Saturday, 26 December 2009
Banksy has recently landed himself in a world of bother though whether he's actually bothered we guess only close peeps would know. Its been said that Banksy was slapped some time ago by old skool writer Robbo so decided some time later to extract revenge by going over one of Robbo's historic (painted 25 years ago) Camden Town pieces. Banksy's artistic career stretches back to the 1980's so its clear he has a firm grasp on graffiti history. Others are saying its been tagged for decades now so who cares whilst old skool writers are up in arms. A quick Google search and you'll find writers up and done the country announcing they will destroy Banksy work on sight.
We've taken some quotes from flickr;
'man thats never forgive, if its stood for 25 years or so you gotta be a special sort of cunt to do that (and i aint usually a banksy hater)'
'thats harsh! a 25yr old Robbo piece basically buffed. Punishment For Banksy. 2010'
'Banksy was a fucking TOY as a writer,had no style,no real pedirgee and would never of stood out from the crowd and he fucking knew it....so he simply copied from the Parisian stencil artists in the 70's and 80's and went and painted some fucking Rats down trendy Bricklane at the right time and BOOM'
'get a grip guys, that Robbo piece had been gone over tons of times, it was proper trashed. The only visible part was the last O'
'Fuck it, if you wanna keep it, stick it in a museum, cover it in perspex.. whatever.. styles evolve, walls evolve, . LIke I said, that piece was trashed, I imagine Banksy meant to honour it, not disrespect the scene.'
'somehere must know Banksy's studio address, someone should post it on line to teach him a lesson.'
'What Banksy has done (readin between the lines) is the act of a Sad man..'
'that is truly disgusting behaviour. i think the fame has gone to that wanker's head.'
'fucking wanker!! i hope i see a photo of this taken out by the end of the week
Im sure 10 FT will carry the torch on that one.'
Wednesday, 23 December 2009
LSD Issue 3 – Weapons of Mass Creation is spiraling its way through cyberspace to a liquid crystal near you… Absolutely heaving with spectacularly subversive and explosively colourful creativity, delving into its pages is like being smacked round the head with a particularly soulful combine harvester and kissing sunshine on the trip. Dripping with transcendental art and rolling on the bassline of possibility we’re starting to hit our stride with the magazine and would like to thank every one of you for being part of the mission. Featured artists and writers in this issue are far too numerous to mention right here right now – so just get downloading, have a wicked Christmas, Big Big love to you and yours and see you on the other side
Wayne Anthony (Class of 88) and Sirius 23
I don’t mean to offend
Or speak out of turn
But the man they called Jesus
Shall never return
He’s not indifferent
Or above our concern
2000 years later
We still haven’t learned
No matter how we may pray
No matter how we may yearn
No he’s not in heaven
No he’s not in an urn
He’s not in that place
Where sinners all burn
No Jesus never died
High up on that cross
No human kind
Never suffered that loss
Being a martyr
Just wasn’t his role
Dying so young
Just wasn’t his goal
Jesus just aged
Into a jolly ole soul
On top of the world
High on the North Pole
Friday, 18 December 2009
Artist Stik has created mini Stik figures as free giveaways to draw attention to the Homeless at Christmas. The plan is to leave the Stik figures around Mayfair for people to take home. The Stik Hunt begins at 7pm so if your over that way keep your eyes open and feel free to pick that sucker up...Limited Editons...Nice One Stik...
Monday, 14 December 2009
LSD Art Supplement 101 - Cool Investments 4 Crimbo
As we freeze our nuts off and get steadily more homicidal at the endless Christmas themed assault on our senses, rather than electrocuting Santa with a quick rewiring of the Oxford Street Christmas lights or liberating a thousand live turkeys in a particularly smug branch of Sainsbury’s, why not score yourself or your loved ones a wicked piece of very reasonably priced art and forget that mug who won the X Factor last night is going to be driveling down the airwaves for the next month.
Street is all well and good, and it is the purest medium of all, but artists do need to live and continue to fund their public mission, and who can resist a fine piece of guerilla inspired artwork on their wall anyway. We’re playing concerned connectors in this supplement rather than Mr 10%, so all these links take you straight through to either the artist themselves or an approved dealer, so have a flick through this short but deeply powerful collection of works, and see what grabs your eye and your heart.
