Street collective Trustocorp recently unleashed a new bus stop campaign in their usual tongue-in-cheek manner. The urban interventions were installed at various benches up and down Los Angeles, even with one that mirrored the imagery of the piece they put in our Beverly Hills group show, City of Fire, a while back. Take a look at more work in the photos below… Discuss Trustocorp here.
After a big time collaboration with Os Gemeos, Spanish young gun Aryz has painted a solo mural for the Urban Forms Gallery event in Poland. This piece featuring his signature street still life leads off this weeks Streets: World Roundup. Other walls worth noting include pieces from C215 – Spain, Case – Ireland (source), Phlegm – Italy, Hyuro – France, Escif – France, Mark Jenkins – France (source), Pixel Pancho – Turkey, Dome – Turkey (source), Kofie, Part2ism, DERM, Remi/Rough & Poesia – UK (source), Inti […]
Leading things off this week is a video introducing the new Doggy Radio from Yoshitomo Nara. Limited to a run of 3,000 pieces (comes with metal dog tag with its unique edition number), the sculptural edition is a fully functional sound system including radio, Bluetooth, USB or auxiliary input capabilities. Also, with the twist of the nose, stroking under the chin, or touch of the collar, you can control various functions. Watch the video below for more details… Julian Schnabel puts on a masterclass (via Beautiful/Decay). Timelapse and insightful commentary from […]
British artist Ben Slow has painted a large mural of Ruth First in Nomzamo Park informal settlement in Orlando East, Soweto. Starting on National Heritage day, the 12 foot tall painting was completed in five days using ink and brush and spray paint. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the assassination of Ruth First by a letter bomb in Mozambique. The spot where the painting is located is only a few kilometres from Kliptown where in 1955 the Freedom Charter was adopted by the Congress […]
Overtime articles of the week: Damien Hirst reinterprets AK-47 using his spin technique. Sale proceeds benefit Peace One Day’s campaign. Molly Crabapple shares her experience on being arrested at Occupy Wall Street. Ilya Bolotowsky painting bought for $9.99 from a Goodwill store sells for $34,375 at Sotheby’s. $7 Flea-market Renoir allegedly was stolen from Baltimore Museum of Art. Auction is subsequently canceled. A painting thought to be by JMW Turner, which could be worth £20m, was purchased for just £3,700. Jeffrey Gundlach offers $200,000 reward […]
After heavy hitters like the Italians Blu & Ericailcane did their thing at the DesOrdes Creativas Festival in Spain, Mexico’s finest Liqen has traveled to the town of Ordes to make his own mark. Seemingly taking a page from the political and figurative work of Blu, Liqen has painted a beautifully rendered mural of a giant hand with a Shell logo ring sweeping their dirty laundry under the “rug.” Check the details below… Discuss Liqen here.
There seems to be a whole lot of muralising going on around the Futurism 2.0 exhibition we previewed earlier this week with a host of out-of-town artists in London for the show (which opens on Thursday 27th September) such as Joker aka Jerry Inscoe from Transcend. Keep your eyes peeled for more action in the coming days. This collaboration between Joker, Shok-1 and Remi Rough works particularly well, and was completed over the last 2 days.
After bringing you photos earlier of a wall Ericailcane painted for this year’s Fame Festival, we now have a look at a second mural from the Italian street maestro. Just this past weekend was the opening of the event, so fans who made the trek out to Grottaglie got to enjoy this piece in person. Take a closer look at him in action in the photos below as well as pics from other artists as well (here). Photo credit: Henrik Haven. Discuss Fame Festival here. Discuss Ericailcane here.
Fans of street art who happen to be movie buffs as well might want to check out the work of MadC. This new mural (46 x 20 feet) in Germany is her interpretation of Jurassic Park chock full of dinosaurs, prehistoric imagery, a superimposed urban environment, and thrown in for good measure some graffiti. She describes the new wall with this phrase from one of the characters from the films – Dr. Ian Malcolm – “once we are extinct, life will find a way.” If interested, […]
Earlier this morning, we gave you a heads up about SABER (interviewed) taking to the skies of New York CIty. Later at approximately 1:30pm he launched his aerial assault on the Big Apple. Utilizing five jets in precision formation, Saber again stated his mind and tagged the atmosphere with his words. Similar to his drop in Los Angeles, there were shout outs to Art Work Rebels (AWR) and Mad Society Kings (MSK), but this time the socially conscious writer used his own money and time to […]
Overtime stories of the week: First confirmed images (from 2001 in Mexico) of Banksy have been revealed. At MOCA, having five billionaires on its board isn’t enough to solve its problems. Ongoing issues plaguing The Power Plant in Toronto, as more turnover has occurred at the highest levels. Eli Broad may be angling to loan from MOCA’s art collection for his own museum. Mao Sugiyama, artist who cooked & served own genitals during performance, faces indecent exposure charge. Larry Gagosian misses crucial court appearance because […]
Recently, the Mexico-based Liqen travelled to Galicia, Spain to get some work in. One of the resulting murals was this stunning new piece featuring the legend of the white boar, with some of his signature surreal touches thrown in. What stood out for us was not must the detailed execution, but also the beautiful lush palette he utilized. Check out more detailed pics below… Discuss Liqen here.