Since the liberation of the Kyiv, Kharkiv, and Kherson regions, the Ukrainian nonprofit Mizhvukhamy has collected over 500 inscriptions left by Russian soldiers.
Helena Münninghoff, a formerly unhoused resident of the East Village, was arrested for painting a call for help for her friend on a construction fence.
Advocates say the art was “emblematic of the tunnel” and that city agencies did not warn the community before painting over it.
The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) plans to spend over $1 million on graffiti removal and prevention this year.
It’s unclear how “Acer,” as the anonymous artist is known, evaded the museum’s security officers and surveillance cameras
This culture industry perfects the mechanisms for the wholesale destruction of art not beholden to establishment narratives.
After 32 years, artist Futura is back with a solo exhibition in New York, his hometown where he first developed his reputation as a graffiti writer.
An employee of the London Tube noticed “some sort of ‘rat thing’” a few days ago and cleaned it off.
The protesters demand the NYPD expunge Jill Nelson’s record and to cancel her summons for a court appearance in August. Last month, she was arrested and detained for hours after writing “Trump=Plague” in washable pink chalk in uptown Manhattan.
Artist and scholar Stefano Bloch has written a story that is personal, but also a primer on graffiti’s history and artistic and social import.
| Denis Shelagin, the man accused of spraying the cryptic graffiti “Bird God” on Grand Army Plaza’s arch in Brooklyn, said in court that he was instructed to do so in a 1960 letter from his great-great-grandfather. Shelagin also claimed that he was trying to raise awareness about pigeon killings, the New York Post reported. In a court appearance on Monday, Shelagin said that he was worried that he would suffer harm if he didn’t fulfill his great-great-grandfather’s command. Read the full story here.
The graffiti writer was arrested after stealing a crane to tag the arch. The NYPD and the public are still puzzled about the meaning of it all.