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Streets: Joker / Shok-1 / Remi Rough (London)

There seems to be a whole lot of muralising going on around the Futurism 2.0 exhibition we previewed earlier this week with a host of out-of-town artists in London for the show (which opens on Thursday 27th September) such as Joker aka Jerry Inscoe from Transcend. Keep your eyes peeled for more action in the coming days. This collaboration between Joker, Shok-1 and Remi Rough works particularly well, and was completed over the last 2 days.

Fame Fest ’12: Ericailcane (Part II)

After bringing you photos earlier of a wall Ericailcane painted for this year’s Fame Festival, we now have a look at a second mural from the Italian street maestro. Just this past weekend was the opening of the event, so fans who made the trek out to Grottaglie got to enjoy this piece in person. Take a closer look at him in action in the photos below as well as pics from other artists as well (here). Photo credit: Henrik Haven. Discuss Fame Festival here. Discuss Ericailcane here.

Streets: MadC – “Jurassic Park Wall” (Germany)

Fans of street art who happen to be movie buffs as well might want to check out the work of MadC. This new mural (46 x 20 feet) in Germany is her interpretation of Jurassic Park chock full of dinosaurs, prehistoric imagery, a superimposed urban environment, and thrown in for good measure some graffiti. She describes the new wall with this phrase from one of the characters from the films  – Dr. Ian Malcolm – “once we are extinct, life will find a way.” If interested, […]

Streets: SABER – “Skytagging” (New York)

Earlier this morning, we gave you a heads up about SABER (interviewed) taking to the skies of New York CIty. Later at approximately 1:30pm he launched his aerial assault on the Big Apple. Utilizing five jets in precision formation, Saber again stated his mind and tagged the atmosphere with his words. Similar to his drop in Los Angeles, there were shout outs to Art Work Rebels (AWR) and Mad Society Kings (MSK), but this time the socially conscious writer used his own money and time to […]

Overtime: Sep 17 – Sep 23

Overtime stories of the week: First confirmed images (from 2001 in Mexico) of Banksy have been revealed. At MOCA, having five billionaires on its board isn’t enough to solve its problems. Ongoing issues plaguing The Power Plant in Toronto, as more turnover has occurred at the highest levels. Eli Broad may be angling to loan from MOCA’s art collection for his own museum. Mao Sugiyama, artist who cooked & served own genitals during performance, faces indecent exposure charge. Larry Gagosian misses crucial court appearance because […]

Streets: Liqen (Spain)

Recently, the Mexico-based Liqen travelled to Galicia, Spain to get some work in. One of the resulting murals was this stunning new piece featuring the legend of the white boar, with some of his signature surreal touches thrown in. What stood out for us was not must the detailed execution, but also the beautiful lush palette he utilized. Check out more detailed pics below… Discuss Liqen here.

Art Focus: Vasilis Avramidis

For our Art Focus this week, a new artist you may want to check out is Vasilis Avramidis. The Greek artist’s oil paintings depict scenes and objects that overgrown where inhabitants are attempting to control and maintain the lush vegetation. Avramidis draws inspiration from gardens that are both real and imaginary, his references vary from the far away reality of Gilgamesh’s Garden of the Gods to the gothic Highgate Cemetery. He currently has a show Caretakers on display in London at Jacob’s Island Gallery for those who want to see the […]

Streets / Videos: ABOVE – “24% DESEMPLEADOS” (Spain)

The Bay Area-based ABOVE (interviewed) was recently invited to paint at the 7th annual International art festival ASALTO in Zaragoza, Spain. He chose a 120 foot long wall to highlight an issue that has been front and center for the people of the country – their 24% unemployment rate (the unemployment rate for those under 25 years old, is a staggering 53%). He enlisted the help of the local Spanish people who posed in his studio to have their silhouettes traced for the project.  Check the video and more photos […]

Streets: Barry McGee – Brooklyn (Part I)

No rest for the weary as Barry McGee has headed over to Brooklyn to work on a gigantic mural after recently putting together a stunning museum solo at the BAM/PFA (UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive). Starting this past weekend, Mr. Twist’s new piece is a larger representation of his signature cluster panel paintings. Located at the building housing the Mark Morris Dance Group, this beautiful and detailed mural will take more than a week to paint, thanks to the help of Colossal Media. AM stopped […]

Streets: Cyrcle. – “Magic Is Real” (Los Angeles)

During the past month, the art collective known as Cyrcle. had been secretly working on what is perhaps one of the biggest murals in Los Angeles standing today. Finished in the last week or so and now unveiled, the piece titled Magic Is Real is a precursor to the group’s upcoming solo show happening in mid-November. Utilizing a clean style of lettering as well as references to the Ouroboros, microscopic organisms, and an overall design that feels different than most murals, this wall is a step up […]