C215′s latest work – “A lovely simple Cat”

Interviews
C215 street art paris stencil wall 13 arrondissement le parcours de street art galerie itinerrance

Art for art’s sake? Yes, but not only. Sometimes art makes everything look so much more beautiful and it needs help to be shared. French world famous street artist C215, who just finished an amazing 25m high wall in Boulevard Vincent Auriol (Paris 75013), managed to find a perfect balance between painting for himself and [...]

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Paris street art “ambassador” Thom Thom exhibits at Galerie Mathgoth

Exhibitions
street art paris exhibition thom thom galerie mathgoth - street art expo paris

French urban artist,  Thom Thom, has been taking Parisian billboards and transforming them into art since 2000. He is inspired by the French artist Jacque Villeglé, well known for his technique of décollage, the opposite of collage, whereby parts are ripped away from posters. Also by the Lettrists, an experimental movement established in Paris in the ’40’s,  and the Situationists,  [...]

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OEPS HAMA bead graffiti art around Paris

New Street Art
OEPS Crew - street art Paris - Hama bead Copenhagen graffiti hits Oberkampf Denfert-Rochereau Butte-aux-Cailles (3)301px

Straight outta Copenhagen, OEPS crew, were in Paris at the weekend, placing its unique “HAMA bead” street art around Oberkampf, Denfert-Rochereau and the Butte-aux-Cailles, with assistance from Underground Paris.

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OX forced out of Paris for blue sky billboard hijacking

New Street Art
OX street artist - Paris street art - adbusting - billboard takeover - Underground Paris. Photo: Demian Smith (1)

French artist, OX’s, latest ad takeover at Villeneuve-Saint-Georges, in the southeastern suburbs of Paris, is a site – and weather – specific artwork that was planned for this out-of-town location due to OX’s fondness for displaying his artworks backed by barren suburban landscapes, as well as  the changing nature of the Parisian billboard space, which makes [...]

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Interview with Surf as Tsunami hits Le Friche gallery, rue Denoyez

Exhibitions
Jorge Pomar-Surf-Buenos-Aires street art Frichez nous la paix galerie graffiti paris rue denoyez belleville

Jorge Pomar aka AMOR aka SURF has dropped in from Buenos Aires, one of the five top graffiti cities in the world currently, to show at Frichez nous la paix gallery on rue Denoyez. We managed to pinch an short interview. First the description of the show. The video mentioned is at the end of the post. The [...]

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Video interview with pixação street artist L7M

Interviews
L7M Brazilian street artist - pixacao graffiti Sao Paolo - Underground Paris

São Paulo street artist, L7M, started painting, pixação, the unique form of Brazilian calligraphic graffiti, eight years ago, and, like many others who are involved in this anti-social practice, mainly from Brazil’s under class, was persecuted for it. The film, directed by Underground Paris Contributing Editor, Fernanda Hinke, bears witness to L7M creating artwork inside an abandoned factory, and is [...]

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Paris Face Cachée, radical leftwing tourism?

Events
Paris Face Cachee - Clet Abraham - street art - Paris Underground

Paris Face Cachée is a 72 hour series of unique guided tours taking place next weekend, which is aimed to promote “interactive not contemplative tourism”, of the kind exposed in the bestselling book, Métronome, by Lorànt Deutsch. There is a debate surrounding how Deutsch’s book attempts at rewriting the Paris narrative, which certain critics are calling “fabrications”. We wonder [...]

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Le M.U.R. laced with paper cut by Rubbish

Exhibitions
Le M.U.R. - Rubbish Cube - Paris street art

Rubbish Cube’s delicate hand cut paper lace artworks, each requiring many hours to produce, are recognisable on walls around Paris, especially Rue Amelot in the 11th arrondissement. The lightness and fragility of his street art, requiring an impressive technical mastery, now have a two week legal outdoors showing, courtesy of the impresarios at Le M.U.R.. [...]

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JonOne tags up Eric Cantona’s Rolls-Royce for Artcurial

Exhibitions
JonOne paints Eric Cantona Rolls-Royce for Artcurial urban art auction in Paris

JonOne, the New York train graffiti artist who, many, many moons ago, settled in Paris, has painted a Roll’s Royce donated by Eric Cantona as a publicity stunt for the ArtCurial urban art auction taking place this afternoon. A little bit of vomit appears in this writers mouth, too, but before swallowing, make note that the [...]

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Da Cruz makes Le M.U.R. a cure for Paris’ damp and grey skies

Exhibitions
Da Cruz - Le M.U.R. - Paris street art and graffiti (6)

Paris graffiti artist, Da Cruz’s artwork can be spotted mainly in the district of La Villette, between Crimee and Ourcq in Paris’ 19th arrondissement, but since yesterday, he is now also highly visible in the 11th arrondissement, having been invited by the l’Association Le M.U.R. to ‘do the honour’. Quickly, for those unfamiliar with Le [...]

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