November 27, 2011

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More from Ludo here.

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October 15, 2011

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"Rythmic Gymnastics FreeStyle"

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"Egg in the target" Celebrating the National day of Army Forces in Spain (12 October). Where public can take an egg and throw it to the work.

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"Rena Monrovia" To report Rena ship disaster near coast of New Zeland. 88 containers into the sea, 350 tons of oil poured, over 200 wild birds dead.

More from Vinz here.


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October 12, 2011

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"it's fair season on the rez. each region on the reservation has a fair with parades, marching bands, carnaval rides and of course, rodeos. this coming weekend the western agency fair will begin in tuba city. my friend, austin mix (who is distantly related to fabled cowboy tom mix), has a roping area he calls the roping zone. western agency the rodeos start friday. here's my contribution to his announcer's stand."... Chip Thomas

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September 27, 2011

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Collaboration by www.maartenalexander.com & www.rul3rs.com

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More here.

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September 9, 2011

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"I would like to share with wooster collective the project I work on these days in my hometown Athens in Greece. I think their aesthetic the one given by the builders does not add to the urban culture and in fact causes a deficit at what is called "historical center" of the city.In addition to that their is quite a lot of tags and motos making them look abandoned.I thought I could "link" them to the architecture and beauty of surroundings, some of go back to classical ancient Greek era."... Bleeps.gr

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August 29, 2011

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More here.

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August 23, 2011

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From Dan:

Gaspesia: Les portraits en papier

The large-scale portraits in Gaspesia: Les portraits en papier represent former employees of Papiers Gaspesia, a pulp and paper mill founded in 1912 by Percy Milton Chandler in Chandler, Quebec. Named for the mill’s founder, the port city’s economy and social organization depended heavily upon this industry. In 1999, Papiers Gaspesia’s closure was announced and, despite a government-sponsored infusion of roughly $400 million, it is now set for demolition. The closure of the mill has had a profound effect upon the people of Chandler. Widespread unemployment, the permanent and temporary migration of workers outside of the city, the separation of families and subsequent increased rate of divorce, and the ground and water pollution left from the plant are just some of the economic, social and environmental problems created by the closure.

Gaspesia: Les portraits en papier literally puts a human face on the industrial remains of Papiers Gaspesia. Portraits of the former mill and forest workers are installed on the front of the mill and on the mill’s oil tanks. While these men and the story of the mill are well known in the community, the deteriorating mill itself has been the only public memorial to the pride, grief and frustration those affected by the closure feel. The images of these workers now mark the physical structures of the mill and lay claim to its history and to its continuing impact on Chandler. One of the subjects, Serge Soucy, remarked that you could see his “eyes were crying for the mill” when he saw his own 30 foot face on the Papiers Gaspesia’s oil tank.

Gaspesia: Les portraits en papier was commissioned by Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie en Gaspésie as part of their annual photography festival in conjunction with the city of Chandler, Quebec.


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August 22, 2011

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Hey Wooster, here is a wheat paste project I did this summer in San Diego, California. The repression of mass peaceful protests in countries like Egypt, Libya, Bahrain, and Syria has exposed some monsters. As I write to you, news lines read "rebels sweep into Tripoli as Gaddafi forces crumble." I felt like the struggles for justice and freedom in the middle east needed to be acknowledged. The Gaddafi, Mubarak, Assad, Saleh, and Hamad bin Isa, governments are truly monstrous.

Best Regards,
-Scott "Lie-fe"

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July 11, 2011

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May 18, 2011

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May 11, 2011

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Since 2006, Erik Berglin and John Skoog have been put up over 3,000 life scale photos of birds across Sweden.


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April 27, 2011

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(Thanks, Elise)

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April 24, 2011

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More from Dimitris here.

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More here.

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April 14, 2011

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April 10, 2011

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"Through the exploration of public space within an urban consumer environment I wanted to connect my views as an artist to those that see public space as owned space. I question who owns the underside of a bridge, the walls of a stairwell or the wall in an alley by a dumpster. Within the urban milieu these free places definitely come with an assumed ownership. I have seen the effects of this first hand within the week of this guerilla artfare, half of the images put up to challenge the norms of this society were promptly removed leaving no trace that art existed. This leaves me to wonder if the disobedience to the norms through this creative expression may still be seen as paralleling the Anti-Art in the Dada movement of the early 1900’s.

Now this guerilla artfare was not just to challenge the norms through civil disobedience but also for augmentation of the space. This augmentation of ‘free space’ was to generate the canvas for the art I was giving unreservedly to the community in which I reside.

Now to reflect on the image meant to grab the attention of those passing by. The juxtaposition of creation and the unpredictability that that capacity holds within human hands or even far beyond the reach of the infinitesimal specks that we are in this universe. Delving into the ‘Mother’ a sacred image of pregnancy and how to move away from the expectations that capitalist society holds for the individual. Through the use of new media we were able to escape the mold set by society of cookie cutter pregnancy photos and produced the beginning of this art project, which is still in the early stages of its production. This being a New Media world this incarnation of ‘Mother’ is 1.0.

We really hope that you enjoy this work as much as we do."

East Van Westen Crew

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More from Ludo here.

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April 1, 2011

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March 25, 2011

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Photo By Graham Boyle

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Artist: Daniel Lumbini

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March 16, 2011

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Photos by Juliana Juice

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More from BR1 here.

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March 2, 2011

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Artists: rabie cakes and petite


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February 14, 2011

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February 9, 2011

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The work above, as well as those in the video, are from Various and Gould's Rabotniki series as well as one about modern saints, called "Sankt Nimmerlein" (Saint Neverever?!). Saint Redundus is the saint of the homeless and unemployed. Saint Spekulatius is the patron of the bankers.

You can see more images on their website here

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February 7, 2011

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January 21, 2011

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January 14, 2011

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Artist: ICY

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January 7, 2011

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More from Monsieur Qui here.

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January 5, 2011

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More from Dimitris here.

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January 2, 2011

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"The images above are part of a project that I developed at my hometown, related to my research at the University of the State of Rio (UERJ). It consists in several human scale representations of people that could have lived in the place that I painted them. The location I chose, o Morro da Conceição, is a Collin in the downtown of Rio, just beside the great agitation of the day-by-day of the city. However, it's a very particular area, as it seems more like a little town hidden by the concrete walls than just a part of the center. It's one of the oldest habitation areas of Rio, and one of the few that kept the city's ancient structure, with old houses and narrow streets - it had also a slave market and a slave port until the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th it was meeting point for many musicians at the begging of samba era. But weirdly, in spite of all this history the place is not well know for most of the cariocas, probably due to the Brazilian habitude of not giving so much value to its own past. For someone who's walking by the downtown and enters this area it's like being transported to a different city layer, knowing such a thing I decided to paint this figures as if I could make a mixture of the day-by-day of the past with the present one. So it's a project about the remembering and the forgetting in a city, and how the past can be imagined today, or how a place can induce us to image this past. I painted during the afternoon so I also had the chance to develop the idea in interaction with the local habitants, who gave suggestions and their opinions about the paintings, or shared their ideas about anything."... Vanessa

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December 28, 2010

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More here.

