Public Art Projects

Hydeon and sticky monger public art centrefuge NYC Centre fuge Public Art Project, Cycle 22: Hydeon, Stickymonger, Jenna Krypell, John Exit, Grimace NYC and Lamkat

The once-dreary trailer on East First Street — where the Lower East Side meets the East Village — has again been redesigned under the curatorial direction of Jonathan Neville, Joshua Geyer and Matthew Denton Burrows. And we love it! Pictured above are Hydeon and Sticky Monger at work. What follows are several more images — some of the artists captured in progress and others of the completed pieces.

Ian Ferguson aka Hydeon and Stickymonger, as seen this past week

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Jenna Krypell

Jena Krypell painting nyc Centre fuge Public Art Project, Cycle 22: Hydeon, Stickymonger, Jenna Krypell, John Exit, Grimace NYC and Lamkat

John Exit aka scrambledeggsit at work

John exit live painting NYC Centre fuge Public Art Project, Cycle 22: Hydeon, Stickymonger, Jenna Krypell, John Exit, Grimace NYC and Lamkat

John Exit aka scrambledeggsit, as seen this past week

John Exit public art East Village NYC Centre fuge Public Art Project, Cycle 22: Hydeon, Stickymonger, Jenna Krypell, John Exit, Grimace NYC and Lamkat

Grimace NYC at work

Grimace NYC public art centrefuge Centre fuge Public Art Project, Cycle 22: Hydeon, Stickymonger, Jenna Krypell, John Exit, Grimace NYC and Lamkat

Grimace NYC, as seen in the bright sun this past week

IMG 8227 Centre fuge Public Art Project, Cycle 22: Hydeon, Stickymonger, Jenna Krypell, John Exit, Grimace NYC and Lamkat

Kat Lam aka Lamkat

lamkat public art east village nyc Centre fuge Public Art Project, Cycle 22: Hydeon, Stickymonger, Jenna Krypell, John Exit, Grimace NYC and Lamkat

Photo credits: 1, 4, 6 & 8 Tara Murray;  2, 3, 5 & 7 Lois Stavsky

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T Kid graffiti nyc Celebrating <em>International Hip Hop Day</em> at First Street Green Park: T Kid, Jerms, Doves, Lady K Fever, Andres Correa, Kool Kito, Marcelo Ment, La Femme Cheri, Ree, Resa Piece and more

Last Tuesday, First Street Green Park — on the corner of Houston Street and 2nd Avenue — was home to a buoyant celebration of International Hip-Hop Day. Hosted by PeepThis and organized by Anthony Bowman and Kate Storch, the event featured legendary graffiti artists, along with hip-hop and DJing pioneers. The mural pictured above was painted by T-Kid. Here are several more images we captured:

Jerms

Jerms graffiti first green park nyc Celebrating <em>International Hip Hop Day</em> at First Street Green Park: T Kid, Jerms, Doves, Lady K Fever, Andres Correa, Kool Kito, Marcelo Ment, La Femme Cheri, Ree, Resa Piece and more

Doves

doves graffiti nyc Celebrating <em>International Hip Hop Day</em> at First Street Green Park: T Kid, Jerms, Doves, Lady K Fever, Andres Correa, Kool Kito, Marcelo Ment, La Femme Cheri, Ree, Resa Piece and more

Lady K Fever at work

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Andres Correa at work, to the left of Kool Kito

andres correa street art first green park nyc Celebrating <em>International Hip Hop Day</em> at First Street Green Park: T Kid, Jerms, Doves, Lady K Fever, Andres Correa, Kool Kito, Marcelo Ment, La Femme Cheri, Ree, Resa Piece and more

Marcelo Ment — in from Brazil

marcelo ment first green park nyc Celebrating <em>International Hip Hop Day</em> at First Street Green Park: T Kid, Jerms, Doves, Lady K Fever, Andres Correa, Kool Kito, Marcelo Ment, La Femme Cheri, Ree, Resa Piece and more

La Femme Cheri, Ree and Theresa Kim aka Resa Piece

Cheri ree and resa piece graffiti art nyc1 Celebrating <em>International Hip Hop Day</em> at First Street Green Park: T Kid, Jerms, Doves, Lady K Fever, Andres Correa, Kool Kito, Marcelo Ment, La Femme Cheri, Ree, Resa Piece and more

