Ni publicitaire, ni porteur de messages quelconques, ce tag est apprécié pour ce qu’il est : un personnage rond, coloré et à l’air sympathique. Il parle à tout le monde et égaye le quotidien de la ville de Lyon, en France.
The Wall Street bull got a bit covered by NYC artist Olek, who is a crochet titan. She could crochet your house if she wanted to. Her newest crochet victim or lucky guest also had some video shot with it, because we think most of you would like to see how one crochets on Wall Street. Has to be a first, a least since the days of Washington.
Olek says of the bull, "I started it with a bike and ended up with the Charging Bull as a Christmas gift to NYC and a tribute to the sculptor of the bull, Arturo di Modica, who in another guerrilla act, placed the bull on Wall Street in Christmas of 1987 as a symbol of the 'strength and power of the American people' following the 1987 Stock Market crash."
The Sarasota Chalk Festival took place between November 1st – 7th and attracted 200,000 visitors to see artists from all over the world transform Burns Square in downtown Sarasota into an outdoor gallery using chalk as their medium and the pavement as their canvas.
Street art by Banksy is controversial and and tends to find the funny in touchy subjects, I have always been a fan of his work, but like anyone else have found it hard to find anything out about him as he seems to be anonymous. Banksy cannot be found on myspace, twitter or facebook and has no official portfolio online. But here’s a site to take a look at if you want to see more.
Earlier last week Black Rat Projects announced that their next exhibition at the gallery space would be a solo installation by New York artist and long term Black Rat collaborator Swoon. We were delighted to hear this news, as Hookedblog are massive fans of the artists work and we have been waiting for a full scale Swoon installation to come to London.
Well it looks like Swoon is already in London town. We were super excited to stumble on this beautiful new street piece from the artist on our way home last night. Hopefully it's the first of many!
The ‘Murmuration’ installation is set to open on December 2nd. Further details will be announced shortly....
About Marcus: Marcus is co-founder of All City, the international street art and graffiti app. He works in digital media by day and tries to keep up with the exciting world of street art through blogging and maintaining All City in his spare time. He still occasionally finds time to get out and paint...
The artwork was produced by a group of Dutch street artists, as part of the Saratosa Chalk Festival in Florida. Artist Leon Keer, who led the project, said he was inspired by the iconic image of the 8,000-strong Chinese terracotta army which was first uncovered in 1974 and is now one of China's biggest tourist attractions. He said: 'I'm always fascinated about what history reveals, and I try to connect the historical events with current issues in this society.
Maybe one day graffiti art will hang in lots of museums and be viewed in the same way as other modern art, although personally I hope it never sinks that low, - Banksy.
I admit that when I went to check out Outpost, I was a little hesitant. An exhibition of streetart was precicely what I believed streetart was not about. Streetart is a statement which invokes the entire context of the environment around it: the culture, the history, the memories associated with place. It’s probably only music which draws as much on place as streetart does. So, in taking the art from it original location and putting it an exhibition, it’s robbing it of the very statement it’s making.
So I wanted to see just what they did with it.
Cockatoo Island for those who don’t know, is an island in the middle of Sydney Harbour. It is a former imperial prison, industrial school, reformatory and gaol. The first of its two dry docks was built by convicts and was completed in 1857. It feels like it’s a haunted house at the best of times. But, I discovered, it’s also the perfect place for streetart – quiet and desolate, and the entire island is a canvas....
The influential and brilliant artist, Keith Haring painted the following mural in 1984 at Collingwood Technical College in Melbourne, Australia. Over the last 27 years since, Haring's wall has naturally deteriorated and is in need of restoration. There is now a site dedicated to raising awareness and money to make sure the mural is saved. Go check out the site and learn more...
Learn to make you own street & graffiti with local experts ! It´s one of the most mysterious and misunderstood of all art genres. With no borders or restrictions but with many unwritten rules, the fascination with both street art & graffiti culture has exploded across the globe.
On this colourful and entertaining 4 hour walking tour / workshop we discover over 50 of Berlin´s most famous and most recent Murals, walls , street art & graffiti pieces. You´ll learn all about the genres, styles , artists and street terminology of this amazing underground subculture. On the walk through some very diverse neighborhoods in Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg we will also visit one or two unique galleries where we will see urban art in a completely different context. Here we discuss the growing trends, evolution and changes to the street art / graffiti scenes in the mainstream consumer world and the effects on various underground movements and scenes.
We arrive at a cool (indoor) workshop location in the rough and tumble district of Wedding where you will the get chance to give it a try yourself ! Local Berlin artists will join us to teach the art of graffiti writing on a special wall and give expert instructions on stencil making and various street art techniques.
You will leave this workshop having not only learnt about the inner workings of Berlin´s urban art scene but you´ll now have the skills to do it yourself. Take home with you a framed canvas souvernir you have made, that not only looks amazing but also gives you bragging rights as to having made your own street art & graffiti in this mega city of urban art ! Stencils, paste-ups, throw-ups, tagging, burners, bombings, pieces, murals, installations, wildstyle, wicked style, trains, cans, caps, crews, top to bottom! We´ll teach you the mythical language of the street & then let you loose !....
The first hosting of Meeting of Styles in Buenos Aires saw around 130 street artists take part and thousands of people enjoy the three-day graffiti festival which ran from Friday until Sunday.
Artists from 14 different countries were painting pieces at different locations all over the city including the electrical power plant in Colegiales and the nearby Flea Market (Mercado de Pulgas) as well as the neighbourhoods of Palermo, Puerto Madero and San Telmo.
Music and party flyers have great potential as collectables. With that in mind, Hundred Hand Slap (a monthly happening in London's Shoreditch area) has tapped up-and-coming street artist Zadok to create their first promotional papers. Zadok's been killing it recently, as the added images suggest, and his offering sets the tone for a future flyers featuring the cream of London's art underground.
by Coline Milliard, ARTINFO UK Published: November 14, 2011 Together with Banksy and Shepard Fairy, FAILE belongs to the first generation of street artists to be as comfortable in a white cube as it is in an alley — thus contributing to a radical reinvention of the genre. The Brooklyn-based duo of Patrick Miller and Patrick McNeil has for more than a decade shown its mash ups of '50s cartoons and retro advertising from Lisbon to Shanghai, pasting handmade posters on all the surfaces they could find on the way. Paintings and installations are also part of FAILE's exuberant artistic vocab. ARTINFO UK caught up with the two Patricks a couple of days before the opening of their current "Fragments of Faile" exhibition at London's Lazarides Gallery.
In 2001 you wrote: "the street is the other member of Faile." Is it still true today?
P. Miller: I don't know if we can ever fully take the work that we did out of the street away from our process and the way we approach things. It has always been there, and I think it will always be there. But we don't attack it like we used to by any means.
What do you mean "you are not attacking it anymore?"
P. McNeil: We still work on the street but in a different way. In 2001, when we did a lot of works directly on walls, the public would interact with it, and so would the weather, and we would take inspiration from that deconstruction of the work. Now the temple ["Temple," 2010], or the arcade ["Deluxx Fluxx Arcade," 2010] are huge installations and they don't really encourage this type of interaction, or deterioration. The temple is made of marble and steel. People aren't really spray painting it, and it's not prone to the elements like pasted paper on the streets. It also doesn't have the same longevity. A lot of these installations were temporary pop-ups, whereas a poster could stay a year or two years. You could watch it break apart and take from that.
P. Miller: Our practice, and street art in general, has evolved — or at least what we find the interesting part of it.
You've been working with galleries and museums for years, including Tate Modern. Is there still a distinction between street art and contemporary art?.....