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Streets / Recap: ArteSano Project (Dominican Republic)

After big mural festivals taking over most of the major cities around the world, we’re witnessing a trend of similar projects being organized in more exotic, even remote places. The latest one of those was held during the pre-holidays week of December 11-21, in Nagua, Dominican Republic. The Artesano Project is an international public arts initiative that recently hosted around 30 local and international artists for their second annual event. Hosted by Dominican born artist Evoca1 and curated by INOPERAbLE, the event aims to help […]
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Art Focus: Trevor Wheatley

Our latest Art Focus feature introduces you to the singular work of Trevor Wheatley and his mix of sculptural skills, public art, and typography. Photos of the Toronto-based artist’s signage in the great outdoors can initially deceive you into thinking there is some photoshopping involved, but the slang terms and cultural references used are sculptural creations that show his mastery over a creative mix of materials. He explains his work as such – “Initially, I wanted to impose graphic one-liners on untouched environments. I started with the […]
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Basel Week Miami ’15 / Streets: Esao Andrews

Continuing our survey of the public art during Basel Week Miami, our eyes turn to a mural by Esao Andrews as he continues to create painterly pieces on the streets. As part of the Space 52 Project curated by Tristan Eaton, this image of Bob Dylan fits in nicely with all the other musicians painted by a select group of artists as part of a 240 foot mural in the heart of the Wynwood Arts District. We’ll bring you more about the project soon but for […]
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Basel Week Miami ’15 / Streets: Phlegm

Another mural that caught our attention during Basel Week Miami was a clever new creation from Phlegm. Curated by Fresco Art and painted on the side of the Bon Vivant building, the new piece takes cues from the railroad track next to the site and features the Sheffield-based artist’s recognizable characters taking a ride on a train. Take a look at the amazing details of the locomotive, the tunnels & towers it traverses, and the creatures in the photos below… Discuss Basel Week Miami here. Discuss Phlegm here. […]
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Overtime: Dec 21 – Dec 27

More stories from the week that ended Dec 27 (click on bolded words for more information): RIP: Ellsworth Kelly, who passed away today at the age of 92. RIP: Alain Jouffroy, who passed away at the age of 87 after being hospitalized for two weeks. Archivists in Paris working hard to preserve murals created in response to terrorist attacks in the city. Attendence at the Lourve and Centre Pompidou down drastically since terrorist attacks in Paris. The Bardo National Museum strengthens links to Italian institutions following terrorist […]
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Streets: Andrew Schoultz (Los Angeles)

Working hard over the holidays, Andrew Schoultz brought some cheer recently to old Chinatown in Los Angeles with a new mural. Painted on the side of the Gregorio Escalante Gallery, the new piece features the all seeing eye that is commonly seen in the locally-based artist’s imagery among other signature motifs. Take a look at more detailed shots of the wall below along with some additional work-in-progress photos, but head by for a look yourself if you are in the area. Photo credit: Kenton Parker (front […]
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Streets: Isaac Cordal (New York)

Last month, Isaac Cordal was invited to participate in the Residency at Vyt (Art Students League of New York) for a month. While there, the Spanish artist continued his series of Cement Eclipses works by creating more sculptures for placement on the streets. Scattered around New York City, the urban interventions are metaphors that reflect on politics, bureaucracy, and power – something to think about during the holidays. Discuss Isaac Cordal here.
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Rewind: Nov 23 – Dec 22

For out latest Rewind feature we are highlighting a video from INSA featuring his work with Pepsi in creating a moving peace sign (formed of painted cars) that can be seen from space. This particular form of art is right down the UK-based street artist’s alley as he has plenty of experience as the inventor of the Gif-iti series of works. Other notable videos include: Jeff Gillette working in the desert. Timelapse of Odeith at work. Daniel Arsham’s Future Relic 04. An online video installation […]
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Streets: Etam Cru (LA)

After a successful sold out Los Angeles debut show with Thinkspace Gallery (covered), Sainer & Bezt aka Etam Cru rounded up their visit to the Southland with another signature, bigger than life mural. Produced by Thinkspace Gallery and Branded Arts, the new piece from the Polish duo is entitled Mr. Rooster and is located on the corner of 8th and Wall in the downtown Flower District. For this project, the two street artists beautified a large six story facade with a striking image of a boy with a big rooster on his […]
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Overtime: Dec 14 – Dec 20

More stories from the week that ended Dec 20 (click on bolded words for more information): Gothamist visits Martin Creed’s Work No. 2592 red ballon room at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise. RIP: Hema Upadhyay, who passed away at the age of 43. She was murdered, along with her lawyer. RIP: Charles Moffett, who passed away at the age of 70. RIP: Huynh Phuong Dong, who passed away at the age of 88 after having a stroke in the shower. RIP: George Ortman, who passed away at the age of 89. RIP: Joseph A. […]