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Streets: Titi Freak / Art Rua (Rio de Janeiro)

Last week, as part of the festivities surrounding the fifth annual ArtRua fair, held in the Centro Cultural Ação da Cidadania in Rio de Janeiro, local artists were invited in to paint some large panels for the fairgoers to enjoy. As one of the chosen artists, Titi Freak painted a man posed upside down with his usual style and technique and entitled it “A queda do ego” or “The fall of the ego.” Take a look at more photos below… Discuss Titi Freak here.
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Streets: Mark Dean Veca – “Pony Show” / SiTE:LAB

As one of the selected artists for the Rumsey St. Project, Mark Dean Veca (interviewed) was recently invited into Michigan to create a site-specific installation. Habitat for Humanity of Kent County has offered SiTE:LAB the use of nearly three acres of land in Grand Rapids’ Roosevelt Park neighborhood where they invited local and international artists in to create works in response to the vacant land and structures. For his part, MDV decided to build a shrine to the American Car, especially those that came out of Detroit in the 1960s. Entitled Pony […]
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Upcoming: POW! WOW! Asia

Continuing to grow their brand and spread their love for public art, the POW! WOW! team have just announced satellite events in Taiwan and Japan. Set to take place between October 17th and November 21st, the series of week long events will feature murals from artists like Case, Kinsey, Fafi, Ben Horton, Faith47, Kevin Ancell, Jeff Soto, Naturel, Omen, Usugrow, Kami, Sasu, Yoshiyasu Tamura and more. “POW! WOW! Japan will be centered in Tokyo with over a dozen live murals being created simultaneously within a one-block […]
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Showing: SatOne – “In Memoriam” @ 886 Gallery

Currently at 886 Gallery in San Franisco, a show from SatOne is on view through October 3rd. Collectively entitled In Memoriam, the new work from the Munich-based artist was inspired by the notion that only the essential things in life will last, something that came to him while recently renovating his apartment. The abstractions seen in these new pieces mirror his work on the streets, but in this instance are memories that represent the journeys and paths one takes through life, the only thing that is […]
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Streets: RISK @ ArtCenter College of Design (Los Angeles)

Last week, Los Angeles graffiti legend RISK finished a mural (arranged by LeBasse Projects) at the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena. The new piece featuring his “Beautifully Destroyed” aesthetic is part of the OUTSIDEIN, an indoor and outdoor exhibition that will focus graffiti-based mural painting that will eventually grow to include work from Olivia Bevilacqua, David Flores, Chase, Robbie Conal, Cryptik, Jeanne Detallante, Shepard Fairey, James Jean, Geoff McFetridge, Kenny Scharf, and Jeff Soto. For those interested, an opening reception is scheduled for October 8th (6-10pm) with […]
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Releases / Upcoming: Jeff Soto – “Owl Of Infinite Knowledge” Print / Murals In The Market

Jeff Soto (interviewed) has just teamed up with 1xRUN for a print release entitled Owl Of Infinite Knowledge. This newest offering from the Riverside-based artist featuring the nocturnal bird of prey is part of the Murals In The Market Featured Artist Print Series, corresponding with the Murals In the Market festival opening later this week. The event organized by 1xRUN and Eastern Market Corporation, will see nearly 50 murals go up over 9 days in Detroit’s Historic Eastern Market along with a group exhibition opening at Inner State Gallery. Featured artists […]
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Streets: D*Face – “Bad Lands” (Fort Smith)

Over the weekend, D*Face (interviewed) completed a mural in Fort Smith, Arkansas, an effort that took five days. Painted for the Unexpected event curated by Just Kids, the piece entitled Badlands features a cowboy astride a horse rendered in the British artist’s comic inspired style. He further states – “This is a bandit’s life, it comes and goes and them the breaks.” Photo credit: Rom Levy (via StreetArtNews). Discuss D*Face here.
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Releases: Mark Jenkins – “Baby” Limited Editions

In association with the new solo from Mark Jenkins (interviewed) that just opened at the Fabien Castanier Gallery in Los Angeles (covered), the artist has released some limited editions through Freeway Editions. The Baby tape sculptures come in four different colors and are produced in a run of 10 each and is something every fan of the American street artist recognizes as the medium that is his original claim to fame. Purchase them here if interested. Photo credit: Theonepointeight. Discuss Mark Jenkins here.
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NuArt ’15: Recap

With this year’s NuArt Festival wrapping up last week, we now have some more photos of outdoor works that we may have missed in our earlier coverage. Hitting the streets of Stavenger, the roster of artists left their recognizable marks over the Norwegian city like the piece seen above from Ernest Zacharevic that features stitch work to keep the locals warm in the upcoming winter. Photo credit: Ian Cox. Discuss this year’s NuArt Festival here.
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Overtime: Sept 8 – Sept 14

More stories from the week that ended Sept 14 (click on bolded words for more information): Images and info for Jamian Juliano-Villani’s Nudge the Judge at Tanya Leighton up on gallery’s website. RIP: Dahlia Yehia, 25, who was beaten to death after traveling to Nepal to assist in earthquake relief efforts. RIP: John Perreault, who died at the age of 78 from complications resulting from gastrointestinal surgery. Someone spray-painting “NO MORE CHINESE” graffiti around multiple locations in San Francisco. Anish Kapoor refuses to remove anti-semitic graffiti from his Versailles sculpture after […]