street art

Post image for A Construction Wall in Harlem Becomes a Guerrilla Street Art Gallery

In 2014, a group of artists named Harlem Art Collective saw aesthetic potential in an abandoned wall located in a stalled construction site on East 116th Street.

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Post image for Publicly Shaming the US’s Top Surveillance Officials with Street Art

New York-based artist Paolo Cirio is chastening key NSA, CIA, and FBI officials involved in the agencies’ surveillance programs by finding and disseminating across the world snapshots of them in informal or intimate contexts.

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Post image for In Bushwick, Street Art Comes with a Copious Side of Advertising Billboards

The latest additions to the Bushwick Collective, the street art project founded and curated by Joe Ficalora around the intersection of Troutman Street and St Nicholas Avenue in Brooklyn, are a number of big, garish billboards.

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Post image for Detroit Police Issue Felony Arrest Warrant for Shepard Fairey

The street artist Shepard Fairey may get a lot of laughs when he visits Portland, but if he sets foot in Detroit anytime soon things will get very serious.

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Post image for Parisian Mural Successfully Provokes Right-Wing Vandals

A mural by the French street artist Combo in Paris has become the target of far-right vandals, including one nationalist blogger who filmed herself tagging the mural with the message, “Antiracism is a codeword for antiwhite.”

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Post image for GIFs That Bring Street Art to Life

A. L. Crego composes playful, bizarre GIFs from other people’s street art.

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Post image for In Place of Love Locks, a Paris Bridge Gets Street Art

Francophiles were heartbroken last week when French authorities removed the iconic padlocks that lovers have been attaching to the Pont des Arts bridge for decades.

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Post image for Artists Reclaim the Streets of One of the World’s Deadliest Cities

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras — The sidewalks are often deserted. Except for the busy central park it can feel like a ghost town.

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Post image for Shepard Fairey Has Lost All Hope in Obama

In the seven years since Shepard Fairey created what might be, to date, the most iconic artwork of the century — the “Hope” poster for Barack Obama’s 2008 US presidential campaign — its subject has had to make a lot of compromises and its creator has lost a lot of hope.

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Post image for Woman Found Guilty of Criminal Harassment for Instagramming Street Art

Jennifer Pawluck, the Montrealer who was arrested in 2013 for posting a photo of a piece of street art on Instagram, has been convicted of criminal harassment and, on Thursday, was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and 18 months probation.

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