After updating you on Vhils’ activities in Hong Kong last month, we now have news for fans in the States as he recently completed a project in Philadelphia. Set between 13th and Juniper Street, the mural started with historic photographs of the city (from the Temple University Urban Archives) wheatpasted to the wall and then covered with a layer of white paper. The Portugal-based artist then proceeded to use his tear technique to form a portrait as the underlying layers are revealed. Photo credit: RJ Rushmore & Steve Weinik. […]
Category Archives: Seen on Streets
Ukrainian muralists Waone and AEC, known as Interesni Kazki, recently finished another mural in an old town of Vodnjan, Croatia, for the Boombarstick Festival. AEC already created a mural couple of months ago over there, as an opening piece for the upcoming festival. Only few weeks after finishing their Lisbon mural, and releasing their first ever print edition, both artists arrived to Croatia to work on an even more complex piece. For seven days straight, the duo worked long days in the scorching Mediterranean sun, […]
Prior to his Hampton’s SEAFOAM exhibtiion with Eric Firestone Gallery, Brooklyn-based artist Bäst visited Milan for a little bit of work with fashion heavyweight and icon Marc Jacobs. A long-time collaborator with the NYC fashion maven, Bäst trekked Italy to spread his own version of American street art across arguable one of the most notable fashion-forward cities in the world. Bäst then went outside-in to install a beautiful mural in the Marc Jacobs showroom. Discuss Bäst here.
British artist and illustrator Phlegm recently visited Croatia. He worked on a new mural in the medieval town of Vodnjan, on occasion of the Boombarstick festival, alongside other street artists from all over Europe. The artist was painting a lovely front wall of a former church, which later became a cinema, and created an interesting architectural piece for it. He created a multi-dimensional tower/staircase, that nicely incorporates the existing elements on the wall he was working on, while blending it with its surroundings. While he used […]
In part one of our behind the scenes coverage on the creative process of the new mural, we showed you the relentless work ethic of both Revok and POSE. It was interesting to see the first time two artists with different approaches were tasked with creating a work of art on display for the people of New York at the historic Bowery & Houston wall. Taking over six days, this piece was finally completed and it turned out wonderful as the text concept and end product reflected […]
After bringing you photos of the work Brad Downey and Sam3 put in for the Public Art project (co-curated by Henrik Haven) in Horsens, Denmark, we now want to share with you what Escif painted for the event. The Spanish muralist created three pieces – How to survive Horsens (the large wall seen above with characters practicing self-defense, a nod to the town’s bad reputation which is slowly improving with its strong focus on art & culture), Baruck Pizza (a clever piece that mimics the pizza restaurant right next […]
Amongst ten artists around the world that got commissioned to present their vision for DKNY Artworks, the New York based How & Nosm took on the daunting task of working on the fashion giant’s home court. Entitled I Just Called To Say, the piece the brothers created helped highlight the iconic DKNY logo on a series of billboards on the corner of 48th Street & 7th Ave. It seems like How & Nosm are hitting their stride since creating an impressive mural at the iconic Bowery & […]
After returning from Denmark where he worked on several murals and a solo exhibition, El Mac recently took time to paint a wall in Little Armenia. Arranged for by FX, the new piece will help promote their series, The Bridge, for several months before reverting to another beautiful addition to the urban landscape in Los Angeles. Take a look at more shots we took for you to enjoy below… Discuss El Mac here.
AM took some time to catch up with artists Revok and POSE (pictured above) as they were next to tackle that monster wall on the corner of Bowery & Houston. Following in the footsteps of many notable artists such as RETNA, Kenny Scharf, Barry McGee, Shepard Fairey, AIKO, Os Gemeos, JR, Keith Haring, CRASH and Faile, the two members of the MSK crew accepted this hefty project at the historic mural location, but took a little bit of a different approach. Over the course of six days, the […]
Rostarr (featured) was recently invited to participate in the Open Canvas intiative put on by Absolut in Brooklyn. The New York-based artist, who only recently exhibited at the local branch of the Opera Gallery (covered), joined twenty other participants as they transformed North 6th street in Williamsburg through the project. The next phase will take place in San Francisco later this summer, but for now, check out more photos of Romon and his calligraphy in action. Photo credit: Richard Maitland. Discuss Rostarr here.