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Streets: Banksy (Bristol)

Yesterday, despite a recent hoax alleging his arrest, Banksy revealed his new work on his website – Banksy.co.uk. The piece titled The Girl with the Pierced Eardrum was painted the night before at Dockside Studios in Bristol, but shortly after the reveal it got defaced with a splash of black paint. The pieces is a parody of Dutch master painter Johannes Vermeer’s Girl With A Pearl Earring. Using stencil and what seems to be an extinguisher with black paint, the elusive artist created a clever bastardized version incorporating the alarm bell on the […]
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Openings: Nick Walker – “All I Ever Wanted Was My Name On Fire” (New York Popup)

Last week, British artist Nick Walker (interviewed) unveiled a show in New York City. Entitled All I Ever Wanted Was My Name On Fire, this pop up located at 345 Broome Street was definitely a show that burns brightly. Included in the exhibition was a new series of canvases focusing on the “Vandal” and his adventures in the largest city in the United States. Of course, there were a few surprises, such as a Vandal sculpture and a weekend print & book launch with hand stenciling […]
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Streets: Pejac (Istanbul)

Spanish artist Pejac (introduced) was recently in Istanbul where he created a triptych of pieces in Uskudar, the Asian part of Istanbul. The idea was to create an “eye trap” that will emphasize the strength and the illusion of the works by creating a sort of physical bond between them. Titled Lock, Poster and Shutters, the works where made between October 5th to 10th, using acrylic, sand paper and graphite. These signature artistic tools when modifying the given surface and creating such mirages. Always being focused on the urban context of his […]
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Showing: Thierry Noir – “LA Retrospective” @ Howard Griffin Gallery

Thierry Noir, one of the true pioneers of street art in Europe, is currently showing his works with Howard Griffin Gallery at their new location in Los Angeles. This show presents a retrospective of the life and work of the French artist that created miles of illegal murals along the infamous Berlin wall in the 80s, sometimes literally risking his life for the sake of art. The exhibition includes new works created especially for this show, shown alongside rarely seen photographs, interviews and films, documenting his legendary murals. […]
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Overtime: Oct 13 – Oct 19

More stories from the week that ended Oct 19 (click on bolded words for more information): An interview with Kerry James Marshall on occassion of his show at David Zwirner. Inaugural World Wide Art Fair in Los Angeles suffers from lack of attendees. Third edition of Mardin Biennial canceled due to ISIS threat. Paul McCarthy physically attacked in France over butt plug sculpture. Social media reacts to the sculpture. The piece eventually gets deflated by vandals. Davide Perre of How & Nosm arrested and charged […]
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Upcoming: Elbow-Toe Open Studio / Print Release

Today and tomorrow in Brooklyn, Elbow-Toe (interviewed) will be participating in the Gowanus Open Studios. Those interested in his unique process involving shards of cut paper in place of brush strokes may want to head over today from 12 pm – 5:20 pm and on Sunday from 12 pm – 6 pm to chat with him and take a look at his work in person. He will also be releasing some limited editions, that are picture here, only available to be purchased in person for $275. Also note that his […]
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Openings: Ludo – ‘The Chaos Theory’ @ Lazarides Rathbone

Following our recent studio visit, AM attended the opening for the solo exhibition of Ludo (interviewed) entitled The Chaos Theory at Lazarides Rathbone. Live butterflies were fluttering during the event in London, much to the delight of onlookers. Inspired by the theory of “The Butterfly Effect,” the French artist decided to focus on a more personal interpretation of his cultural inspirations with a selection of neon green and monochrome canvases. See more photos below… Photo credit: Butterfly. Discuss LUDO here.
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Streets: Pejac (Spain)

Recently, street muralist Pejac (Art Focus) painted at a unique location just off the the shores of Canabria in northern Spain. Paying tribute to a famous Monet painting, Impression, Sunrise, the locally based artist recreated the image on the barnacled hull of an old ship. Viewers of the piece can enjoy different perspectives as the tide rises and falls against the corroded “canvas” that Pejac used. Learn more about the mural as well as enjoy a interview with the artist on Brooklyn Street Art. Photo credit: […]
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Streets: Faile (Covington, Kentucky) – Part I

For the last several days now, Faile (featured) has been in Covington working on a large scale mural on the rear walls of the Republic Bank and Donna Salyer’s Fabulous Bridal on the corners of 6th Street and Madison Avenue. Invited in by BLDG, the Brooklyn duo have been adding their signature imagery along with hints of Kentucky culture on the 100 x 60 foot urban canvas with their torn collage style aesthetic, but in painted form. They state – “The mural was inspired by our […]
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Streets: World Roundup (Sept 22 – Oct 12)

With this latest edition of our Streets: World Roundup article, we turn our eyes to Las Vegas for our featured mural from ROA. The Belgium-based artist withstood the desert heat for four days of hard work before completing this piece with the image of a horny toad, a local species that can squirt blood out of its eyes to deter predators. Painted for the Life Is Beautiful Festival, the wall can be found on Stewart and N. 6th Street. Other notable public art comes from […]