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?

Glowing Homeless by Fanny Allié

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 22, 2012
As part of the 2011 "Bring to Light" festival, Fanny Allie created the Glowing Homeless sculpture, and placed it on a bench in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. As Allie says of her work, "Many of my projects suggest the course of time as they examine memories, past actions or incidents, and events that happened at a specific and recorded time."

JR mural on the High Line in New York

Street Art // Monday, May 21, 2012
Working on his continuous Inside Out Project wheatpaste photographer, JR, over the weekend acquired some prime real estate on the High Line in New York City.  A popular tourist attraction, the High Line was once an abandoned section of the New York Central Railroad that was recycled into an urban park spawning huge real estate development in the area.

"Working An Angle" @ Known Gallery

Street Art // Monday, May 21, 2012
Augustine Kofie’s solo exhibition Working an Angle opens this Saturday May 26, 2012 at Known Gallery in Los Angeles.  The show will feature dense collages and assemblage on wood with yardstick framing, paintings on canvas and hand painted multiples.  This will be the artists first solo exhibition in his hometown of Los Angeles in three years and will definitely be worth checking out.

Fraser Gray Murals

Street Art // Monday, May 21, 2012
Scotland-based multi-disciplinary artist, Fraser Gray, works primarily in an indoor setting, but occasionally paints collage style murals that are distinctly different from other public works.

Other & Labrona at Haverford College

Street Art // Monday, May 21, 2012
Canadian artists, Other and Labrona, collaborates in giving the Haverford College in Philadelphia a vibrant new mural on the exterior of one of its buildings.  Labrona spoke on this particular trip saying, “It is very important to disseminate murals all across the world. Having never painted in Pennsylvania before, it is a new place to explore and work from. There is no particular significance to the mural. It is more of a freestyle, working within the shape of the wall formed what was painted."

M-City in Finland

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 21, 2012
Mariusz Waraz, aka M-City, recently took over the exterior of this large building with his distinct machinery looking esthetic in Pori, Finland. The artist was invited to participate in an exhibition entitled “Street Art – The New Generation” put together by the Pori Art Museum. Many well-known street artists are also involved with the show including Blu, Invader, Icy & Sot, and more.

JR & TED: One year of turning the world inside out

Juxtapoz // Sunday, May 20, 2012
It has been over one year since our May 2012 cover artist, JR, won his TED Award and gave his declaration to create a worldwide, public art photo project, Inside Out. Now, TED has released a video recapping the 2011 year winner JR and showing the man's speech about Inside Out's progress. An inspirational viewing.

"Suicide Status" by Anthony Gormley

Street Art // Sunday, May 20, 2012
Anthony Gormeley’s series of 31 life-size body cast sculptures have made their way to the rooftops of San Paulo and apparently the panicked calls to emergency services have been coming in steadily.  In 2011, the sculptures were exhibited in New York and the NYPD had to issue a public statement informing citizens that they were not suicide jumpers.

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