New Escif website, video, and work

Street Art // Tuesday, November 23, 2010
It's fairly well-documented at this point that we like Spanish street and fine artist, Escif. We wrote at length recently about how much we admire his work, and see big things on his horizon. Now, we have a bunch of new updates from the Escif camp. More after the jump . . .

Speaking of Blu, a new mural pops up in Rennes, France

Street Art // Thursday, November 11, 2010
After spending an earlier post this morning endorsing Italian artist Blu as the leading force in a new wave of a street work, we just saw that he completed a new mural in Rennes, France. More pictures after the jump . . .

MOCA's "Art In the Streets" gets a book, becomes more real

Street Art // Thursday, November 11, 2010
So now it has a book. The show everyone will be talking about from now to the end of 2011, the MOCA's Art in the Streets, now has a book cover for the art world to start thinking about. San Francisco's vey own Barry "Twist" McGee is on the cover, rightly and properly so. What else do we know?

An afternoon with Ericailcane in San Francisco

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 09, 2010
This past Sunday, we spent the afternoon with Bologna based painter, illustrator, and muralist Ericailcane as he prepared his solo exhibition, "We Were Living In the Woods" at San Francisco's FIFTY24SF Gallery. Fresh off over 19 hours of travel, Erica went straight to work on some amazing wall paintings . . .

A Refuge of Art: Video Tour of FAME Fest Monastery x Look Back at Each Artist's Murals

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 14, 2010
Whether you’re religious or not, there remains a special sort of serenity and mysticism within a monastery – especially when its an ancient abandoned one in Southern Italy. This monastery is one of the most fascinating uncurated public art spaces, which serves as the epicenter of FAME Fest.

Vhils Gets Up in Italy for Start of FAME Fest 2010

Juxtapoz // Sunday, May 23, 2010
Have you ever heard of people falling asleep on the stencil they have been cutting for the past three days? Vhils aka Alexandre Farto (Juxtapoz #103) is hard at work in Italy, preparing his street pieces for this year's FAME Fest.

Preview: FAME Festival 2009 in Italy

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 13, 2009
The second installment of Studiocromie’s FAME Festival, featuring artists: Erica il Cane, Judith Supine, David Ellis, Word to Mother, Sam3, Blu, JR, Vhils, Conor Harrington, Lucy Mclauchlan, Mark Jenkins, Dolk, Clio, Slinkachu, Dem, Will Barras, Tuono Pettinato, and Paper Resistance, is set to kick off September 19th, 2009. Angelo Milano of Studiocromie sent us over some preview shots.

Blu

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 02, 2007
Check the big picture here Coming straight out of Italy and into your heart is wall dazzler Blu. Did that sound like the a trailer for a feel good film? In a way it should since Blu's work makes you feel good. It makes you feel good to know that there are street artists out there keeping things innovative. And with 30 ft. high heads made of hundreds of smaller naked people, innovative is this guy's middle name (or however you say innovative in Italian). His current project, Megunica, is a documentary video and illustrated diary of Blu's travels through Central and South America, gauging the inspiration and effect on his work of unplanned travel through these regions. His murals, utilizing a semi-cartoonish style, are intricate, insightful, and inspirational. New styles of street art are slowly gaining popularity in the main with help from talented, experimental muralists like Blu who are out spreading the gospel.
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