Josué Rojas came from El Salvador as a toddler, and his family settled in the Mission.
“The work has become timely, but it has always been important,” said Baca of “The Great Wall of Los Angeles.”
Art 4 [CHANGE] will look at two brand-new murals in the city by Karina Vazquez and Nychole Owens.
Since a picture of one of his works hit #1 on a NYC subreddit, Rob Anderson has enjoyed a surge of attention for his sunny, colorful art. Hyperallergic talks to him about transitioning from being a shoe salesman to a full-time artist.
While nice in theory, the tribute to the teenage climate activist misses the point of her platform.
In addition to their input, students were invited to assist local and international artists in completing the murals, as well as serve as subject matter in some cases.
Twelve artists who created murals at the behest of nonprofit Paint Memphis, Inc. are suing the city for buffing five of the murals and threatening to erase three more.
If you’ve seen Steven Spielberg’s movie Amistad, you already know this story: in 1838, a 25-year-old enslaved Mendeian named Cinque led a successful revolt aboard the Spanish slave ship La Amistad.
Drivers need to slow down. Traffic deaths are a serious problem across the United States, with pedestrian fatalities increasing in past years. One effort to keep eyes on the road is the use of colorful street art — painted right on the streets.
You might walk by some of the permanent works in New York City’s best art collection and not even notice them. The murals embedded in the city’s public spaces — in bars, restaurants, hospitals, skyscraper lobbies, and schools — together make up a historical tapestry of New York’s visual culture.
Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia was designed to look like the most foreboding of fortresses on the outside, and a cathedral-like place of reflection on the inside.