You never know what you’ll find when you buy something that’s vintage. When photographer Alex Galmeanu bought a rare 50-year-old camera off eBay, he never expected to find an exposed (but undeveloped) roll of film inside. “Of course I had it developed right away,” he wrote, “and, as a surprise again, I was able to recover 10 quite usable images, especially when considering their age.
The Polish city of Lodz is making huge waves in the street art world. Under the patronage of Mayor Hanna Zdanowska and the Ambassador of Spain in Poland, the city is co-financing a monumental, permanent exhibition called Urban Forms Gallery.
Some of the best street artists around the world joined Poland’s elite to paint directly on the side of tenement houses in the city center. And, this is just the beginning. Within a few years, a gallery of several dozen exhibits will be created, which visitors will be able to see on foot within a few hours. The project is also going to expand with other street art objects like sculpture, installation and street jewelry.
“Street art unquestionably is one of the most powerful artistic movements in contemporary culture as well as in history of art in general,” they say on their website. I couldn’t agree more.
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Urban Forms Gallery website