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Streets: JR (Philadelphia)

After completing a recent mural in New York (covered), photographer and street artist JR (interviewed) headed over to the City of Brotherly Love to work on a piece for the Open Source exhibition, part of the city’s MuralArtsProgram. Entitled Migrants, Ibrahim, Mingora-Philadelphia, the wall from the French artist features a portrait of Ibrahim Shah, a Philadelphia resident who immigrated to the United States from Pakistan. The latest effort from JR on The Graham Building at Dilworth Park is just around the corner from where Ibrahim works in a food truck and is part […]
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Streets: Andreas Englund for Wall\Therapy (Rochester)

Back in 2011, we did Art Focus feature on Andreas Englund, introducing our readers to his imagery of the everyday life of superheroes and the comedy that ensues when dealing with common situations that happen to us mortals. Fast forward five years and we can see that he just completed a mural for the Wall\Therapy event in Rochester, New York, only his second public wall painted ever. Transferring his character to the large scale, the Swedish artist handles the dimensionality of the piece perfectly. Give […]
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Overtime: July 20 – July 26

More stories from the week that ended July 26 (click on bolded words for more information): Images and information up for David Hockney’s show at L.A. Louver. Sergei Ustinov, founder of Museum of Jewish History in Russia remains hospitalized after being shot in head. Gerhard Richter disowns his early works from West German period. Georg Baselitz follows through with his threat to remove his artwork on loan to German museums. Xiao Yuan accused of stealing 143 paintings over course of two years and replacing them with forgeries. […]
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Streets: Invader (Paris)

Last time we heard from Invader, he was in Hong Kong opening a massive show (covered) back in May of this year. Recently, the French artist has returned back to his home base of Paris to continue propagating his imagery on the streets. Taking from a diverse set of pop culture and video game imagery, he always delights his fans with new surprises like the Cheshire Cat (seen above) as well as some classic pieces. Photo credit: Alexandre Feuvrier (via StreetArtNews). Discuss Invader here.
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Streets: JR (New York)

Internationally known, world famous street artist and activist JR (interviewed) spent a good part of a day hanging out in Little Italy working on his latest cliff hanger. This latest wall, one of his more modest works, is a sprawling 7 stories, and appears to be making a statement about global economics and its uncertainty. Depicting a man holding on by just the tips of his fingers, this is just one of many works we expect to be seeing from the French artist while he is […]
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Streets: El Mac x Kofie (LA)

El Mac recently teamed up with his friend Augustine Kofie (featured) once again and to paint a new piece entitled Icarian Flight somewhere on the streets of LA. This is not the first time the two locally-based artists have collaborated, and with a good reason we must add after seeing this mural. The juxtaposition of El Mac’s distinctive soft portraiture against sharp and geo-based abstraction of Kofie creates a powerful mixture that brings out the best of both styles. On top of being different imagery wise, the transparent, aerosol-based […]
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Streets: 1010 (Warsaw)

After a look at Conor Harrington’s new mural for Street Art Doping in Warsaw, we now have photos of the effort from 1010. Like his recent piece in Las Vegas (covered), the German artist painted his signature multi-colored optical illusion on the side of a building. Take a look at more shots of wall below and let your eyes fool you into visualizing a hole on the side of the structure. Discuss Conor Harrington here.
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Overtime: July 13 – July 19

More stories from the week that ended July 19 (click on bolded words for more information): Images and info up for Michael Rey show at ZERO. RIP: Lee Towndrow and Amber Scorah’s son, who died at three months during first day of daycare. RIP: unnamed 28-year-old construction worker from Pakistan killed while working on Louvre Abu Dhabi. German government cultural protection law plans could cripple the market for German artists and undermine the country’s role in the art market. Georg Baselitz withdraws loaned artworks from German museums […]
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Streets: Interesni Kazki / Waone – “Eternal Recurrence” (Sicily)

After sharing one side of the silo painted by AEC, one half of the Interesni Kazki, we now have a look at the effort from his partner Waone. Keeping with the theme of Greek mythology, the Ukranian artist added imagery on his side of the structure that reference the Triskelion, a symbol of the sun and the passage of time, but also the symbol of Trinacria, Helios’ Island, or now modern Sicily. Helios was the solar god and also guardian of oaths, and responsible for he gift of sight. Discuss […]
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Streets: Ernest Zacharevic (Lisbon)

After Finok, Nunca, Sainer and others, the Underdogs collective from Lisbon are continuing their efforts to bring the highest quality street and urban art to the Portuguese capital. They are currently hosting Ernest Zacharevic at their studio, as he’s preparing his upcoming solo show, finishing a new limited edition etching, and creating new public art in the city (more on that below). In his signature style, the Lithuanian-born artist recently finished two small works applying his classic painting skills to the streets. One piece shows a little boy playing with a yellow line […]