All Blog Posts Tagged 'mural' (21)

Banksy's New Mural Mocks Smart Phone Distracted Lovers

Banksy, the most recognized street artist of this era, had been quiet since his whirlwind tour of New York City last fall. Well, he’s up to his old tricks again, and his website was recently updated with a new piece that’s painted on a quaint stone wall on Clement Street in Bristol, United Kingdom. It…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 15, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Sprawling Nature-Inspired Mural Drawn Entirely with a Sharpie



After seven long months of work, California-based artist Sean Sullivan finished Grand Pale Maw, an expansive drawing that covered the wall of a hallway in the Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) gallery. Using just a black marker, the artist started drawing with the image of a fallen oak tree in his mind, but his imagination quickly took off from there as he painstakingly…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on March 30, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Famed Portraits and Paintings Recreated with Found Objects



UK-based artist Jane Perkins produces incredible pieces that recreate classic works of art and portraits of iconic figures using thousands of multicolored found objects. Each of the artist's creations is a compilation of numerous objects that range in color, size, and texture. She works with anything from buttons and beads to LEGO pieces, shells, plastic spoons, and…

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Added by Pinar on February 4, 2014 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Artist Finds New Ways to Create Art Despite Irreversible Nerve Damage

Artist Phil Hansen uses a labor-intensive approach to create his large-scale murals. Instead of simply drawing a figure or going the pointillism route, Hansen produces many of his pieces entirely out of handwritten text from submitted stories of challenges and struggles to words of encouragement and hope. Ultimately, each portrait, landscape, and scene is reflected in Hansen's…

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Added by Pinar on January 7, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Large-Scale Murals Made of Thousands of Tiny Objects



London-based artist Joe Black uses thousands of tiny objects to create large-scale murals of iconic and historical figures. Each piece features a variety of components ranging from small toys and chess pieces to nuts and bolts. His material choice plays a significant role in portraying his interpretive message, while presenting it in an eye-catching manner.

The latest portraits in the…

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Added by Pinar on October 22, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Huge Mural of Colorful Owls Spotted in DUMBO, New York

If you have an unnatural affinity towards owls (who doesn't?) and you love street art, then do we have something for you. Street artist Craig Anthony Miller (or CAM) recently completed a huge mural of colorful owls for the DUMBO Walls Project, a series of eight outdoor murals packed within a four-block stretch of DUMBO along the BQE that have been painted on by some of the most…

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Added by alice on September 25, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

David Choe Paints Over Hundreds of Wine Bottle Crates

Well-known graffiti artist David Choe traveled to Switzerland recently to be part of a project known as myFINBEC, in association with Cave Fin Bec winery. The project called on 8 graffiti artists to paint on their own wall, which was actually a stack of 84 wine crates. Upon completion, the stacks of boxes would then be…

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Added by Pinar on June 19, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Bold Two-Story Einstein Mural by David Flores



Recently, American artist David Flores was commissioned to create two of the four murals that will cover the walls within The Reserve L.A. Formerly a U.S. Post Office, The Reserve L.A. is a 20-acre site that will house Microsoft and TMZ offices. The project concept states, "The Reserve has all the elements required to act as a catalyst for creativity while supporting business needs and…

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Added by katie hosmer on May 2, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Spectacular Cherry Blossom Murals Made with Hand Prints



In Onahama, Japan, following the Great East Japan Earthquake, a project known as Okurie emerged that involves painting murals onto buildings that are scheduled to be demolished. Nearly two years later, artist Yosuke Tan, aka untangle, paid a visit to one site of an Okurie at Iwaki Sogo High School where recent graduates…

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Added by Pinar on April 12, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Awesome Calvin and Hobbes Mural Painted for a Nursery



Redditor alltherobots gave a lucky kid one of the coolest gifts ever. At the request of his friends, the professional artist painted this awesome Calvin and Hobbes wall mural for their baby's nursery. The classic image of the adventurous duo lounging on a tree branch is playfully recreated using latex paint to mimic the typical watercolors used in comic strip creator…

