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Public Art: Here, There, Everywhere

Edward Goldman | Posted 02.09.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Driving through Downtown LA along Main Street, I saw a rather dramatic mural of a single, moody cartoon-like figure decorating the wall of a rather nondescript commercial building.

This Unemployed 22-Year-Old Might Just Be The Next Banksy

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

It's a ubiquitous question now that the British graffiti artist is on everyone's radar, commanding millions at fancy auction houses and ticking off th...

The Incredible Typography That's Been Hiding In Japan's Street Signs

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 12.04.2013 | Arts

A Japanese street is a design junkie's dream. A variety of typefaces abound just above eye-level, in the signs painted by the shopkeepers. Th...

Meet The Street Artists Who Are Making An Art Arcade

Posted 12.04.2013 | Arts

Brooklyn-based street artists Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller, also known as FAILE, are headed to Art Basel Miami Beach this year for the very first...

Court In 5Pointz Case Publishes Decision

ARTINFO | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
ARTINFO

On Wednesday, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York published its decision on the application for an injunction by a group of a...

Mallika Rao

Artists Bid Sad Farewell To NYC's Graffiti Mecca

HuffingtonPost.com | Mallika Rao | Posted 11.22.2013 | Arts

In a small bar in Queens where everyone seems to know everyone else’s name, a Frenchwoman is crying. She’s Marie Cecile Flageul, one of the le...

You Know You're The Mayor Of New York City When Street Artists Do This

Posted 11.20.2013 | Arts

Well, this is one way to welcome Bill de Blasio to the New York City mayoral office. The slightly terrifying street art homage to the newly ele...

Artworks Disappear Overnight As 5 Pointz Graffiti Haven Is Painted White

Posted 11.20.2013 | Arts

Despite the efforts of many to save Long Island City's 5 Pointz from demolition, the renowned graffiti haven has finally met its end. The massive ware...

The Power Of Words On City Walls

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 11.13.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Brief Analog Messages On Walls Ape Our Digit-Driven Discourse Whether satire, slogan, or soliloquy, the anonymous street scribe shapes our experien...

Austin, Texas -- A City That Wears Its Soul on Its Sleeve

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Barbara Falconer Newhall

Austin has the reputation of being not your typical Texas town -- it's more liberal and more secular than the rest of this Bible Belt state. Perceptions notwithstanding, there's plenty of religion going on in Austin. You can see it from the street.

Anonymous Buyer Fails To Come Up With Money For Banksy's Nazi Thrift Store Painting

Posted 11.12.2013 | Arts

Remember when Banksy purchased a $50 landscape painting from a New York City thrift store, added a Nazi to the placid scene, and then dropped the artw...

'Write of Passage' Curator: Banksy Work Is Not Graffiti

Catie Keck | Posted 11.07.2013 | Arts
Catie Keck

Sacha Jenkins is here to clear the air regarding some misconceptions surrounding the art of graffiti writing, namely that the ever-infallible mass media hasn't any idea what even constitutes as such.

Resurrecting El Cid

Olek | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Olek

People still ask me why I "cover" things in public with yarn magic. I, emulating the street-art legends before me, hope to do more than merely cover surfaces.

15 Amazing 3D Street Artworks That Remind Us How Transformative Public Art Can Be

Posted 11.04.2013 | Arts

There's something about a three-dimensional image painted on the wall of an abandoned building that just reminds us how transformative public art can ...

Banksy Thrift Store Painting Sells For Whopping $615,000

Posted 11.01.2013 | Arts

Bidding on Banksy's re-worked thrift store painting has finally come to a close this week. The second-hand artwork, originally purchased for $50 and a...

Taking It to The Streets

Jacob Devaney | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jacob Devaney

Let's explore two artists whose work would be at home in the finest galleries, but are not content to keep their art (or the inspiration it creates) confined to gallery walls and coffee-table books.

Banksy's Final Trick

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

A Genuine October Surprise for New York Street Art Friends and Foes Alike. In a series of communiqués beamed from his website, the global street a...

See Brooklyn by Bike

offMetro.com | Posted 10.29.2013 | New York
offMetro.com

There is more to Williamsburg than the tender morsels of Australian glockenspiel players and Japanese fashion photographers, but you should still start your exploration of the neighborhood at the epicenter of the madness, at the Bedford Ave stop on the L.

Meet Franksy, Banksy's Biggest (Canine) Fan

Posted 10.29.2013 | Arts

If you've roamed the internet at all in the past month, you almost surely know who Banksy is and probably know who Hanksy is. But we doubt you've hear...

This Just Might Be The Best Street Art GIF Ever Created

Posted 10.24.2013 | Arts

The things you can do with a camera, street art and a wild sense of imagination... We spotted this GIF on Reddit courtesy of a user named too...

The Original Banksy Was A Mysterious NYC Teenager

The Huffington Post | Carly Schwartz | Posted 10.24.2013 | Arts

More than 40 years before Banksy began torturing delighting New Yorkers with his month-long residency, the New York Times published an article about a...

Is Banksy on the Run From the New York Cops?

Rob A.L. Brown | Posted 12.23.2013 | New York
Rob A.L. Brown

Graffiti artist Banksy is two thirds of the way through a "residency" on the streets of New York City but it seems that the project has run into a spot of bother in the last 24 hours.

Everyone Can Calm Down About These Banksy Arrest Rumors

Posted 10.23.2013 | Arts

It looks like Banksy is taking the day off from his New York Takeover, canceling his latest street art endeavor due to "police activity." The anon...

Street Art Optical Illusions Bring Mind-Bending To A Whole New Level

Posted 10.24.2013 | Arts

Why should an artist scavenge for empty canvases when the walls of abandoned buildings are calling their names? This is the mantra that guides Fre...

Hop On The Ñ Train

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 10.22.2013 | New York

A group calling themselves "Z Street Art" has taken credit for the re-christening of the N train in New York City as the Ñ train. The artists say the...