Portraits Painted on Rugs Combine Urban and Ancient

Faces of Tradition Rug Portraits

Mateo is a Montreal-based french artist who turns traditional oriental area rugs into contemporary art by spray-painting women’s portraits upon them in his series titled Faces of Tradition. Read more

Banksy’s London Underground Coronavirus Art Removed by Officials

bansky london underground coronavirus art

Just yesterday elusive artist Banksy uploaded a video of himself (shown later in this post), dressed as a member of the London Underground’s cleanup crew, spraying graffiti on the interior of the public transportation where wearing face masks has been a requirement since June 15.  The street artist decorated the interior of the carriage with a message meant to encourage people to wear face masks to prevent the spread and contraction of Covid-19. Sadly, London officials have already removed the artwork citing that it was in violation of TfL’s “strict anti-graffiti policy.” Read more

Promoting Mask-Wearing With Art by 18 Talented Artists

promoting mask wearing with art

Although there shouldn’t be any, there’s been a lot of controversy over the wearing of masks as PPE (personal protection equipment) to help protect people from contracting or spreading Covid-19. Despite the recommendations of just about every accredited scientist and medical professional, contentious examples of people who indignantly refuse to wear one are recorded on mobile phones and uploaded to twitter and instagram daily. Maybe some of these stunning examples of activist art promoting the wearing of a mask will help convince the uninformed. Read more

25 of The Best Coronavirus-Inspired Murals From All Over The World

coronavirus inspired murals

The Coronavirus Pandemic and the resulting “Stay at Home” orders are not without their upside. The bear population in Yosemite has quadrupled, noise pollution is down, the air in Los Angeles, Paris and Tokyo is cleaner than ever and even the waters, now undisturbed, are clearer. In addition to those temporary benefits, the Covid-19 virus has inspired street artists all over the world to paint. Read more

Wedgie: Hand-painted Door Stops Inspired By Pop Culture Icons

Wedgie Door Stops

Wedgies are hand-painted wooden door stops inspired by the likenesses of well-known musicians, artists and other pop culture icons. Making them even more attractive is the fact that the door stops are made and hand-painted by men and women in Sri Lanka’s rural areas as part of an ethical incentive plan. Read more

Cityscape Show IX Opens at George Billis Gallery. And Here Are 28 Pieces From It.

Citiscape Show IX George Billis

Today is the opening reception for the ninth Cityscape Show at George Billis Gallery in Los Angeles, an annual favorite of mine (see ourpost on last year’s here). The group show features depictions of Northern and Southern California’s natural and man-made surroundings, capturing everything from the state’s urban elements and lifestyle to its vast geography ranging from mountains to deserts. Read more

Murals in New York Raise Awareness of Child Slavery

New York murals raise awareness of child slavery

The International Labour Organization’s (ILO), the oldest United Nations agency, teamed up with SAM (Street Art for Mankind) to pepper New York with spectacular social justice murals made by prominent street artists Clandestinos, Faith 47, Btoy, Jo di Bona, Loic Ercolessi, KinMX, Jorge Gerada, Mr Cenz and Victor Ash. Read more

Every Supreme Skate Deck Ever Made Could Be Yours.

Auction house Sotheby’s is presently offering the only privately owned collection of every single Supreme skate deck that has ever been made. With 2 weeks left to bid, the online-only sale, with a reserve of $500,000, is billed as “20 Years of Supreme.”  Read more