On the second episode of our new series Trash to Treasure, we link up with Brooklyn-born-and-raised artist Anthony Vasquez, aka AVone, for some more trash-to-treasure goodness.
For those unfamiliar with AVone, he can be compared to a modern-day New York City version of Raymond Hains. He’s worked on a number of major projects over the course of his career, including works commissioned by ESPN and the Brooklyn Nets, and the influence of his hometown shines through his textural work. Continued at: MASS APPEAL..
Saturday, June 13th, marks the first day that art collective Few & Far will start work on a large scale mural in the heart of Oakland at 2430 Mandela Parkway. The building, which buys non-recyclable plastics and then resells them to specialized buyers, is one of the largest recycling facilities in the San Francisco area.
Situated directly across the street from locally owned soul food eatery Brown Sugar, this mural will focus on representing Oakland’s diverse culture and its long-time residents of the city.
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According to TMZ, Dr. Dre and Ice Cube has been mixed into Suge Knight’s legal saga. Knight was charged for a hit-and-run back in January that resulted in the death of Terry Carter, and the other rappers are being held partially culpable. This update sees the rap legends accused of hiring “known gang members” as security personnel in gang-stricken areas in Los Angeles where the upcoming N.W.A-biopic Straight Outta Compton was filmed. Knight’s hit-and-run was a result of threats from these gang members, hence the partially culpable charge for Dr. Dre and Ice Cube.
Following news of a staggering auction price upwards of $650,000 USD for a truck trailer painted at the 1998 Glastonbury music festival by street artist Banksy and London-based artist Inkie, the backstory behind the creation of the extremely rare piece of art has surfaced on the web. The story begins with a recollection of the two street artists creating the sketch for the mural in a pub before heading to the festival. Representing one of the last freehand paintings by Banksy before his fame and notoriety for stencil-based art work, the colossal 32-foot mural, entitled Silent Majority, features military-type characters raiding a beach with a sound system as adjacent graffiti letters complement the imagery. Take a look at the rare mural by Banksy and Inkie above.. Source: HypeBeast
UNITED ARROWS‘ in-house streetwear imprint monkey time presents yet another collaborative collection for 2015. This time around the Japanese label has teamed up with Tommy Hilfiger’s Denim line for a capsule range of graphic print tees, fitted caps and bucket hats. Infused with a distinct ’90s flavor, the T-shirts and caps are embellished with the iconic Tommy Hilfiger logo, while the beach-ready bucket hats feature the brand’s red and white stripe across the crown. Priced between ¥5,000 JPY (approximately $40 USD) and ¥6,000 JPY (approximately $48 USD), the monkey time x Tommy Hilfiger Denim 2015 capsule collection will be available for purchase starting June 6 at monkey time retailers and online at ZOZOTOWN. Further collaborative items for the colder months will be released in August.. Source: HypeBeast