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Streets: Nuart Aberdeen 2019 (Part I)

Easter weekend marked the official launch of the third consecutive Nuart Aberdeen. From the media launch yesterday, civic reception at the city hall, sold-out Q&A session with legendary Scottish playwright and artist, John Byrne, the festival’s programme is jam-packed with talks, presentations, debates, and screenings. But for many, the most important part of this annual event is the creation of public artworks through the city, which once again lured a number of locals to get out and wander around their hometown in search for new […]

JR Transforms Louvre Pyramid Creating Optical Illusion

Returning to the Louvre almost three years after his debut groundbreaking installation (covered), JR (interviewed) has created another large scale optical illusion centered on the museum’s iconic glass pyramid designed by I.M. Pei and completed in 1989. Devised in honor of the structure’s 30th anniversary, the piece titled The Secret of the Great Pyramid required the help of 400 volunteers pasting 2000 strips of paper in the main courtyard. Lasting only one weekend, the ephemeral installation from French artist was able to make the pyramid appear to extend […]

POW! WOW! Hawaii ’19 / Streets: Mural Recap

A couple weeks ago, we shared a mural by Shepard Fairey (interviewed) that he recently completed for this year’s POW! WOW! Hawaii. This time around we have photos from most of the walls the were painted around Honolulu for the annual street art festival. Check out all the murals (including an amazing stencil piece from Logan Hicks seen above and below) and one sculptural installation… Photo credit: Brandon Shigeta, Jasper Wong, and Lanny Nguyen. Discuss Shepard Fairey here.

Streets: Tristan Eaton – “Monster Wall” @ Universal Studios (Los Angeles)

Over the course of a few weeks, Tristan Eaton recently finished painting a mural on backlot of Universal Studios featuring five of their iconic monsters. The 50-by-200-foot piece looks to be the LA-based artist’s best work yet and is a good example of the aesthetic his fans have grown to love including his signature patchwork style, attention to detail, and his use of references (he was able to explore Universal’s secret archive and view all of the original posters and ephemera from all of the monster movies). The wall, a massive soundstage […]

POW WOW ’19 / Streets: Shepard Fairey

Last month in Honolulu, Shepard Fairey (interviewed) created a mural for this year’s edition of POW! WOW! Hawaii. Attending the street art festival for the first time, the American artist decided to address  global warming and preserving the environment for future generations with his new piece entitled Golden Future? Working through his birthday, the wall was completed with the help of his mural crew and featured his distinctive palette and imagery. Photo credit: @jonathanfurlong. Discuss Shepard Fairey here.

Showing: “KAWS:HOLIDAY” (Taipei)

Over the weekend in Taiwan, fans of KAWS experienced what their counterparts in Seoul felt (covered) when the American artist’s impressive HOLIDAY companion sculpture was revealed. Produced in a sitting position rather then laying down, the 36 meter tall inflatable figure relaxed itself at the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei and will be on view through the 27th of this month. Check out more photos of the event made possible with the help of AllRightsReserved & JFJ Productions. Photo credit: @rkrkrk, @songmatin, @cchhii611, @s.yin.h, @nk7, and the artist. Discuss KAWS here.

Streets: Banksy – “Season’s Greeting” (Port Talbot, Wales)

Making a statement during the holiday season in his own unique way, Banksy has created a new piece in  South Wales. Featuring a boy enjoying what appear to be snowflakes while trying to catch some on his tongue, the mural turns dark when you look around the corner and realize it’s actually ash from a burning dumpster, not snow. Surely a commentary on Port Talbot (ne of the most polluted areas in the UK) where the piece is located, a video (seen below) from the […]

Basel Week Miami ’18 / Previews: Vhils – “Ethereal” @ GGA Gallery

Tomorrow (November 30th) is the public opening of Ethereal at Goldman Global Arts in Miami, Vhils’ (interviewed) latest solo show. Timed perfectly to coincide with this year’s Basel Week Miami, the debut solo exhibition for the gallery inside The Wynwood Walls will highlight the Portuguese artist’s unique mark-making as well as his skills with multiple techniques and mediums. To welcome in fans who come for a visit, he has also created an intervention on the facade of the gallery that mirrors the pieces he leaves on the streets all around the world. Vhils […]

POW! WOW! Antelope Valley ‘ 18 / Streets: Amy Sol

Last month, Amy Sol (interviewed) had the opportunity to paint her first outdoor wall and her largest mural to date for this year’s POW! WOW! Antelope Valley. Curated by Thinkspace & Lancaster MOAH and created at the BLVD in downtown Lancaster, the piece features Sol’s signature female characters & creature companions created in a delicate muted palette. Take a look at more photos below… Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Amy Sol here.

Recap / Videos: POW! WOW! Rotterdam

Last month, another POW! WOW! wrapped up in Rotterdam, their first event in Europe. POW! WOW! Rotterdam featured live music and a special exhibition in the HAKA building, but of course our focus is on the street art that was created at Keilewerf 1 and 2, an area that used to be an industrial part of the city. Along with artists from the Netherlands like Super A (seen above) and Telmo Miel (seen below), the international roster did their best to brighten up the grim concrete walls. […]