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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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TAP: The Unstoppable Ascendency of Street Art

When describing the origins of street art, it’s difficult to know where to begin. Seymour Rosen’s book In Celebration of Ourselves (1979) chronicled folk-art environments, handmade signage, and gang communications on wall...


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Iran’s valiant graffiti heroes

Graffiti has become a new voice for Iran’s youth. Your Middle East has met two acclaimed young Iranian stencil artists who are using street art to deal with themes such as peace, war, love, hate, hope, despair, human rights a...




 
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