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Streets: Nuart Festival 2012

At the end of last month, Norway saw another edition of the annual Nuart Festival roll around. And as usual, another stellar lineup of artists stopped by to work on public art projects for local and traveling street art fans to enjoy. Participants Aakash Nihalani, Dolk, Eine, How & Nosm, Jordan Seiler, Mobstr (above), Ron English, Niels Shoe Muelman, Saber, Sickboy, The Wa also found time to create some indoor installations and murals for an associated group showing. More photos below… Photo credit: kalevkevad.

Streets: RIME, DG, and TOPER

After working with TOPER on a collaboration in New York back in July (covered), RIME (aka Jersey Joe) has joined forces again with the Queens-based SMART crew member  on a new mural. This time, with the skills of NG as well, they hit the rooftops of Brooklyn with a new piece featuring thugged out versions of Felix The Cat, Mighty Mouse, and Top Cat. Check out the full wall below as well as more detailed shots. Photos via the artist. Discuss RIME here.

Videos: Pow Wow Hawaii 2012 (Part 2 & 3)

After bringing you part one of a video series documenting last year’s POW WOW event, we now have part two & three to share with you. Produced by Banzai Media, the footage brings an in-depth look at various aspects of the annual art retreat in Hawaii including interviews with local artists and their thoughts as to what the art festival means to the local community, a closer look at the creation of the murals including explanations from the artists, the associated luau and hunt, the artist complex known […]

Overtime: Oct 8 – Oct 14

  Christie’s will offer Monet’s Nymphéas water lillies painting.   It is estimated to sell between $30-50 mil. Mark Rothko’s Black on Maroon – part of Seagram mural, defaced by man at Tate Modern museum. Jonathan Jones on why the greatest works of art get attacked. Buddhist nun stops sale of £1million Zhang Daqian painting after ownership is called into question. Diaries could provide a vital clue to origin of controversial early original Leonardo da Vinci Mona Lisa. Restorers tackle obscene (including genitalia) 17th-century graffiti on […]

Streets: Shepard Fairey (London)

As we mentioned last month, Shepard Fairey (featured) will be opening a show at the StolenSpace Gallery in London entitled Sound and Vision. Looks like he made an early trek across the pond to work on some large-scale public murals of his distinctive imagery including this new piece on Ebor Street in East London. Check some progress pics below… Photo credit: Hooked Blog. Discuss Shepard Fairey here.

Streets: SatOne – ‘Inner Path’ Mural (Munich)

We got to meet up with Munich based Sat One whilst he was in London recently for the Futurism 2.0 exhibition, and witnessed this gem of a wall collaboration with Roid. Now back in Munich, the hard-working street muralist has whipped up this privately commissioned little jammy entitled Inner Path. Discuss SatOne here.

Faile in Mongolia (Part 1)

Over the years we have followed FAILE to China, Spain, the UK and way too many remote locations to list, but never did we expect to be crossing the seas to a place where the horse runs wild, Buddhism is the law of the land and the beef is no doubt to die for. That’s right ladies and gentleman, FAILE is headed to Ulan Bator, Mongolia, working in collaboration with Mongolian Sculptor, Bat Munkh and Arrested Motion is going to be bringing you all the […]

Fame Fest ’12: Vhils, Momo, Cyop & Kaf, Moneyless

After bringing you opening photos from this year’s group show for the Fame Festival as well as most of the notable associated murals, it’s now time to summarize some of the rest of the public art that caught our eye this year.  This includes new pieces from a diverse group of artists from around the world like Vhils (above), Momo, Cyop & Kaf, and Moneyless. Enjoy the photo set below… Photo credit: Henrik Haven. Discuss Fame Festival here.

Streets: David Ellis – Mobile Arts (NYC)

We recently caught up with New York artist David Ellis as he completed a mobile arts project. The Barnstormer and Pulse prize winner took two white freight trucks and transformed them in wild Ellis fashion. Giving them color and life, Ellis worked all facets of the exterior in the diverse styles we’ve become accustomed to seeing from him. Keep your eyes peeled if you’re ever in New York and you may catch one of these beasts prowling through the streets. Discuss David Ellis here.

Overtime: Oct 1 – Oct 7

Overtime stories of the week: Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s exhibition features Vote Mitt Romney painting by Richard Phillips. Mitt Romney’s arts voting record not good. China to shut down Ai Weiwei’s art firm for not following annual registration requirements. MOCA launches its MOCAtv channel on YouTube.  Offers free museum membership to subscribers. Four of Picasso’s heirs have formed Picasso Administration – dedicated to authenticating the artist’s work. According to study, Qatar will soon be global leader in museum industry. New art fair – ArtInternational Istanbul – due […]