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12.15.10 Marina Galperina

Shepard Fairey responded to MoCA buffing Blu’s mural by defending Jeffrey Deitch’s decision. In a statement to the LA Times, he seems to agree it was censorship, but thinks avoiding the possibility of controversy is better than “fighting,” lest his opening be jeopardized or his art business associate dishonored. […]

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Bucky Turco

[Silence!] The street art/guerrilla marketing website has stayed completely out of the MoCA – Blu mural debate and not mentioned it at all. Sure, Marc Schiller posted a few token items on Twitter, but so far he’s kept the highly guarded site sanitized of the controversy. No need to piss off potential clients. This is […]

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12.14.10 Bucky Turco

How does a website with the word “vandal” in its URL defend censorship? Like this. Museum director and street art profiteer Jeffrey Deitch said it was his decision to buff Blu’s MoCA mural — coffins wrapped in dollar bills — because of its potential offensiveness. So why would Vandalog defend MoCA’s censorship so enthusiastically? Their […]

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12.13.10 Marina Galperina

When Blu painted a mural for MoCA last week, only to have it buffed by the museum less than 24-hours later, we were mystified. ANIMAL contacted Blu, who told us that the mural was actually not finished when MoCA decided to buff it. Read the artist’s response below. […]

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12.10.10 Marina Galperina

MoCA under Jeffrey Deitch commissioned Blu to do a mural for their 2011 Art in the Streets retrospective extravaganza. Less than 24-hours after he finished his piece – dollar-wrapped coffins with a few crosses tucked in – MoCA had it buffed. […]

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07.06.10 Marina Galperina

Blu‘s latest street art stop-motion epic is a meticulous, architecture-engulfing and pipe-gobbling illustration of “evolution” of Earth life. It begins with a Big Bang and ends with a Big Boom. Comes complete with eel-dragons mouth-birthing crabs, jellyfish bags, trashcan-skating dinosaurs and waring humanity cycling pathetically ’round a water tower. […]

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01.07.10 Will Sherman

Blu recently wrapped up work on a new mural in Buenos Aires, and what’s more it’s part of another massive wall animation. For the last few weeks the Italian street artist has been painting the new stop motion film, which may even include some human interactions. Until the results are fully revealed, we can only […]

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11.30.09 Will Sherman

Over the past month, street artist Blu has illustrated some of the deadly effects of drugs and war. Now the Italian mural maker is painting a place to stash the bodies. Currently in Lima, Peru, Blu is finishing up an ossuary scene, turning the wall into an above ground cemetery. […]

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11.17.09 Will Sherman

Blu continues covering Bogotá with sobering street art. Following his cutting commentary on cocaine, the Italian wall animator painted this machine gun, turning Colombians into cadavers in the government’s pursuit of “libertad y orden,” or “liberty and order.” Photo by Hey Presidente […]

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11.10.09 Will Sherman

After visiting New York, street artist Blu apparently had a drug revelation and painted this mural in Colombia, of which he writes, “done. do you really like cocaine? now you can feel guilty.” |Blu| […]

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