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Post image for Street Art Is a Period. Period. Or the Emergence of Intermural Art

Let’s start off with a clear contention. Street Art, as I see it, is a period.

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Post image for Mural in Abandoned Philly Building Becomes Wall Art for Future Condo

Real estate developers whitewashing or tearing down walls covered in graffiti is a familiar narrative, but it appears we may have reached such an advanced stage in the cooptation of street art that those days will soon be at an end.

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Post image for Banksy Paints Mural on Bristol Elementary School

Banksy’s newest work is neither a snide jab at politicians nor a big “fuck you” to the police — instead, it’s a gesture of gratitude to children at a school in Bristol.

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Post image for China Will Publicly Shame Vandals Who Tag Mount Everest Base Camp

For those temped to leave graffiti on the base camp of the Chinese side of Mount Everest, known as Mount Qomolangma, think again: your name may appear on a public list, distributed to and publicized by news outlets.

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Post image for Witch Marks, Curses, and Magic in the Neglected History of Medieval Graffiti

The ornamentation of medieval churches is often associated with the elite: stained glass windows, ornately carved pews, and memorial monuments to lords and knights. However, carved right into the structure of the building, in the dark corners and beneath the whitewash on the walls, are less visible traces of the lower and middle class: graffiti.

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Post image for Unbeliebable! Justin Bieber Reveals New Album Tracklist Through Graffiti Stunt

That freshly painted graffiti in your city isn’t just a large mural of random words — it’s the title of a song by none other than cantankerous Canuck Justin Bieber, who is using street art to promote his forthcoming album, Purpose.

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Post image for French Graffiti Artist Goes to Court to Dispute the Sum of His Fine

The French graffiti artist Azyle, who was arrested in 2007 after 17 years of covering Paris’s metro cars with his distinctive cursive tag, thinks he should pay for what he did.

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Post image for Cat Running for Canadian Parliament on Anti-Graffiti Platform

The new independent parliamentary candidate for Montreal’s tony, predominantly anglophone NDG–Westmount district is a a four-year-old cat named Humbert.

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Post image for An Open-Source Guide to Help You Build Your Own Graffiti Drone

Artist Katsu has been working hard at extending the language of public mark making, and his latest experiments have been drone-based.

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Post image for Graffiti Artists Sue 5Pointz Developer for Whitewashing Their Murals

Nine artists are suing Jerry Wolkoff, the owner of the 5Pointz site in Long Island City, Queens, for destroying their murals when his company G&M Realty had the building whitewashed in November 2013.

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