Street Art of the Day: Glow-in-the-Dark Van Gogh Bike Path Opens in Netherlands

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The Netherlands has just unveiled its second coolest bike path, a glow-in-the-dark stretch of road that displays illuminated patterns based on Vincent van Gogh's famous painting "Starry Night."

The kilometer-long path, designed by Daan Roosegaarde in association with his "Smart Highways" project, runs through the province of Noord Brabant, where Van Gogh grew up.

It consists of thousands of stones covered in special paint which charge during the day and light up at night.

As a backup - in case the path doesn't get enough of a charge during the day - there are additional LED lights along the side that are charged by an accompanying solar panel.
"I wanted to create a place that people will experience in a special way, the technical combined with experience, that's what techno-poetry means to me," said Roosegaarde.

Earlier this week another path was opened up for use by SolaRoad, which contains built-in solar panels to generate electricity.

Didn't See That Coming of the Day: Banksy Throws a Blowout Sale in Central Park

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Over this weekend, the world-famous street artist Banksy set up an unmarked stall near Central Park in New York City to sell his original artwork for bargain prices and this is what happened.

Street Art of the Day: Richard Jackson's "Bad Dog"

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Street Art of the Day: Richard Jackson's "Bad Dog"
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As part of his retrospective Ain't Painting A Pain at the Orange County Museum of Art in California, contemporary artist Richard Jackson installed a 28-foot-tall Labrador Retriever on the side of the museum building that periodically emits yellow paint upon the building's wall. The 73-year-old artist specializes in the uncomfortable, as his radical works often attempt to rattle human sensibilities. The retrospective, which also features a painting consisting of 5,050 canvases, opened this week and will run through May 5.

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