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March 2015

Public Art Project Using FIle Shares

This is a very clever idea to help facilitate all types of sharing - including your artwork.

Over four years ago, Aram Bartholl installed his first USB drive in a brick wall in New York City. His public art project Dead Drops was designed to create an anonymous, offline file-sharing network in public spaces and see what happened.

 

 

If you’re curious as to what people are sharing on Dead Drops, Bartholl told PSFK that there’s a tremendous variety. While he always encourages artists to share their work, you’ll also find things like personal photo albums. “I really liked this downhill sledding video posted by a couple in Switzerland,” Bartholl recalls. “The personal stories and traces left by Dead Drops users are always the most interesting.”

Bartholl started this project during his residency at the Eyebeam Art and Technology Center in Brooklyn and had no specific expectations for the the project. “I never expected so much attention back then and it was a huge surprise,” he admits. “The project has become popular from time to time in waves, especially after events like the Eric Snowden revelations when the topic of surveillance is top of mind for people.”

 

 

 


Dad Turns His Child's Drawings into Tattoos

Kenny Ong of New Fashion writes about a father who turns his son's drawings into tattoos. And they are beautiful and unique!

 

Child tattoos Child tattoosFor eleven-year-old Kai Anderson from Ontario, he’ll always having a permanent fan of his drawings. That’s because his dad Keith Anderson has been getting them tattooed on him and it probably can’t get more permanent than that. Keith has been selecting one drawing of Kai’s for the past seven years for this unusual purpose and he said: ‘People who are not into tattooing get it and seem to think it’s cute. Others think I have just let my kid draw on me with markers’. We think it’s the perfect dad-son bonding experience to savor for years to come.


Colin Batty Handpainted Vintage Cards

Rachel Oakley in New Art reports on the creepy hand painted vintage cards of artist Colin Batty.

CBatty ballshead-650x937 CBatty ballshead-650x937 CBatty ballshead-650x937From a distance these vintage cabinet card photos look like something you’d fish out of an ordinary estate sale. But look a little closer and you’ll get the shock of your life! Renowned artist Colin Batty has taken up his brush to modify old cards into creepy and cool (and hilarious) images that both scare and excite.

But that’s not the craziest part. The craziest part is that Batty does this work all by hand-you won’t find a single image photoshopped in his 100+ collection of cards in the book Meet the Family.

Colin Batty is an artist from Manchester, England. He’s worked on everything from Tim Burton’s Mars Attacks, to the Oscar-nominated short The Sandman. Original pieces of his work can be found at The Peculiarium (if you haven’t visited, do it!).

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Brooklyn Street Art - March 16, 2015

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BSA Images Of The Week: 03.15.15 : Berlin Edition
Editorz, 2015-03-15 04:02

Berlin is slaughtered with Street Art, graffiti, stickers. It appears in so many areas and neighborhoods that you feel like you are being spoken to by artists everywhere you go, not just advertisers – although there are plenty of illegal advertisements all around as well. This week of course we have been surrounded by Brooklyn […]

Update: Berlin, Icy & Sot “Freedom” Mural Underway
Editorz, 2015-03-11 15:52

Here’s a quick shot of the action at the new enormous mural, the largest stencil ever done by brothers Icy & Sot, now underway in Berlin for our “Persons of Interest” show for Urban Nation project M/7.  After two and a half days, you can begin to get a good glimpse of the future piece. […]

A Mexican Mural “Manifesto”, Blackened Flag Colors, and Censorship
Editorz, 2015-03-04 11:00

Striking and massive murals have been populating walls in Mexico City by international Street Artists in the last five years thanks to the emergence of a global Street Art scene, a rise in mural festivals, and the country’s heritage and tradition of institutional support for murals that further a socio-political mission. There hasn’t been much […]

Axel Void and DalEast In New Delhi for St+ART India 2015
Editorz, 2015-03-02 04:02

Axel Void and DalEast are somehow brethren here in New Delhi at the 2015 edition of St+Art India, if not because of a shared style then because of a shared appreciation for things you cannot see – alchemists with an uncanny ability to reveal. Axel Void begins his mural. (photo © Pranav Mehta) Today […]

 


Brooklyn Street Art Newsletter - March 2015

Here is the latest Brooklyn Street Art newsletter. Catch up on your international street art.

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BSA Images Of The Week: 03.01.15
Editorz, 2015-03-01 04:02

Happy March! With the brutal frigid temperatures we had for the whole month of February it is no small wonder how we can still find fresh new pieces on the streets. Some are weeks old and others are days old — all are executed under bitterly cold conditions. Just ask the artists…if you catch them. […]

AIKO in New Delhi for St+Art India 2015
Editorz, 2015-02-28 14:00

New York Street Artist Aiko is cutting a new stencil in a dusty warehouse space with huge windows, but instead of being in an industrial neighborhood in Brooklyn, this time she’s in New Delhi. The new image of a woman and child and sword is not quite standard fare for the feisty streetwise Aiko, who […]

“Big City Life Rome” Exclusive Shots of All the Walls
Editorz, 2015-02-26 04:02

The first thing you’ll notice is that all the walls are the same size. For “Big City Life Rome” all of the artists were given equally large walls for their murals, which is good because you avoid fights that way. We have seen a few festivals where there are heated discussions about which artists have […]

BSA Images Of The Week: 02.22.15
Editorz, 2015-02-22 04:02

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Ador, Antonie Trouve, Brain Alfred, Clint Mario, Daco, Delphine Carre, Dran, EZK, Hiss, Icy & Sot, M Chat, ME, Meer Sau, Phillip Vignal, and Sweet Toof. Top Image >> A warm embrace during our coldest week of the winter. Icy & Sot for Centrifuge Project. […]

BSA Film Friday 02.20.15
Editorz, 2015-02-20 04:02

Our weekly focus on the moving image and art in the streets. And other oddities. Now screening : 1. Ella And Pitr: “Par Terre” 2. Hama Woods: Rat Pack Party 3. DAS WIENERWALD in an abandoned Viennese Restaurant 4. Tugly: Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional. Ella And Pitr: “Par Terre” This one soars with […]

ROA TOWERS : New Shots from UK, Belgium, Sweden, Mexico, Germany, Italy and the US
Editorz, 2015-02-17 04:02

We’re back with a slew of new ROA pieces as he continues to share the absolute best images with BSA readers while traveling around the globe. The Belgian street artist, who we refer to as an Urban Naturalist, continues his astounding world tour at a pace that few Street Artists can sustain. Right now he […]