Posts Tagged ‘Street Art’

STREET LIFE | JR’S WRINKLES OF THE CITY PROJECT IN ISTANBUL, TURKEY

June 15, 2015  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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One of the most prolific street artists in the world, Frenchman JR's profound Wrinkles of the City project has taken him to Cartagena, Los Angeles, Shanghai, Havana, and Berlin to showcase the cities' ragged and unseen residents on a grand scale. For the project's final Read More

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OPENINGS | BARRY McGEE & TODD JAMES: “FUD” AT V1 GALLERY, COPENHAGEN

May 29, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Artistic comrades-in-arms and frequent collaborators Barry McGee (aka: TWIST) & Todd James (aka: REAS) have once again joined forces to present a new joint show cryptically titled FUD at the esteemed V1 Gallery in Copenhagen. Towering figures in the world of Read More

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STREET LIFE | CONOR HARRINGTON’S NEW FIGHT CLUB MURAL FOR WOOD STREET WALLS IN LONDON

May 27, 2015  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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Irish painter and street artist Conor Harrington has been on a tear in recent years both in the gallery and on the streets where his distinctive baroque painting style has distinguished him among his peers as a master of both style and form. A connoisseur of fisticuffs, Read More

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STREET LIFE | SHEPARD FAIREY & ARYZ GO BIG IN DETROIT

May 26, 2015  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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Detroit has long been an expansive and abandoned wasteland covered in primitive wall scribbling and gang graffiti, but in the past few years its become a mecca of street art and an outdoor gallery for the world's top talent. To crown that distinction, Shepard Fairey—in town for Read More

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FIRST LOOK | SHEPARD FAIREY’S PRINTED MATTERS AT LIBRARY STREET COLLECTIVE, DETROIT

May 26, 2015  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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At this point, the world's most prolific street artist needs no introduction or analysis. Simply put, Shepard Fairey is the AC/DC of street art;  the Metallica of Graffiti; the Taylor Swift of streetwear. His fan base is legion, and at a time when he could do a show anywhere in the world, it's nice to see the Read More

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PUBLIC ART | JR COMMEMORATES THE LEGACY OF FUKUSHIMA

May 19, 2015  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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The 2011 Japanese Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster triggered by a massive earthquake and tsunami left the region devastated, evacuated, and irradiated. Four years later, it's remaining inhabitants are still working to regain the way of life they once knew and cope with Read More

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ON THE WALL | STEVE “ESPO” POWERS’ NEW MIAMI BEACH MURAL AT THE CARLTON HOTEL

May 12, 2015  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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OG street art legend and master of the lost art of sign painting Stephen Powers (aka: ESPO) wrapped up his biggest work in Miami yet last month when his massive new mural on the Carlton Hotel in South Beach was unveiled. Wrapping the three story building from top to bottom, Powers' work completely covers the hotel in his trademark catchphrases, bits of Beat-style Read More

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OPENINGS | TODD JAMES “FANTASY ISLAND” AT LAZARIDES, LONDON

May 6, 2015  |  art, Street Art  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch buddy Todd James (aka: REAS) as been on a tear the past few years, firing off new shows of his trademark psychedelic post-street art paintings every few months at home and abroad. This month sees his newest body of work, Fantasy Island, on display at London's notorious Read More

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PUBLIC ART | THOMAS HOUSEAGO’S “MASKS (PENTAGON)” SCULPTURE ON DISPLAY AT ROCKEFELLER CENTER

April 28, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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For six weeks beginning today, Thomas Houseago’s new commission Masks (Pentagon), featuring five large sculptural masks forming a pentagonal space that visitors may enter, will be on view for public use & abuse in Rockefeller Plaza. From within, the mask’s eyes will create Read More

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STREET LIFE | JR’S GIANT STREET WALKER IN FLATIRON, NYC

April 23, 2015  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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Debuting on the streets of NYC (literally) this week is the latest large-scale work by Supertouch buddy JR. For this installation—commissioned by the New York Times for the cover of their weekly magazine as part of a Read More

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