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Videos: “Madre” (Fame Festival 2010)

In the midst of the excitement from getting confirmation that there will be a Fame Festival this year, a video from last year’s event was recently released. Focusing mainly on Word to Mother and his contribution to the one of the best, if not the best street art festivals out there, the footage follows WTM as he works on various mural around the little Italian town and catches some of the work from other artists in the process. Entitled Madre, the short film is the […]

Video: Fame Festival 2010 & Os Gemeos Photo-zine

In addition to AM’s coverage of the recently opened FAME Festival in Grottaglie, our friend at Babelgum, Laurence Billiet sent us this great video she took while in Italy for the festival. You’ve seen all the stills, so now take a look at some of the pieces from both 2009 and 2010 in wonderful moving pictures. Also, to make sure you catch every last tag, check out Hooked Blog’s excellent photo-zine featuring the works of Brazilian superstars Os Gemeos here. Discuss the FAME Festival here.

Openings / Streets: FAME Festival 2010

For the last two years, there’s only one place even the most half-hearted of street art fan should be in September and that’s the picturesque town of Grottaglie, in the foot of Italy, and this year is no exception as the town again provides the canvas for curator Angelo Milano’s FAME Festival. As with previous years, Angelo has invited a stylistically and geographically diverse selection of renowned and, at least for now, less recognized artists to decorate the walls of his hometown as they see […]

Fame Fest ’10: Slinkachu

Probably one of the last artists (see other artists here) to stop by Grottaglie before the Fame Festival opening next weekend is street miniature photographer Slinkachu. The London-based artist worked his magic with his street installations in the Italian town that would probably go unnoticed if you didn’t know where to look. Fortunately, he documents and photographs his clever works for all to enjoy. More pics after the jump…

Fame Fest ’10: Escif

Angelo, mastermind behind Studiocromie and the Fame Festival, has seen his fair share of street artists and their work. So, when he’s impressed with the level of addiction a certain artist has to painting walls, you know that’s saying something. The latest artist to roll through Grottaglie is the Spain-based Escif, whose prolific work we are sure you are familiar with by now. More after the jump…

Fame Fest ’10: JR

With the opening of this year’s Fame Festival just around the corner, another artist arrived to make his unique mark on the city of Grottaglie – JR! After getting past some initial obstacles, the French street photographer pasted up an image from his new series of works – “Unframed” and is the first piece pasted up by him that was not his photography. Another look after the jump…

Fame Fest ’10: Word to Mother

When we referred to a look at Word to Mother (interviewed) studio several days ago, we mentioned he was in Italy working on his efforts for the Fame Festival. Well, here is a look now at the murals he put up while in Grottaglie. He also found time to work on an installation for the gallery show and some hand finished (with watercolor) screenprints. More pics after the jump…

Fame Fest ’10: Sam3

  As the September opening of this year’s Fame Festival (our coverage) draws closer, another artist has left his imprint on the city walls. Master of the shadows, Madrid-based Sam3, has made his way over to Grottaglie after working with Blu & Os Gemeos on a project in Lisbon. Look at this beautiful and delicate piece he threw up, “balanced” perfectly on a ladder. Of course, he also painted his iconic black silhouettes as well as worked on the signature medium associated with the festival – ceramics.  Photos […]

Fame Fest ’10: Nunca

Another great street artist, Nunca, has started attacking the walls of Grottaglie for this year’s Fame Festival. Set to open in September, it appears that Brazil will have another representative with this expansive mural holding judgment on those in the Italian town that have profited from the earth. More pics after the jump…

Fame Fest ’10: Blu

Looks like Italian street sensation Blu has arrived in Grottaglia for this year’s Fame Festival. Like last year, the artist decided to take aim at some local political issues with this large mural. One of the issues of contention with residents of the small town are the special waste dumps that are being built there without their input or permission. This piece cleverly inserts some local imagery with the olive trees that are prevalent in the area and the signature ceramic dishes that are produced […]