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"Sum Times" by Aakash Nihalani
After sharing with you something we quite liked from Aakash Nihalani that he did for the Nuart Festival earlier this year, we were pleased to see that he has expanded on that piece in a series of works. Entitled Sum Times, the carefully executed pieces take advantage of existing urban elements and creatively applies the concepts of mathematics to them. Continuing to push the limits of the geometric forms that grew from the street placement of his original medium of choice – tape – Nihalani has introduced a new exciting facet in […]
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Taking risks is certainly part of every graffiti artist’s job description, but here is an example that even some seasoned writers may have a problem with – especially if they have a fear of heights. Braving a narrow ledge on the side of highest railroad bridge in North America (430 feet high), some young guns have recently tagged the Metlac Bridge in Veracruz, Mexico to make their names known. If these photos are enough or if you have questions about their authenticity, head over here to […]
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We have one more piece from the streets to share with you before we close the chapter on this year’s Christmas festivities. It was -25°C in Moscow recently, but that didn’t stop 0331c and his friends from holding their own celebration of the holiday season with the creation of a graffiti Xmas tree on the side of a building. Check the video and more photos below… Photo Credit: Ekosystem.
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One of the most prolific street artists out there, Escif, apparently hasn’t taken Christmas off. He’s been on a roll as of late with increasingly more edgy and political imagery (for example here & here), not surprising as the depressing situation in Spain is fertile ground for inspiration. This recent wall in Valencia features his take on the Christmas tree. Discuss Escif here.
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This week’s summary of public art from around the world comes a little early as we are still trying to catch up after Basel Week Miami. Leading things off is this ad takeover on Canal Street in New York (source) by Zevs with his infamous logo drips – this time targeting Apple (check out the full photo below). Other notable work comes from GILF! – New York, 2501 – Brazil (source), Hyuro – Spain, Escif – Spain, Zilda – France, ESPO – Philadelphia, Agostino Iacurci – Italy, Krio […]
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One of the sad stories present in every street art fan’s mind while attending Basel Week Miami this year was the passing of Tony Goldman. Instrumental in revitalizing the Wynwood area with his support of murals and public art, there were multiple tributes to the man during this year’s event. Kenny Scharf, a perennial visitor to Miami, also painted a wall in remembrance of Goldman at the Tony Goldman Memorial Garden. Check out more photos below… Photo credit: Birdman. Discuss Basel Week Miami here. Discuss […]
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Our global summary of street work returns this week with a look around the world but heavily tilted towards Florida due to Basel Week Miami. Kicking things off though is this new piece in Sri Lanka from the UK-based Phlegm. The rare splashes of color seen stem from his use of car paints in this wall. Other notable pieces come from RONE – Miami, Meggs – Miami, Phibs – Miami, Escif – France, Belin x Koka – Mexico (source), Dabs Myla truck – Miami, Prime […]
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While in Australia recently for his solo showing at Backwoods Gallery (covered), the Belgium-based ROA not surprisingly brought his special form of portraiture to the streets down under. Included in these new murals were pieces painted at the Healesville Sanctuary in Melbourne, a non-profit conservation organization dedicated to fighting wildlife extinction. As usual, ROA chose species that are native to the area to render like the platypus and wombat. Enjoy more photos and a video below… Photo credit: Echidna (Dean Sunshine), All others (Street Art Belgium). Discuss ROA here.
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While in town for Basel Week Miami, the UK-based Hush (interviewed) spent some time working on some murals with his signature East meets West urban imagery. The main wall was adjacent to the pool at Boulon South Beach, luxury condominiums in the Collins Park Neighborhood. Hush also had some paintings showing at the Corey Helford Gallery booth at PULSE. We’ll have more on that later but for now, enjoy more photos he sent us below… Discuss Basel Week Miami here. Discuss Hush here.
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While roaming the streets during Basel Week Miami, AM came across our old friends from POW WOW, Meggs and Phibs working on a massive collaborative mural. Situated in the Wynwood Walls district, the piece featured Meggs’ phoenix and flames combined with Phibs characteristic patterns. Stop by to see it for yourself if you are in Miami. Discuss Basel Week Miami here. Discuss Meggs here.
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Continuing our survey of the streets in Miami, another interesting wall was collaboratively worked on by JR (featured) and André. The two French street artists combined their two styles – the signature photographic eye from JR and the stick figures of André – into a welcome addition to the Design District. JR was in town also for his book release with Jose Parla at The Standard and Mr. A was in town for his Love Graffiti project. Discuss Basel Week Miami here. Discuss JR here.
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Those who passed by the Overtown area of Miami while in the city for Basel Week Miami will no doubt have seen RISK’s deconstructive color washes on many of the buildings in the area. Using the area as his personal canvas, the LA-based writer has enlisted many of his friends for collaborative murals including Shepard Fairey in the piece seen above. We’ll have more for you soon as other notables like Mear One, Smash, Anthony Lister, Gregory Siff, and more get up on backgrounds courtesy of Risky. […]
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