graffiti

Work by Rae at 21st Precinct

What do you get when you give over 65 street artists and graffiti writers free reign in a former police station? This.

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For the days when you don’t feel a sense of brotherhood, there is Beyoncé.

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Graffiti in Beirut

There are few places I love in this world as much as Beirut.

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PORTLAND, Ore. — When I asked artist Rx Skulls where to shoot graffiti and street art when I came to town this past April, his most emphatic suggestion was Taylor Electric.

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Post image for Instagram Brags Land Artist in Jail

Graffiti writer Peter Podsiadlo, aka SEMP or @semp516 on Instagram, was arraigned on 23 felony counts of vandalism in Queens Criminal Court yesterday.

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Reactor

F*#!k Graffiti

by Ben Valentine on June 4, 2014

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As with many things in life, I made an animated GIF to help cope with an uninspired “fuck” graffiti epidemic.

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This week, Jersey City’s Mana Contemporary made the surprise announcement that they will be creating a street art and graffiti museum in a 100,000-square-foot former ice factory near the Holland Tunnel entrance.

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TUBS, a longtime graffiti spot in Seattle, was demolished yesterday, MyNorthwest.com reported.

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Post image for Paris Censorship Brings Attention to Street Artist’s Cause

Over the past few years, a tiny corner in eastern Paris known as the 13th Arrondissement has become a graffiti mecca, thanks in part to the district’s town hall, which has generally supported artists. Last fall, it sponsored Tour Paris 13, a temporary temple to the spray-can that formed the largest-ever collection of street art. The neighborhood is also home to Les Frigos, a street artist’s squat. Now, it seems the winds may have changed.

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Essays

The Story of Hip-Hop’s Film Birth

by RJ Rushmore on November 27, 2013

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Charlie Ahearn is known as an independent filmmaker, but he’s much more than that. He’s perhaps better described as a community filmmaker. For his films The Deadly Art of Survival (1979) and Wild Style (1983), he connected with local communities of young New Yorkers (many of them teenagers) and worked with them to make movies that starred these amateur actors essentially playing themselves.

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