Street Art // Thursday, August 27, 2015
If you live in San Francisco or have visited here recently, it is likely that you traveled down Market Street and encountered a wonderful addition to the city's public art. Our friend and local bay area artist Lauren YS teamed up with Tatiana Suarez and Caratoes to paint a beautiful mural at Market and South Van Ness as part of Jansport's #LiveOutside campaign. We stopped by a couple of times to catch their progress, but for those of you that weren't able to or aren't able to see it in person, follow Jansport's video series document the 5-day process of painting a 55-foot wall!
Street Art // Monday, August 24, 2015
We are super excited to be in Stavanger, Norway next week for the kick-off of the 2015 Nuart Festival, one of the world's best continuing street art-centric fairs. The show officially opens on September 5, but street works will be popping up in the coming days, and DOLK has already started working on the streets with these really cool abstract expressionist-style works all around Stavanger. Fun times ahead, with updates!
Street Art // Thursday, August 20, 2015
French art duo, Ella and Pitr, together les Papiers Peintres, offer their illustrations to the streets of Paris. Their street art cuts across walls, but often bleeds out onto nearby horizontal spaces. They also create oversized paintings on large swaths of the ground, art best viewed from above. You can find more of their art on their tumblr, as well as on the adorable videos they create.
Street Art // Monday, August 17, 2015
We are excited to once again be part of Nuart 2015 this year, not only as as media sponsor, but a part of the great lecture program the Norwegian festival puts on each year. From September 3—5, 2015, the festival happens around Stavanger with talks and street pieces across the city, and the exhibition itself runs 6 September - 11 October, 2015. Even better, Nuart is celebrating its 15th anniversary, "Alongside the recurrent theme of Situationism, this year’s festival will explore notions of play and the ludic tendencies within street art and urban culture. . . "
Street Art // Tuesday, August 11, 2015
In May 2015, Jeffrey Deitch, along with Thor Equities and and Joseph J. Sitt, unveiled Coney Art Walls, an outdoor museum of street art at the legendary theme park in Brooklyn. The project brought together an exceptional group of international artists in an already iconic location. Our Joe Russo captured the making of the project for a few months, documenting the artists in process and with their finished walls.
Street Art // Thursday, August 06, 2015
One of our favorite New York-based artists, Erik Parker is the latest artist to participate in Converse's Blank Canvas project. The resulting psychedelic bright blasts of color appear on the back cover of our brand new September issue, on sale now.
Street Art // Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Italian artist Agostino Iacurci and All City Canvas teamed up in Atlanta for a three-day workshop for the children of Camp Best Friends summer program at the Center of Hope. The children created "imaginary portraits" that were later put together to compose a large collective piece that was revealed to their families during a celebratory BBQ at the Center.
Street Art // Wednesday, August 05, 2015
The Wabash Lights, a public art installation proposed by designers Jack Newell and Seth Unger, recently surpassed its funding goal of $55,000 on Kickstarter. The project will install colored lights on the underside of the Chicago’s L-Train tracks. The LED lights will be controlled by users who will be able to create patterns via the project’s website or web application, which is still under development.
Street Art // Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Steve Powers, aka ESPO, recently worked with NYC Dot and the city's Summer Streets campaign, installing several of his wonderful signs across the streets of New York.
Street Art // Thursday, July 30, 2015
We wanted to share the latest mural by JR, part of Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program’s Open Source project, which is a series of installations in public space which call attention to various social issues. This mural, called Migrants, Ibrahim, Mingora – Philadelphia, is an exploration of immigration. Ibrahim Shaw, the subject of the work, grew up and studied at a university in Pakistan, then came to Philadelphia to work in his uncle’s food truck.