The crew

Hip Hop International Day artists Celebrating <em>International Hip Hop Day</em> at First Street Green Park: T Kid, Jerms, Doves, Lady K Fever, Andres Correa, Kool Kito, Marcelo Ment, La Femme Cheri, Ree, Resa Piece and more

Other featured New York graffiti and street art legends included: Will Power, Flint 707, Nic 707, Keo, Omni and Frank Wore Croce. The hip-hop music — featuring DJ Grand Wizard Theodore and DJJS1 – was broadcast live on Damatrix Studios.

Photo credits: 1-4 & 7  Lois Stavsky 5 & 6 Tara Murray & 8 Karin du Maire

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Alice pasquini street art mural madrid spain <em>Muros Tabacalera</em> in Madrid, Spain with: Alice Pasquini, Dadi Dreucol, Animalitoland, Digo Diego, Nano 4814, Okuda, Ruben Sanchez, Add Fuel and Gripface

The Tabacalera – a former tobacco factory — in the Lavapies neighborhood of Madrid is now a cultural Mecca hosting over two dozen exterior murals. Curated by the Madrid Street Art Project, the murals — referred to as Muros Tabacalera – change yearly and focus on environmental issues that impact this district’s residents. The mural pictured above was painted by the Italian artist, Alice Pasquini. What follows are several others I captured on my recent trip to Madrid:

Málaga-based artist Dadi Dreucol

Dadi Dreucol street art mural madrid spain <em>Muros Tabacalera</em> in Madrid, Spain with: Alice Pasquini, Dadi Dreucol, Animalitoland, Digo Diego, Nano 4814, Okuda, Ruben Sanchez, Add Fuel and Gripface

Argentine artist Animalitoland

Animalitoland street art mural madrid spain <em>Muros Tabacalera</em> in Madrid, Spain with: Alice Pasquini, Dadi Dreucol, Animalitoland, Digo Diego, Nano 4814, Okuda, Ruben Sanchez, Add Fuel and Gripface

Digo Diego

digo diego street art mural madrid spain <em>Muros Tabacalera</em> in Madrid, Spain with: Alice Pasquini, Dadi Dreucol, Animalitoland, Digo Diego, Nano 4814, Okuda, Ruben Sanchez, Add Fuel and Gripface

Nano 8414

Nano 4818 street art mural madrid spain <em>Muros Tabacalera</em> in Madrid, Spain with: Alice Pasquini, Dadi Dreucol, Animalitoland, Digo Diego, Nano 4814, Okuda, Ruben Sanchez, Add Fuel and Gripface

Madrid-based Okuda

okuda mural project madrid <em>Muros Tabacalera</em> in Madrid, Spain with: Alice Pasquini, Dadi Dreucol, Animalitoland, Digo Diego, Nano 4814, Okuda, Ruben Sanchez, Add Fuel and Gripface

Dubai-based Spanish artist Ruben Sanchez

ruben sanchez street art madrid <em>Muros Tabacalera</em> in Madrid, Spain with: Alice Pasquini, Dadi Dreucol, Animalitoland, Digo Diego, Nano 4814, Okuda, Ruben Sanchez, Add Fuel and Gripface

Add fuel and Gripface

add fuel and grip face street art mural Madrid Spain <em>Muros Tabacalera</em> in Madrid, Spain with: Alice Pasquini, Dadi Dreucol, Animalitoland, Digo Diego, Nano 4814, Okuda, Ruben Sanchez, Add Fuel and Gripface

Photos by Lois Stavsky

Special thanks to Javier Garcia of Cool Tours Spain for introducing me to this project.

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lmnopi Tara Houska detail 2 Lmnopi on Street Art, Gentrification, Her Mission as an Artist & more

With her passion for justice and her elegant aesthetic, Brooklyn-based Lmnopi has been enhancing public spaces in NYC and beyond while raising our consciousness. I recently had the opportunity to visit her studio and speak to her:

When and where did your artwork first surface here on NYC walls?

I pasted up the first time in 2008, in Williamsburg, a stencil of my cat, Joe. I think it was on North 9th Street.

