Diana BenantiNasty Cat Bath performing last night at Civil Ape's studio. Last Friday we told you about Civil Ape's fundraiser for the St. Louis Arts Project (SLAP) Conference in conjunction with the weeklong Chautauqua Art Labs. About 125 people gathered to check out design collective Civil A ... More >>
Randy Osborne?Street art, internet meme, or both? That is the question.But let me start by saying ... I love you.
Now that that's out of the way, let's talk about art. Specifically, street art. As Exit Through the Gift Shop so poignantly illuminated, street art has in recent years become qui ... More >>
Todd OwyoungPaul Banks of InterpolPaul Banks isn't chatty. He's not big on smiling, or doing that gross thing where a rock star cracks a joke that simultaneously gets the crowd a little moist in the drawers and makes them hate the guy for being so damn winning. And just to be clear, that's no ... More >>
Image viaWilliam Upski WimsattIn 1994, a 21-year-old graffiti artist from the southside of Chicago named William Upski Wimsatt published Bomb the Suburbs, an introspective, non-fiction account of race, politics, art and social change during hip-hop's golden era.Almost two decades later, Upski -- ... More >>
Banksy's kick-ass movie "Exit Through the Gift Shop" opened at the Tivoli on Friday and there was much speculation among the audience as to whether the man of mystery was in town to leave his mark (and art) on St. Louis. The Englishman covertly traveled with the film to Detroit, Toronto and Boston s ... More >>
via FlickrPeat Wollaeger's "Blaster Head" is a mind blower.Once upon a time, the River City had a reputation as something of a street art and graffiti mecca. That was way back in 2000 when Paint Louis was happening and some of the coolest cats to ever shake a can of spray paint made pilgrimages t ... More >>
Holy $#@! Banksy's movie will screen in St. LouisWell, his movie is at least.(Sorry, April Fools was yesterday.)The enormously influential and incomparably brilliant British street artist has produced a feature-length film entitled Exit Through the Gift Shop and St. Louis is on the kind-of-short ... More >>