We’ll see you next week for the launch of LSD Issue 3 – fat and heaving – but in the meantime, shoot Ant and Dec, nick their bloody Wii Fit and spend the cash you’ve saved on some cracking creativity….. BIG LOVE
Wayne Anthony and Sirius
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
1. If you've some spare time we could use your help. Every Fri/Sat/Sun we need help on site. Reply to this if interested, we can offer you goodtimes and respect as payment, what an offer...
2. We are now open on Wednesdays from 1pm.
3. Film Festival Fridays are going strong, we're screening Graf classics Bomb It and Style Wars this Friday and then brand new Brit comedy doc 3 Miles North of Molkom on the 18th - don't miss that one!
4. Our online shop launches this week. Our unique collection of work will be available to buy from your desktop - more to come on that soon.
All details on blog as usual: www.mutatebritain.com
1000 x thanks.
1988/89 in the UK was regarded as the Summer of Love; the time when dance music exploded. DJs such as Paul Oakenfold, Danny Rampling and Carl Cox started bringing the Ibiza sound back to the clubs they played at in London, blowing the minds of the locals. Week in, week out, venues like the legendary Hacienda in Manchester, and London clubs like Shoom, Heaven, Future or Spectrum were packed, and began creating a new scene across the country.
By the early 90’s, house music was becoming more of an established sound in the mainstream but the underground still continued to thrive. Artists like U2, Maddonna & the Happy Mondays all incorporated the sound into their tracks.
Then in the 90’s the ‘superclub’ was born. Liverpool’s Cream & Ministry of Sound in London were opened and pushed their own sound. There was also a surge in the amount of dedicated clubbers visiting Ibiza, the mecca of dance music to millions worldwide. And the superclubs gave rise to the superstar DJs… Fat Boy Slim, Judge Jules, Sasha. These DJ’s were propelled to fame playing huge festivals, gigs & parties the world over.
So what had began as a very underground sound has now evolved into to something that is enjoyed globally by millions of people. Whether it’s the electro sounds of Justice, uplifting house provided by Hed Kandi or the harder edge techno sound from Richie Hawtin, one thing is for sure house music is here to stay.
Carl Cox was one of those founding DJs in the late 1980s during that Acid House revolution now globally called club culture, rave or just LIFE!!! One of Carl Cox's party tricks in 1988 was playing 3 record decks at one time and for a short period was known as Carl '3 Dex' Cox. Flash Forward to the 21st century and the man known as Carl Cox needs no introduction.
Teachmix is a creative solution for anyone wishing to learn how to mix vinyl / CDs like a professional DJ... Official Site
LSD Magazine interviews artist Stik for the next issue and then decided to make this short film...
Stik (solo show on now) @ The At Pavilion, Clinton RD, London E3 5BH
Dec 5th - 20th / Time: 12-6pm (closed mondays)
LSD London Street Art Design - www.londonstreetartdesign.com
Thursday, 3 December 2009
We know these videos were done earlier this year but with over two million hits we think its safe to say that Cassette Boy's unique take on The Apprentice and BNP's Grand Wizard is an absolute classic. We're in the process of interviewing the man himself so look out for that in up coming issue... Check his online store for exclusive t-shirts... Store
Tuesday, 1 December 2009
Monday, 30 November 2009
Stik at the Art Pavilion (Urban Art / Interactive installation)
Dec 5th – 20th 2009 / 12- 6pm (closed Mondays).
Mile-End Art Pavilion, Clinton Road (off Grove Road),
Tower Hamlets, E9 5BH. Tel: 077 587 51170
The main installation is made up of over 20 larger-than-life figures suspended
along the full 50 metres of the Art Pavilion. The figures, each manifesting their
own emotion, compliment and jar in an overall composition as the viewer moves
them around on tensioned cable creating strange, comical and sometimes sinister
scenarios. The neat lines compliment those of the bright lakeside pavilion whilst
the art bursts out into elegant water garden (and beyond, unofficially!)
