Last week-end in Nevada, the “Life Is Beautiful” Festival took place in downtown Las Vegas with an impressive music, art and culinary line-up. Stretching over 15 blocks of downtown the ambitious arts program curated by Charlotte Dutoit featured works from international artists with D*Face, Banksy, Ruben Sanchez, Ana Maria, Sbagliato, Bikismo, Bordalo II, Filthy Luker, Pixel Pancho, Stephane Mlaka, Jason Woodside and Trevor Wheatley & Cosmo Dean.
Banksy’s “All City” truck, D*Face’s enormous zombie Hello Kitty or a gigantic green octopus bursting out of an abandoned motel were some of the installations that welcomed us within the large-footprint.
On top of murals from the past editions (Doze Green, Vhils, Borondo, Fintan Magee…), a series of large-scale artworks were unveiled with some impressive pieces by Bikismo, Ruben Sanchez or Ana Maria.
After three years, the festival and JUSTKIDS literally changed downtown Las Vegas, which now acts as one of the largest open-air art gallery in North America with over 30 permanent murals and installations.
Hit the jump to discover our full recap on this year’s edition and as usual stick with your friends at StreetArtNews for the latest updates from festivals around the world.
While you discovered several installations and murals, our friend Butterfly takes an extensive look at the impressive selection of contemporary art exhibited in the galleries of the world famous Banksy’s Dismaland. The indoor dedicated space features “the finest collection of contemporary art ever assembled in a North Somerset seaside Town” with fifty artists from over seventeen countries.
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Earlier today, the elusive British street artist Banksy added a brand new installation to his popular theme park “Dismaland Bemusement Park” which opened last week at the Tropicana in Weston-Super-Mare, UK.
Still playing around the Disney theme, Banksy created a fiber-glass sculpture showing the silhouette of Mickey Mouse inside the stomach of a huge snake.
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Earlier today, British phenomenon Banksy released a trailer video for his newly opened theme park “Dismaland Bemusement Park”. The trailer shows Banksy’s humorous view of a traditional family day out, from the home boringness to the wonderful world of Dismaland. A must see!
Dismaland has opened last week at the Tropicana in Weston-Super-Mare, UK where several new works by Banksy are on display as well as pieces from more than 50 other artists. Dismal and os open to the public for £3 and will run through Sept 27th
Kick back, relax and enjoy this short video by Banksy and as usual stick with us for the latest updates from the elusive artist.
While you discovered his latest mural earlier today, Banksy also worked and produced several installations for the opening of “Dismaland Bemusement Park” in Weston-Super-Mare, UK.
Banksy described the show as a “family theme park unsuitable for children” and that it “offers an escape from mindless escapism”.
The elusive British artist created some mind-boggling works such as a killer whale jumping out of a loo, cinderella’s crashed carried surrounded by paparazzis and much more. He said many of the works require an “audience participation”: