Archive for Wheatpaste

Conor Harrington & Know Hope

Posted in Art, News with tags , , , , , , on May 14, 2010 by wallkandy

Conor Harrington has been out in the Middle East with artist Know Hope for the last few days, here’s a teaser of what they’ve been up to. More to follow when he can find a good connection that is nowhere near food or beer.


Ludo – Do Androids Dream of Electrik Sheep

Posted in Art, Shows, Events & Venues with tags , , on May 8, 2010 by wallkandy

Check out Ludos website for more of his work

Installation of Shepard Fairey’s mural at the Ace Hotel, New York

Posted in Artists, Film & Video with tags , , , , , , on April 30, 2010 by wallkandy

Coinciding with his “May Day” show opening at Deitch Projects on May 1st, and the OBEY Clothing pop-up shop at 151 Orchard Street, Shepard Fairey has been busy putting-up work all over the city. In addition to his Deitch mural on Houston Street in the spot made famous by Keith Haring in the early-‘80s, a collaboration with COPE2 in the Bronx and mural projects in Williamsburg and SOHO – another mural appeared this morning on an 80-foot piece of plywood wrapping the Ace Hotel at the corner of Broadway and 29th Street.

Source:- Art observed

Mental Gassi – Artist Collective

Posted in Artists with tags , , , on April 29, 2010 by wallkandy

You can’t help but like urban interventions when done thoughtfully, with regard to their surroundings and particularly when done with humor. Sadly I live in an area where the only intervention I’m ever likely to see is an empty Mcdonalds bag left in the space next to where a Vauxhall Corsa was parked earlier.

Mental Gassi a German street art collective cover urban objects with large photographic wheatpastes and also build street installations & other types of media.  I’ve selected just a few examples of their work to share on here but many more can be found on their site.

The thing that really strikes me about their work is how, in many cases, the image is taken in such a way so that it fully compliments the object it will be used on.

← Tickets are spewed out through the mouth of a wrapped machine at ART RMX Cologne 2008. Click the link to see the artists putting these wraps in place.

A fantastic example below in how columns have been made to resemble huge jars with heads jammed inside.

That canal water must have dropped by at least a foot already, placement is everything and this certainly is great placement.

These huge lenticular works are extremely clever and given their size very time consuming to put together.

All images © Mental Gassi

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