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Keith Haring's 'Crack is Wack': NYC's Most Famous Mural?

Matthew Israel | Posted 08.15.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

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.

The Best Murals At This Year's Montreal Arts Fest

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 08.19.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Montreal has shown up again on our radar this summer because of the second annual MURAL festival, a large gathering of art fans, performances and live...

Culture, Courtesy of [Your Name Here]

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 08.13.2014 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

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.

Banksy NYC Street Art, Photographic Retrospective of Cindy Crawford at Art Miami

Sheryl Estrada | Posted 02.01.2014 | Arts
Sheryl Estrada

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 Reinterprets 'The Dance of Death' (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
VernissageTV

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.

Harlem Street Art Speaks Out

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 11.04.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Oh! If only these walls could speak! The diverse stories of New York's 20th/21st century immigrants would yell above the racing traffic north of 96th ...

Wynwood's IamHere Mural: A Creative and Interactive Approach to Immigration Reform

Tina Orlandini | Posted 08.11.2013 | Arts
Tina Orlandini

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."

Unusual Technique Uncovers Hidden Image Behind Priceless Artwork

The Huffington Post | Melissa Cronin | Posted 04.14.2013 | Science

What lies beneath the layers of famous paintings? Apparently...more paintings. Researchers recently discovered such a conundrum at the Louvre Museu...

You Are Beautiful

Leslie Goldman | Posted 04.03.2013 | Good News
Leslie Goldman

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.

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...

"When I Leave, They Will Want to Buff My Mural"

Carmen Zella | Posted 12.04.2012 | Arts
Carmen Zella

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?

Comic Artists Donate Giant Mural

AP | Posted 03.28.2012 | Arts

KENT, Ohio -- The men behind the "Funky Winkerbean" comic strip celebrated its 40th anniversary by donating a 96-foot mural for a new student lounge a...

Stunning Mural Made Out Of 450,000 Staples

The Huffington Post | Andrew Reilly | Posted 03.13.2012 | Arts

Staples, the miniscule invention that many associate with the drudgery of the office, but for one artist, they are just another tool of the trade. Bap...

Happy Birthday, Diego Rivera!!!!!

Posted 12.08.2011 | Arts

Today is the birthday of legendary muralist Diego Rivera. And it's a big one; he would be 125 years old today! Rivera was a key founder of the Mex...

See Saner And Sego Create A Mural At Wynwood Walls

Posted 02.04.2012 | Miami

"I don't put eyes because I believe that we are all blind," said Mexican artist Saner. "When we look through the heart's eyes, we will feel the world ...

Making of a Mural: Welcome to Woodbridge

Ben Falik | Posted 01.16.2012 | Detroit
Ben Falik

2011-11-15-pullquote2.jpg"Welcome to Woodbridge" is arguably Summer in the City's best-known mural. It didn't hurt that it was featured for a couple sweet, staggered seconds in the recent Chrysler commercial.

Shepard Fairey -- New Mural from the 'Leader' of Street Art

Gregory Linton | Posted 01.15.2012 | Los Angeles
Gregory Linton

2011-11-15-pullquote1.jpgShepard Fairey recently completed a new mural in L.A. on the same building that he used to illegally 'bomb' with his art. Now the building owner invited and hired Shepard to come paint the walls.

PHOTOS: L.A.'s Largest Mural Ever

Posted 12.10.2011 | Arts

BROOKLYN STREET ART -- Street Artists How and Nosm have just completed a 6 day installation of a brand new piece with the LA Freewalls project here in...

Endangered 1972 NYC Public Mural Could Be Restored

AP | By CRISTIAN SALAZAR | Posted 11.19.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- The mural on the side of the building is no longer so vibrant. Its oranges, rust-reds and heavenly blues have dimmed and splotches of dead...

Shepard Fairey Paints His Largest Mural

Turnstyle | Posted 10.01.2011 | Arts
Turnstyle

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Birdman Photos Shepard Fairey stands in front of his mural in West Hollywood, California.SEE MORE PHOTOS Originally publis...

Shepard Fairey's New 'Obey' Mural For Chicago

chicagotribune.com | 6:46 p.m. CDT, May 1, 2011 | Posted 07.03.2011 | Arts

Shepard Fairey, the artist best known for his Barack Obama "Hope" poster in 2008, is leaving his mark near Chicago's lakefront. As part of the Navy...

Battle Over Censorship of Maine Murals Part of a Larger Struggle for Basic Rights and Justice

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

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.

Republicans Back Off Proposal To Sell Iowa's Pollock Mural

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

"The Pollock" is safe. For now anyway. The bill proposed to force the sale of University of Iowa's Jackson Pollock painting, Mural, died on Tuesday b...

Tap Tap, Miami (VIDEO)

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Constantin Bjerke

The colors, incongruous sounds, overbearing exotic smells and the visual delirium enshrouding the walls transport patrons of this Miami restaurant to Haiti.

Big Wall, Slow Pace. The New Work of Joe Biel.

Ethan Murrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Ethan Murrow

From a distance Joe Biel's drawings and paintings appear sparse and quiet. Then you walk a little closer and his meticulously crafted and precisely considered work exerts itself.