Brandalism takes over Bristol's billboards, but not a first In early July the project Brandalism, a UK-wide subvertising campaign involving 25 artists from 8 countries, made a stop off in Bristol for a spot of billboard reassignment. The artists involved in the Bristol leg were Ron English (US), Eyesaw (UK), Shift Delete (UK), Hannah Adamaszek (UK) and Robert Montgomery (UK). The campaign, which seeks to confront the ad industry and take back our visual landscapes, visited 5 cities over 5 days and reclaimed 37 billboards. You can see all the artwork produced here: brandalism.org.uk/gallery-page. Massive Art Nouveau-Inspired Mural in Montreal For 16 days straight, from dawn to dusk, five highly determined Montreal-based artists (who make up the artist run collective A'shop) worked on a graffiti mural of a Mother Nature-esque Madonna or a modern-day version of "Our Lady of Grace." Inspired by Czech Art Nouveau painter Alphonse Mucha, the crew created this breathtakingly beautiful five story mural using 500 cans of spray paint in over 50 different colors. “We been doing graffiti for a long time but this is our first large project involving the whole team,” Fluke of A'shop told The Montreal Gazette. “We’re always busy with other projects so we’ve never really had time to let [the reactions to] them sink in.
Top Urban Art Photographers Brenna Urban, Titi Freak – London 2010 No urban art hype without urban art photographers? Due to the fact, that urban art forms like graffiti and street art, are highly temporary it’s necessary to document them. .BLATANT Ink. .BLATANT Ink. It's BLATANT!! Sidebar Brooklyn Street Art Posted on April 7, 2014 “After photographing in the mosh pits for awhile I began to get familiar with patterns in the music. Eventually it got to the point where I could sense the moment coming when things would really cut loose and go berserk,” says painter Dan Witz about his process and method for catching the moment when the roiling mass of hardcore music fans hit the perfect state of frenzy. “NY Hardcore Paintings”, opening this past Saturday night and on view currently at The Jonathan Levine gallery in Chelsea, presents Witz with his new body of convulsing bodies and to say they are a revelation is only part of the story. When we saw his first mosh pit paintings a few years ago we were struck by the raw thrilling chaotic energy and calculated abandon in them – and reminded of many such nights in the 80s and 90s in lower Manhattan when we also joined in the fray.
Best Street Art of 2011 December 27, 2011 | 72 Comments » | Topics: Art, Pics Hot Stories From Around The Web Other Awesome Stories Bristol street art walking tours - Walking Tour in Bristol, Central Bristol - Visit Bristol See street art up-close with Bristol Street Art Tours and discover the street art home of Banksy. Having led the way with popular sub-cultures for the last 30 years, Bristol has a history for graffiti and street art that is unlike anywhere else in the Great Britain. Recognised as the street art and graffiti capital of the UK, Bristol is home to more than 100 street artists and graffiti writers, all working on the cutting edge of this worldwide artform. THEORY: "William Eggleston - Draft of a Presentation (2003)" William Eggleston: Draft of a Presentation By Thomas Weski It’s hard for me to describe the fascination that William Eggleston’s photographs exert on me. More than twenty years ago, I bought William Eggleston’s Guide, the catalogue of his solo show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in 1976.
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Mode, images, pop culture La chasse Georg von Hoyningen-Huene coffee & TV Corine Day Street art John Fekner: Broken Promises/Falsas Promesas, South Bronx, 1980. The terms "urban art", "guerrilla art", "post-graffiti" and "neo-graffiti" are also sometimes used when referring to artwork created in these contexts. Traditional spray-painted graffiti artwork itself is often included in this category, excluding territorial graffiti or pure vandalism. Artists who choose the streets as their gallery are often doing so from a preference to communicate directly with the public at large, free from perceived confines of the formal art world. Street artists sometimes present socially relevant content infused with esthetic value, to attract attention to a cause or as a form of "art provocation".
Reclaim the Streets Reclaim the Streets (RTS) is a collective with a shared ideal of community ownership of public spaces. Participants characterize the collective as a resistance movement opposed to the dominance of corporate forces in globalization, and to the car as the dominant mode of transport. §Protests