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December 22, 2010

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Artist: Ludo
Title: "3 Heads Taseropode"

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December 19, 2010

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December 13, 2010

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Artist: ICY

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November 30, 2010

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From Michael: "some of them had white roses in them to symbolize how street children
are vulnerable to losing there innocence on the streets."

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November 29, 2010

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More here.

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November 20, 2010

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International Urban Art Festival Detonarte 2010
Artist: Marco Sueño

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November 9, 2010

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November 1, 2010

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Artist: Michael Aaron Williams

Posted by marc at 5:53 AM in Wheatpastes |


October 13, 2010

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More photos and back story here.

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September 16, 2010

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September 15, 2010

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More from BR1 here.

Posted by marc at 7:39 AM in Wheatpastes |


August 28, 2010

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Artist: Swoon

(Thanks, Michelle)

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August 17, 2010

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From the artist; "it's a commentary on the xenophobia that seems to pulse through the Southwest. es eso lo que tenemos miedo? (is this what we fear?)"

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August 16, 2010

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Artist: M. Sueño

More photos here.


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August 10, 2010

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Artist: Urban Cake Lady

Posted by marc at 7:41 AM in Wheatpastes |


July 28, 2010

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More here.

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July 5, 2010

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Tiger Rabbit in Hongdae, Seoul from Gaia Uroboros on Vimeo.

"The first of five pieces for each quadrant of the city. The hybrid of the Tiger and Rabbit signifies the annual transition in the Korean calendar. Furthermore, these archetypal symbols of aggression and submission address the hierarchy of japanese colonization and contemporary Korean identity. Situated in Hongdae, the center of Seoul's fashion and nightlife, the neighborhood is the confluence of traditional korean culture and American influence."

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June 29, 2010

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Artist: Sone

Posted by marc at 6:56 AM in Wheatpastes |


June 24, 2010

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BR1 | 150A3SHEETS from Aklee on Vimeo.

BR1 | 150A3SHEETS is a poster made with 150 A3 papers pasted up in an abandoned factory of FIAT Motors in Turin

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June 20, 2010

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"With all the catastrophes befalling society, the oil spill, the declining financial market, these guys have a lot on their minds."... JMR

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June 17, 2010

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Artist: Manu Budant

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June 16, 2010

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More from orticanoodles here.

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June 14, 2010

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Artist: Dimitris Taxis

Posted by marc at 7:28 AM in Wheatpastes |


June 9, 2010

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More from OX here.

Posted by marc at 8:12 AM in Wheatpastes |


June 7, 2010

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More from ludo here.


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June 3, 2010

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From YZ:

This is a new project I am working on. First part was made in Guadeloup, second part is in Paris with those two big scale painted posters. I will be working the whole year on this project that will be ended with an exhibition at Galerie Bailly Contemporain in Paris and an exhibition in Sainte Rose in Guadeloup too."

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June 1, 2010

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More photos here

If you are in LA, be sure not to miss JR, Vhils, Conor Harrington, Anthony Micallef at

Lazarides Temporary Gallery & Shop, Beverly Hills
320 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills CA 90210
(323) 202- 6339
Open Daily, Noon - 8pm

Exhibition: June 9 - June 27.

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More here.


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May 21, 2010

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May 19, 2010

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The piece above is a 5meter high handmade poster of Zahra, a girl from Tunisia.

BR1 tells us:

"Usually I love to make my subjects happy, that smile and they are amused and they can spread love to the people that look at them. but in this case I want to show a girl melancholy: she is sad because she had words with her sparring partner. and you know, this is a typical situation that many people live everyday."

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More from Gaia here. For those in San Fran, be sure to check out The Reinvention Of Nature, Gaia's solo show currently at Gallery Heist.

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May 18, 2010

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"I've always thought it was strange to see large images of celebrities, models and news anchors on walls, billboards, and buses. I've wondered why these people are adorning our walls and public spaces instead of the individuals that make up our community. This project serves as a physical representation of the city of Portland through drawings of it's inhabitants.

Everyone pictured is completely unknowing and chosen at random. Whether your reaction is positive or negative, please let me know by clicking the "Submit" button at the top of the page or emailing me at pasteyoface@gmail.com. I'd like to hear your initial reaction, as well as what you think now that you know what this is all about.

I'm sorry or you're welcome, depending on how you feel about this."... Mister12Gage

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Photos by by Zeyneb Akel

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May 14, 2010

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Our friend Specter is currently in Russia working on a public art project in the city of
Kemerovo located in Siberia. But Before arriving in Kemerovo he visited St Petersburg where he hit the streets with a new series entitled "From Russia with Love" It's about love and separation.

You can follow the project on a blog that Specter is keeping.

Posted by marc at 7:24 AM in Wheatpastes |


May 12, 2010

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When people ask us... What kind of street art do you like the most? Our answer is "The kind that you see in the photos above" Simple. Fun. Interactive

Photos nicked from here.


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May 5, 2010

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Artist: Zoltron

Posted by marc at 6:49 AM in Wheatpastes |


May 4, 2010

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April 20, 2010

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Posted by marc at 7:44 AM in Wheatpastes |


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More from TV Boy here.

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More from the Paper Twins here.

Posted by marc at 6:42 AM in Wheatpastes |


April 15, 2010

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"I saw this along the river in Kreuzberg on my vacation to Germany.
It was next to a local bar called "Ankerklause".

Don´t know who the artist is, but people at the bar told us they noticed it sometime in March. Pretty amazing, and it really described the people at the bar :D LOL".... Henning

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April 14, 2010

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From JermIX:

"I 'suffer' from manic depression. since I found street art as a release a few years back, I have not sunken into a deep depression, until these last few days. this piece is the best that I can describe what that quick transition feels like as it transforms me."

Posted by marc at 6:08 AM in Wheatpastes |


April 13, 2010

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Posted by marc at 9:57 PM in Wheatpastes |


April 6, 2010

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More from Chifumi here.

Posted by marc at 7:51 AM in Wheatpastes |


April 5, 2010

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More From Dimitris here.

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March 29, 2010

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"I'm exhausted, but i want to get this out. I pasted Red Lake today.

