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Democratization of Art & Creativity : Street Art, Outdoor installation, Public Art, etc.
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"Blek le Rat: 60/30": Street Art's Godfather on S.F., Banksy, and His Legacy - Page 1 - Arts - San Francisco - SF Weekly

"Blek le Rat: 60/30": Street Art's Godfather on S.F., Banksy, and His Legacy - Page 1 - Arts - San Francisco - SF Weekly | World of Street & Outdoor Arts | Scoop.it

It's 8:30 a.m., and French street artist Xavier Prou — a.k.a. "Blek le Rat" — is surveying his latest stencil work: Curtain-sized canvasses populated by anarchists, cops, dancers, Napoleon, and the Mona Lisa, all in tableau at 941 Geary. Le Rat is happy to discuss them, but he pauses when the subject turns to British street artist Banksy. The two have never met, but they are forever linked — the progenitor (le Rat) and the inheritor (Banksy), whose brand-name works sell in the neighborhood of $1 million.

"He copied," says le Rat, standing in the middle of his "60/30" exhibit. "I'm not really happy — it took me a long time to find my own style — and then someone took my style, and he's more famous than me."

Without le Rat there would be no Banksy, who essentially appropriated le Rat's stencil style. Still, Banksy's celebrity has brought attention — and money — to other street artists, including le Rat.

"He knows how to manipulate the media, how to manipulate the art market. I don't," says le Rat. "But he put the graffiti movement at a level that I didn't put it. So, thank you, Banksy, for that. He took advantage of me, and I took advantage of him."

What Banksy got from le Rat is a throwback style — an emphasis on black-and-white or sepia-toned images that stand out on walls in the urban landscape. Three decades ago, when le Rat was first prowling the streets of Paris, scrawls, tags, and freakishly exaggerated drawings were the norm in street art. Le Rat helped introduce a visual language that was both quirky and...

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An Abundance Of Street Art in Amsterdam.

An Abundance Of Street Art in Amsterdam. | World of Street & Outdoor Arts | Scoop.it
Head to Amsterdam and check out their intense, vibrant, happening street art scene. These photos highlight just some of the street art you'll find there.
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Darwin street art

Darwin street art | World of Street & Outdoor Arts | Scoop.it

Hat-tip to Todd Fife!

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An X-Ray Portal to the Past in Budapest

An X-Ray Portal to the Past in Budapest | World of Street & Outdoor Arts | Scoop.it

Stirred by the recent series of demolitions and reconstructions in the eighth district in Budapest, Hungarian art collective Merge Invisible have sought to commemorate the beautiful old buildings that were razed to make way for cheap new constructions. In their Nefelejcs Projekt, the group has painted a mural of what appears to be a black and white X-ray of what once was. After collecting data from the Budapest City Archives and asking neighbors to reconstruct their memory of the area, the group turned to a local gallery to help recruit sponsors and volunteers to paint a life-sized portal to the past.

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Streetart: James Cochran – Graffiti Pointillism | InspireFirst

Streetart: James Cochran – Graffiti Pointillism | InspireFirst | World of Street & Outdoor Arts | Scoop.it

Street artist James Cochran has a characteristic technique of finishing his art pieces with large-scale pointillism made from spray paint.

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Street Artist Paints ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ Inspired Mural

Street Artist Paints ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ Inspired Mural | World of Street & Outdoor Arts | Scoop.it

I wont spend a long time teasing you with different tidbits about why living in Los Angeles is the coolest thing ever, especially for a film fan, but suffice to say it is really amazing. This weekend provided yet more proof of that fact as street artist Anthony Lister painted a seriously cool Rise of the Planet of the Apes street mural on one of the cooler streets in town.
The art was inspired by the new release of Rise of the Planet of the Apes on Blu-Ray. Australian born artist Anthony Lister spent the better part of four nights last weekend conceiving, painting and generally monkeying around to celebrate on of his favorite films of the year.
“I’m an adventure painter. When I’m painting I just bring out the shapes that are already calling me. I’m a problem solver....

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World changing street art

World changing street art | World of Street & Outdoor Arts | Scoop.it

A couple years ago, I was walking along the Seine in Paris, and noticed that a bridge and the stonewalls by the riverbank were covered by huge eyes in black and white. I found it fascinating, but I unfortunately forgot about it. Big mistake, since the artist behind it is one of the most inspiring street artists of our time. Yes, I’ve heard about Banksy, but believe me when I say that what JR (the street artist I’m about to talk about) is doing, makes me believe that art can really change the world.

