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Streets: World Roundup (Aug 1 – Sept 11)

With the end of another week of summer (good weather for outdoor mural painting), it’s time for another Streets World Roundup. Leading things off are these two murals seen above from Shok-1 and Marina Zumi for the Lollapalooza Berlin Festival. The public art is part of a program put together by Urban Nation to beautify the area up for the festival goers’ enjoyment as part of their art pavilon DREAMSCAPE. Other recent notable walls come from Bordalo II (Aruba), Sabek (Aruba), Seth Globepainter (China), Atlas (Russia), Aryz […]

Nuart ’16 / Openings: “Post-Street Art” @ Tou Scene

After days of preparation, the central event of each year’s Nuart Festival was held on Saturday, the 10th of September. On view was a group show by participating artists titled Post-Street Art was in the tunnels of Tou Scene. Like in the past, the space of the former brewery was divided between the artists, some sharing the rooms with collaborative installations and some showing works by themselves. Including contributions by 10 artists, most of the pieces were created exclusively for this event and won’t be exhibited anywhere […]

Overtime: Sept 5 – Sept 11

More stories from the week that ended Sept 11 (click on bolded words for more information): David Shrigley’s Memorial, his largest sculpture so far, installed in Central Park’s Doris C. Freedman Plaza. RIP: Emilio Prini, who passed away at the age of 73. 38 ex-workers, including art handlers and auctioneers, from the Drouot auction house get jail time for thefts. Çanakkale Biennial cancelled for 2016 due to hostile climate towards artists and journalists in Turkey. Michael Shvo charged with tax evasion on art and luxury purchases in New […]

Streets: Nuart 2016 (Part II)

With only one day left for artists to finish their works for this year’s Nuart Festival, a lot murals and smaller pieces are getting completed as we’re writing this. Here’s another quick overview of what’s been happening on the streets of Stavanger in the last two days since our last update. German artist Evol created a series of stenciled buildings on electricity boxes (seen above) around the very center of the town. American-Spanish Axel Void wrapped up his large mural painted on a local kindergarten and is currently […]

Streets: Nuart 2016 (Part I)

While AM is getting ready for trip to Norway for Nuart 2016, we just received couple of work in progress photos by festival photographers Brian Tallman, John Rodger and Calum Lasham. Giving us a taste of what is currently happening on the streets of Stavanger, these shots are just a teaser of what this year’s edition will produce in the Norwegian oil capital. Australian artist Fintan Magee is working on a massive piece on some local silos, right next to his Norwegian colleague Henrik Uldalen who is painting his second ever outdoor mural. Axel […]

Overtime: Aug 29 – Sept 4

More stories from the week that ended Sept 4 (click on bolded words for more information): Blum & Poe exhibits Kanye West’s Famous sculpture. The work is on the market for $4mil. The gallery now claims that the work is not currently for sale. RIP: Jaime Davidovich, who passed away at the age of 79 due to pancreatic cancer. RIP: Nathan Lyons, who passed away at the age of 86 due to complications from pneumonia. Lisa Cooley closes her gallery space after eight years. She speaks about the decision […]

Streets: Etam Cru x Robert Proch // UNIQA Art Lodz (Poland)

Recently in Lodz, Etam Cru and Robert Proch teamed up to paint an amazing new mural they entitled Enjoy The Silence. The wall was painted for UNIQA Art Lodz, a new urban art program curated by Michał Bieżyński (of Lodz Murals). Located in a high traffic area (Sienkiewicza 81), the piece naturally went to the two artists (Etam Cru) who got their start in the central Polish city as well as to Proch, one of the best muralists in Poland. The collaboration is one of the most interesting […]

Previews: Sebas Velasco – “Permanent Midnight” @ Montana Gallery

On Thursday September 8th, Montana Gallery Barcelona will be opening their new season of shows with an exhibition by Sebas Velasco. Permanent Midnight will be his first solo with the gallery, but not the first time showing in the Catalan capital. The San Sebastian-based artist has been active in graffiti since 2004, but his artistic language was strongly influenced by the degree in Fine Arts at the University of País Vasco and Masters Degree in Painting at UPV/EHU. During years of traveling around Europe, Velasco developed a particular way of […]

Streets: Nimi (Stavanger)

Only few days before the official beginning of Nuart 2016, the team behind one of the leading street art festivals introduced their brand new Art City program. Sofia and the Mountain by NIMI was recently painted in light of Region Stavanger’s new mandate to further promote art and culture. This is the first artwork to be produced under Nuart’s self-financed initiative Art City program. Aiming to produce work outside of the festival period, it connects with the region’s Smart City programs to develop as an international ‘hub’ and destination for […]

Streets: Nychos // Mural Harbor (Austria)

Recently in Linz, Nychos painted one of his largest and most detailed murals to date for the Mural Harbor project. The Austrian street artist certainly gave his best effort for this piece in his motherland which was entitled Translucent Serpent – two huge snakes, one with its insides exposed. Utilizing a generous amount of Montana Gold “Lime”, Nychos was able to leave a great example of his anatomical style next to the train tracks. Photo credit: Christian Boehm, Christian Fischer, and the artist. Discuss Nychos here.