended from the armory rafters. Each of the swings has cords connecting them to the sheet, so that the motion of the swings animate the sheet. It was quite an interesting spectacle. These are a couple of the images that I grabbed while I was at the exhibit.

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M83 ‘Wait’

I saw this video posted a few times over the weekend. So I watched it, and so should you. It is pretty incredible.

New El Mac ‘Birds of no Nation”

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Mac posted some new work on his blog recently. This was a commissioned celebrating a woman graffiti writer from Afghanistan. Mac explains the piece:

These are shots of a large mural-sized canvas commissioned for the 7th Asia Pacific Triennial in Australia, which opens this weekend. It is a collaboration with Shamsia Hassani and the Propeller Group. Shamsia Hassani is the first and probably only serious female graffiti writer in Afghanistan, and is also an associate professor in the Fine Arts Department at Kabul University.

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Herakut Mural in Miami

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More news from Miami: I’m really digging this mural that Herakut put up earlier this week (presumably in connection with Basel). In addition to being a dope piece, this long exposure photo of it is boss. I love the way they captured the clouds moving.

I hate to say it, but I was pretty underwhelmed by the mural the Shepard Fairey put up for the event. I’m normally very keen on just about anything that SF touches. More images of the Herakut piece, here.

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Sasita Samarnpharb

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Sasita Samarnpharb it a Thai born illustrator currently residing in London. I came across her work this week on Jux, and am really enjoying it.

On an unrelated note, I was really wishing that I could hit Basel this year. I have been reading a lot about it. Apparently Levine is hosting a screening of a film that Invader made. And… there is Banksy drama.

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