I woke up late this morning, around 10:30 or so. Stumbled out of bed thinking "...no, I'm not up for pasting today afterall." Around noon I wandered outside for a moment and thought "...Shit! The weather is perfect. It's warm and there's very little wind. I've got to go paste." I'd thought I was going to collaborate with someone this weekend, but she pulled a no show (leaving me alone to hang a 14.5 foot piece in 4 parts). On the 30 mile drive over to Red Lake I rethought through hanging this piece alone but hoping all the while I'd be able to find someone at the old trading post to help me.

Once I got there I connected with Lorenzo who runs the place. I learned later that he lives above the trading post. He said he'd run the place since 1991 and thinks the lower part was built in 1891. (Dig that.) I love old trading posts. The inside of this one is totally old school.

Lorenzo was super nice. Upon seeing me, he started cracking jokes and giving me shit for not knowing more Navajo after 23 years. We have a deal going. I'm going to find a hot, young nurse for him at the clinic where I work and in return, he's going to find for me a hot, young, sheep herder. (This was all his idea.) I'd told him I'd try to get there last weekend to hang this piece. He greeted me today with "....I had four young sheepherders waiting for you last weekend." I thought "...great. I've no idea why I didn't come last weekend but really wish I had."

Lorenzo and his three grandsons (by clan), along with the cashier from the trading post, all helped me. And here I thought I'd be installing alone and I ended up having 5 people help me. Gotta love it. I asked Lorenzo to document the process with my camera. These are his photos.


Once we were done, Lorenzo invited me to join them in a sweat. It was a most incredible end to a day when I thought I woundn't paste. In addition to the teachings from the wise ones and his own life observations, Lorenzo gave me the name "Hosteen James." He said "...Chip just doesn't sound right."


They went a full 4 rounds. I loved the songs and sharing of the 2 rounds I experienced.

What a day."... Chip Thomas

More photos here.

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March 24, 2010

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(Thanks, Jesse)

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March 16, 2010

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March 3, 2010

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March 2, 2010

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From NeochaEDGE we learn about the Guangzhou, China-based street-art collective FIRExRD. The site explains the new work above:

"The new poster design is titled “Go!Go!Fighter!” and features their signature “Big Doll Head” (大头娃娃) character. The “Big Doll Head” inspiration comes from full-head masks that were formerly popular at major celebrations and parades in China. The use of this Chinese prop has declined, but like many of the best Chinese creatives we cover, FIRExRD are bringing back this uniquely traditional Chinese symbol in a modern way."

You can read NeochaEDGE's interview with FIRExRD here.

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February 23, 2010

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More photos here.


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February 13, 2010

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From Maura:

"I love your blog. I have been taking photos of the street graffiti around Denver, Colorado for a year or so..mostly in my alleys around my house. I recently took a road trip home to Flagstaff, Arizona and drove through my old stomping grounds, the Navajo Indian reservation and saw these amazing wheat paste pieces on some water tanks in Grey Mountain, an all but abandoned gas station and hotel stop between Tuba City and Flagstaff. I love that they are traditional icons..the gramma and grampa herding the sheep, with the ominous coyote hidden around the corner. Good stuff. I had no idea there was a street art culture on the reservation. Hope you like the images"

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From Mr Prvrt:

"This is my part of a group installation with the newly formed Rochester NY-based collective Sweet Meat Co. What is pictured here is built entirely using salvaged objects, including the lighting and functional speakers. The entire installation took six people just over one month to complete. The work pictured here is my own, but more pictures from the show can be found here"

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February 8, 2010

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More here.

Posted by marc at 7:49 AM in Wheatpastes |


February 4, 2010

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More from Gaia here.

Posted by marc at 6:54 AM in Wheatpastes |


February 3, 2010

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More from indigo here.

Posted by marc at 7:15 AM in Wheatpastes |


February 1, 2010

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More from Ludo here.

Posted by marc at 5:40 AM in Wheatpastes |


January 21, 2010

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From JermIX:

""i have spoken out a few times on the street about having been molested, and have been blessed to have inspired others to share their story with me.
i am constantly trying to find closure but can't seem to stop making variations of this confession. it's who i am apparently. no matter how far i run or how honest i am, i will always be that little kid, the victim, at that moment of innocence lost. stenciling, wandering, pasting, wondering, suffering, all i really know is that i need to continue screaming what i've always been afraid to whisper."

Posted by marc at 6:37 AM in Wheatpastes |


January 20, 2010

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Posted by marc at 7:12 AM in Wheatpastes |


December 25, 2009

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Artist: Dimitris Taxis

Posted by marc at 8:48 AM in Wheatpastes |


December 21, 2009

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More from Dan here.

Posted by marc at 8:56 PM in Wheatpastes |


December 14, 2009

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STEN & LEX from STEN on Vimeo.

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December 8, 2009

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You can see more of jerm IX's work here.

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December 6, 2009

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Artist: RENKO

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December 2, 2009

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You can see more of imminent disaster's work here.

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November 29, 2009

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November 24, 2009

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Artist: Run Dont Walk & Stencil Land

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November 23, 2009

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"In September I produced a work on the wall located on the main street of Gaspar. SC- Brazil. The intent was to encourage greater dialogue with the Itajai Açu river, which is main river around some cities."... Daiana


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November 22, 2009

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Artist: max design 'n' shit


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November 21, 2009

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More from MAcAy here.

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More from Drab here.

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November 17, 2009

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"Opulence Project: A series of posters (create by stencil media) that represent the opulence of modern age, a rich, big and old shit woman is my inner idea of this status."

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"Polluted city: I live in Turin with a grey sky. This situation condition my life, children have fun in a black black world."

More from 999 here.

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November 16, 2009

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October 31, 2009

Forget Ceke Kollektivet livet from CekeForget on Vimeo.

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October 30, 2009

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Artist: HIKUPS

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October 13, 2009

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From Sten:

"I was in Naples. The police arrested me and lex but after they recognize our stuff and they like it so much that they asked us to do something in the house of the Colonnello, Sergent of the police. So we painted the house of the police and they give us some money and didn't arrested us. It was the first time that we are friend of the
police. Sergent Giorgio thank you."

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October 6, 2009

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if you are in Cologne be sure to check out L.E.T's upcoming show on October 30th at the Unique Gallery.

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October 2, 2009

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There's something about Jerm IX's street poems that are very powerful. We asked the artist to tell us about the two works above. Here's the response:

"i have been affected by violence as both a victim and a perpetrator and therefore it has been a topic i speak on regularly in my street art. for example, when polish immigrant robert dziekanski was tasered to death by police at vancouver airport a few years back, i put a handful of stickers around the city that read 'i hope you don't get tasered', when the 'lower mainland' was inundated with gang murders i put up a 'lower gangland' sticker, and so on. now that my work has evolved to poetry scrolls i have merged my songwriting and street art, which has allowed me to work in my favorite format, my obsession, rhyme patterns.
the dexter piece speaks for itself, we are fascinated by the things that appall us.
we vilify the monsters and killers and criminals before we give oscars to the actors that portray their stereotypes.
the '...america's gun is drawn' piece is a peaceful protest, an anti-war slogan.
the eight year anniversary of 9/11 has just past and still america is at war.
my country, canada, where the piece was put up, is at war in afghanistan, outside our traditional and respectable peace-keeping role. it's shameful, you'd think being attacked on north american soil would teach us something about violence.
violence is not the answer.

stay smiling,

jerm IX"

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September 25, 2009

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You can see more of Faber's art here.

