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March 24, 2015 Bucky Turco

Hailing from Devon, but based out of London, Stuart “Slinkachu” Pantoll takes photographs of tiny figurines that he installs in site-specific settings. In a previous interview with ANIMAL, the artist and photographer said that he sources the miniature characters from model train sets and then customizes them. He recently unveiled an exhibit of new work […]

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March 23, 2015 Liam Mathews

Eric Ulrich is a 30-year-old Republican city councilman representing District 32, which includes conservative parts of Queens like Ozone Park, Howard Beach and Breezy Point. A big part of his political career has been washing graffiti off the streets of his district. On Monday, he announced that he will be allocating an additional $10,000 this […]

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March 20, 2015 Bucky Turco

For years, relations between America and Venezuela have been frosty, but things took a turn for the worse when President Obama issued a bizarre executive order declaring the South American country an “extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States,” which of course, it isn’t. Venezuelan officials responded by launching […]

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March 12, 2015 Bucky Turco

After months of floating around the ISS and getting toyed with by Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, one of the two mosaic tiles created by French street artist Invader for the European Space Agency has been permanently affixed to the Columbus module, the facility’s major laboratory floating 249 miles above the Earth. Early Thursday, Cristoforetti tweeted […]

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March 11, 2015 Liam Mathews

Street artist Danielle Mastrion is planning to paint a Biggie Smalls mural on the Key Foods supermarket at St. James Place and Fulton Street in Clinton Hill, the block where Biggie grew up. The mural is being shepherded by Leroy McCarthy, the man behind the stalled attempts to rename St. James between Fulton and Cambridge […]

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March 5, 2015 Bucky Turco

In late January, Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti posted a photo to Twitter of what appeared to be one of French street artist Invader’s signature mosaic tiles floating over an instrument panel. The caption read, “Look what I found! Hey there, who are you? #space2iss #SpaceInvader.” That same day, Invader essentially confirmed on his Instagram that […]

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February 26, 2015 Aymann Ismail

On Wednesday, British street artist Banksy unveiled a whole new body of work — and video — created in Gaza to bring attention to the people who live there in the aftermath of the Israeli army’s most recent military campaign. Israel justifies the attacks as a necessary battle against Hamas, but Banksy likens the IDF […]

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February 25, 2015 Bucky Turco

The ever elusive street artist Banksy continues to remain elusive. Today, the British stenciler posted an image of what appears to be new work on his new Instagram account, @banksy.co.uk, without a caption. UPDATE: the new work is in Gaza. A photo posted by @banksy.co.uk on Feb 25, 2015 at 2:26am PST His publicist Jo […]

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February 20, 2015 Bucky Turco

Graffiti writers love Detroit. With its industrial ruins, abandoned buildings, and decaying structures, it’s a magnet for urban art and exploration. Artists from all over the United States make yearly pilgrimages there — and the city has had enough. Local paper Metrotimes spoke to a councilmember about some of the proposals they’re considering. One of […]

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Prachi Gupta

“A lot of people will sit down and watch the Oscar show this Sunday and then go and indulge in cocaine.” Street artist Plastic Jesus was just stating a simple truth when he said this to the New York Daily News, but his new sculpture, which makes the same statement, turns the words into a […]

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