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Was 2015 The Year Of The Mural?

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 12.16.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Was 2015 the "Year of the Mural"? A lot of people thought so, and the rise of commercial festivals and commissioned public/private mural programs p...

French Artists Sleep And Eat On Manhattan's Streets For One Month

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 09.29.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Imagine dining and sleeping your way down the length of Manhattan for a month on furniture you built yourself. On Broadway. Every day and night.

30 (Artsy) Reasons To Visit Coney Island This Summer

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 06.24.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

In the middle of an amusement park, these are commissioned works that respond in some way to their environment by 30 or so local and international heavy hitters, and a few new kids on the block, comprising a 40+ year span of expertise.

Coney Island Just Got A Whole Lot Prettier Thanks To Street Artists

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 05.27.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Instead of being hunted down for catching a tag or bubble-lettered throw-up, a couple dozen graffiti/street art painters are invited to hit up Coney Island this summer -- and since we've just marked the unofficial first weekend of summer in New York -- we're bringing you the first three freshly completed pieces.

On the 'A' w/Souleo: Hip-Hop's Past on Display in New Photo Exhibit

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 06.09.2015 | Arts
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

When photographer Joe Conzo reflects on hip-hop's early days one word comes to mind: innocence. During the late 1970s, he began to document the birth of hip-hop in New York City, prior to the culture becoming a global commercial force.

Photos Of Hip-Hop's Golden Age Will Make You Want To Squeeze Baby Busta Rhymes

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.30.2015 | Arts

Before we delve into details, let's all take a minute to ponder the beautiful, innocent creature that is baby Busta. Janette Beckman Busta Rhyme...

How Subway Graffiti Has Transformed From Rolling Canvases To Rolling Billboards

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 02.12.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

"If I had my way, I wouldn't put in dogs, but wolves," New York mayor Ed Koch suggested famously as a facetious proposal for releasing ferocious anima...

Street Art Photographer Martha Cooper Takes On Pow! Wow! Hawaii

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 01.22.2015 | Arts

It's always inspiring to see street art through the lens of legendary photojournalist Martha Cooper, but to hear her talking about Pow! Wow! Hawaii mi...

The Best Images In Street Art This Year (VIDEO)

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 12.18.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Here it is! Our 2014 wrap up featuring favorite images of the year by Brooklyn Street Art's Jaime Rojo. Before our video roundup below here i...

Behold, The Language Of Street Art In Istanbul

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 08.21.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

"The Language Of The Wall. Graffiti / Street Art" Pera Museum. Istanbul, Turkey No street artist is a prophet in his own land, to paraphrase the La...

Frieze New York 2014

MutualArt | Posted 07.08.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

This week marks the third year of Frieze New York, the London fair that went head-to-head with the tradition of the Armory Show and took NADA and Pulse with it, subsequently asserting itself as a "fair" contender.

Street Artists Reclaim A Dilapidated Building In Manhattan

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 03.17.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

A little more than 40 (mostly) street artists brought the four-floor former tenement building to life one last time before it will be destroyed -- and they did it almost entirely in secret over the course of a week.

The Women Of Global Street Art

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 03.04.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

An international team of heavy hitting women in street art are the centerpiece of the Wynwood District this weekend as Jeffrey Deitch returns to Miami...

Splashes Of Color In The Norwegian Rain

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 11.11.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

The pale wan institutional hues of the Stavanger International Airport now are punctuated by the brilliant blues and stencil patterning wrapping aroun...

Renowned Photographer Gets A Big Birthday Surprise

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 05.11.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

"I can't believe it. I never expected this, ever." The famed Houston Street Wall was the site of a sidewalk surprise birthday party Saturday for phot...

Documenting A Dying Tradition In Baltimore

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 12.16.2012 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Street Artist Gaia regularly highlights people from whichever community that he's painting or wheatpasting in. Passersby commonly stop to talk while h...

Atlanta Hosts First All Female Street Art Conference

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 10.15.2012 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Twenty-six artists make up the world's first all female Street Art conference that opens today in Atlanta. "Living Walls, The City Speaks" begins its ...

Welling Court: A New York Mural Block Party Like No Other

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 08.27.2012 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

The community mural: A time honored urban tradition rooted in local flavors and tastes. Every major city and many small towns have them and most peopl...

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...

The Secret Street Art Gallery Beneath Paris

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 01.28.2012 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Opening under cover of night somewhere in Paris, four stories beneath la rue, a secret subterranean gallery in a sealed tunnel appears suddenly. While activity on the street overhead is hectic and dense with cars, trucks and pedestrians, the dry dust is ankle-high here in this darkened, silent morgue—its cool, dank air now permeated with fresh aerosol. The Underbelly has been here, and if you discover this curated collection of Street Art and graffiti in the chilled dim light, you are officially lost. And lucky.

Street Art Stories: A MOCA Symposium From Brooklyn Street Art And HuffPost Arts

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 10.22.2011 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

HuffPost Arts and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) hosted a presentation and panel discussion given by Brooklyn Street Art founders ...

Shepard Faireyâ„¢: On Street Art And Street Cred

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 09.02.2011 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Shepard Fairey has grown up before the eyes of fans, peers and would be competitors. Undaunted by criticism he gets from both sides of his chosen voca...

'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...

Teen Curates Urban Art Sale For Charity

Posted 06.13.2011 | Arts

(Via Mutual Art) When asked why he prefers Urban Art over other art forms, curator Liam Patel responded simply, “Because Urban Art looks so much co...

PHOTOS: TOP TEN: Street Art Moments Of The Decade

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

While many of the antecedents of our modern Street Art movement can be traced to the 1960's, the last 10 years have provided a perfect storm of demogr...