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9 hours ago

Banksy is an anonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist and film director of unverified identity. Their satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti executed in a distinctive stenciling technique

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A DUNNY is a type of vinyl designer art toy created by Paul Budnitz and Tristan Eaton, and produced by Kidrobot since 2004. The toy is based on a rabbit figure with distinctive tubular ears. The origin of the name Dunny came from a combination of street slang and one of the early "Devil Bunny" prototypes

3 days ago

Imagine writing a phrase more than 150,000 times for the sake of art. Known as Renda Writer, an artist from Miami is seeking to paint the words “World Peace” on murals across the country and the world, “to write peace into existence,” according to his website. “I’m typically not a very politically active person because I find that stuff divides people,” Writer said. “But I believe in peace and love and these simple concepts. People are quick to dismiss this idea, but I try to keep my words small so my art can speak louder.” The actor, poet and visual artist has been creating all his life. The idea of writing world peace came from Bronx rapper KRS-One’s song World Peace

3 days ago

@treyaces has been drawing cartoons and doing graffiti since the early 90's. With an urge to make his own super hero, or his own cartoon, He went to the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale for computer animation. At one point in his life he could not draw a decent cartoon. Then he got canvases and started painting nature and the universe. The way that he perceived it. And for once he actually loved the work he was making. And he was not alone, because that work took him to The Scope Contemporary Art Show In Miami, during @artbasel

3 days ago

Mister E (b. 1987). is the Delray Beach, FL based artist known across the globe for his colossal & colorful interpretation of US currency. ​ Through his diverse body of work, Mister E provokes viewers to think about money in a totally different way than ever before. His colorful painting of the 2009 series $100 bill titled "Benny Jr.", has quickly become recognized internationally. As his work has evolved, he has changed the way in which people view money. ​ His goal is to take away the evil connotation that most associate with money, and instead use it as a symbol for motivation, inspiration & freedom. "Money certainly doesn't equal happiness, but it can equal freedom" says Mister E.

3 days ago

Lessner by day works as an institutional investment consultant and helps manage over a billion dollars in assets, by night he is Captain Casual, the contemporary artist capturing the casual nature of excess and embodying the implicit gestures, movements, and actions of opulent lifestyles. As Lessner puts it, “stock market by day, paint by night.”...written by G.Beall of the @huffpost

4 days ago

Matt Gondek is a Los Angeles Pop Artist who paints Deconstructed Pop Icons. On a whim he picked up a paintbrush, inspired by a big stack of Mickey Mouse sketches he had begun for a freelance project. In one sketch Mickey’s head was exploding. When he finished his first painting, he began another, and then another. At that moment he had developed his signature style of painting, and a few years later is still creating the deconstructed cartoon characters and fractured pop icons of our childhood.

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A lightning rod of cultural dichotomies, Takashi Murakami believes the artist to be one who perceives and limns the borders between worlds. Combining refined classical painting techniques with a supercharged mix of Pop, animé, and otaku imagery in his distinctive “Superflat” style, Murakami moves freely within an ever-expanding field of aesthetic issues and cultural inspirations. Parallel to the dystopian themes which pervade his work, he recollects and revitalizes traditional narratives of transcendence and enlightenment

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@jisbar is an artist born in 1989 working in Paris. For 10 years, his art has ironicly shifted the references of pop culture. His creations reactualize our society soaked by the media and references "geek" that he reinterprets with the keys of his universe. Fashion, music, the freestyle spirit of the skateboard world and the different means of expression that inhabit the streets are all elements that shape his style 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

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A Bathing Ape (ア・ベイジング・エイプ) is a Japanese clothing brand founded by Nigo in Ura-Harajuku in 1993. According to Nigo, the name "BAPE" is a reference to "A Bathing Ape in Lukewarm Water". Japanese people typically have daily baths in water at temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius (104 °F). As such, to bathe in lukewarm water is to complacently overindulge. This is an ironic reference to the lazy opulence of the younger generation of Japanese, the brand's own customers

4 days ago

Alec Andon, known professionally as Alec Monopoly, is a graffiti artist, originally from New York City. Monopoly is best known for his tuxedoed and top-hatted graffiti character of Monopoly Man, an idea originally inspired by the stockbroker Bernie Madoff

4 days ago

Contemporary artist WhIsBe has established a formidable reputation in both the renegade world of street art but also the mainstream art world encompassing the museum, gallery and arena of public installations. Regardless of where he works, the artist remains anonymous. His moniker, shorthand for “What is Beauty”, is at once innocuous and sweet and introduces more substantive themes of cultural examination and subversion that underline much of his body of work

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Raheem Saladeen Johnson AKA King Saladeen was born and raised in West Philadelphia, where his passion for the arts began even before the age of 5. His best friend, John JP Thompson, who always knew his talent and worth, bought him his first set of professionalartsupplies. He encouraged him to focus solely on the arts and to make it his life long career. He took his friends advice and the rest was history. In 2011 he began his venture at the Saladeen Art Group. Sadly, a couple of years later, JP, the man who motivated him to push forward and do what he does best, passed away of brain cancer. KING SALADEEN will never forget the friend he was

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Bearbrick (rendered Be @rbrick) is a collectible toy designed and produced by the Japanese company MediCom Toy Incorporated. The name is derived from the fact that the figure is a cartoon-style representation of a bear and that it is a variation of MediCom's Kubrick design. The first figure was released May 27, 2001 as a free gift to visitors of the World Character Convention in Tokyo

5 days ago

RETNA (American, b.1979) was introduced to the Los Angeles mural scene at an early age, and has lead one of the largest graffiti art collectives in the city since he was in high school. Through the appropriation of fashion advertisements, RETNA reinvents them with intricate line work, complex layering, and a powerful range of color. Incorporating elements of Fine Art and graffiti into his varied compositions, RETNA combines visual linguistics, urban poetics, and a timeless, unique power, exploring an eclectic range of media, including graffiti, photography, and painting.

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Jason Freeny was born in Maryland, United States. His inspirations are from pop, modern and surrealist art. Jasons early success as an artist came with his creations of a series fictional anatomical character schematics and illustrations in 2007 but was most noted when he began creating anatomical toy sculptures shortly after.