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Streets: Banksy – Basquiat Tribute Pieces (London)

With the imminent opening of the first large-scale exhibition in the UK of the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat scheduled for the 21st, a couple Banksy pieces have shown up near the venue overnight. On his Instagram account, Banksy noted the irony of the Barbican, “a place that is normally very keen to clean any graffiti from its walls”, hosting the work of the legendary graffiti artist. The main piece, what we like to call “SAMO Stop & Search” if you will, has been done with stencil spraypaint, freehand spraypaint and oil […]

Streets: JR Installation @ US-Mexico Border Fence

Recently in Tecate, at the US-Mexico border fence, JR (interviewed) has installed a provocative new project featuring a Mexican boy peering over the barrier. Best viewed from the US side, the new work towering over 70 feet utilizes the scaffolding technique he introduced at the recent Olympics in Brazil (covered) and deals wth a topic the French photograffeur often touches on – immigrants and refugees. He states – “People will always migrate. When we built walls, people built tunnels. When we closed places, they went by the water. The […]

Nuart 2017 / Murals (Part II)

We’re wrapping our reporting from Nuart festival 2017 with the 2nd part of the recap of all the public works created through Stavanger for this year’s event. These pieces make it obvious that Nuart decided to challenge the common idea of “street art” by inviting both the veterans as well as young blood, in order to present a diversity of possibilities and approaches when creating public art. One of the artists that definitely pushed that idea far beyond what’s familiar was Igor Ponosov with his Too […]

Streets: INO (Ibiza)

Ino was recently back to Ibiza for the 7th edition of the local Bloop festival. After his Funk the Power piece from last year got buffed by the city council of San Antoni, Greek artist came back to create another piece @ the festival’s new location. Melting Earth is the title of a new piece that carries a pretty straight forward message about the environmental issue of global warming. With the recent US political climate shifting towards ignoring the warnings of experts, Ino decided to […]

Streets: Ricky Lee Gordon, Stavanger

The biggest and arguably the most important outdoor piece of Nuart festival 2017 was the 4 story mural painted by Ricky Lee Gordon. For this large scale diptych the festival joined forces with Amnesty International, helping them spread the word about their Brave campaign. Through this campaign Amnesty is helping people that are taking enormous risks to stand up for our rights. As stated at the press conference held after the completion of the mural, it is important for these people to reach the wider audience with […]

Nuart 2017 / Murals (Part I)

Last week marked the 17th edition of world renowned Nuart Festival and AM was there to witness the making and the official reveal of the works created or installed. Matching festival’s ongoing efforts to use the public space as the platform for interaction and play, as well as the channel to speak up, this year’s edition produced some of the most original and thought-provoking pieces to date. Australian-born artist Ian Strange created a series of billboard takeovers, displaying his paintings created on found photos of […]

Streets: Nuart 2017 (Part I)

For their 17th edition Nuart festival took a significant and brave step away from producing an ordinary street art festival that results in series of beautifully colored facades. This year they’ve invited a carefully selected group of international artists and activists working in the public domain, more focused on using the public space to speak out, rather than “exhibit”. After 17 years of building a platform for network of artists, academics, journalists and other professionals surrounding the street art practice, as well as creating one […]

Recap: POW! WOW! Long Beach 2017

Following up on the last two POW! WOW! Long Beach events (see 2015, 2016), this year’s gathering featured music, culinary delights, merchandise, and of course art for attendees to enjoy. Participants this year include Mike Giant, Kevin Lyons, Andrew Schoultz, The Draculas, Adele Renault, Tatiana Suarez, Niels Shoe Mailman, Ryan Milner, Dave Van Patten, Dulk, Yoskay Yamamoto, Noelle Martinez, Bodeck Hernandez, Ezra One, TRAV MSK (seen above), Mina Hamada, Bryan “Blue”, Nate Frizzell, Nosego, Apex, and Sparc. Check out the photos and video below documenting all the recent […]

Streets: Bezt (Poland)

After many international projects and murals, Bezt from Etam Cru recently got a chance to paint a mural in his homeland. The result is this peaceful yet intriguing piece titled Blue Monday in Bielsko Biała, in the south of Poland. Choosing a very limited color palette, mostly consisting of different shades of blues and purples, the Polish artist painted this four story tall image of a woman carrying a lush flower pot for the “oBBraz miasta # 4” project organized by the Bielska Gallery Foundation and Bielsko BWA Gallery. […]

Streets: Upfest 2017 (Bristol)

Last weekend saw 250 artists and an estimated 40,000 members of the public descend on Bristol’s Southville and Bedminster neighborhoods for Upfest. The event has grown into the largest annual painting festival in Europe since its inception in 2008 and this year’s installment included large-scale murals by Kobra, Eelus and Jody Thomas. Will Barras and Xenz collaborated on a new wall which is teeming with detail that draws the eye in and holds the viewer’s attention; utopian landscapes and opalescent butterflies are intertwined with timeless cosmonauts and […]
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