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Banksy Made this Video To Accept His Webby Award

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Banksy, the now famous street artist took over New York in October 2013 with some brilliant pieces around the city, in this post from a while ago I found examples of some people not really appreciating his work and others protecting it from further vandalism around the city.

The Webby Awards gave him the “Person of the Year Award” and in true Banksy style, he didn’t accept the award in person… Instead he created this video:

 

 

Abandoned Hotel Becomes Street Art Gallery

A group of street artists decided this abandoned hotel should become a gallery for their work. Unfortunately the owners didn’t have the same appreciation for the art, as is the case with so many of these temporary galleries, the work was painted over, but not before it was captured by photographer  Gaz Mather.

The artists even cleared rubble to make pathways so visitors could explore easily.


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Found on: Visual News

 

Joe Iurato’s Tiny Wooden Figures

New Jersey-based artist Joe Iurato creates tiny wooden figures and sets them loose in public places. He is inspired by different stages in his life, and is has said:

The pieces I’ve been making are small, spray painted wood cutouts. No bigger than 15” in size. The subjects vary, but they’re all very personal – they sort of tell the story of my life in stages. From break dancing to skateboarding to rock climbing to becoming a father, all of these things have helped define my character. For me, it’s just about revisiting those moments in a way that’s familiar. I’ve always appreciated seeing architecture and nature in a different light. As a skater, the tar banks behind a local supermarket, a flight of stairs, a parking block, a drainage ditch, a handrail, a wall – they all present possibilities for interaction and fun in ways they weren’t intended to be used.

The Wild Adventures of Joe Iuratos Tiny Wooden Figures wood street art

The Wild Adventures of Joe Iuratos Tiny Wooden Figures wood street art

The Wild Adventures of Joe Iuratos Tiny Wooden Figures wood street art

The Wild Adventures of Joe Iuratos Tiny Wooden Figures wood street art

The Wild Adventures of Joe Iuratos Tiny Wooden Figures wood street art

The Wild Adventures of Joe Iuratos Tiny Wooden Figures wood street art

The Wild Adventures of Joe Iuratos Tiny Wooden Figures wood street art

Found on: Colossal