The first (above) can be found on Leithgow street between South and Bainbridge streets, the last (below) on 5th street between Kater and Bainbridge streets…
Welcome back NDA!
See pervious NDA works around Philly HERE!
Oh my God, I LOVE this! Yet another amazing installation in the Bella Vista/ Queen Village neighborhood by HAHA x Paradigm!
So how did these artistic replies to our underfunded infrastructure come about? According to HAHA x Paradigm’s blog:
“3 years ago, Chicago-based mosaic artist, Jim Bachor got tired of his city’s pothole problem and started installing his beautiful mosaics in them, making them more than just axle savers. 3 successful Kickstarter’s in, and he’s become well-known nationally for these outdoor art installations. He’s hit Chicago’s list of the city’s greatest public art.”
Of course, Philly’s home to more than a few potholes as well. So, HAHA x Paradigm decided to invite Jim to Philly to install three Pothole Mosaics around town!
Locations to all three of Jim’s installations – as well as the locations to all of the wildly popular, three-year-strong collection of other HAHA x Paradigm murals and installations – can be found HERE!
Yooooooooo, YOMI has been KILLING it lately! Really loving all his new work!
From top to bottom, these new works by YOMI can be found at:
A Global Threat – On North 3rd street, between Green street and Fairmount avenue, in Northern Liberties
YOMI Businessman – On 2nd street at Girard avenue, in Northern Liberties
Nuclear Fish (Mural) – On Palethorp street, between Berks street and Montgomery avenue, in Kensington
Keep up the amazing work man!
This new wheatpaste series, which has been popping up all around Philly, depicts a group of faceless KKK members gazing up at and (seemingly) revealing themselves to Republican Presidential nominee Donald J. Trump. It’s the work of artist Plamen Veltchev, who submits the following artist statement on his website:
“My inspiration comes from contemporary global conflicts and the struggle of individual freedoms when interlocked with larger forces. I am most interested in unveiling consequences by modern unrest and global fragility. In my new paintings I discharge rather new symbolic meanings of peril, dominant intractable detonations, and infected conquerable liberties. ‘Denied’ is the emblem of deceased human rights and contaminated independence.”
Nether is a brilliant Baltimore-based street artist, who in his Instagram bio describes himself and his work as, “driven by rogue beautification, civil disobedience, and strategic actions aimed at sparking dialogue on ignored issues and neighborhoods.”
This beautiful and poignant new wheatpaste is located at 7th street and Girard avenue.
WHAT: A guided walking tour of the new Spring Arts Mural District with me, Conrad Benner
WHEN: Saturday, October 8th (4-5PM)
TICKETS: $5, can be purchased here!
The Spring Arts Mural District, a collaboration with Arts & Crafts Holdings, will be Mural Arts first-ever rotating outdoor gallery. When completed later this month, Spring Arts will be home to Philadelphia’s most concentrated collection of murals. All well within walking distance to one another. And all easy-to-view as they’re painted on the ground floor.
Y’all: I really, really like this project. So much so that you may remember that I took over Mural Arts’ Instagram Stories a few weekends back to talk about the project more in depth, explore some of the murals already in-progress, and meet a few of the artists.
This week, I’m thrilled to announce that I’m partnering with Mural Arts to offer a guided walking tour of the new Spring Arts Mural District in celebration of its completion and (not so coincidentally) Mural Arts Month.
For this, its first iteration, the Spring Arts Mural District will feature temporary murals by: Matt Moore, Kid Hazo, Ryan Beck, Miriam Singer, Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Hawk Krall, and Martha Rich!
On the tour, we’ll check out this awesome collection of new murals, and end at a special exhibition that highlights all these artists’ creative portfolios…