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POW! WOW! ’14 / Streets: Know Hope

American-born and Tel Aviv-based artist, Know Hope, is one of the artists taking part in this year’s Pow! Wow! Hawaii event in Honolulu. Although he originally planned on working on several smaller, hidden pieces in the alleys of the Kaka’ako area, the artist just finished this large mural on a side wall of a local carshop. With his minimalist style, very basic color palette, and recognizable imagery, he created this lovely piece of public art. Known for his emotive work and combining lyrics along with […]
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Streets: Maya Hayuk – Bowery & Houston Mural (Part I)

While New Yorker’s have been hunkering down with the recent cold spell, Maya Hayuk has been doing the opposite while working at the high profile corner of Bowery and Houston. Taking time to step back and analyze her work every now and then, the Brooklyn-based artist creates her vibrant patterns based on her ideas on color theory. The new mural will make a welcome distraction from the dreary winter for NYC art lovers. Stop by for a look yourself if you can, and make sure […]
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Streets: Invader (Hong Kong) – Part II

After sharing some shots of the invasion of Hong Kong by tilemaster Invader last month, here are now some more documentation of his work in the streets for you to peruse. The French legend has now glued a total of 48 new pieces of his signature 8-bit imagery up in multiple locations, some in the most visible and busy spots in the Chinese metropolis. Take a look at more photos below culled from his Instagram. Discuss Invader here.
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Streets: Waone (Interesni Kazki) in India

Waone, a member of Interesni Kazki (interviewed) together with AEC, recently spent some time in the South India. Known for his love for travels and appreciating ancient cultures and traditions, the Ukrainian artist left an unusual mark in this remote part of the world. The mural he created is not as nearly as big or complex as the other walls we’re used to seeing  from this duo, but the message behind it is very powerful. Titled Time For Change, this mural is strongly affected by the worrying […]
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Openings: JR x New York City Ballet (Part I)

Last week, AM attended the New York City Ballet (NYCB) to catch the premiere of the next exhibition in their artist series, this time featuring JR. The French “photograffeur” took the opportunity to transform the Lincoln Center with his imagery both inside and out. Utilizing numerous photo sessions with NYCB’s dancers, JR was able to add a new wrinkle to the storied performance troupe’s performances. First, JR wheatpasted the large glass front facade of the building with the graceful feet of the ballet. Once inside, an exhibition of his […]
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Streets: Gaia (Baltimore)

Last week, South West Baltimore saw a new mural go up from Gaia on McHenry Street honoring the late Nelson Mandela. Entitled Kurema, Kureba, Kwiga, the piece was painted in solidarity with the Colour Ikamva project in Rwanda and Martha Cooper’s (interviewed) Sowebo/Soweto documentation. More photos below… Discuss Gaia here.
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Streets: Ernest Zacharevic (Malaysia) – Part II

After bringing you some photos of the exhibitions and installations Ernest Zacharevic put on display in Malaysia for his fans last week, we now have shots of the murals he created around the compound. Often taking advantage of architectural elements as well as using three-dimensional supplements to his street pieces, the Lithuanian artist has transformed the Old Hin Bus Depot into an immersive art experience. Photo credit: Henrik Haven. Discuss Ernest Zacharevic here.
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Streets: Invader (Hong Kong)

After hitting the slopes earlier this month in the Swiss Alps so spread his signature imagery to the great outdoors, Invader has traveled to one of the densely populated places in the world. Hitting the streets of Hong Kong has its own set of problems, as fellow French artist Zevs discovered in 2009. It looks like Invader had a more successful run including debuting some new work including site-appropriate references to Kung Fu Master and Hong Kong Phooey. Discuss Invader here.
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Streets: Ernest Zacharevic (Malaysia) – Part I

Currently, street muralist Ernest Zacharevic is in Malaysia prepping for his show, Art Is Rubbish Is Art, opening later this week (January 17th) at the Hin Company Bus Depot, a now disused building along Brick Kiln Road, in George Town, Penang. Along with original works, he has of course has been hard at work painting walls inside and around the complex in his whimsical style that often incorporates three dimensional elements. Take a look at these initial progress shots and stay locked to AM as we will be bringing you […]
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Streets: Escif (Spain)

Spanish artist Escif recently did a whole series of new street murals titled Fast Food Is Not a Crime on the streets of his hometown, Valencia. Known for his simple imagery, and use of colors that blend with the surroundings, these 4 pieces show the most recognizable fast food meals out there – hamburgers, hot-dogs, fries and pizza. The images are shown along with a simple line of text which is another trademark of his. Coming from a country with a rich culinary history, these […]