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2010 in photos: a look back before the New Year

Crude oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill washes ashore in Orange Beach, Alabama, Saturday, June 12, 2010. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Crude oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill washes ashore in Orange Beach, Alabama, Saturday, June 12, 2010. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Before the New Year starts, I thought I’d show some photos from the past year, 2010.  Lots of stuff happened – many tragic, some inspiring.  There was the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti, the . . . → Read More: 2010 in photos: a look back before the New Year

Niels Shoe Meulman writes in beauty

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“The Way”

Here is someone who manages to make even smeared ink look elegant! His name is Niels Shoe Meulman, and fortunately, he does far more than just blotches and smears. Meulman, a Dutch calligrapher, typographer and designer, has revolutionized the art of writing through calligraffiti, a fusion of calligraphy and graffiti, or as . . . → Read More: Niels Shoe Meulman writes in beauty

Herbert Baglione leaves a long shadow in France

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Long stretched figures representing humans or aliens frequently appear in Herbert Baglione‘s work. However recently, Baglione, a well-known Brazilian street artist, took it to a new level when he created this amazing giant shadow, made from thousands of dead leaves, beginning from a tiny silhouette of a figure cutout.

This installation is part of . . . → Read More: Herbert Baglione leaves a long shadow in France

An exhibit of contemporary Pakistani art in Karachi, Pakistan

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Fahad Burki Combustion 2, 2008, Charcoal on paper

These days most of the news we hear out of Pakistan is grim – suicide bombings, US missile strikes, and the recent catastrophic floods which affected about 20 million people.  That is why when the Mohatta Palace Museum in Karachi announced their new exhibition, “The Rising . . . → Read More: An exhibit of contemporary Pakistani art in Karachi, Pakistan

Jason Rogenes redeems styrofoam packaging

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(left) "Locus", 2007 eps foam inserts, fluorescent lamps, electrical components, cardboard, 38ft x 36in x 31in, installation at the Whitney in Altria, (right) portrait of the artist by Darrin Little.

You know all that styrofoam and other earth-unfriendly material lying under the Christmas tree this time of year? For the past . . . → Read More: Jason Rogenes redeems styrofoam packaging

Street art on the corner of Haight and Laguna streets, San Francisco

Recent street art at the corner of Haight and Laguna

Recent street art at the corner of Haight and Laguna

In case you can’t make it to the lower Haight soon, here are some images painted at the corner of Haight and Laguna.

Below is a video – done by Steven Ballinger.  Lots of nice work!

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ROA’s farewell work in Southern California

ROA at Salton Sea, California

ROA at Salton Sea, California

Installation view of ROA at Salton Sea, California

Fresh from his exhibit at the New Puppy Gallery in Los Angeles, ROA, the street artist from Belgium, left a few reminders of his visit in southern California.

The two above images were done at Salton Sea, a saline lake . . . → Read More: ROA’s farewell work in Southern California

Brent Clark’s “Season’s Greetings” from North Carolina

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On Christmas Eve, a man waits for his granddaughter at a gas station in Archer Lodge, North Carolina

Ah, memories!  These photos, by Brent Clark, were taken in North Carolina. I lived there 23 years ago!  They really capture the spirit of Christmas in the Southeast, a mostly rural, socially conservative area, with chilly, . . . → Read More: Brent Clark’s “Season’s Greetings” from North Carolina

C215 wishes us a Merry Christmas from the streets of Paris

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This year, our friend C215, the French street artist and stencil master, left us this Merry Christmas greeting on the streets of Paris.

For more information on C215, see this previous post.

(via Arrested Motion)

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Mathilde Roussel-Giraudy sprouts living figures

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Most people do not find watching grass grow a riveting experience, but Mathilde Roussel-Giraudy has changed this by planting grass on the human form.

Roussel-Giraudy, a French artist who resides in New York and Paris, used soil, wheat seed, and recycled metal to create the series, Lifes of Grass, a collection of humanoid shapes. . . . → Read More: Mathilde Roussel-Giraudy sprouts living figures