What inspired you to do so?

The thrill of lawlessness. Freedom, beauty, passion and communication beyond gallery walls. I just felt like it.

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Was there anyone in particular who inspired you to hit the streets?

I remember hanging out at Ad Hoc Art on Bogart Street a bunch and meeting other artists there. Chris Stain gave me some solid advice early on about stencil painting. I used to be really into C215. I love the artist Blu. He’s probably my all time favorite, actually. It wasn’t any one person though… more the lure of freedom that inspired me.

You’ve gotten up and painted in legal spots – such as Welling Court Mural Project and Arts Org in Queens. Yet much of what you do is unsanctioned. Have you any preference?

I prefer pasting up without permission. I have favorite places that I revisit now and again. It takes me awhile to pick my spots; I watch them for a little while first. Placement becomes more important when your paste-up is the only one in existence at a particular site. I also love the aesthetic of decay as erosion happens. Right now there is a piece of mine on Jefferson — that has been there for so many years — all that is left are her eyes and her mouth. It’s uncanny how that happens. It makes me pause and wonder: Why did her eyes and mouth stay the longest? What’s that about?

Have you any preferred surfaces?

My favorite is plywood. My least favorite is brick. I love pasting on glass, especially new condo windows.

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How do you feel about the increasing tie-in between street art and gentrification? The role of street art in gentrification?

People often blame gentrification on artists — instead of the underlying cause which is capitalism. Street artists are often used as tools for real estate CEO’s to increase their property’s value. However, it’s up to us as artists to decide if our work serves the community’s interest or the profit motive. I try to approach my work with the community in mind. When painting a mural on someone’s block, I take into consideration who lives there and how can I reflect their reality in my work. As great as it is to see tons of murals on walls, it turns people’s neighborhoods into destinations for outsiders to spend money in businesses that are run by non-local owners, so the financial benefit is not kept within the community, at all. The neighborhood becomes hollowed out; a place where people who grew up feel they no longer belong or can afford to live. The money spent there leaves the neighborhood when bodegas are run out by bourgie delis and trendy cafes and bars. When rich developers from other countries altogether come in and tear down perfectly good buildings and build hideous condos, it rips a hole in a community. It changes the landscape, removes the character and homogenizes the place. Gentrification is essentially urban colonialism. Creating community run-organizations which provide gathering spaces not centered around commerce and profit,  but instead around: discussion; education; making art, growing food; organizing and sharing resources, is an effective way to combat gentrification.

Yes! And in the current political climate — more necessary than ever.  I’ve also seen your work in gallery settings. How do you feel about bringing street art into galleries?

I enjoy group shows and getting out and being with the community of other street artists. I like to make miniatures of my murals for folks who want to bring them home and live with them. I struggle with the dissonance between anti-capitalism and the need to survive in a capitalist society. But it’s a great feeling to sell work.

Do you prefer working alone or collaborating with others?

I generally prefer working alone. but in the context of a larger community working towards change, I prefer being part of that wave.

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Are there any other artists with whom you’d like to collaborate?

I look for certain people when I am out scouting locations, locally. It’s like having a delayed visual conversation on the street with other wheat paste artists like Myth NYCity KittyEl Sol 25, QRST, Sean Lugo… I also am inspired by the work the Justseeds cooperative is doing. Art and propaganda are like cinnamon and sugar on toast. So delicious. I’d like to collaborate with Chip Thomas from the Painted Desert Project. I also hope to do some painting in Indian country soon. I want to collaborate with people who are also committed to environmental justice.

Are you generally satisfied with your finished piece?

Yes. I feel like they come alive.

What percentage of your time is devoted to art?

Most of it when I am not sleeping or gardening or exploring.

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Have you a formal art education?

Yes. I studied painting and printmaking at SUNY Purchase where I got my BFA.  But most of what I am doing now is all self-taught.

What is your ideal working environment?

I’d love to have a studio in a straw bale house on land by a river with enough open area to grow food and enough forested area to forage wild mushrooms. I have a tiny studio which works all right for the time being, though, with my rooftop garden here in Brooklyn.

How do you feel about the role of the Internet in all this?

