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Banksy Just Opened a Pop-Up Homewares Store Called Gross Domestic Product

Legendary street artist and provocateur extraordinaire, Banksy, is back with his latest offering, a pop-up homewares store in Croydon called Gross Domestic Product (where art irritates life). GDP is the homewares brand from Banksy and the pop-up will be the first and only store. The Cryodon showroom is for display purposes only and the doors will remain locked with all sales to be conducted online whenever the store opens. As per Banksy: “This shop has come about as a result of legal action. A greeting cards company are trying to…

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Guy Fakes Walking on the Moon in Protest of Giant Potholes on the Road

Indian artist Baadal Nanjundaswamy found a creative way to protest the outrageous potholes in his city (Bengaluru, India). In an effort to bring attention to the terrible road conditions, he created a parody video where he pretended to be an astronaut walking on the moon—that is until a car passes by and the camera pans to show the road. Check out the viral vid embedded below. Not only was the video successful in creating awareness about the problem but it led to direct and actionable results. As the city was…

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Surreal Street Artworks That Looks Like the Walls Were Chiselled Out

Rodrigo Miguel Sepúlveda Nunes (aka Vile) is an amazing artist from Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal who has been generating buzz for his ‘Trompe-l’Å“il‘ 3D artworks and graffiti murals. In an ongoing series, Vile creates the illusion of chiselled out walls by playing with perspective and showing viewers a glimpse of the scene behind the wall. In the before/after photos below you can appreciate his skill with a spray can. For more, be sure to follow his latest works at the links below! RODRIGO NUNES AKA VILE Website | Facebook…

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Banksy Crashes the Venice Biennale

The Venice Biennale is recognized as one of the most prestigious art shows in the world. “For some reason I’ve never been invited,” Banksy laments, as he decided this year to set up his own stall anyway, at the famous Piazza San Marco. “Venice in Oi” is an original work by Banksy that features Venice’s famous Gondolas dwarfed by a giant cruise ship. The painting spans over 9 framed canvasses and the video posted on Instagram (embedded below) includes a perfect cut to an actual cruise ship looming behind. View…

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People Around the Globe Are Filling Cracks With LEGO (10 Photos)

For the last decade, Berlin-based artist Jan Vormann has been patching crumbling facades with LEGO. The artist has been filling cracks, gaps and holes with the ubiquitous blocks and has inspired and encouraged other to do the same around the globe. In an evolution of the project, Vormann has launched Dispatchwork which tracks, documents and catalogues people around the world using LEGO to ‘reclaim their share of the public space’. For more on the project as well as an interactive map of pictures and locations around the world of LEGO…

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Double Exposure Murals That Show Multiple Artworks with 3D Glasses

Insane51 is an incredible street artist from Athens, Greece that has garnered worldwide recognition for his ‘double exposure 3D style’ murals that show different artworks when viewed through the red/blue lenses of 3D glasses. Part of the Sake Tattoo Crew, Insane51 travels the globe, painting walls around the world at various street art festivals and exhibitions. To see more amazing works check out his Instagram page, @insane51   Artwork by @Insane51 on Instagram Artwork by @Insane51 on Instagram Artwork by @Insane51 on Instagram Artwork by @Insane51 on Instagram Artwork by…

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Banksy Just Blitzed Paris With At Least 10 New Pieces

Banksy has just blitzed Paris with a series of new, politically charged works that highlight current issues in France such as migration and the hijab ban along with his usual criticisms of commercialism and income inequality. He also acknowledged the 50 year anniversary since the ‘May 68‘ uprising in France which he claims was the birthplace of modern stencil art. The recent works mark the first time the street artist has created murals in Paris and the locations of some of the pieces are symbolic as well. According to The…

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Street Artist Tom Bob Adds Color to Mundane Objects Around Town

New York-based street artist Tom Bob (featured previously) adds life to the mundane through color and imagination. Last time we checked on Tom Bob was last July and since then he has painted garbage bins, storm pipes, hydrants and even cracked sidewalks. For the latest, follow him on Instagram. @TomBobNYC on Instagram Artwork by Tom Bob Artwork by Tom Bob Artwork by Tom Bob Artwork by Tom Bob Artwork by Tom Bob Artwork by Tom Bob Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/2018/01/tom-bob-adds-color-to-mundane-objects-around-town/

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You Gotta See the Before Pic to Really Appreciate This Mural

Artwork by CitéCréation At 40 Boulevard des Canuts in Lyon, France you will find this incredible trompe-l’Å“il mural by the French artist collective, CitéCréation. First completed in 1987, the monumental work has been updated several times since. However, to truly appreciate the impact and difference the mural has made you must see what the wall looked like before the artists gave it, its dramatic face lift. Trompe-l’Å“il (French for “deceive the eye”) is an art technique that uses realistic imagery to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects exist…

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Artist Transforms Walls Into Giant 3D Specimen Boxes for Butterflies

Mantra is an artist currently based in Metz, France. In an ongoing series of murals, Mantra has been going huge on the sides of buildings, creating 3D specimen boxes for butterflies. The artworks have been popping up around Europe in cities in Spain, Austria and France in the last year alone. To see more artworks by Mantra check him out at the links below! [via Colossal] MANTRAFacebook | Instagram MANTRAFacebook | Instagram MANTRAFacebook | Instagram MANTRAFacebook | Instagram MANTRAFacebook | Instagram MANTRAFacebook | Instagram MANTRAFacebook | Instagram Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/2017/10/3d-butterfly-specimen-boxes-by-mantra/

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