Even since the days of early human existence, mankind has shared an inexplicable need to decorate their humble abodes. From archaic cave drawings to complex hieroglyphs, beautifying the walls which surround us has become a part of human nature.
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.
Last month in Santa Monica, I attended a multiplatform art event sponsored by Audi to promote their new A3. As many friends of this page know, I do not drive a car, so I'm not all that well-equipped to judge, but the car looks really nice.
The New York gallery will exhibit recreations of fashion photographer Marco Glaviano's best-known black and white images of Crawford, which are large-scale versions printed on canvas and sprinkled with diamond dust.
Peter Greenaway's Dance of Death is a reinterpretation of the original Totentanz, the famous 15th Century mural in Basel, that reminded people that whether rich or poor, and no matter one's station in life, everyone has to die.
The genesis of the IamHere mural and collection of immigrant stories stems from conversations with members of the local community and the broader public. ACLU Florida hopes to eliminate a language that is fraught with "theys" and "thems."
I spotted my first You Are Beautiful sticker on the blue inside lip of a U.S. Mailbox. I opened it to send a bill and was greeted by a small, silver pick-me-up. "You Are Beautiful," the mailbox told me. And I smiled inside.
As many barriers and boundaries are crossed in public art, there is a question of 'Who has the right to express themselves here?' Take the famous Banksy piece as an example. Did he have the 'right' to make artwork on the walls of the West Bank?
Many Americans are angry about the attack on our living standards and basic rights by the right-wing forces around the country -- of which the Maine mural controversy is but a small part. It's time for Obama to take a stand.