Kent Twitchell

Street Art // Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Arriving in Los Angeles in 1968, Kent Twitchell’s impact on the mural movement was considerable. Many of his realism murals can still be seen around Los Angeles, although many fell victim to graffiti and weather deterioration over the last 15 years. Chances are you have seen some of these murals but never realized who was responsible. In 2008, Twitchell settled a lawsuit against 12 defendants and the U.S. Government for painting over a 70 –foot-tall landmark mural he had painted of Edward Ruscha.

Bue in South America

Street Art // Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Designer, muralist, and clothing owner, Bue, has been keeping himself busy painting walls in South America.

"Prey to some Wild Beast" by Phlegm

Street Art // Tuesday, March 06, 2012
We’ve watched the movie Beetlejuice enough times to immediately compare this new Phlegm wall to the large serpents that come barreling out the sand in several scenes. We could also reference to the movie Tremors.  Likely, Phlegm referenced neither.  Wonderful use of wallspace.

Optimus Prime Snow Sculpture

Street Art // Monday, March 05, 2012
Last month, the popular Transformer, Optimus Prime, was the theme of a massive snow sculpture for the 53rd annual Asahikawa Winter Festival in Hokkaido, Japan.  Built by the Japanese toy company Takara Tomy, this sculpture stood 53 feet tall and 437 feet wide and even had snow slides.

"All that is left" by Escif

Street Art // Monday, March 05, 2012
It’s the beginning of the week and their are new Escif murals to share.  This newest piece was painted once again in his hometown of Valencia, Spain.  Escif attempts to educate his viewers by stating the following about this piece, “Fallas are a popular festival with a strong tradition in Valencia city. The popular version of the origin of Fallas said that it were initiated by the carpenters’ guild. On the eve of the day of its patron St. Joseph, they burned in a purifying fire, chips and all that was left over, making cleaning of the workshops before entering the spring.”

New Jaz Mural in Lima, Peru

Street Art // Monday, March 05, 2012
Argentina-based street decorator, Jaz, was recently in Lima for the Latir Latino Festival and had the opportunity to paint this huge mural right next to a Gold’s Gym.  Looking similar to an oversized canvas, the two beast men definitely stand out amongst the muted landscape.

ROA in Hasselt, Belgium

Street Art // Monday, March 05, 2012
After months of traveling on the road and leaving his large monochromatic animals on numerous large walls, ROA, has returned home.  Although, not without making sure everyone knows he has returned with this massive owl in Hasselt, Belgium.

New Dan Witz Street Pieces in Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 05, 2012
Los Angeles has been seeing its fair share of quality street work from a variety of local and international artists lately. Dan Witz recently contributed some of his unique work of realist paintings behind metal-screened doors and windows. These pieces are part of an ongoing series titled “Dark Doings” and were part of the LAFreeWalls Project

Man's Best Friend

Street Art // Sunday, March 04, 2012
I don’t know who painted this, but I’m guessing they have a good sense of humor, are fun to play cards with, and likely don’t take themselves to seriously. Spotted in Lima, Peru.

"Agua de Valencia" by Escif

Street Art // Saturday, March 03, 2012
Here, Escif describes how to prepare “Agua de Valencia” Cocktail (Spring versión):  1) We take a bottle of Champagne (preferably French and expensive), filled with fuel, motor oil, vodka and gin…  We dress it with grated orange peel...

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