Saturday, October 30, 2010

Bomb Shelters in Sderot, Israel

Sderot, Israel
Originally uploaded by LoisInWonderland
The bomb shelters in Israel's southern town of Sdeot were transformed into vibrant works of art by a group of graffiti artists from Israel and abroad earlier this year. Curious about this town that had become the target of rocket attacks from Gaza in 2007, I was glad to have the opportunity to visit it with my photographer friend, Leora Cheshin, earlier this month.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Mr. Di Maggio in Tel Aviv

I discovered Mr. Di Maggio's artwork at the Inspiration Arts Festival and again in the Florentine district of Tel Aviv. Inspire tells me that he's here from Italy for a bit. I love what he's doing.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

C215 in Tel Aviv

It always amazes me how Chris captures the essence of every place he visits. The black surface for this image is brilliant!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Word To Mother @ StolenSpace

While ambling through Brick Lane -- a street where East and West (with their opposing sensibilities) collide -- I came upon the StolenSpace Gallery and discovered the work of Word to Mother. Currently based in London, he creates clever -- somewhat biting -- images on salvaged pieces of wood. I loved every piece in this exhibit!

Miss Bugs @ Moniker Art Fair

One of my favorite stopovers when I travel back from Tel Aviv to NYC is London. This time I hit the city in the midst of several art fairs and events. The one event I did check out was the preview to the Moniker Art Fair. Though it's difficult to look at, appreciate and document artwork in such settings, it was worthwhile. Most of the work was strong and interesting. The space was packed and folks seemed to be buying art. I noticed red dots next to pieces by Swoon and Elbow Toe when I first entered. I much prefer the streets, but I understand the need/value to the commercial end of this all.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Zero Cents and Know Hope in Haifa

Haifa Street Art
Originally uploaded by LoisInWonderland
It was great coming upon this double door in Haifa with Zero Cents' and Know Hope's characters.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Tel Aviv Street Art

This character by Foma is one of many weird creatures prowling the streets of Tel Aviv.