Category Archives: street art

YOU’VE GOTTA WATCH THIS | EVERYBODY STREET – A FILM BY CHERYL DUNN

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In her documentary, Everybody Street, New York filmmaker and photographer, Cheryl Dunn explores the lives and work of her idols, the legendary photographers who’ve captured the spirit of New York City in their iconic photographs. The funding for the doc was crowd-sourced through Kickstarter which has become quite a remarkable way of getting amazing projects like this done.

Here’s how the filmmaker describes the documentary: “The documentary pays tribute to the spirit of street photography through a cinematic exploration of New York City, and captures the visceral rush, singular perseverance and at times immediate danger customary to these artists”.

The stellar cast of this incredible documentary are the photographic legends Bruce Davidson, Elliott Erwitt, Jill Freedman, Bruce Gilden, Joel Meyerowitz, Rebecca Lepkoff, Mary Ellen Mark, Jeff Mermelstein, Clayton Patterson, Ricky Powell, Jamel Shabazz, Martha Cooper, Jeff Mermelstein, Boogie, Max Kozloff and Luc Sante.

Check out these amazing images and the trailer of a documentary that’s a must see. For more info visit http://everybodystreet.com/

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Art in the Streets | The work of ETAM CRU

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Individually, Polish street artists Bezt and Sainer produce quirky and visually arresting pieces of art, but their collaborative work as the street crew, ETAM CRU is absolutely unbelievable. The duo have been prolific in creating magnificent large-scale works all across Europe. Check out Bezt and Sainer’s work on their website: etamcru.com and have a look at the videos of the two at work.

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KEEPING THE FAITH | THE ART OF SOCIAL COMMENTARY

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The work of the incredibly talented and world renowned, South African street artist, Faith 47 is laced with social and political commentary. I remember seeing parts of her fantastic Freedom Charter Series as it started popping up in parts of Cape Town in 2010.

Juxtaposing the current economic and political landscape with sections of the text of the Freedom Charter, this powerful series highlights the shortcomings of South Africa’s leadership and its failings in achieving all the ambitions of the noble document, penned in 1955 that outlined the core principles for a free and democratic South Africa. It may seem like an expression of the helplessness, but I think The Freedom Charter Series holds up a mirror and demands greater accountability from our leaders.

Bryan Little of Fly on the Wall productions in Woodstock, filmed a three part documentary of the series as part of a larger project by Laura Gamse called The Creators.

Visit www.faith47.com to see more of Faith 47’s outstanding work.

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A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE WITH STREET ARTIST, JR

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The imaginative street art of JR never ceases to amaze me. In his latest work from the UNFRAMED series, JR returns to his native France to the city of La Belle de Mai in Marseille. Members of the community gave the artist photographs from their family photo albums. Those photographs got the JR treatment and appeared all over the city in breathtaking scale. The work as JR says on his website aims to “create a monumental artwork on the walls of the neighborhood and transform these personal memories into part of the collective history of La Belle de Mai.”

Have a look at some of the amazing pictures form the project and visit www.jr-art.net

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STREET ARTIST ROA BRINGS WILDLIFE TO JOZI

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Belgian street artist, ROA, renowned for his larger than life, black and white, sometimes disturbing depictions of animals has struck again. This time the city of Joburg, South Africa gets the ROA treatment as part of an adidas sponsored campaign called I Art Joburg. The fantastic piece features a giant hippo, giraffe, wilderbees, rhino and elephant lounging on the side of a building. Have a look at the amazing images and check out the rest of the project at i-art-joburg.com

All images by Martha Cooper for i-art-joburg.com For more work by ROA visit streetartnews.net

A CITY WITHIN A CITY – THE AMAZING STREET ART OF EVOL

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German street artist, EVOL creates evocative and engaging art with stencils. Concrete blocks, walls, warehouses and powerboxes are transformed into incredible buildings. The detail of his work and environment these buildings are placed in create very powerful imagery. You can check out more of his work at http://www.evoltaste.com/

All images from http://www.enpundit.com and http://www.thisiscolossal.com

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