This is the front of the Watari Museum of Comtemporary Art  in Shibuya, in Tokyo, where French street artist superstar JR recently revisited with his well-publicized posters of faces of people from Japan’s Tohoku region. Tohoku was the scene of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster happened following the 2011 earthquakeContinue Reading

Here’s another one of those massive “eye” wheat-paste street art pieces by the French artist JR. This one is on the side of a lofts apartment building next to the Williamsburg Bridge, in the Willamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. The placement of the artwork near the busy bridge ensures that aContinue Reading

This video of a TED Talk by the French artist “JR” is from the annual TED Conference a couple of years ago (March 2011), but it’s really worth seeing if you haven’t already, especially if you’ve seen his work around the world or are a fan.

Here’s another one of those gargantuan wheat-pasted photos on the side of a building in SoHo, New York City. These massive street art pieces are by the artist JR and are part of his series of Native American faces for the Inside Out Project.

Japan Railways (JR) recently unveiled the design for its newest shinkansen, a.k.a., “Bullet Train.” It’s called the “Kamome,” which translates as “Seagull.” The shinkansen is an iconic and groundbreaking high-speed transportation technology introduced in Japanese over 50 years ago. Newer train designs have come online over the decades, especially sinceContinue Reading

Yet more awesomeness at the massive commissioned art space on the wall at the northwest corner of Bowery and Houston streets in downtown New York City. In the past, epic works by international street-art superstars such as Shepard Fairey, Os Gemeos, JR and Keith Haring occupied this space originally curatedContinue Reading