Thierry Noir: the first graffiti artist using the Berlin Wall as his canvas

In the 1980s, Noir became the first artist to paint the long, bleak expanse of the Wall, starting a movement that is today one of the most famous things about the structure. His blocky cartoon paintings have become part of the mythology of the Wall, and appear in the Wim Wenders film Wings of Desire.

Thierry Noir at work on the Berlin Wall

A retrospective of work by the graffiti artist Thierry Noir that opens on 4 April at the Howard Griffin Gallery in Shoreditch, east London, transports the visitor back to Berlin in the last days of the Wall.

Part of the Berlin Wall is recreated in his gallery show to try to bring to life that moment in the 80s when cracks were appearing in the edifice of the Soviet Union and its satellite states, and artists, led by Thierry Noir, were comically transforming the ugly symbol of the Cold War that ran through Berlin with a carnival of bright colours and visual gags.

Via: Guardian Culture
Exhibition info: Howard Griffin Gallery

Nychos street art in San Francisco

Nychos spent his short stay in San Francisco devoted to his Tiger Mural made possible with the support of Chris Shaher of WallspaceSF and Upper Playground with Fifty24SF Gallery. Painted in Nychos’ signature style of exposed skeletal bodies, the massive Tiger scales on a building six stories high and will be a welcomed addition to San Francisco’s city scape by adoring fans throughout the city and abroad.” – Upper Playground




Spanish street artist Aryz creates two new masterpieces

Just returned from USA, Aryz created two new masterpieces in Sanlucar de Barrameda in the Andalucía and the character with the hotdog women in Madrid.

The man with the hotdog woman (or hotwoman dog) Madrid, Spain 2013

The man with the hotdog woman (or hotwoman dog) Madrid, Spain 2013

Peacock. Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Andalucía, Spain 2013.

Peacock. Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Andalucía, Spain 2013.

Via: Aryz

Urban and Street Art in Germany

Urban and Street Art in Germany


Sugar Rush Graffiti Wall by MadC and Soten

Sugar Rush’ Graffiti Wall by MadC and Soten.