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Street Poet Opiemme Honors Nobel Laureate in Poland

Posted on July 21, 2014

Italian text worker Opiemme just finished this ode to letters, words, and poetry in Gdansk, Poland for the Monumental Art Festival. A lover of the language, the muralist and public artist hopes to garner attention for the written word.

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Opiemme. Detail. Monumental Art. Gdansk, Poland. July 2014. (photo © Opiemme)

“I hope to spread poetry and create curiosity, to push people towards reading,” he says as he describes this new 10 story wall that is partitioned into outer space, the sky and the earth. “Like the energy of the sun, the letters radiate, transmitting in different languages knowledge, legends, and customs. They give “color” to our communications like light gives color to things.”

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Opiemme. Detail. Monumental Art. Gdansk, Poland. July 2014. (photo © Opiemme)

The mural is intended to honor the Polish poet and Nobel Prize winner in literature Wislawa Szymborska, and it includes a passage from his work,… Truth, do not pay me too much attention. Solemnity, be magnanimous toward me …” from Under a Certain Little Star.

The nearer the words fall to earth, the more he hopes he will capture the interest of young readers. He says the words are simply sliding down the streaming drips of colors made from pouring bottles of paints.  Using the eye candy as a seductive player, he says, the piece “is designed to attract the attention of adults and children in order to bring them closer to poetry”.

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Opiemme for Monumental Art. Gdansk, Poland. July 2014. (photo © Lukas Glowala)

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Opiemme. Detail. Monumental Art. Gdansk, Poland. July 2014. (photo © Opiemme)

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Opiemme for Monumental Art. Gdansk, Poland. July 2014. (photo © Lukas Glowala)

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Opiemme for Monumental Art. Gdansk, Poland. July 2014. (photo © Opimemme)

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Opiemme. Gdansk, Poland. July 2014. (photo © Opiemme)

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Opiemme. Gdansk, Poland. July 2014. (photo © Opiemme)

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Opiemme. Gdansk, Poland. July 2014. (photo © Opiemme)

 

Click HERE to learn more about Monumental Art.

 

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BSA Images Of The Week: 07.20.14

Posted on July 20, 2014

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Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring 907 Crew, Ainac, Aero, Afrodoti Galazios, Blanco, Bleeps, Cash4, Daek, Dasic, Elbow-Toe, Fecks, Icy & Sot, IDT Crew, Mike Makatron, Miss 17, Mr. Penfold, Overunder, Seth, Sheryo, Smells, Sonni, Sweet Toof, The Yok, Tripel, UFO 907, Wolftits, and You Go Girl!.

Top Image >> IDT Crew. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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IDT Crew. IDT is a Chinese Crew. It reads on the background “5ive” to celebrate their 5th anniversary piece. Miss 17 on top was a later addition. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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You Go Girl (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Sweet Toof. Smells. Cash4. UFO907. Please help ID the rest of the tags. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Mike Makatron with an assistant at work on his recent mural in Williamsburg. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Mike Makatron  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Elbow Toe. The stencils below are by Ainac and Tripel. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Icy & Sot (we think) (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Bleeps new piece in Athens, Greece. (photo © Afroditi Galazios)

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Blanco new piece in Saratoga Springs, NY. (photo © Blanco)

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Blanco. Detail from the piece above. (photo © Blanco)

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The Yok, Sheryo, Daek and Fecks for Zoetic Walls in Cleveland, Ohio. (photo © Pawn Works)

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DAEK for Pawn Works/NY (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Sheryo with Sonni on the background for Pawn Works/NY  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Sonni for Pawn Works/NY. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Mr. Penfold for Pawn Works/NY (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Aero for Pawn Works/NY (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Dasic (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Wolftits is even more Art Brut than ever. 907 Crew. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Rarf! Seth in Baton Rouge for The Museum Of Public Art. (photo © Overunder)

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Untitled. Gowanus Canal. NYC. July 2014 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

Michael Beerens: Stop Slavery

Posted on July 19, 2014

Modern slavery takes many forms, and is known by many names: slavery, forced labor or human trafficking.

A star of yesterday’s BSA Film Friday, here is French Street Artist Michael Beerens sharing pics of his latest mural somewhere in France. A student of character studies, especially zoological ones, Beerens makes one pretty powerful statement without pandering.

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Michael Beerens. (photo © Michael Beerens)

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Michael Beerens. (photo © Michael Beerens)

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Michael Beerens. (photo © Michael Beerens)

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Michael Beerens. (photo © Michael Beerens)

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Michael Beerens (photo © Michael Beerens)

 

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