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Moniker Projects and Create teamed up a couple of months ago for Living Walls, a public arts programme for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. The main idea behind this complex project was to create and cover aprox 2.5 km of the fence around the park with world class street art and installations. After their first part of the undertaking titled Your Ad Here, which was completed at the end of April 2014, the team continued by commissioning four artists to created their take on this unique […]
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More stories from the week that ended Sept 14 (click on bolded words for more information): Images from Alex Becerra exhibition at LTD Projects. RIP: Emilio Botín, who died of a heart attack at the age of 79. Man sues after fiancée dies when portion of a stone gargoyle falls from church’s façade, hitting and killing her. Arnold Schwarzenegger has image of Maria Shriver painted over in his portrait by Gottfried Helnwein. Arnold L. Lehman plans to retire next year from his position as director […]
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UK-based artist Phlegm has just finished an outdoor installation (which will be on display until September 28) at the Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden. We had the opportunity to follow the him as he worked at the piazza entrance for the Festival of Myth, part of a project curated by Minna Moore Ede of the National Gallery and the Royal Ballet. Influenced by the Greek myths Prometheus & Leda and the Swan, cut out wooden panels build an imposing sculptural fortress that stands tall where Phlegm’s signature […]
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New York-based french artist WK Interact recently collaborated on a project with Major League Baseball’s New York Mets and Citibank. Utilizing his signature motion motif, WK takes the star players from the team and reinterprets their competitiveness for their fans in the Big Apple. Up for view both above and below in the ground, look for this artwork along the whole block in Times Square and in the 34th Street subway station. Discuss WK Interact here.
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Mary Iverson; photo credit Brendan Monroe.
After bringing you photos last month of the impressive collaborative mural from Brendan Monroe (interviewed) and Souther Salazar, we now have a recap  for the rest of the Forest For The Trees (FFTT) event. Most of the artists for this year have already left their mark in Portland for the nonprofit public mural project including Mary Iverson (seen above). Take a look at the rest of the walls below as well as some videos…
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The Dutch city of Heerlen in the southernmost province of Limburg recently rounded up their 2nd edition of Heerlen Murals Project. The idea of this ongoing project is to bring life and fresh energy to the streets and the daily life of the city. Heerlen experienced a strong hit to the economy since the closing of a coal mine back in the 60’s, and through programmes such as this one, it is slowly getting a new, positive and recognizable image. By bringing world class street art onto its facades and streets, […]
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The Swedish city of Boras recently hosted a street art event between the 4th and 7th of September. Inviting some recognizable names from the street art world, the organizers of the No Limit Boras Festival were aiming to turn the city’s public space into an outdoor exhibition. Following the worldwide trend of inviting street artists to beautify dull urban facades, this event in a way opposes the strict “zero tolerance” policy that’s in effect all around the country. We recently received these photos of the finished murals by Kobra from Brazil […]
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After sharing photos with you from Turkey just at the end of last month from the Pera Museum, we bring you back to Istanbul for another event that you may be interested in. The Meeting of Allstars aims to get together world famous graffiti artists and local writers to paint together and celebrate the art of urban calligraphy. One of the standout walls will surely be this collaboration between the Los Angeles-based SABER (interviewed) and Australia’s Vans the Omega. Head over to the event’s website for more […]
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For our latest Rewind feature, we draw your attention to a video interview with the Brooklyn-based Zaria Forman. Watch footage from her studio as she works as well as talk about balance between showing the beauty of the ocean balanced with the negative effects of climate change, the influence of her mother, and other subjects. Other notable videos include: Vogue Taiwan puts together a film featuring Gary Baseman’s exhibition at MOCA Taipei. Hippopothames by Florentijn Hofman. Exhibition walk-through of Gagosian Gallery’s CLEAR exhibition. Mona Kuhn […]
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More stories from the week that ended Sept 7 (click on bolded words for more information): Totally Thames launches Florentijn Hofman’s first-ever UK commission, HippopoThames. RIP: Thawan Duchanee, who died at the age of 74 due to hepatitis. RIP: Lida Moser, who died at the age of 93. Three charged in the murder of Bilal Berreni, aka Zoo Project, in Detroit. Robert Rauschenberg’s Collection assists in solving decades-old murder case. Thoma Vuille, aka M. Chat, on trial for graffiti, but has much support. Public art has been […]
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We’ve been enthusiastically watching the work of Casey Gray over a number of years, since we first came across his work back in 2009 during Basel Week in Miami. To say his work has progressed since his early stencil compositions is an understatement. Using aerosol paint as his one and only medium, Gray has shifted from the multicoloured stencil explosions we first saw from him through to a level of maturity we’ve not seen elsewhere from a stencil artist. Recent beach portraits and landscapes along with […]
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After roughly three weeks of intense work, Os Gemeos recently finished their new mural for the Vancouver Biennale (Part I, Part II). The six large silos they painted on Granville Island continues their ongoing series of large murals titled Giants, and is now officially their biggest one to date. Covering the entire 70-foot (21 metre) tall structure, this incredible piece of work is their contribution to Biennale’s strong connection with sculpture. For this non-profit public art project, Octavio and Gustavo Pandolfo have donated a month of their time, right after opening their recent solo […]
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