Even though Banksy owns the copyright for each of his prints and murals, his masked identity still fuels an ongoing trademark battle.
Street artist, Braga Last1, also known as Tom Bragado, has just finished painting an amazingly realistic and anamorphic cat mural on an old gas tank in Les Pennes Mirabeau, Southern France. Braga Last1 is a self-taught artist from Marseille. His work is known for it’s playful undercurrent which often delights in tricking the viewer, as seen in his new work where the 3D mural of a giant sphinx cat blends seamlessly into the middle of a field. At first sight, the background of the work appears to be a mirror image of the landscape that surrounds the piece, instead, Bragado
World-renowned street artist, Shepherd Fairey, has launched a new digital art collaboration in partnership with Adobe that honours the workers and volunteers who are making a difference, and literally saving lives during the COVID-19 crisis. Fairey kicked off the initiative with his ‘Guts not Glory’ piece- “Guts not Glory is an illustration of one of the many healthcare workers whose selfless acts of compassion and service are always meaningful, but at this moment are especially heroic,” Fairey commented. “I’m inspired to glorify those who don’t seek glory, but rather to serve humanity when it is most challenged. I want the
While the coronavirus crisis has undoubtedly had a serious effect on the international street art scene, most artists follow safety rules and stay home. Also almost all exhibitions have been cancelled in the luckiest cases some have been postponed. In this time of global pandemic, artists endeavour to remain optimistic and creative. The elusive anonymous artist Banksy, who generally works in the street, showed no exception in following official advice to stay at home and work from home. His new artwork was made in his bathroom and displays his trademark stencilled rats running around the room. The photo was unveiled
Last month Canadian artist Sandra Chevrier collaborated with American street artist and graphic designer Shepard Fairey on the creation of a massive 12-story mural in Austin, Texas. The mural, painted on the west side of The Line Hotel and visible at the intersection of Congress and Cesar Chavez, was organised by Downtown Austin Alliance Foundation and Writing on the Walls, a week-long celebration of art including film screenings, workshops, artist demonstrations and live mural painting. Entitled «The Beauty of Liberty and Equality», the mural celebrates the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment which gave the women the
Giulio Vesprini’s newest wall “Cerchio G023” was painted in Bonito, (Avellino) Italy for the “Impronte 2016”, Boca Contest Project. PROJECT: In the small Italian town of Bonito the first edition of Impronte is currently taking place it is dedicated to street art and inspired by Salvatore Ferragamo, the famous designer and craftsman born in Bonito in 1898. Participating artists are: Tellas, Giulio Vesprini, Millo, Milu Correc and Gola. The idea of Impronte stems from the desire to pay homage to Salvatore Ferragamo, a designer from Bonito. It is celebrating the creativity that has marked his career and his many transversal projects which encompassed fashion, design and art. The event itself has two different parts. During the first
Commencing this week, and over the next month, the wildly talented Austrian artist Nychos has his debut solo exhibition – called IKON – at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York. Nychos is a street artist, illustrator and painter whose signature style blends themes of morbid corporeality with a colorful, outlandish aesthetic. Inspired by comics, heavy metal, graffiti and his upbringing in a traditional Viennese hunting family, his work reveals the skeletal and internal structure of cartoon-like characters. With impeccable attention to detail, Nychos implements methods of “dissection, cross-section, meltdown and translucence” to juxtapose the beauty and grotesque nature of the body.