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

August 8, 2014  |  Streets, Tech  |  Comments Off

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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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FILM | JOSE PARLA & JR: “WRINKLES OF THE CITY”

June 25, 2014  |  Film, Streets  |  Comments Off

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In 2012, Supertouch buddies JR & Jose Parla traveled to Parla's home country of Cuba as part of the Havana Biennale to create a citywide installation of their Wrinkles of the City series that brings the residents of an area to life via large-scale urban  portraits. The pair have finally released their co-directed film of the artistic journey, which can be seen in its entirety Here.

 

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STREET LIFE | SPACE INVADER DOES ART BASEL, SWITZERLAND

June 23, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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You wouldn't find much street art in last week's Art Basel fair in the Swiss town that started it all, but luckily, French street art phenom Invader still has the streets on lock with his tiled 8-Bit hits celebrating the Read More

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TECH | GOOGLE MAPS GLOBAL GRAFFITI WITH THE STREET ART PROJECT

June 18, 2014  |  Streets, Tech  |  Comments Off

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The best and worst part about street art is that it's temporary. Its the ephemeral nature of the medium that gives it a sense of immediacy but makes the movement incredibly difficult to archive—until now. In an effort to document the global street art phenomenon, the Google Cultural Institute has just launched The Street Art Project, a rapidly expanding Read More

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ART & COMMERCE | “BANKSY: THE UNAUTHORIZED RETROSPECTIVE” AT SOTHEBY’S S|2, LONDON

June 18, 2014  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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It's been years since Banksy's last proper official gallery show, but last week his first retrospective opened to the public in London. Held by auction house Sotheby's at their upstart S|2 retail gallery, the show, appropriately titled Banksy: The Unauthorized Retrospective was executed Read More

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