“Booked” @ Carmichael Gallery

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The Carmichael Gallery presents “Booked”, a group exhibition featuring over 35 of the leading figures in contemporary art. The gallery’s rooms will showcase a wide selection of original works from artists including Aiko, Banksy, Beejoir, Blek le Rat, Boxi, Bumblebee, C215, Henry Chalfant, Martha Cooper, D*Face, Brad Downey, Eine, Ericailcane, Escif, Faile, Shepard Fairey, Stelios Faitakis, Gaia, Hush, Mark Jenkins, Dave Kinsey, Know Hope, Labrona, Anthony Lister, Lucy McLauchlan, Aakash Nihalani, Walter Nomura (a.k.a. Tinho), Other, Steve Powers (a.k.a. ESPO), Lucas Price (a.k.a. Cyclops), Retna, Saber, Sam3, Sixeart, Slinkachu, SpY, Judith Supine, Titi Freak, Nick Walker, Dan Witz, and WK Interact.

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Banksy In T.O.?

The documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop debuted in Canada this weekend with, lets just say not quiet the amount of fan fare and promotion it had in other countries.  The Torontoist has posted pictures of some art work on the streets of downtown Toronto, with “Banksy’s distinctive style”.  Banksy has been leaving his mark in most cities his film debuts in but we still have no conformation that these are actual Banksys.  For now the works remain un-official, even if Simon Cole of the Show&Tell Gallery says “I have it on really good word (that they’re real)”

***Update: Okay they’re real.

Photos by Gary Smithson

Now’s The Time @ Black Rat Press

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Now’s the Time features important works by arguably the most influential artists ever to have worked in the streets. Black Rat Press will be exhibiting works by artists including Jean Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Shepard Fairey, Swoon, Banksy, Barry McGee, Faile and Os Gemeos. The exhibition opens on April 23rd and this video is from the Thursday 22nd preview evening.