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FAME Festival ’11: Vhils

Plaster, concrete, paper, wood – where other people see construction materials and tools, the visionary Vhils sees art. After working on a wall outside of the Post No Bills gallery in the States in conjunction with the European Bailout Show (covered), the Lisbon-based street artist traveled to Italy to do his part for the annual Fame Fest. Take a look at some of the other pieces he produced while in town as well as a video of some of the shenanigans that went down.

Streets: Shepard Fairey (Copenhagen) Part I

As we draw closer to the Friday night opening of  Shepard Fairey’s (featured) show Your Ad Here at V1 Gallery, we will bringing you some front line pics as he and the Obey crew beautify walls in and around Copenhagen.  This particular peace dove mural was their first effort and located on Jagtvej 69, 2200 Nørrebro for those in town. A full photoset of action shots taken for us our correspondent Henrik Haven after the jump…

Streets: Ericailcane (Rome)

Not to be outdone by fellow compatriot and frequent collaborator Blu, street illustrator Ericailcane also headed out on his own to work on some solo murals. This new wall in Rome was painted in the Laurentino 38 neighborhood, a downtrodden area that has seen some restoration projects in recent months commissioned by LabUrba. Hopefully, we’ll continue to see more from “Eric the Dog” throughout the rest of summer. Additional detail pics (by Jessica Stewart) after the jump, but also check out some in progress pics over at Drago.

Overtime: July 25 – 31

Matthew Barney’s Cremaster Cycle has been condensed into short clips via Little Big Planet on Playstation 3.  And, a wonderful opportunity to be in a Barney film. 2011 Collection of Bob Dylan prints go on sale. Monet landscape and Pissarro apple tree among acquisitions by Philadelphia Museum of Art. White Cube is opening in Hong Kong trying to woo Asian collectors. Petition supporting closure of streets for downtown LA Art Walk after baby killed by motorist. Looking back at Diane Arbus on the anniversary of […]

Streets: West Hollywood Library Wrapup (Shepard Fairey, Kenny Scharf, RETNA)

Although the new public library in West Hollywood isn’t set to open until the fall, the three large murals by Shepard Fairey, Kenny Scharf, and RETNA are now complete. Billed as an extension to MOCA’s Art in the Streets exhibition, the project (which we have been following) was apparently conceived by Jeffrey Deitch himself and will also include some additional indoor work from Fairey. The work however may not be permanent as the city has only committed to hosting the murals through July 2012. More […]
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Streets: Conor Harrington (London)

After gifting his native country of Ireland with three cowboy-themed murals (here, here and here), Conor Harrington (interviewed) has returned to England to continue working on his next solo show. He did find time however to paint this wall in London going back to his signature colonial style. More shots from unusualimage after the jump, but also check out some in-progress photos from Hooked Blog here.

Streets: Nick Walker in Paris

Nick Walker (interviewed) went on a little trip over to France recently and our correspondent Butterfly tagged along with the Bristol artist as he wandered the streets of Paris to do a little scenic adjustment. With the help of his stencils and Butterfly’s trusty camera, we bring you this fun vid from the City of Romance. Check out some still shots after the jump.
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Streets: Blu for “Draw The Line Festival” (Italy)

Continuing to tear through Europe (Bologna, Palestra, Jesi, Krakow, Poznań, Fabriano, Cologne, Grottaglie, Valencia, Italy) at a torrid pace since March, Blu has hit up his home country again at the Draw The Line Festival in Campobasso, Italy. This new wall caused some initial controversy, of which the Italian street artist is not unfamiliar with after the MOCA incident, and features his views on war and a biting rendition of how the military produces their soldiers. More detailed views after the jump…

Streets: Shepard Fairey – Manhattan

Earlier this month, Shepard Fairey came and visited the Big Apple to work on a few projects (more on that later). In between his indoor sessions, he invited AM to tag along while he worked to beautify some legal spots in Manhattan. Many of you may recognize his classic wheat paste-ups, but Mr. Obey and his assistant Nick have expanded his outdoor tool-set to stenciling. Much like his giant Mandala Ornament mural and he stenciled in Miami and his WeHo Library wall in Los Angeles, he’s […]

Streets: Sheffield Instagram Round-Up

AM’s regular Instagrammer SazaJane is taking a break this week from her London street art round-up, so as we were in Sheffield this weekend for Kid Acne’s opening, we bring you a northern version. We checked out some of the classic Acne slogan based murals that make up part of the Sheffield scenery, along with pieces, throwies and tags by Ema, D-Rot, Phlegm, Motfu, Dscreet and Osk amongst others. Take a look at more pics after the jump.