Vhils in Azores, Portugal

Street Art // Monday, August 06, 2012
Participating in the Walk & Talk Festival in Portugal, Vhils chipped away at this three-story high abandoned tower, creating a fantastic portrait of a woman. The festival features many of our favorite artists working in the street including Mark Jenkins, Liqen, and Remed, all who have had features in our printed magazine.

"HOMAGE TO YVES KLEIN " by Escif

Street Art // Monday, August 06, 2012
Escif’s newest mural in Valenci, Spain pays homage to the recent event of Spain's King, Juan Carlos falling flat on his face and to the French Noveau Relisme artist, Yves Klein. Escif draws a humorous correlation to Klein’s famous piece “Leaping into the Void” and the photo of Carlos falling to the floor.

Saner in Oaxaca for Guelaguetza Celebration

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 06, 2012
Just this past week, Mexico City-based Saner was in Oaxaca for the 2012 edition of the Guelaguetza, where he painted a few murals that, as our Juxtapoz Latin America colleagues noted, looked beautiful along with the landscape of Oaxaca. As Wikipedia is teaching us, Guelaguetza is an annual cultural event in Mexico that takes place in the city of Oaxaca, centering on traditional dancing in costume in groups, and includes parades complete with indigenous walking bands, native food, and statewide artisanal crafts such as prehispanic-style textiles.

Sam3 Mural @ Outdoor Urban Festival

Street Art // Sunday, August 05, 2012
With multiple street art festivals happening around the globe this summer it’s been difficult to keep up with all the walls being painted. The good ones instantly stand out and Sam3’s murals are among our favorite. This wall was painted in Roma, Italy for the Outdoor Urban Festival. Simple symbolism and great execution using few colors.

Liqen @ Wall Therapy in Rochester, Ny

Street Art // Saturday, August 04, 2012
Liqen’s contribution to Wall Therapy in Rochester, NY is a provocative black and white mural with strong line work. The image consists of an American eagle captured, guarded and under surveillance, likely a metaphor for American’s “freedoms.”

Top 25 Os Gemeos Street Art

Top List // Friday, August 03, 2012
Brazilian twins Os Gemeos create some of the most iconic, instantly recognizable street and public art of any contemporary art in the world today. Or ever, if you want to really break this down. In honor of their museum exhibition at the Boston ICA opening today, August 3, we look back at our favorite street works from the 2x Juxtapoz cover artists. From multi-storied murals, to collaborations, to castles and simple characters hidden away in the depths of a city, Os Gemeos will continue to amaze and redefine what street art is.

Olek Covers Einstein Sculpture in Washington D.C

Street Art // Friday, August 03, 2012
Olek recently crochet covered a large sculpture of Albert Einstein while she was visiting Washington D.C. The New York-based artist was included and in town for ithe “40 under 40: Craft Futures” exhibition at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in D.C.

Video and Photos: The Environmental Works of Patrick Dougherty

Street Art // Friday, August 03, 2012
Using carpentry skills and tree saplings as his medium, North Carolina-based sculptor, Patrick Dougherty, creates large-scale environmental works outdoor and indoor. Over the last thirty years, he has built over 230 of these dreamlike forts, earning numerous prestigious awards and exhibiting internationally.

JR Begins New Wall in Brooklyn

Street Art // Thursday, August 02, 2012
Famed French photographer/wheatpaster, JR, is seen here working on a new large mural in Brooklyn. It appears that the piece might just be one eyeball staring off in the distance, a simple non-intrusive image.  More information  and completed photos soon.

"Happy Rainbow" Exhibition by FriendsWithYou

Street Art // Thursday, August 02, 2012
“Happy Rainbow” is an interactive exhibition in Hong Kong featuring a rainbow shrine with a forty-foot interactive bounce house and a number of fiberglass, plush and resin sculptures from the Los Angeles-based collective, FriendsWithYou. As their website explains, “Designed to envelope the visitors and transcend them into a higher state of self awareness, “Happy Rainbow,” is a journey into yourself.”

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