The Internet never forgets…which can be good or bad depending on what is out there to not be forgotten. For my kind of work, which is ephemeral by nature, it’s great. I love instagram because I get to see fellow artists’ work from all over the world. There is little static; it’s all visual. But as someone who was an adult before the phenomenon of the Internet existed, there was something really profound about seeing work in person that seems a bit lost now because everything is so accessible. People don’t have to travel to see anything; they just click around. Maybe that promotes a devaluation of work. I make a lot of work, but I don’t put a lot up. I think less is more…kind of a homeopathic approach.

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Did any particular cultures influence you?

Ancient wall art. Petroglyphs. The earliest known graffiti art. I’ve seen them in person and it’s a mystical experience being in the presence of art that old.

How has your art evolved in the past few years?

From paint brush to x-acto knife back to paint brush. I went from painting with oils – high brow – to materials I could buy in a hardware store. The transition from oil painting was through stencils and spray paint. But I got really sick of using an exacto knife…too rigid. I love the paint brush. These days I like painting with house paint the most.

Do you work from a sketch or do you just let it flow?

When doing a mural, I sketch it out first; usually, I make a small painting of it prior to getting up on the wall.  When I am working in my studio, I just go to it.

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What inspires you these days – with both your street art and studio art?

Right now my heart is very much with frontline communities who are bearing the brunt of the fall out from the corporate take over of the government: climate change (aka climate chaos), the fight against the fossil fuel industrial complex, the plight of kids caught in refugee situations and the Indigenous environmental movement. I am working from these struggles — working to communicate and amplify those voices, especially those of women, elders and kids.

What’s ahead?

I’m busy making art about everything that everyone else I know is also freaking out about. I am working on staying calm and making self-care a priority so I don’t burn out. I am developing some prints from paintings and drawings, a way to duplicate my work to make it more accessible for people who might enjoy having it or wearing it. I am thinking in terms of how to translate the continuous tone of painting into printable dot and line patterns for printing. I love the aesthetic of engravingsl and I have been training myself to paint in a way that mimics it. I am weaving the concept of editions that was possible with stencils together with the language of paint strokes I have been cultivating. In my painting practice, I have been destroying the object in a sense, breaking up the portrait with under-paintings of topographical maps, macro designs from botanicals and geometric forms and bringing in the occasional surrealistic imagery..Travel and time in nature are ahead of me and more frontline stands, hopefully some hot springs, plenty of walls to paint out there and forgotten doorways to paste up in.

What do you see as the role of the artist in society?

Artists are change makers and translators; art transcends borders and language barriers. Art is a unifying force. Artists can speak truth to power. We can show that the emperor is not wearing any trousers. We have artistic license; so far we still have free speech. We lift people’s spirits and let them know they are seen. We embolden people to laugh at fear. We clear out tear ducts.

Note: You can follow Lmnopi on her Instagram here and check out her online store here.

Interview by Lois Stavsky; all images courtesy of the artist

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2 alas street art wynwood Faces in Wynwood Open Spaces, Part IV: 2alas with Felipe Pantone, Hueman, Sipros, Kevin Ledo, Mr. Dheo and Atomiko

This is part IV of an occasional series featuring faces that have made their way onto Wynwood, Miami’s open spaces. Pictured above is a close-up from a collaborative piece by 2alas and Felipe Pantone. What follows are several more I captured on my recent trip to Wynwood:

West Coast artist Hueman, close-up from huge mural at Wynwood Walls — first seen last year

hueman Faces in Wynwood Open Spaces, Part IV: 2alas with Felipe Pantone, Hueman, Sipros, Kevin Ledo, Mr. Dheo and Atomiko

Brazilian muralist Sipros

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Montreal-based Kevin Ledo, close-up

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Portugese artist Mr Dheo

Mr dheo street art wynwood Faces in Wynwood Open Spaces, Part IV: 2alas with Felipe Pantone, Hueman, Sipros, Kevin Ledo, Mr. Dheo and Atomiko

Miami-based Atomiko

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Photos by Lois Stavsky

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miles toland wynwood street art Faces in Wynwood Open Spaces, Part III: Miles Toland, Paola Delfin, Dodo, Cero, Jordan Betten, Juega Siempre & Eduardo Mendieta

