Whoa, Dubuque, IA is a cool town. The art initiatives @voices_productions are implementing are helping that town create a name for itself. The late show at @theliftdbq was a blast too! We never leave Iowa bummed. Now it's on to Nashville for a quick show with @sofarnash -- gotta nice lil Saturday planned.
Christina Angelina @StarFighterA confirmed artist for @WideOpenWalls916_ 🎥 @chopemdownfilms
Curated by @BrandedArts Wide Open Walls 916 is taking place from August 10-20, 2017. It will bring over 40 artists – local, national and international – to the Sacramento area.
This is getting demolished. So much energy was put into this wall. This was just after Alex and Angelina had finished painting a water tank in the desert for five days straight. They still went all in. No one slept while it was being made, unless it was a quick nap in the car. Angelina and I were still fasting, and maybe that’s why I can remember this week with piercing clarity. I remember the train schedule, the sunrises, the smell of the burning black plastic bags when we tried to block out the city lights. I said my final goodbyes to my childhood dog at this wall. I met people that would change the course of my life here, and I watched those people meet others who would do the same (@co_labs, @monty_._, @josheverhorn). Alex and Angelina took a break once, to do a live painting across the street at an underground Cirque Du Soleil-esque show called @lucentdossier. Afterward a group of us gathered, drank wine from the bottle, and blessed the wall with everything we had. And when it was finished, Alex, Angelina and Stephen moved on to live paint at Coachella. No breaks. Just art.
All personal imprints aside, murals like this are important. In my eyes it’s one of the most powerful physical embodiments of our age, and when a beautiful, phenomenal piece gets destroyed, I feel as if they’re taking a bulldozer to the Parthenon. Who could be blind to the lasting worth of some of these works? It’s the nature of the street. I get it. But is it not more valuable than another loling modern loft space?
Goodbye Nevermore. The irony of your title will not be lost.
- one of our favorite walls got destroyed today. Our ❤️ is 💔. This beautiful collaboration between @starfightera + @easeone_tx + @svwilliamsart was located in Downtown Los Angeles since 2015. If you took a picture of the wall and would like to share with us, please e-mail us at [email protected]
🎨❤️ - "Women Street Artists: The Complete Guide" by Xavier A Tapies | The past few years has seen an explosion in the quality of street art – and a significant and growing proportion of those works are by women. Interestingly however, women are only a tiny minority of the artists represented in most street art books. This stunning volume seeks to redress the balance, featuring the works of female artists, with detailed biographies.