An art installation at The West Coast, a luxury apartment building at 95 Horatio Street in New York City has joined Google’s Street Art collection. The artwork – a canvas titled Cannonball by Estonian artist Anton Vill – was wrapped around the building’s rooftop water tank in fall 2014.
The piece is one of 100 pieces that are being mounted on rooftop water tanks throughout the city by The Water Tank Project, a public art endeavor that celebrates the talents of acclaimed artists and New York City’s public school students, while calling attention to the global water crisis.
Google’s Street Art collection features high resolution images and online exhibitions from museums and organizations around the world and is available on the Google Art Project. By bringing together a wide variety of global partners, the goal is that anyone, anywhere can enjoy these artworks long after the paint has faded from the walls.
“We are thrilled to be a part of Google’s Street Art collection, which allows inspiring pieces like Anton Vill’s Cannonball to be viewed by and shared with a global audience,” said Sofia Estevez, Executive Vice President of TF Cornerstone. “The installation by The Water Tank Project at TF Cornerstone’s 95 Horatio Street is representative of the Meatpacking District’s growing collection of public art and New York City’s thriving art culture.”
“When the street is your canvas, the world becomes a gallery for everyone to enjoy. Technology provides a way to preserve these ephemeral artworks and make them available anywhere and anytime. This digital collection of more than 10,000 images, 160 new exhibits and animated GIF-iti art from more than 30 countries around the world brings vibrant street art off the walls to computers, mobile phones and wearables with just an Internet connection," said Amit Sood, Head of the Google Art Project.
Saved all in one place below, are a few of the views from around the web. Check back here for new additions, as the news of this truly unique digital gallery travels around.
Google Art Project: Bringing Street Art to Your Daily Life
Last June, we added street art from all over the globe—including 5Pointz—to the Google Art Project. Today, we’re doubling the number of public artworks to more than 10,000 high-resolution images. Eighty-five art organizations from 34 countries are sharing pieces, ranging from Sweden’s most famous street festival, to water tanks wrapped with art among New York city’s rooftops, to the abandoned walls of Buenos Aires that are a source of inspiration for street artists from all over the world.
So much goes into making a piece of street art. Yet its transient nature puts it at risk of being scrubbed out and lost forever. The Google Art Project allows these works of art to transcend the walls, be transported to your screen and live on. Follow @googleart on Twitter to discover more.
For the full article and more images, go see the Google Art Project post!
Nat Geo Traveler: Explore Street Art Around The World
Street art is one of the most vibrant and representative elements of a city’s character and culture. Be it the political depictions of Northern Ireland’s murals or a graffiti of a winged auto rickshaw flying high above Mumbai’s breathless traffic along a railway station wall, this sort of art is a glimpse into the mind of a society. And while the art form doesn’t always get love from authorities, artists around the world are working hard to leave their mark on cityscapes. Now, you can enjoy these global works from your home.
Say hello to the street art edition of the Google Art Project – an online collection of public art from across the planet captured in over 10,000 high-resolution images. Although the project debuted last year, it was only yesterday that Google added a truckload of new images for you to enjoy.
For the full article and more images, go see the NatGeo Traveler post!
BuzzFeed: 13 Beautiful And Haunting Works Of Street Art
The Google Art Project has collected more than 10,000 images since it launched last summer, including many works of street art – some of which have now been painted over. Here are some of the coolest images in the collection.
(The NYC Water Tank Project art installation at The West Coast made this gorgeous list - it was included at number 13!)
For the full article and more images, go see the BuzzFeed post!
Art Installation at 95 Horatio St Has Joined Google’s Street Art collection
Keep an eye out for more!