The Islamic State has posted a video online showing a group of militants destroying ancient statues and other artifacts, saying they are symbols of idolatry. Some of the objects date from the seventh century BC. Specialists say the damage is incalculable.
Artist Blake Little covers individuals of varying ages, backgrounds, and body types in gallons of honey while being photographed, exploring the idea of ‘Preservation’ with stunning results. On the images it looks like his subjects were preserved in amber so he also chose the title ‘Preservation’ for his book that comes out in a few days.
The world’s most mysterious UK street artist released a 2-minute documentary online Wednesday that details the horrors of Gaza—allegedly shot by the man himself. “Gaza is often described as ‘the world’s largest open air prison’ because no-one is allowed to enter or leave. But that seems a bit unfair to prisons – they don’t have their electricity and drinking water cut off randomly almost everyday,” Banksy wrote.
As the people of the United Arab Emirates were gearing up to celebrate their 43rd year as a country, the Ironlak Family set off towards the Middle East from their respective corners of the globe. In Dubai the Lak Fam joined over 100 artists from around the world in an ambitious attempt to set a new world record for the “World’s Longest Graffiti Scroll”.
Alec Monopoly gained notoriety with his satirical graffiti murals depicting the Monopoly Man, in a series of artistic interpretations that acted as social commentary on Wall Street. In this video, he explains what prompted his move from New York to Los Angeles, noting that he was getting into trouble for expressing his artistic hubris as New York’s congestion means large blank spaces are usually reserved for advertisements. As street art is fleeting in the respect that buildings are torn down, murals painted over, etc. the artist notes this as being the main reason why he is committing his artwork to canvas — to assure that he is able to leave a piece of his work to history.
“In 2014 MEKS, REALS & TUES jumped across the country for a quick spraycation and an in-store BBQ/ live paint event at The Butcher Shop in Perth. Much respect to the locals for holding us down: KENO, MANE, HOSAE, AYRES, SERVE, PURES & all the peeps who came and hung out at the shop. Special shout out to The Butcher Shop for making it all happen.” – Ironlak
This amazing video follows Sofles painting Paris with Gomer over 2 summers, with appearances from Dashe and Babs. Filmed and edited by Selina Miles.
Smug One’s street art is realistic yet highly stylised. His work is nothing short of beautiful, and his pieces can be spotted all over the world!