Saturday, March 28, 2015

Preview: Hanksy "Best of the Worst" Exhibition - Lower East Side, NYC

Tonight in the Lower East Side of Manhattan everyone's favorite Banksy Parodist Hanksy is taking over with the help of some of NYC's finest including GILF!, Elle, Lexi Bella, Joseph Meloy, Clint Mario, Frank Ape, B.D. White, and many more!

Tonight in the Lower East Side of Manhattan everyone's favorite Banksy Parodist Hanksy is taking over with the help of some of NYC's finest including GILF!, Elle, Lexi Bella, Joseph Meloy, Clint Mario, Frank Ape, B.D. White, and many more!
Let's just start with the fact that at 2pm this afternoon there was 10-20 people already lined up to be the first to see this show.  It doesn't hurt that the first 50 people will receive a special gift pack... but still..  it's cold out there!
So what's all the hype about?  Who is Hanksy?  Hanksy is a street artist who makes somewhat cheesy puns and pastes their illustrations all over NYC.  Originally known for his Banksy rat with the face replaced with Tom Hanks head, Hanksy has now snowballed into an entire brand!  
Hanksy's crude style and witticism may not originally have been the most intellectual art, but it is entertaining and makes people smile.  But beyond the puns are also works depicting  inspirational and interesting phrases, a logical progression from his initial style.
Whether you think he is a genius or just lucky (I personally really enjoy the simplicity and witticism of his work) one can not deny that Hanksy has drafted a stellar cast of character to support his show tonight.  Patrons can enjoy additional works by GILF!, Elle, Lexi Bella, Joseph Meloy, Clint Mario, Frank Ape, B.D. White, to name a few.
So head down tonight and pick up a tshirt, a print or just enjoy complementary PBR.  Get there early because this show is going to be packed!

Friday, March 27, 2015

RONE unveils a new mural in Austin for Pow! Wow! SXSW


Our friend RONE recently spent some time in Austin, Texas with the good lads from Pow! Wow! for SXSW 2015.
Best known for his unique depiction of beauty through his portraits of women, the popular Australian muralist quickly worked his way through this beautiful street piece which was thoroughly enjoyed by the festival attendees. The model for this piece is name Iseyra Segura.
Take a quick look at more images from Brandon Shigeta after the jump and stick with us for the latest updates from Pow! Wow! and SXSW.

Millo creates a brand new mural in Milan, Italy

Constantly busy on the streets of Italy, Millo has now landed in planet Milan where he just finished working on yet another massive building.

Constantly busy on the streets of Italy, Millo has now landed in planet Milan where he just finished working on yet another massive building.
As usual with the prolific Italian muralist, his pieces are consistently simple, using a monochromatic style matched with bits of color and whimsical characterizations. This new street art mural from Millo is entitled "Everyone Is Searching For It". Straight to the point!
Take a look at more images by Walls Of Milano after the break and stick with your friends at StreetArtNews for the latest updates from Millo.

BiP paints a 7-Story Building in San Francisco, USA


"What's in your heart" could be the title of BiP's latest 7-story mural which just appeared somehwere on the streets of San Francisco in California.
Not much information is known about BiP (Believe In People) which is keeping himself wrapped in mystery. It took close to a week for the anonymous street artist to complete this super powerful piece.
Take a look at a wide angle shot after the break and then make sure to drop your two cents down in our comments section.

El Mac paints "Juarense y Poderosa", a new mural in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

While you discovered his last collaboration with Kofie a few days ago, El Mac also recently stopped by Mexico where he was invited to work on a large new piece somewhere on the streets of Ciudad Juarez which was known in the past as Paso del Norte, and commonly referred to by locals as simply Juárez.

