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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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Highlights: Frieze Art Fair (London)

One of the leading international contemporary art fairs, Frieze London, returned to the heart of the UK’s capital, London’s Regent’s Park, for its 12th edition. This year’s event brings together 162 of the world’s top contemporary galleries to the UK and features exhibitors from 25 countries. New York based artist Kaws was heavily present at the Perrotin Gallery, from his giant Companion sculptures to colourful canvases. Artist Carsten Holler transformed the Gagosian booth into a giant and fun playground Kinder Garten, with oversized dice and giant scrabble, where […]
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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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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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Studio Visits: Alfred Steiner – “Likelihood of Confusion” @ Joshua Liner

Set to open his first solo exhibition tomorrow with Joshua Liner Gallery, Alfred Steiner welcomed us into his laboratory in Chelsea. The American artist has long been on our radar with his amazingly realistic watercolors and creative approach to assembling iconic symbols & images based on the long standing Freudian technique of free association. On every piece he creates, the viewer will likely find something memorable and thought provoking. Entitled Likelihood of Confusion, this new body of work will not only include his signature watercolors, but also two oil fiberboards that […]
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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 […]
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Streets: DALeast (Poland)

Continuing his assault on walls around the world, DALeast (interviewed) continued to paint his creatures that appear at home in their urban environment. This newest mural, painted with his signature kinetic brushstrokes, was created for the ongoing Urban Forms Gallery public works series in Lodz, the 33rd piece in the whole project. The Chinese artist states – “The mural represents the deer as the figure of the motherland. Birds are roosting and taking off above her, and her body separates the thunderstorm underneath. She is also the individual being and the source […]
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Overtime: Oct 6 – Oct 12

More stories from the week that ended Oct 12 (click on bolded words for more information): Final week to see Van Hanos – Not the Way at Tanya Leighton. RIP: Trigz, who was tragically shot and killed in North Hollywood. Go here to contribute and help the family. COST arrested in NYC. ArtBeam’s Material Evidence show’s Ukrainian display attacked and vandalized. Curator Vasyl Cherepanyn brutally beaten in public in Kiev last week. Dries Verhoeven’s Grindr art project cancelled prematurely after privacy invasion complaints. Broad Museum […]
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Streets: Phlegm / Empty Walls (South Wales)

A couple of weeks ago, Phlegm traveled down to South Wales for the Empty Walls Festival where he painted a large mural on Wood Road right next to the main bus station. Featuring his signature characters acting out the old Welsh tradition of Mari Lwyd, the exaggerated imagery filled with local flavor is a welcome addition to the area. The luck-bringing ritual sees participants accompany a person disguised as a horse from house to house (including pubs) where they sing at each door in the hope […]
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