STREET LIFE | MERVE BERKMAN DRAWS ATTENTION TO THE PLIGHT OF SYRIAN REFUGEES

August 19, 2014  |  Streets  |  No Comments

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This photo of a barefoot Syrian mother & child refuge was taken and pasted by Merve Berkman on a wall in Istanbul where many homeless immigrants usually sit. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have made their way to Istanbul in the midst of the current political & humanitarian crisis but the Turkish government is beginning to apply sanctions. This image draws attention to their plight. As the artist, Merve, observes, "An image is Read More

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RIP | BANKSY MEMORIALIZES KING ROBBO

August 14, 2014  |  Streets  |  No Comments

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Despite their longstanding (and highly entertaining) graffiti feud, Banksy has paid public tribute to his fallen artistic adversary King Robbo, who died this summer by altering one of his own existing protected murals in London to read "His Royal Highness King Robbo." Read More

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ICONS | ANDRE SARAIVA: A RETROSPECTIVE AT THE MUDE MUSEUM, LISBON

August 13, 2014  |  art, Streets  |  No Comments

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Parisian street artist/ladies man/bon vivant/1950s movie star doppelgänger Andre Sariava (aka: Mr. Andre/Baron Andre/Johnny Handsome/French Elvis) brings his multifaceted artistic oeuvre to Lisbon with his current eponymous retrospective at the Museum of Design and Fashion (MUDE) in Portugal. Read More

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STREET LIFE | STEVE “ESPO” POWERS VS THE TWELVE O’CLOCK BOYS IN PHILLY

August 12, 2014  |  Streets  |  No Comments

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Perhaps the best street art snap of the summer comes in the form of this shot of The 12 O'Clock Boys pulling some righteous wheelies in front of Steve "ESPO" Powers' Love Letters series sticky note wall pieces in Philadelphia. Ride on, boys... [photo by Pat McGinn] Read More

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STREET LIFE | INSA’S ANIMATED “GIF-ITI”

August 8, 2014  |  Streets, Tech  |  No Comments

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UK-based street artist & designer INSA has been taking his mural game to new levels over the past year with a series of  "GIF-iti" pieces in spots around the world from Hollywood to Gambia. Like traditional stop motion animation, the murals are painted in successive evolving layers, each of which is photographed in succession and then combined to create a final Read More

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STREET LIFE | JUDITH SUPINE’S SEWER SCULPTURE IN NYC

August 1, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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Never content to limit his artistic output to traditional city walls, NYC-based artist Judith Supine has taken to the sewer system of Queens, where his latest Bowie-esque illuminated sculpture now dangles from an iPhone charger in one of the city's labyrinthine drainage tunnels, creating what just might be the strangest piece of street art of the year.  Read More

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STREET LIFE | WALTER HUGO & ZONIEL TURN ABANDONED BUILDING INTO GIANT JELLYFISH TANK IN LIVERPOOL

July 15, 2014  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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In one of the most dramatic executions of street-level public art in recent memory, artists Walter Hugo & Zoniel have transformed an abandoned building in Liverpool into a giant jellyfish tank. Titled The Physical Possibility of Inspiring Imagination in the Mind of Somebody Living, the piece plays off Read More

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PUBLIC ART | JR’S WOMEN ARE HEROES CONTAINER SHIP PROJECT SETS SAIL

July 15, 2014  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Earlier this month French street artist and human rights champion JR launched one of his most unique projects yet when a giant shipping container ship set sail from le Havre, France to Malaysia. Adorned with the giant eyes of a Kenyan woman living in the Kibera Slums along with an image of a ballet dancer from his recent Read More

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STREET LIFE | ROA’S ANIMAL PRISONERS FOR THE NORTH WEST WALLS PROJECT, BELGIUM

July 14, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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Belgian street artist ROA recently completed an amazing new large-scale work on his home turf as part of the North West Walls Project in Belgium. The installation, curated by Arne Quinze, features an array of  imprisoned animals in various states of mortal distress & decay painted on the sides of stacked shipping containers in an effort to draw attention to the artist's personal cause of animal rights awareness and debuted publicly as part of Read More

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STREET LIFE | STROK’S WALL WAKERS FOR THE MEMORIE URBANE STREET ART FESTIVAL, ITALY

July 9, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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Beautiful new work by Norwegian street artist Strok (aka: Anders Gjennestad), as part of the Memorie Urbane Street Art Festival in Terracina, Italy. The photorealistic Trompe-l'œil images of children casting long shadows while playing graces the side of a school and gives the illusion of students walking on Read More

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