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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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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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Los Angeles Just Got A New Banksy Mural

The UK-based street artist has descended upon California this week, bringing his signature brand of political satire and a few cans of black spray paint with him. The result is the mural picture above, called “Better Out ...


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Street Art Rugs: An Interview with Ginna Christensen

Have you ever wanted a Retna or Shepard Fairey piece on a rug to put in your home? Well Ginna Christensen is making your wish come true with her new line of rugs that are street art designed and inspired by today’s leadin...


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Let It Fly Project

Burbank, CA, a hidden gem to the art community sits in this suburban neighborhood. A house that showcases the life and breath of street art is opening its doors to artists to participate in a beautiful project called “...


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Public Art Addresses Gender-Based Street Harassment

Most people who’ve spent time in a major city are familiar with the uninvited cat call. Whether you have been the target or you’ve watched the event unfold, many of us have heard one individual or another solicit a ...


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Street artist makes city trash into fantastic creatures

Spanish artist Francisco de Pájaro doesn’t see rubbish as an urban blight — for him, it’s a canvas. De Pájaro transforms old cardboard, garbage bags, discarded furniture, and other refuse into weird human forms and fa...


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Street Artist Embarks On Graffiti Campaign To Address The Future Of Yemen

The activist and street artist embarked on a campaign entitled “The 12th Hour,” which called out for public participation through social media. Over the course of 12 hours Sobay held 12 public street art demonstrati...


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L.A.’s Ban on Murals Overturned

Because of our deep Mexican American population and heritage, L.A. has pretty much become the mural capital of the United States. Pair that with the global street art explosion centered right here in Los Angeles, and you have a...


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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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