Caution: Penis Under Construction

Street Art // Monday, May 06, 2013
China’s position on censorship is undoubtedly strong on a range of serious and silly issues, so it’s surprising that the world’s largest penis is currently being “erected” there. Well, no purposely. Some scaffolding and a certain angle can create an interesting perspective when looking at the future headquarters for the Chinese newspaper, The People’s Daily. Predictably, photos of the building have been censored many places online, particularly in China. 

Video: JR - INSIDE OUT - The People's Art Project TRAILER

Street Art // Monday, May 06, 2013
"This fascinating documentary tracks the evolution of the world's largest participatory art project, the wildly popular "Inside Out." Travel the globe with French artist JR as he motivates communities to define their most important causes by pasting giant portraits in the street, testing the limits of what they thought possible. In capturing the process, Alastair Siddons creates a glowing testament to the power of the image and the role that art can play in transforming lives." And in other JR news, the artist just installed a series of large eyeballs inside Rikers Island Jail! More on that soon.

Roa in Chichester, UK

Street Art // Monday, May 06, 2013
Last week, Roa painted a mural of piled animals in London, now he is Southwest in the city of Chichester participating in their local Street Art Festival. This newest mural on yet another beautiful brick wall is of two Blue Tits, a bird common in most of Europe and parts of Western Asia.

"POOL, THE ALCHEMY OF BLUE" by Lizzie Buckmaster Dove

Street Art // Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Using various sized chunks of concrete found from an old pool In Coledale, Australia, artist Lizzie Buckmaster Dove creates earthworks that investigate "identity, connection and 'genius loci' or sense of place."  Her project, “Pool, the Alchemy of Blue” began from daily walks and now involves people from the surrounding community. The piece reflects the various phases of the moon, time and change, and when speaking on the work the artists said, "Pool, the Alchemy of Blue isn’t about ruin but about transformation… Australia has a unique history of sea pools. Pool, the Alchemy of Blue will operate as a love song to this history." 

New mural by Andrew Schoultz in San Francisco

Street Art // Saturday, May 04, 2013
The side of the local dive bar, Pops in the Mission District of San Francisco just got hooked up with this impressive mural by Andrew Schoultz. Over the last week Schoultz has been spending everyday painting this building... sounds more appealing than sitting at a computer all day when the weather has been as freakishly nice as it has been in San Francisco. If you want to see it in person, head down to 24th and York St. The piece was made in conjunction with Converse and Juxtapoz.

Video: Jim Power and the Mosaic Trail

Street Art // Friday, May 03, 2013
Started 1985, Jim Power, aka The Mosaic Man, has been creating mosaics on light poles in the East Village of New York as a way of documenting the history of the ever-changing neighborhood. As many as 80 have been decorated by Power, however many have deteriorated and been vandalized over recent years.  In an attempt to preserve these pieces, Power and his numerous supporters created an Indiegogo. They need your support to continue one of the longest ongoing public art projects in the world.

New Relish Monikers

Street Art // Friday, May 03, 2013
Why doesn’t Relish draw any female figures on trains? That is a question. We are wondering. This recent update is solely portraits of men from previous time periods in momochrome.

"Dulwich Fight Club" by Conor Harrington

Street Art // Thursday, May 02, 2013
Having already painted two impressive murals while in London, Conor Harrington has just completed yet another piece for the Dulwich Street Art Festival. Here, two figures are seen in boxing stances wearing colonial attire. This image is based on an old painting located in the Dulwich Picture Gallery’s permanent collection.

World's largest rubber duckie drifts through Hong Kong

Street Art // Thursday, May 02, 2013
If you’re near the Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong today, you may want to get down there to catch a glimpse of the world’s largest rubber duckie cruise the water. Dutch artist, Florentijn Hofman has brought his sculpture Rubber Duck around the globe to places such as San Paulo, Sydney and Osaka, with Hong Kong now on the list. Look at that thing! It’s adorable!

"Tragedy and Comedy" by Phlegm

Street Art // Wednesday, May 01, 2013
When is Sheffield-based street artist and illustrator, Phlegm not painting something new? It appears that his hometown has a never-ending supply of canvases in the form of abandoned buildings and empty sewers. Here he takes advantage of what once was atheatre stage, painting two characters with masks.

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