 

JR won the TED Prize with his inside out project earlier this year. Inside out is a large-scale participatory art project that transforms messages of personal identity into pieces of artistic work. Upload a portrait. Receive a poster. Paste it for the world to see. This way everyone are able to participate in the project, all you need is a camera or someone to take a picture for you. To know more about the project and JR’s work, watch him talk about it in this TED video:

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The World's Largest Collection Of Peruvian Street Art

The World's Largest Collection Of Peruvian Street Art | World of Street & Outdoor Arts | Scoop.it
This gallery of photos contains more than 160 different pieces of graffiti, murals and street art from the South American country of Peru.
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OTP’s Guide to Street Art: Malaysia

OTP’s Guide to Street Art: Malaysia | World of Street & Outdoor Arts | Scoop.it

The laid back, smiling culture of Malaysia is the backdrop for a vibrant street art movement that’s gaining worldwide attention. Though your typical social commentary throw-ups won’t be hard to find on walls throughout the country, the cream comes from a bunch of creative young artists spraying up quite a scene. Tag along with OTP as we guide you through the street art of Malaysia.

 

Malaysia’s art scene really kicked into gear when other art-conscious foreigners came around on their trade routes. Architecture and cultural monuments abound in all the main port cities, repping the influence of India, China, Holland, Portugal, Indonesia and England. Today, solo-bombers and tag crews have turned their vivid eye all over the country. The masses are starting to rally and promote street art as a way to invite change and urban aesthetic into the mainstream. Word to click-clacking spray cans all over the wall of imperialism!

When it comes to mainstream acceptance of street art, Malaysia is in a fight with the government, not the people. Officials bitch that street art is simply vandalism that promotes crime and gang warfare. The rest of the country (including the police) seem to recognize its artistic merit and organize events and platforms (like KU SIGN festival 2010) to promote street art and other modern, urban media. Penang has put together events like Youth Jam 2011 and even has its art schools urging students to cut stencils, print stickers and pocket their magic markers when no one’s looking.

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Street Art in Amsterdam.

Street Art in Amsterdam. | World of Street & Outdoor Arts | Scoop.it
Street art in Amsterdam? Yes, it’s true. There’s much more to the capital city of The Netherlands than its iconic canals, red light district, modern architecture and “coffee shops“.

Just like when I traveled to Szczecin, Poland and Cologne, Germany, I’ve spent a good part of my weekend in Amsterdam wandering the city looking for street art. And I’m happy to report that I was not disappointed …

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Enigmatic Street Art by Escif | Abduzeedo | Graphic Design Inspiration and Photoshop Tutorials

Enigmatic Street Art by Escif | Abduzeedo | Graphic Design Inspiration and Photoshop Tutorials | World of Street & Outdoor Arts | Scoop.it
I know I have been a lot into street art and graffiti lately but suddenly I started to think about what are and should be their proposals.

 

I know I have been a lot into street art and graffiti lately but suddenly I started to think about what are and should be their proposals. As art on a general meaning, this other media should serve as a support to express ideas and feelings, not just shapes and colors. I've been watching the work of this Spanish artist called Escif and I noticed that he got into a really conceptual and minimalistic aesthetic but still quite impressing and shocking sometimes. He's a great proof that a great concept can enhance any artwork. 

My name is Marcos Torres, I'm Graphic Artist from Porto Alegre, Brasil. You can get to know more about me by acessing my Personal Website or by following me on Twitter: @marcos333. You can also see some of my last projects at my Flickr.

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Pressure Washed Street Art by Strook | Colossal

Pressure Washed Street Art by Strook | Colossal | World of Street & Outdoor Arts | Scoop.it

So this wonderful thing showed up in my inbox. Belgian artist and illustrator Stefaan De Croock aka Strook pressure washed this awesome piece on a mossy wall outside of the STUK art center in Leuven. The non-destructive mural is all that more impressive considering it was done completely improvised without a sketch for reference, and it was the first time he’d used pressurized water to boot. Thanks Strook for sharing your work with Colossal!

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Street Art of the Day [UPDATED]

Street Art of the Day [UPDATED] | World of Street & Outdoor Arts | Scoop.it

Street Art of the Day: After being spotted last week in Liverpool and Wapping, Banksy’s British comeback appears to be in full swing, with a new billboard-style piece recently erected in the East End neighborhood of Poplar.....

