Oaksterdam Mural Painted Over

Street Art // Sunday, December 23, 2012
Last week, a mural that pot smokers and even non-tokers appreciated was buffed back to beige. The building, which once housed the Oaklandish University, was recently sold and the new owner decided he did not want to be associated with the Pot College. Recent vandalism to the mural also may have effected the decision, but many people in the community were sad to see it go. It definitely added color and life to the rather colorless downtown area of Oakland.

"Bank (Bench) rescue" by Escif

Street Art // Saturday, December 22, 2012
Spanish muralist, Escif’s most recent piece depicts two riot police officers carrying a bench. The artist posted a photo of two riot police carrying a protester to accompany this wall. Recent protests during nationwide strikes in Europe and local strikes in Spain against austerity have resulted in massive violent clashes between protesters and police.

Steve Powers Mural promotes upcoming Kurt Vile Album

Street Art // Friday, December 21, 2012
In promotion for fellow Philadelphia resident musician, Kurt Vile’s newest album, Steve Powers aka ESPO, has created a mural in the City of Brotherly Love. The album titled “ Waking on a pretty daze” will incorporate artwork from this mural into it’s packaging (Good choice Kurt Vile!) and will be released on Matador Records. Check out the mural off Front Street in Philly to see it in person.

"In Looking for perfect Energy" by Interesni Kazki

Street Art // Friday, December 21, 2012
“Several painting inside one painting” is what the title of this new piece by Interesi Kazki should be called.  Surreal worlds containing secret passageways, dreamlike landscapes, and slingshot shooting space cubes.  The Ukranian have dubbed this piece "In Looking for perfect Energy" painted with acrylic on canvas. Check out the detail shots for a closer look.

Okud Mural in Brooklyn

Street Art // Friday, December 21, 2012
A headless character is seen kneeling in a puddle of bright colors against a black background on this wall in Bushwick, Brooklyn. To the left, two faces are submerged in similar bright colored patterns. All painted by an artist named Okud.

New Wall by Xuan Alyfe

Street Art // Thursday, December 20, 2012
In his newest work, Spanish artist, Xuan Alyfe, continues to create abstract and surreal imagery, working in very small scale.

New Watercolor Drawing from Hyuro

Street Art // Thursday, December 20, 2012
Setting the mood is something Hyuro does well with a majority of her work and certainly with this new watercolor on paper.

New Mural by Agostino Iacurci in Turin, Italy

Street Art // Thursday, December 20, 2012
Rome-based multidisciplinary artist, Agostino Lacurci, decorated this an entire parking lot in Turin, Italy with his layered-styled paintings that includes a section character with a cactus on his waist. Fun and simple imagery that the residents of Turin can hopefully appreciate and embrace. You know the kids will love it!

"Tank Man" Parody mural by Captain Borderline Crew

Street Art // Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Humor is a much needed and often neglected ingredient for public murals. This parody of the classic photo “Tank man” from the Tiananmen Square protests was painted by the collective artist group, Captain Borderline Crew, in Cologne, Germany.

Four Artists, Four faces mural

Street Art // Wednesday, December 19, 2012
This is the result of four artists working on four faces by switching to a different one every 5 minutes. Great idea, interesting final product. Painted by Popay, Macs, El niño de las pinturas, AxelVoid in Paris.


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