While you discovered his last collaboration with Kofie a few days ago, El Mac also recently stopped by Mexico where he was invited to work on a large new piece somewhere on the streets of Ciudad Juarez which was known in the past as Paso del Norte, and commonly referred to by locals as simply Juárez.
"Juarense y Poderosa", the mural I painted in Ciudad Juárez, was based on photos I took of a young woman from there named Diana who lost her mother to kidnapping. "Ánimo Sin Fronteras", the second mural, painted on the other side of the border in El Paso, was based on my photos of a man named Melchor, whose son was disappeared by corrupt police. Both Diana and Melchor represent countless others who've lost and suffered in recent years.  -- El Mac
If you stop by Ciudad Juarez, the mural is located at the Cehlider building: Calle 20 de Noviembre #4305, Col. El Colegio.
Hit the jump for more detailed images on this artwork and check back with us soon for more mural updates.

AWOL Crew paints a new mural in Melbourne, Australia

AWOL Crew recently spent four days painting the entire side of a large building at Fountain Gate in Melbourne's outer suburbs. The crew consists of Adnate, Slicer, Lucy Lucy, Deams and Itch all of which have their own diverse painting styles making their large scale murals unique.

AWOL Crew recently spent four days painting the entire side of a large building at Fountain Gate in Melbourne's outer suburbs. The crew consists of Adnate, Slicer, Lucy Lucy, Deams and Itch all of which have their own diverse painting styles making their large scale murals unique.
Aaron Li-Hill is also part of AWOL although he is based in Brooklyn USA and unfortunately wasn't in Australia at the time to join in on this production.
The crew describe this artwork as: "The piece is centred around sleep and subconscious activity. We wanted to capture the transition from conscious to unconscious realities and experiences".
Hit the jump for more detailed images and check back with us very soon for more updates from the Oceanic region

Jericho paints a new mural in Rome, Italy for Big City Life


After several productions from Reka or Pantonio, the Big City Life Project in Rome welcomes yet another fantastic piece with this artwork from Jericho.
Painting in the district of Tormarancia, the talented artist dropped a fantastic mural which could somehow remind us of a mix from Van Gogh and Michelangelo. The Big City Life project is curated by Francesca Mezzano, Stefano Antonelli and Gianluca Martians.
Continue reading for more images and as usual keep your eyes peeled on the StreetArtNews for more exciting mural updates.


Thursday, March 26, 2015

El Decertor unveils "Illusion", a new street piece in Miralores, Lima

El Decertor is back in the Miraflores district of Lima in Peru where he just wrapped up a brand new piece entitled "Illusion"

El Decertor is back in the Miraflores district of Lima in Peru where he just wrapped up a brand new piece entitled "Illusion"
As usual with the Peruvian street artist and his impeccable technique, he painted a piece which is featuring some of his folk-inspired South American imagery.
Reconvene after the jump for more images on this beautiful piece and if you are in the area, you'll be able to find it at La Pinto RestoArte on Av. 28 de Julio.

David Walker paints "The Final", a new mural in Terracina, Italy for Memorie Urbane '15

Our friend David Walker is currently in Italy where he was invited by the good lads from Memorie Urbane to work on a large-scale mural.

Our friend David Walker is currently in Italy where he was invited by the good lads from Memorie Urbane to work on a large-scale mural.
Painting on the streets of Terracina, the British artist quickly worked his way through this signature portrait which is entitled "The Final". Abiding by self-imposed constraints, such as using no brushes, the British artist pushes his unique direction with yet another superb street piece.
Continue reading for more detailed images by Arianna Barone  and if you are in the area, you'll be able to find it at the Scuola "Maria Montessori".

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Ella & Pitr create a giant new piece in Lyon, France

Our friends Ella & Pitr recently stopped by the city of Lyon in France where they spent a few days working on yet another giant piece.

Our friends Ella & Pitr recently stopped by the city of Lyon in France where they spent a few days working on yet another giant piece.
Specialising in painting huge characters on the ground, the French artists dropped a fantastic artwork which is sure to please the local workers.
Hit the jump for another look at this sleeping giant and check back with us soon for more exciting updates from the French duo.