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Coolest Street Art photos of 2011 | Notorious Magazine

Coolest Street Art photos of 2011 | Notorious Magazine | World of Street & Outdoor Arts | Scoop.it

The gang over at Street Art Utopia came up with a list of 106 of their favorite Street Art photos from 2011. Here are a few of our favorites! They’re all SO cool!

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» Recap ‘Streets of Copenhagen – Street art meets Graffiti’

» Recap ‘Streets of Copenhagen – Street art meets Graffiti’ | World of Street & Outdoor Arts | Scoop.it

And so the show ‘Streets of Copenhagen – street art meets graffiti’ is over. A full month of street art and graffiti in a massive space in Carlsberg’s old brewery locations in Copenhagen. Well more than 2000 m2 with paintings on the walls, on the floors, down the side alleys – and on canvases, wooden boards, bricks even.

We’ve met a lot of great people and made many new friendships. A lot of great art has been made even after the vernissage – all things counted some 10-15 new pieces over the course of the month that the show has been running for....

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Street Art around the world - #6 - STREET ART UTOPIA

Street Art around the world - #6 - STREET ART UTOPIA | World of Street & Outdoor Arts | Scoop.it

Street Art by João Maurício in Torres Novas, Portugal.

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Where is the new Banksy in Camden Town

Where is the new Banksy in Camden Town | World of Street & Outdoor Arts | Scoop.it

Every single day in Camden Town, all Banksy fans are trying to find that where is new Banksy in Camden? After hundreds of questions about where is Banksy, we decided to print a flyer with a map which shows new Banksy in Camden. You can get this handy map around Camden Town Underground Station or at our stalls.

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Ever wall in Wynwood, Miami | All City Street Art

Ever wall in Wynwood, Miami | All City Street Art | World of Street & Outdoor Arts | Scoop.it

Ever sent us over some flicks of his wall painted in the Wynwood Arts District of Miami.

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street-art-by-escif10 | Fubiz™

street-art-by-escif10 | Fubiz™ | World of Street & Outdoor Arts | Scoop.it

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Vandalog – A Street Art Blog » Pasting Miami

Vandalog – A Street Art Blog » Pasting Miami | World of Street & Outdoor Arts | Scoop.it

While Vandalog and a lot of other art blogs have been focusing and will continue to focus on the murals that recently went up during Art Basel Miami, it’s worth noting that the streets also got plastered in posters. Unless otherwise noted, these images are by Mike Pearce, who has the best set of images of this year’s Miami street art extravaganza that I’ve seen so far. Here are some posters by Olive47, Vort, Don’t Fret, Clown Soldier, Clandestine Culture and others.

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Street Art around the world – #3 | STREET ART UTOPIA

Street Art around the world – #3 | STREET ART UTOPIA | World of Street & Outdoor Arts | Scoop.it

Thanks to Karolina Lidia Pawelec for the photo! I wonder if it make sounds like this classic.

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Street artist Eduardo Relero's 3D illusions on pavements

Street artist Eduardo Relero's 3D illusions on pavements | World of Street & Outdoor Arts | Scoop.it

Argentinean 3D street artist Eduardo Relero has created worlds of wonder on pavements all over the globe: A visitor stands next to a 3D mural called, 'Insesatez', in Lleida, Spain

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street art & graffiti London - Nathan Bowen | Flickr : partage de photos !

street art & graffiti London - Nathan Bowen | Flickr : partage de photos ! | World of Street & Outdoor Arts | Scoop.it
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New Street Art by Banksy – In London, England | STREET ART UTOPIA

New Street Art by Banksy – In London, England | STREET ART UTOPIA | World of Street & Outdoor Arts | Scoop.it

By Banksy in London, England.

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BA STREET ART: Blu's bbq: new mural by Blu in Buenos Aires

BA STREET ART: Blu's bbq: new mural by Blu in Buenos Aires | World of Street & Outdoor Arts | Scoop.it

Blu is in Buenos Aires and has just finished painting another politically charged mural. It features six figures being roasted on a grill by the flames from a huge pile of burning bank notes. Argentines love to have barbecues (asados) and it looks like Blu has chosen a similar theme for his latest critique.

 

Dozens of the bank notes have the number 100 in both the top left and bottom right hand corners very similar to the markings on an Argentine one hundred pesos bill....

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