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Lost Banksy Mural Uncovered in Berlin

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Gallery discovers early work under layers of paint

After painstakingly stripping away layers of wall paint, an art gallery in Berlin has uncovered a 2003 piece by Banksy, the much-ballyhooed street art pranskter whose politically-charged stencil work now sells for six figures. The piece, which features five soldiers with angel wings and smiley faces, was revealed when the wall was stripped away as part of an installation by Brad Downey, a......read more

Jo Peel: Things Change

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Optimistic stop-motion street art in London

For "Things Change," UK artist and Scrawl Collective member Jo Peel spent three weeks filming herself while painting an outdoor mural at Village Underground in London. Using stop-motion animation, she then condensed the footage into a pleasing three-minute clip with a pointed eco message. "[It's] an optimistic look at the idea of human impermanence," she writes. "The buildings and debris created......read more

Great Green Street Art by Mosstika

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Eco-minded art collective invokes the call of nature

Brooklyn-based artists Edina Tokodi and József Vályi-Tóth, aka Mosstika, have made it their mission to liven up the cold streets of New York City with doses of green. The eco-minded guerrilla art collective, whose work we recently spotted at Flavorwire, create living street art in the form of moss installations representing animal figures and camouflage outgrowths.  "We......read more

Color-Blocked Street Art From Jessica Stockholder

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Artist creates walk-through canvas in downtown Chicago

For her latest work, artist Jessica Stockholder zoomed out, way out, to envision a three-dimensional painting covering an entire intersection in downtown Chicago. The installation, dubbed "Color Jam," was commissioned by the Chicago Loop Alliance, who let the artist run loose with her idea of saturating sidewalks, crosswalks, and even building facades in bold washes of green, blue and red. From......read more

Typographic Fence Art by Lambchop

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Michigan-based artist weaves words and phrases into fences

We're loving these new typographic works from the mysteriously named Lambchop, a Michigan-based artist who uses ordinary flagging tape and other materials to weave positive words and phrases into chain-link fences. Like Steve "ESPO" Powers, Lambchop uses hand-rendered typography to express optimistic sentiments on city streets. Most of the pieces have gone up around Ann Arbor, where the......read more

A Year on the Road: Painted Desert

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JB Snyder paints a love letter to the Navajo Nation

I was lucky enough to encounter JB Snyder in Phoenix, Arizona as an artistic force in the vibrant art scene. His mesmerizing graffiti murals in kaleidoscope colors grace many buildings along Roosevelt Street, better known as "Roosevelt Row". Often likened to stained glass windows, each piece has become a landmark downtown.  So it's no wonder that when I was asked to document JB......read more

Rap Quotes

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Street artist Jay Shells pays tribute to places mentioned in rap lyrics

New York street artist Jay Shells channels his love of hip hop with "Rap Quotes," in which he combines site-specific rap lyrics with homemade signage. The results are gathered in this clip produced by Animal NY. For the ongoing project, Shells creates official-looking street signs quoting famous rap lyrics that shout out specific street corners and locations. Shells went all city and posted over......read more

Giant Urban Murals by Rimon Guimaraes

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Brazilian artist goes big in the streets

25-year-old Brazilian artist Rimon Guimarães is gaining legions of fans for his massive, multicolored murals popping up in cities around South America, Europe, Africa, and beyond. One quick glance through these photos and it's easy to see why. With inspiration ranging from nature to comics, botanical illustration to primitive art, the self-taught artist depicts organic forms and bold......read more

Cycling Street Art by Mart

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Whimsical paintings of bike scenes on the streets of Buenos Aires

Argentine artist Mart started painting in the streets of Buenos Aires in the 1990s, at the tender age of 12, becoming one of the first graffiti artists to paint entire trains. Since then his style has moved beyond just graffiti, and while the colour and command of the aerosol can remains, the compositions themselves have evolved: “His contemporary murals are predominantly......read more

Dazzling Light Paintings by Sola

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City streets lit up by incandescent art

UK artist Peter Medlicott, aka Sola, uses a digital camera and a light to create illuminated "sculptures" on darkened city streets. The practice, which he calls "lightbombing," involves a light sabre-esque wand and long exposure photography. Hitting the city late at night, Medlicott draws shapes in the airs with the light fixture, shooting the scene over a period of thirty-odd seconds.......read more

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