A new mural stretching 565 feet in Bed-Stuy memorializes over 150 victims of fatal anti-Black violence, including Breonna Taylor and George Floyd.
Navajo Artist Creates Controversial Pro-Palestinian Mural on Santa Fe’s Eastside
The artist, Remy, installed reproductions of gruesome photographs from newspapers on a wall in the city’s historic district. The historic preservation board has ruled that the works must be removed within two weeks.
Historical Chicano Mural Threatened by Santa Fe’s New Vladem Contemporary Museum
Some community members are against the destruction of “Multi-Cultural,” a mural painted in 1980 by “living treasure” Gilberto Guzman.
Keith Haring’s Iconic East Harlem Mural, “Crack Is Wack,” Is Back
Moved by his friend Benny Soto’s struggles with addiction and riled by government inaction, Haring mobilized his boldly-outlined shapes and energetic figures to send a cautionary message.
Colombians Decry Censorship After Government Officials Paint Over Mural About Extrajudicial Killings
Graffiti artists collaborated to represent the military apparatus that executed thousands of poor farmers, youths, and other civilians. But dozens of military officials and police proceeded to cover the mural with white paint.
Two Artists Ask: “Can We Think Across Borders Like Plants Do?”
Responding to violence at the US-Mexico and Israel-Palestine borders, Jess X. Snow and Gavriel Cutipa-Zorn painted a two-story mural addressing the ways plants can traverse vast lands.
JR’s Digital Mural Features 1,200 San Franciscans, Telling a Story of a Diverse City
The artist says he wants the 107-feet-long mural at SFMOMA to get people to interact with one another.
Resuscitating a 1960s Mural Buried in a Scottish Mountain
It’s called the Hollow Mountain, the granite peak of Scotland’s Ben Cruachan, since an incredible cave lies a kilometer below.
A Midcentury Manhattan Mosaic Returns to Public View
A midcentury mosaic forgotten for years beneath metal paneling on a Midtown Manhattan office building is now restored and on permanent public view.
An Era-Defining 1930s Mural of American Excess and Industry Is Revived
After its acquisition in 2012, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is debuting Thomas Hart Benton’s 1930s “America Today” mural not as a painting, but as a room.
Painting the Homeless
BERKELEY, California — Hugh Leeman’s work didn’t immediately impress me. It had a distinct Bay Area style, which is not my personal favorite — his paintings are loose, colorful, street art–influenced, and have some realistic surrealism mixed in — but what caught my attention in Leeman’s practice was the social utility interwoven with the artwork.