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Streets: INO (Athens)

INO recently painted this large mural titled Snowblind in his hometown of Athens. Commissioned for the Public Information Campaign for Hepatitis C, the street artist produced a large figurative piece in his signature black & white style. Working without projectors and using his own mapping system, the Greek artist painted a faceless man blinded with the pursuit of money. By adding a light blue section in the shape of the human liver, INO is addressing the fact that 200,000 Greeks suffer from hepatitis C, but only 4% know it. Using a […]
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Streets: Os Gemeos (Milan) – Part I

After collaborating with JR (interviewed) in Paris on some meaningful pieces (covered), Os Gemeos traveled to Milan to paint the inaugural mural for the “Outside the Cube” project. Taking advantage of the shape of the Pirelli HangarBicocca building where trains were built in the twentieth century, as well as referencing from the close proximity of railway lines running parallel to the site, the two brothers decided to paint one of their iconic yellow-skinned characters hanging from the back of a subway car. Entitled Efêmero, the almost finished multi-story high […]
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Recap: Eron @ Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana Treccani (Rome)

On the 9th of April, the Institute of the Italian Encyclopedia Treccani held an event they called Streets Art / 30 years of writing graffiti and street art in comparison, giving an overview of the movement through the testimony of artists in Italy. Along with lectures and conversations, one of the main parts of the event was live painting by Eron, organized in the lobby of the institute. As an artist that regularly includes the surrounding environment in the context of his work, as well as touches social issues, he created a homage to […]
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Showing: Michael De Feo – “The Fashion Pages” @ The Garage

On April 8th, The Garage in Amsterdam opened a solo show by Michael De Feo, otherwise known as “The Flower Guy.” The artist that has received worldwide recognition with the iconic flowers that he’s been painting for nearly 25 years will be introducing a new body of work entitled The Fashion Pages. This new selection of work marks a significant turn in the career of one of street art’s pioneers. Stepping away from his signature symbol, but staying within the same idyllic symbolism, these new pieces evolved from his recent takeovers of the […]
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Showing: Felipe Pantone – “Data Smog” @ Lebenson Gallery

After a successful SF solo show (covered), Felipe Pantone recently opened another solo with Lebenson Gallery in Paris. On view through May 9th, Data Smog is a brand new body of work featuring his ultra-modern style, which is influenced by technology and science. Pantone’s progressive approach is a product of his long efforts to create graffiti that will stand out among the jungle of advertising and commercial signs. Fighting this global visual pollution, he created a methodology that fuses bold elements of graphic design with highly evolved geometric shapes and abstract hi-tech […]
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Streets: Os Gemeos x JR (Paris)

The Brazilian brothers Os Gemeos are currently in Europe, working on a couple of different projects. Their first stop was in Paris where they collaborated with a long time friend and fellow artist/photographer, JR (interviewed), creating an installation in the tunnels of the Palais de Tokyo. During their stay at the French capital, the twins spent three days creating works for the ongoing Lasco Project curated by Hugo Vitrani. Similar to their NYC collaborations a few months ago (covered), once again they mixed JR’s photography -based pasteups with their signature yellow characters, producing […]
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Overtime: April 4 – April 10

More stories from the week that ended April 10 (click on bolded words for more information): Hyperallergic reviews Jessi Reaves and Sophie Stone’s show at Del Vaz Projects. RIP: Tony Conrad, who passed away at the age of 76 due to pneumonia. Group of artists, scientists and politicians call for British Museum to drop BP sponsorship. Edinburgh International Festival no longer sponsored by BP. Donald Trump’s art collection actually consists of fakes? Dmitri Rybolovlev’s divorce from wife shows how he used offshore shelters to hide his assets, such as art. […]
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Streets: ROID x Pref (London)

Continuing to share wall space together on occasion, ROID & Pref joined up recently on this sick collab in London. Interestingly painting strictly in black and white in this instance, the unique geometric style of the MSK affiliated ROID was the perfect foil to the ID crew writer Pref’s signature overlapping technique. Take a look at more closeup and in progress photos below… Photo credit: The artists and tdog86. Discuss ROID here.
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Releases: Reka Ultimate Ears Artist Edition Speaker

Ultimate Ears has collaborated with James Reka, aka RekaOne, on a very recently released (in the US and Europe) artist edition UE Boom2 mobile speaker. Influenced by the artist’s teenage years spent drawing and tagging on his boombox, the piece is titled Lost Time, for losing oneself in the moment. The limited edition product is covered in the artist’s signature illustrations on the acoustic skin and instantly brings added style to your music listening enjoyment. The portable speaker sounds great, with good amplification and deep bass – just like what […]
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Streets / Recap: 352walls (Gainesville)

Back in November of 2015, the city of Gainesville coordinated the beginning of 352walls (The Gainesville Urban Art Initiative project). Curated by Iryna Kanishcheva, the first edition of the event was recently completed while producing 11 murals by internationally recognized artists, plus 10 murals by local artists and a bunch of electrical boxes interventions throughout the Floridian city’s downtown. Some of the murals produced include a three step deconstruction of another mural previously done in Argentina by Franco Fasoli Jaz; a repetitive modular abstract piece by Elian Chali; the What Are the Aesthetics of Reinvestment […]