If you’ve been past Logan hardware and Whole Foods by 14th & P St. NW over the past 4 years, in the alley behind Irvine Contemporary and Transformer galleries, you’ve seen a long standing set of murals by Shephard Fairey, Gaia, and others.
Slowly, as to be expected, the murals met their fate. Possibly first was when Whole Foods mistakenly painted over Gaia’s part of it after a neighbor complained. Then the Cat Aids moniker showed up on the Shephard Fairey portion at street view. Lame. Piece by piece, the murals broke down.
Now, a new set of murals is up and fresh — a NEKST tribute + PEAR x AREK x ELI x CON. Go catch them in person before they’re gone!
Barack Obama inspired his way into the White House in 2008 with a message that resonated on the streets of Washington, DC. Since then, depictions of the President have popped up across the nation’s capital. Obama-related graffiti even made it into our very first blog post, just after inauguration in 2009.
Here’s how the Prez has been depicted during the first four years on the streets of the seat of power:
Earlier this summer, tens of thousands of visitors flocked to see work by over 1000 artists at Artomatic. The DC graffiti scene was on hand full force to add a nice sample of writing styles at the event. Here are a few of the pieces:
Have you seen this poster around DC lately? It’s looks to be of Artuaré and Conversations in the Contemporary, through April 29 at the Anacostia Community Museum.
As it turns out, a few of our recent photos from around DC (unrelated to the exhibit) might strike on some common fears, further below.
As part of the exhibit ‘Above The Radar II,’ The Fridge and Albus Calvus teamed up on a workshop this past weekend to teach elements of graffiti style and technique. Two ‘crews’ worked with pros to sketch out the lettering, characters, and colors to create their own murals.
Above The Radar II is on display at The Fridge thru December 3. More details below.