The Talking Wall

By Brooke Copani | street art, murals, and the like

An artist has found a way to shock jaded New Yorkers

Manhattan’s Lower East Side is known as New York City’s most colorful and historical neighborhood. From the beat poets and radical socialists in the early-to-mid 20th century, to Jean-Michel Basquiat and Patti Smith in the 1970s, the storied section of the city has seen its fair share of artistic …

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Burn City: Melbourne's Painted Streets gallery

Lou Chamberlin has been photographing street art in Melbourne, Australia, for more than a decade and, like the city, her new book, Burn City,has collected the best of it.<p>The book title plays off the term ‘burners’, which some street artists use to describes a work so vivid or hot that it burns off …

UBC art installations aim to brighten your rainy day

When life gives you rain, make art<p>A University of British Columbia engineering student has found a way to turn Vancouver's rain into art.<p>Tiffany Quon …

Berlin Opens World’s Largest Street Art Museum (and It’s Free)

Not long ago, graffiti was little more than an illegal nuisance in most cities. Fast-forward a few short years and, thanks to Banksy and others, the …

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All the Murals of METROPOLINK Festival in Heidelberg

September 17, 2017<p>Studied Photography at IED in Milan, Italy. Passionate about art, frequent visitor of exhibitions, Widewalls photography specialist …

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Street Update #159

September 3, 2017<p>Studied Photography at IED in Milan, Italy. Passionate about art, frequent visitor of exhibitions, Widewalls photography specialist …

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joe caslin interview: the irish teacher using street art for social change

designboom chats to irish muralist joe caslin about using the city as a canvas to effect social change.The post joe caslin interview: the irish …

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‘Ghetto Tourism’: New York’s disturbing new trend

Free tours by foot are turning Brooklyn’s poorest neighbourhoods into safari-like spectacles – but at what cost?<p>Upon hearing the word safari you’ll most likely picture the green, rolling hills of Africa or at the very least, an ill-fitting pair of khaki shorts. But what if I were to tell you a …

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Incredible Street Murals Around the World You Have to See

Your city is a canvas. Whether you choose to use it as such -- whether you’re part of the paint, or just part of the fabric -- depends on whether you …

20 Quirky Graffiti Walls In Kolkata To Give You A Sneak Into The Beautiful Canvas That The City Is

A graffiti is so much more than a set of colours thrown together. It is a form of art, an expression that means different things to different …

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How graffiti became a global art movement

The underground networks of young people that sparked a worldwide phenomenon by writing their names and street numbers all over New York and Philadelphia<p>According to Roger Gastman, the curator, producer and director behind the book and film <i>Wall Writers: Graffiti In Its Innocence</i>, graffiti first …

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165 Street Artists Took Over an Abandoned Building in Berlin, and the Results Are Wild

Part funhouse, part haunted house, and part adult ball pit filled with touchable temporary work: come visit THE HAUS.<p>What happens when 165 street artists take over a single building in Berlin? The result is a five-floor urban art labyrinth boasting the work of creators from over 70 countries. …

Two Brothers Transform Phoenix with a Nomadic Art Space

The Fortoul Brothers have made it their mission to make the capital of Arizona into a capital of the art world.<p><b>This article originally appeared on Creators.</b><p>Origin stories don't get much more American than that of the Fortoul Brothers, whose nomadic art gallery is the spice of Phoenix's art …

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This Street Artist Quit His Day Job To Share Words Of Inspiration With Fellow Dreamers

<i>Photo: @Benzofosho</i><p>The anonymous street artist, Wrdsmith — a transplant from the Midwest following his dream in L.A. — jokingly calls himself a cliché. A few years ago, he was working in advertising in Chicago when he realized he just wasn’t happy. His job was creative but it wasn’t <i>enough</i>.<p>He wanted …

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Fanzara: Street art revives divided Spanish village

A Spanish village whose residents were at odds over a planned waste dump have overcome their differences with an art project that transformed it into an open-air gallery.

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22 Australian Street Artists To Know

We’re living in a golden age for urban artists. Once an illicit form conducted under cover of dark, street art is now a full-blown phenomenon. Its …

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26 New York Street Artists To Know

Street art is synonymous with New York City. The two have grown side by side, both becoming icons in their own right, and both dramatically different …

New York graffiti tour turns the illicit underground into accessible art

Meet the street artist who gives tours around the city as part of a group that’s found success showing the legal side of what some consider urban blight<p>It’s a blistery March afternoon and I am standing in a huddle of around 40 St John’s University freshmen outside of a high end coffee shop on the …

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This Street Artist Creates Art Through Destruction

The artist, Vhils (aka Alexandre Farto), is known for his incredible, tactile murals carved literally into the walls of buildings. And we just can’t get enough of his work — it’s stunning. His transformative art pieces strip away layers of paint and concrete to form beautiful images, often of …

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Cuban graffiti artist makes his mark in Havana

HAVANA (AP) — The whimsical designs of the graffiti artist with the signature Yulier P. began to appear randomly on walls around Havana three years ago. The first ones were large abstract renderings of rabbits, their floppy ears outlined in black against chipped concrete.<p>Now, there is hardly a …

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Finally: A Documentary on Female Graffiti Artists

For the past three years, Alexandra Henry has traveled the world filming and interviewing an all-female group of graffiti stars.<p>A subculture of female graffiti artists has long pursued their art under dangerous and illegal conditions without receiving the same respect as their male counterparts—and …

This Artist’s Work Will Make You Question How We Relate To Technology

Ludo’s street art pieces are easy to recognize. The prolific artist uses black, white, and fluorescent green to make his work stand out against the city scape. His themes of nature and technology stand out too. Each thought-provoking paste up or mural combines the brilliant design of the natural …

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How Street Art Transformed Miami’s Wynwood Neighb...

Often graffiti is seen as a sign of a depressed, undesirable neighborhood. But in Miami, developer and preservationist Tony Goldman had the opposite …

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JUSTKIDS Unveils Colossal 21-Story Murals by Shepard Fairey & D*FACE in Las Vegas

A few months after the advent of JUSTKIDS’ Downtown Las Vegas mural transformation, the global art curator has picked up right where it left off, …

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What is Yarn Bombing ?

February 18, 2017<p>A philosophy graduate interested in theory, politics and art. Alias of Jelena Martinović.<p><b>Yarn bombing</b>, yarnstorming, guerrilla …

Meet the artists claiming Belfast's streets

<b>Belfast is a city better known for its history than its artwork, but a new generation of artists are claiming its public spaces as their own.</b><p>For decades the streets of Northern Ireland have been peppered with political murals depicting the region's religious divisions.<p>But a new wave of contemporary …

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This Mexican Street Artist Mixes Science Fiction and Psychedelia

Muralist, illustrator, and all-around renaissance man Smithe is creating his own brand of sci-fi surrealism.<p>South of the US-Mexico border, Smithe, aka Luis Enrique, creates some of the most striking graffiti and murals seen on the streets of Mexico City. But Smithe isn't just plying his trade in …

A Massive Mural of Beyonce’s Legendary Pregnancy Photo Has Popped Up In Australia

The world is still rejoicing over news that Beyonce and Jay Z are pregnant and expecting twins in the coming months. Not only does the initial Instagram picture of Bey’s beautiful baby bump hold the record for the most-liked Instagram image of all time, it’s also been immortalized with an …

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A Tremendous Roundup Of Street Art Ridiculing Donald Trump

From England and Austria to New York and Los Angeles, the writing is on the wall.<p>Street artists have a lot to say about President Donald Trump ― little of it flattering.<p>Works criticizing the former reality TV personality began appearing on walls around the world soon after he launched his bid for …

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