The Illuminated Crowd

Street Art // Monday, December 05, 2011
Last year, 2010, Raymond Masson created a public sculpture titled The Illuminated Crowd that was displayed in downtown Montreal.  65 people of all ages, race, facial expressions and conditions are depicted on four platforms, made from stratified polyester resin with polyurethane paint.

NOKHUR CEMETERY

Street Art // Saturday, December 03, 2011
Based on superstitious beliefs, the isolated village of Nokhur places mountain goat horns on almost every grave in an attempt to fight off evil spirits and help the soul of the deceased ensure safe passage to heaven. The Nokhuris, the mountain tribe of the region, have always considered mountain goats sacred animals, admiring their strength and endurance.

CLOTHESPIN SCULPTURE

Street Art // Friday, December 02, 2011
Built for the Festival of the Five Seasons in Chaudfontaine Park, which lies on the outskirts of Liege, Belgium, a giant clothespin sculpture gives off the illusion to be holding on to a mound of dirt and grass.  Designed by Turkish artist Mehmet Ali Uysal, a professor of art at the Middle East Technical University, the giant sculpture is just one piece in a string of Uysal works that rely on flawless illusion.

Troll Wall Restaurant

Street Art // Friday, December 02, 2011
Located at the foot of the tallest vertical rock face in Europe, in Norway’s Romsdal Valley, Troll Wall Restaurant is a seasonal destination open between June and September.  Completed in April by Norwegian studio Reiulf Ramstad Architects, the structures floor is built solely from concrete and the interior walls that aren’t completely glass are made of plastered chipboard.

The Bird's Nest

Street Art // Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Supported by existing trees and camouflaged by twigs, The Bird’s Nest is a unique hotel accommodation, and experience.  There are discreet windows almost hidden by the arrangement of branches and a retractable staircase to gain access inside.  Designed by Tham and Videgård Arkitekter, this hotel is 1 of 5 completely different designs located in Northern Sweden.

Interesni Kazki and The Wynwood Walls Project

Street Art // Monday, November 28, 2011
Ukrainian muralists and artists, Interesni Kazki seem to be just about everywhere lately.  After finishing up their first U.S. show in Los Angeles, the duo is in Miami painting several walls with their surreal visions.

Jr in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District

Street Art // Monday, November 28, 2011
Artists continue to migrate to Miami this week to participate in the numerous events surrounding Art Basel.  French artist, Jr contributed this wheatpaste to Miami’s Wynwood Arts District that grows larger and more colorful by the day.

Leviathan by Anish Kapoor

Street Art // Sunday, November 27, 2011
Each year the French Ministry of Culture and Communication invites an artist to create a work that responds to the Monumental architectural space of the Grand Palais in Paris. In 2011, Indian-born, British-based artist, Anish Kapoor was invited and created the following breath taking sculpture.

Tiger and Turtle- Magic Mountain Sculpture

Street Art // Saturday, November 26, 2011
Positioned upon a hilltop in Duisburg, Germany, Tiger and Turtle – Magic Mountain is public sculpture built by German artists Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth. Visitors can access the rollercoaster-looking sculpture for free and climb all but the loop-the-loop center of the piece.

JR “Encrages” Exhibition @ Galerie Perrotin

Street Art // Tuesday, November 22, 2011
The French artist who began in 2004 wheatpasting his photos in the streets of Paris, to being awarded the prestigious TED award in 2010, has opened his first major solo exhibition titled “Encrages” at Galerie Perrotin in Paris. Considering himself nether a street artist or a photographer, JR simply describes himself as an "urban artivist.”

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