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8 Great Things That Have Been Ruined By Corporate America

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 09.04.2014 | Business

Life's simplest pleasures may be hard to put a value on. But that hasn't stopped corporate America from trying. 1. Water If you're looking f...

Is Banksy Over?

Matthew Israel | Posted 08.26.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

Could he now be considered part of art history? Or would he start to mean less to the general public and the street art community? I hope not.

Keith Haring's 'Crack is Wack': NYC's Most Famous Mural?

Matthew Israel | Posted 08.15.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

Haring painted Crack is Wack without asking for permission. One morning, during the summer of 1986, he drove a rented van -- loaded with some ladders from his studio and some new fluorescent orange paint he had bought -- up to Harlem to paint.

Cooking Art History: Graff-EAT-i

Maite Gomez-Rejon | Posted 08.13.2014 | Taste
Maite Gomez-Rejon

Yes, street art on museum walls is as cool as it sounds, but combining it with Renaissance manuscripts is groundbreaking.

Vietnamese Hipsters Reveal The Power of Internet and Globalization

Sahra Vang Nguyen | Posted 08.04.2014 | World
Sahra Vang Nguyen

With such an eagerness to embrace American style, trends and culture, I hope Vietnam's youth remember that they have just as much to offer and inspire the global community as they like to adopt.

Here Are The Giant Luxury Towers That Will Replace New York's Most Iconic Graffiti Wall

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 07.31.2014 | Arts

The whitewashing of graffiti mecca 5Pointz last fall has been a hard, slow-burning pill to swallow for street artists and New Yorkers alike. Here to d...

Public Art in Digital Space (#ArtofY)

Alex Schattner | Posted 09.09.2014 | Arts
Alex Schattner

It's hard to imagine artists working without the generosity of wealthy patrons. So, it may seem shocking that BC Biermann and Jordan Seiler thrive on pissing those patrons off by protesting public ad spaces.

Spanish Guerrilla Street Photography

Carl Pettit | Posted 09.07.2014 | Arts
Carl Pettit

Sergio de Arrola is a Spanish guerrilla artist and photographer who is uncomfortable with the moniker "artist." Sergio's mission, it seems, is to depict the world in black, as well as striking color.

How the Jeff Koons Retrospective Was Curated and Other Recommended Readings

Matthew Israel | Posted 08.26.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

If you're looking for some insight into the current Jeff Koons retrospective at the Whitney Museum, this interview with curator Scott Rothkopf is a good place to start.

The Best Murals At This Year's Montreal Arts Fest

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 08.19.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Montreal has shown up again on our radar this summer because of the second annual MURAL festival, a large gathering of art fans, performances and live...

ART History Happening at Miami Marine Stadium

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 08.19.2014 | Arts
National Trust for Historic Preservation

It hasn't been long since we featured a young Miami preservationist, Ivan Robles, who's working to bring attention to saving the Miami Marine Stadium, but we're back with more exciting stadium news.

Google Helps Immortalize The Vanishing World Of Street Art

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 06.10.2014 | Arts

Street art is far from static in the ever-changing urban jungle. Building walls get ripped down, taking with them painstakingly detailed murals; ...

Edward is Right, Edward is Wrong?!?

Edward Goldman | Posted 08.03.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

There is a special reward for me, as an art critic, doing these weekly Art Talks, and it is getting your responses --whether you agree or disagree w...

Erotic Art vs. Pornography. Graffiti Art vs. Vandalism.

Edward Goldman | Posted 07.27.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Watching a museum exhibition in the process of being installed --with artworks being unwrapped and moved around --is not necessarily the most intere...

Artist Gives Train Riders A Gorgeous Reason To Look Out The Window

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.21.2014 | Arts

For many, the morning commute via public transportation is a chance to zone out into your own lap, stare blankly at your coffee cup or scroll through ...

Jerusalem Churches Take On Hate Graffiti

Religion News Service | Michele Chabin | Posted 05.11.2014 | Religion

JERUSALEM (RNS) Ahead of Pope Francis’ Holy Land visit, the heads of Christian churches in the region plan to launch an international awareness camp...

Rock Creek Lee at Kramerbooks Spinning Locals Only Music

Head-Roc | Posted 07.07.2014 | DC
Head-Roc

Rock Creek Lee hit me up in March all excited about his next move: spinning all D.C. music sets at Kramerbooks & Afterwords.

Street Art Just Got More Dangerous In Egypt, But Artists Are Getting More Creative

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 05.08.2014 | World

Egyptian street artists created many of the enduring images of the country's 2011 revolution, splashing the streets with expressions of dissent, satir...

25 Street Artists From Around The World Who Are Shaking Up Public Art

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.14.2014 | Arts

Take a leisurely walk through your nearest metropolis, and you'll find skyscrapers reaching out to the heavens, innovative housing units sprawling fro...

It's Not Your Grandma's Miami

Kerri Allen | Posted 07.06.2014 | Travel
Kerri Allen

This contemporary and vibrant city stays in motion, from the potent coffees of Little Havana to world-class pop art in Wynwood to daring interior design at nearly every turn. You won't find Don Johnson or your nana's retirement village here.

Los Angeles Latino-Influenced Art Is the Focus of a Documentary and Museum Show

Lisa Derrick | Posted 07.01.2014 | Latino Voices
Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles: A city of glaring contrasts and contradictions -- multi-million dollar homes and abject poverty. It has libertine lifestyles and harsh, s...

15 Captivating Works Of Art That Challenge The McDonaldization Of Society

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 04.29.2014 | Business

Since its founding 60 years ago, McDonald's has played a near-ubiquitous role in pop culture. At times, it can feel like there's an ad for or referenc...

The Devil's Dictionary

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 06.17.2014 | Arts
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

The name Joe Reza "Prime" should be a household name, one that everyone should recognize.

OTP's Guide to Street Art: Egypt

Off Track Planet | Posted 06.10.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

While tens of thousands picked up bricks and sticks during the 18-day demonstration to overthrow long-standing President Hosni Mubarak, street artists protested by bashing contemporary politics through expressive paintings.

Painted City: Looking at Art on the Streets of Detroit

Annabel Osberg | Posted 06.07.2014 | Detroit
Annabel Osberg

I have traveled extensively throughout North and South America; and having seen countless cities in varying states of dilapidation, I thought I had a good idea of what to expect in Detroit. I was wrong.