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Some how Shepard Fairey also known as OBEY has made it into the hearts and hands of fine art collectors worldwide. I spotted him installed at the Venice Biennial 2009 and at Art Basel Miami 2009 and his clothing line can be found on plenty of douchbags around the globe. Can a “street artist” get anymore main stream?

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Jeffery Dietch closes up shop in New York in preparation for his new career choice as Director of LA MOCA. Apparently, Dietch must close down his projects and desist his own private funding of artists projects. Such a move from the private to the public art sector has not been made by such a powerhouse mogul. What will happen to the artists he has been faithfully supporting? Will they be collected by the MOCA? Is that a conflict of interest for the institution? – well, only if Dietch would be making money off of the purchase and the MOCA has made it clear that this is unacceptable practice for the Director of a public institution. Time will only tell how this public/private relationship will turn out – this is for sure a fire that needs to be fanned and watched closely.


some opinions on the subject:

Los Angeles TIMES
Lee Rosenbaum’s Culture Grrl Blog
Vandalog – a street art and graff blog with lots of great photos of some of Dietch’s artists projects in motion.


Ellis Gallagher is a wicked street artist who likes to play with fire and side walk chalks. I met him in Miami where he was included in SCOPE art fair, the Squishy Universe, and a bunch of others. This man is in high demand and for good reason. Check out his site for more works – ellis gallagher dot com

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I just discovered this video and it is pettie coo dare! This large scale stop motion animation is super smooth with a pretty high production value and keeps your attention for almost all of the 8 minutes – well it does loop. Sweet and Huge!
www.blublu.org

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