Tag Archives: mural arts

It’s A Wonderful Banksy Life

Banksy has confirmed that a two-sided mural on an out of the way garage in Port Talbot, Wales is his newest work. From one angle it appears to feature a child happily catching snow flakes. However, viewed from a slightly … Continue reading

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You can call me a library rat anytime

I hadn’t heard the expression “library rat” since my undergraduate university days until I stumbled across this new mural by the Spanish street artist known as Xav. The work, which was commissioned by the Barcelona-based Contorno Urbano Foundation, celebrates those … Continue reading

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Banksy Hits Brooklyn and the Bowery

It seems that Banksy is not done with NYC yet. This weekend more works attributed to the notorious British street artist appeared in Manhattan and in the Borough of Brooklyn. “Free Zehra Dogan” surfaced on the famous Bowery art wall … Continue reading

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Who Needs Turkey

Who needs turkey when you’ve got a Philly pretzel ? This wonderful street art mural appeared recently in Philadelphia’s up-and-coming Port Richmond district. The newest work from the Local Critters Project mural series was created thanks to a crowd funding … Continue reading

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Art Connects Past and Present

German street artist Andreas von Chrzanowski (aka Case Maclaim) recently completed this wonderful mural for the Jacksonville, Florida Art (Re)Public Project. The piece, which is located in the heart of the city on Forsyth Street, incorporates books with titles relating the … Continue reading

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Europe, 2016

I am constantly in awe of the process and artistry involved in street art mural work. This short video observes the brilliant Polish muralist BEZT from the ETAM Cru collective as he creates a gorgeous piece titled simply “Europe” in … Continue reading

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A Much Better Use

I’m always pleased to discover an abandoned ecclesiastical building that has been transformed for a higher purpose. In this case, the 16th century former Convento de San Augustin in Pátzcuaro, Michoacán Mexico was restored and turned into a public library. … Continue reading

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Oh Brothers Where Art Thou

I was chuffed to be in Vancouver for the official unveiling of Brazilian street art duo Os Gemeos’ first Canadian and largest ever work. The enormous project for the 2014 Vancouver Biennale transformed six boring cement silos on Granville Island … Continue reading

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First Day of School

Polish street art collaborative Etam Cru contributed this timely piece called “First Day of School” to Stavanger, Norway’s Nuart Festival.

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Homer’s Hometown

Last week Springfield, Oregon unveiled a mural art tribute to America’s favorite family. Created by artist Julius Preite, the 15 by 30 foot mural adorns the city’s Emerald Art Center. Sadly, this Springfield is not the real hometown of the … Continue reading

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