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Last month, we shared with you something Titi Freak painted during the fifth annual ArtRua fair in Rio de Janeiro. Turns out, a member of the Da Mental Vaporz crew was also in town painting a much larger 25m high mural entitled You’ll Sweat Blood And Water. Created over four days by Brusk, the impressive wall featured a disintegrating fire extinguisher made up of graffiti letterforms. Take a look at more photos below… Discuss Da Mental Vaporz here.
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After sharing with you the first batch of murals for this year’s Forest For The Trees, here is now a look at some of the more recently finished walls for the event. Organizers Gage Hamilton and Matt Wagner of Hellion Gallery put together a strong roster for 2015 and these latest photos feature work from Andrew Hem (seen above), Gage Hamilton himself, Michael Reader, Michael Salter, as well as a collaboration between INSA & Zach Johnson on a “giffiti.” Check out some more photos below and see if you can locate them […]
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On Sunday, October 18th, Mana Contemporary in New Jersey officially opened their latest commissioned work to the public – a large-scale mural by How & Nosm. Titled At The Center of It All, the piece was finished only four days before its official reveal during the open house  event. The twin brothers and artist duo from NY stated that the image explores themes that they feel are universally common. This was done through the use of various visual elements familiar in their previous work. Subjects such as danger, aggression, […]
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More stories from the week that ended Oct 18 (click on bolded words for more information): Artsy visits Hayal Pozanti and covers her Sunday Art Fair presentation with Levy.Delval. RIP: Hilla Becher, who died at the age of 81. RIP: Paul Reed, who died at the age of 96 due to congestive heart failure. Diversity in the Arts study shows funding for African American & Latino nonprofit museums is bleak. Mexico’s missing 43 remembered and honored with art installations, murals, banners, and costumes. Ryan O’Neal sues Richard Bernard Francis over ownership […]
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Logan Hicks and Beau Stanton have been working diligently for their coming two person pop up show that opens tomorrow night at the Highline Loft in New York’s Chelsea art district. Curated by Lori Zimmer & Natalie Kates, the show entitled Calm Before the Storm takes inspiration from classic nautical superstition, flood myths, historic compositions of life changing events and even references the modern issue of rising waters of the world’s waterways. Both artists have created new paintings and multiples, along with a site-specific installation of […]
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Project 256 is a unique non-commercial campaign that launched several days ago in Paris. By combining street art and digital technology, the innovative project aims to ease some of the suffering of people that call those same streets their home. The concept of this campaign is based on creating a portrait of a homeless person in the public space. The artist then adds a unique QR code next to the work, which leads to a video of an interview with the homeless person as well as […]
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Murals In The Market
Last month, as part of the Murals In the Market festival, Luke Chueh (interviewed) painted a rare public arts mural in Detroit’s Eastern Market. The Los Angeles-based painter decided to go with an image inspired by his thoughts of the Motor City as being the home of house music and DJ culture as we know it. For fans of Chueh’s sad bear series of works, The Soundtrack (To My Life) is certainly instantly recognizable and striking in large scale form. Featured artists also include: 2501, Askew, Beau Stanton, Brian Lacey, Denial, Ellen […]
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Earlier this month, this year’s Scotiabank Nuit Blanche opened up to the public in Toronto. One of the participating artists this year is French photogapher JR (interviewed) with several projects to engage his fans in Canada. One of these is seen above, the continuation of the TED winner’s Inside Out project where people are asked to have their photos taken in large scale black & white format at a mobile photo booth and then pasted as public art or for some political motive in certain instances. In this case, the […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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.
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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.
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