Renowned for its priceless Old Master paintings, the Uffizi Gallery in Florence has acquired a work by a street artist for the first time in its 440-year history. The London-based street artist known as Endless, whose identity remains a secret, admitted that even he was “surprised” by the historic museum’s decision to accept his graffiti piece.Continue reading
“Is that the light switch that they will turn off after Brexit?”, one tourist asked after taking in a new street art sensation that is sweeping Oxford and confounding and delighting viewers along the way. Continue reading
Britons are well-accustomed to the exploits of street artist Banksy. Now another artist is contending for a place in their hearts with his playful transformations of the humble street sign in Edinburgh. Continue reading
A New York City graffiti artist collective is threatening to sue McDonald’s for unauthorised use of their work in a Dutch advertising campaign.
Images of street art by the Bushwick Collective appeared in a video entitled “McDonald’s Presents the Vibe of Bushwick NY” promoting the fast food mega-chain’s latest addition to its menu, the ‘New York Bagel Supreme’. The four-minute video features six graffiti artists from the Collective hired by McDonald’s to paint its new bagel burger in various locations around the Netherlands. Continue reading
In the wake of Wednesday’s (22 March) terror attack in Westminster Londoners have paid an artistic tribute to those who perished.
Chalk drawings bearing positive messages of hope, peace and solidarity appeared on the paving in Trafalgar Square. They were crafted by four homeless street artists who handed out chalk and invited members of the public to inscribe their works with words and names. Continue reading