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13 Staircases Blanketed with Prismatic Murals Evocative of Andean Textiles Run Through Lima’s Hills

 Art #murals #Peru #public art #stairs #street art October 13, 2021 Grace Ebert All images by Jeremy Flores, © Xomotak, shared with permission Artist Xomatok (previously) translates the vibrant, geometric motifs of handwoven Andean blankets, or ilicllas, into large-scale works that mark the pathways through the hilly Alisos de Amauta neighborhood in Lima, Peru. …

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Vibrant Murals by ‘Bicicleta Sem Freio’ Burst with Pop Culture and Cartoon Characters

 Art #murals #public art #street art October 4, 2021 Grace Ebert Jerusalem. All images © Bicicleta Sam Freio, shared with permission Brazilian artists Douglas de Castro and Renato Reno (previously) are the duo behind Bicicleta Sem Freio, who paint large-scale murals that surround their subjects with a chaotic mix of cartoon characters, squiggly splashes, …

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Seven Origami Animals Transform New York City’s Garment District into a Vibrant Menagerie

 Art #animals #origami #public art #sculpture #street art September 24, 2021 Grace Ebert All images by Alexandre Ayer/Diversity Pictures for the Garment District Alliance, shared with permission Thanks to Gerardo Gomez-Martinez (aka Hacer), the public plazas on Broadway in New York City’s Garment District are now a zoo of origami-style animals. The Mexican-American artist …

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Nick Cave’s Energetic ‘Soundsuits’ Dance Along the New York City Subway in a 360-Foot Mosaic

 Art #installation #mosaics #new york city #public art #transportation September 10, 2021 Grace Ebert “Each One, Every One, Equal All” (2022). Photo by Photo by MTA/Trent Reeves. All images courtesy of MTA Arts & Design. Spanning the 42 St. Connector between Times Square and Bryant Park in New York City are a troupe of …

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A Public Art Project Linking Environmental Concerns and Social Justice Brings Eight Murals to Essex

 Art #climate crisis #murals #public art #street art September 7, 2021 Grace Ebert Aches. All images by Doug Gillen and courtesy of Re:FRAMED, shared with permission A spate of public art is flooding the streets of Basildon in Essex, England as part of a new initiative that falls at the intersection of social and …

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‘A Great British Spraycation’: New Works by Banksy Cheekily Interpret Summer Vacation

 Art #humor #murals #public art #street art August 16, 2021 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of Banksy In what’s dubbed A Great British Spraycation, ten new artworks by Banksy (previously) recently popped up across coastal towns in England in witty interpretations of quintessential summertime fun. A short film posted to Instagram shows the anonymous …

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Ornate Murals by Nespoon Cloak Blank Facades in Traditional Lace Patterns

 Art #lace #mural #public art #street art August 14, 2021 Grace Ebert Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. All images © Nespoon, shared with permission Every inch of Nespoon’s elaborately designed murals is rooted in local history. Prior to sketching one of her large-scale lace patterns on a residential building or commercial facade, the Warsaw-based artist …

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Lush Tropical Plants Sprout from Brightly Colored Murals by Thiago Mazza

 Art #murals #public art #street art July 19, 2021 Grace Ebert Lisbon. All images © Thiago Mazza, shared with permission In his brilliantly hued murals, Brazilian artist Thiago Mazza recreates the dense foliage and thick, fleshy petals he encounters in tropical forests and other verdant areas. Prickly thistles, striped leaves, and seemingly endless varieties …

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A Trio of Colorful Characters Expand Jean Jullien’s Installation in a Nantes Botanical Garden

 Art Illustration #installation #public art June 29, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Jean Jullien, shared with permission Three new faces join the quirky cast of characters at Nantes’s Jardin des Plantes. Part of artist Jean Jullien’s Filili Viridi project that’ll be on view through November, the colorful trio is spotted reclining in the …

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Sleek Wooden Ribbons Spiral in an Infinitely Looping Installation in Hong Kong

 Design #architecture #installation #public art #wood June 16, 2021 Grace Ebert “Time Loop” (2021), 9.2 x 3.6 meters. All images © Paul Cocksedge, shared with permission A new installation by Paul Cocksedge (previously) creates an endless circuit of coiling wood in Hong Kong’s Yue Man Square. Made of sustainably sourced timber, “Time Loop” evokes …

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