French street artist LUDO made a quick, sweeping tour across the U.S. this month with stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York. His signature wheatpastes are hard to miss, often hybridizing insects and plants with mechanical objects such as tanks and airplanes. The above works photographed by Brock Brake are from here in Chicago, but head over to Arrested Motion for a broader overview of the artist and his work in other cities. Thanks to Brock and Pawn Works (previously) for hosting the artist.
German street artist EVOL has constructed this urban “X” in a field outside of Hamburg as part of the upcoming MS Dockville music and art festival. The structure took eight days to dig and construct and you can see an annotated photo series showing the process here. How unbelievably fun is this? Although I’m sure eight days is enough work, I can’t help but imagine what it would be like to scale this even larger into an entire network of entrenched skyscrapers. (via unurth)
Estonian street artists Multistab created this awesome chainlink triptych utilizing nothing but colored cups. The method itself is certainly nothing new, but the more complex use of color adds a lot of dimension and makes these really fun to look at. (via vandalog)
A few months ago I wrote about Candy Chang‘s Before I Die project in New Orleans that engaged passersby to complete the prompt “Before I die I want to…” on the side of abandoned buildings using provided chalk. As an extension of the project she’s created a limited edition set of painted chalkboards with a similar prompt. Via her web site:
Each Before I Die painting is 48″x12″ on birchwood ply and individually handmade with care. The wood is sanded, primed, and coated with a layer of black chalkboard paint, and the back is stained with a natural finish and handstamped and signed by yours truly. Also includes three brass plated D-Ring hangers attached to the back, a 4″ hardwood chalk holder, and a colorful stick of chalk.
‘Box’ is a 2006 installation by Argentinian artist Pablo Curutchet that was installed in the city of Cordoba. The enormous man who appears to be emerging from a river Godzilla-style, was constructed of 882 pounds (400 kg) of cardboard boxes with a team of roughly a dozen people. (via designboom)>
Based on some of the comments I saw on Twitter and Facebook it seems a few were a bit upset by this morning’s post about Dtagno’s train graffiti device. To swing the vandalism/art pendulum back in the other direction check out D*Face’s Ridiculous Pool Paint Attack where a couple of skateboarders use remote controlled spraypaint cans mounted to the base of their decks to create an enormous spirograph in an empty swimming pool. (via neatorama)
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