Hey, Welcome Back, OakOak

Street Art // Thursday, March 12, 2015
French street artist OakOak is one of our all-time favorites, and we love a good update of his work. He is one of the best artists to take his surrounding world, which is most likely the streets of Saint Etienne, France, and turn them into his very own comic strip. A recent piece showcases a sleeping, drooling Homer, maybe made in tribute to Sam Simon's untimely death? MyModernMet posted some great OakOak classics, and we added a few, too.

Søren Solkær's "Surface" Project

Street Art // Monday, March 09, 2015
Internationaly renwoned Danish photographer Søren Solkær is set to launch a worldwide exhibition and book project. Solkær has travelled the globe for three years in search of the most significant figures in street art and graffiti. SURFACE features portraits of many of the most prominent figures on the contemporary scene as well as the pioneering icons.

Unframed - JR Takes Over Ellis Island

Street Art // Tuesday, March 03, 2015
JR is currently installing wheatpastes and shooting a film in Ellis island's historic south side buildings  as part of an upcoming exhibition "Unframed — Ellis Island" that will be part of the new public tours to be conducted by Save Ellis Island. The artist is preparing life size historic photographs of Ellis Island immigrants that will be pasted on 16 or more selected interior walls on the south side of Ellis Island. The artist’s intent is to evoke a sense of time and place and give context to the human lives that were touched by their time at Ellis Island.

Beautiful Short Film on "OSGEMEOS" by Ben Mor

Street Art // Thursday, February 26, 2015
Produced by Ben Mor, this surreal short 2-minute film on Os Gemeos transmits the essence of the twin's world in as playful a vision as their work itself is.

Banksy Shares New Work and Video From Gaza

Street Art // Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Banksy has just updated his website with new work in Gaza and a video ending in a poignant message "If we wash our hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless we side with the powerful—we don't remain neutral."

Manifesto: Ericailcane & Blu in Process, Mexico City

Street Art // Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Our friends and colleagues at Juxtapoz Latin America have been presenting a new street art project in Mexico City, MANIFESTO, with some of the top muralists and interventionists in the world. Blu, Ericailcane, Swoon, Saner, JAZ, Ciler, and Curiot are just some of the names involved, and today we have some process shots of Blu and Ericailcane. 

Os Gemeos Create Sculpture Inside an Old Military Bunker

Street Art // Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Os Gemeos have created a sculptural work within an ol military-style bunker in the gardens of Rio de Janeiro's Museu Caso do Pontal, Pascali Semerdijian Arquitetos. The museum is dedicated to popular Brazilian folk art and historical artifacts. 

Converse Blank Canvas: Marco Zamora in Los Angeles

Street Art // Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Los Angeles-based artist Marco Zamora, whose work examines beautiful and complex tension between humankind and the urban landscape, graced the back cover of our January, 2015 issue as part of Converse's Blank Canvas project. Watch a video after the jump...

India's largest Mural: Dadasaheb Phalke

Street Art // Wednesday, February 18, 2015
In December 2014, as part of the st+art Mumbai festival, Bombay based artist Ranjit Dahiya (Bollywood Art Project) painted a tribute to the father of Indian cinema - Dadasaheb Phalke along with artists Yantr, Munir Bukhari and Nilesh Kharade. At 120 x 150 foot, it is the largest mural in the country.

INSA's Space GIF-ITI: Probably the World's Largest Animated Gif

Street Art // Thursday, January 22, 2015
INSA has been doing some crazy great animated gif work in recent years, what he has dubbed "Gif-Iti." Well, the UK-based painter has taken it to a new level: Space Gif-Iit. That's right, an actual animated painting you can see from space, live from Rio. Let's take a gander... 


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