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Streets: Banksy (Birmingham, UK)

Just in time for the holiday season, Banksy recently unveiled a new piece highlighting the plight of the homeless. Created in the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham, UK, the wall was introduced in a video by the elusive street artist on his Instagram featuring what looks to be a homeless man laying down on a bench pulled by stenciled reindeer (like Santa Claus). Take a look at more photos and the video below… Photo credit: @mrlkdds, jackmobley, SNAPPERSK, Discuss Banksy here. View this post on Instagram . God […]

Streets: Invader (Paris)

Recently in Paris, Invader revealed the largest version of his infamous space invader ever made at Place Stravinsky, just by the Centre Pompidou. Installed on the side of a building that also features the work of Shepard Fairey and Jef Aerosol, this piece from the French artist is his most ambitious mosaic to date. Take look at more photos of the work below… Photo credit: @otaku_san and the artist. Discuss Invader here.

Studio Visit: DALeast

A couple of weeks ago, we had the privilege to peek inside DALeast’s (interviewed) studio in Berlin as he was preparing the new works for his upcoming solo show which opens on 2nd of November at Hashimoto Contemporary in New York. For his first gallery presentation on the East Coast in over five years, the Chinese-born artist is preparing a selection of works created with different techniques and mediums. We’ve been following the career of DAL for almost a full decade now and we’ve always had a weak […]

Streets: Shepard Fairey – “Shadowplay” (London)

While in town for his show at StolenSpace, Shepard Fairey (interviewed) painted several murals around London. His third and final piece was entitled Shadowplay (one of the many versions of his Andre the Giant motif) and was painted outside of the Truman Brewery. Playing with halftone and gradient, the wall featured new technical territory for the American artist – looks like it turned out great tho! Photo credit: @zagnutz, @wherethereswalls, @jona231089, and @jonathanfurlong. Discuss Shepard Fairey here.

Streets: Tomokazu Matsuyama – Houston & Bowery Mural

Created over the course of 14 days, the newest mural from Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) at the iconic Houston & Bowery location is perhaps the most detailed piece painted there to date. Following in the footsteps of long list of worthy artists before him, the locally-based artist with a team of assistants utilized 200 spray cans, approximately 80 gallons of paint, 80 stencils, and 165 markers to cover the 60 x 20 foot wall with a masterpiece featuring Matzu’s special blend of imagery influenced by his cross-cultural heritqge. Photo credit: […]

Streets: Nuart 2019 (Part III)

We’ve been waiting for the official round-up video to give you the final look at the murals, installations, and interventions created through Stavanger during the 19th Nuart Festival which took place this past September. With a series of murals and public interventions, 0.5 kilometers of wall space for their indoor show at Tou Scene (covered), the European premiere of Martha: A Picture Story in the presence of Martha Cooper (interviewed) alongside the director Selina Miles, and a series of academic talks, debates, and presentations, Nuart raised […]

Streets: Life Is Beautiful 2019 (Las Vegas)

This year’s Life Is Beautiful arts and music festival (also see 2016, 2015, and 2014) once again collaborated with JUSTKIDS / Charlotte Dutoit on bringing more public art to downtown Las Vegas. The new works this year include a trompe l’oeil butterfly casing piece from French artist Mantra (seen above), a shadow mural from India’s Daku, the debut wall from Lithuanian artist ​Ernest Zacharevic, one of HOTTEA’s signature hanging installations, something on the former Las Vegas Motel by AKACorleone, and a playful mural from Zosen & Mima Hamada. Take […]

Interviews: Shepard Fairey

Shepard Fairey (interviewed) officially became a household name in 2008 when he created the Obama Hope poster. But even years before that, the South Carolina-born artist already had a notorious reputation for his André the Giant Has a Posse sticker that transformed into the now legendary OBEY GIANT art campaign. Through his career, Fairey has addressed critical topics such as climate change, the Me Too movement, world politics, while basically reinventing the way people see art and the urban landscape. On October 5th, his series of shows around […]

Streets: Tauba Auerbach – “2020” (San Francisco)

Over the course of a few weeks, Tauba Auerbach was able to complete stunning mural in San Francisco with the help of a two man crew. Situated in the Tenderloin and arranged with the help of Luggage Store Gallery, the wall sees the locally-based artist step out of her comfort zone (like with NY Fireboat project) to create something special, what she calls her largest painting ever. Entitled 2020, the piece features patterns no doubt inspired by some function of math and physics, which Auerbach takes to […]

Streets: Super A @ POW! WOW! Rotterdam

Continuing to work in his recent distinctive style of unravelling cartoonish characters to revel their true world counterparts inside, Super A recently painted a new mural in the Netherlands. Created for the second edition of POW! WOW! Rotterdam, the wall from the Dutch artist features his version of Pinnochio and Jiminy Cricket with a little boy and insect inside. Take a look at more photos below… Photo credit: @droningnmad, @pascalsweet, @thinkspace_art, @powwowworldwide, @powwowrotterdam, and the artist. Discuss Super A here.