This week's global street art review coincides with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25th November) and central for the edition will be works revolvong around the intimate complex nature of women.
''On the Streets'' this week starts off with the sumptuous, emotive piece by Rone in Berlin. Well-known for capturing the alluring decaying female beauty on a large scale, the wall stands out with its carefully balanced fragility and ephemeral visual elegance and rawness of the characters.
Continuing our strong tradition of reviewing the freshest and most interesting art on the streets, here is the recap from the first whole week of November.
The focus of this week's 'On the Streets' is on pieces of art in the public domain that are strong, thought-provoking but playful and are a constant reminder of the human desire to explore unknown horizons.
Not too long ago, I came across a street artist called Bambi. Bambi, as an artist, fulfils the contradiction of being accessible yet profound, as does she many others. She's anonymous, yet world-known, having sparked the interest of celebrity fans such as Adele, Brad Pitt and Harry Styles.
With London Art Week over, it is time for our overdue summary of the street murals from around the world...
The Hang-Up team met with British creator, writer and Radiohead's in-house artist Stanley Donwood to chat about his upcoming exhibition and retrospective of rare works, his first impressions of Thom Yorke and being David Hockney's number one fan.
Banksy's recent activity in New York has generated mountains of coverage, in print and online. But what does the greater coverage of urban artists mean for the street art market? Certainly the internet has made street art more accessible, more widely viewed and more popular - would Banksy be as popular without the internet?
With London Art Week approaching, the streets have been constantly covered with worthy pieces.
Shamsia Hassani: a young woman and the first street artist ever to emerge from the exhausted streets of Kabul, Afghanistan. Only 25 years old and teaches drawing at the Faculty of Fine Arts at Kabul University, her story just might challenge your views on graffiti - and on Afghan women.
Other notable walls come from in Bialystok, Poland, Cake in Brooklyn, BEST|EVER in Gambia, Banksy - somewhere in LA, Ron English in Brooklyn and Kidult in Paris.
The art world scene is often very male-dominated, especially the urban arts, therefore we have decided to balance it all by reviewing the works of five female artists, who, working in diverse media and style, are massively influential and constantly push the boundaries of the art form.
This week's featured wall is this sweet collaborative piece between renowned Barcelona-based artist Miss Van and Brazilian Ciro Schu in LA. This is not their first collab, in fact the artists spent the whole summer travelling around the world (London included), creating breath-taking works.
As we reach the end of the summer, we have some pretty notable and special walls to share with you. The highlight of Millie Kotseva's weekly review is this stunning piece by Blu in Rome. The mural strikes with its raw creativity and strong visual intensity. An absolute winner.
Notable walls come from David Shillinglaw in London, PEZ and Cranio newest collab in Barcelona, Ella and Pitr in St Etienne, France, The London Police in Kentucky, ARYZ in Rennes and Pablo Delgado in London. A full swing of vibrant worthy walls...
Notable walls come from Rone in Portland, Faith47 in Montreal, DALeast in Heerlen, Holland, ROA in Lagos, Mag Magrela in London and ARYZ in Cologne.