Banksy mural appears on Folkestone park wall

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A mural by the street artist Banksy, of a woman staring at an empty plinth, has been painted on a wall in Folkestone, Kent.

The image, called “Art Buff” was discovered on Sunday evening in Payers Park during the town’s two-month long Triennial Festival.

The artist confirmed it was his work by posting it on his website.

His spokeswoman said “Art Buff” was a play on words because the piece of art on the plinth at had been “buffed” out.

She said: “It is up there for everyone to enjoy.”

Source BBC.

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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

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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

‘The River of Peace’ protest – symbolic football cemetery

On the beach of Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro has staged a silent protest organized by the group “The River of Peace” with this activity highly symbolic that wants to bring to light the excessive government spending for the Confederations Cup and the World Cup football of 2014 and its total apparent abandonment of serious social problems.

A huge banner displayed on the beach read: “We need schools, hospitals and public safety high quality as that of the stages of the FIFA World Cup.”

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