Stik’s clean black-on-white “stick-man” style became well know for the simple yet
striking graffiti pieces across the city for almost a decade and more
recently larger authorised pieces for organisations including Glastonbury Festival
and British Waterways this year. Stik teams up with group Squarity to stage a
mass “ drop” of free artworks in central London this Christmas which aim to raise
the awareness of homelessness. Previews will be on display plus the launch of a new
Featured twice in Big Issue during November as well as headlining with MuTate’s
“One Foot in the Grove”, whilst curating “Other Side”, a show that put the work of
young local graffiti artists along side that of their heroes. Stik now clears the space
to host his third and largest solo show to date. The show is suitable for all ages but the interactive nature of the show may surprise
This 5 minute timelapse video was made for the Watchmen film world premiere at the Odeon in Leicester Square.Painted over 4 days,the artists had to paint on piece a day,then re-paint over it the next day.
The timelapse was shown on the big screen at the front of the Odeon for the premiere & was shown on a loop for 40 minutes inside the cinema before the Watchmen film started...
Sunday, 29 November 2009
October 30, 2002 - Legendary hip-hop DJ Jason Mizell, aka Jam Master Jay, is gunned down in his Queens studio. Security tapes of the incident mysteriously disappear, the five witnesses are uncooperative and no one is talking...until now. 2 TURNTABLES AND A MICROPHONE documents the investigation of the unsolved murder of Jam Master Jay, RUN- DMC's groundbreaking DJ and producer, deftly revealing the history of hip-hop and mainstream rap along the way. Exclusive, candid interviews with 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Russell Simmons, RUN-DMC and more offer insight into Jam Master Jay's life - including information that could finally help police solve the murder that shook the music world to its core...
RUMP Urban Art Show Bristol - December
RUMP Urban art show in Bristol Dec 3rd till 7th @ Hamilton House, Stokes croft and from Dec 12th till Jan 12th @ The Lanes, Nelson street
Fake, Levi C, Ben Slow, Craww, Dan, lll Joseph, K-Guy, Milk, Dora, Deadgirl,
Static, .Com, DNT, LL Brainwashed, Starchild, BS51, Copyright, MYNE, Haka, MNKY, Simon Mills, James Starr, SPzero76, Reggie Jackson, McLevey, Lee Ellis, K148, 3megabits, Alison Black, James Bates, Tmajik, Mike Healey, The Art Tart, Bonnie & Clyde, Dan Kitchener, Eyesaw, Filthy Luker...
Friday, 27 November 2009
Thursday, 26 November 2009
Great for everyone on your shopping list in that anyone who expects you to buy them something is a dickhole and probably wouldn't like my humor anyway. Fuck em! That's all they're getting from you!
BUT WAIT! Here's an added bonus to entice you! I'll sign the fucking things! You won't get that anywhere else (except on eBay when I am dead and then for a fraction of the original cost!)
I'm going to sit like a beer-filled Buddha for a day and just sign these fucking things - old and new - like factory work because YOU Deserve It! It'll be the only day I work all year!
I am your Deadbeat Santa!
This being my fourth CD, you can get all 4 for 40 bucks SHIPPING INCLUDED! (Unless you are outside the US, the shipping is 15 bucks because shipping there sucks and is expensive, so move here.)
With prices this low, I must be Begging for Change! I'm picking up nickels with my flabby ass-cheeks for your Frat Brothers!
Exactly how funny is this CD? I have no idea. I don't listen to this shit. I sicken myself and just make me want to cry. But YOU - well, you are different. You are strong and proud and emit self-confidence like a skunk in a corner. Nothing shows this more than having 'Doug Stanhope: From Across the Street' cranking on Christmas Eve while they evict your neighbors and sirens wail.
And by all means, don't forget to tell your friends. That way you'll get each other the exact same thing for Christmas and the day will be as much of a let-down as life itself!
By compelling you to buy my CD from me and only from me, I in no way suggest that you skip Black Friday all together. You should still go out and mob a Wal-Mart or K-Mart until you feel someone's final breath squeezed out under the thin sole of your Converse All-Star. It's what the holidays are all about.
[ Read more updates at www.dougstanhope.com ]
From the 3rd – 23rd December 2009
Our History and Austin Gallery present Bah! Humbug! Christmas Emporium. Bah! Humbug!
An exhibition admiring the edgy and classic artwork shown on acid house night promotional posters as well as offering a unique shop where artefacts related to club culture can be purchased. The Emporium aims to bring together collective memories from this influential time, to allow the historical classic club culture to be admired. And offers a shop in conjunction with the exhibition to allow one to purchase artefacts of historical club culture.
