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    Banksy’s NYC street art: Trashed or very quickly treasured

    Every day this month, Banksy has been unveiling new works of art around New York. The works are then announced on his website and posted to Instagram. Many of the surprise exhibits follow his signature street-art style: stencil...
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    KCET: Professor of Street Art Takes a Look at Shepard Fairey

    The impetus of the text began when I was doing research for my last book “Stay Up! Los Angeles Street Art.” While I knew Fairey to be a polarizing figure because of his success, I was surprised how many street artis...
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    Street Art Optical Illusions

    Why should an artist scavenge for empty canvases when the walls of abandoned buildings are calling their names? This is the mantra that guides French artists Ella and Pitr. Living and working in Saint-Étienne — what the...
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    15 Street Art Spots Around The World

    Contemporary street art can trace its roots back to the early 20th century, when painted murals first appeared in outdoor spaces across Latin America. From there, the practice of “tagging” walls seeped into Los Ange...
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    Book Review of BILLBOARD BANDITS: OUTLAW ARTISTS IN THE SKY by Adam Clark

      Billboard Bandits: Outlaw Artists in The Sky by Adam Clark is an in-depth look into the rich history of billboard bombing and art. With visceral anecdotes told by legendary writers such as Krenz and Augor, and raw interv...
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    Women street artists are focus of upcoming LALA exhibit

    The competitive, often territorial world of street art has long been male-dominated. Increasingly, however, women artists are adding a distinct sensibility to the street art scene that, in Los Angeles and other cities, includes...
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    Downtown L.A.’s Daniel Lahoda draws praise, controversy

    Fresh paint on the cement wall of an industrial warehouse space across from Handsome Coffee Roasters reveals two sides of Los Angeles’ downtown Arts District. Graffiti tags cover one half of the wall; the other has just b...
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    Joe Caslin, Street Art Portraiture

    When you take a step back to observe some of the personal campaigns that Street Artists have launched over the last decade or so, it begins to come into focus that in many ways people are trying to reclaim the public sphere for...
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Do Art Foundation Mural in Little Tokyo

Our friends at the Do Art Foundation teamed up with artists Bicicleta Sem Freio and DevNGosha to create an incredibly beautiful mural in downtown LA. Check out the pictures below!


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New Street Art Map!

Ever have a friend ask you, where’s that mural? Where’s that piece? Now with detailed pin points, LA Street Art is at your fingertips! if you wish to contribute, please feel free to email pics and locations to info@...


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Street Art Project App

The Street Art Project app, designed by Vassilios Alexiou, relies on geo-location technology, allowing artists to snap an image of the building they wish to apply their art on, which is assigned a geo-tag on an interactive map....


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Cairo artists take creative energy to the streets

Street art has existed in Cairo before the revolution, albeit furtive and hardly visible. Graffiti or posters would pop up on some streets, but they usually soon disappeared, painted over or torn up. Street artists were chased ...


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Spray-can art in the birthplace of Grafitti Blasters

Rahmaan Barnes was 13 when he got into graffiti. He went from drawing comic books and airbrushing T-shirts to making magic with a spray can, the city his canvas. Then the law took notice. “At 17, I was caught with a few f...


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Complex Projections for Street Art in 2014

With the ever-growing Internet, what was once an artform governed by the rails of the MTA is now one universal “global track.” Termed by writer Nicer or Tats Cru and utilized in RJ Rushmore’s eponymous Virtual Art, the i...


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Jay Shells Posts Famous Rap Quotes Around LA

New York art blog ANIMAL followed Shells as he cruised along the palm tree-lined streets of the Pacific coast city, placing his bright orange signs along the way. The declarations display quotes from famous hip hop artists li...


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CNN Instagram challenge

(CNN) – We often walk past them without a second thought, but most murals tell a story about the communities in which they live. And yet, as features of our public spaces, they mean something different to each of us when...


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Military Drones Street Art

Bridle’s Drone Shadow Handbook [PDF] provides detailed instructions on how to sketch the outline of a drone – the imagined shadow of such an aircraft overhead – on a city street near you. The book, which I read ...


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The Roosevelts Best Street Art of 2013

Coveted street art has not only gained ground, but in some cases sanctioned as official or unofficial landmarks. 5 Pointz, a mecca for street artists from around the globe to paint on a public canvas was shut down this year, an...






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