Thursday, July 31, 2008

Scream x Raju x New Zealand

Most of you who read Suitable 4 Framin' may remember my man, Mr. Scream from New Zealand. He was kind enough to throw down a indepth interview for one of the issues. Recently, he used one of my old sketches to do sweet silver and black piece. Judge for yourself. Here's the original sketch and the finished piece.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Picasso's Guernica in 3D‏

Artist Lena Gieseke has re-created Picasso’s 1937 landmark painting Guernica as a 3D movie using Maya, Shake and Photoshop. Guernica was Picasso’s response to the Nazi bombing of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War. Lena was inspired by jigsaw puzzles of famous paintings, which force you to explore artwork examining details your eye might not have caught otherwise.

Click on the link below to watch the movie:


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Saturday, July 26, 2008

Banksy's Identity Revealed

Graf prankster Banksy has recently been outed as "former public schoolboy" Robin Gunningham. The identity of the 34-year-old incognito artist was uncovered by the UK's Mail on Sunday, which spoke with Banksy/Gunningham's old classmates. While some believe the artist's middle-class origins will grate on fans who adore his anti-establishment stance, others have asked, "Who cares?" — while still others have chosen to make light of the whole semi-scandal.

The man in this photograph, taken in Jamaica four years ago, is believed to be Banksy

Click below for the complete article:

Banksy uncovered: The nice middle-class boy who 'became the graffiti guerrilla'


Friday, July 25, 2008

Sea No Evil Art Benefit

Two weeks ago on Saturday, 12th July, marked the Sea No Evil Art Benefit, an art show dedicated to supporting the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Having gotten many members of its ANP to donate art for the benefit, the show raised over $50,000 - all of which will go to saving the beautiful creatures of the ocean.

Here's some photos from the show:

Casey Holland, CR Stecyk and Joe Dugan. I was trying to decide wheather or not bid on CR Stecyk's "Satan Rides Alone" print ...while Joe Dugan outbid me on a photograph by Deanna Templeton.

I was able to outbid couple of collector's for this Andre Pommier pencil drawing.

Matt Costa = Rockstar

Matt Costa with PM Tenore and his daughter. PM Tenore is the elusive visionary behind the Orange County-based clothing brand RVCA and its sister ANP (Artist Network Program).

For further information and your chance to place a bid on remaining art for sale and / or to purchase the official show T-Shirt go to

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Thursday, July 24, 2008

A masterpiece, honestly.


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Haze x MOCA China

Hong Kong's first and only museum devoted exclusively to contemporary art is about to open it's doors. Located on the 2nd floor of DNM in the famed Causeway Bay area you can find a good 7,500 square feet of space dedicated to both international and regional contemporary art exhibitions, educational programs and arts inspired social events.

Among one of the first artists to exhibit art at MOCA China is legendary graffiti artist Eric Haze, who will be bringing his Full Circle show to the MOCA from July 24th til August 8th. Opening reception is July 23rd. Full Circle has been a year in the making and features 15 drawings in mostly charcoal and pastels, 15 large-scale hand painted acrylic canvases, 10 archival silkscreen prints and several standalone one-off pieces. Support!

2/F, Unit 205, 68 Yee Wo Street
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Jeff Soto's “Beast Within” giclee

Full color image on archival acid free paper. This is a signed and numbered edition of 50 prints and 4 artists' proofs. Paper size of each print is 17'' x 17''. The image area is 14'' x 14''. Ships flat.

$200 + shipping

Available now on:


Saturday, July 19, 2008

Stolen Art: Barry McGee & Clare Rojas

The above two pieces of art were stolen from the ‘Pressure‘ exhibit at the SF RVCA store three days ago (not during the opening). They are from permanent/private collections and have a great deal of sentimental value to the artists.

This isn’t the first time pieces by Barry have been thieved. Very lame.

Click here for more details about the theft and how you can help.:

Stolen artwork: Barry McGee & Clare Rojas

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Friday, July 18, 2008

Ted Pushinsky x Hamburger Eyes Photo Epicenter

Black and White Photographs Taken While Traveling Outside the United States By Ted Pushinsky.

Ted Pushinsky has been wandering the streets and documenting the lives of fellow San Franciscans for what he says are “too many years.” His images have the ability to transplant you into the precise moment that the shot was taken with his honest and raw point-and-shoot approach. The Low Road is a collection of rarely exhibited photographs taken far from the streets of San Francisco. Included are images from Mexico, Italy, India, France, Vietnam, Holland, Spain, China, Malaysia, Mauritius, Japan, Germany and Denmark.

