Bast is credited with influencing the collective artist group Faile, with whom he has collaborated on numerous occasions. Such collaborations have been displayed on the streets as well as in joint exhibitions, namely Galerie Neurotitan Berlin in 2003, and New Image Art in Los Angeles in 2005. For the past ten years Brooklyn based artist Bast has been an intricate part of the street art movement. However Bast himself has remained an elusive character, rarely seen in public and whose very existence has often been debated. His paste ups spread across New York 's urban environment and are now common in the major European conurbations. In August 2007, Bast returned to New Image Art for a solo exhibition entitled ‘Those Bloody Yanks’ and also held a sell out show “Booby Trap’ at The Leonard Street Gallery in 2008.
This week's 'On the Streets' is not just another hefty review of Art Basel Week, but a surprisingly balanced overview of some of the most inspirational, moving and vibrant works from around the globe. Leading off is D*Face with his newest mural in Shibuya district, Tokyo. A tribute to Roy Lichtenstein's iconic 'Girl with Ribbon', (now hung in Tokyo's National Gallery), the piece is a crafty fusion of pop and subversive imagery. Take a closer look below to a truly mighty wall!
Other outstanding works come from Jimmy C and Jonesy in London, Escif in Valencia and Faith47, Miss Van, Reka One and RONE, highlighting this week's creative activities in Wynwood, Miami.