Bristol Street Art, England.

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Hookedblog hit Bristol to catch the Beau Staton ‘Tenebras Lux’ exhibition.
In between hanging out at the Crypt of Saint John the Baptist (the exhibition location) and sampling some of the cities ciders and beers (St Austel’s KOREV Cornish Lager was a new one for us), we managed to capture some classic street art pieces as well as a few new additions to the city from The Lost Souls and Mr Penfold on our visit.
Some of the older works still running included a number of pieces from See No Evil 2012 such as the ROA, Nick Walker & Sheone, Conor Harrington and Pixel Pancho works pictured below.
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via Bristol Street Art | Hookedblog — UK Street Art.

Women take to Dubai’s walls.

fa947c5f-a144-43b0-b603-9b486ed36d49-1020x612Graffiti is not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Dubai.
When you stroll among the desert city’s skyscrapers or drive along its ever-changing roads, there is little street art to be seen, aside from the occasional hastily scrawled musing.
But, if you meander down the alleyways of the beachside suburb of Jumeirah, visit the warehouses in the industrial al-Quoz area, Dubai Festival City’s car parks, or the streets of the bustling Karama neighbourhood, you’re likely to come across a scattering of dynamic walls of work.
There are Matisse-esque two-headed green women, playful bows with antlers, and expanses of elegant Arabic calligraphy painstakingly painted over splashes of colour.
More surprising than the pieces themselves is that female artists created many of them.
Less surprising is that the street art is not a free-for-all but must be confined to approved public spaces.
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Tarsila Schubert: ‘Street art on a non-approved wall is removed after a few days.’ Photograph: Tariq Zaidi
“It’s really difficult to get a permanent wall in Dubai and any street art on a non-approved wall is removed after a few days,” says Tarsila Schubert, a 27-year-old Brazilian street artist.
“There are a few walls with permanent works on them, though.”
Dubai-born street artist Fathima, 31 – who has also painted in the UK and Canada – agrees, but adds that she finds the emirate’s scene “weird”.
Read and See more via Female street artists take to Dubai’s walls | World news | The Guardian.

Art on a Billboard Everywhere, London.

myparentsFor once, Londoners may be grateful that their bus is stuck in a snarl up. Art Everywhere — a nationwide project that sees 30,000 art posters pasted up in public sites means that when the 345 is next tardy, you can muse over William Blake’s The Circle of the Lustful or Rose Wylie’s Early Memory Series No.2: Doodle Bug, rather than the latest ad for budget holidays.
Art Everywhere was launched by artists Grayson Perry and Antony Gormley at Waterloo station.
A public vote courtesy of 38,000 art acolytes whittled down the selection to 25 pieces.
The most popular was David Hockney’s 1977 painting My Parents (above). Others in the series include Pottery by Acton-born Patrick Caulfield, Dame Laura Knight’s wartime picture Ruby Loftus screwing a Breechring, and Existers by east London’s Gilbert & George.
(c) Rose Wylie; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation
More Images via Art: Coming To A Billboard Near You | Londonist.

The Streets of Cincinnati.

1390224_744576962257964_796589654_nNewcomers to the city should also keep a lookout for some of the impressive mural work that graces its walls.
Not that they’ll have to look all that hard:
Thanks to public arts organization ArtWorks, the streets of Cincinnati are covered in all kinds of painterly designs.
Below is one of the most eye-catching examples.
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via Go to Cincinnati for FotoFocus, Stay for the Street Art | In the Air: Art News & Gossip | ARTINFO.com.

“Big Trash Animals” highlight the need to recycle.

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This is Artur Bordalo’s (aka Bordalo II) series of artwork that aims to draw attention to the problems of waste production, materials that are not reused, pollution and its effect on the planet.
These are problems that are likely to be forgotten, become trivial or become necessary evils.
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The idea is to depict nature itself, in this case – animals out of materials that are responsible for its destruction.
These works were built with end-of-life materials: the majority found in wastelands, abandoned factories or just randomly.
Some were obtained from companies that are going through a recycling process.
Damaged bumpers, burnt garbage cans, tires and appliances are just some of the objects that can be identified when you go into detail.
They are camouflaging the result of our habits with a little ecological and social awareness.
See more Images via Big Trash Animals: Artist Turns Junk Into Animals To Remind Us About Pollution | Bored Panda.

Iconic Street Art by Mastrion, New York City.

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New York native Danielle Mastrion has been painting murals of legendary figures—such as Nelson Mandela and Notorious B.I.G.—and locals all across the city. In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Beastie Boy’s landmark album Paul’s Boutique, Mastrion adorned the outside wall of Wolfnights Gourmet (the original site of the album’s cover photo) with caricatures of band members Michael “Mike D” Diamond, Adam “MCA” Yauch, and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz.
Click through our gallery to view other large-scale creations by Mastrion, located all over New York City.
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via Danielle Mastrion’s Iconic Street Art – The Daily Beast.