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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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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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Cyrcle Interview about Woodkid mural collab in Hollywood

Artists, Rabi and Davey, from Cyrcle talk about their mural collaboration with video director, Woodkid. Based on Woodkid’s video “Run Boy Run” , the huge mural stands on Santa Monica & Seward in front of ...


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Hueman Interview at RITUAL Show

Artist, Hueman aka Allison Torneros, talks to LA CANVAS about her show, RITUAL, this past summer in Downtown LA at Think Tank Gallery. www.lacanvas.com huemannature.com


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Banksy Sells Near-Priceless Artwork On NYC Street For $60

The phrase “Art is everywhere” is commonly thrown around, and controversial street artist Banksy did his best to prove this point this week in New York. After leaving his mark all over the city with different pieces of p...


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Street Art and Activism With ‘The Slumlord Project’

In a twist on the Broken Windows Theory, street artists are using their skills to combat urban blight in Baltimore with “The Slumlord Project”. By drawing the attention of neighbors to abandoned and vacant properti...


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Derelict Building Transformed In Paris

Buildings destined for the wrecking ball usually become forgotten shells, but art gallery owner Mehdi Ben Cheikh saw the walls and stairwells of a 10-storey derelict apartment block in Paris as an opportunity – an enormou...


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Village Voice Exclusive: An Interview With Banksy

“Confidential.” That was the beguiling subject of an e-mail seemingly randomly addressed to the Village Voice in mid-September. “I represent the artist Banksy,” the message began, “and I would l...


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BATTLE: Estria Foundation

PRISM: Urban Art and Culture Festival The Estria Foundation will sponsor 2 weeks of cultural happenings and curated events for the community of Oakland and beyond.   September 28 – October 12, 2013 www.estriabattle.org &...


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The World Of African Street Art

Street art has forever been a vibrant tool of personal expression manifesting in a variety of unique ways. In Africa it comes in the form of beautifully painted shop fronts, alternative methods of political campaigning and stri...


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Street Art in Front of UN Calls for Peace Talks

Talk of weapons, chemical or otherwise, dominated this year’s UN General Assembly. World leaders are now closer to a resolution on how to manage a safe and speedy removal of Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile, momen...






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