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Awash in Color, Alice Pasquini’s Murals Exude Hope and Affection

June 22, 2022

Grace Ebert

[…] pieces of affectionate couples, children, and figures with extraordinarily kind and welcoming faces, expressions that contrast the largely subversive and politically charged messages synonymous with street art. “I speak about human emotion and the relationships between people,” she tells Colossal. “That is what influences me more. Walls around the world […]

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Copper Wire Weaves and Spirals into Organic Sculptural Forms by the Late Artist Bronwyn Oliver

May 11, 2022

Grace Ebert

[…] the National Gallery of Victoria, and her public pieces can be seen at Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden, the University of New South Wales, and Queen Street Mall in Brisbane. (via Women’s Art)   “Fringe” (2006), copper, 107 x 107 x 10 centimeters “Sakura” (2006), copper, 48 x 48 x 20 […]

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In ‘King Pleasure,’ Family Stories and Personal Artifacts Illuminate Basquiat’s Life and Work

April 11, 2022

Grace Ebert

[…] places where Basquiat spent much of his time and developed his distinct aesthetic, including his childhood dining room in Boerum Hill, his 57 Great Jones Street studio, and the Michael Todd VIP Room of the Palladium, a beloved night club that commissioned two monumental works.   Comprised almost entirely of […]

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A Miniature Arcade, Art Museum, and Dock by AnonyMouse Squeeze into Malmö’s Streets

April 11, 2022

Grace Ebert

All images © AnonyMouse, shared with permission The traveling collective known as AnonyMouse squeaked through Malmö’s bustling streets the last few weeks installing the latest additions to its tiniest cultural scene. After working in cities across Europe, the unidentified group visited the Swedish coast to wedge a miniature art museum, […]

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Absurd and Unlucky Scenarios Unfold in Levalet’s Site-Specific Street Art

March 14, 2022

Grace Ebert

[…] hapless, which he translates into clever site-specific works in craft paper and India ink. Often built off of public architecture like windows and sidewalks, his streetside wheatpastes either typify a bad day or find humor in the odd and absurd: new works feature an angry pack of dogs, a construction […]

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Vibrant Tiled Mosaics by Ememem Repair Gouged Pavement and Fractured Sidewalks

February 23, 2022

Grace Ebert

All images © Ememem, shared with permission Lyon native Ememem, aka “the pavement surgeon,” examines the streets of European cities and checks for splintered pavement and sidewalks fractured in pieces. Using tiles and stones, he patches the gouged wounds with vibrant mosaics, which nestle into uniquely shaped outlines in walkways […]

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