Originally posted 2009-09-25 11:50:48.
On the corner of Laguna and Haight Streets.
Originally posted 2009-09-09 12:25:32.
Originally posted 2009-10-22 10:46:41.
En collaboration avec Simon Boudvin
2006, Bois, peinture, colle, 220 x 200 x 10 cm environ
One Saturday morning at 7 o’clock on a blind wall in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris. The façade, using the local architectural codes, occupying 10 cm of public space, is mounted and glued on in thirty minutes. Almost 4 years later, the address still exists. Regularly graffittied, it is cleaned out by the city service.
Link to Julien Berthier’s website.
On a spring day in 1971, Charles Simonds packed several pounds of red clay into the steel box on his delivery bike and set out through New York City’s SoHo district. He had spotted a gutter curbstone there that he thought would make the perfect site for one of the tiny clay villages he had been building around town. As the artist pedaled up to an intersection, he passed three of his former art students standing on a corner. “One girl stared at me and said, ‘Mr. Simonds?’ ” he recalls. “I nodded and waved. Suddenly she burst into tears. She thought I’d been forced to start delivering groceries.”
In fact, Simonds was embarking on the first stage of a grand artistic vision: constructing the archaeological remains of an imaginary miniature civilization. At first, the “Little People” dwellings, as Simonds called them, cropped up in vacant lots, on doorsills and beside curbstones around New York’s Lower East Side. By the mid-’70s he had begun erecting his elfin dwellings abroad: in the nooks and crannies of Paris, Berlin, Venice, Shanghai and—where else?—Dublin. These days collectors pay up to $30,000 for the pyramids and signal towers of his personal mythology, and the tiny towns have long since moved from abandoned doorways to fancier quarters like the Whitney Museum in New York and the Kunsthaus museum in Zurich. Continue reading
Originally posted 2009-05-26 10:24:15.
Previously Banksy related:
- The “Village Pet Store And Charcoal Grill” Opens in New York City
- Banksy on the move, takes on the KKK in Birmingham, Alabama
- Time lapse video of Banky’s ‘Cans Festival’
- Photos from Banksy’s Cans Festival — 05.07.08
- Graffiti artist Banksy unmasked???
- Graffiti artist Banksy pulls off most audacious stunt to date – despite being watched by CCTV
- Banksy returns to Bethlehem
- Banksy’s debt to Warhol revealed in London show
- Banksy in New Orleans