Despite its countercultural status, street art remains male-dominated. Hyperallergic sought out some femme and nonbinary street artists to hear about their experiences.
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.
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.
“An advertisement for a Mercedes Benz car that costs $200,000, without any compensation to me, or without even asking my permission first, is totally unacceptable,” one of the artists said.
Auckland-based artist Benjamin Work painted a Manhattan mural that activates the narrative history of a Tongan club in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Some people have a face for movies. Others have a face for potholes.
The six new murals include images referring to the migrant crisis and France’s attempts to ban hijabs.
Informal recyclers are as ubiquitous in Bogotá as the city’s world famous street art, yet for most Colombians, completely invisible.
After a Thai mogul was arrested for allegedly hunting in a wildlife sanctuary, artists started painting panther murals to keep the story in the public consciousness.
Senator Brad Hoylman is calling on the owner of the building to put the street art piece on permanent public display.
Two murals by the secretive British street artist have appeared at a former gas station in Midwood.
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.