An incredible variety of faces — representing a range of styles, techniques and sensibilities — make their way onto Wynwood’s walls. Pictured above is by New Mexico-native Miles Toland. Here are several more captured on my recent visit to Miami:

Mexican artist Paola Delfin

paola delfin wynwood street art Faces in Wynwood Open Spaces, Part III: Miles Toland, Paola Delfin, Dodo, Cero, Jordan Betten, Juega Siempre & Eduardo Mendieta

Montreal-based Dodo, A’Shop Crew

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Cero — Puerto Rican artists Celso González and Roberto Biaggi

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South Florida-based Jordan Betten, close-up

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Colombian stencil artist Juega Siempre

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South Florida-based Eduardo Mendieta

eduardo mendieta street art wynwood Faces in Wynwood Open Spaces, Part III: Miles Toland, Paola Delfin, Dodo, Cero, Jordan Betten, Juega Siempre & Eduardo Mendieta

Photos by Lois Stavsky

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agostino iacurci street art russia Moscows <em>Artmossphere Street Art Biennale</em> Founder Sabina Chagina to Speak at Columbia University

Sabina Chagina, the founder and organizer of Moscow’s massive Artmosphere Street Art Biennale, a city-wide program of international street art in Moscow, will speak tomorrow evening at Columbia University. In a presentation hosted the Harriman Institute and Causa Artium, Ms. Sabina Chagina — on her first visit to NYC — will address what it takes to make such a massive undertaking succeed in the unique context of the Russian capital, an unlikely setting for an inherently anti-establishment art form.

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Festival Moscows <em>Artmossphere Street Art Biennale</em> Founder Sabina Chagina to Speak at Columbia University

For the past several years, Sabina Chagina has brought dozens of first-rate street artists to Russia, where they work — along with local ones — both inside key venues and outside on the streets and walls of Moscow.

Inside Moscows <em>Artmossphere Street Art Biennale</em> Founder Sabina Chagina to Speak at Columbia University

Okuda street at Moscows <em>Artmossphere Street Art Biennale</em> Founder Sabina Chagina to Speak at Columbia University

Sabaina Chagina’s presentation will take place tomorrow evening, March 2, 6-8 pm at 601B Pulitzer Hall at the Graduate School of Journalism, 2950 Broadway at 116th St.

Images of artworks:

1 Italian artist Agostino Iacurci

4 Russian artist Aske

5 Spanish artist Okuda

All photos courtesy Causa Artium

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CHEUNG CHI WAI HKwalls Okuda Looking Back at HKwalls Street Art Festival 2016 as HKwalls 2017 Nears: Okuda, Dmojo, Suiko, Egg Fiasco, Clogtwo, Colasa, Peeta, Faust & Roid

A celebration of street art and creative collaboration, HKwalls 2017 will take place in the industrial district of Wong Chuk Hang from March 18 to March 26. Since its launch in 2014, HKwalls has actively engaged the public, while providing opportunities for artists to showcase and share their talents — as they bring intrigue and color to Hong Kong’s streets. The images featured here (1-9) were painted during HKwalls Street Art Festival 2016.

Madrid-based Okuda

CHEUNG CHI WAI HKwalls Okuda mural tall Looking Back at HKwalls Street Art Festival 2016 as HKwalls 2017 Nears: Okuda, Dmojo, Suiko, Egg Fiasco, Clogtwo, Colasa, Peeta, Faust & Roid

Malaysian artist Dmojo at work

Wailok HKwalls Dmojo Looking Back at HKwalls Street Art Festival 2016 as HKwalls 2017 Nears: Okuda, Dmojo, Suiko, Egg Fiasco, Clogtwo, Colasa, Peeta, Faust & Roid

Japanese artist Suiko

Kyra HKwalls Suiko Looking Back at HKwalls Street Art Festival 2016 as HKwalls 2017 Nears: Okuda, Dmojo, Suiko, Egg Fiasco, Clogtwo, Colasa, Peeta, Faust & Roid

Manila-based Egg Fiasco

Wailok HKwalls Egg Fiasco Looking Back at HKwalls Street Art Festival 2016 as HKwalls 2017 Nears: Okuda, Dmojo, Suiko, Egg Fiasco, Clogtwo, Colasa, Peeta, Faust & Roid