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September 18, 2009

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You can see more of Various & Gould's work here.


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September 14, 2009

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More from Yote here.

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September 9, 2009

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More from Ludo here.


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Artist: MVH

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Every girl should have a guy as romantic as Brusse.

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September 2, 2009

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Elbow-Toe's Divine Hammer, placed in Union Square in Manhattan, is derived from Rembrandt's Monk in the Cornfields

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More from Elbow-Toe here.

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September 1, 2009

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Artists: mentalgassi


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August 27, 2009

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The piece above was done for this weekend's Hacia Afuera Festival

You can see more of Michael's work here.

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August 24, 2009

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August 20, 2009

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August 17, 2009

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More from Other here.

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August 14, 2009

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More from b. here.

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August 7, 2009

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If you haven't read it yet, Juxtapoz has an extremely insightful interview with artist
imminent disaster, who for the past few years has consistantly been putting up fantastic work in Brooklyn.

You can read the interview here (Part 1) and here (Part 2).

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August 5, 2009

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Artist: Doodles

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August 3, 2009

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July 29, 2009

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Artist: tip toe.

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July 17, 2009

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"My project deals with the representation of Muslim women and their social condition. I was been studying and dealing with this theme for years. As you can imagine, here in Turin, my posters are seen as an ambiguous subject. Some people mislead and rip them, while others love them. I would like to make people know that there is nothing strange with this particular subject: Muslim women are equal if compared to Western women. My Muslim women are represented in daily life situations: they are mothers, grandmothers and daughters, smoking, taking pictures and smiling. My message is: pointing out that Muslim women have the same needs and necessities of the majority of Western women. Certainly, the only exception is the veil. The veil changes in different countries, and here comes the sociological aspect of my work: I am very careful in rendering the different types of veil, the Maghrebi veil, the Afghani burga and the Iranian chador.

In my opinion, nowadays it’s crucial to conceive street art as a tool to spread social messages. Moreover, I made a deep research and I discovered that I am the only artist, in the street art movement, that deals entirely with this topic. Isn’t it strange? In general, the woman is the best source of inspiration for artists, why Muslim women wouldn’t be the same? I would like to create a network of artists of all nations, about this subject, eventually to compare the different viewpoints.

My posters are drawn and coloured freehand, each of them is unique. The subjects are not invented but real, I use images taken from newspapers, magazines and websites. Often they are portraits of important personalities of Muslim society (novelists, poets, entrepreneurs, feminists etc…), in order to make Western societies know who they are and what they do."... BR1

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July 16, 2009

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June 23, 2009

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(Photos by Dr. Bastard)

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June 17, 2009

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"Lima, Peru is a beast of a city. A seemingly endless grey expanse teeming with life. Anywhere you go in Lima you will come across phone numbers scrawled on the walls, sidewalks, bridges and highways. These numbers are painted throughout the city by escarchadores (pebble dashers) and serve as a crude and subversive form of advertising. Intrigued by these mysterious characters, who get up so much they would put any tagger to shame, I decided to do a street art project about them. So with the help of my partner in crime Chanchito I tracked down the people behind the numbers and we managed to convince some of them to be photographed next to their numbers. We then created life size wheat-pastes of them which we posted up in the original locations where they were photographed."... Makisapa


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June 11, 2009

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More from Gaia here.

(Photo by Rebecca Fuller)

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June 6, 2009

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June 5, 2009

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Posted by marc at 9:25 PM in Wheatpastes |


May 27, 2009

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More from pilpeled here.

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May 26, 2009

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More from Armsrock here.

Photos by Just


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May 25, 2009

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(Thanks, Jonathan)

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Artist: Post

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May 21, 2009

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May 20, 2009

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Photos by Becki Fuller

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May 19, 2009

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"For a few months, we've been hearing terrible news on TV, on the radio... It sounds like the end of the world - we are told about the ice cap melting, about the ozone layer disappearing in the North Pole...
I'm wondering about what I can actually do now!
Pray? No, I'm an atheist - Stop driving? I don't have a car - Sort garbage? I already do so - Turn my TV and radio off?
I come back to my first idea - is praying the only way out?
This question really haunted me for a whole day... I didn't want to start praying but the question aroused particular feelings in me - I felt powerless.
I reckoned many people felt the same.
I asked two friends of mine to strike a praying pose - no pastiche, I wanted it simple - and I made a collage with the text "Is praying the only thing left?" both in French and in English.
:-)
Since then, things haven't got better - credit crunch, unemployment, swine influenza - the nightmare seems to be here for good and I'm not very hopeful."... Alsacherie

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May 10, 2009

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"I just finished installing a project that I have been working on since the new year commissioned by The Royal Ontario Museum and the Contact Photography Festival. The work has all been installed inside the Museum, as part of Housepaint, a larger project more specifically about homelessness and shelter. And for the purposes of working in my usual way and to create a juxtaposition between indoor and outdoor, I have also put the work up illegally in numerous spots around Toronto.

The project is called the Unaddressed and it focuses on the under-housed, giving voice to their personal opinions. Over the course of 3 months I met with 18 individuals who are currently or have recently been homeless. Through meeting, talking about their lives and discussing issues that were important to them, they developed their announcements and created a cardboard sign to reveal them. By photographing homeless and formerly homeless individuals holding cardboard signs that announce their concerns, the hope is challenge preconceived notions of homelessness and make the passers-by realize how serious the situation is and that everybody deserves the same basic necessities of life and to be treated the same way. Basically do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

This was definitely the hardest project that I have worked on in terms of trying to get it right, as you guys like to say. I want the viewer to feel compassion for these individuals and others like them, without feeling pity. I wanted the subjects to feel empowered without being exploited. I wanted the work to have presence in its aesthetic, yet hold true to the fact that these people often blend into the background when they are out in the city.".... Dan

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May 8, 2009

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Over the years, one thing we learned about street art is that the motivation of the artist is not vandalism or destruction of private property. Rather it's to beautify and bring creativity to "ugly" things and ugly places.

When we received the photo above in our email today, it struck us that Rene Gagnon is putting up his art on ugly rusting crappy dumpsters, not beautiful marble walls. The act of putting up his art is definitely illegal. And our opinion is that it shouldn't be "legal". It is indeed an "illegal" act.

