Taking part in the ongoing Maus Malaga 2015, street art legend Kenny Scharf just spent a few days on the Mediterranean, getting up some of his signature work. Working on the east side of the river Guadalmedina, the LA-based artist added his work to a local wall of fame, along with Ben Eine, Felipe Pantone, Javi Calleja, under the massive murals by D*Face and Shepard Fairey. Scharf chose to incorporate his instantly recognizable characters into existing tags and graffiti, showing the respect for the local youngsters as well as the strength […]
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After sharing with you a look at Andreas Englund’s amazing new mural for this year’s WALL\THERAPY festival in Rochester, New York, we now have a summary of the event for you. Seen above is a wall painted by NEVERCREW at 14 Capron Street (photo by Jason Wilder). You can see some more selected pieces below, but head over here for the full recap if you are interested.
In town for their Parallel Connection project (covered), Brazilian twins Os Gemeos used this opportunity to create a couple of sneaky street works with their friends. They teamed up with French part-time locals, JR and Andre Saraiva, and painted some lovely pieces on the streets of SoHo in New York. Mixing their different styles and signature elements, artists were able to created a lovely collaboration. Using JR’s paste up eye photographs as a base, Saraiva painted his famous Mr Andre stickman-like characters which were than upgraded by the […]
More stories from the week that ended Aug 9 (click on bolded words for more information): Aaron Moulton provides a video walkthrough for Gagosian Gallery’s Theories on Forgetting show. RIP: Ruben Espinosa, who was found shot to death in Mexico City apartment. RIP: Lance Kinz, who died at the age of 64. RIP: Charles Goldstein, who died at the age of 78 due to complications of an infection. Opus Art Gallery closes and owners flees to France as they allegedly have swindled collectors and consignors. Mixed Green gallery closes as its […]
Recently, the Danish city of Horsens was blessed with some new public art from C215, Andrea Wan, Ilse Weisfelt & Joren Joshua (seen above), Chifumi and Scott Cooper. The international cast of artists was brought together by ArtRebels for Public Art Horsens, which provided an opportunity for some of the artists who have not painted in such a large format before. Take a look at some photos of the process as well as completed pieces below… Photo credit: Henrik Haven.
Earlier this week, AM stopped by the studio of Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed) to see what he has been up to and what he has planned for the future. Along with picking up some of the whimsical Pothead plant holders he is producing through Sunny Side Up Studio, we also enjoyed seeing some of the new paintings he has been working on – many sunsets and polka dots in a beautiful new color palette. Those in Los Angeles can see these pieces at the upcoming Giant Robot Biennale at the Japanese […]
Following up on our coverage of the Conor Harrington & 1010 murals for the Street Art Doping festival, we now have photos of the piece that Ernest Zacharevic painted. Only a few weeks ago, the Lithuanian artist was in Lisbon setting up his current show (covered), and now he has completed a whimsical new mural in Warsaw. Featuring some the children characters that he is famous for, the wall is now covered with something the kids in the area can relate to. Photo credit: Maciej Kruger. Discuss […]
James Reka recently finished his largest mural ever at 18 Rue Regnault in the Arrondissement des Gobelins in Paris. Working five long days on a cherry picker, the Berlin-based artist spent some 250 liters of paint for this massive piece. Covering a 30 meters high facade of a 11 storey residential brick wall building, the Australian-born artist painted a recognizable colorful piece. By putting together abstract, organic looking shapes, he was able to create this figurative image that mirrors the work presented at his recent solo show in Milan (covered). […]
More stories from the week that ended Aug 2 (click on bolded words for more information): Sun Yuan and Peng Yu unveil fallen angel sculptural installation, called Angel. RIP: Shigeko Kubota, who died at the age of 77 due to cancer. RIP: Yasuo Minagawa, who died at the age of 69 due to esophageal cancer. Eight year old girl killed in Santa Cruz artist colony by a teen living at the art center. Stepson of Nick Korniloff, founder of the Art Miami fair, missing at sea after boat found […]
Back in 2012, we covered the first mural in Manhattan from Ron English (featured) in over 25 years, featuring his signature Temper Tot figure, a play on The Incredible Hulk. Over the last couple days, the New York-based artist has added a pink brother to the original piece on an adjacent wall for the L.I.S.A Project. Located on 114 Mulberry Street in Little Italy, the matching murals are dedicated to English’s kids Zephyr and Mars, the original Temper Tots. Discuss Ron English here.