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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Pretty cool.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not street art, but its art and its outside - and its cool, so i'm including it Smile





















http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2113843/The-amazing-beach-artist-Andres-Amador-starts-day-new-canvas.html
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote






Kids help destroy huge cardboard art installation
Sara Malm
29 July 2012

It is not often you get to destroy what you build, but children gathered in Glasgow to topple a 65ft cardboard tower which they had finished just hours earlier. The People’s Tower was constructed by French artist Olivier Grossetete with help from schools and community groups across the city.

The installation was part of the annual Merchant City Festival with people from the local area helping to build the boxes before they were piled on top of each other to create the impressive tower. In total they made 1,150 boxes using cardboard and packing tape with the construction reaching 65ft into the air. But the fun was not over when the tower was completed as a group of adults helped to push it over before children moved in to crush the boxes ready for recycling.

The artist, Mr Grossetete, is known for creating replica buildings out of cardboard, often to scale. He tries to get people involved in his artwork and often asks passers-by to join in with the building work before then tearing them down afterwards.

The Merchant City Festival takes place in Glasgow's cultural quarter every year and this year has focused on the Olympics for many of the performances. This year it was expected to be the biggest yet with 300 events and performances across 75 venues.

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Mr Grossetete? haha
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



I wish I knew what the guy was playing...
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Phallic-shaped bush in Windsor park work of vandals
Oct 17, 2013
cbc.ca

City staff says vandals are responsible for trimming a shrub to look like a phallic symbol on the waterfront. Workers on Wednesday moved quickly to fix the three-metre tall shrub. A photo of the shrub was first posted on an online blog sometime Wednesday. The city made changes after CBC News brought it to the city's attention.

Cathy Masterson, the manager of cultural affairs, said the city was unaware of the situation until CBC News emailed her a photo. "Unfortunately, it appears that someone chose to come and vandalize some of the shrubs and turn them into new shapes," she said. "This would definitely have fallen outside of our mandate. It's always surprising when something that unusual happens." Mayor Eddie Francis was not happy when CBC News informed him of the prank.

Staff trimmed the bush into what Masterson called a "more traditional shrub shape." Workers cut the shrub back to its trunk in some parts.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HBO Documentaries - Banksy Does New York

On Oct. 1, 2013, the elusive British street artist known as Banksy launched a self-proclaimed month-long residency in New York City, posting one unique exhibit a day in an unannounced location, sparking a 31-day scavenger hunt both online and on the streets for Banksy’s work.

Capturing this month of madness, BANKSY DOES NEW YORK incorporates user-generated content, from YouTube videos to Instagram photos, from New Yorkers and Banksy hunters alike, whose responses became part of the work itself, for an exhilarating, detailed account of the uproar created by the mysterious artist.

With installations spanning all five boroughs of New York City, and including a mix of stencil graffiti, sculpture, video and performance art, Banksy touched on such wide-ranging subjects as fast-food wages, animal cruelty in the meat industry, civilian casualties in Iraq and the hypocrisy of the modern art world. Daily News reporter Beth Stebner, who covered Banksy’s residency, was struck by the wide array of people drawn to his work, noting, “You had art students, you had plumbers, you had gallery owners. It just brought New Yorkers out.”

A pair of Banksy hunters and dog walkers using the handle @twowaytraffic chronicled their month-long search on camera, while Stephan Kezler, owner of a Southampton gallery that buys and sells the street artist’s unauthorized, illegal, public work, sought out new — and valuable — pieces.

From Queens and Staten Island to Bushwick and the Lower East Side, each new piece was revealed daily on the artist’s @BANKSYNY Instagram account and website, but the exact locations of the pieces remained secret. “He made a treasure hunt where you needed to go and find something in a part of the city you’ve never been in before,” notes Steve P. Harrington, founder of the Brooklyn Street Art Museum.

Using Twitter hashtags and posts to Facebook, Instagram and Vine, art lovers and fans searched the streets for a new and often fleeting glimpse at Banksy’s work. Banksy hunter Rebecca Encalad recalls, “We would post something and then hashtag it #TheBanksyPhenomenon. It trained us on how to find things on social media.”

Adding to the thrill of the chase for Banksy fans was the uncertainty of whether a work would be altered or removed before they arrived to see it.Local graffiti artists took to tagging over the pieces, while some property owners removed or obscured the works in hopes of cashing in on the Banksy craze. Eventually, the artist in residence drew the attention of Mayor Bloomberg, who stated that Banksy was defacing public and private property. Though the NYPD denied they were hunting the artist, as the press claimed, one day of the residency was canceled due to police intervention.

On Oct. 31, the final day of Banksy’s residency, balloon letters spelling “Banksy” were displayed near 5 Pointz, the soon-to-be demolished graffiti landmark in Queens. As a crowd formed below the work, a group of men attempted to remove it, prompting an outcry captured by videos posted to Facebook and YouTube.

“It’s like the Internet’s almost the graffiti wall,” said one New Yorker, while another believed the residency could only be seen in person, arguing, “You can’t re-blog this. You have to experience it.” As the audio guide on Banksy’s website observed, “The outside is where art should live, amongst us, where it can act as a public service, promote debate, voice concerns and forge identities. Don’t we want to live in a world made of art, not just decorated by it?”

BANKSY DOES NEW YORK was directed by Chris Moukarbel; produced by Jack Turner; produced in association with Matador Content. For HBO: senior producer, Sara Bernstein; executive producer, Sheila Nevins.

http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/banksy-does-new-york#/

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

faceless wrote:
I wish I knew what the guy was playing...


That's an old tune called "O Susanna".
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's been so long ago I've no idea what I was talking about... haha

good to see you again Major
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey major, hows it going? Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh, yeah. I noticed after posting that your question (?) was pretty old and you were long past the point of caring.

Thanks for the welcome back.

I'll save the rest for PM's or another thread to avoid doing a hijack.
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