But when you look at this photo above- Is Rene's act of putting up his art on a crappy dumpster "vandalism" or beautification?

Vandalism is defined in the dictionary as:

"an action involving deliberate destruction of or damage to public or private property."

So the question we ask ourselves is:

Is adding his artwork to an urban blight "destruction of or damage" of public or private property? Yes, the dumpster is private property. But how is the act of adding art to rusting tin "destruction" or "damage"?

We don't expect everyone to agree with us. It's just how we feel.

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May 1, 2009

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"last week I went with Sten to Napoli. I pasted up this poster that represents Irina Ghandi In San Lorenzo zone, via Settembrini Naples The zone seems similar to the Indian atmosphere so I like the place I choose. This poster is one of a series I did for Love and Dissent gallery in Rome."... LEX

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April 29, 2009

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More here.

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April 14, 2009

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April 9, 2009

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More here.

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March 17, 2009

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Gaia tells us - "I just finished a new piece of my mother. the work isn't actually
complete unless I sit in front of it between her two hands"

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March 15, 2009

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Posted by marc at 8:42 PM in Wheatpastes |


March 6, 2009

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Artist: Surplus Bargains


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February 24, 2009

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(Photo nicked from here)

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February 23, 2009

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A collaboration between A1one and Mimi the Clown

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February 16, 2009

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You can see the full series here.


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January 29, 2009

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You can see more of Sir X's work here.

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January 28, 2009

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January 12, 2009

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January 8, 2009

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Artist: MAR

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January 7, 2009

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"I take photos of the homeless around the tenderloin neighborhood and then do graphite drawings of them, these are then wheat pasted onto walls all over the place from Bogota to Tel Aviv and Palestine to London this one is in San Francisco, i took this guys photo a couple of months before this piece and put it in the alley i often see him in. I did this piece during the day and coinceadently he saw me putting up the piece "ah man thats cool as shit". about 15 minutes later im finishing the piece and 5 cops came upon me I spent the next 45 minutes explaining as to why not to arrest me.Piece stayed up in spite of the police , they went and asked the manager of the building if he wanted to press charges, " nah man i like that just clean up my sidewalk" so i did. The subjects name is " Bones " he plays the harmonica."

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December 30, 2008

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From cirka:

"I've been thinking a lot about public information vs. private information and why it's so fascinating to read about the mundane details of someone else's private life (like finding their grocery list that they dropped in the parking lot, for example). So, I decided to reverse this by choosing "declassify" some of my own personal documents: letters that, at a different time in my life, I would have been mortified for anyone else to see. All are letters that were written to me (except for one, which shows a short email correspondence). They span from a letter written by my pen pal when I was about 10 to a letter that I received last summer. I silk-screened all the letters in the original color that they were written in. The only things that I altered were the names of people mentioned in the letters, which I censored in black ink."


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December 10, 2008

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Posted by marc at 8:03 AM in Wheatpastes |


December 4, 2008

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More from the Public Poster Project here.

(via Urban Prankster)

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November 30, 2008

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You can see the whole series here.

Posted by marc at 7:24 PM in Wheatpastes |


November 19, 2008

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Artist: Martin Whatson

Posted by marc at 1:36 PM in Wheatpastes |


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Unfortunately it's become somewhat common for work on the street to be stolen as soon as the artist starts having success in the galleries and auction houses. Last night Romanywg told us about a series of "Fake Faile's" that turned up on the streets of London, pasted up in the exact same places that the original Failes were stolen from.

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They read "And In The Darkness They FAILED To Stay Up" and at the bottom it reads "History is made once again, it should have been a STENCIL". The evil hand of Ebay appears over the girls shoulder.

(Not surprisingly, one of these "Fakes" is already up for sale on Ebay already!)

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November 7, 2008

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More here.

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October 30, 2008

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Posted by marc at 7:40 AM in Wheatpastes |


October 27, 2008

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Posted by marc at 7:06 AM in Wheatpastes |


October 8, 2008

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Artist: Ludo

Posted by marc at 7:32 AM in Wheatpastes |


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Posted by marc at 7:27 AM in Wheatpastes |


September 30, 2008

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More photos here.

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September 22, 2008

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Posted by marc at 7:05 AM in Wheatpastes |


September 19, 2008

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Posted by marc at 8:23 AM in Wheatpastes |


September 17, 2008

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(Thanks, Megan)

Posted by marc at 8:38 AM in Wheatpastes |


September 10, 2008

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Posted by marc at 7:46 AM in Wheatpastes |


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Artist: Bastardilla

Posted by marc at 7:12 AM in Wheatpastes |


September 2, 2008

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Posted by marc at 8:55 AM in Wheatpastes |


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Posted by marc at 8:45 AM in Wheatpastes |


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Posted by marc at 7:51 AM in Wheatpastes |


August 15, 2008


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August 14, 2008

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(Thanks, Jake)

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July 22, 2008

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"In it, tradition, the ancient town and its inhabitants history are gathered with the passing of time marks. They are "the town faces" and "the facades of its characters".
In each wrinkles of its inhabitants and in each chink of its buildings, everyday life has been printed as well as longings and illusions of population and the town to build future."

More photos here.


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You can see more work here.

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July 16, 2008

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July 15, 2008

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July 10, 2008

More and more, our favorite street art is not necessarily simply a great image or a playful character that makes us smile.

As street art evolves, so too does our tastes and sensibilities.

Today, the street art that truly inspires us is work that is site specific - meaning that the artist fully incorporates the specific location into the work.

For us, this is not only when street art is truly at it's best, but it's when street art is truly "street art" and not just simply a poster or a sticker placed on a wall without permission.

This morning on Charlie Todd's wonderful new blog Urban Prankster, we saw two images that we absolutely loved, mainly because the work is completely site specific.

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The work was done by Scott Van Den Plas and Joe Van Wetering.

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July 1, 2008

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As soon on Torontoist

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June 30, 2008

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Posted by marc at 7:01 AM in Wheatpastes |


June 23, 2008

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Artist: Poete Maudit


Posted by marc at 6:58 AM in Wheatpastes |


June 17, 2008

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Posted by marc at 6:52 AM in Wheatpastes |


June 16, 2008

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Posted by marc at 7:30 AM in Wheatpastes |


June 10, 2008

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A wheatpaste poster that looks like it is 3-D

(Thanks, Jeff)

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June 5, 2008

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We've been fans of Toronto basedFauxreel for quite some time. This latest project is one of our favorites.

As part of Toronto's Luminato Festival Dan Bergeron is shooting portraits of residents of Toronto's oldest social housing project, Regent Park.

