Our definition of art is normally limited to expertly executed car restorations, blondes and a perfectly crafted drink. But then a Banksy or a Shephard Fairey comes along and changes everything. Graffiti is art. It might have originally started as street art, but Eminem started on the street too and look how that turned out. The point is, street art is kind of a big deal now. Big enough to get the Museum of Contemporary Art Director, Jeffrey Deitch, to curate a graffiti and street art exhibition. Art in the Streets chronicles the exhibit, the first large-scale American museum exhibition of its kind. It connects the dots between the graffiti and street art movements and highlights their connection to some of our other favorite subcultures: hip hop and skateboarding. It’s a narrated walk down a graffiti-ed memory lane. $27
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By:Pao in Rome,Italy
anonymous artist in Chambery, France.
some dope star wars artwork
By: The Miha Artnak
I don’t usually post normal photos, but I’m going to have to expand to include some photopgraphy. I love some M.I.A. so check some of these out.
Alice Pasquini is an artist multimedia based in Roma : painting, illustration, installations
and animation are her main tools to create her poetical and hopeful artworks. Her main
subject is feminity, with a stress put on strong and independant woman.
Italian artist, CT, serves up a fresh twist on “modern” graffiti. It’s interesting to note that CT is from Torino, a town with a rich history in lettering. Societa Nebiolo, a type foundry known for its influential typefaces by their star designer, Aldo Novarese, was located here for many years.
Banksy has become a street art legend (more on that in the future). An unknown artist attempts to contact the phantom himself.
If you grew up in Charlotte during the 90s then you know how much the Hornets were loved in this city, and a ride around uptown wasn’t complete with passing the First Union building to see the larger than life murals of the team. There were a fixture there for years, sadly few pictures exist of them, but I was able to dig up a few. Takes you back doesn’t it?
Installation artist and urban planner, Candy Chang recently inspired New Orleans locals to declare their hopes and dreams on a wall in their community for her new project, Before I Die. This interactive street art uses an abandoned house as a blackboard and encouraged passersby to write down the one thing they want to do before they kick the bucket with the chalk provided.
It’s also about turning a neglected space into a constructive one where we can learn the hopes and aspirations of the people around us.
To the artist’s amazement, the entire wall was filled before the end of the first day.