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Streets: Blu (Italy)

Italian street savant Blu, who recently reappeared in Spain for the Desordes Creativas Festival where he made vegetarians everywhere feel just as guilty as meat-lovers, has now returned to his native country for a mural. The new work in Sardinia shows a lab experiment being conducted by a pair of large green hands, a nod to the feeling in the region that Quirra Syndrome with an unusually high cancer rate is due to the military testing in the area. Discuss Blu here.
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Streets: Komafest (Part IV) – Recap

After bringing you the works of Claudio Ethos, Vhils, and Conor Harrington from Komafest, all the way from Vardø, Norway, we now have a recap of some the other walls that we have not featured yet. Other artists like Steve “ESPO” Powers (seen above with his hilarious take on a common phrase), Husk Mit Navn, REMED, and ROA also visited the Norwegian island community and put up work. Photo credit: kalevkevad.

Streets: Walk & Talk Festival (Part I) – Vhils

After hitting up Komafest in Norway with new mural on a novel new medium – wood – Vhils has headed over to Azores, Portugal for the Walk & Talk Festival. This will be the second trip for the Lisbon-based street artist as he gifted the archipelago with several pieces last year if you remember. This time around, he made his mark on an abandoned tower  – you can’t get better placement than that. Look for more photos soon as Liqen, Mark Jenkins, Remed and more are still […]

Overtime: July 30 – Aug 5

Stories of the week: A look at Babara Kruger’s new Belief + Doubt installation at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. RIP – Wael Issa Kaston, who died at the age of 46 due to torture. Four plead guilty to stealing 18 ancient Chinese artifacts from the Fitzwilliam Museum’s permanent collection. MOCA Mobilization petition builds support worldwide, including from some big art world names. The Atlantic profiles Jeffrey Deitch’s tenure at MOCA. LA Downtown News imagines Seven Groundbreaking Exhibits From Jeffrey Deitch. Jeffrey Deitch defends seriousness […]

Streets: World Roundup (July 30 – Aug 5)

Leading things off for this week’s roundup of public art around the world is this new piece from ROA in New York (photo by Luna Park). Other work worth noting comes from Ericailcane & Hitnes – Mexico (source), Sam3 – Italy, M-City – Poland, FRM & Otecki – Germany (source), Cyrcle. – Colorado, Faith47 – New York (source), DAL – New York (source), Escif – Spain, Phlegm & Barberfilth – UK, Monster – UK (source), Cone TheWeird (source), and Osmoze (source). All photos via the […]
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Streets: JR – Williamsburg (New York)

Yesterday, street photograffeur JR (featured) spent the day creating a fresh mural in Brooklyn. The large building located at 338 Berry St. was in a prime spot overlooking the Williamsburg bridge and its oncoming traffic. Utilizing his signature photography and large-scale wheatpasted handiwork, the French artist made sure to give everyone in the area something to look at. JR invited AM to shoot he and his team as they scaled the eight story building in a monstrous cherry picker (aka. Boom Lift). It took hours to get […]

Streets: Os Gemeos (Boston)

Although already open to the public as of a couple days ago, the Boston ICA will be celebrating the start of the Os Gemeos exhibition (previewed) today with a waterfront launch party, complete with Caipirinhas, Brazilian street food, and DJs who will take visitors to the heart of the artists’ native São Paulo. For those lucky enough to be in Beantown, make sure you stop by the main mural at Dewey Square (former site of Occupy Boston near South Station) where the twins have painted one of […]

Streets: Shepard Fairey (Denver)

Tomorrow night (August 3rd) in Denver, the Black Book Gallery will host a three person show from Shepard Fairey, Evan Hecox, and Jim Houser. The Mile-High City last saw Shep’s work at Manifest Hope during the 2008 Democratic National Convention, but if the art community has forgotten, the OBEY crew has been up and about putting up reminders with stickers, stencils and wheat pastes. Discuss Shepard Fairey here.

Streets: Wall Therapy Festival (Part II) – Faith47

A couple days ago, we shared with you the mural that DALeast painted for the Wall Therapy Festival in Rochester, New York. His partner in crime, Faith47 was also on hand as she painted her own wall for the event. The piece is entitled Rhapsody and features the religious iconography that is often seen in the South African street artist’s work. More detailed photos below… Discuss Faith47 here.

Streets: Olek (Washington DC)

While in town for the 40 Under 40: Craft Futures showing at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Olek decided to gift the city with one of her signature yarn statue takeovers (here & here). This time she yarn-bombed the 12-foot tall Albert Einstein statue on the grounds of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington DC. Check out more in-progress shots of her and her assistants at work below as well as the finished photo. Via My Modern Met. Discuss Olek here.