May 30th, 2012

Street Art of the Week: Washington Monument

For being one of Houston’s hottest spots at the moment, you have to expect that the artists would understand that the attention given to Washington Ave can translate into more eyes on their work. One of the bright spots along the corridor (or dark spots if you’re on the other side of the wheat-pasted wall) is this little boarded up spot. An ever-evolving swath of street art can be found here.

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Artist: Coolidge (and others)
Photographer: HouTexDude
Location: Washington Corridor

[Add your street art finds here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1477471@N25/]

— Paul

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February 29th, 2012

Street Art of the Week: This Is Not a Movie

Coming from the camera of I-Seen-It, we have a double homage to Houston street art this week. From inside the Winter Street Studios, he captured a tribute to the River Oaks screening of Stick ‘Em Up (by Rodriguez) with a fish-eye lens.

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On the wall facing the silver screen, there just so happens to be a number of works by our favorite artists. Eyesore, Ack!, Coolidge, 2:12, Shreddi, CUTTHROAT… They all brought their tools inside to escape the elements and provide the walls of Winter Street with a new coat of awesome.

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Location: Winter Street Studios
Artist: (Pick One)
Photographer: I-Seen-It RubenS

Check out our review of the first Stick Em Up screening and then go bug Alex Luster about how you can get your chance to see the documentary on Houston street art. We’re pretty sure he likes that kind of hate love mail.

[Add your street art finds here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1477471@N25/]

http://www.stickemupmovie.com/

— Paul

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October 26th, 2011

Street Art of the Week: Double the Dan

Last week we showed you a piece that Richard likened to “Killer Klowns from Outer Space.” This week, we don’t have to reach for a pop culture association. Coolidge gives it to us straight. It’s Dan Akroyd as Beldar now emblazoned with a copyright symbol. (Or is it a “coolidgright?”)

Not only that, we’re giving you double the looks at it, because one of these has already been marred.

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Artist: Coolidge
Photographer: Seemore Seymour
Location: West U

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Artist: Coolidge
Photographer: O Texano
Location: Heights

Make sure to check out David Elizondo’s book, Stay Up, at blurb.com.

[Add your street art finds here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1477471@N25/]

— The Loop Scoop

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October 12th, 2011

Street Art of the Week: Happy Birthday

How did he know? Coolidge stops by with some birthday greetings just for you. Who brought the ice cream cake? Nobody?! No worries, I made you this paper clip necklace instead. Enjoy.

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Artist: Coolidge
Photographer: Seemore Seymore
Location: Unknown

[Add your street art finds here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1477471@N25/]

— The Loop Scoop

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August 10th, 2011

Street Art of the Week: Little Lion Man

I dusted off my old copy of Sigh No More by Mumford & Sons the other day. It’s been playing non-stop since. So when this option for the Street Art of the Week popped up in our flickr group, I couldn’t pass it up.

Tremble little lion man, you’ll never settle any of your scores.

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Artist: Coolidge
Photographer: I-Seen-It / Ruben S.
Location: Montrose

[Add your street art finds here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1477471@N25/]

— Paul

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November 15th, 2010

The Week That Was 11.14.10

Grocery stores scare the ever-living ish out of me. I’m not really sure what causes all the anxiety. It’s not like I’m a political exile from Iran who is not used to seeing such foodstuff in abundance. Every time I walk into the rows of cereal, cherry tomatoes, paper towels and frozen dinners my heart starts pounding in my chest and I can feel my hair start to fall out. It’s the strangest thing.

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— Paul

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October 6th, 2010

Stay Up by David Elizondo: An Interview with the Author

When I jumped head first into an obsession with Houston street art it was easy to realize that I had only made it into the kiddie pool. There were a whole host of other photographers, writers and, most importantly, the artists themselves that had been making waves without the aid of floaties for a long time. Luckily for me, the pros were rather accepting and willing to show me the ropes – even while they created new ropes altogether.

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— Paul

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October 6th, 2010

Street Art of the Week: Bunny Halo

Welcome back to Street Art of the Week. We’ve done our fair share of coverage on Houston street art, but we want to up the ante a bit and let you have your say. The Loop Scoop will run this column on Wednesdays. Add your street art photos to our new Flickr group. Show us what you’ve found.

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Location: Unknown
Artist: Coolidge
Photographer: O Texano

[Add more here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1477471@N25/]

— Stephan

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August 18th, 2010

Houston Street Art: The Stencils

Monday we took a look at some of the wheat-pasted street art around town. The fantastic thing about the scene is how much change it goes through, day-to-day and week-to-week. Before, I just thought that I was ignorant to the fact that all of this was around. Today, I can assess that the street artists have been pretty active as of late.

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— Paul

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July 21st, 2010

Houston Street Art: A Photo Essay

It’s hard to know exactly what you’re looking for. Guaranteed, you’re missing a lot along the way as you search for whatever it happens to be. I can personally attest to this because until Sunday I hadn’t really opened my eyes on my A-to-B journeys. An entire culture of Houston art was ignored because it wasn’t in a press release from a gallery in my email. After a video went viral last week showing a graffiti marriage proposal it was obvious that I was going to have to start paying attention.

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— Paul

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