August 10, 2012
Acclaimed Brazilian street artist duo, Os Gêmeos, will have their first solo exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. The creative twins – Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo – have been recognized ever since first emerging on the art scene in 1987. The exhibit will capture “the narrative [of their] work [which is a] visual synthesis of their everyday lives: the color and chaos of Brazil – particularly in their neighborhood in São Paulo…” The show will run through November 25. For more information, click here!
August 2, 2012
Rio Occupation London recently came to a close. For 30 days, 30 Brazilian artists – musicians, partners, film makers, dancers and more – all hailing from Rio de Janeiro, “occupied the vibrant streets, stages and squares of London during the London 2012 Olympic Games, working across the capital with UK based artists.” Amongst the artists was Graphic creative, Breno Pineschi, who covered the capital with hundreds of magnetic bananas. The festival, which was funded by Rio de Janeiro’s State Culture Secretariat, was produced by People’s Palace Projects in collaboration with the Battersea Arts Centre. For more information, click here! (image of Pineschi’s bananas courtesy of Rio Occupation London website)
July 5, 2012
Brazilian born street artist Eduardo Kobra painted a mural of Mount Rushmore in Los Angeles, which he completed – appropriately – for Fourth of July celebrations!
This photo came from Kobra’s flickr.
June 22, 2012
Check out one of the latest of GGG-veteran Billi Kid Brand’s re-imagined NBA basketball court pieces. The “canvas” features NBA all-star and later coach, Larry Bird. For more on Kid and his oeuvre, click here.
June 4, 2012
Esteemed street artist Jeff Soto teamed up with Chevy Sonic to create a mural from behind the wheel. Check out the video and more pictures here.
May 24, 2012
NY-based artist and designer Jordan Betten recently teamed up with SUSHISAMBA, painting a mural in the restaurant group’s Miami location! For more of Betten’s work, visit: http://www.jordanbetten.com/
May 8, 2012
Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Eduardo Kobra has created incredible murals in the most interesting of locations. Some of his art carries a political message, which is perhaps the most moving of his collection. Namely, Kobra’s pieces that encourage environmental awareness by bringing to light devastation occurring in urban landscapes. Below is a photo from his flickr - clearly artistic commentary on global warming.
April 13, 2012
Street artist Above painted another mural regarding “Blood Diamonds” in South Africa. According to 12oz Prophet, “Above painted easily one of the largest and in your face political statements on the exterior wall of Johannesburg’s Jewel City, a six-block mega-precinct that serves as a base for some 300 diamond traders as well as South Africa’s Diamond Board and State Traders Association. Jewel City is the largest diamond exporter in the southern hemisphere with over R7-Billion worth of Diamonds being exported every year.” Above’s mural demonstrates the power of Street Art. For more on this and pictures of the mural, visit: http://www.12ozprophet.com/news/video-above-hijacks-risky-political-south-africa-blood-diamond.
April 4, 2012
As part of its series of events, the G40 Summit heads to Richmond, Virginia this week for the “opening event of the city’s soon to be announced official art district.” Artists from cities throughout the world will travel to Richmond to share their innovative mural work with interested public. For more information visit http://www.artwhino.com/exhibitions-1/2012-g40-richmond (where this image can also be found). If you have a chance to get to Richmond, or perhaps live nearby, you won’t want to miss the Summit, which will also exhibit up and coming, progressive artists on the scene.
March 23, 2012
The Brooklyn Museum has an incredible show featuring the work of the late Keith Haring during the years of 1978-1982. While world renowned today, Haring first started his career by doing chalk on black panels in the New York City subways, a form of street art that we at GGG appreciate. The BK Museum’s show will run through July 8th giving interested public ample opportunity to see it in person. For more information, visit their website: http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/keith_haring/