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The second edition of POW! WOW! Long Beach is underway with artists painting in the streets as well as inside the Long Beach Museum of Art for the upcoming Vitality & Verve: In The Third Dimension show (covered). Here’s a look at some of the public art going up before our eyes (map here) featuring some of this year’s participants including Andrew Hem, Cinta Vidal, Ernest Zacharevic (seen above), Felipe Pantone, Hula, Pantonio, Sarah Joncas, and Yoskay Yamamoto (see full list here). Photo credit: @bshigeta. Discuss POW! WOW! Long Beach here.
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Italian artist and activist Blu visited Slovenia last month in order to support the efforts of the local Rog Factory (Tovarna Rog) squat in their fight against the municipality of Ljubljana. During his stay, the street artist painted a strong piece depicting a gun created out of different tools, instruments and equipment used by the squatters, symbolizing their strength in their fight against the capital. This old bicycle factory has been abandoned since the downfall of Yugoslavia until 2006. For the last decade, it served as […]
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Over the last week, artists from around the world gathered in Arnhem in the Netherlands for third World Street Painting Festival. With the theme of the Olympics in mind, artists Leon Keer, Tracy Lee Stum, Adry del Rocio and Carlos Alberto, Vera Bugatti, Luigi Legno, Remko van Schaik, Tomoteru Saito, Gregor Wosik, Eduardo Relero, Ruben Poncia, Alex Maksiov, David ter Horst, Maureen Kolhoff, Jena Fiers, Marianne Schokkenbroek got to work on their anamorphic three dimensional street paintings – chalk in hand. As you can see […]
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Recently during the Rock Werchter Festival of Belgium, Deih was invited to paint some stacked metal storage containers for the North West Walls event. Working well with the unique painting surface, the Spanish street artist chose to create some of his signature otherworldly comic-inspired imagery with an upside down character. He further explains his piece – “We, humans, only can watch at Cosmos’ face trapped by our limit´s perception. We will follow trying to understand it although I think we are not able to think […]
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It’s been quite some time since our last Streets World Roundup feature so now’s as good a time as ever to review some of the street art around the world that you may have missed in the last few months. Leading things off is a mural entitled Trumpty Dumpty that Ron English (featured) recently painted with the help of the Bushwick Collective, Mana Urban Arts, and Jonathan LeVine Gallery that make his political views clear. Other notable work come from Shok-1 (UK), Mobstr (UK), El Mac (Morocco), […]
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More stories from the week that ended July 10 (click on bolded words for more information): Dread Scott updates historic protest flag and installs it outside of Jack Shainman Gallery. RIP: Elyse Grinstein, who passed away at the age of 87. RIP: Abbas Kiarostami, who passed away at the age of 76, after being diagnosed with gastrointestinal disease. RIP: Dave Heath, who passed away on his 85th birthday after a fall. The demise of Artlist. Tracy Williams, Ltd. closes gallery space. Brooklyn Museum closed for the weekend due […]
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Back for a second year, POW! WOW! Long Beach 2016 will be kicking off soon, running from July 11-17. Painting larger and more walls this year in the Southern California beach city, this year’s event will feature murals from 123Klan, Aaron Li-Hill, Andrew Hem, Brendan Monroe, Cinta Vidal, Dave Van Patten, Defer, Dragon76, Edwin Ushiro, Ernest Zacharevic, Evah Fan, Felipe Pantone, Gail Werner, Gary Musgrave, Hitozuki, Hula, James Molina, James Haunt, Jeff McMillan, Kaplan Bunce, Karshink, Mr44, OG23, OG Slick, Pantonio, Sarah Joncas, Sket One, Telmo […]
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Moving a lot around Europe lately, Rustam Qbic recently visited the Italian city of Ravenna where he painted his contribution to the Subsidenze Street Art Festival. Working three long days in the warm Italian sun, the Kazan artist quickly finished this new piece titled Immigration. Measuring 15m x 5m, this wall is a nice example of the symbolic surrealistic images that Qbic has been painting around the globe. Matching his color palette with the tones of the surrounding buildings, this dreamy mural beautifully blends with its surrounding. Depicting a […]
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After seeing her wall mural painted for Guzzo Club in Barcelona, we have wondered how Cinta Vidal’s work would translate to the streets. With her recent series of experimental pieces with her friend Uriginal on the streets of her hometown, fans of her work now have an idea. The collaboration blends in nicely Vidal’s law of physics defying architectural imagery with Uriginal’s portraiture. Also, for those in the SoCal, Vidal will be painting a wall for the upcoming Vitality & Verve: In the Third Dimension show at the Long […]
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In May, we shared with you the amazing takeover by JR (interviewed) at the famous Louvre in Paris where he pasted over the iconic pyramid using photographs of the surrounding structures. Looking at the right angle, it appeared that the pyramid in the main courtyard “disappears” from sight. Who better to collaborate with next in an inception-like project than with China’s disappearing man – Liu Bolin? With both the French and Chinese artist painted over, the two friends (see 2012 collaboration) blended in with the already camoflauged pyramid behind them. This intriguing […]
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It’s been a few months since our last Rewind feature, but with POW! WOW! Long Beach set to start soon (more on this later), we thought now was a good time to share with you the good times that were had at the main event in Hawaii earlier this year. Take a look at the footage below as well as some other other notable videos… Mel Kadel’s work animated. Art Basel Unlimited. Martin Creed discusses his show at The Park Avenue Armory. Doug Aitken: “Electric […]
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More stories from the week that ended July 3 (click on bolded words for more information): Sui Park creates sea creature sculptures using cable ties. RIP: Kenworth Moffett, who passed away at the age of 81, due to complications of heart disease. RIP: Peter J. Amdam. RIP: Lisa Liebmann, who passed away at the age of 61. RIP: Ben Patterson, who passed away at the age of 82. RIP: Wellington Ward, who passed away at the age of 81. Isil destroys Temple of Nabu in the Assyrian city of Nimrud in northern […]
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