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Nick Warner @ Violet Hour Chicago 03.16.12

Streets: Nick Walker (Chicago)

Recently, Nick Walker (interviewed) took a little trip across the pond to Chi-town hoping to spread a little Vandal love. With the weather finally cooperating Nick packed his freshly cut stencils and hit the streets of Chicago. His goal was to go big with his infamous character on the outside of Wicker Park night spot Violet Hour. Similar to his recent murals in Paris, Nick turned this mural up a notch with not only an explosion of colors, but also with the the intensity of the […]
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Streets: JR x Liu Bolin (Part II)

Yesterday, we gave you an inside look at the collaborative project between Liu Bolin and JR (featured). During the first part of the day, the French artist wheat-pasted up a beautiful photo mural of the Liu. Now, we get to see Chinese artist return the favor and camouflage JR into his own art with his signature touch. To accomplish this, JR changed into a custom outfit with specially marked grids, which helps “pixelate” the painted sections for Liu Bolin and his assistants to focus on. After quickly […]
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Streets: Hush (Melbourne)

After a showing in San Francisco at the beginning of this year, Hush (interviewed) has moved on to Melbourne to prepare for his next exhibition scheduled for May at the Metro Gallery. For fans down under, you can expect a body of work ranging from large paintings, one off screen prints on paper, wood cuts, 3D plastic drawings to sketches which will show an in-depth view into his working practices and techniques. For now, take a look at this latest piece the UK-based artist created for the […]

Streets: JR x Liu Bolin (Part I)

In preparation for his upcoming show at Eli Klein Fine Art, Beijing-based artist Liu Bolin was in town to once again hit up New York. This time, he collaborated on a unique project with his friend and fellow photographer JR (featured). AM was invited to catch this event where JR shot and created a mural of Bolin on the corner of Elizabeth & Spring St. The first part of the day JR & crew did what they do best and wheatpasted a photo of the Chinese artist front […]

Streets: Invader (Belgium)

We haven’t heard much from Monsieur Invader since he served up space waffles at a showing in London (covered) back in December. It seem though that the street tile specialist has been busy putting in work in Brussels recently plastering the walls with his pieces. As usual, he put a little local flavor into this invasion with references to the famous peeing statue that is a symbol for the city as well as some use of the Belgium colors. More looks after the jump…

Streets: World Roundup (March 12 – March 18)

As always, AM has more street work to share with you in this week’s Streets: World Roundup segment. Leading things off is this sweet new piece from Zilda (interviewed) in Naples that benefits from a great placement integrating a tree (the extra phallic graf helps keep things interesting as well). As always, the thoughtful French street artist draws his own pieces which are often influenced by classic master paintings (like the work of John Spencer-Stanhope Rodham) and translates them into paste ups. See his process […]

Streets: Bumblebee – “Somewhere I’d Rather Bee” (Los Angeles)

The latest mural by Bumblebee, part of his ongoing series highlighting the plight of children affected by homelessness, has gone up in Los Angeles.  Titled Somewhere I’d Rather Bee, it ostensibly depicts a boy playing in the streets, appearing to lounge away the day, just playing with his paper airplane.  However, the reality could be that the boy, laying on the side of the street,  is preoccupied with his imagination, dreaming about a place where his plane could possibly take him, away from his current […]

Streets: El Mac x Augustine Kofie (Los Angeles) – Part II

Last time we saw El Mac and Augustine Kofie (featured) collaborating, they were working on a mural in honor of DASH 2000 (covered), a former member of the UTI (Under The Influence) graffiti crew, who recently passed away due to cancer complications. Now, we finally have a look at the finished wall which now includes lettering and a final inscription by artist Plek, which overall creates a fitting memorial for their friend. The piece sits near the intersection of Vermont and 1st, near the heart of Los […]

Streets: Mark Jenkins – “Living Layers” @ Wunderkammern (Part II)

As you saw in our first teaser article, Mark Jenkins (interviewed) has been busy in Rome working the streets and preparing for his show at Wunderkammern opening this Saturday night, March 17th. This exhibition, Living Layers, will no doubt feature much of the work that has been popping up around the Italian city and leaves us excited to see what the opening holds. Take a look at the other pieces after the jump…

Streets: World Roundup (March 5 – March 11)

Starting off this week’s roundup is this new stencil from Bast seen on the streets of New York. This is the first we have shown you from him since his collaboration with Aiko at the end of last year. Other artists whose walls that caught our attention this week include Paul Insect (UK), M-City (Italy), Cranio (Brazil), Escif (Spain), ESPO x EINE (UK), LUDO (France), Pixel Pancho (UK), Know Hope (New York), and Maya Hayuk (Baltimore). See them all after the jump…