Ted Pushinsky invokes questions referring to the timeless quality of raw moments that he has captured in his black and white photography. Unforgettable encounters and moments of timeless theatricality on the streets of America and abroad. The raw expressions and candid shots Pushinsky is able to capture make you feel as if you’re right there in the shot with him.
Japan Times

I was lucky enough to buy this photograph directly from Ted:

Opening Reception
July 10, 2008
Thurs 5-9pm

26 Lilac St.
SF CA 94110
Mon-Sat 10am-10pm
415 550-0701

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Erik Otto x The Shooting Gallery

The Shooting Gallery Presents:

"The Sea of Change" by Erik Otto
opening reception Saturday - July 19th
from 7pm - 11pm
showing through August 9th, 2008

The Shooting Gallery
839 Larkin St
SF CA 94109

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Erite & Revolt x Crewest

Click on the flyer for printable version:

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Monday, July 14, 2008

Scion Presents: 2008 Vice Photo Show‏

Click on the image for a printable version:

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Sunday, July 13, 2008

Brazilian Dreams of Os Gemeos

Video interview with the famous twins from Brazil at their latest artshow at the Deitch Project.

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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Caught in Australia

Urban advertising announcing new anti-graffiti law in Australia.

Found on CCTV.


Friday, July 11, 2008

Joseph Kyselak - the father of Graffiti

Old school graffiti may be a little bit older than you think: Joseph Kyselak (1795-1831).

Click for the complete article:

Joseph Kyselak


Thursday, July 10, 2008

7-Eleven Celebrates Turning 81 with Free Slurpees

Participating 7-Eleven stores will give away free Slurpees in special cups on July 11 to celebrate the company's 81st birthday.

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Steve Powers a.k.a. ESPO rocks Dublin, Ireland

Steve Powers just returned from a six month Fulbright scholarship in Dublin, Ireland
working with at-risk teenagers on public art projects. Congratulations Steve --- 2008Fulbright Scholar!

Here's some pics from his trip:

Click for more in the New York Times article:

Still Painting Messages on Buildings, but No Longer a Vandal

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Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Asha and Esha's first trip to Disneyland

This is historical, folks. Here's some pics from our June 29th trip to Disneyland...

Flying high with Dumbo, Asha's favorite ride.

Esha and Sandeep.

She can hardly wait to drive.

Not bad shot from a camera phone.

She's no joke in the Autopialand.

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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Mr. Brainwash x CBS studios

Excuse the bad quality of pics. All these were taken with my camera phone.

Stand in line for two hours to get in.

Even the local rapper, Ghetto Vader, was there.

One of the installations at the enterance.

His signature canvases. He still owes me a signed print.

Outro with Mr. Brainwash.

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Monday, July 07, 2008

HEROES & VILLAINS x The Shooting Gallery x White Walls Gallery

New Works by Tatiana Wills and Roman Cho

The Shooting Gallery and White Walls Gallery are excited to bring an exhibition of new works by Los Angeles photographers Tatiana Wills and Roman Cho to San Francisco. The show is entitled “Heroes & Villains” and is curated by Richard Scarry, director of the Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles. This collection is the culmination of a three-year long project featuring intimate portraits of some of the most established and notable emerging figures in the Pop Surrealist, Graffiti, and Alt-Comic Book worlds. This impressive list of artists includes Shepard Fairey, Gary Baseman, Shawn Barber, Friends With You, Chris Anthony, Bigfoot, Saelee Oh, Mel Kadel, Herbert Baglione, Audrey Kawasaki, and Jaime Hernandez whose portraits are featured in the project, along with many others. This nine-day show opens on Tuesday July 8th and runs through Thursday the 17th. Reception is on Saturday July 12th from 7pm to 11pm.
The collaboration between photographers Tatiana Wills and Roman Cho which began in 2005 has gained high recognition and been featured in editorials for Time and Juxtapoz magazines, as well as on numerous websites. Tatiana Wills is a self-taught photographer who assembled her skill form working in motion pictures, television, Seinger Advertising, and various entertainment agencies.

Roman Cho attended CalArts in Valencia, California with a degree in music but has seized his personal love for photography. Focusing on portraiture of active figures outside the spotlight of society, his impressive list of clients includes Universal Studios, New Line Cinema, and Los Angeles Magazine.

“Heroes & Villains” is an unmasking of artists who have otherwise remained faceless behind their art. The motive is to bring attention to the anonymous characters that shape the media, urban art, and visual culture of today. The 68 portraits range from larger dramatic pieces stretching to 8 feet across, to smaller, more intimate representations of an artist’s individual style. “Heroes & Villains” is a unique work of personality, action, beauty, and humor that shows the world the perpetrators of this ever-growing yet underground art culture.

Free of charge and open to the public, we hope you will appreciate and enjoy this special event that has come to San Francisco from the Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles and will go on to travel other cities around the nation. Come celebrate the San Francisco opening of the “Heroes and Villains” exhibition of new works by Tatiana Wills and Roman Cho at The Shooting Gallery and White Walls Gallery on Saturday July 12th, 2008 from 7pm-11pm.

Location: The Shooting Gallery & White Walls Gallery
839 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

For any questions contact either The Shooting Gallery at T: (415) 931-8035
OR contact White Walls Gallery at T: (415) 931-1500

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