Brakay for Fame Festival 2011

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 09, 2011
As we prepare our own trip to Grottaglie, Italy for Fame Festival later this month, we are keeping up with the work being presented in the Southern Italian city. Now up is duo Brakay (Brad Downey and A Kay), who have gone around Grottaglie and left little treasures and conceptual pieces, using the narrow streets to their advantage.

Nespoon for Fame Festival 2011

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 29, 2011
As we prepare for our trip to Fame Festival at the end of September, we have been doing our research, and one artist we are learning about is Polish artist, Nespoon. She works in ceramics, and creates handmade public works. When at Fame in Italy this summer, she spent a month with local artisans creating a body of work to place around Grottaglie.

In Street Art: Vhils @ Fame Festival 2011

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 09, 2011
The following video shows Portuguese street artist, Alexandre Farto aka Vhils, in various stages of his work process at Fame Festival. Watch as Vhils collects everyday objects from the streets to use in his gallery work.

Blu and Ericailcane hit Fame Festival

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Two of our favorite Italian muralists, Blu and Ericailcane, continue their summer European mural tour with a few day stop at Fame Festival in the south of Italy. In just a few short days, both artists completed some fantastic works.

Boris Hoppek at Fame Festival 2011

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 13, 2011
It is becoming that time of year again, where artists from around the world descend on the small Italian town of Grottaglie to create some of the best public art of the year for Fame Festival. Germany's Boris Hoppek, a personal favorite of this site, has spent some time already making a body of work around Grottaglie.

NUG for Fame Festival 2011

Juxtapoz // Saturday, July 09, 2011
It is getting closer to the time of year when artists from around the world convene in Grottaglie, Italy to paint walls throughout the city for Fame Festival. This are getting started, at least to get the word going, with NUG doing a video for the 2011 edition of Fame Festival.

Madre: Word To Mother at Fame Festival 2010

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 19, 2011
On the opening night of MOCA's "Art In the Streets," we got a chance to meet UK-artist Word To Mother, and even sat next to him at a Japanese restaurant late in the evening after the festivities died down. So we were happy to see "Madre," a nice short film made about Word's experience at the Italian Fame Festival in 2010.

ESCIF releases first book with video trailer

Street Art // Saturday, November 27, 2010
Why all the Escif news on the site? We are building up to larger feature in the magazine on the Spanish street / fine artist. We are prepping you, getting you acquainted. Escif just released his new book, MUROS y PAREDES, featuring his best outdoor and train work to date. Spreads and video trailer after the jump . . .

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 . . .

Artist to Watch: Escif

Street Art // Sunday, November 14, 2010
*Every Sunday, Juxtapoz.com will highlight an artist that we feel is currently on the cusp of a new level of critical and technical success. The artist we feature will not necessarily be unknown, nor will they be of a pre-established museum career. But they will be artists who have showcased progress in a new body of work that deserves continual examination. We will mostly look at the work itself and let the art speak. Today, we feature Spanish street and fine artist, Escif.
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