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bruno smoky toronto mural art A Feast of Beasts on Toronto Streets: Bruno Smoky, birdO, Nick Sweetman, Jonny Cakes and Li Hill

Swarming the streets of Toronto are an abundance of animals. Pictured above is a close-up from a huge mural by Bruno Smoky. Here are several more:

Also by Toronto-based Brazilian artist Bruno Smoky

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Toronto-based Jerry Rugg aka birdO

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Also by Jerry Rugg aka Birdo

Birdo street art and graffiti A Feast of Beasts on Toronto Streets: Bruno Smoky, birdO, Nick Sweetman, Jonny Cakes and Li Hill

Canadian artist Nick Sweetman

nick sweetman street art toronto A Feast of Beasts on Toronto Streets: Bruno Smoky, birdO, Nick Sweetman, Jonny Cakes and Li Hill

Toronto-based tattoo artist Jonny Cakes

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Canadian artist Li-Hill, close-up

li hill toronto street art A Feast of Beasts on Toronto Streets: Bruno Smoky, birdO, Nick Sweetman, Jonny Cakes and Li Hill

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

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drew contra brooklyn nyc street art Speaking with Portuguese Visual Artist Frederico Draw in NYC

The gifted Portuguese artist Frederico Draw, along with his talented Colectivo RUA partner Contra, visited NYC last month. With the support of Spread Art NYC, they graced Bushwick’s Troutman and Knickerbocker with an elegant mural dedicated the late Puerto Rican poet and activist Julia de Burgos. While the artists were in town, I had the opportunity to speak to them. A brief interview with Porto-based Frederico Draw follows:

When and where did you first get up?

I started tagging with my friends back home in the town of Freamunde in 2001.

What inspired you at the time?

The New York City hip-hop culture that I followed was my main inspiration back then.

Do any early graffiti-related memories stand out?

I was about 12 or 13 on a trip to the beach in Algarve with my family when I saw massive amounts of graffiti for the first time. I was astounded.

Drew and Contra street art nyc Speaking with Portuguese Visual Artist Frederico Draw in NYC

How did your family feel about your engagement with the graffiti culture?

They were very supportive. They taught me to do it responsibly. There are many artists – painters and architects — in my family.

Have you any thoughts about the graffiti/street art divide?

I don’t feel it much.  There isn’t much of a divide in Porto. Most street artists do graffiti and respect it.

Do you have a formal art education?

I earned a Masters in architecture in Porto, but I never studied fine arts.  I had expected to be an architect; but when I started painting on the streets, my entire lifestyle changed.

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What percentage of your time is devoted to art?

All of it!

How do you feel about the engagement of the corporate world with graffiti writers and street artists?

It helps us artists live. But we need to work together; the relationship must be consensual, not exploitative.

Have you shown your work in galleries?  

Yes! I’ve exhibited in Portugal — principally in Porto — and I’ve had two exhibits in Italy.

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And what about festivals? Have you participated in any street art festivals?

I’ve participated in street art festivals in Portugal, Italy and Spain.

Here in NYC you are collaborating with Contra. Do you prefer working alone or collaborating with others?

I love both.  When working with others, I can exchange ideas.

Is there any particular street artist out there – with whom you’d like to collaborate?

I’d like to collaborate with Retna.

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What about crews? Do you paint with any crews?

I’m a member of Colectivo RUA. We are a group of artists based in Porto.

Do you work with a sketch in hand or do you let it flow?

I often work with a sketch.

Are you generally satisfied with your finished work?

I usually am.

Draw and contra portugal street art mural Speaking with Portuguese Visual Artist Frederico Draw in NYC

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

It helps me get my work out. But I see it as my responsibility to get my artwork onto social media.

What inspires you these days?

Life…the environment…classical art…street art. I’m a huge fan of Borando.

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

To raise awareness. It is the role of the artist to direct others to think about issues that matter.

Draw and Contra Portugal street art Speaking with Portuguese Visual Artist Frederico Draw in NYC

And why have you chosen the streets as your principal canvas?

Because the streets allow me to reach and engage many more people than I would otherwise.