Dan tells us:

"The buildings of Regent Park are in the process of being torn down and rebuilt, so the idea is supposed to make the residents literally become part of the physical landscape, challenge some of the pre-conceived notions that other Torontoian's have of these people and stoke the discussion surrounding the displacement of some of regent park's residents as they are kicked out of their homes for this re-build...


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May 30, 2008

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Posted by marc at 7:18 AM in Wheatpastes |


May 29, 2008

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Artist: Rugman

Posted by marc at 7:39 AM in Wheatpastes |


May 27, 2008

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Posted by marc at 9:02 AM in Wheatpastes |


May 19, 2008

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Posted by marc at 7:42 AM in Wheatpastes |


May 16, 2008

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Posted by marc at 7:48 AM in Wheatpastes |


May 15, 2008

More here.

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May 11, 2008

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Posted by marc at 10:45 AM in Wheatpastes |


May 10, 2008

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From Pi:

"Celtic Tiger is a name for the period of rapid economic growth in the Republic of Ireland that began in the 1990s and slowed in 2001, only to pick up pace again in 2003 and then have slowed down once again by 2006. During this time, Ireland experienced a boom in which it was transformed from one of Europe's poorer countries into one of its wealthiest. The causes of Ireland's growth are the subject of some debate, but credit has been primarily given to free market capitalism: low corporate taxation; decades of investment in domestic higher education; a low-cost labour market; a policy of restraint in government spending; and EU membership - which provided transfer payments and export access to the Single Market. "

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May 6, 2008

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Artist: lakormis

Posted by marc at 7:48 AM in Wheatpastes |


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Posted by marc at 7:33 AM in Wheatpastes |


May 5, 2008

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Posted by marc at 7:56 AM in Wheatpastes |


April 29, 2008

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Posted by marc at 11:17 AM in Wheatpastes |


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(Photo nicked from here)

Posted by marc at 10:34 AM in Wheatpastes |


April 23, 2008

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Posted by marc at 7:37 AM in Wheatpastes |


April 4, 2008

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Artist: Duster

Posted by marc at 10:11 AM in Wheatpastes |


March 2, 2008

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Location: Marseille, France

Posted by marc at 2:10 PM in Wheatpastes |


February 26, 2008

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Photo by Luna Park

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February 20, 2008

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Posted by marc at 7:26 AM in Wheatpastes |


February 13, 2008

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Posted by marc at 7:41 AM in Wheatpastes |


February 7, 2008

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Posted by marc at 7:32 AM in Wheatpastes |


February 5, 2008

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Posted by marc at 7:33 AM in Wheatpastes |


January 21, 2008

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Posted by marc at 10:16 AM in Wheatpastes |


January 14, 2008

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Artist: Gaia

Posted by marc at 8:38 AM in Wheatpastes |


December 3, 2007

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Artist: Gaia

Posted by marc at 7:33 AM in Wheatpastes |


November 26, 2007

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From Maika:

"Back in September a group of Seattle street artists decided to have a go at collaborative project. It began with a conversation about the street art scene here and how more than a few people use birds in their work somehow and the mention of a dream I'd had involving a [street art] tree covered in owls. I was surprised and delighted to find that people were sincerely interested in taking that dream image and making it a reality. Thus The Owl Tree was born. After selecting a suitable location, one of us created the tree [9ft tall and 12ft wide] and then everyone else created something to go on or near it. It's not a legal wall so the location was kept secret. We did everything we could to extend its life and give everyone who was interested ample opportunity to contribute. Everyone who added to it did so on their own time, so the Owl Tree has evolved quite a bit over the past couple months. It has lasted much longer than any of us anticipated [the building is slated for demolition] and more people contributed than I ever dreamt might have an interest in such a project. At last count 21 different artists/collectives had added to the wall. As far as we know, this is the first large-scale collaboration of Seattle street artists. I hope it's just the beginning.

The weather has now turned and the tree is showing its age, but we have a wonderful photographic record of all the work that went into it. Unfortunately, no single photo really does justice to all of the work that was done.

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November 1, 2007

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October 11, 2007

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(Thanks, Duncan)

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October 9, 2007

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October 8, 2007

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More here.

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September 25, 2007

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(Thanks, Nate!)

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September 24, 2007

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September 5, 2007

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See the full set here.


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August 28, 2007

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August 23, 2007

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August 20, 2007

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August 1, 2007

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"I put this piece up in Toronto recently while the FIFA under 20 tournament was going on. I met the kid in the shot a couple of years back in Camden, a young soccer phenom named Ali Shire. I wonder what became of him and his talents."... Fauxreel

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July 30, 2007

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"Suzanne Brenchley was on Punt Road when she saw her past flash by.

One ordinary day, I saw my ghost in a dark tunnel. It was an autumn afternoon, three years ago. I was a passenger in my sister's car travelling down Punt Road. As we entered the Richmond tunnel the traffic lights changed, we stopped and waited, and then my sister exclaimed, "Look! That's you, Suzanne!"

I turned towards the tunnel wall and saw an image of a young girl's face printed on an enormous poster. At first glance it meant nothing but the second time I saw myself when I was a twenty-something. The traffic lights changed and we were on our way. I looked back, I looked at my sister, and then I squealed with disbelief. We laughed all the way home. The hilarity continued as I sifted through a box of old modelling photos, taken in the early '70s, until I found the right one. I was indeed the young girl on the poster under the Richmond Bridge.

The next day I stood under the bridge and studied the three-metre poster. It was the work of a graffiti artist who had enhanced the original photo by white-washing the face, accentuating the dark eyes and hair. There was another additional touch that gave the impression that the girl was sad; black tears streamed down the colourless face. The vision reflected another time in my life and yet it also illustrated what I was feeling at that moment. And I wondered, was it possible that this artist knew that lately I had been crying a lot? My 30-year marriage was beginning to fall apart...."

You can read the rest of the story by clicking here.

(Thanks, Cristrain)

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July 27, 2007

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Artist: kratsr

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July 24, 2007

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July 19, 2007

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Artist: BufuBufu

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"i've been fascinated by the elements and general run down nature of industrial mills lately. partly because i grew up around them. amazing to think thank at one time these structures were new and bustling with activity. the earth and granite tones, overgrown green space, and rusted metal and piping make a great backdrop for crisp black and white wheat pastes. very urban aesthetic. these recent works deal with the loss of innocence in preteen girls, being a teacher and hearing some of the things that come out of their mouth i can only wonder what they are thinking???"... Rene Gagnon

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July 17, 2007

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Artist: sputnikk
Location: Bolzano (IT)

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July 16, 2007

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July 9, 2007

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July 3, 2007

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Artist: Laurent

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July 2, 2007

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Artist: vexta

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June 26, 2007

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Artist: Jef Aérosol

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June 22, 2007

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Artist: Rero

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Artist: Peter Kennard

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June 21, 2007

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From Fauxreel: "This image with the Punker Girl was put up at Rockhouse, which is a concert venue in Camden. Apparently it's where the first punk show took place. While I was putting it up, one of the trustee members saw me,
commented me and said that it would stay permanently because it was the perfect fit to comment on the history of the facility. I thought that was cool and a definite motivator."


