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Basel Week Miami ’15 / Streets: Smog One

While our coverage of Basel Week Miami has so far focused on the fairs, shows, and satellite events, there is another aspect of our time there that we haven’t started sharing with you yet – art on the streets. First up is a new piece from the locally-based Smog One painted in the Wynwood District (328 NW 29th St.) Put up on the side of NAPA Auto Parts, the mural features elements that the writer born and raised in Paris is known for – 3D rendering skills […]

Streets: Ernest Zacharevic x Martha Cooper // #ReplayNYC (New York)

Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic and NYC-based photographer Martha Cooper (interviewed) recently released the info about their collaborative project of six weeks entitled #ReplayNYC on the streets of her hometown. Based on the idea of re-imagining selected pictures from Cooper’s impressive collection of photographs through Zacharevic’s brush, the project includes murals and street art interventions. Though generations apart and coming from different sides from the world, both artists have a  strong passion for capturing the charm and magic of a creative moment. For Cooper, that has been photographing graffiti […]

Overtime: Nov 23 – Nov 29

More stories from the week that ended Nov 29 (click on bolded words for more information): Flash Art reviews Ajay Kurian’s Rowhouse Project show in Baltimore. Ashraf Fayadh sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia, charged with renouncing Islam. Also Known as Africa fair in Paris cancelled in wake of terror attacks. Some Paris galleries re-staging shows that were forced to close due to attacks in city. Cultural institutions in Paris report major drops in attendance following terrorist attacks in the city. 17 major artworks stolen from Castelvecchio […]

Streets: Jun Ong – “Star” // Urban Xchange (Malaysia)

After sharing with you the murals Sabek & DALeast painted for the Urban Xchange event in Malaysia, here is now a look at an artist that went in a completely different direction. The five story high lighting installation shaped like a star from architect Jun Ong is situated in an unfinished concrete building and required five hundred meters of steel cables and LED strips. The stunning geometric work lodged in the unused structure in Butterworth is inspired by the term “glitch,” or error in the system, which can […]

POW! WOW! Taiwan ’15 / World Tour: Jeff Soto

After sharing with you the first leg of the POW! WOW! tour of Asia (see Japan), here is a glimpse at the second part which was held in Taiwan. Our coverage begins as we follow along with one of the participants, Jeff Soto (interviewed), as he shares an intimate look at his experiences there with a series of photographs. In this set of shots, you will see the American artist work on three murals for the event, some culinary delights, a few cultural sights, as well a […]

Streets: DALeast // Urban Xchange (Penang)

You may already seen the mural we shared with you yesterday painted by Sabek for Urban Xchange in Penang, so here is a followup on another artist who painted a piece for the event. The image of the phoenix can be seen soaring up on a wall near the Hin Bus Depot, created with bundles of kinetic wires, a technique that is signature to the work of DALeast (interviewed). What is interesting is the Chinese artist using a red palette this time, perhaps referencing how the the mythologic bird rises from the ashes. […]

Streets: World Roundup (Nov 1 – Nov 22)

It’s been quite a while since our last Streets: World Roundup feature, so here are some public works that you may have missed in the last several months. Leading things off is a piece by Os Gemeos at an undisclosed location that highlights the plight of the people affected by the catastrophic dam collapse that resulted in toxic mud flow destroying Bento Rodrigues region in Brazil due to the negligence of mining company Mariana MG. Other murals the caught our eye of late include Invader (Jersey City), […]

Rewind: Oct 26 – Nov 22

Leading off this latest Rewind feature is a 30 minute documentary on Banksy’s recent Dismaland project (covered). One of the hosts in the video is none other than one of our photographers and writers – Butterfly. Follow her as she walks through the “theme park” and watch the footage as she explains the different installations. Other notable videos include: Pussy Riot’s music video filmed at Banksy’s Dismaland. Jen Stark’s work for MTV and Miley Cyrus. JR joins Pharrell and Scott Vener on OTHERtone. Behind the scenes look […]

Overtime: Nov 16 – Nov 23

More stories from the week that ended Nov 23 (click on bolded words for more information): Images and information up for John Bock show at Regen Projects. RIP: Paul Laffoley, who died at the age of 75 after battle with congestive heart failure. RIP: Fabian Stech, who died after being shot at the Bataclan Theater in Paris. RIP: Alban Denuit, who died at the age of 32 after being shot at the Bataclan Theater in Paris. LA Times writes about the closing of the Paris Photo fair […]

Streets: Shepard Fairey – “Earth Crisis” @ Eiffel Tower (Paris)

Earlier today, Shepard Fairey (featured) revealed his latest installation (arranged by Gallery Itinerrance) that he entitled Earth Crisis, a giant sphere suspended between the first and second floor of the Eiffel Tower. The piece meant to draw attention to the global environmental crisis will be on view from November 20-26th and is timed to coincide with the World Conference on climate change COP21. Shep further states – “My political stance on protecting the planet is driven by my concern for the quality of life for future generations. I’m not an […]