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CRITIC'S PICK Badass Joan Brown: Smoking and Swimming in San Francisco

Natasha Boas | Posted 05.27.2016 | Arts
Natasha Boas

Joan Brown, The Smoker, 1973, mixed media, 22" x 16" x 9" Courtesy of Anglim Gilbert Gallery BADASS JOAN BROWN: Smoking and Swimming in San Fr...

The Other San Francisco: Void California and Tales from Topographic Oceans

Natasha Boas | Posted 04.25.2016 | Arts
Natasha Boas

San Francisco, both in myth and reality, has always been a nexus of productive subcultures defined by a sense of urgency and radicality. Now the art world spotlight shifts to San Francisco with the grand re-opening of SFMOMA's new Snøhetta-designed museum on April 29th.

Contemporary Art's 'Early Men' Pick Up Where Paleolithic Cave Painters Left Off

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.24.2014 | Arts

Why did the earliest of early artists -- we're talking the Upper Paleolithic era here -- make art? Were they attempting to communicate through symbols...

Zona MACO: A Window On Latin America

MutualArt | Posted 04.08.2014 | Arts

The ambitious fair has been regarded as the most important art event in Latin America, bringing together 137 galleries from 21 different countries from across Europe, North and South America.

The Power Of Color In Street Art

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 02.05.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

No doubt, the grey days of late winter are making us think about this as we brace for the next snowstorm, but today we're considering the impact that ...

One of Tim Biskup's Latest Works 'Feels Like an Acid Trip'

Susan Michals | Posted 12.08.2013 | Arts
Susan Michals

Tim Biskup is kind of a 'dude.' Actually, he's more of a dude/nerd -- but that's a good thing. His quirky persona and occasionally off-kilter sense of humor is part of what makes his artwork so engaging.

Barry McGee Has First NYC Show in Nearly a Decade!

Susan Michals | Posted 11.09.2013 | Arts
Susan Michals

San Francisco has got to be proud of Barry McGee. Born and raised in SF, McGee is perhaps one of the most influential artists to come out of the Bay Area, achieving global recognition as one of the world's most successful living artists today.

A Loner No Longer

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 06.10.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

The mid-career survey of artist Barry McGee opened last week at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston and the whole is in fact greater than the sum...

The Best Street Art Of 2012

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 02.16.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Of the 10,000 images he snapped of Street Art this year, photographer Jaime Rojo gives us 110 that represent some of the most compelling, interesting,...

Barry McGee's Glorious Bay Area Takeover

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.18.2012 | Arts

Scrappy, irreverent, political and progressive, Barry McGee's artwork seems like it could have only been born in the Bay Area. Since attending San Fra...

15 Exhibitions You Can't Miss This Fall

Posted 08.30.2012 | Arts

As much as we love these last sunny summer days, nothing compares to the combination of crisp fall air and freshly unveiled art exhibitions, does it? ...

Color, Geometry and Pattern on the Streets

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 09.10.2012 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Art from the streets has been heralding a new eye-popping geometric disorder that can now fairly be called a movement. With roots in recent art hist...

"It Is Ultimately About Freedom": Barry McGee on His Prism Gallery Show and Berkeley Museum Retrospective

ARTINFO | Posted 08.26.2012 | Arts

Barry McGee has become an icon in the realm street art and its associated subcultures of skateboarding to graffiti. His style is a hybrid, incorporati...

Kosbe: Under the Radar and in the Studio

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 06.25.2012 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Why One Brooklyn Stick Up Kid is Worth Watching Sometimes on the street you get an inkling of the future. It could be an overheard excerpt from a cel...

WATCH: The Changing Face Of The Bowery Graffiti Wall

Posted 03.05.2012 | New York

It was LA-based RETNA's turn on the Bowery graffiti wall this weekend. Replacing the Faile mural, RETNA, whose real name is Marquis Lewis, painted sym...

Brooklyn Street Art Presents: Best Images Of 2011

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 02.10.2012 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

It's been an excellent year for street art all over the world and we've had the pleasure of seeing a lot of great stuff from both big names and anonym...

Jump!! LA: Art in the Streets

Caroline Giegerich | Posted 10.02.2011 | Los Angeles
Caroline Giegerich

2011-08-02-pullquote.jpgJump!! is meant to re-invent art by expressing as much joy as possible in front of it.

Art in the Streets

Mike Selsky | Posted 06.19.2011 | Arts
Mike Selsky

2011-04-19-20110419IMG_5129.gifJeffrey Deitch went deep on this survey of the history of street art and graffiti. Be prepared for some visual overload.

'Art In The Streets' Brings The Fire To MOCA

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 06.14.2011 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Yes, Banksy is here. The giant "Art in the Streets" show opening this weekend at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles gives a patch of real e...

Street Art Reprisal

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 06.03.2011 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

By the time the 25th anniversary edition of Subway Art was published in 2009, generations of graffiti and street artists had been influenced by Martha...

STREET ART: Wooster Collective History Of Outlaw Art, Book Review

Cool Hunting | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Books on street art are as common as taggers who think they're going to be the next Banksy. So when we heard the elusive artist himself wrote the intr...

WATCH: STREET ART: 'Twist' And 'Amaze' Tag NYC's Deitch Wall On ArtObserved

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

One of the best art blogs around, ArtObserved caught up with graffiti artists TWIST and AMAZE to about their latest project on NYC's famed "Deitch Wal...