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All creatures great and even greater from Dutch sculptor Hofman

Rotterdam - Florentijn Hofman, the Dutch sculptor famed for his much larger than life creature creations has been busily working his animal magic again.

Review: WHITEWASH — A tribute to 5 Pointz Special

New York - "WHITEWASH" is a gallery show at Jeffery Leder Gallery. It is a tribute to 5 Pointz Aerosol Art Center and a response to its destruction. The show is curated by Marie Cecile-Flageul.

Banksy's latest work 'Mobile Lovers' depicts social situations

Bristol - The famous and iconic British street artist, Banksy, has been at it again, this time with a new mural depicting a couple embracing, while all the while gazing fixedly at their cellphone screens.

Geotagged locations of street art available through website Special

New York - The website employs geotagging, which uses the metadata of images to provide the latitude and longitude of the street art. Users can navigate city streets in a kind of street art scavenger hunt, discovering public art that might be otherwise overlooked.

Aiden Glynn creates street art inspired by video games

Toronto-based street artist, character designer and animator, Aiden Glynn has literally taken to the streets and implemented elements of popular video games into everyday objects. These creations draw inspiration from games like Donkey Kong and Pokemon.

Upside down house: A Polish village’s topsy-turvy tourist draw

A house constructed entirely upside down is now a tourist attraction for the tiny village of Szymbark in northern Poland. As well as presenting topsy turvy from the exterior, the house’s internal contradictions proved problematic during construction.

London: Giant rubber duck on the river Thames

London - As part of a publicity stunt yesterday, gaming website Jackpotjoy launched a 50 foot rubber duck on the river Thames in London causing many residents to do a double-take.

Giant slugs march on Angers Cathedral in France's Loire Valley

Angers - Dutch sculptor Florentijn Hofman does not do things by halves, so there was a sense of anticipation when it was revealed that Hofman would be constructing a sculpture in the city of Angers located in Pays de la Loire region in western France.

Review: Street art flourishing across Saskatoon Special

Saskatoon - The Canadian city of Saskatoon is quaint, friendly and also boasts some impressive sculptures and street art downtown. Here are some of the most impressive pieces I came across during a recent visit.

The Cult's Ian Astbury chooses his weapons Special

Ian Astbury has fronted The Cult, one of rock and roll’s biggest bands, for close to three decades. But he’s not your typical headbanger. The Cult’s latest album offers a myriad of cultural references while unapologetically rocking out.

'Walking Gallery' — An artistic breath of fresh air in Spain

Spanish artists can now regularly be seen walking on the streets and beaches displaying their art. Why wait in a gallery for people to come and see your work, when you can take it to the people? No more walls!

Artist Keith Haring rocks Brooklyn

New York - "Keith Haring: 1978-1982" runs at the Brooklyn Museum through July 6th. It is the first large-scale exhibition of the artist's early work.

Hotel chain invites its guests to be art thieves

A small hotel chain in Australia is inviting people to steal art from the walls of its hotels today. And they won’t be prosecuted.

Has famous street artist Banksy struck again?

The landlords of the pub Princess of Wales in London's Primrose Hill are hoping Banksy is behind the graffiti they found on their beer garden wall.

Op-Ed: Why Are Graffiti Reports on the Rise Across the U.S?

Why are some cities across the U.S. reporting as much as double the complaints about defaced property? Is there more graffiti or is it all one very colorful eye-sore illusion? Read on and cast your vote, but in primary colors only please.

This is Street Art, Intended or Otherwise

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" they say. That could easily be reworked to read “Art is in the eye of the beholder.” Street art is often thought to be something that was consciously created. I’m not so sure.

Toronto Street Art Means Spring Is Back

Walking down the streets in Toronto can be an adventure in art. A person doesn't have to shell out any money to be serenaded or see a new painting.
 

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Walking Art - Madrid  Spain
Walking Art - Madrid, Spain
Walking Gallery
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Street art  Ibiza 2012
Street art, Ibiza 2012
Francisco de Pajaro
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Street art by Francisco de Pajaro
Street art by Francisco de Pajaro
Francisco de Pajaro
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Walking Art - Bilbao  Spain
Walking Art - Bilbao, Spain
Walking Gallery
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Slow Slugs climbing the steps towards Angers Cathedral with river Maine in background
Slow Slugs climbing the steps towards Angers Cathedral with river Maine in background
By permission of Florentijn Hofman
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Steelman (2011) sculpture by Florentijn Hofman in Amsterdam  Holland
Steelman (2011) sculpture by Florentijn Hofman in Amsterdam, Holland
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Florentijn Hofman’s Rubber Duck at the German wartime U-boat pens in Saint Nazaire on the Loire es...
Florentijn Hofman’s Rubber Duck at the German wartime U-boat pens in Saint Nazaire on the Loire estuary in western France (By permission of Florentijn Hofman)
Courtesy of Florentijn Hofman
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Street Art Live
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In the body of the beast - the cathedral-like interior of one of the Slow Slugs at Angers  Loire Val...
In the body of the beast - the cathedral-like interior of one of the Slow Slugs at Angers, Loire Valley, France
By Permission of Florentijn Hofman
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Walking Art - Bilbao  Spain
Walking Art - Bilbao, Spain
Walking Gallery
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An optical illusion on a Stockholm street
An optical illusion on a Stockholm street
YouTube screenshot
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Florentijn Hofman s Fat Monkey (São Paulo  2010)
Florentijn Hofman's Fat Monkey (São Paulo, 2010)
By permission of Florentijn Hofman
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Walking Art - Barcelona  Spain
Walking Art - Barcelona, Spain
Walking Gallery
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Upside down house at Szymbark  Poland with the  roof  entrance on the  ground .
Upside down house at Szymbark, Poland with the 'roof' entrance on the 'ground'.
Wikimedia Commons - Tomasz Sienicki
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Walking Art - Barcelona  Spain
Walking Art - Barcelona, Spain
Walking Gallery
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Walking Art - Bilbao  Spain
Walking Art - Bilbao, Spain
Walking Gallery
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Street artwork
Francisco de Pajaro
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Walking Art - Barcelona  Spain
Walking Art - Barcelona, Spain
Walking Gallery
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Walking Art - Bilbao  Spain
Walking Art - Bilbao, Spain
Walking Gallery
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Slow Slugs advance on Cathédrale Saint-Maurice in Angers  Maine-et-Loire  France
Slow Slugs advance on Cathédrale Saint-Maurice in Angers, Maine-et-Loire, France
By permission of Florentijn Hofman
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