Coinciding with the Democratic National Convention, the non-profit Rock The Vote launched its Truth to Power campaign in Philadelphia earlier this week. Among its events was a three-day pop-up art exhibit featuring a varied range of socially and politically engaged works in different media. Among the artists who participated are many whose works have also surfaced in public spaces. Pictured above is Keith Haring with the City Kids Foundation. Here are several more:
Mear One, False Profits
Beau Stanton, Elemental Crisis
Shepard Fairey aka Obey
Mata Ruda, How Can I Write My Own Future with My Hands Bound?
Photo credits: 1-3, 5 & 6 Lois Stavsky; 4 Sara Ching Mozeson
Note: Hailed in a range of media from the Huffington Post to the New York Times, our Street Art NYC App is now available for Android devices here.
Showcasing a range of works by first-rate artists, Downtown Detroit’s Belt Alley is a wondrous open-air gallery. Here are a few more images I captured on my recent visit to the Belt, a collaborative venture between Bedrock Real Estate Services and the Library Street Collective.
Chicago-based Pose, close-up
Miami-based Douglas Hoekzema aka Hoxxoh, close-up
West Coast-based Shepard Fairey aka Obey
Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto aka Vhils
West Coast-based Dave Kinsey, close-up
The Belt is located between the two wings of The Z parking garage on Grand River and Gratiot Avenues in Downtown Detroit’s former garment district.
Note: First image is by West Coast-based Tristan Eaton
Photos by Lois Stavsky
Coinciding with On Our Hands, his solo exhibit of mixed media paintings opening tomorrow evening at Chelsea’s Jacob Lewis Gallery, Shepard Fairey is bringing his distinct aesthetic to two Mana Contemporary spaces in Jersey City. The following photos were captured earlier this week by Audrey Connolly aka byte girl at the Mana Ice House, 581 Monmouth Street:
At work with spray can in hand
On a brief, contemplative break
And at work with his crew
The mural in its final stages — representing Shepard Fairey’s aesthetic vision fusing Russian Constructivism, Chinese Communist propaganda and Americana
All photos by bytegirl
It’s been busy in DUMBO, Brooklyn. For the past week, some of our favorite artists have been gracing its walls with stylishly striking artwork, transforming its landscape into a stunning open-air gallery.
Shepard Fairey at work
Faith47, close-up from completed mural
Another Faith47 close-up
DALeast, close-up from completed mural
Another close-up from DalEast’s mural
Eltono at work
Another close-up from Eltono mural in progress
Another close-up from MOMO mural in progress
These murals are among eight to grace a four-block stretch along the BQE. We will continue documenting DUMBO Walls on our Facebook page.
Photos by Dani Mozeson
For the past several years, the huge wall on Manhattan’s Bowery and Houston Street has served as a canvas for some of the globe’s most expressive street art. Featuring the work of a diverse range of artists from the hugely talented Brazilian twins Os Gemeos to Brooklyn’s famed Faile duo, it entices and engages passersby daily. Here are a few highlights of the past two years:
Os Gemeos installation: summer, 2009:
Shepard Fairey aka Obey installation, spring 2010:
Barry McGee aka Twist. mural, fall 2010:
Faile, current mural, installed fall, 2011: