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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Banksy in the Theaters…

The poster above is a new release by Banksy for his United States debut of his first feature film EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP. See below for a comprehensive list up to May 14th thanks to Wooster Collective.

Opening On April 16th:

New York: Sunshine Theater
New York: Lincoln Plaza,
Los Angeles: The Landmark
Los Angeles: Arclight, Hollywood
San Francisco: Embarcadero
Berkeley: Shattuck
San Rafael: Rafael
Palo Alto: Aquarius,

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 1:46 am  

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Nature’s Revenge…Continued

We’ve been diggin’ on Ludos’ work for quite sometime. Check these new creations by the Parisian street artist.

Peep below for (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:42 am  

Friday, January 1, 2010

Graffiti Wars: Banksy vs King Robbo

Images from Treehugger

Last week four new Banksy creations found at the Regent’s Canal lit up the blogosphere. One of the pieces (seen above) was of a man painting over graffiti. As Treehugger points out Banksy painted over a fellow artist’s work, a sprayer by the name of King Robbo. Robbo’s piece had been standing unharmed since 1985. In response King Robbo covered up Banksy’s work with 3 foot high silver letters spelling his name.

Original King Robbo piece:

Banksy cover-up:

King Robbo strikes back:

From Timesonline:
According to graffiti folklore this spat is not the first disagreement between Banksy and King Robbo. The 1980s pioneering vandal recounted a story in London Handstyles, a book on graffiti published in 2009, in which he claimed to have confronted the now-famous artist. (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 4:40 pm  

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Banksy Sighting

We stumbled upon new work by renowned street artist Bansky and felt the piece above was relevant given the COP15 conference that just went down earlier this month. The piece is appropriately named “I don’t believe in Global Warming”

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:03 am  

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Put a Lid on it

Dig this Van Gogh mural by artist David Heatwole that uses plastic jar lids to compose this 8 foot by 15 foot interpretation. For more on the mural and the process behind the development of it go here.

If you like this you might like these:
Why Graffiti is a Good Thing
A Living Portrait
Yarn Bombing
Mural Capital of the World
Recycling, Philly Style

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 12:36 am  

Monday, October 12, 2009

Monday Morning Inspiration

Dig this stop-motion animation by Blu. Fantastic!

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 1:52 am  

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Take the stairs

Volkswagen converted a set of stairs at the Odenplan subway station in Stockholm into a functioning set of piano keys in an effort to get people to take the stairs.

This promotion is just one stunt that appears on the carmaker’s “Theory of Fun” website, which showcases efforts to get people to change by simply making things more fun.

At the end of the day their installation persuaded 66% more people to take the stairs versus the escalator.

Thanks Chris for the heads-up.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 7:23 pm  

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Candy Land on Lombard Street

To celebrate Candy Land’s 60th anniversary, Hasbro has transformed San Francisco’s iconic winding street into a life-size version of the board game.


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:55 pm  

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Fairey interviews Banksy

Banksy the UK-based graffiti artist sits down (face to face)? with LA-based graffiti artist Shepard Fairey and shares a few words on his art, his anonymity and much more. We’ve included an excerpt from the interview published by Swindle Magazine.

How long are you going to remain anonymous, working through the medium itself and through your agent as a voice for you?

B: I have no interest in ever coming out. I figure there are enough self-opinionated assholes trying to get their ugly little faces in front of you as it is. You ask a lot of kids today what they want to be when they grow up, and they say, “I want to be famous.” You ask them for what reason and they don’t know or care. I think Andy Warhol got it wrong: in the future, so many people are going to become famous that one day everybody will end up being anonymous for 15 minutes….

Go here to read the full interview.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:20 am  

Thursday, July 23, 2009

How much is your Rent?

Here’s a fantastic installation called “I’ve Lived: Post-it Notes for Neighbors” that welcomes passers-byes to fill in their monthly rent. Having lived in 3 of the 5 bouroughs of NYC we were anxious to see what the final results were. You may be a bit surprised with some of the numbers.

I’ve Lived: Post-it Notes for Neighbors was part of the Windows Brooklyn exhibit that paired artists with storefront windows in Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens June 14-22, 2008. Candy’s storefront: vintage furniture shop Yesterday’s News at 428 Court Street and 2nd Place

Thanks Mindy for the tip!

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 11:51 am  
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