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Streets: Herbert Baglione for Djerbahood (Tunisia)

Another artist that was invited to Djerba in Tunisia for the Djerbahood Project organized by Galerie Itinerrance was Brazilian artist Herbert Baglione. The streets of the picturesque village of Erriadh felt like a perfect setting for his ongoing 1000 Shadows project, so the artist painted several new pieces around the town. Like many other artists participating in the project, Baglione involved existing architectural elements into his work, but he pushed that concept even further. Using random objects, such a common clay vases that can be found in the area, he definitely created some of his most haunting […]
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Streets: Bom.K for Djerbahood (Tunisia)

Bom.K was recently invited to Djerba in Tunisia, to take part in the big Djerbahood Project organized by Galerie Itinerrance in Paris. The French graffiti artist, one of the key members of Da Mental Vaporz crew, who’s been showing his works recently in galleries throughout Europe and USA, created couple of different street works for this open space museum. Getting a chance to paint in such a specific and different environment, such as the streets of Erriadh, was a great opportunity and challenge for every artist involved. Bom.K […]
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Previews: “Cruel Summer” @ Jonathan Levine Gallery

Tonight, in the middle of a hot NYC summer, Jonathan LeVine Gallery will be opening a group exhibition entitled Cruel Summer. Curated by collector, graffiti historian and urban anthropologist Roger Gastman, the exhibition is inspired by the summer of 1984 and the song Cruel Summer by Bananarama. The show will take place in both locations (557C West 23rd Street & 529 West 20th Street, in Chelsea) and will feature works by over 20 artists. The list of participating artists include both well know and emerging young talents from around the […]
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Streets: ROA (Sweden)

Last week, ROA was caught on the move again, this time popping up in Bromölla, Sweden where he painted a mural for Ifö Center as part of their Artist-in-Residence program. The project originated in the unoccupied floors of a factory with Belgium-based street painter being the first international artist to leave his mark on the external walls. Because the area is known for its prehistoric fossil finds, ROA decided to paint the skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus, a fitting piece in his oeuvre of creature dissections. Photo credit: Henrik Haven. Discuss ROA […]
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Streets: World Roundup (Jul 21 – Aug 3)

Leading things off on this edition of our Streets: World Roundup is this new mural from Vhils (via Hookedblog) for the Phytology Project. The wall is situated on a side street just off Bethnal Green Road (the station end) in the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve and is part of a series of year-long artist commissions taking place in the reserve. More photos here for those interested. Other notable public works come from Ludo – Caribbean, Ladamenrouge – France, Jaz – Austria, Gaia x Cyrcle. – Austria […]
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Rewind: Jul 21 – Aug 3

Time for another segment of our Rewind feature. This edition’s highlighted video (via Colossal) comes from Icheon Ceramics Village in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, home to over 300 ceramics studios. The American Museum of Ceramic Art visited five of the artists (like Kim Seong-Tae seen above) last year to profile their work with some beautiful footage. Check out the overview video below and head over here for more in depth looks at each artist. Preview of Kehinde Wiley / Haiti show at Roberts & Tilton. Bombing […]
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Streets: Phlegm (Norway)

Phlegm was recently invited to Norway by Urban Samtidskunst and Galleri Lauritzen to paint a large mural in the old industrial town of Moss. After being forced to take some time off due to neck problems, the Sheffield-based artist created a groundbreaking piece on many levels. The mural was painted on this massive 25x35m wall of an old paper factory that was shut two years ago. The fact that this area having a rebirth with music events, club nights and interesting upcycling studios making new things out of unwanted materials, Phlegm was […]
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Streets: Greg “Craola” Simkins (Los Angeles)

It doesn’t happen often that Greg “Craola” Simkins (featured) grabs a spray can, but when he does, he usually creates something exceptional. After not painting walls for quite some time, his newest mural, which he recently finished in Los Angeles, is definitely an example of that. With support from Branded Arts and Graphaids, the LA-based artist took some time off his studio work and upcoming animated I’m Scared: The Movie, in order to create this fantastic piece. Completely figurative, with no letters or other “classic” graffiti elements, the piece […]
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Overtime: July 28 – Aug 3

More stories from the week that ended Aug 3 (click on bolded words for more information): Luis Hernan captures images of wifi signals using Android app and long exposure photography. RIP: Devin Leonardi, who took his own life at the age of 33. RIP: King Robbo, who died at the age of 45 after being in a vegetative state since 2011. RIP: Andrea L. Rich, who passed away at the age of 71 due to acute myeloid leukemia. Residents distraught and angry as militants destroy […]
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Openings: Saner – “La Locura de Un Hombre Desconoido” @ Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de San Luis Potosí

Mexican artist Edgar Nández aka Saner, opened his first museum solo show on June 20th at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Luis Potosí, introducing over 25 new works. Working in different mediums, from ink on paper, to large size murals and animated video, the artist fully embraced this opportunity to introduce his creativity and talent. La Locura de Un Hombre Desconoido or The Madness of A Stranger Man is inspired by his long journey of believing in himself and continuing to pursue his dreams, despite disapproval […]