Tag: street art

Street Art for ACLU: Artsy Benefit Auction 2017

Here is some information from the page on Artsy for the ACLU auction:

Street Art for ACLU: Benefit Auction 2017

Bidding closes Apr 30 7:00 PM EDT

ACLU of Southern California + Artsy present Street Art for ACLU: Benefit Auction 2017, featuring Shepard Fairey, Colette Miller, Knowledge Bennett, and more.

For nearly 100 years, the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in a multitude of ways to preserve the individual rights and liberties that our system of governance was established to provide. In the current political climate, the importance of the ACLU’s efforts is manifold. Art, specifically street art, has long functioned as a political tool—even impacting international politics in profound ways.

We have gathered over forty significant contemporary artists—the large majority of them street artists—to raise awareness for the ACLU and generate support for the organization’s invaluable efforts.

Bidding will be open exclusively on Artsy and will close at 4:00pm PST on April 30th, 2017 (7:00pm ET).

Here is the link to the auction.

https://www.artsy.net/artwork/random-act-there-came-a-great-freedom

There Came a Great Freedom A LaHue

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» Coverage: “Anesthesia: The Art of Oblivion” by Plastic Jesus x Billy Morrison

Plastic Jesus and Billy Morrison had an art exhibition at the old Tower Records location, on Sunset, in West Hollywood California, titled “Anesthesia: The Art of Oblivion”. The show ope…

Source: » Coverage: “Anesthesia: The Art of Oblivion” by Plastic Jesus x Billy Morrison

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The link above leads to my coverage for Cartwheel Art of “Anesthesia: The Art of Oblivion” by Plastic Jesus x Billy Morrison.

Please click on the link above for more.

Kindly, Andrea

How the Nation’s Artists Are Standing with Standing Rock | The Creators Project

The #NoDAPLartmovement hashtag is bringing artists together in solidarity and resistance. Source: How the Nation’s Artists Are Standing with Standing Rock | The Creators Project _________________________________________________________________ For the story, click … Continue reading How the Nation’s Artists Are Standing with Standing Rock | The Creators Project

Street Art Is a Period. Period. Or the Emergence of Intermural Art

PART I What’s in a name? Let’s start off with a clear contention. Street Art, as I see it, is a period. Period. It is today just one of the many sub-groups housed within the larger category of Art, a period

Source: Street Art Is a Period. Period. Or the Emergence of Intermural Art

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The link above, worth a read.

Andrea LaHue
Random Act

Donald Trump, Captured 6 Ways — NYMag

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The GOP candidate has inspired a lot of art.  (artwork by William Powhida)

Source: Donald Trump, Captured 6 Ways — NYMag

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It is a natural reaction for an artist, or someone who thinks with an artist’s mind, to have thoughts about their communities, countries and the world at large.  Much art has been made as a commentary or necessity to purge the natural bile some politicians invoke.  In the article they speak of Warhol and the trouble his Nixon image caused, as well as Illma Gore and how her artwork has invoked violence in all manners against her by Trump and his followers. Note in history what politicians have taken aim at artists.

In terms of art and politics, I think of Shepard Fairey, he inspired hope. Can you see his Obama Hope artwork in your mind’s eye?

There are evocative artworks being created by Artists for Bernie Sanders, linked here.  It is an interesting juxtaposition.  And then there was the bird….

#FlowersforthePeople,

Andrea LaHue aka Random Act