As murals go up by the dozens all across Miami during Art Basel Week, an important movement in the legalization of murals is taking place in the opposite part of the country, right in the heart of Los Angeles. Last night, the Known Gallery hosted a special event and group discussion focusing on a possible new mural ordinance which could affect the legality and acceptance of L.A.-based murals for years to come. Leading the discussion was Tanner Blackman, a city planner, who is pushing towards giving […]
Over the weekend, Shepard Fairey (featured) and the Obey crew continued their large scale projects by pasting over the famed Barracuda wall. Last time we saw Fairey working on this wall was late last year when he collaborated with SABER (interviewed) on a dual rendering of the American Flag (covered). This time around, Fairey has decided to use his name and recognition as a way to highlight and bring attention to a political cause affecting Native Americans. This latest mural is actually a collaborative piece between Fairey […]
Our friends at Stink Grenade gives us a unique look at the female graffiti artist VIK in the footage above. Residing in Brooklyn and hailing from Warsaw, Poland, VIK is one of those rare female graffiti writers that works the streets of New York. In this video, we catch her working on the gates of the upcoming space for Paper Box in Brooklyn. Using her bright signature writing style she shows us how she gets up in the video.
Conor Harrington (interviewed), who has been on a roll with a steady spate of street murals, has uploaded photos of another piece he painted recently entitled Decline of the West. We would have to say that this has a rather nice placement, and although we aren’t sure where it is located, Conor has been spotted around London with this another recent collaboration with Ronzo. More photos after the jump… Discuss Conor Harrington here. re. http://conorsaysboom.wordpress.com/2011/11/26/decline-of-the-west/
Last night in Amsterdam, LUDO (interviewed) opened his third solo of the year at The Garage, bookending what has been a decidedly impressive and pervasive year both on the streets and indoors. Super Discount (previewed) diverged from the the Parisian artist’s graphite on paper modus operandi instead opting for screenprinted multiples on canvas. Inspired by Warhol’s production methodology and paying humble homage to his iconic Campbell’s soup collection, the series is comprised of nine provocative and visually compelling Del Monte can variations, each uniquely hand-finished […]
This week’s street work roundup around the globe starts with some new public art in London from Von, who recently released his Semblance collector’s box set. Other pieces seen after the jump include one from Gaia (London), Jen Stark (Florida), Stinkfish (Columbia), Btoy (Portugal), Pixel Pancho (Mexico), RETNA (Miami), Roa & Resto (Netherlands), and a couple possible Banksy’s in London. See it all after the jump…
If you have been following our articles leading up to Art Basel Miami Week, you will see that we have been covering all the action already taking place at Wynwood Walls (Part I, Part II, and Part II) as major street artist roll up to paint their murals. Now comes this trailer video for a new “docuseries” Here Comes The Neighborhood that explores the power of public art and its power to uplift and revitalize urban communities. This pilot focuses on Wynwood Wall and interviews […]
Looks like Wynwood Walls is again the place to be for street art fans when Art Basel Week arrives in Miami next week. Adding to the impressive roster of artists we already covered in Part I and Part II, this newest update includes murals from Ukranian duo Interesni Kazki (who just opened a show in Los Angeles), How & Nosm (also with recent exhibition in LA), Sego, La Pandilla, and a wall used both Shep and ABOVE. More photos after the jump by Head8K…
While in San Francisco for his solo show (covered), Augustine Kofie (featured) found time to collaborate with Matt W. Moore on a wall mural. Kofie’s abstract and geometric-based post-graffiti style melded well with Moore’s vector-based so-called retro graffiti aesthetic. For those who feel themselves gravitating towards this type of abstract street work and are interested in the continual evolvement of graffiti, you will have to pay attention to an upcoming event during Art Basel Week Miami. Kofie and Moore will part of a mural installation project entitled In […]
ABOVE (interviewed), whose contest for his new PASSPORT book is still ongoing here at AM, is continuing to hit up walls in Miami in preparation for his showing with White Walls at the SCOPE fair during Art Basel Week. As you can see, this new piece entitled It Takes Two To Tango, when taken in context with another mural we posted last week, shows the new themes he is working for this new exhibition. More photos after the jump… Discuss Above here.
Cuban American artist Jorge Rodriguez-Guerada, known for his large scale charcoal photorealistic portraits on buildings since the 90s, will be presenting a new solo show (catalogue) at Galería Ignacio de Lassaletta, Barcelona on November 24th. The body of work will consist of a new collection of “Urban Analogies” made of charcoal drawings on 250 years old walls surfaces and “Memorylithics” sculptures using antique architectural elements. More preview images and video teaser after the jump…
For fans who can’t get enough of his work, you are in luck. Italian street savant, Blu, has just painted another politically charged mural (you may remember a recent timely wall he created for Greece) in Buenos Aires featuring a mass of people blindfolded by colors of the Argentine national flag. In the back, there appears to be a dark figure wearing a presidential sash and a suit and tie. More photos after the jump from BA Street Art. Photos from BA Street Art. Discuss […]