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Artist pays tribute to supermarket cashier Aïcha Issaudonene

French Artist and photographer Roger Daniel Pérez pays tribute to Aïcha Issaudonene who died from the coronavirus. The 52-years old employee had worked for almost 30 years as a cashier at Carrefour Supermarket in Saint-Denis, a commune in the northern suburbs of Paris and she died on March 26 after contracting the virus. Issaudonene’s death triggered anger and shock, France was already on lockdown but many considered that supermarket workers were ...


New Banksy artwork pays tribute to health workers

Since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown, we shared with you on this website and on Twitter @SamaGazette several initiatives to support the amazing work done by health workers around the world. And if last month rats were larking around in Banksy’s bathroom, the elusive street artist is now honoring health workers. The artwork, entitled Game Changer, is paying tribute to National Health Service workers and is currently on display ...


400% + 100% Bearbrick Jean-Michel Basquiat V4 at Artoyz

This news made our day: our favorite Designer Toys and Urban Vinyl Figures Paris-based company Artoyz is selling a 400% + 100% Bearbrick Jean-Michel Basquiat V4! The 11″ (28 cm) & 3″ (8 cm) Bearbrick Set by Medicom Toys is a limited edition, here’s the description from Artoyz: Leader of the underground movement, Jean-Michel Basquiat is also known for his involvement in the graffiti wolrd with SAMO, his duet with Al Diaz. This is the ...


Rats are larking around in Banksy’s bathroom!

You know we love Banksy, and you might even remember (it was almost ten years ago!) when our buddy da-eYe (Max Dana’s facetious and waggish character) was looking for Banksy at the 2011 Oscars. Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, many countries are in lockdown and street artists have now to work inside their home. And Banksy makes no exception, so he worked from home by bringing his outdoor work inside, and it looks like a pack of mischievous rats ...


Sgraffiti, graffiti and now moss graffiti

We have to say we are no graffiti experts and we didn’t know what was a sgraffiti before we read Max Dana’s post about it. So when Max posted about moss graffiti, we were curious to know more about this new form of graffiti art. And we were so excited about it we thought we should published this article on the Sama Gazette. It would have made a great ‘Art in…’ post, don’t you think?   Five years ago, I posted about ...


Sunday Roundup: Bahrain, Sudan, Physics…

Sunday Roundup is a rendezvous on Max Dana’s Blog. It sounds like our weekly Friday Digest which Max said it inspired her but we have to admit her news roundup is far more detailed than ours! You can also read this post on Max Dana’s Blog. The Bahrain Grand Prix will not go ahead. Many concerned people such as #Nicholas Kristof and Kenneth Roth tweeted this week about the upcoming Formula One Grand Prix expected to take place next October ...


Art in USA: Free graffiti artist Revok!

Revok a.k.a Jason Williams is an American graffiti artist, and he is currently serving 180 days in jail. Authorities claim there was an outstanding warrant against Revok for failure to repay victims of previous vandalism incidents. The day before his arrest, he was exhibiting his graffiti at MOCA in Los Angeles in ‘Art in the Streets’… Max Dana wrote several times about Revok on her Blog and even da-eYe supports him and asks: ...


Sunday Roundup: Free Revok, Chernobyl, SETI…

Sunday Roundup is a rendezvous on Max Dana’s Blog. It sounds like our weekly Friday Digest which Max said it inspired her but we have to admit her news roundup is far more detailed than ours! You can also read this post on Max Dana’s Blog. “ For once (kind of) I will start with some graffiti news. This may not be the biggest news of the week for most of you but it is for any #Graffiti art fan. ‘Revok, one of Los Angeles’ ...


Sunday Roundup: Portal 2, Hetherington, MOCA

Sunday Roundup is a rendezvous on Max Dana’s Blog. It sounds like our weekly Friday Digest which Max said it inspired her but we have to admit her news roundup is far more detailed than ours! You can also read this post on Max Dana’s Blog. “ Portal 2 is out! This game is awesome and I think I should write an entire blog post about it. Seriously. It’s clever and fun, even CNN says so! ‘The story is fantastic, and the ...


Sunday Roundup: Godard, Pi, Revok, Burgerman

Sunday Roundup is a rendezvous on Max Dana’s Blog. It sounds like our weekly Friday Digest which Max said it inspired her but we have to admit her news roundup is far more detailed than ours! You can also read this post on Max Dana’s Blog. “ Last week I published my first ‘Sunday Roundup’ post, here comes the second one. The selection of news made by the Sama Team for their weekly Friday Digest on the Sama Gazette is ...






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