Tunisia is holding the Galerie Itinerrance’s Djerbahood open air museum project, where 150 artists display artwork around the city of Djerba. One artist, Belgian street artist ROA, cleverly uses the city’s domed architecture for his monochrome spray paint street art. Using the unique domes, ROA creates murals of objects and figures with round features, like […]
Mr Brainwash is a world renowned street artist. He has just designed an amazing installation specifically for 250N10, a residential rental building located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
An area already known for its eclectic street art and culture, 250N10’s developer, LCOR, sought to create a contextual piece that further adds to the cultural landscape of Williamsburg. This piece is a historical walk through time of this neighborhood, incorporating the motto ‘Life is Beautiful.’
The location of the building on Roebling Street, inspired Mr. Brainwash to create a tribute to John Augustus Roebling, an architectural pioneer and designer of the Brooklyn Bridge, and his son Charles Roebling, who completed construction on one of the US’s oldest suspension bridges; he also included Henry Hornbostel, the designer of the Williamsburg Bridge.
The plight of a Brussels home owner forced to pay higher property tax because of a mural on his building is the topic of heated debate in the Belgian and Flemish capital this Thursday.
The Brusseler has been informed that his property tax has gone up because of the magnificent strip cartoon mural that embellishes one of the outside walls of his property. The mural means the property has gone up in value and the municipal authorities argue that they are in their rights to charge a higher property tax.
Flemish Green councillor Mallika Abad is incensed and has rushed to the home owner's defence: "This person has given a commitment not to do anything about the mural for ten years. He can't add a window. We think his tax should not be increased. He's being punished when he should be rewarded on account of the positive co-operation."
The city cabinet of the City of Brussels says it wasn't aware of the matter and has promised to examine it.