Images

1 Julia de Burgos, Bushwick, 2017

2 Frederico Draw & Contra at work in Bushwick, 2017

3 An.fi.tri.ão, Porto, 2015

4 APAV with Contra, Lisbon, 2015

5 VELHOS SÃO OS TRAPOS with Senior University for VOLTAGEM and Fundação EDP, Alfândega da Fé, 2016

6 EQUILÍBRIO with Contra, São Mamede, 2017

7  SOUR VIRGIN with Contra, Naples, 2016

Photo credits: 1 Karin du Maire 2 Tara Murray 3-7 courtesy of the artist; interview conducted and edited by Lois Stavsky

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dasic street art detroit Faces in Detroit Public Spaces: Dasic Fernandez, Rone, Askew One, Beau Stanton, Hueman and Lauren YS

A diverse range of faces by artists from across the globe have been greeting us in Detroit public spaces, particularly in Eastern Market. Pictured above is by Chilean artist Dasic Fernandez in Mexicantown. What follows are several more than we came upon this week:

Also by Dasic in Mexicantown

dasic fernandez street art detroit Faces in Detroit Public Spaces: Dasic Fernandez, Rone, Askew One, Beau Stanton, Hueman and Lauren YS

Australian artist Rone for Murals in the Market

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New Zealand-based artist Askew One for Murals in the Market

askew street art detroit Faces in Detroit Public Spaces: Dasic Fernandez, Rone, Askew One, Beau Stanton, Hueman and Lauren YS

NYC-based Beau Stanton for Murals in the Market

beau stanton street art detroit Faces in Detroit Public Spaces: Dasic Fernandez, Rone, Askew One, Beau Stanton, Hueman and Lauren YS

West Coast-based Hueman for Murals in the Market

hueman street art detroit Faces in Detroit Public Spaces: Dasic Fernandez, Rone, Askew One, Beau Stanton, Hueman and Lauren YS

Bay Area artist Lauren YS for Murals in the Market

lauren ys detroit street art Faces in Detroit Public Spaces: Dasic Fernandez, Rone, Askew One, Beau Stanton, Hueman and Lauren YS

Photo credits: 1-3 & 7 Lois Stavsky; 4-6 Tara Murray

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jason botkin street art toronto At Underpass Park in Toronto: Jason Botkin, Recka, Peru143, birdO, Spud, Shalak Attack, Fiya Bruxa with Nick Sweetman, Labrona, Troy Lovegates & more

The largest park built under an underpass in Canada, Underpass Park is also an exuberant open-air street art museum. The outstanding graffiti and street art that grace the park’s columns were fashioned with support from StreetARToronto aka StART, Mural Routes and the Pan Am Path. The mural pictured above was painted by Montreal-based Jason Botkin. Several more images I captured last week — while visiting Toronto — follow:

Toronto-based graffiti master Recka

recka atreet art toronto At Underpass Park in Toronto: Jason Botkin, Recka, Peru143, birdO, Spud, Shalak Attack, Fiya Bruxa with Nick Sweetman, Labrona, Troy Lovegates & more

Peruvian-Canadian muralist Peru143

peru street art toronto At Underpass Park in Toronto: Jason Botkin, Recka, Peru143, birdO, Spud, Shalak Attack, Fiya Bruxa with Nick Sweetman, Labrona, Troy Lovegates & more

Toronto-based Jerry Rugg aka Birdo

birdo street art toronto At Underpass Park in Toronto: Jason Botkin, Recka, Peru143, birdO, Spud, Shalak Attack, Fiya Bruxa with Nick Sweetman, Labrona, Troy Lovegates & more

Toronto-based Spud

spuds street art toronto At Underpass Park in Toronto: Jason Botkin, Recka, Peru143, birdO, Spud, Shalak Attack, Fiya Bruxa with Nick Sweetman, Labrona, Troy Lovegates & more

Toronto-based Shalak Attack

shalakattack toronto street art At Underpass Park in Toronto: Jason Botkin, Recka, Peru143, birdO, Spud, Shalak Attack, Fiya Bruxa with Nick Sweetman, Labrona, Troy Lovegates & more

Award-winning Chilean artist Fiya Bruxa and Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist Nick Sweetman

nick sweetman and fiya bruxa street art toronto At Underpass Park in Toronto: Jason Botkin, Recka, Peru143, birdO, Spud, Shalak Attack, Fiya Bruxa with Nick Sweetman, Labrona, Troy Lovegates & more

The renowned Toronto-based artists Labrona and Troy Lovegates aka Other

troy lovegates and labrona At Underpass Park in Toronto: Jason Botkin, Recka, Peru143, birdO, Spud, Shalak Attack, Fiya Bruxa with Nick Sweetman, Labrona, Troy Lovegates & more

Photos by Lois Stavsky

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TUTS HKWALLS17 KYRA CAMPBELL F006 HKwalls 2017 Celebrates Street Art in Wong Chuk Hang: Tuts, Jecks, Spok Brillor, Taka, Debe, Abdul Rashade, Zoer & more

