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“Images of the Year 2011” From Brooklyn Street Art (VIDEO)

It’s been an excellent year for Street Art all over the world and we’ve had the pleasure of seeing a lot of great stuff from big names to the anonymous. Eye popping, brain-teasing, challenging, entertaining, aspirational and inspirational – it’s all happening at once.  We’ve been walking the streets, meeting the artists, going to shows, curating shows, speaking to audiences, providing walls, and asking questions. It ebbs and flows but never stays the same. With the rise of the Occupy movement this autumn, we’re already seeing an uptick in the number of people taking their messages to the street with a renewed intensity.

Left to Right: Shepard Fairey in Manhattan, D*Face in LA, Ludo in Chicago, JR in the Bronx, Barry McGee at LAMoCA, Mosstika in Brooklyn. All photos © Jaime Rojo

Let’s take a look at some of our favorite shots, whether from a rooftop in Bushwick, Brooklyn, a block-long wall in Miami, or the “Art in the Streets” show at LA MoCA. As you sample this eye-candy platter, dig the staccato soundtrack made of sounds culled from Brooklyn’s streets by electro duo Javelin, who spent a day in the Red Hook neighborhood collecting sounds and then mixed them in the back of their car. This is the kind of D.I.Y. ingenuity that is fueling the fire in artists neighborhoods all over the world, with people taking their stories and skills directly to the streets. With Javelin as the perfect auditory partner here’s 90 shots by photographer Jaime Rojo from 2011.

The scenes and scenester included here: 5 Pointz, 907Crew, Sadue, Gen2, Oze108, Droid, Goya, UFO, Aakash Nihalini, No Touching Ground, Aiko, Martha Cooper, Anthony Lister, Boom, INSA, Miami, Primary Flight, LA Freewalls, Los Angeles, Kim West, Kopye, L.E.T., Purth, Lisa Enxing, Baltimore, Banksy, LA MoCA, Barry McGee, Blek le Rat, Broken Crow, Albany Living Walls, Chris Stain, Billy Mode, AD HOC Arts, Chris Uphues, Monster Island, Wynwood Walls, Creepy, Brooklyn Street Art, Jaime Rojo, Steven P. Harrington, Dabs & Myla, How & Nosm, Vhils, Dain, D*Face, ECB, El Sol 25, Elbow Toe, EMA, The London Police, Kid Acne, Will Barras, Enzo & Nio, Faile, Bast, Faith 47, Gaia Clown Soldier, General Howe, Hellbent, Herakut, Invader, JA JA, Jaz, Cern, Joe Iurato, Welling Court, John Baldessari, JR, Kenny Scharf, Knitta Please!, LMA Cru, LUDO, Mosstika, ND’A, IRGH, Labrona, Overunder, Nick Walker, NohjColey, Nomade, Occupy Wall Street, Os Gemeos, Veng, Chris, RWK, QRST, Radical!, Rambo, Retna, Gifted, Demon Slayers, Read, Booker, Read More Books, ROA, Shepard Fairey, Shin Shin, Wing, Skewville, Specter, Swampy, Sweet Toof, Swoon, Toofly, Various & Gould, VHILS, XAM, YOK, Pantheon Projects

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Pandemic Gallery Presents: “Paranormal Hallucinations” A Group Show (Brooklyn, NY)

 


Paranormal Hallucinations

Opening Reception: Sat. Dec. 17th 7-11pm

From graffiti and street art, science fiction and tattooing, to cartooning, fine art, master shading and pristine line work – Paranormal Hallucinations will twist your senses and flip your head around. With so many different styles converging into one gallery the outcome will be exceptional. Come witness the divergent beauty of 16 Artists with different backgrounds, all united through one common medium used in their works; Pen . Ink . Brush .

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Featured Artists:

CHARLIE MARKS  R.I.P

LLEW  payote

Deuce Seven

Egyptian jason

Matt CRABE

Josh and Amy Shandick

Mikey Big Breakfast

Conrad Carlson

G II

Ryan C. Doyle

Mikey I.T.

Tamara Santibanez

Othello Gervacio

Mike. P

Swampy

Curated by:
Safwat Riad

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Images of the Week 10.23.11

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Our weekly interview with the streets; this week including Cake, Dain, Elbow-Toe, General Howe, Joshua John, Obey, Olek, Rae, Shepard Fairey, Swampy, and Swoon.

