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Upcoming: Sea Walls / Murals for Oceans Festival (Mexico)

From July 17 – 26, the island of Cozumel in Mexico will be hosting annual summer mural festival, Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans. For the second year in a row, Pangeaseed.org in collaboration with 1xRUN, Tony Delfino, and World Art Destinations, is organizing this unique event aimed to educate and inspire individuals and communities to protect the planet’s most important ecosystem – the ocean. The main concept behind their efforts is to save our seas via public art and activism (ARTivism), which includes beautifying the chosen area as well as hosting educational workshops […]
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Streets: Pejac (Tokyo)

After stopping in Hong Kong (covered) and Seoul (covered), Pejac finished his Asian tour with the most anticipated part of his trip – Tokyo. In his previous works, the Spanish artist has often used elements from Japanese culture, so it was very interesting to see how the land of the cherry blossom, samurais, etc will inspire him. While mostly focusing on paying respect to their tradition and rich culture, some of the works he created pointed out some negative aspects of modern Japan. During his stay in the Japanese capital, Pejac […]
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POW! WOW! Long Beach ’15: James Jean

Over the weekend, James Jean (interviewed) completed one of his tallest murals yet for POW! WOW! Long Beach (see our coverage here). Painted on the side of the historic Varden Hotel in the heart of downtown, the striking black and white mural was placed next to a wall by Tristan Eaton (more on this later). Take a look at more detailed shots as well as some in-progress pics below… Portrait shots: Jordan Ahern, Instagrafiteoff, Matthew Eaton. Discuss James Jean here.
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Streets: Faith47 (Jersey City)

World traveller and prolific street artist Faith47 has been painting a series of murals in Jersey City and NYC in recent weeks. This particular piece featuring the South Africa-based artist’s signature swans and color palette went up in Jersey City Heights on the side of a multi-story building. Take a look at more detailed shots as well as some in-progress pics below… Photo credit: Manuel Bello. Discuss Faith47 here.
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Recap: “Highlights From Past SFAQ [Projects] 2012–2015″ @ SFAQ [Project] Space

Just closing over the weekend at the SFAQ [Project] Space, the gallery space of the magazine, was a show entitled Highlights From Past SFAQ [Projects] 2012–2015. The title of the exhibition speaks for itself – artists who have collaborated with the publication before on pullouts or inserts have these projects on display along with an artwork that corresponds to it. These eleven artists are Alexandre Arrechea Arrechea, Chris Burden, Amy Franceschini, Paul Kos, Tom Marioni, Sean McFarland, Mark Mulroney, Barry McGee (seen above), Guy Overfelt, Rafael Rozendaal […]
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Previews: “Summer Group Show” @ Hashimoto Contemporary

On July 2nd, Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco will be opening their first Summer Group Show featuring work from their diverse roster of artists – painters, sculptors, muralists, installation, and textile artists. Spanning all types of mediums, you can expect more from the lineup of Aaron De La Cruz, Brett Amory, Casey Gray, Crystal Wagner, Derek Weisberg, Drew Leshko, Erin M. Riley (seen above), Erik Jones, GATS, Joel Daniel Phillips, Jessica Hess, John Wentz, Lucien Shapiro, Nychos, Ravi Zupa, Scott Scheidly, Shawn Huckins, Tracey Snelling, […]
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Openings: “Vitality and Verve” @ Long Beach Museum of Art

Leading up to the opening of the Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape exhibition last night at the Long Beach Museum of Art (LBMA), we had the opportunity for a preview look at some the murals being created (shared with you here & here). From what we saw, we were really excited to see the culmination of something historic and what we have never seen to this scale before with you – a museum exhibition featuring epic indoor murals from a strong roster of what is a mix of […]
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Streets: Surface Project (Copenhagen)

The 5th show on Søren Solkær‘s Surface world tour opened on June 12th at Øksnehallen in central Copenhagen. The exhibition itself features 122 portraits of some of world’s most famous street artists, who were all featured in his recent book Surface (covered). To celebrate this big event, the Danish photographer invited six international and esteemed artists to create large-scale murals in the streets of Copenhagen. Some of them were returning the capital, some visiting for the first time,  and in the week before the opening Copenhagen’s cityscape got ugpraged by six […]
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Previews: Shepard Fairey – “Your Eyes Here” @ CAC Malaga

After leaving a memorable mark in Malaga, Spain in 2013, Shepard Fairey (featured) will be returning to the CAC Malaga for an exhibition opening on June 26th. Your Eyes Here from Shep will be shown alongside a solo with D*Face who painted the two towers with him back when they were in town last. The showing from the man behind OBEY will be a historical overview of works created throughout his 25 year career including paintings, screen prints, stencils, stickers, rubylith illustrations, collages, photographs, sculpture, and works on wood, metal, and canvas. Fairey further states […]
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Streets: Miss Van (Coney Art Walls)

After bringing you a look at the walls Maya Hayuk and Ben Eine painted on for the Coney Art Walls, we now have shots of the piece Miss Van worked on. For this wall, the Toulouse legend painted one of her signature poupées between two horses. Entitled appropriately Gypsy with Stallions, the vibrant colors and imagery familiar to street art fans make this mural a worthy addition to the Deitch curated project. Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Miss Van here.
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