Monday, September 29, 2014

3 Artists 1 Wall

Struggle Buggy, There She Is and You Killed Me First hit a wall together with a group of pasters.
Ranging from faux ads to pop culture characters and beyond, quite the selection of subject matter.
An Elizabeth Short wanted poster by Struggle Buggy, There She Is with hand painted images of David Bowie
as Jareth from Labyrinth joined by her stylized version of a Toulouse-Lautrec poster from the 1800's.
Lastly a familiar image from Disneyland's Haunted Mansion and an ad from the movie Beetlejuice
from You Killed Me First. Quite a blast of color found on Coolidge in the 18b Arts District.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Beautifully Destroyed

Last year's Life is Beautiful festival brought in some amazing artists from around the globe into Vegas,
we usually don't like to post legal pieces but when the art and talent are undeniable its a given!
Portuguese artist Vhils goes big downtown on 7th with his unique technique of painted portrait images.
Then he carves the image into the wall, often with just a hammer and chisel! Impressive piece and style.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Blue Blood

A new Give Blood piece spotted outside Artifice in the 18b, this time with an addition of a blue...
Uh, maybe a drop of blood? Hmmm, or is that a comma that fell over? Well whatever that thing is,
it was on the paper before the print and gives it a unique look. Unique as in "hey we only have this paper
with that blue spot on it, oh use it anyway?" sort of unique. Joined by Sher & Bala, stay up! 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Street Picasso

We found another piece from The Producer BDB on Fremont Street, an image of an older man.
That man just happens to be artist Pablo Picasso, and the look on his face speaks volumes.
He looks like a sad and worried man standing on the corner waiting, for something we will never know.
I believe good street art can instantly invoke stories in your head, and this is just such a piece.
Hmmm or maybe its just too early to think clearly this morning? Either way, stay up!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Framed On Fremont

We found this familiar looking monster hanging around on the corner of Fremont and 7th,
hand painted butcher paper paster with a colorful and splattered background inside a frame.
The little white character reminds us of an abstract version of a face in a Smear piece.
Since its unsigned... We'll say nah, probably not. Artist unknown.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

High In The Sky

Neo gets up high over the 18b Arts District on Coolidge with colorful balloons spelling out their name.
This appears to be completely hand painted which makes me wonder if they did this piece at night, or?
I'm thinking either someone had permission to paint this wall or someone can paint pretty damn fast!
Fairly impressive if it's the latter, but honestly its just great to see so much new artwork going up!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Downtown Secret

The Town Lodge Motel sign hides a secret, there is a piece on the inside of the signage hidden from view.
It's a somewhat bizarre and textless mash up of Beatle John Lennon and former president John F. Kennedy.
Lennon wrote lyrics like "I don't believe in Kennedy" in 1970 for his song God (John Lennon song),
is there any connection between to the two men I am failing to see? Other than horrible assassinations
and jumbled conspiracy theories? Artist unknown on 7th street.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Lunch Date

Emcee has been putting in work lately, hitting more high profile spots with larger pieces.
Like this ink and colored pencil piece, joined by a face that has been drawn in a similar style.
I'm not 100% sure if the face was drawn as an afterthought by the artist or by someone else,
but they do make quite the interesting couple! Found at the corner of Carson & 7th.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Too Early To Quit

Another day, another search for art. This time we turned up this unknown artist piece in the 18b.
A hand painted colorful paster that seems to tell us its always too early to quit dreaming, or is it thinking?
Misinterpreted or not, we think it is always good to see a positive message within artwork on the streets.
Love the care they put into cutting the shape too, jagged cuts with straight lines around the text. Nice!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Shitting Bricks

Unknown artist piece spotting on Charleston on the outskirts of the 18b Arts District.
Black ink on butcher paper design once again, been seeing this combo and wonder if its the same artist?
We are starting to sense a theme with these pseudo-hieroglyphic styled pieces, this new one featuring a stone person literally shitting bricks with two sets of the Eye of Providence looking on in the background.
Definitely not the time to develop rhypophobia....

Friday, September 5, 2014

We're All Connected

We found a beautifully hand painted piece in the 18b off Casino recently, and damn we love it!
A set of disembodied hands with a sharp metal stake driven through them with the word "connected".
On a lightly splattered butcher paper background that really makes this mysterious piece pop!
This is one of our favorite pieces so far, once again we just wish we knew who the artist was. Great job!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Keep Looking Up!

We found this larger wheatpaste piece of a short haired girl floating around the 18b Arts District.
A childlike black pen drawing on brown butcher paper, with a hastily/sloppy cut out border.
Cute in its simpleness but once again, artist unknown. What is the deal with all these unknown pieces?
Are artists not quite ready to represent here? Hmm.... Get up and be proud dammit!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Basquiat Catsucks

Los Angeles artist The Producer BDB paid Vegas a visit last week and hit Fremont and 8th street.
A hand painted print of Basquiat enjoying a glass of wine, joined by I4GOT, Raw Linen and a tag from Catsuck.
Looks like someone might have been having a drink with Basquiat while viewing the artwork, nice!
Good to see more artists getting up with larger illegal pieces, all the while legal murals go up all around town....