Recap Kings Spray Street Art Festival 2017

Fin DAC

Together with more than 30 international top street artists, Street Art Today took over part of the NDSM-wharf in the North of Amsterdam on April 27th for the third edition of Kings Spray Street Art Festival. To celebrate the Dutch Kings 50th birthday in style, an immense castle build out of shipping containers was pulled up from the ground. Inside the castle, the sensational line-up lived up to it’s promises and stunning artworks of 15 m2 were made by Sipros, Fin DAC, Millo, Eddie Colla, Fanakapan, Sokar Uno, Mr. June, Zeus, Chas, Besok, A Squid Called Sebastian, Bartkore, Philip Bosmans, Nash, Nasca Uno, Pso Man, Bier & Brood, Ces53, Serge Kb and Nicky Nahafahik.

 

Zeus

 

Sipros

But there was loads more to see and do. Next to the canvasses Nuno Viegas, Eklor, Evolve, Juice, Meanr, Nite Owl, Mr. X, Bustart, Zaira, Sket185, Andre Haazes, Smile, Mr. Jackson and Kenneth Letsoin stormed the castle walls. During the day, visitors could follow a street art tour to find out more about the artists and their style. A true eyecatcher this year was the real-life diorama in a shipping container by your favorite Amsterdam duo Pipsqueak Was Here. Also beautiful and special this year was the participation of Favela Painting, the Amsterdam collective that previously transformed neighbourhoods in Rio de Janeiro, Haiti and Philadelphia. Inspired by the cultural backgrounds of the collective’s participants, Favela made a bright patterned street art carpet.

Evolve

 

Nite Owl

 

Eklor

 

Bustart

 

Nuno Viegas

 

Zaira & Bustart

 

Juice

 

Favela Painting

 

Life size diorama by Pipsqueak Was Here

 

Kings Spray Street Art Castle

Children from 6 to 16 years worked on their own graffiti piece supervised by professional street artists at the Royal Graffiti School, when graduated the little artists were rewarded with an official diploma signed by no one less than calligraffiti artist Team Blazin.

 

The next generation painting at the Royal Graffiti School

 

Royal Graffiti School diploma by Team Blazin

 

Wheatpaste workshop by Quick & Deadly, Ginger Gunshot and Bunny Brigade

 

Rump Funk musically supported the festival with a mix of afrobeat, jazzy funk and dub reggae. Together with all the delicious food of local foodtrucks and the different craft beers Kings Spray was a great event for the whole family.

 

Sokar Uno

 

Chas Love Letters

 

Philip Bosmans

 

Mr. June

 

Eddie Colla

 

Ces53

 

Besok

 

A Squid Called Sebastian

 

Nicky Nahafahik

 

Nash

 

Cranio

 

PSO-man

 

Nasca Uno

 

Serge KB.

 

Fanakapan

 

Bartkore

 

Millo

 

Bier & Brood

All artworks are specially made for our new museum which is expected to open it’s doors Summer 2018.

For more action photo’s of the artists check the Facebook album and if you’re eager to get regular museum updates just follow us on Instagram.

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Credits:

Photo’s by Marco Buddingh, Martine Kiers, Gewoon Nix, David Roos and Karin du Maire.

Kings Spray 2017 was kindly supported by Montana Cans, IJ-hallen, DoubleTree by Hilton NDSM-wharf, Liquitex, Wanders Steigerverhuur, De Lokatie and Walhalla Craft Beer.

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