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Contemporary graffiti art on the walls of Athens

Contemporary graffiti art on the walls of Athens The hardships and unemployment of the Greek economic collapse have led to a new wave of innovative graffiti art, which is both politically aware and socially accepted – making Athens a new Mecca for street artists See below Story via the Guardian Read more […]

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Calls for Banksy’s defaced Art Buff piece to be re-instated in Folkestone

Calls for Banksy’s defaced ‘Art Buff’ piece to be re-instated in Folkestone A seaside town is fighting to re-instate a Bansky piece which was removed from the outside wall of an arcade after the owners said they could no longer maintain it. The Art Buff’ mural appeared on the wall of an amusement arcade in Folkestone at the end of September. Art lovers soon flocked to the town to catch a glimpse of the piece depicting an elderly woman listening to what appears to be Read more […]

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Banksy new Bristol work, Pierced Eardrum, vandalised

Banksy new Bristol work, Pierced Eardrum, vandalised story via BBC news A new mural by street artist Banksy in Bristol has been vandalized less than 24 hours after the work appeared. The image, a parody of Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring, was found on Hanover Place near the city’s harbour. Girl with a Pierced Eardrum incorporates an alarm box as the model’s earring. On Tuesday, the work was found with dark paint thrown across the bottom of the woman’s face. Banksy’s Read more […]

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Trompe-l’œil Window and Keyhole Illusions on the Streets of Istanbul by Pejac

Trompe-l’œil Window and Keyhole Illusions on the Streets of Istanbul by Pejac Spanish street artist Pejac  just stopped by Istanbul where he painted three new trompe-l’œil pieces in the district of Uskudar titled Lock, Poster and Shutters. Painted with brushes, acrylic paint, pencils and sandpaper the works are located very close together are intended to represent the “perception and illusion of freedom.” He mentions the literal translation of Trompe l’oeil from French as Read more […]

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Street Artists Decorate Old Tunisian Village with Spectacular Murals

Street Artists Decorate Old Tunisian Village with Spectacular Murals The Tunisian island of Djerba (known as the “island of dreams”) just became a major street art hotspot, thanks to the project Djerbahood curated by artist Mehdi Ben Cheikh and the Galerie Itinerrance. This past summer, the village of Erriadh was transformed into an open-air art museum when 150 street artists from 30 different countries were invited to decorate the area with stunning works of graffiti. Walls, windows, Read more […]

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