street art

She Was Just Sitting On A Sidewalk When He Asked Her To Join Him For An Awesome Duet

Traveling the world with a piano not far behind him, Dotan Negrin loves to set up shop on city streets to stop passersby in their tracks.

After six years of traveling, he brought his piano back to New York City where it all began in 2010, but this time, he wasn’t alone. A musician by the name of Ada Pasternak was sitting on the curb nearby when Negrin had an awesome idea. Why not ask her to join him?

The two of them took everyone’s breath away with their impromptu street performance.

Say what you want about the internet, but I’m personally pretty excited that it lets us enjoy moments like these no matter where we are.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/violin-sidewalk/


This Photographer Captures Tokyo’s Stray Cats At Their Absolute Funniest

When we think of stray cats, our minds often fill with montages of sad, ragged animals set to the tune of depressing Sarah McLachlan music. (Thanks, ASPCA.)

But the stray kitties seen through Japanese photographer Masayuki Oki‘s lens are anything but. Although shining a light on the plight of stray animals is crucial, it’s arguably just as important to shed similar light on their happiest moments to show them running and playing like the cats that grace us with their presence at home.

Affectionately referring to his fuzzy subjects as busanyan, which literally translates to “ugly cat,” Oki’s work throws the imagery we’re used to in sharp relief against scenes of stray animals finding happiness in the unlikeliest places.

I’m going to go ahead and assume that Oki took this photo on a Monday morning before the cat had his coffee. I feel you, my man.

Totally original, copycat.

Here we have a picture of me between the hours of 12 a.m. and 5 p.m. on any given Sunday.

“Get a room!”

“Mom, you have to do this right now? Seriously?”

“Get in the tree, they said. It will look totally natural, they said.”

Nothing like a little yoga…or some pre-nap stretching. Either one.

“It’s noon. Maybe you should get up. Just a thought.”

That moment when you’re mad at your boyfriend but then he tries to get all cute.

If you’ve ever posed for an Instagram outfit photo, you know this cat’s struggle.

When you try to take a sleeping selfie but everyone knows the truth.

No one likes a photo-bomber. (Just kidding. We all do.)

If my experience means anything, she just ate an entire pot full of mac and cheese and has no regrets.

Take that, Sarah! These cats are living their truth, and it’s hilarious.

(All images subject to copyright by Masayuki Oki.)

To learn more about Masayuki Oki’s photography, be sure to check out his website and follow him on Facebook! There’s plenty of cuteness to go around, people.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/adorable-strays/


30 Jaw-Dropping Pieces Of Bristol Street Art

There’s more to us than Banksy.

1. The Masonic, North Street, Bedminster

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Artist: Dan Kitchener. Visit his Facebook page here.

A vibrant and multi-coloured mural across the side of one of North Street’s pubs.

2. Hamilton House, Stokes Croft

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Artist: Cosmo Sarson. Visit his Facebook page here.

An enormous breakdancing Jesus on the side of one of Bristol’s arts and music hubs.

3. Red Point Climbing Centre, Winterstoke Road

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Artist: DALeast.
Artist: Masai.

A multi-artist work on the sides of this old cinema.

4. Gloucester Road

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Artist: Burning Candy Crew. See more of the collective’s work here.

Signature colour-work from this east London collective in Bristol.

5. North Street, Southville, from Upfest 2013

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Artist: Inkie.
Artist: Tom Lane.
Artist: Ged Palmer.

A piece in a maritime-tobacco-tin style: Bristolian perfection covering an entire wall.

6. Nelson Street, Bristol City Centre

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Artist: Pixel Pancho. Visit his Facebook page here.

Industrial and robotic craziness from a Turin-based street artist.

7. West Street, Bedminster

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Artist: Andy Council. Visit his Flickr page here.

A stunning galloping horse made up of south Bristol’s most iconic buildings.

8. The Farm, St Werburghs

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Artist: Xenz. Visit his Twitter page here.

Bucolic brilliance in the glorious beer garden of this pub.

9. M32, Bristol

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Artist: Zase. Visit his Twitter page here.

