Just a couple weeks removed from the opening of his big solo show in New York (covered), Kenny Scharf was arrested for painting one of his signature characters illegally on the streets. He has since been released after spending 20 hours in two Brooklyn jails and will face charges of making graffiti and possession of a graffiti instrument. You can read all the juicy tidbits here, but this was an interesting quote – “Cops who arrested me were fans and wanted to talk about Exit Through The Gift […]
Category Archives: Seen on Streets
Renewing a collaboration (sans ROID & Askew) that bore good fruit in Hawaii (see the epic mural here) for the POW WOW event, Dabs Myla, 123Klan, and Slick met up in Los Angeles to paint another wall. Combining talents from Australia, Canada, and the US respectively, the team whose signature style mix so well got up at the Branded Arts Building. Take a closer look at the details as well as the crew in action in the photos below… Discuss Dabs Myla & 123Klan.
Jeff Soto (interviewed) has sent over a final photo of the mural (see Part I) he was working on with Maxx242 while they were in town for a presentation at Pictoplasma. The two decided on an owl, skull, and octopus themed piece for Berlin as well as some other miscellaneous action around town. Take a look at the photos below as well as some footage of the main mural. Discuss Jeff Soto here.
JR, who we interviewed several days ago, has been working hard this past week (see Part I), pasting new work all over the city of Berlin for his Wrinkles of the City project and show at Gallerie Henrik Springmann. Just over a week since the French street artist arrived, he leaves the city having produced 18 different pieces in just seven days. As usual, much of the placement is sublime. Here are some photos below that JR sent us of a few of the finished walls. Discuss JR here.
After recently working in different parts of India and South Africa, AEC (one half of Ukrainian street art duo Interesni Kazki) has now passed by Croatia, where he worked on a large scale acrylic painting titled Glad tidings in a small old town of Vodnjan. The mural was painted as an opening piece for the upcoming Boombarstick Festival that will be happening there this summer. Once again, an incredible imagination was showcased with another surreal image filled with imaginary, fairy tale characters, using a signature palette of bright colors along […]
It’s been a week since JR hit the streets of Berlin, working on almost twenty different walls around the city for his current project, Wrinkles of the City: Berlin, opening Wednesday night at Galerie Henrik Springmann. On day four, JR received a special visit from the elderly couple whose portrait is now pasted on the abandoned railway post office turned nightclub, Postbahnhof. The couple, now in their 80s, grabbed a brush and climbed the scaffolding to help with the pasting. Later, AM joined the French […]
Our roundup of street activity around the world returns this week headlined by a new piece from Invader. This spiderman themed piece in Paris was hidden behind scaffolding for two months but now has been revealed. More photos can be found on his blog here. Other notable walls come from Conor Harrington – London (source), Dome – Germany (source), Aakash Nihalani – New York (source), Levalet – Paris (source), Case – Amsterdam (source), AL – Bulgaria (source), Liliwenn – France, Ata Bozaci – Switzerland (source), Gaser […]
It looks like Jeff Soto (interviewed) is scratching his street art itch again (see Hawaii) with a new mural in Berlin, this time with his friend Maxx242. Bringing back the reoccurring owl that is seen in his work (like last year in Richmond), Soto will be combining his skills with his fellow Riverside-based artist friend Maxx242. The two are in town for Pictoplasma, which starts Saturday (April 13th) – so stop by if you are in town to hear them speak. Discuss Jeff Soto here.
French street artist and photographer JR is in Berlin this week, working on a new project that will span over 15 different buildings within the city limits. In conjunction with his Wrinkles of the City project, his new work will include portraits of elderly individuals who have, over time, witnessed and experienced the upheaval and transformation of the city of Berlin. One of the first pieces already completed shows a hand making a “West Side” symbol on a busy intersection in East Berlin. On April 17th […]
Last month, we shared some photos of a mural Liqen painted on the side of a wooden building while spending some time on the Ecuadorian Pacific coast. It looks like while passing through Cuyabeno, the Mexican street artist also got up on a similar structure with an armed monkey image. As usual, his surreal details are what makes his work stand out – take a closer look at the gun the primate is wielding. Discuss Liqen here.