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Continuing our look on the streets of Hawaii, the impact of POW WOW and the artists brought in from around the world on the industrial district of Kaka’ako is undeniable. This time we look at the building that houses former UFC champion BJ Penn’s gym. Artists hailing from Australia (Meggs & Phibs), Britain (Will Barras & Mr. Jago) and New Zealand (Peap Tar) collaborated along side Hawaiian artist Angry Woebots to create an impressive piece. Check out a more detailed looks after the jump.
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We’ve been following the Da Mental Vaporz crew in Australia as they are currently showing at Rtist Gallery. Combining a patchwork of their different styles, the DMV crew consisting of Bom-K, Blo, Brusk, Dran, Gris1, ISO, Jaw, Kan, and Sowat just completed an imaginary bestiary on a four-storey building in the heart of Chinatown, making it the largest graffiti mural of Melbourne. More exclusive photos after the jump…
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Continuing to follow JR (featured) across Los Angeles in this early part of 2012 (covered here, here, and here), we now have images of his fourth mural in L.A. which features, for the first time, a portrait shot of not just one person, but rather a couple. Here we have photos of the entire process from beginning to end, as well as a closer look at JR behind the camera and at his diligent crew who have so far made this go around a memorable one. […]
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As we continue to cover JR‘s current tour across the city of Angels, (here and here), we now have a new look at the latest mural put up by the French artist. Sitting in the heart of downtown, this mural was begun early Saturday morning and finished by the early afternoon. As usual, this is a can’t miss mural that almost feels like it’s staring back at you. Here we have exclusive pics and a closer look at the finished piece. More photos after the […]
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Continuing with the coverage of JR ‘s work through out Los Angeles, here we have a look at the 2nd wall that he and his crew have finished. Organized by Daniel Salin, this new mural was begun by JR early in the morning and they finished later that night. Stay tuned for more coverage as JR moves across the City of Angels leaving his mark. More after the jump…
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It’s been almost a year since French street artist, photographer, and TED Prize winner JR arrived in Los Angeles for his Wrinkles in the City campaign (covered here, here, & here). Well, now he’s returned to L.A. for another tour which will once again show why he’s one of the most important and unique artists working on the streets today. His first task for this new go around was to cover a building that sits near the intersections of Beverly and Sweetzer. As in previous work, […]
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For this year’s POW WOW, we see the return of performance artist, Young Kim aka Suitman. The versatile man of many talents continued expanding his longstanding  suit-photography series which he also explored during last year’s Pow Wow. With all the portraits created from the attendees from the opening night a year ago, Suitman pasted up and hand-finished two site specific outdoor murals to be displayed in the neighborhood of Kaka’ako thus giving a “distinguished” face to the event’s name. Check out more after the jump.
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The South Africa-based DAL recently sent us some photos of his latest mural enititled The Williams Brothers. As you can see, some of his signature lifeforms comprised of abstract weaves of energy are bounding across the side of a building. If you are liking his kinetic work, make sure you check out his solo show next month in Milan at the Urban Painting Gallery. More detailed shots of the wall after the jump…
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In contrast to the tropical weather AM is experiencing here in Hawaii for POW WOW, it looks like Stockholm is still experiencing a cold front. As you must know by now after reading our preview article, ROA was in Sweden for a solo show recently (more on this later). While there, the Belgium street muralist braved the snow to put up this seal piece for his fans to enjoy. More photos after the jump…
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Across from Loft In Space, the neighboring wall was attacked by 123Klan, Slick, and Flying Fortress for some of the outdoor portion go POW WOW. Almost completed, the piece features elements specific to Hawaii like their love for shaved ice, volcanoes, and orchids to more serious topics like how Dole Pineapple has affected the indigenous people. Makes sure you make out to the opening tonight (6-10pm) to see the mural in person, but for now – more detailed shots after the jump…
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After recently completing an impressive murals in the heart of Downtown LA (covered), the prolific brothers known as How & Nosm returned to Los Angeles for another go around. This time however, they decided to paint the exterior of the LA Weekly building. Although this project is not quite the same size as last time, this mural is perhaps more detailed and more layered. What’s really unique is also the way in which the duo decided to use the building’s layout as part of the […]
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