Rodarte: States of Matter Video by MOCA

Street Art // Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Felipe Lima, who shot some of the great Arkitip videos over the past few years, directed this piece, Rodarte: States of Matter, for the MOCA and their exhibition of the same name, the first West Coast solo exhibition of the work of fashion and costume designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte. As you may know, they did the costume design for the Academy Award-winning, Black Swan. More after the jump . . .

New Loops from BLU

Street Art // Monday, March 28, 2011
Italian street artist BLU, who has made some of the most impressvie and genre defining timelapse videos, just released two new wall loops from an abandoned factory in Italy. (Okay, we assume Italy). As BLU writes, "trying some ideas for the next animation...". We look forward to whatever and whenever that is. Watch after the jump . . .

JR's INSIDE/OUT in Tunisia

Street Art // Saturday, March 26, 2011
The amount of energy that JR has alone is inspirational. He just sees to be moving at a different pace at the moment, seizing the opportunity that the TED Award has afforded him and letting his unique interpretation of art and the world be seen as much as possible. We admire him for that. He has now taken his INSIDE/OUT Project to Tunisia. More after the jump . . .

Street Art in Covington, Kentucky

Street Art // Wednesday, March 23, 2011
The next generation of street art? Adding a little something extra, like fake arms, to your neighborhood fire hydrant and parking meter. Scott Beseler captured these simple, humorous pieces on the streets of Covington, Kentucky, home of the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge, and the birthplace of Richard Nixon's White House Press Secretary, Ron Ziegler. More pieces after the jump . . .

Swoon Prepares for MOCA's Art In the Streets

Street Art // Wednesday, March 23, 2011
London's Black Rat Projects' director Mike Snelle checked in from ground zero for Juxtapoz of his friend Swoon's studio as she preps for the major museum survey of street art, Art In the Streets, at LA's MOCA opening this April, 2011. More after the jump . . .

Escif x SAN in Valencia, Spain: Preparing a Dual Army

Street Art // Friday, March 18, 2011
February 2011 cover artist, Escif, just painted this new wall in Valencia, Spain, with fellow Spanish artist, SAN. They call it, "Preparing a Duall Army." We also just got word that both artists will be showing this summer in San Francisco, and will be touring California while painting multiple walls as the build-up to the show. More information after the jump . . .

JR at TED2011 Talks

Street Art // Tuesday, March 15, 2011
We all know that French street artist, JR, won the 2011 TED Award, but we hadn't heard his TED2011 Talk accepting and pledging with the award. JR's simple, ambitious TED Prize wish: to use art to turn the world inside out. A great speech after the jump . . .

Katharina Grosse at Mass MOCA

Street Art // Tuesday, March 15, 2011
We love a good site-specific work, and Katharina Grosse's work at Mass MOCA at the moment, One Floor Up More Highly, is a creepy, psychedelic lunar landscape of rainbow colors and mixed-media objects. The four mounds of soil, painted with a spray gun instead of a brush, is the highlight. More looks after the jump . . .

Swoon in Melbourne Video

Street Art // Monday, March 07, 2011
As we wrote last month, Swoon is showing in Melbourne, Australia at Metro Gallery, and the Australian press has been more than happy to embrace the Brooklyn-based artist. We found this video that ABC Arts in Australia shot of the artist, not bad for what appears to be major coverage of Swoon's show. Video after the jump . . .

JR and The INSIDE OUT Project Interview for TED

Street Art // Sunday, March 06, 2011
"INSIDE OUT is a large-scale participatory art project that transforms messages of personal identity into pieces of artistic work. Everyone is challenged to use black and white photographic portraits to discover, reveal and share the untold stories and images of people around the world." This is a collaborative project between JR, the TED prize, and we, the world. Video interiew after the jump . . .