While the government promises to preserve the Picasso murals to be utilized in a new building, preservationists are unmoved.
Bryant himself was the inspiration for a few murals even before his passing, but in the days since the crash, new ones have already popped up across the city, this time commemorating both Bryant and his daughter.
Shortly after putting up a mural on his private property last year, Neal Morris received a letter from the city demanding its immediate removal and threatening jail time.
On August 20, Vroman’s Bookstore is hosting a conversation around the Chicano murals of the 1960s and ’70s, in advance of an exhibition at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes.
Chinatown has long been a home to radical organizers and artists, collectives, and movements that have taken on questions of art production and displacement.
In one of the many licentious anecdotes from Robert Winthrop Chanler: Discovering the Fantastic, the Gilded Age artist throws a party in his Gramercy Park “House of Fantasy” so raucous that his neighbors across the street — who happen to be painter George Bellows and his family — call the cops.
MIAMI — In late May, the City of Miami Commission voted unanimously to designate Little Haiti as “Little Haiti.”
“When people hear the words ‘WPA murals,’ they envision the large and heroic figures they may have seen in post offices or other public buildings across America,” said Stephanie Wiles, the director of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University.
LOS ANGELES — At the intersection of 48th Street and Wall Street in South Central Los Angeles, a homeless man pushes a cart filled with blankets and clothes.
On a three-block stretch of 21st Street in Long Island City, New York City’s economic and artistic evolution plays out in miniature.
If you’re strolling through the Lower East Side, you may just run into the Koch Brothers — or specifically, a new mural that plasters their mugs on a wall on the corner of Rivington and Suffolk streets.
The vivid, comic book–like mural depicts bees being driven from their hives by “evil crops developer Dr. Dor,” a white hipster type with skinny black trousers and square-frame eyeglasses.