Archinect - News 2014-04-18T02:04:21-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/93887707/egypt-s-street-artists-now-risk-even-more Egypt’s street artists now risk even more Alexander Walter 2014-02-19T15:22:00-05:00 >2014-02-24T18:27:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6f/6f40720af11b79ac218146900413469f.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As more journalists are being arrested in Egypt, artists are under threat as well. [...] Political slogans and portraits of people who have died since the January 25 revolution are painted over by the government and replaced immediately by artists. The walls of Mohamed Mahmoud Street leading to Tahrir Square are layers of colorful murals over asymmetrical blotches of white paint. And despite its attempt to silence, the dictatorial white ironically makes a great primer for many of the artworks.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/81750062/muralist-kent-twitchell-on-la-s-new-mural-friendly-ordinance Muralist Kent Twitchell on LA's new mural-friendly ordinance Alexander Walter 2013-09-13T13:23:00-04:00 >2013-09-16T23:00:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3d/3d97d19ab9a656501c17cef00942886b.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Los Angeles City Council voted [...] to tentatively rescind a decade long ban on murals. [...] One of the biggest of supporters of the ordinance was muralist Kent Twitchell, he painted the Freeway lady along the 101, the LA Marathon Mural, and giant Los Angeles Conservancy portraits next to the 110 freeway in Downtown LA. Twitchell also co founded the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/80528862/picasso-murals-debate-divides-norway Picasso murals debate divides Norway Archinect 2013-08-28T17:22:00-04:00 >2013-09-02T19:49:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6a/6af478a66687917d9bed14c09a34de6e.jpg" width="464" height="261" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The fate of five Picasso murals on buildings damaged in the Anders Breivik bombing in Oslo in 2011 has led to a heated debate in Norway. A panel of experts has recommended demolishing the buildings and removing the murals. But art experts say that as the murals were designed by Picasso for those specific buildings, they should remain where they are. The artworks were Picasso's first attempts at concrete murals.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/47979362/al-mualla-cemetery-mural-a-matter-of-life-and-death Al.Mualla Cemetery Mural / A Matter of Life and Death Alexander Walter 2012-05-10T13:41:00-04:00 >2012-05-10T13:48:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3t/3tm2v4fiyl485prj.jpg" width="514" height="274" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Germany-based Egyptian architect Ahmed Al.Badawy has shared with us images of the fascinating project "Al.Mualla Cemetery Mural / A Matter of Life and Death" which won the First Prize at the First Islamic Competition for Ornamenting Makkah Al.Mukarramah (Mecca, Saudi Arabia). Next to Al.Badawy, the design team also included Ahmed Enab and Yasser Mehanna.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>