Singapore-based Clogtwo

Wailok HKwalls Clogtwo Looking Back at HKwalls Street Art Festival 2016 as HKwalls 2017 Nears: Okuda, Dmojo, Suiko, Egg Fiasco, Clogtwo, Colasa, Peeta, Faust & Roid

Taiwanese artist Colasa at work

Cheung Chi Wai HKWALLS Colasa Looking Back at HKwalls Street Art Festival 2016 as HKwalls 2017 Nears: Okuda, Dmojo, Suiko, Egg Fiasco, Clogtwo, Colasa, Peeta, Faust & Roid

Italian artist Peeta 

HKwalls Peeta Looking Back at HKwalls Street Art Festival 2016 as HKwalls 2017 Nears: Okuda, Dmojo, Suiko, Egg Fiasco, Clogtwo, Colasa, Peeta, Faust & Roid

NYC-based Faust and London native Roid

HKwalls Faust and Roids Looking Back at HKwalls Street Art Festival 2016 as HKwalls 2017 Nears: Okuda, Dmojo, Suiko, Egg Fiasco, Clogtwo, Colasa, Peeta, Faust & Roid

Among the artists to be featured in HKwalls 2017 are: Zoer, Amuse, Merlot, Snik, Mauy Cola and Swoon, who several weeks ago visited Hong Kong and wheat pasted an entire tram — a collaboration among HKwalls, Hoca Foundation and Hong Kong Tramways — for HKwalls 2017.

Swoon HKWALLS HOCA HKtramways 5 2 Looking Back at HKwalls Street Art Festival 2016 as HKwalls 2017 Nears: Okuda, Dmojo, Suiko, Egg Fiasco, Clogtwo, Colasa, Peeta, Faust & Roid

During the nine days of HKwalls 2017, there will also be other activities — including a print exhibition featuring the artists’ works and a closing block party on March 26th. Among HKwalls‘ partners are: Vans, eico paints, MTN and Eggshell Stickers.

Photo credits: 1, 2 & 7 Cheung Chi Wau; 3, 5 & 6 Cheung Wai Lok; 4 Kyra Campbell and 8-10, courtesy HKwalls

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tristan eaton street art In West Palm Beach, Florida with: Tristan Eaton, Sipros and Pipsqueak, Kobra, Astro, Herakut, Case Maclaim & PichiAvo

Presenting a diverse range of mural art by over 30 local, national and global artists, Canvas 2016 has brought soul and spirit to Downtown West Palm Beach, transforming it into an intriguing outdoor museum. Pictured above is by Tristan Eaton. Here are several more images I captured this past Sunday:

Brazilian artist Sipros with the Dutch duo Pipsqueak, close-up

sipros pipsqueak street art In West Palm Beach, Florida with: Tristan Eaton, Sipros and Pipsqueak, Kobra, Astro, Herakut, Case Maclaim & PichiAvo

Brazilian muralist Kobra does Albert Einstein, close-up

kobra street art Einstein In West Palm Beach, Florida with: Tristan Eaton, Sipros and Pipsqueak, Kobra, Astro, Herakut, Case Maclaim & PichiAvo

Parisian artist Astro

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The German duo, Herakut, close-up — with a message

herakur street art In West Palm Beach, Florida with: Tristan Eaton, Sipros and Pipsqueak, Kobra, Astro, Herakut, Case Maclaim & PichiAvo

German artist Case Maclaim

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Spanish muralists PichiAvo

pichi avo atreet art In West Palm Beach, Florida with: Tristan Eaton, Sipros and Pipsqueak, Kobra, Astro, Herakut, Case Maclaim & PichiAvo

Photos by Lois Stavsky 

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In its mission to shed light on the plight of child workers and raise funds to halt child slavery, Street Art for Mankind – a non-profit public charity that promotes art for social change — has engaged dozens of artists renowned for sharing their talents and visions in public spaces. Pictured above is a huge mural fashioned by Clandestinos currently on view at 7401 NW Miami Ct in Little River, Miami. What follows are several more images — some just seen this past week in Miami and others captured last month in New York City at the closing ceremony for #AtThisAge, the first United Nations exhibit featuring street art.

