Let the Arts Roam: New video featuring El Mac and Retna

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 22, 2011
It's quite obvious that whenever Los Angeles' El Mac and Retna team up for a new mural, it is going to be special. I Am Los Angeles just sent us a new video chronicling the collaborative process and unique bond both artists share.

Brooklyn Museum Cancels Plans for Art in the Streets

Street Art // Wednesday, June 22, 2011
  The Brooklyn Museum has announced that it will not be hosting the “Art in the Streets” show due to financial constraints.  Currently showing at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the exhibition had been scheduled at the Brooklyn Museum from March 30 through July 8, 2012.  Drawing massive crowds, the exhibition has also been a topic of criticism due to the large increase in graffiti in the surrounding area.  

Faile "Puzzle Boxes"

Street Art // Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Brooklyn-based art collective, Faile, has created a puzzle box set that is a smaller version of the Faille Box produced for their U.K. show.  The puzzles are made of 88 blocks and can be combined to create six completely different base images.  The boxes will be released at their Los Angeles show, A Decade of Prints and Originals, at Post No Bills gallery June 24.

Roa in Mexico

Street Art // Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Belgium-based artist, Roa, paints yet another huge wall in Mexico as he continues his relentless painting tour.  A beautifully shot video, although it seems lengthy and drags on.

+Pool: A Floating Pool in the River For Everyone

Street Art // Wednesday, June 22, 2011
A floating pool that filters the rivers water in the East River shaped as a cross? Yes please. +Pool is the company pursuing this ambitious project, partnering with an engineering firm, and they need your help with kickstarter.

Saimir Strati Mosaics

Street Art // Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Albanian artist, Saimir Strati, uses nails, toothpicks, corks, sea glass, eggshells, compact discs, coffee beans, porcelain and mirror glass to creates large-scale mosaics. His work has broken countless world records including the world’s largest cork and screw mosaics.

Blue Tomato

Street Art // Tuesday, June 21, 2011
f A fabulous new collaboration between artists Peachbeach, Frau Isa, Dxtr, Low Bros, Cone and Nychos in Vienna.  An interesting assorted cast of characters, riding an extended white dog limo!

House Tent by San and Escif

Street Art // Monday, June 20, 2011
Escif and San take advantage of some un-manicured, un-occupied dwelling and draw some visions of what could materialize. As part of the San and Escif Road Show leading to gallery show, they stopped somewhere outside of San Jose, California to create a message.

Visionary Quest

Street Art // Monday, June 20, 2011
  Here is a new mural from Oakland-based artists Doodles, Feral, J Bcuz, and ATWA.   Welcome to the mythical, supernatural realm that one can enter when drinking the tap water of “The Town”.  

New Liqen Wall

Street Art // Monday, June 20, 2011
Continuing his travels and painting adventures, Spanish artist Liqen acquired some prime real estate in Plastica, Guadalajara, Mexico. Preserving the original mural and adding his own touch, Liqen creates a wonderful balance of old and new. As the artist states, “Mitofantastic Mantro is a mural dedicated to one of the many amorphous gods there may be”.


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