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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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10 Street Art Books

The explosion of street art books is certainly a good indicator of the popularity of the movement, but it also speaks to the importance of documentation, scholarship, and the relevance of this phenomenon. Since the initial intr...


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Los Angeles Gas Station Owner Is Selling A Banksy

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Eytan Rosenberg had no idea that the man he let paint a mural on the side his family’s gas station in Hollywood was the darling of the art world. Rosenberg had never even heard of Banksy, wh...


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Berlin Street Art

Graffiti has been a defining characteristic of Berlin since the 1980s, but it’s over the last decade that Berlin has emerged as one of the top street art destinations in the world. Everywhere you look—from the sides of bu...


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Street Art Tile ‘Invasion’ of New York

A veteran of the global street art scene over the last decade and a half, his signature porcelain works inspired by the 8-bit graphics of the early video games have been spread throughout cities worldwide. When we spoke to him ...


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A Global Look at Graffiti and Street Art

Rafael Schacter holds a Ph.D, but as his twitter profile warns, it is “useless in an airplane-based emergency.” However, as an anthropologist, he may reveal that international graffiti and street artists are a con...


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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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Banksy’s Great Disappearing Act

These were among the many rumors on the Internet on October 23, when the British graffiti artist Banksy interrupted his month-long residency in New York with an ominous message on his website: “Today’s art has been cancelle...


La ComŽdie de Saint ƒtienne, saison 2013 /2014.

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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AN OPEN LETTER TO BANKSY FROM AN LA NATIVE

Dear Banksy, Hey dude, I heard you were gonna Art all over LA again. That’s cool, man. Or, hey, maybe you’re not even planning on coming back here, and all this #buzz is just a hoax perpetrated by a phalanx of tech-snobs fr...






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