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Streets: DALeast (New Zealand)

After a successful solo show in NYC recently (covered), and stopping in Portland for a mural project (covered), DALeast made a huge d-tour on his way home to Capetown by stopping in Dunedin, New Zealand. That same coastal town that hosted Phlegm (covered) there a couple of months ago also invited the Chinese-born artist to leave his mark there through the Dunedin Mural Project. Defoliation took about four days to finish and shows the landing motion of the extinct indigenous Haast’s Eagle from South New Zealand. This bird was […]
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Streets: World Roundup (Aug 25 – Sept 21)

For our latest edition of Streets World Roundup, our featured mural is from Geoff McFetridge for the new Warby Parker store in Venice. The illustrator, designer, and artist has worked with the eyewear line before, but this latest project which graces the facade of their location on Abbott Kinney is the most striking collaboratioin yet, taking advantage of the architectural elements of the surface brilliantly. Take a look at the inside of the store here and head over for a look yourself when you are […]
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Streets: Crash x Daze (New York)

As part of the continuing L.I.S.A Project in New York City’s Little Italy, Crash and Daze were recently invited to collaborate on a wall on Mulberry Street. For the two legendary NY writers, the mural was a natural extension of their friendship and professional lives as they share a studio together and were one of the first to make the jump from the streets to the gallery back in the 80’s. Take a look at more photos below… Photo credit: Joe Russo for Arrested Motion. Discuss Crash […]
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Streets: Nychos (Hamburg)

Street muralist Nychos recently completed a striking new piece in Hamburg for the Knotenpunkt 14 urban art festival, organized and curated by Affenfaust Gallery. Dissecting a black widow in his usual style, the Austrian artist kicked off the event by getting up on the wall of a four-story building in the Gängeviertel. Check out more in progress and detailed photos below… Discuss Nychos here.
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Rewind: Sept 8 – Sept 21

There seems to be an unlimited supply of art-related videos coming out all the time. Here is another edition our Rewind feature where we curate a selection of videos for your viewing pleasure. First up is some footage of Spanish muralist Aryz, who has been very active lately participating in most European street art festivals with big walls. Finerats Magazine recently featured him on their cover and also just released a great 11 min interview giving us a great, previously unseen look inside his studio, but also, […]
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Streets: D*Face (Los Angeles)

With D*Face’s (interviewed) show opening soon (next weekend) in Los Angeles, the British artist was busy completing a new mural at the same location as where the popup exhibition will be held (315 Robertson Blvd). Featuring his Lichtenstein inspired imagery as well his signature wings, the caption reads “You’re Dead To Me.” Check out more photos below and see you at opening night. Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss D*Face here.
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Overtime: Sept 15 – Sept 21

More stories from the week that ended Sept 21 (click on bolded words for more information): Raymond Pettibon collaborated with Supreme for their 2014 Fall/Winter Collection. Images up for Torey Thornton’s Some Narrow Sleeping exhibition at OHWOW. Iraqi city of Mosul has art, music, history, literature and Christianity classes “permanently annulled” by ISIS. Abigail DeVille’s installation removed in Washington DC because residents complained that it was junk. 20 prominent women from the art world answer the question: “Is the art world biased?” Ben Davis writes […]
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Streets: Blu (Italy)

To commemorate the 40 year anniversary of the death of Fabrizio Ceruso, Blu has painted a new mural in San Basilio, a district of Rome. The teenager died after being shot in the chest during the protests that erupted after the government tried to evict some of the houses occupied by 150 families in the area. The saint that gives his namesake to the district can be seen moving against the protestors along with the authorities. As you can imagine, using imagery that depicts the police […]
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Preview / Streets: O.Two – ‘Flux’ @ Winterlong Galerie

London based abstract artist O.Two is currently in France painting a commissioned wall at a large concert venue in La Rochelle and he sent us along a few progress pictures of the piece coming together. The mural combines his typographically inclined abstract stylings with figurative elements – somewhat of a first for him. Also known as James Carey, O.Two is combining the trip with an exhibition at Winterlong Galerie set to open this Thursday, September 18th entitled Flux. The show will feature 10 new paintings […]
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Openings: KAWS – “Clean Slate” @ Harbour City (Hong Kong)

Right on the heals of a successful opening of his solo in Los Angeles (covered), KAWS has returned for a second engagement at Harbour City in Hong Kong. The star of the event was a new sculptural installation featuring a cluster of his signature companion figures entitled Clean Slate, situated in the Ocean Terminal forecourt where his previous massive Passing Through companion could be seen back in 2010 (covered). Complementing this was the New York-based artist’s imagery all along the corridor leading into the shopping complex […]