With styles for miles, it’s always a pleasure to come across a Curve piece in the wild.
Bonus *before* shot:
[Curve/Snoeman, Mosa/Curve/Esso, Sam3/Momo/Kuma/Curve/Obese/Camel, Sam3/Momo/Kuma/Curve/Risot – all photos (c) Luna Park]
The sleepy town of Grottaglie, located in the high heel of the boot that is Italy, is admittedly not on most tourist itineraries. Yet thanks to the tireless efforts of Studiocromie’s Angelo Milano, whose Fame Festival this summer celebrated it’s 4th year, I have made two pilgrimages to the tiny town – known primarily for ceramics – deep in southern Italy. Fame has attracted some of the international street art and graffiti scene’s most talented artists and let them paint the town red. Big walls by Blu, Aryz, Sam3, Ericailcane – to name but a few – and whimsical characters by Os Gemeos scattered across the medieval town center have made Grottaglie a must-see destination for a street art aficionada like me. The images below are some of my favorite walls, all shot over two, gloriously warm, and sunny days this past November.
Sam3 and MOMO recently painted a large wall in Long Island City. On his blog, Sam3 writes that although the two artists have known each other for 10 years now, this was their first collaborative effort. I think MOMO’s colorful abstractions work well with Sam3’s black & white figures and hope to see more work from this pair in the future.
You can see a timelapse video of the wall going up here.