Category Archives: streets

Paris: Urban Week in La Defense

For its 4th edition the Urban Week festival returns to the business district of La Defense in Paris from 20 -23 September 2017 with a series of events celebrating street culture from street art, music, sports and food. Through the project … Continue reading

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London: Banksy pays tribute to JM Basquiat

Ahead of the upcoming Museum show about Jean Michel Basquiat at the Barbican opening this week, elusive artist Banksy painted a series of murals on the adjacent walls leading the museum and released pictures on his Instagram account. The first … Continue reading

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Berlin: ‘UNSTOPPABLE’ Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art

After several years in the making, the URBAN NATION MUSEUM FOR URBAN CONTEMPORARY ART will open its doors to the public on 16 September 2017. The Museum is literally ‘UNSTOPPABLE’ ,not even by the police… This center for exhibitions, research and exchange … Continue reading

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London streets: Fanakapan

Street artist Fanakapan recently completed series of murals  in the streets of East  London. Using a shiny silver inflatable 3D style, the artist painted a silver balloon dog,  a  duo of clown characters holding a smiley balloon , and a tribute to Peanuts fictional characters by Charles … Continue reading

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Streets: Banksy Brexit mural in Dover

When Banksy confirmed on Instagram a new mural in Dover last Sunday, it created an internet frenzy (covered).  We popped by to have a closer look at the biggest unauthorised work by the elusive artist in the UK . As usual … Continue reading

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Streets in France: Recognize! Vote!

With the historical Presidential election in France divided with candidates including Far Right, we followed anonymous activist artist < + + as he campaigned prolifically as the 12th candidate. His pasters  feature his signature peaceful and poetic futuristic creatures and guardians of an imaginary micronation, … Continue reading

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Streets: New Banksy in Dover

As the UK heads towards a general election and Britain prepares to leave the EU, a three-storey version of the European Union flag appeared painted on to a residential building, on Saturday morning, near the ferry port off the A20 … Continue reading

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Magic City – The Art of the Street comes to Munich

After its successful first instalment in Dresden, ‘MAGIC CITY – THE ART OF THE STREET‘ is now coming to the Olympia Hall in Munich, opening on the 13th April 2017. This one of kind touring and evolving exhibition, built as … Continue reading

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Dresden: ‘Monument’ to Aleppo sparks emotional debate

A Syrian war memorial is currently dividing Dresden, itself a symbol of the ravages of war. ‘Monument’, featuring three buses standing upright, was erected in February 2017 next to the famous baroque Frauenkirche, which was initially devastated by Allied bombs … Continue reading

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Paris: Invader PA_1266

In parallel to his current show ‘Hello My Game is’ at Musee en Herbe (covered) , French artist Space Invader is back to the streets of Paris with a new large mosaic featuring a self portrait in action, masked and … Continue reading

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Toulouse: #Creve Hivernale / Decembrrrr 016

December 2016.  A wasteland surrounded by barbed wire with a view on passing trains, home to travellers and less fortunate people. This is not a picture taken in a distant country, but actually in the center of Toulouse, France. With … Continue reading

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Streets: Invader Pink Invasion (Toulouse)

Invader recently completed his first invasion wave of Toulouse, with Ten space invaders made with various shades of pink as a tribute to the town nicknamed ‘Pink City’ due to the pinkish terracotta bricks used in its architecture.. Toulouse is the 66th city to be invaded and … Continue reading

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Toulouse: Miss Van for Rose Beton

Miss Van is back to Toulouse with a new mural for the Rose Beton Festival (covered here). ‘La symphonie des songes’ mural  features her signature sensual female character in a dreamlike landscape playing with colourful folklore masks from various continents, transporting … Continue reading

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Toulouse: Ben Eine for Rose Beton

UK artist Ben Eine recently created a new mural with his signature font on one of the walls of the Universite Paul Sabatier in Toulouse for the Rose Beton Festival. The colourful mural stating ‘STORYTELLING’  is already the favorite amongst … Continue reading

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Toulouse: POES and JO BER for Rose Beton

French artists POES and JO BER just completd this new mural for the ROSE BETON Festival in Toulouse, Southern France. They continue their collaboration like they recently did in Marrakech (covered) with a playful storyline about the Epic of Gilgamesh and … Continue reading

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Preview : ROSE BETON Festival (Toulouse)

We are pleased to partner with the ROSE BETON Festival in Toulouse (FR), curated by la Mairie de Toulouse and the 50Cinq. The second edition of the festival is paying tribute to Graffiti, with a selection of 14 international artists. Le Château … Continue reading

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Marrakech Biennale: 360 m2 mural by POES and JO BER

For the Educational Programme of the Marrakech Biennale, French artists POES and JO BER  just completed the largest mural in a mixed school in Morocco, painting a monumental 360 sq meters. For the past four years, Ryane Abdelmouhcine, Headmaster of Tariq … Continue reading

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Streets: Mr Cenz (London)

We bumped into Mr Cenz as he was painting a brand new mural in Soho London. Away from his signature female portraits, this new work features an oniric landscape. Check some pics of the work in progress below. It can … Continue reading

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Streets: Tracing Morocco with Hendrik ECB Beikirch

We first encountered the work of German artist Hendrik Beikirch aka ECB last year in Toulouse where he completed a large scale monochrome portrait of a Maroccan woman for Mr Freeze Festival (covered).                     … Continue reading

