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Streets: Lewy Bombs the Brooklyn Bridge

Earlier this week, Lewy added his name to the short list of legends who have hit up the Brooklyn Bridge with their graf skills. The tags were buffed over quickly but not before photos were taken of the first work on the spot in over a decade. The fill-ins were put up in the cover of darkness 119 feet up and were repeated three times by the daring and prolific artist. Via 12OzProphet.

Preview: London Pleasure Gardens

Starting tomorrow, June 30th, the London Pleasure Gardens will open their doors to the public in the heart of Olympic East London. The 20 acre destination will be one of the art, music, and cultural hubs for the hundreds of thousands of people who will be in town for the 30th Olympiad with major venues for live concerts, sculpture gardens, nature reserve, video projects and more. Of interest to AM readers in particular are the artists slated for public art projects at the LPG including Risk, […]

Streets: Shepard Fairey – “Rise Above Rebel Woman” (Paris)

Shepard Fairey (featured) and the OBEY crew were recently in Paris for a new mural put together by the Mairie of 13th district, Mehdi from Galerie Itinerrance and Butterfly. The piece was part of a unfunded regeneration project of the area, called Street Art 13, which given has huge walls to many international artists. Located at 93 rue Jeanne d’Arc, 75013 Paris, the two-part mural took two days to complete as it was painted not pasted. Check out the pics below as well as an interview on video conducted by […]

Streets: Eduardo Kobra (New York)

Featured as our Art Focus artist back in May (here), Sao Paulo-based street artist Eduardo Kobra has traveled to New York City for a mural project. The two-level public art piece features his remix of the famous Alfred Eisenstaedt photograph from the V-J celebrations in Times Square marking the end of U.S. hostilities with Japan. This new wall from the Brazilian painter can be seen from the High Line so we suggest those those in New York who are interested should take a stroll to […]

Openings: Vhils – “Entropy” @ Magda Danysz (Paris)

Like his currently showing exhibition in Lisbon (covered), master of all mediums Vhils (filmed) took the opportunity to showcase his versatility with a diverse selection for his newest solo at the Magda Danysz Paris location. After spreading his love with multiple murals throughout the city (including a map), fans of the Portugal-based street specialist finally got to see some of his indoor work including his new styrofoam pieces. Photo credit: StreetArtNews. Discuss this show here. Discuss Vhils here.

Streets: Conor Harrington – “Gonna Take My Problems to the United Nations” (London)

After a recent foray into the town of Grottaglie in Italy to kick off the FAME Festival with a series of impressive murals, Conor Harrington (interviewed) returns to the UK and promptly works on another large scale wall with his usual referencing of colonial imagery. The new work, created in his distinctive combination of abstract and photorealistic rendering, is located on Whitecross Street in London and is entitled Gonna Take My Problems to the United Nations. Photo credit: Ian Cox (Wallkandy). Discuss Conor Harrington here.

Overtime: June 18 – June 24

Sale of Basquiat’s Museum Security (Broadway Meltdown) on hold over ownership dispute. RIP: LeRoy Neiman who died at the age of 91. Uli Sigg presented with gift of artwork by Hong Hao at the ceremony marking his donation to HK. Dave Hickey announced as co-curator of High Desert Test Sites 2013 (to expand towards Albuquerque). Members of MTA settle with the LA city attorney’s office to avoid at least $3.7 million in clean up fees. Riverside police made more graffiti-related arrests in first four months […]

Streets: World Roundup (June 18 – June 24)

Leading this week’s world roundup of street activity is this new mural from Specter (source). The storefront looks amazingly real and was painted for the Bushwick Five Points Festival in Brooklyn. Other walls worth mentioning include work from Andreco and Erica il Cane – Morocco (source), Niels SHOE Meulman – Italy (source), Matt W. Moore – Paris (source), Remed (Italy), Joe Iurato – New York (source), Mesa (Greece), Zilda (Italy), David Roberts – Toronto (source), Cope2 & Flying Fortress (New York), Dimitris Taxis (Athens), and […]

Rewind: June 18 – June 24

Another weekend, another Rewind feature here on AM. Leading off our summary of videos this week is the inspiring story (from The Guardian) of Syrian cartoonist Ali Farzat, who founded Syria’s first satirical weekly, Ad Domani. In August 2011, he was attacked by Bashar al-Assad’s militia who broke his hands to stop him from drawing Assad. Farzat was later awarded the European parliament Sakharov prize for freedom of thought. Olek sells cellphones to pay her legal bills (via Hyperallergic). Abstract five years old child painter, Aelta Andre […]

Creative Process: Nick Walker – “TMA Paris” Print

Expanding on our recent studio visit to give you a look on how Nick Walker crafted his The Morning After Paris canvas, we move even closer into creative process as the anticipated release of the print this Saturday at 2pm draws near (available only at Opera Gallery in Paris). So, if you’re in France get in cue early to get your shot at this super limited edition. If you’re outside of Paris, you still have a shot by emailing info (at) theartofnickwalker (dot) com with ‘TMA Paris […]