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Swoon (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Cake (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Cake (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Dain (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Dain (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Swampmobile (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Joshua John. Detail. Joshua put this piece up back in June. When it was damaged he returned to update it. See the updated piece on the image below.  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Joshua John. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Elbow Toe (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Elbow Toe (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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It’s harvest time. That’s why this heavy headed sunflower installation by Elbow Toe seems perfect on an October day.  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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We are still tracing the relationship between the economy and the occurrence of all things Street Art. Elbow Toe (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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General Howe (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Shepard Fairey (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Shepard Fairey seeing double.  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Can I park here? Rae (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Olek waiting her turn for some fine detailin’ (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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An old Olek that we had but never published (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Untitled (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Images of the Week 08.28.11

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Our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Bast, Chris Uphues, Cyrcle, Dain, Enzo & Nio, Ja Ja, LMNOP, Shepard Fairey, Skewville, Swampy, and Willow.

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Ja Ja (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Dain’s new work in NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Dain’s new work in NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Carlos Gonzalez shares with you this huge floral skull from the Cyrcle opening this week in Los Angeles (photo © Carlos Gonzalez)

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Chris Uphues (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Enzo & Nio (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Enzo & Nio (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Artist Unknown. A tribute to the much maligned and misunderstood urban dwellers. We love pigeons here at BSA. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Bast Corner Deli (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Bast Corner Deli (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Bast Corner Deli (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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LMNOP (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Shepard Fairey (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Shepard Fairey (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Shepard Fairey OBEY (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Skewville goes green (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Swampy giant pink rooftop in Brooklyn (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Willow (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Willow (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Happy New Year! BSA Highlights of 2010

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As we start a new year, we say thank you for the last one.

And Thank You to the artists who shared their 11 Wishes for 2011 with Brooklyn Street Art; Conor Harrington, Eli Cook, Indigo, Gilf, Todd Mazer, Vasco Mucci, Kimberly Brooks, Rusty Rehl, Tip Toe, Samson, and Ludo. You each contributed a very cool gift to the BSA family, and we’re grateful.

We looked over the last year to take in all the great projects we were in and fascinating people we had the pleasure to work with. It was a helluva year, and please take a look at the highlights to get an idea what a rich cultural explosion we are all a part of at this moment.

The new year already has some amazing new opportunities to celebrate Street Art and artists. We are looking forward to meeting you and playing with you and working with you in 2011.

Specter does “Gentrification Series” © Jaime Rojo
NohJ Coley and Gaia © Jaime Rojo
Jef Aerosol’s tribute to Basquiat © Jaime Rojo
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January

Imminent Disaster © Steven P. Harrington
Fauxreel (photo courtesy the artist)
Chris Stain at Brooklyn Bowl © Jaime Rojo

February

Various & Gould © Jaime Rojo
Anthony Lister on the street © Jaime Rojo
Trusto Corp was lovin it.

March

Martha Cooper, Shepard Fairey © Jaime Rojo
BSA’s Auction for Free Arts NYC
Crotched objects began appearing on the street this year. © Jaime Rojo

April

BSA gets some walls for ROA © Jaime Rojo
Dolk at Brooklynite © Steven P. Harrington
BSA gets Ludo some action “Pretty Malevolence” © Jaime Rojo

May

The Crest Hardware Art Show © Jaime Rojo
NohJ Coley © Jaime Rojo
The Phun Phactory Reboot in Williamsburg © Steven P. Harrington

June

Sarah Palin by Billi Kid
Nick Walker with BSA in Brooklyn © Jaime Rojo
Judith Supine at “Shred” © Jaime Rojo

July

Interview with legend Futura © Jaime Rojo
Os Gemeos and Martha Cooper © Jaime Rojo
Skewville at Electric Windows © Jaime Rojo

August

Specter Spot-Jocks Shepard Fairey © Jaime Rojo
“Bienvenidos” campaign
Faile studio visit © Jaime Rojo

September

BSA participates and sponsors New York’s first “Nuit Blanche” © Jaime Rojo
JC2 © Jaime Rojo
How, Nosm, R. Robots © Jaime Rojo

October

Faile “Bedtime Stories” © Jaime Rojo
Judith Supine © Jaime Rojo
Photo © Roswitha Guillemin courtesy Galerie Itinerrance

November

H. Veng Smith © Jaime Rojo
Sure. Photo courtesy Faust
Kid Zoom © Jaime Rojo

December

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Natural Devolution in the “Swampy” Southland

Brooklyn Street Artist Swampy Pounds a Path in Atlanta Wilderness

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images by Jenna Duffy

Swampy’s signature characters form a narrative, a new dimension slowly being built inside our own. The skull and tusks are representative of a feral human; a person who, after being released into the wild, changes like an emancipated domestic pig transforms back into a boar by growing tusks and long hair.

