Opening Photos: Jaz - Franco Fasoli @ Ras Gallery

Street Art // Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Last week, Argentina-based artist, Jaz, aka Franco Fasoli, held his first European solo show at Ras Gallery in Barcelona, Spain.  The artist filled the space with 26 pieces of work, many created solely with tar as the medium and a large mural of two facing animals with the Sagittarius constellation overlapping.  Unlike many street artists, Jaz’s work trasitions well in a gallery environment and has very natural look.

New Triangulo Dorado Mural

Street Art // Thursday, May 24, 2012
Buenos Aires-based mural collective, Triangulo Dorado, has finished this newest mural with a water-based theme.  People are depicted neck high in water with birds on their heads and a small house lies a rocky island with a beautifully colored skyline in the background.

New Vhils in Lisbon, Portugal

Street Art // Thursday, May 24, 2012
Using a slow archaic method of chipping away at surfaces street artist, Vhils, creates striking portraits with meticulous detail only subtle chips can create. This newest work of his is located in Lisbon, Portugal.

Flying Fortress x Nychos

Street Art // Wednesday, May 23, 2012
This cute cuddly bear wearing a ripped jean jacket and a helmet was dissected in a combined effort from street artists, Nychos and Flying Fortress.  Appropriately titled “No Guts No Glory”, this new mural was painted in Dublin, Ireland for the  “All City Tivoli Jam”.

New Laguna Mural in Almagro

Street Art // Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Surreal muralist, Laguna, recently painted this dark, abstract new wall in his hometown of Almagro, Buenos Aires.

Kaws at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Street Art // Wednesday, May 23, 2012
After being asked two years ago through an email if he would like have one of his figures included in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Kaws aka Brian Donnelly, will officially have a 40 feet long, 34 feet wide and 30 feet tall balloon of his figure “Companion” in this years parade.  The Brooklyn-based artist, who grew up watching the parade from his hometown in Jersey City, was quoted ““It was more important than the holiday itself.  To have my character in a lineup with Snoopy and Kermit is a real dream.”

New Banksy Paintings and Outdoor Works

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Every few months, you get a Banksy piece popping up in public, a nice witty thing that circulates the web and gets everyone in a tizzy. But you rarely get to see a new chunk of Banksy paintings get posted on his site in a grouping, and the Bristol, UK-born artist just gave us a nice update of what he gets done in the studio. We always liked his "Sorry: The Lifestyle You Ordered is Currently Out of Stock" motto.

"Arbol" by Sam 3

Street Art // Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Sam3 just wrapped up this massive mural while in Amposta, Spain for the Fahr Festival. The artist’s simplistic imagery using just black and blue, works beautifully on this building.

New York Public Artist arrested for "planting false bombs"

Street Art // Tuesday, May 22, 2012
A Brooklyn-Based artist who had installed a series of illuminated “I Love New York” bags to lampposts in Brooklyn was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with planting false bombs, along with several other charges.  Takeshi Miyakawa, a visual artist and furniture designer, was placing the bags as a public project to show his love for the city and to lift people’s spirits.

Hyuro in Cholula, Mexico

Street Art // Tuesday, May 22, 2012
This encircled collection of folding chairs was painted in Cholula, Mexico, by Spanish artist, Hyuro.  There is something eerie and dark about this particular wall, maybe it’s the absence of people?

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