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Banksy and Fairey Headline Urban Art Show At Bonhams

Posted 11.20.2011 | Arts

Via Mutual Art. Whether it’s on the floor or in the street, Urban Art continues to be popular with the general public and high-end art collectors...

Man Charged With Spray Painting His Name On Grand Canyon

Posted 11.02.2011 | Green

So much for "leave no trace." A Canadian man faces two federal charges after allegedly spray painting his name on a famous Grand Canyon National Pa...

WATCH: Gallery Allegedly Removes Banksy West-Bank Stencils

Posted 10.31.2011 | Arts

An unauthorized Banksy show at the Keszler Gallery in New York City has angered arts commentators for apparently removing original works from their We...

Astoria Characters: The Four Funny Faces

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 10.30.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

My house has a wall out front. It is red brick with four pedestals, each of which is crowned by a white concrete Colonial Revival ball. It was this quartet of billiard balls that served as the blank canvas for some budding Banksy.

Downtown Chicago Marilyn Monroe Statue Defaced

NBC Chicago | Posted 10.27.2011 | Chicago

It seems the Mag Mile's Marilyn Monroe has gotten herself a tattoo. Someone overnight Friday tagged the right leg of the 26-foot statue that adorns...

Should Banksy's Art Be Protected?

Melinda Brocka | Posted 10.25.2011 | Arts
Melinda Brocka

It's been quite a year for Banksy, but does the increased popularity merit legal protection for his art? A recent study makes the case that his most ...

PHOTOS: The Ultimate Locals Guide To SF Street Art

| Tami Yu | Posted 10.24.2011 | San Francisco

San Francisco has and always will be a hotbed of freedom, love and art. Our local street art community reflects this beautiful collective ethos and un...

WATCH: UK's Largest Street Art Project

Posted 10.22.2011 | Arts

As the hometown of both Damien Hirst and Banksy, Bristol is an English city known for the odd and artsy. Over the last few days, Bristol's Nelson Stre...

New Collar: Detroit's Working Class Youth

Turnstyle | Posted 10.19.2011 | Black Voices

Originally published on, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

Graffiti Cities Around The World

Black Tomato | Posted 10.16.2011 | Travel
Black Tomato

One of the best ways to really understand a culture is through its art, but what happens when the galleries are closed?

Graffiti Grandpa Identified As Florida Street Vandal

Posted 10.11.2011 | Weird News

Even with old age, some folks never lose that youthful rebellious streak. After six years of the initials "SLA" mysteriously appearing spray painte...

Does Banksy App Make The Street Art Hunt Too Easy?

Posted 10.10.2011 | Arts

Whether they're torn down or washed out or simply scrubbed over, the politically charged street art by graffiti activist Banksy can be difficult to fi...

The Struggles Of Russian Street Art

Posted 10.07.2011 | Arts

The first images of Russian street art that made it onto the blog circuit were unsettling. They weren't sorrowful like some of the works in Cairo, and...

Does Street Art Really Show A Healthier Cairo?

Travis Korte | Posted 10.01.2011 | Arts
Travis Korte

Last week, the New York Times ran a story titled, "The Maturing of Street Art in Cairo," that linked a move away from simple political slogans to a he...

Morley Makes a Mockery of Street Art (Video)

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 09.29.2011 | Los Angeles
John Wellington Ennis


PHOTOS: Taliban Graffiti Found On U.S. Marine Headquarters' Walls in Afghanistan

Posted 09.28.2011 | World

Some unusual graffiti has been revealed on the walls of a U.S. Marines Battalion Command Headquarters in Afghanistan. As the Associated Press note...

The Influence of the LA Streets on Art

Tom Gregory | Posted 09.21.2011 | Arts
Tom Gregory

L.A. Influential features a panel of native Los Angeles artists discussing the current interest in LA's diverse subcultures' impact on art as demonstrated in exhibitions such as MOCA's Art in the Streets.

Reverse Graffiti: South African Artists Create Clean Murals

Posted 09.20.2011 | Home

While many artists look to leave their imprint on society by drawing on the public landscape, one South African group is making a name for themselves ...

Lindsay Lohan...Street Artist?

Posted 09.18.2011 | Arts

Lindsay Lohan has a new a street artist? Not exactly. Lohan was spotted in thigh-high boots and a corset, spray painting the walls of Los An...

Two Poussin Paintings Vandalized With Spray Paint

Posted 09.17.2011 | Arts

Two paintings by the prominent 17th-century French classicist painter Nicolas Poussin were vandalized Sunday, by a man with a can of red spray paint. ...

PHOTOS: Harry Potter Street Art

Posted 09.14.2011 | Arts

The last movie in the Harry Potter franchise "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt.2" was released today, or rather, last night at midnight. For ma...

Street Artist Creates Device To Paint Graffiti On Passing Trains

Posted 09.12.2011 | Arts

Berlin-based street artist Dtagno has created a way to paint trains as they pass. His Morphogenetic Field Device Little Boy is a vertical pole with 22...

Graffiti Art Tour Of Miami On Vespas

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.12.2011 | Arts

MIAMI -- Graffiti was once considered a sign of urban decay, the sort of thing that might keep tourists away from a neighborhood. Now, not only is it ...

L.A. 'Street Art' in South Central at Manual Arts High

Carmen Zella | Posted 09.12.2011 | Los Angeles
Carmen Zella

I interviewed MarkAyala to shed light on his experience teaching art at Manual Arts High. His story of what one person's vision can accomplish amidst a crumbling education is a film-worthy script.

WATCH: A Haunting Look At An Abandoned Amusement Park

Posted 09.08.2011 | Arts

"No Joy" is an eerie short film by Mike Petty about Joyland Amusement Park in Wichita, Kansas. The park was in continuous operation for 55 years until...