As stores begin to reopen, the future of these artworks remains in limbo but one thing is certain: for the first time in decades, the Manhattan neighborhood is teeming with art again.
Stuck at home, Banksy has painted his bathroom with his signature cheeky rats, toppling products and ruining his toilet.
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.
Banksy’s latest mural in Birmingham, England imagined two reindeer guiding a bench where a local homeless man slept. Soon after its debut, someone spray painted Rudolph-red noses.
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.