Posts Tagged ‘street’

London Street Art Prepares for “The Thousands”

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

The blind flaneur needs to figure out how to get to London for this. via RJ Rushmore at Vandalog:

The street art exhibition I announced last week finally has a name: The Thousands. It also has a special blog where you can find regular updates about how well (or poorly) the whole event is going along with plenty of teaser images. Go there now to see some examples of the work that will be on view at The Thousands.

… The name The Thousands comes in part from a short fable by Daniel Alarcón which was published in McSweeney’s #28. I see the story of “The Thousands” in street art all the time. Around the world there are thousands of anonymous and semi-anonymous people and artists working outside the restrictions of government and/or the art establishment to create something that cannot be understood by those authorities. And this exhibition highlights the best of those thousands so that the art establishment will hopefully begin to understand and appreciate these artists. So that’s why it’s called The Thousands.

The Thousands will be open from November 18th through the 22nd of November at Village Underground in London (54 Holywell Lane, London, EC2A 3PQ).

Window-Shopping on Fifth Avenue

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

Bill Cunningham’s On the Street photo essay surveys holiday window displays on Fifth Avenue. He says he’s never seen the likes of these opulent scenes in his 80 years, and worries that with the financial downturn, their likes may never come again.

On the Street: What a Night - and Morning After

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

Bill Cunningham captured the excitement of history in the making on Election Night in New York, then he went back for a reality check the morning after. As these shots from his On the Street photo essay attest, New Yorkers were more than happy to stand in line to buy newspapers documenting Barack Obama’s victory.

Joie de Vivre in the Luxembourg Gardens

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Another October, and again I missed Nuit Blanche in Paris. Bill Cunningham was there, and his latest On the Street photo essay finds joie de vivre and vivid colors everywhere in the City of Light. Look for sapphire blue in the Luxembourg Gardens.