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‘BARRIER’ by Helen Bur for Out in the Open, Aalborg 2022

May 28, 2022

The ‘Out in the Open’ mural project has begun its 8th edition with a stunning new mural from British artist Helen Bur. After ten days of hard work, Helen Bur just added another stunning mural to the streets of Aalborg, Denmark, where you’ll find more than 70 murals by international leading artists today curated by […]

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Invader’s Invasion of Potosi, Bolivia 2022

May 27, 2022

World-renowned French artist Invader has just completed his 80th invasion on the island of Potosi, in Bolivia. Potosi is especially famous for being the highest city in the world, just over 4,000 meters above sea level, and for the mines that are still active. “…it’s location, history and landscapes are breathtaking and it is definitely […]

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May 25, 2022

Art and music collide in Ibiza as The Night League, the team behind world-famous clubs Hï Ibiza and Ushuaïa Ibiza, unveil a striking new art installation by Argentinian-Spanish visual artist Felipe Pantone. The highly acclaimed artist has transformed the Hï Ibiza facade into a kaleidoscope of colour, ready to welcome the many thousands of clubbers who will descend […]

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Nevercrew Mural Inspired by Climate Change and the Fragile Relationship Between Nature and Man, Germany 2022

May 23, 2022

NEVERCREW is a swiss based artists duo composed of Christian Rebecchi and Pablo Togni since 1996. Their work focuses on the relationship between mankind and nature and the relationship between mankind and the system, in particular on the effects of human attitudes on the environment, on social injustices and the relationship between the concept and the […]

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Banksy’s Thought-Provoking Tributes to Princess Diana: A Reflection on Royalty and Media Intrusion

May 10, 2022

Princess Diana, often referred to as the “People’s Princess,” inspired people around the world with her genuine kindness and compassion. She dedicated herself to numerous charitable causes, including Mental Health, HIV and AIDS awareness and the campaign to bring attention to landmines in Angola. Princess Diana’s innate beauty and charisma garnered significant media attention, which […]

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Artist Saype Extends the World’s Largest Human Chain to Venice, Biennale Art 2022

April 20, 2022

SAYPE creates a floating art piece in Venice on the occasion of the Biennale Arte 2022. As part of his Beyond Walls project, Saype (contraction of Say Peace) has chosen Venice for his 13th step. Saype presents his new creation, making Venice part of his Beyond Walls global human chain. The new artwork can be […]

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Street Artists Paint in Solidarity with Ukraine, Worldwide 2022

April 14, 2022

Street artists worldwide are paying tributes to Ukraine amid Putin’s invasion and showing their support for Ukraine. The invasion on 24th February 2022 has been widely condemned internationally as an act of aggression and has triggered Europe’s largest refugee crisis since World War II. French street artist Seth Globepainter painted a little girl in Paris three days […]

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The Meaning Behind Banksy’s ‘Flying Copper’ – Explained

April 12, 2022

According to Banksy’s 2003 description, “Flying Copper” is a “Deluxe and very large screen print of a flying pig. Apparently popular with the boys in blue (actually true).“ Banksy’s “Flying Copper” artwork depicts an armed police officer wearing a yellow smiley face, reminiscent of the 1990s acid house culture. The officer’s back is adorned with […]

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Background BOB is Back with another Charity Art Auction, 2022

March 20, 2022

Background Bob is the moniker of 13 year old Noah. Noah was born with hydrocephalus, cerebral palsy and epilepsy, but despite everything he’s a happy, cheeky young boy with a huge smile who loves to paint! Throughout the covid pandemic, Noah started an exciting art project with his dad that captured the imagination, support and […]

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Gaurab Thakali’s Vibrant Billboards Explore the Experience of Music, City Life, and the Natural World, UK 2022

March 17, 2022

Illustrator and artist Gaurab Thakali has collaborated with the BUILDHOLLYWOOD family of Jack, Jack arts and Diabolical for their latest Your Space Or Mine project, which gives emerging artists and creatives a platform on the street. The collaboration will display Thakali’s work on billboards across the UK. Gaurab Thakali is an illustrator and artist based in south-east London. He works across multiple disciplines […]

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SAYPE reveals his latest giant land art at the UN headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya 2022

March 5, 2022

“World in Progress” is a triptych created by French-Swiss land artist Saype. Painted at the U.N. headquarters in Geneva, New York and Nairobi, the three monumental paintings retrace the iterative creation of an ideal world by two children. From drawing to origamis, and ultimately coming to life in Nairobi, the giant biodegradable and ephemeral frescoes […]

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