So, that epic wall chock full of handstyles that we posted up last night was actually from San Diego where Barry McGee and the rest of the crew (Amaze, Resq, Stefan, Deej) were in town to prep for the big “Viva La Revolucion” exhibition opening next month at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. If you want to check some of this work out, you’d better hurry as apparently the San Diego residents aren’t as into art as some towns and have been raising [...]
Not sure when or where this went up, but it looks to be a pretty sick “tag-athon” of this particular wall. As you can see, it seems both SF legends Twist (Barry McGee) & Amaze were involved in this piece as reported by Upper Playground. For those who can’t get enough of McGee check out our coverage of his recent museum shows in Oakland and Bolinas. Discuss Barry McGee here.
After leaving his mark in Lisbon with an epic collaboration with Os Gemeos, Blu moved on to Madrid to work on his next project. This is an abandoned building in “Esta Es Una Plaza” where the Italian street artist threw up his version of the Madrid coat of arms (seen after the jump). Discuss Blu here.
It looks like Trustocorp (who recently held his first exhibition) takes exception to the fact that Mr. Brainwash had spread his imagery onto the streets of New York. He’s “stamped” MBW pieces with his logo and the words “Locals only, No Fakes, No Phonies”. Although, in general, this is a poor form to go over somebody else’s work on the streets (Exhibit A), we wonder what everyone’s reaction is in the special case of one Mr. Brainwash. More pics after the jump… Photos via Trustocorp. [...]
We were impressed by this recent collaborative mural on Moon Street in Bristol, put together by Mr Jago and Vermin when we saw these pictures of the wall coming together from Mike Dring of Art-El. The two artists had not met before the planned day of painting, but they seemed to hit things off with this well composed and cohesive piece, which blends their styles with great effect – just check out some of the 3D details they achieved. More flicks and a video after [...]
Those who came out for the Culver City Artwalk and ventured south of Washington on La Cienega encountered a very special treat. Two legends in graffiti, El Mac and Retna, were collaboratively painting a huge mural sponsored by Rivera & Rivera. The team, who have blessed walls from coast to coast–including many beautiful ones in Los Angeles already–worked into the night, unloading aerosol can after aerosol can on this piece. Word is that they had two days left on this one, but as you can [...]
We all know that Ben Eine’s alphabet shutters can brighten up any street right? Well, we were surprised that before now, Ben had never actually painted a full alphabet down one street, so AM went along to see how Middlesex Street in London, was getting turned into Alphabet Street. A new gallery in town, Electric Blue, had liaised with the local proprietors and shop owners and agreed that the shutters could be painted by Eine all along this largely ‘unpainted’ area sandwiched between Liverpool St [...]
As you know, AM has been looking forward to seeing four great artists (Vhils, JR, Conor Harrington (interviewed), Micallef (interviewed) get together for a show at the Lazarides space in Beverly Hills (320 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210). “Eurotrash” opens on Wednesday, but JR and Vhils have already completed some murals downtown LA (Spring Street between 6th and 7th) for their fans to enjoy. Of particular interest is the collaboration piece between the two artists where Vhils goes over a photographic wheatpaste piece [...]
We recently let you know about a collaboration mural that Know Hope put up with Conor Harrington (interviewed) in Israel. It looks like he also decided to get poetic with this piece in Tel Aviv. A closer look as well as another recent offering after the jump… Discuss Know Hope here.
It looks like pop art master, Ron English (featured), has been hard at work in Italy working on some murals. Here we see him painting his classic “Guernica” remix in Rome, but this time with a skeletal twist. He also hit up Milan with a Elvis double-vision piece (seen after the jump). Discuss Ron English here.
Looks like Aakash Nihalani decided to take matters into his own hands to make sure motorists are able to see stop signs clearly in Brooklyn. Here is a video of a recent urban intervention he performed utilizing some of his classic geometric cutouts. The footage shows in detail how he goes about creating the piece as well as takes you on a walk by some street pieces by other famous artists in the area. Also, some images after the jump… Photos courtesy Jim Kiernan. Discuss [...]
Since we brought you pics of Conor Harrington (interviewed) doing this thing in Israel, it would only be natural for him to also pay a visit to Palestine (hinted as his next step in his blog). Sounds as though he particularly enjoyed overlaying his pieces and interacting with the underlying Arabic graffiti that is prevalent in the area. We can only hope that he will have time to get up on the walls of Los Angeles since the “Eurotrash” show opens soon… Take a closer [...]