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.
Martha: A Picture Story, is the first documentary that focuses on the life and career of one of the most important urban photographers of the past half-century.
Today we are used to thinking of graffiti as subversive or illegal, but ancient people didn’t necessarily see graffiti in this way at all.
Plans to restore and paint 2,500 houses in Bogotá’s historical downtown area of Candelaria are clashing with graffiti artists whose colorful murals have transformed the area and brought tourists to the neighborhood.
The clothing company claims it has dropped its lawsuit against the artist Revok after widespread outcry and calls for a boycott, though the artist’s lawyer claims that is not true.
The Ancient Graffiti Project is now fundraising to conduct fieldwork of graffiti at Herculaneum this summer.
In 2013, a real estate developer whitewashed a beloved stretch of street art. Now he will have to pay damages to 21 artists, a federal judge has ruled.