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From the 26th of March until the 10th of April, the Belgian coastal city of Ostend hosted The Crystal Ship festival on its streets. Better known for their beer festival, the town instead gifted their public space to world-renowned artists to create works through the city. Besides the pieces we have already shared with you from ROA & 1010, seen here are also large scale murals on large facades (Fintan Magee, Cyrcle, Agostino Iacurci, Franco Fasoli, Faith 47, Elian, Pixel Pancho), murals on industrial buildings (Guido Van Helten), a piece on […]
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Guido van Helten recently visited a restricted area in Ukraine and painted a mural inside disused and unfinished Chernobyl Reactor 5. As a part of the ongoing ArtUnitedUs project, curated by Geo Leros, Iryna Kanishcheva, Waone Interesni Kazki, and Ilya Sagaidak, the work commemorates the 30th anniversary of the world’s biggest nuclear catastrophe that happened on April 26, 1986. Known for massive photo realistic figurative murals, the Australian artist re-created a photograph taken by renowned photojournalist Igor Kostin during the disaster. Being the first to document the consequences of […]
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After a look at what ROA painted for the Crystal Ship Festival on the streets of Ostend, we now can share some photos of 1010 at work for the event. The German artist painted his signature patterns on these side of a structure, providing a striking contrast to the drab building with this optical illusion. Take a look are more photos below at the details and get ready for more coverage of other artists and what they created for their fans in Belgium. Photo credit: Henrik Haven. Discuss 1010 here.
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More stories from the week that ended April 24 (click on bolded words for more information): NY Mag visits Vito Schnabel’s apartment. They also tour Adelaide de Menil’s place. RIP: Richard Smith, who passed away at the age of 84. RIP: Huang Zhuan, who passed away at the age of 58 after a battle with cancer. Picasso works among those stolen from the corporate collection of Portigon AG. Wilma “Billie” Tisch realizes after several years that her $1mil. Picasso is missing and being sold in Fl gallery. Bankruptcy […]
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As previously reported, Os Gemeos recently spent some time in Milan, working on the first intervention in a new program by Pirelli’s HangarBicocca – Outside the Cube. Curated by Cedar Lewisohn, this project is dedicated to street art and related forms of art connected to the urban setting and public contexts, and the twins had the honor to open it with a large mural installation entitled Efêmero (ephemeral). Aside from their undisputed graffiti and fine art world reputation, the Brazilian artists have been steadily confirming their mural art cred with […]
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After spending months locked in his Barcelona studio working on an upcoming London solo show, Pejac recently flew to Middle East to create more thought provoking work. Always ready to tackle sensitive subjects in a subtle yet powerful way, his first stop was Al-Hussein, a Palestinian refugee camp in Amman, Jordan. Originally established back in 1948 as a result of the Arab-Israeli war, the camp provided shelter to the refugees who fled or were expelled during the Palestinian exodus. Almost 70 year since its opening, […]
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More stories from the week that ended April 17 (click on bolded words for more information): Greg Parma Smith’s show at David Lewis is a Artforum Critic’s Pick. RIP: Malick Sidibé, who passed away at the age of 80. RIP: Julie Becker, who passed away at the age of 44. Siyuan Zhao, who stabbed a Art Basel Miami Beach fairgoer, pleads guilty to attempted murder. Swiss prosecutors raid storage facility in Geneva in search of disputed Modigliani painting. Bloomberg reveals that the painting has been confiscated. Institut Restellini identifies […]
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After sharing with you the public installation from Vhils (filmed) inspired by the neon lights of Hong Kong as well as a look at his indoor showing at the HOCA Foundation, it’s now time to touch on the final part of our coverage. While visiting the Asian city-state, the Portuguese street artist naturally also created public art for his fans to enjoy. Along with highlighting his versatility with his various signature techniques, Vhils also carved out imagery with layers of posters on the side of one of the iconic trams of HK. […]
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INO recently painted this large mural titled Snowblind in his hometown of Athens. Commissioned for the Public Information Campaign for Hepatitis C, the street artist produced a large figurative piece in his signature black & white style. Working without projectors and using his own mapping system, the Greek artist painted a faceless man blinded with the pursuit of money. By adding a light blue section in the shape of the human liver, INO is addressing the fact that 200,000 Greeks suffer from hepatitis C, but only 4% know it. Using a […]
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After collaborating with JR (interviewed) in Paris on some meaningful pieces (covered), Os Gemeos traveled to Milan to paint the inaugural mural for the “Outside the Cube” project. Taking advantage of the shape of the Pirelli HangarBicocca building where trains were built in the twentieth century, as well as referencing from the close proximity of railway lines running parallel to the site, the two brothers decided to paint one of their iconic yellow-skinned characters hanging from the back of a subway car. Entitled Efêmero, the almost finished multi-story high […]
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The Brazilian brothers Os Gemeos are currently in Europe, working on a couple of different projects. Their first stop was in Paris where they collaborated with a long time friend and fellow artist/photographer, JR (interviewed), creating an installation in the tunnels of the Palais de Tokyo. During their stay at the French capital, the twins spent three days creating works for the ongoing Lasco Project curated by Hugo Vitrani. Similar to their NYC collaborations a few months ago (covered), once again they mixed JR’s photography -based pasteups with their signature yellow characters, producing […]
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More stories from the week that ended April 10 (click on bolded words for more information): Hyperallergic reviews Jessi Reaves and Sophie Stone’s show at Del Vaz Projects. RIP: Tony Conrad, who passed away at the age of 76 due to pneumonia. Group of artists, scientists and politicians call for British Museum to drop BP sponsorship. Edinburgh International Festival no longer sponsored by BP. Donald Trump’s art collection actually consists of fakes? Dmitri Rybolovlev’s divorce from wife shows how he used offshore shelters to hide his assets, such as art. […]
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