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Teaser / Streets: Mark Jenkins – “Living Layers” @ Wunderkammern

On the 17th of March, Wunderkammern in association with MACRO (Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma) will be presenting the first Italian solo exhibition by Mark Jenkins (interviewed), a continuation of the Living Layers project. This comes on the heels of his first solo in Germany (covered) in January and again will feature his skill with urban interventions and the reactions of the viewer to the unexpected. So, if you are on the streets of Rome, keep your eyes peeled for works from the American artist. Another look after […]

Video / Streets: ABOVE (Cape Town)

After going big on multiple walls (here, here, and here) during Art Basel Miami Week ahead of a sold out showing, ABOVE (interviewed) has surfaced in Cape Town with some new work. The prolific Bay Area-based artist’s latest wall is for Origin Wines, a South African winery that leads one of the largest Fairtrade projects globally. Entitled What Goes Up, the footage of it going up is a nice primer on one of ABOVE’s techniques – projection. Some photos after the jump…
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POW WOW ’12 / Streets: 123 Klan x Flying Fortress x Aaron De La Cruz x Slick

The ocean and the gnarly waves are some of the elements that are synonymous with the Hawaii islands and this year’s POW WOW made sure to make their mark on some water front property. The 123Klan, Slick, Flying Fortress and Aaron De La Cruz hit up the old derelict Fisherman’s Wharf with some marine-themed urban action to greet passerby’s. More photos after the jump…
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POW WOW ‘ 12 / Streets: Will Barras x Meggs x Mr. Jago x Angry Woebots x Phibs x Peap Tar

Continuing our look on the streets of Hawaii, the impact of POW WOW and the artists brought in from around the world on the industrial district of Kaka’ako is undeniable. This time we look at the building that houses former UFC champion BJ Penn’s gym. Artists hailing from Australia (Meggs & Phibs), Britain (Will Barras & Mr. Jago) and New Zealand (Peap Tar) collaborated along side Hawaiian artist Angry Woebots to create an impressive piece. Check out a more detailed looks after the jump.

Streets: Da Mental Vaporz (Melbourne)

We’ve been following the Da Mental Vaporz crew in Australia as they are currently showing at Rtist Gallery. Combining a patchwork of their different styles, the DMV crew consisting of Bom-K, Blo, Brusk, Dran, Gris1, ISO, Jaw, Kan, and Sowat just completed an imaginary bestiary on a four-storey building in the heart of Chinatown, making it the largest graffiti mural of Melbourne. More exclusive photos after the jump…

Streets: JR (Los Angeles) Part IV

Continuing to follow JR (featured) across Los Angeles in this early part of 2012 (covered here, here, and here), we now have images of his fourth mural in L.A. which features, for the first time, a portrait shot of not just one person, but rather a couple. Here we have photos of the entire process from beginning to end, as well as a closer look at JR behind the camera and at his diligent crew who have so far made this go around a memorable one. […]

Streets: JR (Los Angeles) Part III

As we continue to cover JR‘s current tour across the city of Angels, (here and here), we now have a new look at the latest mural put up by the French artist. Sitting in the heart of downtown, this mural was begun early Saturday morning and finished by the early afternoon. As usual, this is a can’t miss mural that almost feels like it’s staring back at you. Here we have exclusive pics and a closer look at the finished piece. More photos after the […]

Streets: JR (Los Angeles) Part II

Continuing with the coverage of JR ‘s work through out Los Angeles, here we have a look at the 2nd wall that he and his crew have finished. Organized by Daniel Salin, this new mural was begun by JR early in the morning and they finished later that night. Stay tuned for more coverage as JR moves across the City of Angels leaving his mark. More after the jump…

Streets: JR (Los Angeles) Part I

It’s been almost a year since French street artist, photographer, and TED Prize winner JR arrived in Los Angeles for his Wrinkles in the City campaign (covered here, here, & here). Well, now he’s returned to L.A. for another tour which will once again show why he’s one of the most important and unique artists working on the streets today. His first task for this new go around was to cover a building that sits near the intersections of Beverly and Sweetzer. As in previous work, […]

POW WOW ’12: Suitman

For this year’s POW WOW, we see the return of performance artist, Young Kim aka Suitman. The versatile man of many talents continued expanding his longstanding  suit-photography series which he also explored during last year’s Pow Wow. With all the portraits created from the attendees from the opening night a year ago, Suitman pasted up and hand-finished two site specific outdoor murals to be displayed in the neighborhood of Kaka’ako thus giving a “distinguished” face to the event’s name. Check out more after the jump.