Category Archives: art in public spaces

“Worst view in the world” by Banksy


Often travel simply serves to “open your mind, til you can’t get your head through the door” (per Elvis Costello)…but this is different. You really should go see this…

‘Worst view in the world’: Banksy opens hotel overlooking Bethlehem wall | World news | The Guardianhttp://click.mail.theguardian.com/?qs=01f428bab12213fcb2a609b2443e282e5a20a3e31949d5b7917c308077aec99b0e4064495b8cb7e2c1e03dcf570d8a99

Over in Dover: new Banksy art takes on Brexit


A man on a ladder chipping away at the stars on the EU flag…

http://click.mail.theguardian.com/?qs=01f428bab12213fcb2a609b2443e282e5a20a3e31949d5b7917c308077aec99b0e4064495b8cb7e2c1e03dcf570d8a99

New Japanese subway posters in ukiyo-e style


The Miss Manners of Japanese subway behaviour lays out the do’s & don’ts using classical ukiyo-e traditional printmaking style. Bravo to Seibu Railway!

http://www.spoon-tamago.com/2017/03/28/ukiyoe-manner-posters-seibu-railway/

  

Laurent Kronental: La Souvenir d’un Futur


https://www.dezeen.com/2016/01/03/laurent-kronental-souvenir-d-un-futur-photo-essay-paris-forgotten-housing-estates/
  

Newly released: map of brutalist architecture chez Paris


if you love concrete & modernist blocky buildings (like I do) then this map is for you…(price £8)

http://www.archdaily.com/806139/new-map-celebrates-paris-brutalist-architecture

Brutalist Paris Map
  

Right wing hate slogans on “Queen’s vagina” to remain, unwhite-washed


The sculptor of “dirty corner” (aka the Queen’s vagina) located in Versailles France says that he will not remove hateful graffiti from his sculpture, for educational reasons.

Anish Kapoor is being sued for not removing the racist graffiti.  What do you think?

http://click.mail.theguardian.com/?qs=f7fe68cb844c6ef48ff682d3bd8a7e146b489b6c23fd07d3865196ef414ceda17193ea70389e6ce7da496874ae1011a1

Paolozzi tiles up again at Tottenham Court Rd Station


The recent renovation of London’s Underground involved a total redo at Tottenham Court station where Paolozzi’s 1984 mosaics were located. After much effort, the beautiful colourful mosaics have been restored as part of the new station. Hurray for the London Underground!

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/restored-mosaic-goes-back-on-display-at-tottenham-court-road-tube-station-a3455516.html#gallery

https://art.tfl.gov.uk/projects/paolozzi-restoration-at-tottenham-court-road-station/

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/feb/16/paolozzi-mosaic-tube-tottenham-court-road-station-lift-platform-level-

  

Photo courtesy of the Guardian by Linda Nylind

This is how Greek statues really looked before the paint wore off.


Thanks to UV light and other modern methods, we can see how grey classic statues rediscover their original gaudy coloured tones.  Suitable for the foyer of a Mom and Pop Greek restaurant.

  

Blue bacon. 3200 people strip naked for Spencer Tunick event in Hull


…and it was a bit chilly, but not as bad as Dublin.

http://click.mail.theguardian.com/?qs=b14d97cb06c7967197f945dcd08c24f01a1e0bb75c0c1372a4d4dfa69ff0b749

  Photo: Danny Lawson/PA for the Guardian

Christo’s “Floating Piers” on Northern Italian Lake is so popular it must be closed at night


Only a few days remaining until July 3, when this floating public art installation will be dismantled. Run, don’t walk…

Huge fabric bridge in Italy closes for a stretch as visitors wear it out | Art and design | The Guardianhttp://click.mail.theguardian.com/?qs=8069805d29f738500d9310d0b16921c8b2c125c23954c45d8b46bbcc82108611