On Parliament Square in London, a young girl poses with a red balloon to recreate the image from the Banksy graffiti, “There’s Always Hope”.
Photo by Suzanne Plunkett - Reuters
In the streets and subways of Paris, you might be forgiven for thinking something is amiss, like, maybe the ads have been stolen?
French street artist, Etienne Lavie, has been stealthily covering ads on billboards throughout the city with classic French artworks.
His collection, ‘OMG who stole my ads?’, is an attempt to take back the city from grips of advertisers and to make the streets more commuter friendly and for everyone to enjoy the beauty of fine art.
Artist Victor Nunes “places anything from pairs of scissors to pumpkin seeds onto a page and then freely sketches around them to produce the unexpected and delightful compositions.” - mymodernmet.com
In Lower Manhattan, a woman takes a picture of a Banksy artwork depicting the Twin Towers.
In the past few weeks the mysterious English-based activist and graffiti artist has been leaving his mark on the streets and even entertained New Yorkers with creative art installations, like the one with squealing, stuffed animals on a slaughterhouse truck.
Squealing and stuffed animals can be seen on a slaughterhouse delivery truck in the streets of New York.
The ”Farm Fresh Meats Inc” truck and it’s array of ‘animals’ is a Banksy art installation, entitled Better Out Than In.
One installation at the London Design Festival 2013 features up to 5,000 paper windmills that spin with an integrated wind system.
Designer Najla El Zein wanted to make visitors feel, hear and be aware of the action of transitioning through two spaces of a monumental gate that’s 8 meters high.
The painting of a Girl with a Pearl Earring, a masterwork by Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer, is re-imagined in this contemporary twist by Cuban-American painter Cesar Santos.
Instead of Vermeer as artist, a young woman holds a paint brush over what looks like a near replica of the famous work. And to the viewer, both the artist and subject are looking at us with similar expressions.
From Santos’ collection entitled Syncretism.
Manchester based artist, Mark Demsteader is self-taught, and seems to have a good understanding of the human form, like this oil on canvas painting entitled ‘shallow waters.’
At Playa de la Malvarrosa in Valencia, Spain, what looks like a boat is really an interesting water fountain installation. It’s just a little something that captures the imagination for it’s simplicity.
Incredibly realistic acrylic painting by Jason de Graaf, a Canadian artist who dazzles us with his hyper-detailed works.
If you’re up at dawn, and in Montmartre, check out Rue Cavallotti where shuttered storefronts have colorful artworks that hail back to the 1920’s and 30’s.
Photographer Nichole Robertson often spends time in Paris and posts some images on her site, Obvious State. Most of them are from parts of the city that are off the beaten tourist track.