Bansky: "Today's Art has been cancelled due to police activity"

Street Art // Wednesday, October 23, 2013
One thing is for certain; the mentioning of Bansky’s name provokes strong opinions. Ever since the British artist has set up his New York residency “Better Out Than In,” we have seen both the haters and the praisers come out in hoards. Undeniably, the infamous artist is really, really good at getting major media attention and creating hype. So, when we saw his day #23 update that read “Today’s art has been cancelled due to police activity” it appeared to us as another piece in creating additional controversy, which in the end leads to more discussion, attention, and hype. Plus even Banksy need a day off, right?

Swoon next up on Bowery Wall

Street Art // Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Brooklyn-based artist, Swoon, has been enlisted as the next artist to paint the famed wall at Houston and Bowery in New York. Previous decorated by the work of Revok and Pose, the wall has since been whitewashed to a vivid blue-green canvas. Swoon has begun applying her wheatpastes in what will be a Hurricane Sandy-themed piece. She will join a long list of artists who have painted the wall which include notable names like Keith Haring, Os Gemeos, Barry Mcgee, Adek (SACE), Kenny Sharf, Shepard Fairey and more. We will keep you posted on the process throughout the week.

Video: Anthony Lister - Never odd or even

Street Art // Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Earlier this year, Australian painter, Anthony Lister, held an exhibition entitled “Never Odd or Even” at Robert Fontaine Gallery in Miami. Two videos have been released documenting the installation process, mural painting and the opening of the exhibition. The artist speaks on his upbringing, process and idea, with an interesting correlation to graffiti and strippers.  There is also a guest appearance by Carla Azar of AutoLux who performed at the opening reception.

"Infinitud Del Universo" by Faith 47

Street Art // Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Participating in the Muas Malaga Urban Art Festival in Malaga, Spain, South African artist, Faith 47, painted the towering image of a woman accompanied with the words "Infinitud Del Universo." 

3ttman @ Relazioni Festival

Street Art // Tuesday, October 22, 2013
3TTMAN has been experimenting with an alternative process to creating murals in which he lays cement down and then drawing his outline directly into the cement while wet. After it dries, he paints the surface creating a textured piece with extra depth. This new brightly colored piece was created for the Relazioni Festival in Rosarno, Italy.

The Art of Robin Rhode

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 22, 2013
South African artist Robin Rhode embraces a variety of media from photography to drawing, animation, performance and sculpture. Using simple, ephemeral devices, the Berlin-based artist often works in public spaces, using walls or just the street as his canvas. Rhodes transforms simple shapes into elements of narratives, interacting with only an imagined presence.

"Zero Infinito" by Agostino Larcuci

Street Art // Monday, October 21, 2013
Painted in Rome, Italy and organized by Wunderkammern, “Zero Infinto” is the newest mural painted by artist Agostino Lacurci. In the painting, two of the artist’s signature characters are climbing up and down on a ladder that resembles the infinite symbol. Both characters mirror each other if flipped around making a perfect balance in this piece.

Phlegm @ Empty Walls Festival

Street Art // Monday, October 21, 2013
Participating in the Empty Walls Festival in Cardiff, Wales, Sheffiled-based artist, Phlegm painted the symbolic image of a Welsh Dragon in monochrome. The dragon is interestingly placed across four varying and was organized by modern Alchemists.

Cone The Weird

Street Art // Monday, October 21, 2013
This is Cone’s contribution to a large wall that the Weird painted in part of “Goodbye Monopol 2” in Luxemburg. The artist went with a “screens theme,” which most of us can relate to whether as a participant or as an observation.

Banksy "Better Out Than In" Day 12—21 Recap

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 21, 2013
Since the last time we posted about Banksy's month long street residency in NYC, Better Out Than In, we have witnessed a few pieces going up in NYC (or at least part of the masses going to see the pieces) and see the backlash of a certain Mayor Bloomberg making his comments about "urban decay." Banksy has given us a confessional, Ronald McDonald's wage reenactment, a Central Park painting sale, a pop-up outdoor show with Os Gemeos under the High Line, and of course, trying to staying Ghetto 4 Life. 


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