Yearly Archives: 2018
The street art scene of Beirut is probably the most sophisticated of the entire Middle East. Lebanon was torn by the civil war during the ’80s, when stencils and graffiti were used as propaganda by the various militias. Today the street art scene evolved, although social and political issues are still dominant in many murals. In this short documentary, we discover how some Lebanese artists are trying to use street art as a way to reunite.
Artists pictured in this video: Yazan Halwani, Ernesto Maranje, Jorge Gerada, C215, Into, Said Mahmoud, Karim Temerji, Ashekman.
Check out more videos on Street Artish.
In a moment that caught the art world by surprise, Banksy’s Girl with Balloon self-destructed just as the final hammer signaled the end of an evening of auctions in London. The work sold for £1,042,000 ($1.4 million), tying the artist’s record in pounds at auction previously achieved in 2008.
The framed work, spray paint and acrylic on canvas, mounted on board depicted a girl reaching out toward a bright red, heart shaped balloon – one of Banksy’s most iconic images – began to pass through a shredder hidden in the frame.
- via Sotheby’s
Hobos, or tramps, were itinerant workers and wanderers who illegally hopped freight cars on the newly expanding railroad in the United States in the late 19th century. They used graffiti, also known as tramp writing, as a messaging system to tell their fellow travelers where they were and where they were going. Hobos would carve or draw their road persona, or moniker, on stationary objects near railroad tracks, like water towers and bridges.
India is a country that bubbles with creative energy. But from the colorful fashions to the extravagance of Bollywood, the same images tend to spring to mind to us outsiders. St+art India is on a mission to change the way we think about art, India and the relationship between the two.
Founded in 2014, the group – led by Akshat Nauriyal, Hanif Kureshi, Arjun Bahl, Thanish Thomas and Giulia Ambrogi – brings colorful art projects to India’s streets.
Mainly working in residential neighborhoods with local government support, the non-profit engages the public through huge, eye-catching murals painted on street corners, intersections or apartment buildings. Since the first projects in New Delhi, St+art India has expanded to eight cities in the past four years. They’ve even been credited with creating the country’s first art district – Lodhi Colony in Delhi.
- via WePresent / WeTransfer
Stephan Brusche is considered by many to be the top banana artist on Instagram. To turn the peels into masterpieces, Stephan works with every part of the fruit (nothing wasted!) and shares a picture for preservation.
Cateva poze cu peretii gata de la Street Delivery 2018.
Felicitari tuturor care au participat la acest eveniment.
Un mural a aparut in LA unde doar pentru cei cu peste 20.000 followeri puteau sa intre in cortul amenajat sa-l vada. Dupa cateva zile, muralul a devenit public, iar cateva zile si mai tarziu, a fost desenat altceva peste el.
Ideea din spatele acestui proiect ii apartine lui Dillon Francis.
STRAKER is an Australian street artist who paints unique murals that appear to light up the streets. His pieces look just like real neon signs, but they are actually 2D and created using only spray paint and a special technique that makes them pop off the wall.
Robert Tomson te ajuta cu un mic “how-to” cum sa-ti faci un holster pentru spray can-ul tau, casa fii cool noapte cand iesi sa mazagalesti peretii,precum toti copii cool. Pasii sunt simpli, usor de urmarit si cu toate cele necesare (si Google Translate) si tu poti avea un holster de srapy can-uri la moda.
Vezi toti pasii AICI.
Dupa vechiul scandal cu ZARA care “imprumuta” design-uri (vezi articol AICI), vine randul unui alt brand super cunoscut cu super multi bani, sa testeze artistii.
Pe scurt, REVOK a facut un graffiti ca de obicei pe un perete in NY; H&M vine si isi filmeaza/pozeaza hainele in fata acelui perete; REVOK se supara ca lucrarea/imaginea lui ajunge fundal pentru H&M si cere compensatie intr-un cadru juridic; H&M refuza si vrea intr-un cadru juridic sa legalizeze folosirea tuturor lucrarilor stradale ilegale (street art & co.) pentru scopuri publicitare.
Sucks! Dar REVOK, REYES si STEEL au mai actionat acum ceva timp brandul Roberto Cavalli pentru un lucru similar si au castigat.
- via Hyperbeast