New mural from Blu in Bologna, Italy

Street Art // Wednesday, March 13, 2013
We are patiently waiting for a new epic stop animation from Blu like the ones that blew everyone’s mind a few years back. Not to say that his murals aren’t certified homeruns. This new wall was painted on the XM24 building in Bologna, Italy, a space that supports and promotes social change, vegetarianism, and anti-fascism. You can see content relating to Star Wars and Lord of the Rings on this one.

"Miracle Tree" monument in Japan

Street Art // Wednesday, March 13, 2013
A lone palm tree that survived the 2001 tsunami in Japan has been rebuilt as a monument to honor the 19,000 victims of the disaster. The only survivor of the 70,000 trees that were taken out from the water held on for a while, but eventually died due to environmental changes in the ground. The tree was cut up, the trunk hallowed out reinforced with a carbon spine, and partly re-created as a permanent monument.

Olek's crocheted Billboard in Oakland

Street Art // Wednesday, March 13, 2013
  It’s Possible that Olek might be the first to crochet an entire billboard after this one with the word “Boys” was put up in Oakland, California. The artist dedicated the Billboard to the Billboard Liberation Front who is known for their high profile advertising takeovers and if you’re in the Oakland it’s located at Peralta St. and 36th.  

New Wall from Home

Street Art // Tuesday, March 12, 2013
  Never shying away from experimenting on walls, Home’s ever-changing approach holds our interest. This new piece has a variety of what looks like un-relating imagery, however it’s still entertaining to look at.

Samuel Bayer's billboard altered by Phil Frost stolen

Street Art // Tuesday, March 12, 2013
  A billboard in Los Angeles that was “defaced” by the always-awesome art of Phil Frost was stolen last night and were we surprised? Not really. The fact that Frost is still out there putting in work on the streets is more amazing in our minds. The billboard promoting Samuel Bayer’s exhibition at Ace Gallery was not taken down when Frost painted it, most likely because they have good taste and respect for the artist. Samuel Bayer and Swing Media, the owners of the billboard, are offering a reward for the return of the work. If the thieves who stole it plant to keep it, better have a massive warehouse to properly display it.

Ariel Wilson Collaborates with Oak Grove Center for Education

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 12, 2013
San Diego-based artist and designer Ariel Wilson worked with Oak Grove Center for Education in Murrieta, CA to create a less institutional environment that would foster creative growth providing a space for both team-building skills as well as individual personal development through activities ranging from sports to art making.

Sage Vaughn "Monument 1" Sculpture @ SXSW

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 11, 2013
There may be a few of you out there in the world who are getting on a plane for Austin, Texas this week for everything and anything to do with SXSW. For Juxtapoz, we were lucky enough to partner with Los Angeles-based fine artist, Sage Vaughn, and Converse, to collaborate on a special public art project on East 6th Street in Austin. 

Makoko Floating School in Nigeria

Street Art // Monday, March 11, 2013
Like something out of the movie Water World, a new project in Lagos, Nigeria aims to create floating buildings to be used as classrooms for children. The Makoko Floating School is currently under construction with the first generation of floating structures being designated solely as an educational center and the hope to create a variety of facilities to accomidate poor communities.

AEC mural in Cape Town, South Africa

Street Art // Monday, March 11, 2013
  In the past year, /A Word Of Art has been hosting several residencies with various artists from around the globe. Their newest resident who we have interviewed and posted about frequently, AEC of Interesni Kazki, has begun getting some work done in the street. He recently painted this mural of a person wearing a zebra suit in Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa.

Kader Attia's Mirrored Tombstones

Street Art // Sunday, March 10, 2013
  “From a distance the mirrors shine brightly but the closer you get the less attractive they become because they reflect reality,” says Parisian artist, Kader Attia, speaking on the series “Holy Land”. The environment altering installations of mirrored tombstones have been displayed in two locations, one on the Canary Islands and the other in the countryside of Tucson. Attia’s Interest lies in the conflict of identity, specifically cultural backgrounds and ethnicity.

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