New works from E. LEE go up in Chicago
October 9, 2020
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We always love checking in with Chicago’s E. LEE. E brings creativity and thoughtfulness to every piece (whether in the street or indoors), and there’s usually more than what meets the eye. E. LEE began his street art career in 2015 with a goal to impact lives with art. By taking the viewer into consideration,…
Chicago’s Pizza In The Rain Celebrates Year-Long ‘Landscapes’ Project With Exhibition
November 18, 2019
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We’ve covered Chicago’s PITR and his ambitious street work in the past, and his latest endeavor ups the ante again. We have high expectations for this artist, especially after the magnificent “Paper Portraits” in 2016 and incredible 9 month collaborative project “Good Example” in 2017. PITR x Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff Originally launched in October 2018 and…
E. LEE Brings Back Wile E Coyote In Chicago
August 31, 2019
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It’s always fun to check in on Chicago based artist E. LEE to see what he’s got up his sleeve, and his latest piece is a stunner! E. has “worked with” the dastardly Wile E Coyote before (https://streetartnews.net/2017/06/e-lees-entices-us-with-free-bird-seed-in-chicago.html) but this latest wall on Chicago’s Five Star Bar takes things to another level. E. LEE tells…
Brazil’s Cris Rodrigues paints ‘American Dream’ near Chicago
April 23, 2019
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Brazilian artist Cris Rodrigues is spending some time in the US and from the looks of it he’s been busy! Previously Cris’ work has been featured in streets all around the world including Brazil, Japan, several European destinations, Miami, and now the Chicagoland area. The artist recently stopped in Round Lake, IL area to work…
Coverage: Croydon Rise Festival
September 26, 2018
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For the past few weeks, Croydon, a city located south of London, has been launching the first edition of the yearly Croydon Rise Festival, a celebration of UK and international urban art. Curated by @Monoprixx, @Wherethereswalls and RISEGallery, this celebration is rapidly becoming London’s largest international urban art festival with some of the world’s leading urban…
JEKS Pays Tribute To Mac Miller In Greensboro NC
September 13, 2018
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Rap artist Mac Miller passed away last week at 26 years old, nearly one month to the date of release of his latest album “Swimming” Mac was a rapper, singer, songwriter, and producer leaves behind an impressive catalog of music and a legion of fans. In Greensboro, NC JEKS has paid tribute with this mural.…
New Works from E. LEE in Chicago & Bloomington, IL
November 7, 2017
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Chicago based American Artist E. LEE has stayed busy this season with two new street works. The first, titled “Mounted”, is 12 x 35 feet and located in Bloomington, Illinois. E. LEE tells us “Two years ago I had a vision of big gold frames all in a row, with horses sticking their heads out…
New Work By Kobra Pays Tribute To Vivian Maier In Chicago
June 26, 2017
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World renowned Brazilian artist Kobra returned to Chicago Illinois this month. Kobra last visited Chicago to create his acclaimed 10-story Muddy Waters mural as part of Big Walls 2016 – a mural festival facilitated by Columbia College and The Wabash Arts Corridor . Having come back to Chicago for the well-publicized mural dedication on June…
Artist Interview: Blek Le Rat
March 21, 2017
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Blek Le Rat in Paris Blek Le Rat (born Xavier Prou) has been painting on walls longer than most reading this article have been alive. He’s influenced generations of graffiti writers, street/urban artists, and vandals all around the world. He studied fine art and architecture at Beaux-Arts in Paris, but the the confines of a…
Chicago’s Don’t Fret & London’s Edwin Team Up For ‘The Distinct Sound of Laughter in the Distance’
November 11, 2016
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What started as a “graffiti pen pal project” between Don’t Fret of Chicago USA and Edwin of London UK has morphed into a collaborative exhibition, social experiment, and show. Edwin, an artist and writer living and working in London, and Don’t Fret, a multi-disciplinary artist living and working in Chicago, have over the past year…

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