Norwegian prime minister and Kobra paint street art in Sandefjord

Brasilian street art artist Kobra finsished this month a new mega piece in Norwegian town of Sandefjord. A friend of mine Håkon sent me theese great photos of the new art. The page heiabrasil.no give some great insights in the background of this new master piece. Kobra's first art in Skandinavia was i Boråas in Sweden where he paited Alfed Nobel. According to his facebook page he left Norway to start a new work in Boulogne-sur-Mer in France. The most famous so far is in Brazil. 15 m x 170 m big paiting called «Etnias» was made to the opening of Olympic Games in Rio.

The Sandefjord painting is a part of "Art for All" where 6 international artist together with youth from diffrents ethnique background in the city work together. The prime minister Erna Solberg opened the project by paitning the firste part of Kobra's paiting, according to NRK

Here is some of the tresor that Håkon found in Sandefjord. Starting with Kobra.

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No street art in Mandal?

The city that have given birth to the great artist as Gustav Vigeland, Adolph Tidemand, Emanuel Vigeland, Amaldus Nielsen og Olaf Isachsen. Newspaper Klassekampen calles the city "the tiny city with huge artist" some years ago. Younger artist is coming, such as Yvonne Hetlevik, Susanne Quist og Janne Christensen that is in charge of this summer exposition at the citys museum. But why almost no street art? Continue reading No street art in Mandal?

Bilbao, northern spain! 

The city woke up to becoming an extravagant art city when Frank Gehry got the right to create Guggenheim Museum in his own image. The man is crazy, but even better he do what he dreams. Together with street art tours, always check out if there is a Gehry house close to where you are wisiting. In Bilbao area the winery Marques de Riscal is also worth your visit!

There is also street art in the city. Some brand new, some political, some very famous. Enjoy:

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Street art Bryne

Just a glimpse. The two artist Pøbel and Ethos huge works is found in the center of the small city. 

Claudio Ethos is Brazilian and reported working out from Sao Paolo. He started spraypaiting art at the age of 15.    

“Pøbel (East Norwegian pronunciation: [pœːbeːɭ], meaning hooligan) is a pseudonymous Norwegian street artist based in Stavanger. He is best known for the Getto spedalsk (Ghetto leperous) project, decorating abandoned buildings in at the Lofoten islands” (Accordining to Wikipedia). The rock playing farmer is found on a house related to the farmers cooperation. 

When you arrive Bryne south of Sandnes, you cant miss it:

In the neigbouring village of Klepp you will if you have a flying capacity see the world largest outdoor art work. See video here! 

Nafir- street art to the price of his life? 

When I talk with the iranian artist I see someone eager to build a good society. Not only in his city of Téhéran and in his beautiful Iran, but also the world. He is not afraid to critisize the western world and their responsibility in the syrian crises, and he continue to point out how his own society can developpe in a meaningful way!

Him self say that his around 500 piece of art in his capital are as soon as possible painted over or removed. With danger of his own life he continues to give the population a uncensored view on the daily life of the city.

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