An abandoned water tank was transformed into a beautiful art piece in the middle of the desert

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 23 April 2015

Kinetoscope is an incredible artwork created by Christina Angelina x Ease One, which took an abandoned water tank in the desert of Slab City, California, and converted it into an eye-catching (see: spectacular) work of art.

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Artists and designers showcase their signature styles to cheer up young patients at this hospital

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Tuesday 3 February 2015

A number of artists and designers were commissioned to add cheer to the wards of the Royal London Children’s Hospital with the aim of making their young patients less fearful of a totally new environment. As you can see from these images, they have more than delivered on the brief, creating delightful pieces that would […]

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150 street artists descended on this Tunisian village and painted stunning art at every corner

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By Kenny Ong in Cool Travel on Wednesday 15 October 2014

Gather 150 street artists from 30 different countries, set them free in a village to let their creative juices flow and what do you get? In the case of the village of Erriadh on the Tunisian island of Djerba, also known as the Island of Dreams, any exterior surface was considered prime target for a […]

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These are some of the most skull-tastic street art we’ve seen in a work

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 27 May 2014

We don’t know much about Maldito Juanito, except that he’s from Geneva and does some really fantastic macabre illustrations which he then unleashes on the streets by urban wheatpasting. His Tumblr is filled with loads of pictures of his works which are all quite something. He somehow manages to pull off rawness in a most […]

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Groundswell Mural Project

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By Low Lai Chow in Video on Wednesday 14 August 2013

The Groundswell Mural Project is an inspiring organization that works with New York City youths that come from low-income families. Annually, up to 800 young participants, aged 14 to 21, are motivated to join their programs, where they make new friends, express themselves, develop art skills, and work collaboratively all while beautifying neighborhoods around them.

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Curious octopus-elephant street mural boasts amazing details

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Saturday 27 July 2013

What a brilliant idea by Puerto Rican artist Alexis Diaz: a curious mash-up of an elephant and an octopus as a street mural, with its trunk as one of the octopus arms. Diaz apparently took an entire week at Hanbury Street off Brick Lane, London, to complete the work with tiny little brushstrokes. Sure beats going to the zoo and imagining hybrids animals that don’t exist.

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Mural animation by Jo Peel

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By Laura Blight in Video on Tuesday 23 April 2013

I helped Jo Peel on one of her Wall projects in East London. I was taking still photographs whilst Peel was painting her latest masterpiece of a local, urban street scene. By using brushes as well as sprays, Peel paints smaller strokes that build up to give real, overall impact. The photographs were then made […]

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Brilliant mural in Bahrain slowly erodes over time

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By Low Lai Chow in Video on Monday 11 February 2013

Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada, behind these amazing landscape faces, also did a hugely expressive face portrait mural in Manama, Bahrain (Yousif Manama Bahrain) as part of the Alwan 338 festival last year. Based on one of a few hundred of traditional Bahrain fisherman who exist today, the mural is meant to be temporal, succumbing to the erosive […]

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Ever and ROA’s shared mural creation in Buenos Aires

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By Mareike Muller in New Art on Friday 25 January 2013

Even though many don’t expect Buenos Aires, or Latin America in general, to be a hotspot for awesome street art, it is. Check out this new mural which bloomed through a collaboration between Belgian artist ROA and the Argentine artist, Ever, in the ever-hip neighbourhood of Palermo. The work, called The People Feed Communism to the Beast, is a beautiful example of two talented street artists working together to create something stunning.

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Franz Ackermann exhibiting in Buenos Aires

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By Mareike Muller in New Art on Wednesday 14 November 2012

The objective of German artist Franz Ackermann was to travel to Buenos Aires, stay there for two months, creating one of his mental maps by taking photos of the highlights of this city and than converting these into a mural which will be exhibited at the Faena Arts Center, as well in Buenos Aires. By visiting the 2800 square foot room, you´ll see and experience the biggest mural in his career, which consists of 25 panels of wood painted in vibrant colours.

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Van Gogh’s Starry Night made out of doorknobs

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Tuesday 23 October 2012

Hardware store owner David Goldberg found a creative way to put his old, outdated doorknob collection to good use. He created a mural of Van Gogh’s famous ‘Starry Night’ out of hundreds of his unused doorknobs instead of selling them for scrap metal. Goldberg’s mural can be found in his hometown of Bethesda, Maryland.

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Shepard Fairey’s latest mural project

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By Ron English in New Art on Tuesday 16 October 2012

I was with Shepard Fairey this summer creating art for The London Pleasure Gardens. His trial was still pending, which I am sure was causing him some stress and also creating a distortion lens for his art career. Most talk about Shepard had been about his celebrity or his public foibles eclipsing his artwork.

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Blu’s incredible new mural on an abandoned building in Rome

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By Kelly Keenan in New Art on Thursday 4 October 2012

Italian artist Blu just threw down an amazingly huge mural on an abandoned building in Rome. Keeping it simple with just black on white, Blu depicts the obvious and not so obvious evils that plague today’s global society.

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Giant new LA mural by art collective Cyrcle

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By Carlos Gonzalez in New Art on Thursday 27 September 2012

The Los Angeles art collective known as Cyrcle just finished their latest mural, which could possibly be one of LA’s biggest murals. Standing at 11k square feet, the project titled Magic Is Real sits on the streets of Echo Park and it’s a precursor for their second solo show taking place in mid-November. The mural took about a month to complete and it combines Cyrcle’s clean aesthetic with references to the ouroboros, microscopic organisms, and even a nod to the infinity sign which the group have utilized in previous work. So if you happen to be around the Los Angeles area, check out this mural, and in the meantime, take a look at the photos shot by theonepointeight.

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Swiss mural confronts public with ethics of arms exports

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By Ganzeer in New Art on Wednesday 12 September 2012

Created in the courtyard of the Keserne Basel, a former miltary base, this mural demanded audience participation by asking volunteers to lay “dead” on the asphalt and let their silhouettes be illustrated for the completion of the mural.

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