Street Art

October 11, 2018

Massive Painting of Neoclassical Girl Takes Over a Seven-Story Building

While most art lovers visit world-renowned art galleries to see famous masterpieces, some might be lucky enough to come across iconic historical paintings on the side of public buildings. French street artist and filmmaker Julien de Casabianca is known for pasting neoclassical paintings onto unexpected, inner-city surfaces as part of his ongoing Outings Project.

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July 3, 2018

Street Artist Hand Paints Ancient Ornamental “Carpets” on City Sidewalks

A post shared by Ali (@arthur_louis_ignore) on Jul 2, 2017 at 9:37am PDT Interested in tracing the “evolution of ornaments across the history of art,” French street artist Arthur-Louis Ignoré—known also as Ali—inventively incorporates ancient motifs into his graffiti. In a recent series called Carpet, Ali covers overlooked pavements in France and Finland with patterned painted “rugs.

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June 20, 2018

Massive Graffiti Exhibition Examines Street Art By Bringing It Indoors

In 2011, MOCA’s Art in the Streets broke attendance records for its exhibition filled with work by street art luminaries like Banksy and Os Gemeos. Seven years later, a new exhibition spread over more than 40,000 square feet is building on that legacy and exploring the world of graffiti and street art. Beyond the Streets, curated by graffiti historian and Exit Through the Gift Shop co-producer Roger Gastman, is a celebration of this dynamic modern art movement.

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May 18, 2018

Street Artist Creates Multi-Layered Typography Puzzles With Hidden Messages

British street artist Peter Preffington aka Pref plays with perception through his multi-layered, 3D graffiti. Using a range of modern and traditional typefaces, he visualizes popular sayings and expressions in his distinct overlapping style. While these typography murals might seem difficult to decipher at first, it’s this unique style that helps draw the viewer in.

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