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May 13, 2015 Bucky Turco

Over the weekend, the August Martin High School in Jamaica, Queens was transformed into a massive graffiti gallery when over 100 artists such as MERES, CUBA, CYCLE, JERMS, Phetus, POET, YES1, CLAW, Cernesto, KING BEE, Plasma Slug, T-KID, AMUZE, SHIRO, and so many others descended on the massive building and spray painted their work directly […]

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May 6, 2015 Bucky Turco

For several years, urban artist Tristan Eaton maintained a studio at 158 Roebling in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Although he’s long-gone from that space, he still curates or paints the walls there. This year, he invited graffiti twins HOW and NOSM, as well as Cyrcle, to create an eye-popping mural that stretches around the […]

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April 27, 2015 Liam Mathews

Amongst Banksy imitators, Hanksy ain’t got shit on Wanksy, an anonymous street art vigilante who draws pictures of dicks around potholes in Manchester, England, with the intention of attracting attention to the holes so they get fixed. As the English would say, it’s right bloody brilliant. Photo: Facebook It’s working, too. The dick holes are […]

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April 20, 2015 Bucky Turco

On Saturday, renowed interventionist and public art veteran Ron English finished up his mural at the Houston Bowery Wall. It’s a patchwork American flag comprised of the many corporate parodies he has done over the past two decades as unsanctioned billboards or paintings, punctuated by a very angry-looking Hulk-like toddler. I asked him why he […]

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April 14, 2015 Liam Mathews

On Friday, the Observer’s Ryan Steadman wondered, “is Biggie Smalls becoming New York’s street art saint?” That question has a two-part answer: Biggie was canonized long ago, and he’s moved from icon into exhausted cliche. The city’s newest Biggie mural is on a roll-down gate at the Musket Room, a restaurant in Nolita. The mural, […]

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April 13, 2015 Prachi Gupta

Hours ahead of her announcement for presidential candidacy on Sunday, street art about Hillary Clinton’s campaign cropped up in Brooklyn Saturday night, reported The Weekly Standard. Clinton recently opened her campaign’s headquarters in Brooklyn. The art was well organized, mounted with hooks at impressive heights, including in-line with a traffic light. The posters read “Don’t […]

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April 10, 2015 Bucky Turco

Like other crimes, the laws against graffiti vary from state to state and from country to country. There are many places such as Bogota, Colombia where the fine is relatively minor and then there are others, like Singapore, that will get straight up medieval on someone’s ass should they get caught tagging. The makers of […]

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April 9, 2015 Aymann Ismail

Belgian street artist ROA is known for creating massive murals of woodland creatures (and their anatomies) in cities all around the world. The gargantuan animals he inserts into gritty urban landscapes make for some very interesting juxtapositions. When it comes to his galleries shows though, ROA doesn’t just mimic the stuff he does on the […]

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Aymann Ismail

Some people have such a visceral reaction to graffiti that they will go through great lengths to cover it, even if it means making the whole wall, door or gate look way worse than the newly scrawled tag or fill-in. In an effort to document and evaluate these eccentric acts of post-vandalism, ANIMAL is launching […]

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April 1, 2015 Bucky Turco

On Wednesday night, a New York City-based group that uses the arts to rehabilitate teenagers and keep them from becoming a cog in the criminal justice system is holding a silent auction at Chelsea’s Joseph Gross Gallery to raise money for its program. The artwork was donated by venerable list of graffiti and street artists […]

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