Earlier this week, Faith47 finished a mural in East Harlem on the corner of 103 Street and Madison Avenue entitled Estamos Todos Los Que Cabemos, a part of MonumentArt, presented by the La Marqueta Retoña initiative. The wall was painted as part of the project focused on the issue of immigration with the imagery of migratory birds chosen for the fact their their patterns ignore human borders on a map. The South African artist further states – “We forget that the dividing lines specifying countries were merely […]
More stories from the week that ended Oct 11 (click on bolded words for more information): Parker Ito part of Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris’s CO-WORKERS – Network as Artist show. RIP: Chantal Akerman, who died unexpectedly at the age of 65. RIP: Olga Hirshhorn, who died at the age of 95. RIP: Akram Raslan, who died of torture-related injuries at the hands of Syrian police. Images and information for Davida Nemeroff and JPW3 – FRYGUY up at Cooper Cole’s site. Helen Molesworth recalls the time she […]
Recently in Poland, Alexis Diaz (seen above), DALeast, and Borondo stopped by to paint some murals in the city of Lodz. Curated by Michał Bieżyński, the new works for Lodz Murals are a continuation of a public arts program for the third largest city in the country. City dwellers and online admirers will now be able to enjoy the detailed patchwork of Diaz, iconic kinetic wave from DAL, and the painterly skills of Borondo. Photo credit: Maciej Stempij.
Coming up on October 18th, Dabs Myla will be unveiling an ambitious exhibition in the stand-alone 1930 built Spanish Revival workplace building, located on the Modernica factory property in Los Angeles. The husband and wife duo will takeoff the entire space, interior and exterior, with their paintings, sculptures, installations and exclusive furnishings from limited-edition fiberglass shell chairs and hand painted ceramics to custom-built lighting installations. Stay tuned for more details as there will be a public reception planned. Photo credit: @kingstonphoto. Discuss Dabs Myla here.
After highlighting the mural from DALeast (interviewed) for No Limit Borås in Sweden, we now have a recap of the other works created by the invited artists ranging from painted walls to sculpture to 3D sidewalk art. The city of Borås witnessed Tristan Eaton, Logan Hicks, Pichi&Avo, Joe Iurato, Dulk, INTI, Laurence Vallières, Curiot, Robert Proch (seen above), and David Zinn getting their art on and we have photos of the results below.
Recently, we shared with you a mural that D*Face (interviewed) completed for the Unexpected public arts event in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Curated by Just Kids, artists Vhils, Roa (seen above), Maser, Ana Maria, Bicicleta Sem Freio and Askew were also invited in to paint walls in the former real western town’s downtown area. Take a look below at some photos, which also includes another piece from D*Face.
More stories from the week that ended Oct 4 (click on bolded words for more information): Mousse looks at Michael Manning’s latest show. RIP: Antonio Ramos, 27, who was shot while working on commissioned mural intended to reduce violence. RIP: Leonid Nikolayev of Voina, who died at the age of 31 in a timber cutting accident. RIP: Alan Moore, who died at the age of 101. RIP: Ionel Talpazan, who died at the age of 60 due to complications of a stroke and advanced diabetes. RIP: Sebastiano Magnanini, art thief […]
Last week, Urban Nation curated an event in Reykjavic in association with the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival where participants were paired with an audio artist who provided the visual artist with a song, a title, a poem, a quote or a book that greatly influenced their work. The series of works was entitled Wall Poetry and featured the works of D*Face, Elle, Evoca1, Tankpetrol, Cara, Ernest Zacharevic, Telmomiel, and DeihXLF (seen here) near venues where the bands will be playing during the festival from November 4-8 in Iceland’s capital. For his part, DEIH […]
It’s been seven years since the Goldman family reopened the mural spot that Keith Haring worked his magic at on the corner of Bowery & Houston St. in Manhattan’s Lower East Side/Chinatown area. Since then, an explosion of great art can be seen in street by all who come to the Big Apple. RETNA, Kenny Scharf, Barry McGee, Shepard Fairey, AIKO, Os Gemeos, JR, Keith Haring, CRASH, Faile, How & NOSM, REVOK/POSE, Swoon, Maya Hayak, and Ron English have all taken aim to arrest motion at the iconic location. The one […]
After a successful first event in 2014 (covered), the public arts program No Limit Borås in Sweden is back this year with a stellar list of artist. Chinese artist DALeast (interviewed) was one of the people invited to paint in the city of Borås, an opportunity he took to paint one of his expansive bird murals. Created with his signature kinetic brushstrokes, the piece was painted expertly over multiple separated walls on the same building leading to a unique effect when viewed from different angles. Other participants include Tristan Eaton, […]
Recently, LNY (Lunar New Year) completed a stunning new mural for the city of Newark’s Model Neighborhood Initiative project at 258 Jelliff Ave. Inspired by what writer Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote to his son in Between the World and Me, the wall is entitled The Reflective Black Body. Coates writes – “I tell you now that the question of how one should live within a black body, within a country lost in the Dream, is the question of my life, and the pursuit of this question, I have found, […]
Returning to Boston for the third and final piece in a series of public works on the tallest building in the city, JR (interviewed) decided place his new work on the 44th to 50th floor. Standing at 150 feet tall and 86 feet wide, the piece is the tallest work ever envisioned by the French photograffeur. Started without much fanfare, the piece at former John Hancock tower developed over several days as residents of Beantown speculated on the artist behind it all. The mysterious figure of the anonymous […]