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"i'm a super indiana jones , i like to find ,old photographie ,old paper, object, in the street, in the brocante.
And for this spécialy sister of chapelle, i find this photographie of this girl in "comfirmation" i suppose, in bible, in the street brocante .
back front of this photographie >>> 1984 reguisheim
i find this village but no-where i find a good place for exposed this photographie, but just after this village i find this little chapelle and immediatly i think yes cool , super little chapelle with protection, front of the road in nowhere yessssssssssss coollllllllllllllll jesus thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! one beer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i respect all confession.
globalement in my works i try to expose what i find where a find it, or where the object provenir , it's incongru but so interessting with the urbain public,
ok i stop my super englih
in my site i'll mettre make your liens
and all my photographie is in A3, my best picture is 120 assemblage of A3 (try! you'll see is a little performence) and i do this because my finance is dead and i like the qualiti of dead finance..........
ok
bye
icone51


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June 20, 2007

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More from fauxreel here.

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June 18, 2007

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May 30, 2007

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May 23, 2007

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Artist: David Gouny

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Artist: pilpeled

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May 10, 2007

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More from JR here.

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Unfortunately we couldn't make it to Rome for Sten's International Poster Show. But from the photos, it looks like it was an amazing event.

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May 8, 2007

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May 7, 2007

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More from WK here.

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May 3, 2007

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April 24, 2007

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April 19, 2007

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One of our favorite WK images. Simple. Clean. And Intense.

More here.

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Art: zap - jumbo

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More from Judith here.

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April 13, 2007

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April 5, 2007

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location: "Muro Torto Dove Fai il Chioppo" Roma
Photo by Franco Mapelli

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March 26, 2007

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March 19, 2007

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More from Rene here.

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March 14, 2007

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"i noticed how the police would move the homeless from street to street, doorway to doorway around the town. this gave me the inspiration for my latest piece "removing me wont solve the problem" a kind of twist on the removal of graffiti."... Mike Newton

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March 9, 2007

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artist: doodles.

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March 5, 2007

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UPDATE: The image above is by James Cauty. You can find more from the series here.

(Thanks, Phil)


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March 2, 2007

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March 1, 2007

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More here.

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February 27, 2007

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Artist: Ephameron

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February 15, 2007

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"about a year ago me and my dad traveled to iraq too move my grandmother to the united states. it was just to dangerous for her to stay around all that violence. on the way we pulled over on the international highway to present these candycorns on a date to the passer byers. The main rule when traveling on the international highway is to travel as quickly as you can."

If you are as much of a fan of Matt's work as we are, on March 8th he will have a solo show at Riviera on 103 Metropolitan Avenue in Brooklyn.

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February 13, 2007

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From ZBS:

"This project started with quite a basic (i guess wheatpasters will understand...) idea.
I wanted to find a simple way to get a big wheatpaste with my A4 copy machine. My idea was to reproduce a huge design using a mosaic of severals pictures (selected for their general appearance).

Taking my own photos would have been quite easy, but i though it would be more interesting looking for the perfect picture made by somebody else, with a completely different goal.

Once done, all this made me realize two things:

With the huge development of media-sharing sites as Flickr, youtube, and blogs, nowadays anybody can enter the life of a stranger, copy their pictures, their movies and their ideas and make them his own!

I made this skull (base is a print by Andy Warhol), with selected pictures on Flickr to turn them into a negative image. This shows how easy it is to find on the internet exactly what you need for your own project, using nothing but somebody else's work, and tell people that they should think first instead of spreading themselves on the internet with either good or crap stuff.

the Internet is a wonderful thing, but it becames too easy to show your work to the world. Everybody who has a hobby, wants now to be famous, even with bad quality art, videos or music. This is also prejudicial to all the talented artists who won't be appreciated because they get lost into the mass...

Our fathers and grandfathers had diaries, well hidden into cupboards, where they could lay down all their feelings, and keep their personals things. the internet is now a key for everyone's cupboard. It is a wonderful tool for communication and reflexion, but i also truly believe that it became the best weapon for the police, politicians, business companies or anybody else who would like to enter your life.

"1984" was scary, but human kind is pervert, so why would Big brother put a camera in every house when we do it of our own free will?

I don't consider myself as a wonderful artist, and i know that showing this text and collage on wooster will put me right into this kind of people i am talking about, but this is what i believe.

Anyway, this wheatpaste was very interesting to create, and i hope you like it!

ZBS (member N°2)


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(Thanks, Steven)

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February 12, 2007

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Artist: YAR!

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February 11, 2007

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Artist unknown (at least to us)

(Thanks, Marcus)

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February 8, 2007

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Wheat paste by Sten and Lex. Photo by Caludio Martinez Location: Rome, zone "er Pigneto"

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January 29, 2007

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You can see more work of Mr. Pvrt here.

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January 11, 2007

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After absolutely killing it at Wooster on Spring, Elbow-Toe has been active on the street of Brooklyn.


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January 9, 2007

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From zbs: "the idea of this action came to me while seeing this old base empties and my first thought was to make a statue greeko Roman version street art with a brush brushes in the place of a lance. Instead of a praise of the war, it is a praise of the street art.

The step for this statue was the same one as for all my others characters. I carry out a
self-portrait, in the wanted action, in connection with the places, then I work on the photograph, while inserting into the place of my face part of my logo and I it redimentionne into human size (1.77 meters, for the full feet).

Each person corresponds to a style of specific place, the purpose of which is to emphasize them and to merge the collage and the places. The purpose of all this work of "trompe-l'oeil" is to create a interactivity between people and my work .

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January 7, 2007

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More from Dan here.

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January 2, 2007

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"The mire.project, started in November 2005, is a long term approach of street art expression in the streets of Paris and elsewhere on the subject of television test pattern. Initially used to evaluate the quality of cathode ray tube displays, it is not for that reason that the test pattern owes its world-wide popularity. Until the beginning of 80's, the test pattern was broadcast at the end of the programs of most television channels, to fill the cathodic vacuum during the night. At this time, the television was stopping, like us, in order to sleep. Nowadays the test pattern is becoming more rare, channels are broadcasting programs day and night without interruption, never. If you are about 30 years old today in 2006, you should already have seen a television test pattern. this multicoloured image, going with monotonous and hypnotic sound, is without a doubt engraved on your mind. In return, if you are less than 30 years old, this emblematic image had probably not the same impact on you. Nowadays, the «end of tv programs» is past, the test pattern is henceforth extremely rare.

