street art

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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Post image for Liberating the Anonymous Figures in Old Master Paintings

In the past year, obscure figures from master paintings in museums around the world have been moonlighting as street art, thanks to a project called Outings.

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Post image for Anti-Hillary Clinton Street Art Surfaces Near Her Brooklyn Campaign HQ

Within mere hours of Hillary Clinton announcing her long-anticipated bid for the 2016 presidency, anti-Clinton street art began cropping up in the vicinity of her Brooklyn campaign headquarters.

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Post image for Lima Mayor Orders Murals Destroyed, Outraging Citizens

In the past month, Lima has been shaken by the reminder that street art — even when officially approved — is inherently political.

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