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.
On this week’s art crime blotter: a pub’s neighbor is peeved about its penis mural, a flying cow sculpture gets grounded in India, and unscrupulous Lincolnalia collectors nab an Abe statue.
On Tuesday, the 27-year-old street artist Antonio Ramos was murdered while painting a mural that was meant to brighten the run-down streets of northwestern Oakland, which has one of the highest violent crime rates in the United States.
Staten Island’s Historic Richmond Town is experimenting with an unconventional way of preserving an 18th-century farmhouse: inviting local artists to paint contemporary murals across the structure.
An Italian street artist is retracing the journey of John James Audubon that led to his historic 19th-century tome, Birds of America.
On this week’s art crime blotter: a mural of rainbows accused of containing “emblems of homosexuality” in Riyadh, a librarian confesses he stole 143 paintings and replaced them with his own forgeries, and a museum director gets shot in Moscow.
‘Tis the season of reduced hours and low-stakes group shows at most Manhattan galleries, but two spaces in Chelsea are bucking the trend with summer exhibitions of large-scale murals.
The street artist Shepard Fairey may get a lot of laughs when he visits Portland, but if he sets foot in Detroit anytime soon things will get very serious.
In the past month, Lima has been shaken by the reminder that street art — even when officially approved — is inherently political.