Posts Tagged ‘Graffiti’

STREET LIFE: JR’S “UNFRAMED PROJECT” IN MARSEILLES, FRANCE

June 3, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Following his epic "Inside Out NYC" street art takeover of Times Square in New York last month, French social activist street artist JR has just completed installing his latest massive-scale public art project in Marseilles, France. A continuation of his ongoing "Unframed" project that began in 2010, the hardest working man in street art—in conjunction with the Friche Cultural Center—collaborated with locals in the Read More

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STREET LIFE: JR DOMINATES TIMES SQUARE WITH NEW BILLBOARD

May 28, 2013  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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As the crowning finish to his recent Inside Out NYC project that covered Times Square with images of everyday New Yorkers, French social activist street artist JR took over a prime billboard in the center of Manhattan's neon circus yesterday. The giant black & white eye in the sky sits atop a building already fully wrapped in JR's imagery, making his domination of midtown complete. Read More

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STEVE “ESPO” POWERS’ “VISUAL BLUES” AT ALICE GALLERY, BRUSSELS

May 21, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Street artist, philosopher, sign painter, wordsmith: All these terms describe Stephen "Espo" Powers and all are tenents of his multifaceted creative persona amply on display in his beautiful show of new work, "Visual Blues" at Alice Gallery in Brussels. Read More

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STREET LIFE: ON THE WALL WITH MEHDI GHADYANLOO IN TEHRAN, IRAN

May 20, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Yes, you read that right. Mehdi Ghadyanloo is Iran's foremost street artist and muralist and this incredible recent (and legal) "floating city" painting of his continues to blow our minds. Great things can happen in crazy places... Read More

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KENNY SCHARF’S NEW GRAFFITI MURAL PROJECT IN MOBILE ALABAMA

May 16, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Few people would accuse Mobile Alabama of being a forward-thinking cultural center, but that's nothing a visit from living Pop Art legend and Supertouch buddy Kenny Scharf can't fix. As part of the city's Center For The Living Arts' current "Futures Project" which "examines future possibilities for the Gulf Coast through art," Scharf swept into town in his far-out "JetStones" (Jetsons x Flintstones)-bedazzled 1959 Cadillac with a trunk packed with spray paint to embellish the center with a wraparound graffiti mural featuring his trademark psychedelic characters. Read More

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STREET LIFE: JR x MR ANDRE ON THE WALL IN MIAMI

May 16, 2013  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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Flashback Friday Edition: Completed in December 2012 at Art Basel in Miami's Design district, this street art collab between ultra-Frenchies JR and Mr Andre saw the pair creating some of the most fun graffiti in ages and gave JR a much needed break from his more serious endeavors of saving the world with art. And it's still going strong today... Read More

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CHRISTIE’S MEMORIALIZES BASQUIAT IN CONJUNCTION WITH RECORD SETTING $49M SALE OF “DUST HEADS”

May 16, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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To celebrate the enduring influence of downtown NYC art star Jean-Michel Basquiat and the record-setting auction of his seminal 1982 painting, "Dustheads" last night for $49 million USD as part of their Post-War & Contemporary Evening Sale, Christie's set out to uncover untold stories of the famously enigmatic painter in a new video series that kicks off in conversation with his artist friends Toxic, and Al Diaz, Basquiat's SAMO graffiti crew partner. Read More

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STREET LIFE: NEW POLITICAL GRAFFITI BY OS GEMEOS IN SAO PAULO, BRASIL

May 16, 2013  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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Twin artist brothers Os Gemeos took a break from their globetrotting fine art career to hit up the walls of their hometown of Sao Paulo, Brasil recently with some politically charged graffiti in protest of the city's crackdown on graffiti. Have a look: Read More

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STREET LIFE: ON THE WALL WITH SPACE INVADER’S STAR WARS BATTLE

May 12, 2013  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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French street artist (and relative of the reviled "Mr Brainwash") Space Invader continues his neverending bathroom tile street assault with his latest piece: Star Wars' Luke Skywalker battling Darth Vader on the wall in London. The sad thing is, this great hit is easily better than the last three movies combined... Read More

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STREET LIFE: ANTHONY LISTER’S NEW OS GEMEOS STREET ART TRIBUTE IN MIAMI

May 9, 2013  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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Street Artist Anthony Lister put the finishing touches on new piece in Miami this week paying very cool homage to Brasilian street art legends Os Gemeos and their trademark Balaclava wearing square-headed characters. It also made for a nice inadvertent Pussy Riot tribute as well... Read More

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