Granville Island is a tourist destination populated with specialty shops, food markets and art galleries that’s accessible via a short ferry ride from the Vancouver waterfront. It was there that I stumbled upon this monumental work of public art locked away behind the security fences at Ocean Concrete. I immediately recognized the larger-than-life mural, entitled Giants, as the creation of one of my favorite street artist duos, Brazilian twin brothers Gustavo and Otávio Pandolfo a.k.a. Os Gemeos. Continue reading Giants By Os Gemeos on Granville Island
Last week, I finally attended my first post-pandemic restaurant press event when I was invited, with a guest, to the launch party of Bar Fogo at Fogo De Chao in midtown. It was a blast and the food was out of control. You can see the full post (just click on the Shrimp, above) for many photos of the evening including exotic new cocktails and tantalizing appetizers that are now on the menu for all to enjoy!
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Flashing back to a fun day spent at the Five Points Festival back in June, 2018, we remember passing by this epic likeness of Brazilian model Paula Almeida by artist Angel A. You can see it for yourself at the southeast corner of West Street and Milton Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
One thing leads to another, as they say. I was actually in the middle of an urban Art Safari for this project when I looked west across Chrystie Street and saw something that looked very familiar to me. Continue reading Os Gemeos with JR Collaborative Mural on Chrystie Street