Streets Dept Presents The Evolution of Street Art

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Yeah, so this is going down…

Streets Dept Presents: The Evolution of Street Art 
An Artists Panel Discussion at The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
6:00 – 7:00pm
(Pay what you wish)

This hour-long panel discussion will pick the brilliant minds of some of today’s most active and exciting artists and talk to them about how they use public space (both legally and otherwise) to create dialogue, display their work, and enliven the streets of Philadelphia.

Panel to include Gaia, Joe Boruchow, Ishknits, Harlequinade, and Kid Hazo

pic via StreetDept

GAIA REACHES INTO THE ART HISTORY BOOKS FOR THIS STUNNING MURAL

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photo by Bernadette Marciniak for Savage Habbit

 

Street Artist, Gaia takes a page out of the history books with his latest mural, a stunning modern-day rendition of a Pronkstilleven still life painted by 17th-century Dutch painter Jan Davidsz. de Heem, ‘Flowers in a Vase.’ The mural is located in Jersey City, NJ, Ogden End Community Garden at 102 Ogden Avenue and was done in collaboration with Savage Habbit.

“Using the painting as the base of the composition a portrait of Henry Hudson overlooks the garden from which local flowers have been interspersed throughout the composition, replacing some of the original floral elements. This resulting bouquet and portrait of Hudson, who laid down the Dutch colonization of the Hudson River Valley was created with the use of Photoshop, hence the layers and window tab running across the top, bringing the contemporary element of copy and paste into the construction of this wall.”

 

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Photo Credit: Savage Habbit

Quote from Savage Habbit article