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Graffiti Art

The Train That Stands Still

Olek | Posted 10.14.2013 | Arts

I tend to crochet a lot of things that move. It's true. I crochet bicycles, cars, strollers, sleds, pedicabs, people. I've always been in motion. My work must always be moving.

Hotel Graffiti: Hidden, Hilarious Messages Left in Hotels Around the World

Lanee Lee | Posted 10.02.2013 | Travel
Lanee Lee

Since 2006, David Bussell has been inscribing messages in hotel rooms throughout the world - from Eastland, Texas to Edinburgh, Scotland.

Capturing Egypt's Revolutionary Graffiti

Alexander Nicholson | Posted 09.14.2013 | World
Alexander Nicholson

As a new wave of political expression swept the country, I found that a new form of artistic political expression -- revolutionary graffiti -- had also enveloped Egypt's cities.

Another Record!

AP | Posted 07.16.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — A Jean-Michel Basquiat (zhahn mee-SHEHL' BAH'-skee-aht) painting has set a new auction record for the graffiti artist at a sale of po...

15 Best Cities For Street Art

The Huffington Post | Leigh Silver | Posted 05.09.2013 | Arts

A spray-painted image or unnamed sculpture are the modern street artist's ghostly footprints on the world at large. We can thank figures like the ...

The Totemic Art of Yis Goodwin

Aja Beech | Posted 07.01.2013 | Arts
Aja Beech

Yis Goodwin creates totemic art, which is the only way to put it. Some call it whimsical, but I would not call a roaring lion head forcefully emerging from the open mouth of a cartoonish crowned animal head whimsical.

Are We Thinking of Art All Wrong?

Laura Cococcia | Posted 06.29.2013 | Home
Laura Cococcia

Think of how physically taxing painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel must have been; think of how many assistants and workmen must have been needed to complete it. Someone, surely, had to get the ceiling there to be painted on in the first place.

The Fascinating History Of Graffiti

Tomas Olesen | Posted 04.26.2013 | Home
Tomas Olesen

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgThat Tempt's tag is so clean, that his style is so apparent it looks like he drew it with his hand, is incredible. The fact that he's produced work for a joint show alongside the cream of street art, just using his eyes, is mind-blowing.

Settle Down, Graffiti

Posted 03.04.2013 | Comedy

Graffiti has a relatively short, but no less glorious artistic tradition. Its potential for social impact, by way of its existence in the public spher...

Will the Heart [Park] Beat Go On?

Pam Peterson | Posted 04.08.2013 | Style
Pam Peterson

A community of artists cleaned up what was formerly a derelict abandoned lot, in the center of the main shopping district of Reykjavik. A stage was built, benches and tables were brought in, playground equipment was set up, skateboard ramps were constructed... and, as the park came to life, the crowd gathered.

Imprints of Sidewalk Graffiti

Brigitte Engler | Posted 04.06.2013 | Arts
Brigitte Engler

On the sidewalks of the Lower East Side in New York City where I live, people write graffiti into the concrete. As I walk around with my dog Sage, I take notes of their location to come back later to make rubbings of them, my dog Sage, by my side.

Innovative Vermin: The Awkward Irony of Graffiti

Brian Glenney, PhD | Posted 03.17.2013 | Arts
Brian Glenney, PhD

Is there a qualitative difference between the graffiti that the art world loves, and the more common tagging that city officials and much of the public equate with the urinary habits of canines? 2013-01-15-graffitipull.jpg

Art Basel Year 11: "It goes to 11"

Joanna Popper | Posted 12.10.2012 | Miami
Joanna Popper

This is Miami. We never miss an opportunity to embrace our motto: More, Bigger, Brighter, Sexier and Splashier. We take an event like Art Basel and crank up the celebration element higher each year. We're a city of enthusiasts, bon vivants and opportunists.

Paul Brady

PHOTOS: The Surprising City That's Home To This Graffiti-Filled 'Art Alley' | Paul Brady | Posted 12.17.2012 | Travel

Hidden down an alley in the heart of Rapid City, South Dakota’s buzzing downtown is Art Alley, a graffiti-filled couple of blocks also adorned with ...

Art Is Whatever the Artist Has to Say

Vicky Tiel | Posted 01.28.2013 | Arts
Vicky Tiel

Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin's home on the Rue de Verneuil became a French historical monument and tourist attraction known for the graffiti art on the walls, doors and grills.

LOOK: Young, Masked Banksy Photos Emerge

Posted 09.18.2012 | Latino Voices

The book "Freedom Through Football" features the first ever confirmed photos of the extremely elusive Banksy painting one of his murals during a visit...

Fearless Art: Some Graffiti Artists Deserve Respect

Lisa Weldon | Posted 11.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Weldon

Not unlike Picasso, who took on the atrocities of the Spanish Civil War, or da Vinci, who introduced wild ideas such as flying machines, these artists aim to be change agents and, may I dare say, should be placed alongside the greats.

Street Art Gaining Legitimacy

John M. Eger | Posted 11.06.2012 | Arts
John M. Eger

For too long only "real art" -- at least that's how some folks describe it -- hung in public buildings, on corporate dining room walls or museums. Then ever so slowly it seemed "street art" became more fashionable. Maybe it started with trashcans, or dumpsters.

Helping Your Kids Break the Law Is Never Cool

Eva Glettner | Posted 10.28.2012 | Parents
Eva Glettner

What is beautiful to some may be absolutely ugly and offensive to others. There are laws set up to respect people's property.

Graffiti Artists Grow Up, But Still Have The Itch To Create

AP | BONNY GHOSH | Posted 09.29.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK — In torn jeans and saddled with a black backpack, Andrew Witten glances up and down the street for police. The 51-year-old then whips ...

Neon Psychedelica Meets Hardcore Punk In Erik Parker

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.31.2012 | Arts

"Erik Parker: Colorful Resistance" is a retrospective survey of the work of the New York-based painter. Inspired by the many voices of American subcul...

PHOTOS: Art On The Walls Of Cuba

Tyler Wetherall | Posted 09.07.2012 | Travel
Tyler Wetherall

Here, there are no billboards. Instead, it's a constant interplay between state-sponsored murals and guerilla graffiti artists.

Faraway Visions Via Instagram

Posted 04.16.2012 | Arts

Pablo Picasso reportedly once said, "All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." With this in mind, we are ...

Mike Ballard - The Evolution of a Street Artist (VIDEO) | Posted 05.19.2012 | Arts

Mike Ballard is a hard artist to categorise. Having started out in graffiti and street art, Ballard also dabbled in music production, often citing the...

Tilt Gives Blank Room Jekyll & Hyde Makeover

Posted 03.19.2012 | Arts

Recently, the Au Vieux Panier hotel in Marseille, France asked the street artist Tilt to work his magic on one of their rooms. The self-proclaimed "gr...