Earlier this spring, HKwalls partnered with Vans to introduce street art to Hong Kong’s Wong Chuk Hang district. The mural pictured above was painted by the Indonesian artist Tuts. What follow are several more images of urban art that surfaced during this year’s festival:

Thailand-based Jecks

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Spanish artist Spok Brillor, one of several trucks painted during HKwalls 2017

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Hong Kong-based Taka

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Taiwanese artist Debe

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Malaysian artist Abdul Rashade

ABDUL RASHADE HKWALLS17 ERIC Hong HKwalls 2017 Celebrates Street Art in Wong Chuk Hang: Tuts, Jecks, Spok Brillor, Taka, Debe, Abdul Rashade, Zoer & more

Paris-based Zoer

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Epic uno live painting Speaking with the Masterful Epic Uno

A master of his craft with a formal educational background in graphic design, Epic Uno has been sharing his talents with us here in NYC public spaces for the past several years. He is one of the many talented artists who will be participating tomorrow in the 3rd edition of the Street Art Expo in Elmhurst, Queens. I recently had the opportunity to meet up with him:

When and where did you first get up here in NYC? 

It was around 1997-98. I had left Puerto Rico to attend Pratt University, and I first got up on and off the campus of Pratt.

What inspired you at the time to hit the walls?

I did it because I could! It felt good to get up. It was a rush!

Epic uno cloud mural Speaking with the Masterful Epic Uno

Do any early graffiti-related memories stand out?

I was about nine or ten years old when I saw a Sen2 piece on an abandoned building back in Puerto Rico. I was struck! Years later when I met Sen2, he gave me the best advice any mentor could give. He said, “Draw every day.” And I do!

Would you rather work legally or illegally?

These days it’s not a choice. I have a family, and I’m not 20 any more. But I do miss the rush.

I’ve seen your work up in the Bronx, in Long Island City and at Welling Court. It’s quite impressive! Who have been some of your influences? Have any particular artists inspired you?

I met the writer HUMAN back at Pratt. His dorm room was across from mine. And he taught me the basics. Among the many artists who have inspired me are: Sen2, the late Swiss graffiti legend Dare TWS, Rime MSK, 123 Klan and Does from the Netherlands.

epic uno skull hat Speaking with the Masterful Epic Uno

Have you painted with any crews?

I’ve painted with A Dying Breed and 4Burners.

\Would you rather paint alone or collaborate with others?

I generally prefer painting alone, but when I paint with the “right” person, there’s nothing better. I love painting with Sen2 and Logek.

Can you tell us something about your name Epic Uno? Its origin?

I first started as Elastic. But it wasn’t working for me, and I wanted a new name. I checked Art Crimes to find a name that nobody else had. I came up the name Epic and then added Uno to identify my Latin roots.

epic uno with black book  Speaking with the Masterful Epic Uno

Have you any thoughts about the graffiti/street art divide?

Although there are some of us who bridge both worlds, there is a definite divide. The backgrounds and mentalities of most street artists and graffiti writers are quite different.  And I especially feel it here in NYC.

What percentage of your time is devoted to art these days?

Just about all or it! I used to be into snowboarding, but I barely have any time these days for anything besides my art and my family.

How do you feel about the engagement of graffiti writers and street artists with the corporate world?

We artists have to live. I’ve collaborated with brands such as Coach and Nike. And I, of course, use my discretion regarding which corporations and brands I work with.

epic uno graffiti character Speaking with the Masterful Epic Uno

Have you shown your work in galleries?

I’ve been in lots of small group shows. Here in New York City I’ve shown in all boroughs except Staten Island. I’ve also exhibited in San Diego, Minneapolis and back in Puerto Rico.

Do you work with a sketch in hand or do you let it flow?

I’m always over prepared. Without a plan I get stressed and anxious.

Are you generally satisfied with your finished work?

I am satisfied only if I’m able to include every detail I want to include.

Epic Uno street art Speaking with the Masterful Epic Uno

How has your work evolved through the past few years?

I’m somewhat more comfortable with the process. I’m less confined by my initial plan or sketch. I’ve learned how to take imperfections and make them seem organic.

What inspires you these days?

I’m inspired by the 1920′s… ads, graphics, art deco. I’m interested in incorporating traditional typography into my current work.

Are there any particular cultures that have influenced your aesthetic?

Definitely the graffiti and hip-hop culture. Back in Puerto Rico, I was a break dancer, and I emceed and deejayed with my friends before I ever started piecing.

epic uno with mural art Speaking with the Masterful Epic Uno

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

Instagram was a turning point for me as an artist, as I made so many contacts through it. But I see social media as a loaded weapon. It can be very beneficial, but it can also be hurtful.

