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  1. Artists are making an impression

    Posted Oct 18th 2008, 12:00am by Remo Notarianni

    ... A focus on the latest trends in manufacturing, merchandising and purchasing with Remo Notarianni The emergence of more galleries in HK has helped build a thriving business Dressed in saffron robes with backs turned to the viewer, Buddhist monks of Burmese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/656685/artists-are-making-impression
  2. Graffiti artists spray it around in battle to be lord of the walls

    Posted Aug 19th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... Saturday. In its indoor gymnasium, five teams of youth in hip hop gear, armed with spray paint and ink markers, engaged in fierce battle- graffiti style. It's all part of the first regional graffiti competition jam called Wall Lords. It's hard to believe there's never been a contest of this kind before, but it's true. Local qualifiers will be held in five cities: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/649590/graffiti-artists-spray-it-around-battle-be-lord-walls
  3. Some laud, others decry loss of graffiti 'art form'

    Posted May 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... trains overnight with their paint, passion and talent. What they did then was later recognised as the beginning of a worldwide explosion of graffiti, a genre of street art or a plague ... and stopped his adventures when the city tightened its laws against graffiti in the late 1980s. But Mr Top, as he prefers to be called, believes there has never been a time when the city authorities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/637322/some-laud-others-decry-loss-graffiti-art-form
  4. Iconic graffiti deserves greater protection

    Posted Jan 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... money-minded than the King of Kowloon have commercially exploited his graffiti and the artistic style his scribblings have inspired. Advertisements, music CD covers, pillow cases, even fashionable clothes carry designs that are unmistakable knockoffs from the king, who died last July. Some of his graffiti now hangs on the walls of art galleries. Their artistic merit is still in dispute, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/624453/iconic-graffiti-deserves-greater-protection
  5. Shek O artist's splash of colour dashed by the graffiti busters

    Posted Apr 06th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... graffiti. The brightly coloured artwork, Keep Shek O Beautiful, was painted by village artist Ray Yip on March 14 on slope works at the junction of Shek O Road and Cape D'Aguilar Road. ... it was responsible for the slope in Shek O and, although it was not the body charged with enforcing the law against offenders who produced unlawful graffiti, as a general practice it would arrange to clear ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/632696/shek-o-artists-splash-colour-dashed-graffiti-busters
  6. Exhibition honours graffiti art byKing of Kowloon

    Posted Jan 14th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... The work of late graffiti artist Tsang Tsou-choi, better known as the King of Kowloon, is on display legally for thefirst time in Hong Kong, Elaine Yau reports The wordy calligraphic works of late graffiti artist Tsang Tsou-choi have been treated as masterpieces of indigenous culture ever since his death last year. To commemorate the King of Kowloon's contribution to local ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/622928/exhibition-honours-graffiti-art-byking-kowloon
  7. Works of British graffiti hero Banksy to be showcased in HK

    Posted Apr 15th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak. Banksy is one of the best known and least known artists in England at present. The anti-establishment graffiti hero anonymously leaves satirical stencils on walls and embarks on guerilla art campaigns that make a mockery of the world of art and commerce. Some politicians say it's vandalism, while art collectors pay big money ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/633757/works-british-graffiti-hero-banksy-be-showcased-hk
  8. Taking art and words to the streets

    Posted Sep 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Sara Yin

    ... Graffiti is a free and creative way to express yourself- all you need is some spray paint and the right venue, writes Sara Yin It may be illegal in Hong Kong, but that does not mean you cannot publicly express your emotions with art on a wall- you just need to go to one of several venues that actually encourage graffiti. It's still possible to see the work of illegal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/651277/taking-art-and-words-streets
  9. Full Circle

    Posted Jul 24th 2008, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... Vivian Chen MOCA China Until August 6 Eric Haze's artistic career has come full circle. The 46-year-old painter started out as a gallery artist before becoming a pioneer graffiti ... and letter forms are to convey the aesthetics of abstract shapes; blending elements of graffiti and fine art. Using mostly black and white hand-painted letters, lines, stars and arrows, Haze's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/646406/full-circle
  10. Wing and a prayer

    Posted Mar 30th 2008, 12:00am by Justus Krueger

    ... by propaganda posters and combined this approach with forms and materials from ancient tradition, as in his silk paintings. The results look violent at times, like dirty graffiti on the walls ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/631840/wing-and-prayer

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