Swampy (© Jaime Rojo)

Swampy (© Jenna Duffy)

The trademark crystals in Swampy’s paintings function on different levels. Not only are the crystals aesthetically pleasing, but also representative of the untainted minerals that make up animals forming into a shapes so beautiful, it’s astonishing that they could occur naturally in this world.

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Swampy (© Jenna Duffy)

In person, Swampy seems less like someone who paints characters representing purity and extraordinary beauty and more like one of these characters, someone whose exceptional integrity is so remarkable that a natural existence is almost unfathomable.

Almost.

Swampy (© Jenna Duffy)

Swampy (© Jenna Duffy)

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Images Of The Week 08.22.10

Our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Aakash Nihalani, Chor Boogie, Labrona, Peat Wollaeger, ROA, Swampy, Swoon, and White Cocoa

Aakash Nihalani (© Jaime Rojo)

Aakash Nihalani (© Jaime Rojo)

Swampy (© Jaime Rojo)

Swampy (© Jaime Rojo)

Chor Boogie (© Jaime Rojo)

Chor Boogie (© Jaime Rojo)

Swoon (© Jaime Rojo)

Swoon (© Jaime Rojo)

Swoon. Detail. (© Jaime Rojo)

Swoon. Detail. (© Jaime Rojo)

Labrona (© Jaime Rojo)

Labrona (© Jaime Rojo)

Peat Wollaeger (© Jaime Rojo)

Peat Wollaeger (© Jaime Rojo)

The Gardener (© Jaime Rojo)

The Gardener (© Jaime Rojo)

White Cocoa (© Jaime Rojo)

“Oh my god she is such a two-face”, White Cocoa (© Jaime Rojo)

White Cocoa. Detail. (© Jaime Rojo)

White Cocoa. Detail. (© Jaime Rojo)

Labrona. Cash4 (© Jaime Rojo)

Labrona. Cash4 (© Jaime Rojo)

Roa (© Jaime Rojo)

ROA (© Jaime Rojo)

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Fun Friday the 13th! 08.13.10

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Atlanta Goes to HellBent

The long awaited Living Walls event in Atlanta officially begins today, even though 30 street artists have arrived over the last week and begun work in earnest. We’ve been hearing some amazing stories – and of course they’re ALL TRUE. Stay toooooned for special reporting from peeps on the ground and on the walls.  Check out the Hellbent below from somebody’s blurry Iphone.  HELL YEAH! Not a bad pic actually.

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Excellent article on Monica and Blacky – the two person charming MACHINE behind this event – in one of their local papers.

Artists included in Living Walls:

Swampy
Miso
Chris Stain
The $tatus Faction
Know Hope
Gaia
Faber
Feral Child
The DotMasters
OX
Xomatok
Indigo
Drone
Ever
Nadie
Sakristan
Olivia
Dr. Case
Jerm IX
The Paper Twins
Doodles
Tereza De Quinta
Urka
Loaf
yoyoBruno
Shaun Thurston
Jason Kofke
Flix
Weak Hand
Michi Meko
Clown Soldier
Mad One
Yema
cin4ski
FKDL

EINE: Hoodlum to Heralded

It can be a harrowing and a strange trip that some graff/street artists take, and here’s a new video that gives an intimate inside look at some of Eine’s journey from tagging trains to making what might be described as fine art.  Just last month a piece by the British Street Artist was given to President Obama by the Prime Minister on a visit to Washington. “So it’s been a weird day today,” says a July 20th posting on Ben Eine’s website. “David Cameron has given one of my paintings to President Obama.”

In The Guardian article by Jon Henley, Eine was quoted last month reflecting on the two heads of state, Cameron seems quite a positive kind of guy and Obama’s a dude”. Wonder if it’s in the Oval Office?


Not Safe For Work! Naked White Man Can Jump!

A stop motion video comprised of 2,600 photos of 20 year old Morgan Tespsic doing public performance art that otherwise may be called exhibitionism, if the locations weren’t so bucolic and unpopulated.


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Living Walls The City Speaks Atlanta

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An exhibition and conference focused on street art and its role in engaging public space.

We are bringing in the works of an international selection of artists who typically make use of the streets to showcase their work. We have also sought artists that re-appropriate the public realm, attempting to take charge of their media space.

Artists will be asked, along with submitting artwork, to present some form of documentation of their other works as well as their process in order to illustrate via pictures, video, sketches, words, etc, the scale and context in which the artist typically works in public space.

