Unknown - Prague, Czech Republic
eL Seed New Mural At The Maison De Tunisie - Paris, France
While we last heard from him in UK (Covered), eL Seed is now back in France where he spent the last week working on this piece in Paris at the Maison de Tunisie.
As usual with el Seed, his work is fusion between a calligraphic technique coming out of Arabic script and an awareness of international graffiti language
Take a look at more images after the break and then if you are in Paris, you’ll be able to find it on 45 A Boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris.
Apparently, Art Basel has been described as “the ‘Black Friday’ of the art world.
Yayoi Kusama’s pumpkin at David Zwirner gallery’s booth, priced at $600,000, sold quickly at the private opening of Art Basel Miami Beach yesterday. The fair, open to the public today through Sunday, features 258 galleries from 31 countries.
Hollywood producer Brian Grazer, the Oscar winner who has collected art for more than a decade, made his first trip to the Art Basel Miami Beach fair yesterday.
He chatted with entertainer-entrepreneur Sean John Combs, music producer Jimmy Iovine and Google Chairman Eric Schmidt at the Gagosian gallery booth, where an $8.5 million sculpture by Henry Moore and a $9 million candy egg sculpture by Jeff Koons awaited buyers.
“I am overwhelmed,” said Grazer, 62, sporting camouflage pants and his usual spiky hair. “I’ve never been here before. The prices are crazy.”
Sam3 - West Bank (The West Bank)
Memories of an Egyptian Hanucah
Tonight is the first night of Hanucah, which celebrates the victory of the Jews over the ancient Greeks. We light eight candles or oil lamps, to recall that the oil in the Temple in Jerusalem lasted a miraculous eight days.
Memories of how Hanucah was celebrated in Arab lands are fading fast, but for Moise Rahmani it was the highlight (literally) of the Jewish calendar.
Moise lived in the Heliopolis suburb of Cairo until his family was expelled in 1956. He recalls how every Hanucah his mother would drive to the outskirts of Heliopolis to collect the fine, white sand of the Egyptian desert.
She would arrange the sand in a tray and plant the first candle, which she would light with the shamash candle. Each night she would plant a candle of every hue in the sand. The wax would melt into the sand, leaving ever-growing heaps of sand coloured red, green blue, yellow, etc. in the tray.
Years later, now living in Belgium, Moise tried to re-create the magic of an Egyptian Hanucah for his own children. But the sand of the North Sea coast was not the same as the sand of the Egyptian desert, and Moise is obliged to keep his childhood Hanucah memories to himself.
Wishing all readers Hag Hanucah Sameah - and if you are celebrating Thanksgiving too - a very Happy Thanksgivukkah!
Unknown - Rome
PAIGE SMITH JOINS HAHA MAG X PARADIGM GALLERY FOR COMMUNITY ARTS PROJECT
We’re super excited that Graphic Designer/Street Artist, Paige Smith agreed to bring her Urban Geodes project to Philly as part of the HAHA Magazine x Paradigm Gallery Community Arts Project.
As part of her visit Paige (aka acommonname) is not only leaving behind some amazing street art , but she’s giving demonstrations at Paradigm Gallery and at a neighboring design school.
This past weekend we tramped all over Philly with Paige & Streets Dept, installing her geodes in some pretty spectacular spots - only we can’t tell you which ones.
Yup - we’ve turned this into a Geode Treasure Hunt. The first 2 people who tweet or Instagram 4 of Paige’s Urban Geodes locations in Philly using the hashtags #PhillyGeodes and #hahaxpara will win a one-of-a-kind sculpture from Paige. And this photo-set is chock full of location hints.
For more information about this project, check out hahaxparadigm.org.
Curious to see how you can bring Urban Geodes to your community?
Photo credits: 1,2,4 - Conrad Benner for Streets Dept. Rest by Ginger Rudolph for hahaxparadigm.org