RETNA MURAL AT HOUSTON AND BOWERY VIDEO

RETNA took a trip from one coast to the other to honor The Tony Goldman Wall at Houston and Bowery in New York City with a bold red and blue piece in his signature style. While we usually see subtle colors from the LA-based street artist, RETNA brought the color out in this mural that covers Brooklyn-based artist FAILE’s piece that had been up since October. A short video shows a beautifully choreographed process to create such a monumental piece.

(Source: hypebeast.com)

GREGORY SIFF THERE AND BACK OPENING NIGHT PHOTO RECAP PT I

After exhibiting a couple pieces at ThinkTank Gallery’s Make Art Make Friends exhibition, Gregory Siff had his first solo show in Hollywood, CA last night. The show displayed a great many works that have ventured from his signature geometric abstraction and into an abstract firm of faces matched almost subconsciously with words of all types.

The artist displayed a lot of personal expression in the Brooklyn-to-LA stories in his work, and notes scrawled across huge pieces let viewers into his inner thoughts during creation. The opening also unveiled a one-off pair of Gregory Siff Supra Skytops, and a dope new shirt in collaboration with Twelve Hearts, which you can buy exclusively at their site now that the opening is said and done.

Check out Siff’s Tumblr here and Part II of the image recap here.

INTERVIEW: DAVID CHOE MAKES $200 MILLION ON FACEBOOK MURAL

As you may have heard, street artist David Choe has made headlines after accepting stock in stead of cash for a mural at FaceBook headquarters long ago, much before those stocks garnered him some of the over $200 million he is now worth. Being a successful and probably quite rich artist on his own, Choe sits down for his first video interview since speaking with Howard Stern on air about how the money has changed his life.

In true David Choe fashion, the artist wishes away the attention and claims he would rather give up the money in exchange for some privacy. Choe has always been respected in graffiti communities as being a street artist with some balls, and his transition to the gallery space has been met with more praise than most artists from the street. You can see why with his state of realness in this video.