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Added by Pinar on March 25, 2013 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Awesome Doorknob Mural of Van Gogh's Starry Night



Hardware store owner David Goldberg amassed quite a collection of discontinued doorknobs and various door accessories over the years. Instead of discarding them or melting them down, the inventive entrepreneur decided to repurpose them into a large mural replicating Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night. Located outside of his store Union Hardware in Bethesda, Maryland, the large-scale…

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Added by Pinar on October 19, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

More Incredible Staple Art by Baptiste Debombourg

Every tool serves a purpose, but artists like Baptiste Debombourg know how to unleash greater potential in everyday items. For Debombourg, staples aren't simply tiny, metallic instruments used to fasten papers together or to a wall. The French artist uses the little pieces of bent metal to paint his grandeur pictures of human figures and natural settings, as…

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Added by Pinar on September 10, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Gorgeous New Mural in Ibiza, Spain

Irish urban artist Fin DAC has just completed this beautiful stencil work in Ibiza, Spain for the Urban In Ibiza festival. Called Alabaster at Nagai, it shows a gorgeous woman with a colorful parrot on her shoulder. (Also, notice the tiny green leaves or feathers surrounding them.) The artist, whose work we've featured a number of times on My Modern Met (see…

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Added by alice on August 11, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

More Astonishing Murals Made of Buttons, Beads, and Pins

While most artists who create large-scale murals work with paints, brushes, and varied illustrating tools, Brooklyn-based Korean artist Ran Hwang uses buttons, beads, and pins, carefully aligning each component to produce some incredibly ambitious results. The artist recreates images of temples and cherry blossoms, which both echo Asian and Buddhist motifs, by hammering…

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Added by Pinar on July 25, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

World Record Mural Made from One Million Coffee Beans

Yesterday, Russian artist and sculptor Arkady Kim revealed the world's largest coffee bean mosaic, entitled Awakening, in Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure in Moscow. In order to surpass the previous world record held by Albanian artist Saimir Strati, Kim's mural had to meet requirements related not to the span of the artwork, but rather to the weight of…

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Added by katie hosmer on June 27, 2012 at 9:43am — No Comments

Maurice Sendak Tribute Mural

The creative world lost one of the great ones this week as author and illustrator Maurice Sendak passed away at the age of 83. His most famous book, "Where the Wild Things Are," touched young and old alike, making readers feel connected to a mischievous little boy named Max who had a brave heart and a wonderful imagination.

As a loving tribute, agency Wieden and Kennedy in…

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Added by alice on May 10, 2012 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Liu Bolin and JR's Camouflaging Collaboration



Did you catch the man concealed in that giant street mural? French street artist JR and expert camouflage artist Liu Bolin have recently joined forces in New York City to produce this massive multilayered art project. The three-step undertaking began with the construction and assembly of JR's large-scale mural of Bolin. The street artist wheatpasted the image to the wall in the Nolita…

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Added by Pinar on March 20, 2012 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Gorgeous New Mural at Facebook

If you didn't know the name David Choe, you probably do now. A few days ago, The New York Times reported that the San Jose, California-based graffiti artist was paid in stock for creating artwork at Facebook, meaning that when Facebook stock trades…

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Added by alice on February 4, 2012 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Berlin Wall Gets Street Art Makeover



The Wende Museum in Culver City, California has an incredible exhibition called Behind the Wall. It features a mural on remnants from the original Berlin Wall that fell in 1989. The first to leave their mark was duo Herakut and now D*Face and RETNA have painted their…

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Added by Alyssa Anda on November 17, 2011 at 2:44pm — 2 Comments

Spiritual Encounter Building Mural



Street collaborations are all the rage these days, as we've seen by that magnificent Montreal mural. DAL and Faith47 painted a masterpiece in Greece for the 15th Biennial of Young Artists’ project FaceArt-Public Murals. During the course of a week, the duo worked… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on November 8, 2011 at 1:26pm — 1 Comment

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