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Streets: D*Face // The L.I.S.A Project (New York)

For a recent mural in Manhattan, D*Face (interviewed) decided to go with one of his iconic Lichtenstein-inspired women holding two of his signature D-dogs. Sponsored by The L.I.S.A Project, the piece span several stories high in Soho while leaving some existing graffiti that the British artist remember from 20 year’s past. D further elaborates on what he left intact on the wall – “I kept the small ‘throw up’ of the clown(?) in the bottom left corner of the wall, I first saw this on a trip […]
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Streets: Sepe – “Selfie in the Circus” (Poland)

Recently at an abandoned structure in Poland, Sepe painted a new mural entitled Selfie in the Circus. The piece is dedicated to an upcoming show of the same title at Soon Gallery in Zurich scheduled to open on May 19th. Created in the same color palette as many of the originals in his new body of work, the wall features a circle of pointing individuals surrounding a single figure, continuing the Warsaw-based artist’s commentary on society.
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Upcoming: Hush – “Allure” @ Corey Helford Gallery

The next artist to show at Corey Helford Gallery’s new space in downtown LA is British street artist Hush (interviewed). Known for his East meets West style mixed with some stylistic cues from the street, the man who hails from Newcastle will be opening his show entitled Allure on May 28th. Look for 24 new mixed media paintings as well as probably some limited editions when the fresh body of work is revealed. Discuss Hush here.
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Previews: Dran – “Tiens” @ Adda Gallery

On June 11th, Adda Gallery in Brussels will be opening a solo show by the Dran. Famous as one of the founding members of Da Mental Vaporz crew as well as for his satirical drawings and paintings, the French artist’s exhibition will be entitled Tiens. His first public showing since last year’s performance art project Public Execution at POW in London (covered) will feature the his latest paintings and unpublished drawings from 2015 to 2016. Over the years, Toulouse’s renowned artist has built his reputation on works that depict a colorful and joyful universe, filled with […]
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Streets: Ericailcane (Mexico)

While in town for his current solo show in Mexico City at Fifty24MX, Ericailcane found time to make his mark on the urban environment. Painted in his recognizable illustrative style, the new mural from the Italian artist features a fox and a rabbit entwined in branches. Cleverly utilizing the architectural connecting structures between his two anthropomorphic animal subjects, he shows once again why he’s considered one of the most skilled street artists out there today. Photo credit: Alice Bettolo (via Gorgo), the artist, and the […]
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Overtime: May 2 – May 8

More stories from the week that ended May 8 (click on bolded words for more information): Max Frintrop exhibition opens at Lyles & King. Text and images are up. RIP: Marisol, who passed away at the age of 85 due to pneumonia. RIP: Carl Fredrik Reutersward, who passed away at the age of 81 after being treated for pneumonia. Illma Gore says that a Trump supporter punched her in the face for her anti-Trump artwork. FBI goes digging in search for stolen Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist works. Fire at Rosemarie […]
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Streets: DEIH (Morocco)

After a look at what Saner painted for the Jidar Urban Art Festival in Morocco, we now turn our attention to the contribution by DEIH. The wall in Rabat was transformed by the Spanish street artist in his typical comic-inspired style and can be found in in Jacob Mansoir for those in the area. Take a look at more detailed photos below… Discuss DEIH here.
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Releases: Pejac – “Wound” Print

After returning from an inspiring trip to Jordan (covered), Pejac spent the last couple days finalizing his upcoming print release, Wound. Showing an ice breaker leaving a bloody scar as it roams the frozen ocean, it’s one of the works by the Spanish artist that speaks to major environmental issues. Through a minimalist approach, using a limited color palette and lots of negative space to accent the message, Pejac created an emotive image that speaks volumes. Symbolizing the irreparable damage to the environment caused by human behavior, Wound is one of […]
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Recap: David Choe // Igloo Hong (Morocco) – Part I

Last month, David Choe (featured) led a group of artists into the wilds of Morocco on another Igloo Hong funded project (also see Cambodia). Included on the trip to Marrakech were repeat attendees El Mac & Andrew Hem along with newcomers Mars-1, Aaron Horkey, and DVS-1. As usual, it sounded like it was an artistic as well as a spiritually-revealing journey – you can read more from straight from the horse’s mouth here. Discuss David Choe here.
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Streets: Saner (Morocco)

Along with with 23 other artisst, Saner was recently in Rabat, participating in the local Jidar Urban Art Festival. During his visit, the Mexican artist painted a vibrant figurative mural on the streets of Morocco’s capital. Known for works that are strongly inspired by the Latin and South American tradition and history, Saner modified one of his familiar characters to fit the new environment. The bright colored image depicts a masked man serving tea in a traditional Moroccan way. By mixing the local head scarf and robe, along with characteristic […]