The test pattern is a very strong universal symbol, evoking the world of television and media. It summarizes itself, with a few strips of colors and grey gradations, the whole cathodic era, its consequences on the world and the ascendancy that the television can have over us, our life, our everyday life.

The test pattern is also, in a way, a logo, as famous as Mickey's ears or the yellow «M» of Mc Donalds. But what is the test pattern advertising for? Nothing. It does not have any commercial goal, contrary to most logos. A mass communication, but nothing to sell: a perfect anti-advertising. Isn't it a surprising paradox? Are there other emblematic images so famous but without having nothing to sell? Nobody never tried to do the promotion of the test pattern, but nevertheless everybody knows it. Isn't it amazing?

The test pattern is also not so far from the famous slogan «Big Brother is watching you», extracted from the novel 1984 by George Orwell. It has got in all homes, without being invited. It has often been at the center of the main room, conveyed by a television erected as a totem.

The purpose of the mire.project is not to denounce or to criticize the world of television. The mire.project is neither militant of something, nor anti anything. Its purpose is mainly to send that subliminal image back to the eyes of people, in order to arouse, I hope, some reaction and reflection on what television has become, the powerful impact it has on populations and, more generally, on the phenomenon of screen addiction whatever they are (television, computer, phone, etc). Its purpose is also artistic and aesthetic. I hope!"

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From Armsrock - "bremen is under arctic conditions, and its wet as hell. but im out there defying the weather conditions and this is a couple of things from last sunday"

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December 30, 2006

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Sometimes life comes full circle.

When Swoon created the piece above she incorporated imagery that came from the cameras of marines that had been recently killed in Iraq.

This month, the finished piece returned to where it had begun, in the central Baghdad neighborhood of Karrada.

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Photos taken by Johan Spanner

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December 28, 2006

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More here.


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Hats off to the artist who did the piece above. We love how he (or she) used the rocks from the street so that the image fits perfectly on the wall with the hand landing on the top ledge. Simple but clever.

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December 26, 2006

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One of the things that fascinates us most about street art is that behind every piece of art there is most often an amazing story.

Sometimes those stories are deeper and more personal than you might think. Most often only the artist knows the story and because of this, the piece takes on an even greater significance.

The piece above was placed anonymously earlier this year on one of our favorite spots for street art on Greene Street, not too far from where we live.

While most people walked by not even noticing, here's the story behind the piece:

The drawing was done by Melanie in memory of her friend Ivy Marcella. Ivy Marcella passed away last year at the age of only 19.

Melanie was born and raised in Manhattan but Ivy Marcella was originally from Martha's Vineyard. She came to visit Melanie in the city and the two spent most of their time walking around Soho. They spent a lot of time on Greene Street and Melanie made Ivy Marcella take "cool deep artistic pictures" at the exact spot in the photo above.

What Melanie didn't know at the time was that a year later the spot on Greene Street where artists have put up their work for years, would mean a lot more to her.

After she died, Melanie went back to the place on Greene Street and put a portrait of Ivy Marcella in her honor and in her memory.

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December 25, 2006

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Back in April Stephen Steward sent us a note saying that he had been reading a lot about the photographer Eugene Atget. Atget took thousands of picture (mostly of Paris) in the early 1900s. His work attracted the attention of many famous artists including Picasso and Man Ray.

Stephen wrote us -

"Today I noticed that a lot of his pictures of the empty streets of Paris captured what appear to be wheatpastes on the buildings of Paris, over a hundred years ago. I can't say that all of them are, but many seem to be because of how they have been applied and how they weathered. The photo above is the one that made me write this email, too bad you can't really see them. Theres a line of hap-hazard posters maybe 15 ft off the ground on the wall in the distant alley. The irregular line starts below the tower.

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December 5, 2006

While in town this week, Shepard Fairey and WK have been hitting the streets of New York on a massive bombing campaign. Here are a couple of snaps from last night's hits....

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November 29, 2006

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From Erosie:

"Last week was voting time again in Holland, and yes; like you maybe heard in the news; after some turbulent years in the once so "tolerant" and liberal Holland, again the elections had a strange twist, strange to see the turbulent shift in subjects/issues, and also main characters/heroes of a few years back completely disappeared from the agenda.

There will be a very difficult coalition of very diverse parties, so maybe soon ...there will be elections again.

I made an illustration on this subject ( or the superficial worshiping of heroes in general) and put it up on the billboard that are specially placed for election time...enjoy!

Viva democracy!; )"

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November 27, 2006

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November 22, 2006

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November 8, 2006

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iminentdisaster has launched a new series of wheatpastes put together for the covers of powerboxes on NYC streets. The concept is to play off the polemic problem of the the lack of basic public services for people who can't afford them. iminentdisaster's point is that the powerboxes are a free "hackable" sources of power, juxtaposed against absurd and idealistic 1950's vintage style product ads.

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November 7, 2006

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Artist: rene gagnon

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October 30, 2006

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Posted by marc at 6:44 AM in Wheatpastes |


October 26, 2006

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"Fake ads posted in Chicago that encourage graffiti so the graffiti blasters can remain employed"

UPDATE: A big thanks to everyone who emailed us to say that the images used in the work above are nicked from the amazing photographer loretta lux. You can see the work here. ,


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October 23, 2006

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Artist: Miguel Donvez
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October 3, 2006

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The one above is over 30 feet tall. You can see more of Matt's work here.

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September 22, 2006

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To learn more about this project, check out the "ACP Project" section of Matt's website.

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Posted by marc at 10:15 AM in Wheatpastes |


September 18, 2006

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Posted by marc at 9:38 AM in Wheatpastes |


September 14, 2006

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Artist: Happy

Posted by marc at 8:12 AM in Wheatpastes |


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We're big fans of artists who make their work on the street interactive. One project that we quite like is Hide and Seek.

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September 13, 2006

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Posted by marc at 7:32 AM in Wheatpastes |


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Artist: Humeux.


Posted by marc at 1:17 AM in Wheatpastes |


September 5, 2006

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Posted by marc at 7:57 AM in Wheatpastes |


August 31, 2006

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Artist:'Marty Molay'

Posted by marc at 7:03 AM in Wheatpastes |


August 23, 2006

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(Thanks, Hurben)

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Posted by marc at 2:55 AM in Wheatpastes |


August 22, 2006

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Posted by marc at 6:48 AM in Wheatpastes |


August 21, 2006

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More from Judith here.

Posted by marc at 7:37 AM in Wheatpastes |


August 9, 2006

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Artist: Introspect

Posted by marc at 7:17 AM in Wheatpastes |


August 4, 2006

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Posted by marc at 6:27 AM in Wheatpastes |


July 28, 2006

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Spotted on the Wooster pool in Flickr

Posted by marc at 9:19 AM in Wheatpastes |