Montana Colors presents a new collaboration with the renown artist, Shepard Fairey, creator of the OBEY brand. Seven years after the successful release of his first MTN Limited Edition can, the time has come to update our alliance with three new spray can models. The Beyond the Streets platform has once again taken part in curating this project which commemorates the 30 year career of this American artist in the form of spray cans.
Far from a retrospective take on Shepard Fairey’s artistic trajectory, the three designs aim to reflect his imagery in its current style. In terms of both aesthetics and content, each of the cans is in line with the works the artist will present in FACING THE GIANT: THREE DECADES OF DISSIDENT; two exhibitions that are inaugurating at the Beyond The Streets NYC Gallery and at Galerie Itinerrance in Paris.
“I’ve been using Montana spray paint for many years because it gives the best performance and durability of all the paint brands that I’ve tried out. When I was younger, and I was doing things very spontaneously, I wasn’t thinking about longevity, but even for an ephemeral art form like street art or graffiti, I think we all want paint to stand the test of time as much as possible. Creating and releasing these cans with Montana, which showcase my art using the paint that I use for my fine art in the studio and the murals that I make, it’s a logical and awesome collaboration. Thanks for giving me a little bit of love and another canvas for me to work on. It’s very meta – the can that makes the art, that ends up on the can.”
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Special Edition Cans from Montana Colors released in conjunction with the new "BEYOND THE STREETS" show opening in Los Angeles. Artists include: Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat and André Saraïva.
Keith Haring (1958-90) was one of the most renowned young artists of urban culture in the 1980s.
Inspired by the graffiti artists whose work covered the New York subway cars, Haring began drawing white chalk on the black paper that covered the blank billboards. The subway was, as Haring said, a "laboratory" to implement his ideas. Prior to his death, Haring founded a foundation by his name to preserve his heritage and help organizations fight AIDS.
Keith Haring died in New York City in February 1990 at the age of 31.
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Posted 15 November 2018
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Cold Krush Store/Gallery presents 'ACETATE' - A Film Noir inspired Art Exhibition.
A collection of new works contributed by a select group of local and interstate artists, exploring the classic period of Film Noir - think stylish Hollywood crime drama, with a focus on cynical and sexual motivations, with a touch of pessimism, fatalism and menace.
Opening night to take place at Mr Goodbar, 12 Union Street, Adelaide.
Our latest work for Spalsh Adelaide, this mural was completed on the side wall of T2 Rundle Street in Adelaide's East End. Inspired by their surroundings, Tarns and Tayla decided to bring a slice of the Adelaide Hills to the heart of the city for their apptly titled piece 'Country Out Of The Girl'.
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