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The Cultural Evolution of Art and the Net

Blair Schulman | Posted 12.22.2014 | Arts
Blair Schulman

Having opened the window to everyone, art and the internet has evolved from the side of a building or a subway car to land on our desktops and smartphones. We can carry aesthetics, creativity and ideology with us everywhere.

F**k Authority: How Two Little Words Led to One Cool Street Wear Brand

Dan Miles | Posted 12.03.2014 | Style
Dan Miles

Could you describe yourself in two words? That's the question I asked myself after watching Snoop Dogg's video for 'What's your Pleasure?' his smooth, smoky collaboration with Daz Dillinger.

Legendary Artists vs. Legendary Designer

Marc A. Coronel | Posted 12.01.2014 | Arts
Marc A. Coronel

As far back as I can remember, I always admired the graffiti art surrounding California, especially three legendary graffiti artists, Revok, Reyes and Steel, who recently filed a landmark lawsuit in California against embroiled fashion designer Roberto Cavalli.

Alfa Castaldi: History and Mystery in Paris Graffiti

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 11.04.2014 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

his son is working with Duncan Miller Gallery to preserve and expand awareness of his late father's extensive estate -- which he recently discovered includes an archive of largely unknown photographs documenting written and pochoir (stencil) graffiti on the streets of 1980s Paris.

How the Question, 'What is Art?' Got Real Yesterday in Detroit

Laura Hogikyan | Posted 12.16.2014 | Detroit
Laura Hogikyan

To dole out fines for wall art, or sell the Detroit Institute of Arts' assets to satisfy creditors in the city bankruptcy, would be to destroy the core of what sustains this city and will continue to make it stronger.

Cooking Art History: Graff-EAT-i

Maite Gomez-Rejon | Posted 10.13.2014 | Taste
Maite Gomez-Rejon

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

LAndmarked: A Nostalgic view of Los Angeles

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 06.28.2014 | Los Angeles
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

This past Saturday at The Seventh Letter Gallery, Paul "Krush," Meraz, a member of world-renowned graffiti crews MSK and AWR, and art collective Th...

Moezart: The Bogeyman of Graffiti

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 06.11.2014 | Los Angeles
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

If you were around the underground graffiti scene in L.A. during the late 80s and throughout the 90s, you might remember the name Moezart from KWS, (Kings with Style).

The Getty Black Book

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 06.05.2014 | Arts
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

Several graffiti writers were approached and given an opportunity to go to the Getty Research Institute and examine the rare manuscripts, and to grant them the opportunity to be a part of the entire process, from birth to execution.

The Most Beautiful Words Of Encouragement Could Be Hidden In The Most Unlikely Places

Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Why Flea Markets Aren't Just for Early Birds: Arrive Late, and Get Great Deals on Vintage Treasures

Bob Richter | Posted 05.27.2014 | HuffPost Home
Bob Richter

Bargaining at flea markets is just part of the language and culture, and it's been going on for centuries. For those who are still uneasy, I offer these six easy tips:

Speaking in Tongues: Defer K2S

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 04.30.2014 | Los Angeles
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

The ecology of one's environment plays a pivotal influence on creativity and style, thus in Defer's case, his mastery of bold typeface is nativist to Los Angeles street culture.

Tour The '5 Pointz Of Paris'... Before It's Gone Forever

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 12.19.2013 | Arts

By 2016, you will no longer be able to walk through the Magasins Généraux, a graffiti-smothered building in the northeast Parisian suburb of Pantin....

Watch Street Artists Transform An Empty Building Into A Graffiti Masterpiece

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Arts

Shortly before a warehouse in Brisbane, Australia was set to be demolished, street artist Sofles (along with selinamiles, Dr. apple, Fintan Magee, Dj ...

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...

Justin Bieber Sparks a Graffiti Revolution in Colombia

Aldo Civico | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Aldo Civico

When he sneaked out from his hotel to do some graffiti on a wall in Bogota, Colombia, Justin Bieber most probably didn't imagine he would stir a heated debate and provoke a chain reaction, which ended up legitimizing graffiti and urban art.

The Current State of Muralism (Part V)

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

As many gang members, graffiti writers, and taggers came of age within the spectrum of the '92 Riots, a different type of cultural adaptation began to develop.

Banksy in Bywater?

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Home
National Trust for Historic Preservation

If you've ever longed to make your home in a century-old industrial rice mill amid preserved graffiti and masonry brick walls, New Orleans' Rice Mill Lofts might be the perfect place for you.

The Current State of Muralism (Part IV)

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 12.25.2013 | Latino Voices
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

Chicano street graffiti had always been considered uncultivated, lowbrow, and subversive, yet this type of urban artwork was present in ancient civilizations like: Greece, Rome, Egypt, Turkey, and Mesoamerica.

Yisreal Feldsott and the Voice of Spirit

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Gabrielle Selz

Just as a metaphysician seeks to clarify the fundamental notions by which humankind understands the world, the work of artist Yisreal Feldsott is a pursuit of an encounter with the nature of existence.

New York Art 'Treasure 5 Pointz Wins a Temporary Restraining Order

Anthony Papa | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Anthony Papa

Last Thursday, a judge issued a 10-day temporary restraining order to the graffiti artists who have filed a lawsuit in an attempt to save the art they painted on 5 Pointz, the "graffiti mecca" of the art world, by stopping the demolition of the buildings located in Long Island City, Queens.

Demolition Of NYC Graffiti Haven Delayed

ARTINFO | Posted 10.21.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

Though New York's City Council recently approved demolition plans for 5Pointz, paving the way for the destruction of the beloved locus of New York Cit...

Artists Mourn Impeding Demolition Of Famous Graffiti Haven

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 10.15.2013 | Arts

The 200,000-square-foot factory building that has become a veritable museum of New York's graffiti culture will soon be no more. The space is known...

KAWS at PAFA

Craig Carpenter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

KAWS, a native of Jersey City, New Jersey, and now residing in the artist enclave of Brooklyn, is known for using pop culture iconography to cause viewers to consider the world around them differently.

Painter Tim Okamura Offers an Urban Narrative in Two Exhibitions

Sheryl Estrada | Posted 11.10.2013 | Arts
Sheryl Estrada

His paintings are filtered through the lens of his own personal experience as someone of mixed race growing up in Canada, where he was often identified as "different," and even ridiculed for that perception. Themes including culture and ethnicity and social identity are evident in his artwork.