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Beyond The Streets: Artist Spray Paint Cans

Beyond The Streets, the definitive showcase of graffiti and street art, announces a partnership with Montana Colors as the spray paint partner for the LA-based show. To celebrate the partnership and commitment to graffiti and street art culture, Montana Colors is unveiling a series of artist spray paint cans from Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, and André Saraiva. The cans are currently available for purchase at the exhibition gift shop and website, for $39.99 each.

H&M: Against Graffiti & Street Art

We often receive random press releases for all sorts of art-related causes, merchandise, disputes, etc. But I thought this would be one that would be of interest to readers. Personally, I'm a little torn over this. If street art is done illegally and anonymously on another person's property. Who is the owner of the art?

This week, fashion retailer H&M filed a lawsuit in Federal Court in New York, allegedly asking the court to essentially rule that any and all unsanctioned or illegal artwork, such as street art and graffiti, should be devoid of copyright protection and can be used by any brand or corporation, without any payment or even needing the artist's permission. This action taken by H&M is a full out assault on artists' rights and we must raise our voices. This could render millions of murals and important pieces of artwork worldwide completely unprotected and available for corporate use, without any payment or permission needed whatsoever.

We must not allow this company to use our artwork and appropriate our culture to sell their products, for their own financial gains, while at the same time allow them to devalue and delegitimize our artwork, our culture, and everything we work for.

This all began when H&M was caught using REVOK's artwork in an advertising campaign without permission. When REVOK asked them to stop, they responded by threatening him with criminal charges and filed this lawsuit declaring that all artists of unsanctioned artwork should be unprotected and have no rights whatsoever.

Gary Taxali’s Happiness With A Caveat Book

Gary Taxali has announced the release of his new book, “Happiness With A Caveat”. This 64 page, softcover book showcases a wide collection of Gary’s works. The book features quotes by Chip Kidd, Gary Panter, and Daniel “Attaboy” Seifert (co-founder, Hi-Fructose Magazine). Each book comes signed (and can be personalized upon request).

Also available is the Special Edition. This includes a signed, 5-inch x 7inch print on archival arches paper entitled “Friends With A Caveat”.

Pre-orders will begin shipping in November. The regular edition runs $20.00, while the special edition is $70.00.

Kickstarter: Ed Repka’s Monsterdom

Monsterdom is a premium wax pack sticker set and is limited to just 500 packs. An homage to classic monster trading cards from the 60's and 70's, Monsterdom features a variety of fantastically fiendish faces of aliens, monsters, ghouls and ghosts, as well as stories of their horrifying creation-- all packaged in a vintage wax wrapper as only SideKick Lab can make. The complete sets are available for $20.00 on Kickstarter, and include a special artist promo card featuring Ed Repka himself. Other rewards include autographed cards, uncut sheets, and original hand-drawn sketch cards.

This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .

Remember...this is not a pre-order. There are many instances of crowd funded projects that have been funded never making good on their promised goods. So back with caution.

Amy By Jeremiah Ketner and Strangekiss

"This ethereal portrait of Amy the fuel of Strangekiss has been captured in soft paint etches from the bristles of the brush. The depth of the blue eyes in this work can tell tales."

Strangekiss is releasing this limited edition run of the above pictured Amy print by artist Jeremiah Ketner. The limited edition of 10 signed artist proofs goes on sale today (February 24th 2017) at Noon PT. The 11-inch by 14-inch print will run $119.95, with 100% of the proceeds going to cancer research for Small Cell Neuroendocrine Cancer - to the NecTur program at M.D. Anderson, the only program trying to help this rare cancer.

Eagle Force Strikes! Limited Edition Metal Cards

With Fresh Monkey Fiction and Remco preparing for the return of 1980s toy line Eagle Force, The Drawn Word is launching a limited run of metal card sets featuring the heroic Captain Eagle and evil Ultimate Thule. Captain Eagle is drawn by Eagle Force creator Paul Kirchner, while R.I.O.T.'s enigmatic new leader Ultima Thule is drawn by new Eagle Force artist Steven Butler. Each card is individually numbered and one-of-a-kind. They will only be printed through this pre-order event, which ends on Sunday, January 8th 2017 at 9PM ET. You can pre-order the set now for $20.00.

 

Gary Taxali’s Hand-Painted Multiples

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Gary Taxali has announced the upcoming release of his 44 new Hand-Painted Multiples (HPM). Each HPM is an original work painted in acrylic on a 4 colour silkscreen print. They measure 20 inches by 26 inches on cotton rag and retail for $500.00 plus shipping.

The works will be part of a group exhibition entitled "Cluster", at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC. The opening reception is on Wednesday, August 3rd 2016 from 6PM to 8PM. To purchase, contact the Jonathan LeVine Gallery: sales@jonathanlevinegallery.com.

Patrick Wong’s Sticker of the Month Club

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Patrick Wong has launched a new subscription Sticker of the Month Club on the crowdfunding site Patreon based on characters from his portfolio. The first three characters have been designed and the vinyl stickers will be 3 1/2" packaged with in a clear bag and header. For as little as $4.00 a month, you can get a diecut vinyl sticker mailed to you anywhere in the world, access to patrons-only posts that will include posts like timelapses and process work, and the goodwill for helping to support his art practice through the Patreon site.

The first sticker packs will be billed on February 1st 2016 and mailed out shortly after. The proceeds go to developing new characters, equipment upgrades, and time to work on new sculpts, art toys, illustrations and of course producing diecut vinyl stickers. You can join via the above link.

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