Can you tell us something about your current day job?

I work as an Art Director for Equity Brands. My office is here in Midtown.

Do you feel that your formal art education played a positive role in your art career?

Definitely. My studies in Graphic Design at Pratt Institute gave me the tools to be able to do the work that I do today.

epic uno graffiti burner Speaking with the Masterful Epic Uno

What’s ahead?

I have recently been commissioned to paint a mural at a hotel. Next month I will be painting in the 8th Annual Welling Court Mural Project. I will be participating in the Robots Will Kill exhibit at My Plastic Heart on the Lower East Side in July. And on Sunday (tomorrow), you can find me at the Street Art Expo – at Elks Lodge, 82-20 Queens Blvd in Elmhurst, Queens – where I will be displaying and selling my art and a range of my products, taking commissions and signing black books.

It all sounds great! I look forward to seeing you then.

All photos courtesy of the artist; first photo by Rachel Fawn Alban; interview conducted and edited by Lois Stavsky

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made street art nyc <em>Underhill Walls</em> in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn with: MADE, SacSix, Allison Ruiz, Vanezza Cruz, Albertus Joseph, JT Liss, Ariana Febles, Chris RWK and more

The intersection of Underhill Avenue and St Johns Place was the place to be these past two weekends. Under the curatorial direction of Frankie Velez and Jeff Beler, over a dozen artists shared their talents, while delighting and engaging hundreds of passersby. The mural pictured above is the work of MADE.  Here are several more:

Another Biggie, this one by SacSix, with co-curator Frankie Velez to the right

sac six street art nyc <em>Underhill Walls</em> in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn with: MADE, SacSix, Allison Ruiz, Vanezza Cruz, Albertus Joseph, JT Liss, Ariana Febles, Chris RWK and more

Allison Ruiz and Vanezza Cruz at work

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Albertus Joseph at work

albertus joseph street art Brooklyn <em>Underhill Walls</em> in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn with: MADE, SacSix, Allison Ruiz, Vanezza Cruz, Albertus Joseph, JT Liss, Ariana Febles, Chris RWK and more

 JT Liss

JTLiss photo art street art nyc <em>Underhill Walls</em> in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn with: MADE, SacSix, Allison Ruiz, Vanezza Cruz, Albertus Joseph, JT Liss, Ariana Febles, Chris RWK and more

Ariana Febles

Ariana Febles street art nyc <em>Underhill Walls</em> in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn with: MADE, SacSix, Allison Ruiz, Vanezza Cruz, Albertus Joseph, JT Liss, Ariana Febles, Chris RWK and more

Chris RWK

ChrisRWK street art nyc <em>Underhill Walls</em> in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn with: MADE, SacSix, Allison Ruiz, Vanezza Cruz, Albertus Joseph, JT Liss, Ariana Febles, Chris RWK and more

Photos by Lois Stavsky

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Richard hambleton woodward gallery windows nyc  Richard Hambleton: <em>I Only Have Eyes for You</em> Continues Through May 5 at Woodward Gallery on Manhattans Lower East Side

A contemporary of Keith Haring and Jean-Michel BasquiatRichard Hambleton, the Godfather of Street Art, began making his mark on the streets of his native Vancouver in the mid-70′s. His Image Mass Murder Art — a recreation of crime sceneshit the streets of 15 major cities throughout Canada and the US from 1976 through 1979. In the 80′s, his iconic Shadowman paintings surfaced across NYC and through Europe, including the Berlin Wall. He has since attained legendary, though infamous, status. To coincide with the highly anticipated World Documentary Premiere of SHADOWMAN by Oscar-nominated director Oren Jacoby, a historical selection of paintings by Artist Richard Hambleton his now on view at Woodward Gallery.

 Woodward Gallery Windows, Shadow Jumper, center with Shadow Head portraits to the right and left

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Dancing Shadowman

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Wide view, as seen through Woodward Gallery windows,  featuring the Marlboro Man to the left of Shadow Man portraits on paper 

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Another variation of the Marlboro Man as seen from the outside

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At the Tribeca Film Festival

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With a rare public appearance by the elusive Richard Hambleton

hambleton at tribeca film festival  Richard Hambleton: <em>I Only Have Eyes for You</em> Continues Through May 5 at Woodward Gallery on Manhattans Lower East Side

Woodward Gallery is located at 132A Eldridge Street off Delancey on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Visitors are invited to observe Richard Hambleton’s works from the outside and through gallery windows, as Hambleton intended in his vision. Special viewings are available by appointment. The artworks remain on view through May 5th.

Images courtesy Woodward Gallery

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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

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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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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.

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.

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