Posted in Art, Illustration, tagged arrested motion, arts, bionic, bionic album art, christina aguilera, Corey Helford Gallery, D*Face, Going Nowhere Fast, illustration, illustration style, LA Street Art, meatpacking district, nyc street art, scale murals, shepard fairey, street art on March 31, 2013 |
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This weekend, UK-based artist D*Face posted pictures of a recently completed mural in Puerto Rico (pictured above). Much like Shepard Fairey, D*Face’s work first began popping up as “tags” and small-scale pieces on the streets. Today, his work can be seen as large-scale murals on billboards/building walls and in galleries all over the world. While Fairey is known to have a bad rap, D*Face seems to have evaded the controversy and lawsuits that plague Fairey. I began following D*Face once I saw his work plastered on walls in NYC’s Meatpacking district. I love his Lichtenstein-inspired illustration style and the characters that pop up in his work. One fun fact, he designed the album artwork for Christina Aguilera’s 201o release, Bionic. Very graphic and very colorful, just what I like!
D*Face in LA, Going Nowhere Fast show at the Corey Helford Gallery, 2011 (above and below).
The artist and his finished work!
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A few days ago, I met Jessica in SoHo (she’s working at an art gallery this summer) when she got off work. There are a few spots with really cool guerrilla street art, and even a few Obey (aka Shepard Fairey) murals / tags too. That’s one of my favorite things about living in New York, there is literally art and inspiration EVERYWHERE! The second half of this post is Shepard’s mural that had a short run on Houston street (it has since been vandalized and practically torn down). It breaks my heart to see it, because it was truly beautiful, in my opinion at least. At least I got to see it before it was damaged!
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(Obey Tag in SoHo)
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