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London: Space Invader – Wave 18

French artist Space Invader has just returned to London since 2013 for a 18th wave of invasion. As part of an art commission for the London Games Festival organised by Film London, 12 new artworks have appeared on iconic buildings … Continue reading

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Streets: Banksy – Les Miserables (London)

As mentionned earlier (see here) Banksy created a new artwork in London on Saturday night. As usual location is key and the new stencil appeared  on the corner of a very busy road of Knightsbridge, surrounded by lots of CCTV … Continue reading

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Streets: Banksy in London

A new stencil by Banksy highlighting the use of teargas in the “Jungle” refugee camp in Calais has appeared on a building opposite the French Embassy in London. The stencil on board features a CS can on the floor spreading a teargas … Continue reading

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Streets: ESPO – Love Letters Brooklyn to be demolished

Back in 2011, we were in Brooklyn as street artist Steve Powers ESPO was painting his monumental ‘LOVE LETTERS BROOKLYN’ (covered here) on the facade of the Macy’s parking garage. As an ode to the borough of Brooklyn and its … Continue reading

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London: Lumiere Festival

During four evenings from the 14th-17th of January, visitors could experience installations from the world’s most exciting artists working with light at across 30 locations in the UK capital for the Lumiere London Festival. Architectural landmarks are being coloured with … Continue reading

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2015 Highlights

As 2015 comes to an end, we look back at the highlights of this incredible artistic year across Europe. Click on the pics to view more info. Solo Shows: Dran, Mark Jenkins, Antony Micallef, Cranio, Daniel Arsham, David Shillinglaw, Julian … Continue reading

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London: Damien Hirst Christmas Tree

Next to the Connaught Hotel in London Mayfair stands a 30 feet tall Christmas tree adorned with flying doves and unusual decorations: snowmen formed of giant pills, medical instruments, scissors, syringues, scalpels…       This is the work of  controversial artist … Continue reading

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Streets: Banksy in Calais

After Dismaland, Banksy continues to hightlight the migrant crisis and horrific living conditions of Syrian refugiees in the Jungle of Calais by painting a portrait of Steve Jobs, reminding us that he is the son of a Syrian migrant. Steve … Continue reading

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Paris: Brandalism – 600 ad takeover denouncing the hypocrisy of COP21 Climate talks

Over 600 artworks critiquing the corporate takeover of the COP21 climate talks were installed in advertising spaces across Paris this weekend -ahead of the United Nations summit beginning Monday 30 November. Amidst the French state of emergency banning all public … Continue reading

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Paris: Shepard Fairey ‘Earth Crisis’ at the Eiffel Tower

Shepard Fairey unveiled his latest work “Earth Crisis”: a giant sphere suspended between the first and second floor of the Eiffel Tower, a call to action to address the global environmental crisis. Visible from November 20 to 26th, it is … Continue reading

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London Streets: El Seed @ Shubbak Festival

For the Shubbak Festival, A Window on Contemporary Arab Culture, Cedar Lewison invited French Tunisian ‘calligraffiti’ artist eL Seed to paint his first UK commission on the wall of Village Underground in London Shoreditch. We previously seen his work in … Continue reading

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London Streets: Ana Marietta new mural

Puerto Rican born, Houston based artist Ana Marietta is currently in London and just finished painting a new mural in Brick Lane featuring her surrealistic animal universe.       See more pics here

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Toulouse: 100TAUR new mural for the Dominicans

A surreal encounter between French graffiti artist 100Taur and the Dominicans: for the celebration of the 800th Anniversary of the  Order of Preachers  , founded in Toulouse (FR), the Dominicans asked lowbrow artist 100TAUR  to create a 100 square meters mural … Continue reading

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Malaga: Remed & Okuda at MAUS 2015

For the second edition of the MAUS festival in Malaga  (Malaga Arte Urbane en el Soho) curated by Fer Francés, many international artists have been invited to paint in the Soho district and along the Guadalmedina river. Remed and Okuda painted … Continue reading

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Toulouse: Open Summer Festival

For the 4th year running, the Open Summer Festival invited twenty international artists in Toulouse at the new creative hub Cinquante Cinq / Espace Cobalt. Outside the exhibition space, guests enjoyed live painting sessions with a Graffiti Jam, but also … Continue reading

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London streets : Cranio

Brazilian artist Cranio continues his invasion in the streets of London. He recently painted his signature characters in Brick Lane.                View the full set of pics here

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London Streets: May Day Festivities

With the long May Bank Holiday week end, a new royal baby and many international artists in town, there was a lot to celebrate in London. On the Southbank with the Streets of Spain Festival organised by Campo Viejo for … Continue reading

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Berlin: Urban Nation PM/7 – Part 2

In parallel to the windows and facade they decorated with their Persons of Interest (see here) 12 Brooklyn based artists were given carte blanche to decorate the walls of the Urban Nation Haus for a pop up show in Berlin, … Continue reading

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Berlin: Persons of Interest @ Urban Nation PM/7 – Part 1

BSA is in Berlin this month to present a new show of 12 important Brooklyn Street Artists at the Urban Nation haus as part of Project M/7. PERSONS OF INTEREST brings to Berlin a diverse collection of artists who use … Continue reading

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