The Mystery Oil Mural at a Grand Hotel in Los Angeles

The Mystery Oil Mural at a Grand Hotel in Los Angeles

April 17th, 2013 | Architecture, Murals, USA

The famous Wilshire Grand Hotel in Los Angeles (originally the Statler—then Statler-Hilton) closed its doors In May 2012. The owners sold whatever was found inside the old hotel in a big sale. While clearing the building workers discovered a fifteen-foot mosaic mural commissioned by The… Read More

The Sistine Chapel Restorations – How NOT to clean Michaelangelo

The Sistine Chapel Restorations – How NOT to clean Michaelangelo

March 12th, 2013 | Murals, Restoration, Vatican

“The Vatican authorities are in conservation crisis today because they stripped the Sistine Chapel frescoes bare in the 1980s and 1990s. They did so against material and historical evidence that Michelangelo had finished off his frescoes with additional glue or size-based a secco painting,” writes… Read More

The Facadeprinter

The Facadeprinter

March 8th, 2013 | Murals, Street Art, Technology

The Facadeprinter uses paintballs to draw huge images onto walls. Dot by dot, it thus creates mural artworks. The Facadeprinter is a large-scale communication tool, an ink-dot printer in architectural dimensions – and the first distance-printer in the world. The machine is integrated into a… Read More

Berlin Wall’s iconic East Side Gallery under threat from property developers

Berlin Wall’s iconic East Side Gallery under threat from property developers

February 28th, 2013 | Germany, Murals, News

Berlin’s most famous images, such as Brezhnev and Honecker’s kiss, are on part of the wall set to be demolished for luxury flats. The city seems to be stupid enough to destroy those last remaining pieces of the wall and replace one of it’s biggest… Read More

Broken Language – José Parlá in London

Broken Language – José Parlá in London

February 19th, 2013 | Contemporary Art, Cuba, Graffiti, Murals, Street Art

Concrete sculptures and large-format expressionistic paintings that combine collected ephemera with layered oils and graffiti-style brushstrokes bring the streets into the gallery for José Parlá’s exhibition Broken Language at Haunch of Venison in London. In this documentary short, the New York-based, Miami-born artist mines inspiration… Read More

James McNeill Whistler’s Peacock Room goes digital

James McNeill Whistler’s Peacock Room goes digital

February 7th, 2013 | Internet, Murals, Paintings

The Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art and Wayne State University in Detroit have launched a new online resource, “The Story of the Beautiful: Freer, Whistler & Their Points of Contact,” a comprehensive guide to James McNeill Whistler’s Peacock Room and its dynamic history. The Peacock… Read More

Turkish painter Burhan Dogancay dead at 83

Turkish painter Burhan Dogancay dead at 83

January 17th, 2013 | Contemporary Art, Graffiti, Murals, News, Turkey

Turkish painter Burhan Dogancay, whose work has been exhibited in some 70 museums worldwide, including New York’s Metropolitan Art Museum and the Museum of Modern Art, has died. He was 83. Bergin Azer, director of the Dogancay Museum, said the artist died Tuesday of an… Read More

Rothko mural defaced by neurotic vandal

Rothko mural defaced by neurotic vandal

October 8th, 2012 | Graffiti, Murals, News

A vandal scrawled graffiti on a mural by modern American master Mark Rothko at London’s Tate Modern on Sunday. As the story develops, it looks like the attention seeker wanted to get some fame for himself. Some of the reactions were already collected by Hyperallergic…. Read More

Lost Dada art found in Israel

Lost Dada art found in Israel

February 28th, 2012 | Dada, Israel, Murals

Imagine the feeling of uncovering a Marcel Janco mural that hasn’t been seen in half a century. That’s precisely what happened to Eli Shaltiel as he was working on the restoration of the Janco’s former studio in Ein Hod, Jerusalem. It all began with a… Read More

Miles Davis talks about his art

Miles Davis talks about his art

July 14th, 2011 | Murals, Videos

Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis was, with his musical groups, at the forefront of several major developments in… Read More