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Streets: Wes21 x ONUR – “Big Catch” (Denmark)

Invited in by Galleri KIRK for their Out in the Open project, Wes21 x ONUR painted a massive mural in Aalborg, Denmark entitled Big Catch. The two Swiss artists have been collaborating on murals for a while now and this surreal piece that turns the prey and predator narrative around certainly shows how well their skills mesh together. Look for artists Conor Harrington, Faith47, Robert Proch & Sepe, Guido van Helten, Aryz, and the Etam Crew to make their mark before the event is over…
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Streets / Recap: ALT!rove Festival 2015 (Italy)

After sharing one of the first murals painted for this year’s ALT!rove – Street Art Festival from Clemens Behr, it’s now time to give you a recap of the event. The theme of the public arts program for this year was abstraction and the curatorial staff did a good job choosing the right artists for the job. The second edition of the festival, held in Cataranzo, Italy, featured work from 108, Alberonero, Giorgio Bartocci, Ciredz (seen above), Erosie, Graphic Surgery, Sabgliato, Sten & Lex and Tellas along […]
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Rewind: Mar 19 – Jun 7

It’s time for another Rewind feature where we share some art related videos that might have slipped past you the last few months. First up is a video from Birdman documenting Miss Van and her friends Dan Quintana, Victor Castillo, and Esao Andrews paintings the facade of an an old cinema costume shop usually closed to the public on Fairfax Boulevard in Los Angeles. Particularly interesting is the quality of murals (photos here) that were created seeing as Miss Van is the only one who […]
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Overtime: June 1 – June 7

More stories from the week that ended June 7 (click on bolded words for more information): Anish Kapoor sculpture becomes relevant to a lot of people’s interests because it is a giant vagina. Artists create parody imagery mocking FIFA and World Cup sponsors due to human rights violations. Russia requests that Britain blocks sale of Ivan Aivazovsky’s “Evening in Cairo” because it is stolen. Some of the creative class in San Francisco leaving the city to live in Portland. Portland’s creative community starting to be evicted and priced out of properties. […]
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Streets: Maya Hayuk (Coney Art Walls)

What started out as a sunny Saturday morning eventually turned into nearly five spotty days of thunderstorms, coastline flash flooding and Maya Hayuk relentlessly riding out the storm in pursuit of her craft. As the weather went from bright, blooming and beautiful to dark, dreary and dismal, so also morphed the aesthetic of this incredible wall. The multilayered Maya Hayuk who clearly absorbs the environment in which she inhabits is obviously an introvert, masquerading as a social butterfly. Her process is both beautiful and organic. Many artists would have called it a […]
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Streets: Pejac (Hong Kong)

We just received these photos of new works by Pejac created few days ago in Hong Kong. The artist who is known for his witty concepts recently spent a few days in a former British colony leaving several diverse works throughout the city. Tackling the problems of overpopulation and limited rights, the “Umbrella Revolution” as well as Chinese tradition, most of the works were very small in scale but large in their message. This once again shows the strength of public art in it’s most basic form. Re-thinker […]
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Interviews / Setup: Jim Houser – “HUSH” @ Andenken / Battalion Gallery

Jim Houser is currently setting up his upcoming show (previewed) entitled HUSH with Andenken / Battalion Gallery, the American artist’s first solo in Amsterdam. The gallery owner, artist and friend of AM, Hyland Mather aka X-O, used this opportunity to do a little Q&A session with Houser on our behalf. What was planned as an interview, turned into a deep and informative conversation between the two creatives, covering all kinds of subjects from skateboarding, music, traveling, family, rising kids, and last but not least, art. Hyland Mather (HM): Hey Jim, […]
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Streets: JR (Istanbul)

Last week, JR (interviewed) completed the latest installment of his ongoing project The Wrinkles Of The City in Turkey. The series which has seen the French artist paste up large scale photographs of the older citizens of various cities has already taken him to Cartagena, Shanghai, Los Angeles, Cuba, and Berlin since 2008. Take a look below as JR and his team navigated the vibrant streets of Istanbul as well skillfully worked with the architectural elements they encountered. Discuss JR here.
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Streets: Ben Eine (Coney Art Walls)

The always outspoken Ben Eine did his part to help paint Coney Island every color in the rainbow. The British born artist, now residing in San Francisco, recently made his way out east to participate in the Coney Art Walls project curated by Jeffrey Deitch. Yes, the same Deitch that bounced ‘or was bounced’ from the MOCA, or whatever. How quickly we forget, this is also the same Jeffrey Deitch that ran the infamous Deitch Projects in lower Manhattan for well over a decade…  That said, we are really exciting about his latest art offering, leaving a splash of graffiti and […]
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Streets: 1010 (Paris)

After introducing you to the work of 1010 after a showing in San Francisco earlier this year, we now have some images from a new project from the German artist in Paris. Invited in by Galerie Itinerrance, the street artist known for painted multicolored optical illusions onto the side of buildings created the appearance of a chasm on a freeway interchange under construction in the 13th arrondissement. Photo credit: Milan Poyet. Discuss 1010 here.