Found in various places around London, the pieces are classic Banksy and the messages are quite clear. One look at the child sweatshop worker sewing real Union Jack flags falling off a wall and it is obvious Banksy is calling attention to the exploitation and underbelly of the Olympic culture and the United Kingdom as a whole. Read more
Twin brothers, Os Gemeos of Brazil, will be premiering a new exhibit running August 1 through November 25, 2012. The Boston Institute of Contemporary Art will be hosting the exhibit and notably will be their first solo feature in the United States. Read more
Pow Wow Hawai'i is back for their second run of gathering street artists in paradise to do what they do best: CREATE. Pow Wow allows all the artist to paint for one entire week on the island, enabling them to paint, meet other artist & giving them the opportunity to share their masterpieces with plenty of artistic individuals. If you're a painter maybe one day you'll be invited to paradise & have the opportunity to share your work with others.
Photos by Frank Liew
Here is a great short film taken during Art Basel in Miami documenting the process of French graffiti artist André putting together this impressive mural. Entitled “Love Graffiti”, the piece is highlighted with ANNABELLE written in pink with the artist signature face scattered on the background in blue.
Notorious for their angsty and anarchist tendacies, it's hardly ever a shocker when news breaks of "street artists taking a stand". However, when one discovers that stand is against the streets themselves, a grafitti artist's canvas, jaws tend to drop.
Artists like Kidult, Blu, Maismenos, and Katsu are revolutionizing the street art scene, taking it off the sides of buildings and construction sites and delivering it to a more permadent home, on your computer screens. The mission: to create peices best experienced via the web. Using the internet how the streets were used in the past, these neo-graffiti artists take full advantage of the platform, actualizing what may seem fake or impossible, and making it look damn good.
Offered up is a new visual from Parisian legend Andre as the artist gets down in Los Angeles for a special piece for his lady. Annabelle Love was done up between the streets of Melrose and Martel during Andre’s visit to the “Art in the Streets” exhibition at the MOCA. Enjoy!
Planning on visiting the Paris area? Beware of unidentified flying persons, all part of The Milo Project, a Parisian graffiti artist's exploration into the realms of realsim as well as his full scale attack on gravity.
The Milo Project’s main objective is to plaster the streets of Paris with realistic mannequins that not only “defy gravity” but also assimilate themselves into the Paris landscape. “Amongst wandering entities, they represent the border between the concrete and the dream-like,” hanging from the sides of anything from skyscrapers to bridges. The artist builds mannequins with a strong concern for realism but at the same time disputes the concept by placing them in “imaginary” spaces, creating an effect that goes against everything you were taught in Physics. These solitary, faceless figures are creating quite a fuss on the streets of Paris, causing onlookers to question their surroundings, to blur the line between the real and the surreal, the possible and the impossible.