urban art

TOMS Marfa

The famous Prada Marfa sculpture in Texas has been hit by a vandal calling himself the TOMS Marfa. The interventionists spraypainted it blue, and covered the sculpture with TOMS stickers along with a manifesto explaining the reasons for the attack.

TOMSpradamarfa

La voiture de police poulailler

French artist Benedetto Bufalino has humorously transformed a 1970’s police car into a chicken coop. »La voiture de police poulailler« is an old vehicle whose interior has been gutted. Unfortunately, not organic. Organic eggs must come from chickens that live in cage-free environments. Don’t miss his whole battle of ideas.

La voiture de police poulailler - Ferme d'élevage de Vernand, 2013

La voiture de police poulailler – Ferme d’élevage de Vernand, 2013

Benedetto Bufalino

Benedetto Bufalino

Better Out Than In

For the next month Banksy will be attempting to host an entire show on the streets of New York. after a promising beginning you are well-advised to follow his Better Out Than In diary.

Banksy - All City, October 5

Banksy – All City, October 5

Banksy - Delancey, Bushwick, Williamsburg, October 4

Banksy – Delancey, Bushwick, Williamsburg, October 4

Banksy - Lower East Side

Public Art Horsens

Once again, Brad Downey transformed »un-used« public space in a sliding and swinging playground for urban explorers. Horsens, an old, Danish city of about 55.000 inhabitants, is once a year the center of a unique festival focused on urban art. A selected group of contemporary artists took over the port and city center with public art works. See more at Fecal Face.

All images ©  Brad Downey

All images ©  Brad Downey

All images ©  Brad Downey

All images ©  Brad Downey

All images ©  Brad Downey

All images ©  Brad Downey

All images ©  Brad Downey

All images © Brad Downey.

r1

Johannesburg based artist r1 reduces his work to the most simple material transforming them and placing them back where they came from, to become a part of the city’s journey. His »short-time-based installations« likely cause confusion among viewers. »Like the street, the work finds its meaning once an interaction with the passer-by takes place«, he says on his homepage.

»blue blow«, medium: barrier tape (South Africa)

»blue blow«, medium: barrier tape (South Africa)

»The tower of Isaac«, medium: plastic bottles

»the tower of Isaac«, medium: plastic bottles

»The tower of Isaac«, medium: plastic bottles

»the tower of Isaac«, medium: plastic bottles

»city cage«, medium: barrier tape (South Africa)

»city cage«, medium: barrier tape (South Africa)

CityLeaks 2013

The CityLeaks Urban Art Festival 2013 has just started. From 2nd to 22nd September 2013 national and international artists will design public spaces and facades and turn the city of Cologne into a large stage for contemporary urban art. In the run-up of the festival four big murals by Maya Hayuk (USA), Gais ama (BR), Stohead (GER) and Aryz (ES) have already been painted. Apart from artistic interventions the festival offers many opportunities for participation. A wide communications programme for visitors and a multifaceted supporting programme is also offered. Among them several cologne galleries, off loctions and theatres crucially contribute to CityLeak 2013 with their most diverse programme and help to establish the festival’s intention. You will find more informations from the link above.

Suburban

»Suburban« is a photography, film and installation project created by New York based artist Ian Strange. His work is a radical transformation of a familiar suburban world of detached houses with gardens. In addition, his video shows a massive explosion in slow motion to create a moving statement around Western ideas of home.

'Harvard Street' - Ian Strange 2012
»Harvard Street« – Ian Strange 2012

Lake Road' - Ian Strange 2012
»Lake Road« – Ian Strange 2012

'Corinne Terrace' - Ian Strange 2011
»Corinne Terrace« – Ian Strange 2011