Eugene's Blog Posts Tagged 'street art' (39)

Colorful Large Scale Mural Tributes Late Brazilian Architect

Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra recently completed this gigantic 170 ft mural on Paulista Avenue, one of Sao Paulo's busiest streets. The colorful piece is a tribute to Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, who passed away last December at the age of 104. Kobra and a team of four other artists worked six hours a day to complete the mural, and some of the colorful forms are…

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Added by Eugene on February 9, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Global Street Artist Places Local People Next to His Murals



French street artist Seth Globepainter travels around the world, creating large scale murals and placing local city dwellers next to them. Whether in India, China, Mexico, or other countries, this adds a human element to Globepainter's artwork and gives us a peek inside the culture of these places. Especially impressive is how all of his pieces feel distinctly different, further showcasing…

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Added by Eugene on January 19, 2013 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Two Beautiful Shepaird Fairey Murals at Art Basel

In the weeks leading up to Art Basel, which is currently running this weekend in Miami Beach, Florida, Shepard Fairey put up two beautiful murals, which we first spotted over at Street Art News. During "the most prestigious art show in the Americas," more than 260 leading galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America,…

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Added by Eugene on December 8, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Giant Crocodile Mural Wraps Around Entire Building

Sheffield-based street artist Phlegm is back with a new jaw-dropping mural he created for the All Rights Destroyed Festival in Oslo, Norway. Although It's difficult to understand what was going through Phlegm's mind as he was…

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Added by Eugene on November 20, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Guardian Mural Mystically Appears in Culver City



Street artists Bumblebee and Zio Ziegler recently collaborated to create this awesome new mural titled The Guardian. The piece was completed in Culver City, California for the Branded Arts exhibition. With Bumblebee using bright colors and Ziegler using complex black lines, it's…

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Added by Eugene on November 10, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Herakut's New Mural Tells Misfits It's OK to be Different



Brother and sister duo Herakut recently put up this new mural in St. Ottilien, Germany. The piece is the second installment of a special children’s book project that the street artists have been working on, which centers around a young female character named Lily. The piece reads: "I am different, but.... aren't we all different?" The mural send a great message of acceptance to young children and adults that may feel ostracized by society for feeling like a…

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Added by Eugene on October 13, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Invader Makes His Mark in Space and the Ocean



Invader's trademark aliens are arguably the most recognizable street art pieces of the past decade. The Frenchman has already tagged a good size portion of the entire planet with his pixelated works that are inspired from the classic video game Space Invaders. Seemingly bored with land, he recently went on a quest to conquer the ocean and space.

Invader teamed up with world-renowned…

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Added by Eugene on October 4, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Silly Yet Sad Bug Memorials

If the late, great comedian Rodney Dangerfield was still around, he might say that bugs "don't get no respect!" After all, humans are usually honored with a funeral when they pass away. Minneapolis-based Carmichael Collective decided to buck that trend and came up with these silly yet sad set called Bug Memorials. Little shrines dedicated to the fallen flies or…

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Added by Eugene on September 27, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Che Guevara Carved Out from the Rubble

As a street artist with one of the most eccentric techniques, Vhils aka Alexandre Farto is back with another stunner he just completed for Switzerland's Festival Images in Vevey. His latest subject is Cuba's revolutionary icon Che Guevara. If you're not familiar with Vhils' technique, he uses drills, chisels and hammers to chip away…

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Added by Eugene on September 15, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Blu's Statement About Massive Consumer Consumption



Italian street artist Blu has never been one to hide his feelings about his political views. In fact, he creates amazing large scale murals to vocalize his opinion in a way that's not only poignant, but entertaining. This time around, he put up an elongated piece in Madrid, Spain that comments on society's rampant consumer consumption - represented by army tanks, cars, shopping carts filled with items, and oil barrels - and how it's driving this world straight…

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Added by Eugene on September 12, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Las Vegas' Wheel of Misfortune

We've all seen the show Wheel of Fortune before. Overly happy contestants spin the wheel as they try to guess the phrase and win a prize. Street artist Aware decided to take a "glass half empty" approach and humorously created a giant non-spinning Wheel of Misfortune at an old magnesium plant - appropriately located in Las Vegas. To get a better idea of the size…

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Added by Eugene on September 5, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Melbourne's Stunning Feathered Girl Mural



Street artists Adnate and Shida recently collaborated on this stunning, large scale mural in Melbourne. According to Gage, "Adnate’s flawless photorealism melds right…

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Added by Eugene on August 30, 2012 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Modern Tiananmen Square Street Mural



Using iconic imagery from the Tiananmen Square incident in 1989, A.SignL from the Captain Borderline crew recently completed this mural in Cologne, Germany to protest human rights violations in modern China. The tank is made up of all types of cheap consumer goods "Made in China" and the man standing in its way is holding a bag that says "Fair Trade." The piece was a collaboration…

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Added by Eugene on August 29, 2012 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Beautiful Motherhood Mural Carved Out in Layers

Street artist Vhils has one of the most amazing styles I've ever seen. Chipping away at walls with a power drill, the Portuguese artist tore up three separate layers of a building to create one magnificent piece, which looks like a mother holding her (unseen) infant child. It was created…

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Added by Eugene on August 9, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Os Gemeos' Mural Covers Entire Building in Boston

On their recent trip to Boston’s Financial District, Brazilian twin brothers Os Gemeos put up this impressive 70x70 foot mural that covers the entire side of a building! The piece, which will be up for 18 months and can be seen at Dewey Square Park, is part of their first solo museum exhibition in the United States. The Institute of Contemporary Art show, featuring paintings, mixed media…

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Added by Eugene on August 3, 2012 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Realistic Mural Depicts Beautiful Street Art Process



When I first looked at this image, I thought it was a photo of a street artist painting, on the side of a building, an incredible Van Gogh-inspired mural. After digging a little deeper, I was surprised to find out that the whole thing was actually painted on canvas by Nowart, aka Arnaud Rabier. Huge…

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Added by Eugene on July 27, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

L.A.'s Giant Mount Rushmore Street Mural

In honor of America's Independence day, Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra made his way to Los Angeles and painted this beautiful mural of Mount Rushmore on La Brea Avenue. Kobra thrusts four U.S. presidents - George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt -…

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Added by Eugene on July 9, 2012 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Magnificent Large Scale Murals Brighten the World



Sao Paulo-based street artist Eduardo Kobra creates fantastic large scale murals that are filled with vibrant color and life. You may recognize his most recent piece (above), which was completed in New York City and can be seen on the High Line. Kobra puts his own unique spin on Alfred Eisenstaedt's…

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Added by Eugene on June 27, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Top 10 Pieces by the Infamous Hanksy

One has to wonder what world-renowned street artist Banksy thinks of his imposter, Hanksy. Does Banksy despise Hanksy for riding on his coattails or does he admire him for being clever and creative? Perhaps, we'll never know.

Either way, Hansky has been putting up a flurry of awesome new works over the last couple years. Whether you love him or hate him, you have to admit, some of these…

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Added by Eugene on June 5, 2012 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Humongous On/Off Switch Building Mural

As part of his contribution to Poland's Katowice Street Art Festival, which took place last week, Valencia-based street artist Escif went to town on the side of a building and created this awesome mural of a humongous on/off switch. Not only will the piece surely turn some heads, it might…

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Added by Eugene on May 2, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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