It looks like JR’s latest project (through Galerie Magda Danysz) is underway in China as he starts his installs for “The Wrinkles of the City”. The street pieces are set to coincide with the Shanghai Biennale and will feature the French photographer’s captured images of the elderly who represent the memory of the city. These photos will be pasted up at locations that he feels speak to the heritage of a city that has definitely has its share of ups and downs – “from the [...]
Remember the Koons dog piece Banksy put up in April as part of the LA premiere of his documentary? Well, you knew it would only be a matter of time before he took on another famous canine – the Haring dog! Take another look at this piece as well as a couple other new pieces in London, a take on The Clash’s London Calling cover and a robot box head piece after the jump… Guess the Simpsons project didn’t take up all his time. Images [...]
You may recall we recently posted some new work from Slinkachu for this year’s Fame Festival. Well, in reviewing his blog, we realized that we had missed some new work from him since we last saw him at his solo at Andipa Gallery. Take a look at more images of work from the street miniaturalist and photographer after the jump… Via the artist. Discuss Slinkachu here.
To round out the images that caught our eye at this year’s BLK River Festival (also see Know Hope and Sam3), we bring you this waterside piece from Italian superstar Blu. Although not as complex as some of his recent pieces, the message is no less clear. Unlock your eyes and minds and check out more images of this pieces after the jump… Photos via Herbalizer. Discuss Blu here.
Directly following the opening of his installation at NYC’s Standard Hotel, Australian artist Anthony Lister (interviewed) hauled across the pond to visit London for a few days. AM contributor Patrick Nguyen caught up with him on Friday for a chat and to take some photographs as Lister spray painted two shutters and the adjoining pillar at Pictures On Walls on Commercial Street. Does this mean a POW / Lister edition is on the cards? We’ll have to wait and see… Painting began shortly after 4:30 [...]
Sounds like the Os Gemeos brothers made a trip to Northern Europe recently to trace their ancestry. Their grandfather was originally from Lithuania before immigrating to Brazil and you can read the full story on their most recent blog post. Nice to see things come full circle as they left their mark in Vilnius and Kaunas. A couple more images after the jump… Discuss Os Gemeos here.
With “Exit Through the Gift Shop” premiering in Basque Country at the International Film Festival of San Sebastian, it’s not surprising that Banksy fans were keeping their eyes out for stencils from the elusive street artist. Well, looks like one popped up with a man staring a randomly framed section of a painted wall, probably Mr. B’s poke at abstract art. If the man in this image looks familiar, you may remember him from Toronto. So, all signs point to this as being a Banksy [...]
After sharing Know Hope’s amazing mural with you from the Vienna street art festival, we now bring you an eclectic collection of Sam3′s contributions. The Spanish silhouette master painted many of his increasingly complex pieces all over town as this year’s BLK River Festival is now in full effect. More images after the jump… Photos via Herbalizer, Phreak 2.0., and 40 K. Discuss Sam3 here.
Know Hope (interviewed), whose upcoming show in Toronto we just told you about yesterday, recently found some time again this year for the annual BLK River Festival (you may remember our coverage from last year). This beautiful mural featuring much of the Tel Aviv street artist’s signature imagery is entitled “For the Homeless Heart and Anxious Fingers” and is positioned directly opposite of a former Jewish ghetto in the second district of Vienna. The festival is still ongoing so make sure you check it out [...]
French artist Zilda (interviewed) recently visited the northwestern port de St. Catherine in his native country for some relaxation. Of course, always one to mix business with pleasure, he pasted up some of his most recent works throughout seaside locale. You’d be hardpressed to think of a better placement by any other street artist when looking at this stunning new piece on a half-sunken ship. More after the jump… Discuss Zilda here.
When ABOVE (interviewed) spotted a sweet opportunity on the streets recently in the form of what looked like a frame on a public wall, many different options ran though his head. He finally settled on creating a piece as a play on the fact that Banksy’s street work gets taken so often by unscrupulous “collectors” and the irony of the fact that originally before Banksy’s mass appeal, he painted his popular rat image that read, “Because I’m worthless.” Read more ABOVE’s thoughts behind the piece [...]
Probably one of the last artists (see other artists here) to stop by Grottaglie before the Fame Festival opening next weekend is street miniature photographer Slinkachu. The London-based artist worked his magic with his street installations in the Italian town that would probably go unnoticed if you didn’t know where to look. Fortunately, he documents and photographs his clever works for all to enjoy. More pics after the jump… Discuss Slinkachu here. Discuss this year’s Fame Festival here.