Clandestinos –  Bruno Smoky and Shalak Attack — at The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) in NYC

bruno smoky and shalak attack paint <em>Street Art for Mankind</em> Battles Child Slavery with: Bruno Smoky & Shalak Attack, Mr. Cenz, Mr. Dheo, Victor Ash, Jo Di Bona, Trek6 and more

London-based Mr Cenz, close-up, as seen in Miami

mr cenz close up street art mural <em>Street Art for Mankind</em> Battles Child Slavery with: Bruno Smoky & Shalak Attack, Mr. Cenz, Mr. Dheo, Victor Ash, Jo Di Bona, Trek6 and more

Mr Cenz aThe French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) in NYC

mr cenz paintsJPG <em>Street Art for Mankind</em> Battles Child Slavery with: Bruno Smoky & Shalak Attack, Mr. Cenz, Mr. Dheo, Victor Ash, Jo Di Bona, Trek6 and more

Portuguese artist Mr. Dheo in Miami

mr dheo street art <em>Street Art for Mankind</em> Battles Child Slavery with: Bruno Smoky & Shalak Attack, Mr. Cenz, Mr. Dheo, Victor Ash, Jo Di Bona, Trek6 and more

Mr. Dheo at The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) in NYC

mr dheo <em>Street Art for Mankind</em> Battles Child Slavery with: Bruno Smoky & Shalak Attack, Mr. Cenz, Mr. Dheo, Victor Ash, Jo Di Bona, Trek6 and more

Copenhagen-based Victor Ash in Miami

victor ash mural <em>Street Art for Mankind</em> Battles Child Slavery with: Bruno Smoky & Shalak Attack, Mr. Cenz, Mr. Dheo, Victor Ash, Jo Di Bona, Trek6 and more

Victor Ash at The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) in NYC

victor ash paints <em>Street Art for Mankind</em> Battles Child Slavery with: Bruno Smoky & Shalak Attack, Mr. Cenz, Mr. Dheo, Victor Ash, Jo Di Bona, Trek6 and more

Parisian artist Jo Di Bona in Miami

jodi bona art <em>Street Art for Mankind</em> Battles Child Slavery with: Bruno Smoky & Shalak Attack, Mr. Cenz, Mr. Dheo, Victor Ash, Jo Di Bona, Trek6 and more

Jo Di Bona at The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) in NYC

jo di bona paints <em>Street Art for Mankind</em> Battles Child Slavery with: Bruno Smoky & Shalak Attack, Mr. Cenz, Mr. Dheo, Victor Ash, Jo Di Bona, Trek6 and more

Trek6 in Miami, his home town

trek6 street art for mankind <em>Street Art for Mankind</em> Battles Child Slavery with: Bruno Smoky & Shalak Attack, Mr. Cenz, Mr. Dheo, Victor Ash, Jo Di Bona, Trek6 and more

And Trek6 educating youngsters on the art of the spray can on the Miami grounds of Street Art for Mankind

trek6 with youth <em>Street Art for Mankind</em> Battles Child Slavery with: Bruno Smoky & Shalak Attack, Mr. Cenz, Mr. Dheo, Victor Ash, Jo Di Bona, Trek6 and more

The dozens of murals remain on view through tomorrow, Monday, at 7401 NW Miami Ct in Little River. And, also, tomorrow, 70 masterpieces — from 4×4 feet to 40×8 feet  – will be be auctioned. Check here for further info about the closing day’s activities and the auction that will raise funds for the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation (KSCF) to help rescue and rehabilitate enslaved children across the world. And there’s much ahead for Street Art for Mankind as exhibits, workshops and auctions are planned for Paris, Sao Paulo, Dubai and Seoul.

Photo credits: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 & 12 Lois Stavsky; 2, 4, 6, 8 & 10 Karin du Maire 

Note: Hailed in a range of media from Wide Walls to the Huffington Post to the New York Times, our Street Art NYC App is now available for Android devices here.

en play badge 2 <em>Street Art for Mankind</em> Battles Child Slavery with: Bruno Smoky & Shalak Attack, Mr. Cenz, Mr. Dheo, Victor Ash, Jo Di Bona, Trek6 and more

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