The Changing Tide

By ArtAround | Attitudes changing on graffiti

Shepard Fairey: Have we lost the 'street' in street art?

The thing about Shepard Fairey is: He refuses to <i>obey</i>. The street artist and graphic designer who created the “Hope” poster during Barak Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign is the subject of the Hulu documentary “Obey Giant,” premiering Saturday. The movie, directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker James …

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Art for the masses

<b>This is how street art was recently described to me: It’s the biggest art movement the world has ever seen.</b><p>It’s a big deal. No longer an illicit …

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More 'inclusive and inspiring' public art expected with city's plan

For Kamelia Hristeva, founder and CEO of Green Star Movement, art is about more than paint on walls or the tedium that can come from piecing a mosaic …

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In the era of Instagram, businesses use street art to attract customers

Inside the shops along Melrose Avenue, there’s plenty to appeal to fashionable young customers such as Melissa Wang. But it was outside the Paul Smith store where the 25-year-old found what she was looking for.<p>“Did you even visit L.A. if you didn’t stop to take a photo in front of the pink wall?” …

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Does street art increase home values?

OWNING a home near a unique mural or a piece of street art can increase the value of the property and in some cases lead to lower maintenance costs, …

Street art, subversion and urban space

Against the backdrop of legal graffiti walls, Emma Slater probes the history of the street art movement back to its roots in visual subversion

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The World’s Largest Street Art Museum Is Opening in Berlin

The five-story indoor-outdoor museum features 100 artists and is completely free.<p>Berlin is to street art what Paris is to cafes and Amsterdam is to canals. Long known as the most “bombed” (or, “tagged”) city in Europe, the UNESCO City of Design is home to the world’s longest open-air gallery, a …

City of Detroit's new street-art initiative hires artists to fight blight

CLOSE<p>A village in Taiwan was set for destruction until one of its residents painted beautiful murals everywhere.<p>A new breed of “welcome to Detroit” …

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If you can't beat them, join them - the council deterring graffiti with street art

What’s proving the most potent weapon in the battle against graffiti artists defacing people’s homes? The answer is surprising: art.<p>A Sydney council …

Vogue View: The Political Power Of Street Art

You’d be hard pressed to find a person who isn’t familiar with Banksy and his work. With prints of his graffiti adorning living rooms, T-shirts and …

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Street art has a legitimate place in culture

Hidden in an alley in Joplin’s downtown bar district is a local contribution to what is gaining recognition as a significant art form — street …

$1M Chicago initiative to create public art in all 50 wards

The city of Chicago has commissioned artists to create murals, sculptures and other works in all 50 city wards this summer and fall.<p>The $1 million initiative is part of the "Year of Public Art," a citywide effort to bring art to more public spaces.<p>Mayor Rahm Emanuel says there are talented artists …

How Street Art Took Over Houston

A tradition once considered the purview of criminals is now a major part of a citywide beautification project.

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Public art: the feel-good hit that makes us linger - and spend money

More visitors, better productivity and free publicity are an easy return on investment for art. Property developers and city planners are taking notice<p>Now that Vivid Sydney, the yearly festival of lights, music and ideas, has drawn to a spectacular close, I am waiting with anticipation on a much …

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The Process: Public Art is Surging in the Capital City

+8<p>It's early on a hot, hazy Thursday evening in June, and the Vista is getting ready to come to life.<p>Couples in shiny sedans roll along the bricks on …

Street art goes mainstream in Houston, Texas

They say that everything’s bigger in Texas.<p>In Houston, that’s certainly true of the hats, the boots and the servings of barbecue. But the saying also …

Designed to Engage: The Promise (and Pitfalls) of the Public Art Boom

Street art versus the commercial world

The Easter spirit has been rather overtaken by a dispute over an exhibition in Germany of works by Stik, a graffiti artist from Hackney, London. Stik …

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World’s Largest Street Art Museum Takes Shape in Amsterdam

On the north side of the IJ in Amsterdam stand the remnants of the Nederlandsche Dok en Scheepsbouw Maatschappij (or Netherlands Dock and …

Public Art Movement Grows in Leesburg

For a decade, a handful of volunteers worked to convince the Leesburg Town Council of the value of investing in public art.<p>Council members have …

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Street Art As A Tool For Change

Street art, and those who create it - those who dare, dream, fight, question and challenge, whether it be for rebellion or for necessity, for the …

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Sydney declared a street art free-for-all as approval process dismantled

AUSTRALIA’S leading street artists have welcomed a City of Sydney proposal to ease restrictions on street art, effectively allowing any privately …

Can Public Art Change a Community? An Exploration of Art as Social...

<b>Guest blog post by Linda Naiman, Vancouver Biennale Board of Directors</b><p>We tend to think of visual art as a form of decoration, but it is so much more. …

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“We Need Solace More Than Ever”: Chus Martínez on the Relevance of Public Sculpture Today

People<p>Martínez has been appointed curator of ‘KölnSkulptur #9’ at Cologne Sculpture Park.<p>,<p>Last week, Cologne Sculpture Park announced that Chus …

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City of Sydney approves changes to street art commissioning rules

Buildings across the City of Sydney are set to get much more colourful if a proposal by the council to cut red tape for street art commissions is …

Urban public art: can it be more than a developer’s decoy strategy?

Expensive sculptures are often funded from the same small pot of money as affordable housing, public space and highways improvements – but do we really need a physical manifestation of a developer’s guilty conscience?<p>“Hosting of Draped Seated Woman” was an unlikely request to see advertised by a …

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Pico-Union–Bred Artist Big Sleeps Is Turning Street-Art Lettering Into Fine Art

There’s certainly no shortage of tattooers in the fine art world these days, and there’s a wealth of tattooers focused on turning the alphabet into …

Denver artist says graffiti vandalism hurts street art movement

DENVER - Nigel Penhale got paid for something people used to have to do off the radar. He painted a mural on the Cherry Creek Trail.<p>The city paid him …

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There's a gentrification-themed street-art battle happening in Hackney Wick

A post shared by Jack Jack Henry TGA (@metalhk47) on Feb 13, 2017 at 3:04pm PST<p>New street art crops up in London all the time, so you can't expect …