Graffiti Hunting in Abandoned Property in Illescas, Spain
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by lois
3d ago
We returned last week to revisit the treasure trove of graffiti in an a Illescas, Spain abandoned lot that we’d discovered by chance last year. In addition to discovering some pieces that weren’t visible to us then, we came upon some newer pieces, including the one featured above. Several more follow: Pichação and more Color amidst the ruins Marian and more Burning in Illescas Raek and Soker Oca Rubinho, Raek and more Photos by Sara C. Mozeson and Lois Stavsky ..read more
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The Boondael Project in Brussels with: Solo Cink, Dzia, Dake 25, Matthew Dawn, Samuel Idmtal & Orlando Kintero, Defo and million.16cts
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by lois
1w ago
While visiting Brussels last month, we discovered a treasure trove murals by 20 different artists, all members of the  Propaganza collective. Commissioned by the municipality of Ixelles, the murals — collectively known as the Boondael Project — add flair and intrigue to the long wall behind the STIB tram depot in Ixelles. The calligraphic mural pictured above painted by the masterful Brussels-based artist Solo Cink, who discovered the art of calligraphy in his travels. Several more artworks from this striking 2020 public art project follow: Antwerp-based classically-trained art ..read more
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Amsterdam’s Alluring Mural Art: Studio Giftig, Case Maclaim, Smug One, Dan Kitchener, Sjem Bakkus & IVES One, Leon Keer and Hera
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by lois
2w ago
Back in 2019, Amsterdam Street Art organized a street art festival, If Walls Could Speak, that produced ten captivating murals painted on a row of large apartment buildings in Platanenweg in East Amsterdam. We had the opportunity to visit these hugely impressive murals while in Amsterdam earlier this month. The alluring image featured above  — representing Amsterdam’s free spirit — was fashioned by Netherlands-based Niels van Swaemen and Kaspar van Leek, known collaboratively as  Studio Giftig. Several more murals painted during this groundbreaking street art festival follow: German ..read more
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Speaking with the Strikingly Expressive Eye Sticker
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by lois
3w ago
From her strikingly expressive stickers and wheatpastes to her distinctly alluring mural art and paintings, Eye Sticker creates a wonderfully diverse range of visually seductive artworks. I was delighted to recently have the opportunity to interview the talented artist. When and where did you first get up? It was in 2020 on the streets of the Village, where I was living at the time. I put up a sticker of an eye. That was the first time I ever shared anything in a public space. What inspired you to do so? It was something that I’d always wanted to do. And during the pandemic, I finally had the ..read more
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Brooklyn Art Haus Presents Exclusive “Sticker Movie” East Coast Premiere This Weekend — January 12-14
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by lois
1M ago
The following guest post was submitted by street art enthusiast, arts writer and photographer Kristy Calabro  A delightfully versatile and accessible form of artistic expression, sticker art is documented and celebrated in the groundbreaking, AXS Film Fund-winner, “Sticker Movie.”  Spanning 23 countries and over 80 artists, “Sticker Movie” offers an intimate glance into this beloved graffiti/street art subculture. In anticipation of its East Coast premiere this weekend — January 12, 13, and 14 — at Brooklyn Art Haus, I had the opportunity to talk to its director, Will Deloney aka Ch ..read more
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PUSHING IT FORWARD: ILLicit Creatives Claiming Space on the Streets of Queens, NYC, Part IV
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by lois
1M ago
Back with our documentation of ILLicit Creatives claiming space on the streets of NYC, this post focuses on the fourth in our series of Queens markings. Pictured above is Ecal — followed by several more images of unsanctioned graffiti captured in Queens public spaces. The ubiquitous Quasar aka Qzar Lucy and the prolific MQ Zoot, KYS Zerz, OTL and Panic, SB York and Eve, GI Angr, LNE Note: Pushing It Forward, a limited edition zine featuring artworks fashioned by “illicit creatives,” — edited by Lois Stavsky and designed by Lord K2 — is now available at So Books in Tokyo, Japan ..read more
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Freeman Alley Mural Art: Hydrane, Uloang, Michael Alan Alien, Fat Cap Sprays, Floyd Mendoza, Kosuke James and Ratchi
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by lois
1M ago
In addition to hosting dozens of intriguing wheatpastes and stickers, Freeman Alley is also home to several rotating beguiling murals — many fashioned by artists who are briefly visiting NYC. The geometric image pictured above was painted by French-Peruvian artist Hydrane. Several more murals, captured on my recent visit to this iconic location, follow: Venezuelan artist Uloang paints the Mexican fictional character El Chavo NYC-based Michael Alan Alien  London-based Fat Cap Sprays Texas-based Floyd Mendoza  Brooklyn-based Kosuke James NYC-based Ratchi Photos: Lois Stavsky ..read more
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At Blue Gallery NYC with: Meres One, See TF, Albertus Joseph, Question Marks w/Mike 171 and More
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by lois
2M ago
This past Thursday, the wonderfully welcoming and elegant Blue Gallery NYC hosted Wall 2 Wall. Curated by the designer John Herbert Wright, it features an eclectic range of work by six artists, four of whom maintain a huge presence in public space. Pictured above in front of two of his canvases is Meres One of 5Pointz fame — whose principal work space these days is his studio. Several more images of artworks on exhibit by artists who are also active on the streets follow: Also by Meres One Queens-based See TF in front of his photorealistic portraits on jacket NJ-based Albertus Joseph a ..read more
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The Grandscale Mural Project in East Harlem, Part II: Mas Paz & Guache, Diego Molina, DaQuane Cherry, Al Ruiz, Marthalicia Matarrita, Jose Aurelio Baez and Chelsea Garcia with Jio
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by lois
2M ago
On my most recent visit to this year’s Grandscale Mural Project in East Harlem, I came upon dozens of more alluring murals that have recently surfaced. The mural featured above was painted by Mas Paz and Guache, two Colombia-born multidisciplinary artists. Several more images representative of the extraordinary range of mural art gracing East Harlem in the vicinity of 125th Street follow: New Jersey native Diego Molina Local artist DaQuane Cherry   Queens native Al Ruiz  Local artist Marthalicia Matarrita Bronx native  Jose Aurelio Baez Bronx-based Chelsea Garcia and ..read more
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At First Street Green Art Park: Deps One, Cram Concepts, Ratchi, Outer Source, Jeff Henriquez, Trasheer, Ramsteko, Rah Artz & Optimo NYC
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by lois
3M ago
Showcasing some of my favorite artists, along with others who are new to me, First Street Green Art Park — located where  Manhattan’s Lower East Side meets the East Village — is one of our city’s treasures. The image featured above was fashioned by Carson DeYoung aka Deps One, a former Brooklynite now based in Tucson, Arizona. Several more images that have surfaced in the past few months at First Street Green Art Park follow: NYC-based Cram Concepts, Ratchi and Outer Source — segment from a huge collaborative production Brooklyn-based Jeff Henriquez  Mexico City-based Trashee ..read more
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