The exhibition appeals to a wide spectrum, from the hard working professionals of today who are after a nostalgic hit from their wilder 80’s acid house clubbing days, to the younger generation who are riding the revived fashionable culture.
Extra prints and Our History films and documentaries will accompany the exhibition on show at The Star of Bethnal Green, 59 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 6LG.
Our History has already had huge success with a travelling taster of the exhibition. In February 2009 the exhibition welcomed 2000 enthusiasts to the opening night in London’s Selfridges’s Gallery Space. The exhibition then successfully travelled to Tokyo for two months before travelling to Shanghai, with a recorded 400 people visiting daily in both cities.
After residing in Shoreditch’s Austin Gallery this December, the exhibition will travel in 2010 back to China. To the United States and Eastern Europe, where once again it will be successfully received.
With a wide personal contribution from influential artists to the Pop Up Gallery space Our History and Austin Gallery aims to bring back together people, culture, artwork and memories to allow history to come alive.
Aiming to make this history alive again for each individual Austin Gallery is inviting you to contribute to the show, with any artwork, poster or t-shirt that you may have relating to this genre that would be possible to sell in the shop that accompanies the exhibition.
Lots of love, Ernesto
Here's more shots from the man that is Mark Jenkins. We think its fair to say that the man has been busy. We love his work but can you imagine when he's own route to place these human like works. Could be mistaken for a body and in the UK, you can be shot for less... Nothing more scary than newly trained personnel with automatic weapons...ooops, wrong meeting!!!
Performative drawings of the audience Jason Atomic on private view night 6-9pm 3 December Performance artist Calum F. Kerr on the private view night - 6-9pm Thursday 3 December
Date Private View 6-9pm - Thursday 3rd December 2009
12-8 Friday 4th December 10-6 pm Sat 5th December / Sun 6th December 2009
Venue SHOREDITCH TOWN HALL 380,Old Street, London EC1V 9LT, London
Nearest tube Old Street Tube
All enquiries Helen Edwards 07985 440385 firstname.lastname@example.org
Infinity Bunce 07961 452703 email@example.com
Monday, 23 November 2009
Tyree Cooper Interview November 2009
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Acid House / Hip House legend Tyree Cooper is interviewed on Global FM (Spain)
Groovin Down Ya House : The Legend Tyree Cooper
20 years after the Berlin Wall came crashing down and Tyree Cooper took international bass bins by storm, the legend himself is bringing the soul, the basslines and the love, live and direct from the heart of Berlin to Radio Full Vibes. Throwing down beats old and new, funking up the airwaves with uncut deep groove and scratching up a pure soul fever, one of the innovators behind Hip House, one of the generators behind the glorious kaleidoscope of the modern dancefloor and original Chicago true playa, Tyree will be coming atcha right here.
25 years into his musical journey and flowing with a vibrant, all embracing passion he's gonna be serving up the love...
Wednesday November 25 - 20:00 Europe, 19:00 UK in the burning heart of sonic cyberspace....
http://radio.full-vibes.com. Log on, tune in, let yourself go, ride the bassline pressure, bring your love and your laughs to the Chatroom and let's make a cold night in Berlin throb with the power of a burning movement !!
Tyree Cooper's links :
Tyree's Facebook Fan Page
Saturday, 21 November 2009
Old Skool Graffiti Artists Busk, Zadok and Bleach were commissioned to paint this wall in West London. Its taken about three weeks to create freehand so the lads were happy to finish the project and move up plans for their next projects. Full interviews with the lads coming up in LSD along with a series of shots from my time with the lads...
PS: Renowned street artist T.wat came down and took some shots, thats him in the green jacket shooting the wall
If Graffiti, Street Art and Live Painting is your thang...The Otherside is the place for you to be this weekend. Various artists are passing through Today and Tomorrow to leave their live marks. Its Free Entry and Hosted by street artist Stik...
Wednesday - Sunday 12pm -6pm You dont know who you'll find painting until you get there...
Otherside @ The Arts Pavilion, Mile End Park, Clinton RD (Off Grove RD) London E3 5BH
LSD Interview with Stik in coming issue of LSD - London Street-Art Design Issue Three