graffiti

Post image for Miami Artist Run Over by Cop Dies of His Injuries

Graffiti artist Delbert Rodriguez Gutierrez died on Tuesday night from injuries sustained when Miami Police Department Detective Michael Cadavid hit him with an unmarked police car.

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Post image for Miami Graffiti Artist in Critical Condition After Cop Runs Him Over

Delbert Rodriguez Gutierrez, a 21-year-old Miami graffiti artist known for his “DEMZ” tag, is in critical condition after City of Miami Police detective Michael Cadavid hit him with his unmarked car in the early morning hours on December 5.

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Post image for Art Students Erase Historic Graffiti Wall in Prague

The so-called John Lennon Wall in Prague, which, since its namesake’s assassination in 1980, has been a popular destination for tourists, taggers, and street artists, was completely erased with white paint on Monday by an artist collective calling itself Prague Service.

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The January 1982 issue of The East Village Eye

Between May 1979 and January 1987, the East Village Eye breathlessly covered the East Village art scene. Indiscriminate in its interests, the magazine charted the rise of hip hop, graffiti, and punk, and is widely credited with contributing to the intermingling of several New York scenes.

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Post image for The Women Tagging and Painting the Streets of Bogotá

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — Here, where graffiti is classified as a violation rather than a crime, street artists do not have to hide. Bright murals, often uncompromisingly political, cover public walls, as well as those of home and business owners who, understanding the value (cultural and financial), allow their own properties to be used as a canvas.

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Post image for Decoding Rome’s Old Master Graffiti

Most accounts of the history of graffiti have the art form really taking off in the 1970s, but art historian Charlotte Guichard dates its emergence to slightly earlier — the 16th century.

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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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Post image for Liberté, Égalité, and … Beyoncé

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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Post image for A Visit to Portland’s Graffiti Haven

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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