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

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

<b>the murals of irish artist joe caslin seem to spring up overnight.</b> both visually commanding and powerfully subtle, his towering works of art appear …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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Artist Brothers Fortoul Are Transforming Phoenix with a Nomadic Art Space | #50StatesofArt

The Fortoul Brothers have made it their mission to make the capital of Arizona into a capital of the art world.<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 scene.<p>Isaac and Gabriel Fortoul grew up in Union …

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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 …

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.

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 …

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 …

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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 Neighborhood

(Image: Houzz)<p>Let’s back up and enter the town center, an outdoor museum where it all began. Now it’s a vibrant courtyard garden full of artwork. …

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, …

Street Art

What is Yarn Bombing ?

<b>Yarn bombing</b>, yarnstorming, guerrilla knitting or crocheting, urban knitting or crocheting, graffiti knitting or crocheting – these are all names for …

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 …

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 …

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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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New Street Art by Lonac 📍 West Palm Beach Florida #art #mural #graffiti #streetart https://t.co/nBce7vDaiG

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RT@Oshianna2U via @berger_bb, @MarkGKirshner Seth Globepainter Fengzing, China #streetart #art #painting https://t.co/O8ylf34eZf

Winter & Summer Street Art by Bozko 📍 Sofia #art #mural #graffiti #streetart https://t.co/m0g3Ilxsu1

You’ve Never Seen Graffiti Quite Like This

Artist Javier de Riba goes from abandoned building to building, making his mark with paint. At first, it sounds just like another tagger. However, …

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