While the street art scene and the public mural-making trend is peaking these days through numerous festivals around the world, there are still artists out there that like to do things on their own. One of these is certainly the Italian legend Blu who just revealed his his newest mural painted in Rome the other day. After taking a break for a few months due to injury, the Bologna-based street artist recently finished painting a new wall on a six story building in the Italian capital. With the […]
More stories from the week that ended Nov 1 (click on bolded words for more information): Sotheby’s to offer Carl Kahler’s My Wife’s Lovers, possibly the world’s largest and heaviest cat painting. Islamic State executes three people by blowing them up on three ancient Palmyra columns. “Windows on Death Row: Art From Inside and Outside…” features work by those awaiting execution. Hobby Lobby family under investigation for alleged importation of illicit antiquities from Iraq. Installation by Goldschmied & Chiari accidentally thrown out after being mistaken for garbage. The work is subsequently […]
Maus Malaga project recently added a new piece to their collection of public artworks and murals. Last week, Aryz visited the city to paint a large mural on the seven story wall of a local Bahia Malaga hotel in the SOHO art district of the city. The Spanish artist spent seven days painting this large detailed piece that continues the more abstract direction he has been working on lately. Staying true to his goal to create massive scale works in the manner of his smaller drawings and sketches, […]
Belarus capital, Minsk, recently hosted the Vulica Brasil festival of Brasilian-Belarus street art. Along with Os Gemeos (covered), another artist from their infamous Vlok crew was invited to participate in the event – Thiago Toes. Straight from his month long art residency in Germany, the São Paulo-based artist visited Minsk and created one of his biggest murals to date. The piece titled To Risk is the End and the Beginning of Everything was painted on a main building of National Bank of the Republic of Belarus and it’s a classic […]
Earlier this month, ABOVE (interviewed) was in South Africa painting a mural he has entitled Incognito for the City Of Gold Festival. Measuring 33 meters tall and 17 meters wide, the wall took six full days to paint and utilized over 20 colors. Located in Jeppestown, piece featuring the American artist’s iconic arrow imagery and can even be seen from the M1 freeway framed by the iconic Johannesburg skyline. Photo credit: Cale Waddacor. Discuss ABOVE here.
This latest edition of our Rewind article is headlined by a trailer for a new short film by JR (interviewed) starring Robert De Niro. Entitled Ellis, the footage follows the Academy Award Winning actor as he stars as an immigrant whose pursuit of a new life expired at Ellis Island. Traversing an abandoned hospital complex, De Niro is confronted with ghostly archival photographs of immigrants and hospital patients taken over a century ago pasted up by the JR, part of the French artist’s Unframed series of works. […]
If you enjoyed the mural from Luke Chueh (interviewed) that we shared with you a couple weeks ago, you may also like to see a recap of some of the other walls painted for the Murals In the Market festival in Detroit. Featured artists also included Jeff Soto and his friend Maxx242 (both seen above) as well as 2501, Askew, Beau Stanton, Brian Lacey, Denial, Ellen Rutt, Eugene Carland, Fel3000ft, Glenn Barr, Hannah Stouffer, Hebru Brantley, Hygienic Dress League, Jesse Kassel, Jonny Alexander, Kashink, Kobie Soloman, Kwest, Madsteez, Marlo Broughton, Martha […]
More stories from the week that ended Oct 25 (click on bolded words for more information): Alex Israel – Sightings opens at the Nasher Sculpture Center. Arts Council of England warns British museums of “severe and imminent” threat of “attack.” Claude Monet’s ghost may be haunting the Cleveland Museum of Art. UK’s Culture Minister, Ed Vaizey places temporary export ban on Rembrandt portrait worth £35mil. Bruegel currently in collection of Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna may have been looted from Poland. DeYoung Museum’s CFO Michele Gutierrez accuses President Dede Wilsey of […]
Like they did in 2014 (covered), the AWR/MSK affiliated SABER (interviewed) and ZES recently collaborated on another impressive mural in Los Angeles, this time at the American Tea Room building. The piece in Downtown was made possible with special thanks to Montana Colors USA, The Seventh Letter, as well as Branded Arts and is another example of the locally-based writers’ synergistic artistic energy. In addition to this, they have also just released artwork inspired by the wall they painted together – SABER’s Ape Shit Series and ZES’ Perseverare Series On Paper, […]
Dominican artist Evoca1 was recently invited to Austrian capital by Inoperable Gallery to create one of his murals. After about a week of painting, the artist recently finished a beautiful piece titled Imperishable Relics that has his signature feel of classic painting to it. Working on a large building in Vienna, the piece comments on a series of flak towers that Hitler ordered to be constructed in Germany and Austria to defend against air attacks and serve as shelters back in the 1940s. These buildings are still […]
Last month, we shared with you something Titi Freak painted during the fifth annual ArtRua fair in Rio de Janeiro. Turns out, a member of the Da Mental Vaporz crew was also in town painting a much larger 25m high mural entitled You’ll Sweat Blood And Water. Created over four days by Brusk, the impressive wall featured a disintegrating fire extinguisher made up of graffiti letterforms. Take a look at more photos below… Discuss Da Mental Vaporz here.
After sharing with you the first batch of murals for this year’s Forest For The Trees, here is now a look at some of the more recently finished walls for the event. Organizers Gage Hamilton and Matt Wagner of Hellion Gallery put together a strong roster for 2015 and these latest photos feature work from Andrew Hem (seen above), Gage Hamilton himself, Michael Reader, Michael Salter, as well as a collaboration between INSA & Zach Johnson on a “giffiti.” Check out some more photos below and see if you can locate them […]