Strych9 returns to the 18b Arts District to leave a canvas with the message "EVERYBODY LIES" affixed to the Coolidge wall. A brightly colored image of NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, who made a number of inaccurate statements about his own role in events he reported over the years. This multilayered stencil looks a little loose and the white looks like its been sprayed just a little too close, but these little "mistakes" kinda make this piece. The accidental black and yellow overspray somehow elevates this piece to the next level for us, kinda cool.
Monday, June 29, 2015
Friday, June 26, 2015
We've been seeing this face on art around town but didn't know the artist responsible. Well now we know its Las Vegas artist Dekoe Jones with one of his multiple tiled images, surrounded by tags and stickers from different artists. Dekoe1 has been a prominent fixture on the Vegas art scene for awhile now, always using different techniques and mediums on walls and galleries alike. This time, tiling 9 images to make a larger piece on this Casino Drive wall.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
We spotted another piece from the same artist that we covered in this previous post. We still don't know the name of the artist but its obvious it's the same person with those crazy alternating inverting lines. Is this a new piece or is this from their previous mission months ago and we are just now discovering it?.. Hmm, well anyway now we've spotted it, liked it and its located at Boulder Hwy and Russel Rd.
Monday, June 22, 2015
OverUnder brings us one of his hand painted pieces all the way from Reno to Las Vegas. This black spray paint on blue paper design is on outskirts of the 18b Arts District, on the abandoned apartment complex on Casino and Utah. A rather laid back looking fellow wearing a NV hat with an unreadable quote written across the face in grey, while the wood from the building seems to be having an acid trip while psychedelically bending around to come back inside it self, quite the selection of metaphors and it works well! Great piece, keep em coming people!
Friday, June 19, 2015
Boba Fett has landed in the 18b Arts District, sorta. We found these pair of woodblock prints glued to the wall with the quote " I bow to no one and give service only for cause" from everyone's favorite Star Wars bounty hunter. These images printed using a bright swirl of colors against a contrasting background on what looks like t-shirt fabric, which makes us very interested in how these are gonna look after few months of the sun and elements. Not sure of the artist, but its signed with the "Fett Up" phrase. Found riding below Teacher's David Blaine stencil piece, still riding, still looking great and still impressively untouched 6 months later!
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Milk the Bunny returns with a whole slew of new collab pieces with Danman, in fact so many that we aren't exactly sure where this piece was located! Oops, our bad! Well anyway, this piece has a bright yellow sun at its center with Danman and MTB's characters both in view. Floating clouds. swirls and both artists' hashtags for easy identification. Just one of their fun collab images around town, keep an eye out for em!!
Monday, June 15, 2015
Be it pools of piss, piles of excrement or be it art, there is always something new to see in the back alley behind the Beauty Bar. This latest trip down the alley we spotted this new paster over a few tags from Unsnooze, a digital print of an alarm clock logo over of a photo of the Las Vegas landscape. We aren't sure if this is from an artist, an artist collective or just another street brand passing though. But hey, nice colorful image!
Friday, June 12, 2015
The Boulder Strip is always an entertaining people watching drive, so much so that we almost missed this piece and had to double back. A black and white text driven piece with the words "GOD'S NAWT DEAD!" with bible passage at the bottom. We originally thought this might be a piece from The One Four Six but it turns out its actually a local artist named That's Truth! Interesting. Found outside the Eastside Cannery on Boulder.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
We almost missed this new piece from Zork during our latest search, at first glace we thought it was a tiny placed stenciled image working perfectly with the existing environment a la Banksy. Upon further inspection we saw it was a small wheatpaste image that had been affixed on a black spray painted hill with what looks like the possible leftovers of what have might been grass on the hill. A great image and a pretty damn good effort by the artist, we'd like to see more installation type street art that works with the environment like this! Keep em coming!
Monday, June 8, 2015
Just a few short days ago Los Angeles street artist Cali Killa made a run through town and got up with this detailed and multicolored piece in the 18b. A tightly stenciled image of a seated hooded woman with a rifle resting in her lap and reading a book the artist has titled "How To Make it in Vegas". Know for his popular Beware of Hipsters pieces seen frequently in Los Angeles, Cali Killa's level of stencil work really sets his piece apart from most of the artwork on the Coolidge and First building. This wall has really became THE spot to hit lately, and its nice to see larger and more elaborate wheatpaste pieces going up as well. Great stuff!
Friday, June 5, 2015
Zork returns with what has to be the smallest tiled street art image we've ever seen! 6 small pieces of paper meticulously tiled into a 8 1/2 X 11 to reveal their image, and it looks to be done on the fly and not beforehand. You gotta applaud the effort of Zork for putting in the work and having patience for tiling an image on the street, but damn that is an awfully small image next to that huge Indecline piece trying to get noticed! But then again, we DID notice it now didn't we? Found on the Coolidge wall in the 18b Arts District.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Newcomer Strych9 gets up at the spot of the recently buffed Mowgli & Rough2lavish mural. Using a small canvas stenciled with an image of a man with a paint brush coming out of the barrel of his gun, then adding the text "Art is Terrorism". Also writing "insert art here please" in blue paint to address the buffing of the past mural, we didn't photograph it since it didn't look connected to this piece or by the same artist in our opinion, but apparently it is. While Strych9 who certainly isn't winning any points for art originality here, still manages a cool gesture to the other artists with this piece.
Monday, June 1, 2015
We recently spotted this piece on the Coolidge and First building in the 18b Arts District. A small black and white collage image of what appears to be a murder scene, if look closely and you can see the shape of an reclining female head! That subtle little detail completely makes this piece for us, but then its sorta pushed too far over the top with a incomplete black fill-in, red drips and text spelling out Invoke!... It kinda reminds of us some old high school satanic stoner graffiti or something, kinda interesting!