Monday, November 30, 2009
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Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Σε ευχαριστώ, Mr. Lexotanil! For more photographs, check out his Flickr.
Monday, November 23, 2009
If you can't be there in person, Inspire Collective posted a video of the Reuse Project in Tel Aviv.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
(For those of you that are wondering what the hell a shinebox is, think 1930s Depression-era America. Lots of kids out shining shoes and you had to put your feet up on something, hence shinebox: a portable toolbox and footrest in one. Needless to say, these are some pretty flashy shineboxes.)
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
"The full line-up as well as all the details about opening times are on Vandalog along with an e-flyer. I know some of you don't live in the UK, but maybe you'll be here on holiday or something. It would be great to see you at 'The Thousands'."
"And the book, The Thousands: Painting Outside, Breaking In is available now on Drago's website."
"If you know of anybody else who might be interested in 'The Thousands', please send them an e-mail. The more people there, the better. "
No doubt, RJ! While I'm furious I won't be able to make it (definitely makes me want to relocate to the UK for a while), I know I'll let my cross-the-pond folks know. If you're there, GO and tell me how it is!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
In Croatia, Lunar and his YCP crew created a series for the 150th anniversary of Playboy. Check his site for more shots.
"The Thousands" runs from November 18-22 in RJ at Vandalog. For more info, check out his awesome blog.
The Montana Street Art Extravaganza showcased the best graffiti in
K74 covers LA’s
In Detroit, an outdoor clinic built by two students highlights the lack of health care options in the Motor City.
Know Hope's show "Go Get Your Shinebox" opens on November 18 at the Brooklynite Gallery.
Someone's a dickhole. Last week, someone stabbed Chor Boogie and stole his paint as he created a mural for San Francisco's Market Street. Show some love as he finishes the piece; he's not letting the incident stop him.
Apparently, there's a secret spot in Los Angeles teeming with street art. Observe.
Since it's summer in the southern hemisphere, Auckland's street artists are out in full force.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Whether they're shooting photos, talking on a cell phone, or carrying children, these Muslim ladies command respect. "Without women, there isn't life!" BR1 insists. "People start to look at me as a feminist that makes people aware of the Muslim woman's condition, but it's way too misleading. Muslim women are people just as others, with a culture and customs that are often the same, if you account for globalization. I don't want to debate religion and politics through my art; I focus on the woman, the person. I'm an impressionist painter that makes a portrait of a woman with an interesting story."
Police don't always take kindly to the ladies. When the cops show up, he unsticks his posters to avoid conflict. Fortunately, the city of Turin appreciates and respects BR1's work. He remembers, "Some months ago, someone drew on the woman in my poster. Two months later, I saw that someone came and fixed the poster with acrylic paint. They restored my work! This is my ultimate goal."
Rolling out solo makes the creative process easier, but BR1 is all about teamwork, too. "When I have time, I love organizing street art events," he says. "I organized the Turin Poster Festival with more than 100 posters from all over the world. I also put together Vinilificiocreativo with my friend Omino71 from Rome. This show contained vinyl painted by urban artists. The second stage of the show in Rome became the biggest and most popular vinyl show in Italy."
In the future, BR1 hopes to work more color into his pieces. His free magazine on street art is coming along and he hopes to set up a big street art festival in Turin by April 2010. For BR1, it's all about pushing boundaries. "We have the power to change the meaning of public space," he says. "With street art, a wall can become a frame."
Thursday, November 12, 2009