The Zase vs Dekor Turtle race is in a residential area, visible from the M32 near Ikea.

10. Souk Kitchen, Raleigh Road, Southville

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Artist: Andrew Burns Colwill.

The mysterious Bristol crocodile and friend get an outing against a deliciously delicate backdrop.

11. Red Point Climbing Centre, Winterstoke Road

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Artist: Jody Thomas. Visit his Twitter page here.

Multiple pieces of stunningly lifelike large-scale art inside this building.

12. Nelson Street, Bristol City Centre

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Artist: El Mac.

There’s incredible detail in this monumental piece by Los Angeles artist El Mac.

13. Little Bishop Street, St Pauls

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Artist: Silent Hobo. Visit his Facebook page here.

Local vibrancy captured at the heart of one of Bristol’s greatest communities.

14. The Kings Arms, Black Boy Hill

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Artist: Zase. Visit his Twitter page here.

Terrific detail and sunny styling in one of Whiteladies Road’s most popular pubs.

15. Nelson Street, Bristol City Centre

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Artist: Nick Walker. Visit his Facebook page here.

“Vandal” is a piece that towers over Nelson Street and pours down on to the pavement below.

16. Hill Street, Bristol City Centre

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Artist: Jon5

An incredible use of a small space to make a big piece come to life.

17. Nelson Street, Bristol City Centre

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Artist: Mariusz Waras.

A huge-scale industrial mural depicting Bristol’s mechanical past, from the M-City project.

18. Stokes Croft

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Artists: 3-DOM and VOYDER.

A striking collaborative work created high on a building on Stokes Croft.

19. The Old Bookshop, North Street, Bedminster

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Artist: Sokar Uno. Visit his Facebook page here.

Check out the beautiful use of colour and shade on the side of this Bedminster cocktail bar and venue.

20. Duke of York, St Werburghs

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Artist: Alex Mack. Visit her Facebook page here.

A “Grand Old Duke of York”-inspired mural by Alex Mack, created after she won the owner of this pub’s competition to design a piece.

21. Full Moon, Stokes Croft

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Artist: Cheba. Find him on Twitter here.

A gorgeous astrological mural covering the entirety of this backpacker hostel.

22. Raleigh Road, Southville

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Artist: My Dog Sighs. Visit his Facebook page here.

This warehouse door is characteristic of the artist, who often depicts eyes.

23. Hillgrove Street, Stokes Croft

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Artist: Phlegm.

A collaborative work between two artists with different illustrative styles on two sides of a house.

24. Lakota, Stokes Croft

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Artist: Cheo.
Artist: Minto.

A stunning mix of two artists’ styles wrap around this iconic Stokes Croft building.

25. Thekla, The Grove, Bristol City Centre

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Artist: Inkie. Visit his Facebook page here.

A brand new work from a Bristol street-art original on the rejuvenated floating nightclub Thekla.

26. Nine Tree Hill, Stokes Croft

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Artist: Fois.

There are big, contrasting colours on this multi-sectioned piece set back from the kerb on this historic and ever-changing street.

27. Portland Heights, St Pauls

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Artist: Silent Hobo. Visit his Facebook page here.

An almost shop-window-style mural on the side of this modern building, off Dean Street in St Pauls.

28. Stokes Croft

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Artist: Dan Kitchener. Visit his Facebook page here.

A stunning street mural of light and colour reflecting the atmosphere of its location, a short walk from the Bear Pit roundabout.

29. Mina Road, St Werburghs

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Artist: Stinkfish.

Bringing Bogota to Bristol, this blazing wall of colour faces out from a residential street.

30. Aldi car park, Southville

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Artist: Herakut. Visit their Facebook page here.

A full-scale mural on a sizeable Victorian building, full of detail and melancholy.

Big thanks to Upfest for their suggestions.

Upfest, Europe’s largest street art and graffiti festival, will be held in Bristol in July 2015. To find out more, visit upfest.co.uk.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/willockem/bristol-street-art-that-will-blow-you-13eot