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Graffiti

Street artist find new outlet for free speech

A television set with wings hovers on a wall in a murky Yangon side street.

Tuesday, 28 August, 2012, 3:49am

Wild and woolly

Don't be surprised if the 'Happy Man' statue at the entrance to Langham Place in Mong Kok is wearing a pair of colourful knitted trousers next time you visit. Knit graffiti artist Magda Sayeg is in town with her bag of woolly tricks.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:16pm

Unveiling an inspiring collection

New World Development invited more than 700 VIP guests to an inspiring art journey at the launch of its 66 Private Collectables book at luxurious new Mid-Levels residence The Signature.

31 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Lai See

Is a structure unauthorised or illegal? That is the question

One of the burning issues for the past few months has been the question of illegal structures on the buildings of some of our politicians. Some news stories describe them as illegal, others as unauthorised, while yet others appear to use the terms interchangeably.

31 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Cool and collected

It's almost impossible to escape KAWS' work these days. Whether it's the artist's clothing label Original Fake, album covers for Kanye West, the collectable toys, a new watch series or, of course, his artwork, KAWS has a restless urge to convey his message in as many mediums as possible.

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Art failure

The opening night of Art HK 12 witnessed an incredible turnout. It was hard to tell whether people came to appreciate or to acquire, but it's perhaps telling that an official T-shirt bore the statement 'Money creates taste'.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Drawing life lessons from graffiti

Graffiti is an art form that can help ex-offenders turn their lives around, participants at an art workshop learned yesterday.

About 20 teenagers and young adults received professional training in the art during the Sha Tin event, taught by two established graffiti artists from France.

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

Benoit 'Revert' Ollive, urban artist

What I'm listening to: mostly the Geographers (Kites in particular), Julian Casablancas and Neon Indian. They bring a summer feel to my days and I enjoy listening to them while I'm painting or drawing.

6 May 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

I love it when new kids come to the office to ask questions. I am very proud to pass on what graffiti is

Ken, importer of spray paint and graffiti teacher

China was overheating, so some of the slowdown you've seen in China ... is understandable. Approaching 2012, they might have some additional space to expand

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Tag team king ensures his future is in the can

KDG's first graffiti was a tag hastily written at night on the facade of the New World Renaissance Hotel (now the Renaissance Kowloon) in Tsim Sha Tsui in 1998. Fast forward 13 years and Ken (he wants to keep his full name private) is one of the three owners of Dirty Panda which, behind the tagline 'Keep your hands dirty since 2002', is the main importer of graffiti spray paint in Hong Kong.

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am