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This is a Detail of Chris Stain Piece in Beacon. He'll be In Atlanta for Living Walls. (© Jaime Rojo)
This is a Detail of Chris Stain Piece in Beacon. He’ll be In Atlanta for Living Walls. (© Jaime Rojo)

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Swampy
Miso
Chris Stain
The $tatus Faction
Know Hope
Gaia
Faber
Feral Child
The DotMasters
OX
Xomatok
Indigo
Drone
Ever
Nadie
Sakristan
Olivia
Dr. Case
Jerm IX
The Paper Twins
Doodles
Tereza De Quinta
Urka
Loaf
yoyoBruno
Shaun Thurston
Jason Kofke
Flix
Weak Hand
Michi Meko
Clown Soldier
Mad One
Yema
cin4ski
FKDL

Hellbent Will Also be In Atlanta (© Jaime Rojo)
Hellbent Will Also be In Atlanta (© Jaime Rojo)

http://livingwallsconference.com

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Images of the Week 07.18.10

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Our weekly interview with the street; this week featuring 907, Bast, Faro, Goya, Hellbent, Nick Walker, Nutterfly, Pan Am, Sadue, Shin Shin, Specter, Swamp Donkey, TWA, UFO, and Conor Harrington.

Bast. Detail (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Mashing up childhood memories. Bast. Detail (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Double Bast. Kiss of Death (Vader) (Photo © Jaime Rojo)
Double Bast. Kiss of Death (Vader) (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Hellbent (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

UFO, 907(detail), Sadue (detail) (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

A very colorful nearly block long installation appeared almost overnight in Brooklyn.  Here are a couple of the artists UFO, 907 (detail), Sadue (detail) (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Nick Walker "Nutterfly". Connor Harrington (detail) (Photo © Jaime Rojo) Editors Note: The placement of the Nick Walker was over a crappy piece of advertisement that had covered part of the Connor Harrington piece.

Nick Walker traveled to Manhattan after his first stops with BSA in Brooklyn. This one is called “Nutterfly” . Conor Harrington (detail) (Photo © Jaime Rojo) Editors Note: The placement of the Nick Walker was over a crappy piece of advertisement that had covered part of the Conor Harrington piece. Nick Walker did not go over Conor.

Nick Walker. Detail. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Nick Walker. Detail. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Faro (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Faro (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Bast Pan Am (Photo © Jaime Rojo)
One of Bast’s older pieces, a camera, next to a new Fly Bast Air Pan Am (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Shin Shin (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

A 3-D perspective on one of summers’ most cherished sights.  Shin Shin (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Hellbent (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Goya (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Goya (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Specter (Photo © Jaime Rojo)
Using what has become a signature image in his work, the orange shopping cart stacked high with returnable bottles, Specter flips realism into abstract by turning it on its side and submerging it in this sculpture. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Specter (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Specter (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Bast TWA (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Bast TWA (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Swampy and Goya (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Swampy and Goya (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Specter (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

The oppressive heat has really started to fry Specter’s mind, and most New Yorker’s for that matter. All elements are being cut and pasted back into place. This appears to appropriate graffitied metal wall segments.  (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Bast La Sinistra (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Bast La Sinistra (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Living WALLS: Atlanta Conference on Street Art and Public Space looking for Artists for August

Street Artists GAIA, KNOW HOPE, SWAMPY, CHRIS STAIN, FERAL CHILD among others to show work, Jordan Seiler to speak.

An exhibition and conference focused on street art and its role in engaging public space.

We are bringing in the works of an international selection of artists who typically make use of the streets to showcase their work. We have also sought artists that re-appropriate the public realm, attempting to take charge of their media space.

An exhibition and conference focused on street art and its role in engaging public space.

ADD YOUR VOICE – Submit YOUR Work – Poster Submission

They are calling for street artists to submit posters with no constraint on quantity or size.

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  • Art work will be put up on various walls around the city of Atlanta.
  • All posters will be thoroughly documented with all artists credited.
  • Events will be scheduled locally around the city of Atlanta in order to give the public notice about the international poster exhibition which has taken place.

Deadline for Submission: 07.13.2010

From Street Artis GAIA on Vandalog: The artwork of 18 influential street artists from around the world will food the streets of Atlanta as part of a coordinated effort to engage the public via street art. Living Walls, The City Speaks, a conference set to take place on the weekend of August 13, 2010 at Atlanta’s Eyedrum Gallery, has put out an international call for artists to submit posters to three locations on three continents. These posters will ultimately be sent to Atlanta to be wheat-pasted on public walls and at Eyedrum. With many more artists expected to take part in this event worldwide, come August, Atlanta’s urban landscape will have a more vibrant, international feel. – READ MORE at VANDALOG.

So far the lineup includes the following artists and speakers:

Learn More About the Event Here

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