Remember the good old days when graffiti was free and if a building, van or anything else had any sign of it present, it was painted over – it was the rebels vs the establishment. Well apparently every wanna-be who never picked up a Meanstreak in their life, wants to latch onto the culture and own a piece of the lifestyle. Just a few days ago a Banksy wall sold for $400k on eBay and now a van painted by Kaws, Neckface and Faile is up for grabs on the hock site. If you wanna pay a few grand for this van, start bidding here.
Yet again, there is some interesting materials being used out there to create wild sculptures. Click here to check out some photos of Italian artist Maurizio Savini’s chewing gum sculptures. Bazooka Joe ain’t got nothing on this dude!
There is something about taking everyday objects and turning them into works of art. Forget all the standards and open your mind to a new world of design and art. We’ve all built something out of popsicle sticks as a kid or made a beer bottle pyramid as teenagers. Somewhere along the way we seem to lose that edge and simplicity and assume if it’s not in our local art store we can’t create with it. Well check out these interview with Jennifer Maestre and see what she can do with just pencils.
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Four giant waterfalls will be erected in New York for three months this summer in a public art project city officials hope will create $55 million in extra tourism revenue for the Big Apple…read more.
Holding on to their 80+% market share in the energy drink market is just one thing Red Bull prides themselves on. The company is all about promoting creativity and athleticism. In addition to sponsoring teams like MLS’s NY Red Bulls and their annual Flutag contest (where contestants try fly off a cliff, in home made vehicles), Red Bull also holds an annual Art of Can contest. The contest is simple; everyone can enter and you can mutate Red Bull cans in any way to form anything. Yep, it’s that general. If you are tired of paper origami, move onto a new medium and start hacking up some Red Bull cans. Enter here.