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OSGEMEOS on What It Takes to Be a Legendary Graffiti Artist, or Two

The Brazilian artist duo pays respect to KAWS, Banksy, Barry McGee, and hip-hop as a whole.<p>The Brazilian artist duo behind OSGEMEOS is a linchpin in …

A look at Banksy's street art showcased around the world

Famed street artist Banksy is known the world over for his commentary on society in the form of graffiti art big and small. From eccentric hotels …

Minima Muralia: A Collection of 15 Years of Murals by Street Artist Blu | Colossal

<p>The newly published book Minima Muralia condenses more than 200 larger-than-life murals painted by Blu (previously) into one 288-page collection. …

‘Graffiti Granny’ becomes local celebrity for her love of street art

A 64-year-old woman dubbed the ‘Graffiti Granny’ after swapping patch-quilting for spray cans is now hooked and says ‘everybody should have a …

ICY & SOT interview: iran's street art siblings on art, activism & advocacy

<b>born in tabriz, iran in 1985 and 1991 respectively, street art siblings ICY and SOT began making work under less than hospitable conditions.</b> …

Tiny Melbourne street art a niche offering

She photographs each piece and uploads the image to Instagram, where she adds captions, in this case: "Darren knew the cigarettes would kill him in …

The Death of Street Art Troll Hanksy

Learn why NYC artist Adam Lucas wants to put an end to his viral street art alias.<p><i>HYPEBEAST Impressions</i> is an ongoing video series that delves into …

Obey's Shepard Fairey Has Only One Regret About His Obama 'HOPE' Poster

For those who regard Shepard Fairey as merely that guy behind Obey and the Obama “HOPE” poster, Hulu’s just dropped <i>Obey Giant</i>, a feature-length …

One of Mumbai’s oldest fish markets is getting a funky street-art makeover

Whenever the public art collective St+art India completes a project, it’s not unusual for it to attract some confused reactions. Some passersby are delighted by the sight of street art and installations in an Indian city, but others don’t quite understand what it’s about.<p>“Some people think that …

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Street art is a great way to communicate with people: Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra

St+art India is coming to Mumbai for its second edition here. A festival that celebrates street art, St+art Mumbai brings Brazilian artist Eduadro …

Meet the Man Saving L.A.’s Street Art One Mural at a Time

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Street Artist L'Atlas Builds Bridges By Mixing Graffiti With Calligraphy, Optic Art And Abstract Art

French street artist L’Atlas’ name is emblazoned everywhere: on walls, buildings, sidewalks, canvases, photos and time-lapse videos that he makes of his monumental installations and performances in cities worldwide, and even a sampler podium for French singer-songwriter Jain’s music video. It’s a …

Steve Lazarides Talks Working With Banksy & How to Buy Street Art

Steve Lazarides is a pioneer in the world of street art. For over a decade, he worked with the legendary Banksy, and is considered by many collectors …

Mongolia's Hunt For Female Street Artists

Odno Bold extends her hand in greeting, than pulls it away quickly. For a moment she has forgotten that her hands are covered in pink chalk and red paint, a hazard of the trade.<p>Bold, who is 24, is outlining her first street mural on the wall surrounding the United Nations compound in Ulaanbaatar, …

Michelle Angela Ortiz Is Using Public Art to Build Monuments to the Immigrant Experience

If you’re not an immigrant yourself and don’t know any personally, it’s easy to forget that there are more than 11 million undocumented individuals in the United States. You probably pass them on the street and stand in line with them at the supermarket, but you wouldn't know it. And in many …

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‘A folk hero’: D.C. street art legend Cool ‘Disco’ Dan dies at 47

By Maura Judkis<p>Maura Judkis<p>Reporter covering culture, food and the arts<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Danny Hogg, the prolific Washington street artist who plastered the city with his tag, Cool “Disco” Dan, died of complications from diabetes on Wednesday. He was 47.<p>Mr. Hogg’s tag became an enduring symbol for a …

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Meet Street Artists Remaking Miami’s Wynwood Neighborhood

Miami may conjure up postcard-perfect images of sunny beaches and sexy nightlife for many people, but for the past decade, the cosmopolitan South …

This Street Artist Found His Voice In The Midst Of Personal Turmoil

There’s a certain degree of obsession that’s intertwined with being a great artist. An intense devotion to the craft that manifests itself in various ways. Visual artists have a way of looking at the world that’s entirely unique, and their immersion in and search for beauty is often all …

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This Graffiti Artist Is Flipping The Script With Clay And Mirrors

Once in blue moon, someone comes along and changes the whole game up. In this case, that someone is a graffiti artist named Jamie Toll, or MRToll if you’re on the streets of LA or New York. An Aussie immigrant, MRToll spent years tagging, until serendipity stepped in and forced him to give up paint …

The Revolutionary Street Art Project That Inspired Banksy And Empowered A City's Youth

John Nation's “Aerosol Art" initiative in Bristol, England, gave rise to a number of defining artists -- but also almost cost him his freedom.<p>John Nation just wanted to give teenagers in Bristol, southwest England, a safe place to spray-paint without fear of arrest and prosecution.<p>Little did the …

#AfricaMonth: Street art for empowerment, Q&A with Wise Two

How did you get into graffiti?<p>A rebellious edge quickly got me drawn into the world of graffiti and the freedom of expression that I have always …

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Street art blogger Conrad Benner launches Old City-wide art exhibit

It all goes back to that day in 2009 when a car slammed into his bicycle at the corner of Sixth and Spring Garden Streets.<p>That’s how Fishtown’s …

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Boston’s street art is hitting a growth spurt. Here’s the man behind it.

If it’s art, and it’s outdoors, Cedric Douglas either knows all about it — who made it, how it got there, and what it means — or he put it there …

The Rise and Fall of a 1980s Street Art Star

Oren Jacoby’s <i>Shadowman</i> — which premieres today at the Tribeca Film Festival — reheats the tropes of documentaries about art in 1980s New York City …

This Free Public Art Brings the World to America

When many people think of the multitude of cultures that inhabit their cities, it’s usually based around food: “Yeah, we’re diverse. There’s a great …

Street art to colour AOS skate park

There won’t just be concrete to look at as competitors tear around the Vans concrete skate and BMX park at this year’s Australian Open of Surfing.

Anatomical Murals of Bisected Animals by Street Artist Nychos | Colossal

<p>Street artist Nychos paints large murals of bisected animals and humans, large works that allow you to take a peek inside their anatomical …