street art

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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Post image for Portraits of Powerful Women on the Streets of Senegal

French street artist YZ has begun a striking new series of portraits in Senegal.

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Post image for Why Aren’t “Women Street Artists” Just “Street Artists”?

As a young woman and an emerging artist with a connection to street art, I am trying to understand my identity within the artsphere.

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Post image for A Conference Considers the Philosophy of Street Art

Today, a three-day conference titled Philosophy of Street Art: Art in and of the Street begins at Pratt Institute and New York University.

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Post image for In Malmö, Street Art with a Social Conscience

MALMÖ — The capital of Skåne County, Sweden, enjoys a scenic coastal location, across the Öresund strait from Copenhagen, and has a strong creative output — in the words of one artist I met, it’s Sweden’s best city for street art.

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Post image for Egypt Customs Officials Seize Street Art Books for “Instigating Revolt”

Egyptian customs officials in Alexandria have reportedly seized a shipment of 400 copies of the art book Walls of Freedom: Street Art of the Egyptian Revolution, over fears that it might incite rebellion.

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Christy Rupp,

Christy Rupp burst onto the New York art scene with “Rat Patrol,” a street art response to the sanitation strike of 1979.

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Post image for Painting as Protest on Mexico’s Walls

In the 1920s and ’30s, Mexican muralists like Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco painted murals that powerfully illustrated the issues of their day. Today, street artists rule the nation’s walls.

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