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New Environmental Street Art by ROA

December 9, 2013

Johnny Waldman

It's hard to keep up with Belgian street artist ROA (previously here and here), who has been bringing his spray-painted monochromatic depictions of animals to all…

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Swoon Speaks to Finding Compassion Through the Act of Looking and Unearthing Her Own Vulnerability

August 1, 2022

Grace Ebert

In some ways, Caledonia Curry’s work as a public artist has come full circle. She debuted as a New York City street artist known as Swoon (previously) right around the turn of the last century, her hand-worked portraits making striking, albeit illegal, statements on old walls. As Curry describes, she thought of herself at that time as “a democratic kind of mischievous force running through the city.” Today, she harnesses that same energy into intricate—and intimate—installations set in museums and galleries. While the mark-making may seem the same, it's less easy to discern how Curry’s understanding of what public art…

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Interactive Event with Paint Kartel Teaches Seniors to Create Bold Graffiti in Belgrade

June 29, 2020

Grace Ebert

A recent workshop hosted by Street Art Belgrade paired up members of the Serbian collective Paint Kartel with seniors interested in the public art form. Throughout the interactive event, participants learned about graffiti and its history, in addition to some practical tips for creating their own largely spray-painted works. "Although street art has been an indispensable part of the urban environment, the wider community is usually unfamiliar with the development and value of this visual expression," organizers said. 'The older generations connected…

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A Spectacular Collection of 40 Artist-Built Environments Are on Display in Sheboygan’s Art Preserve

September 28, 2021

Grace Ebert

On the edge of the city of Sheboygan in northeast Wisconsin is a new museum nestled into the hillside. Opened earlier this year, the Art Preserve of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center is home to 40 artist-built environments, or "spaces and places that have been significantly transformed by an artist to embody and express aspects of their history, place, and culture, their ideas and imagination." The first of its kind,…

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A New Book Repaints the Legacy of Street Art by Spotlighting Women Leading the Genre

December 1, 2022

Kate Mothes

For street artists, the urban landscape is an infinite canvas. Whether wheat pasted, sprayed, or layered with brushes, vibrant compositions revitalize public spaces and provide an ever-evolving barometer of the political climate and current affairs. The genre has been historically dominated by men, but a new book by journalist Alessandra Mattanza and Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art founder Stephanie Utz shifts the dial. Women Street Artists spotlights the diverse practices of 24 graffiti and mural artists…

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The Other Art Fair Los Angeles Deviates From the Norm

September 15, 2022

The Other Art Fair

On September 22, 2022, The Other Art Fair Los Angeles returns to Santa Monica’s historic Barker Hangar. Presented by Saatchi Art in partnership with Bombay Sapphire, this fair combines boundary-pushing yet affordable original works from 140 independent artists with immersive installations, performances, interactive features, tattooing, and more. Here, art is for everyone. Bombay Sapphire will provide custom cocktails all weekend; one drink token is included with each fair ticket. Let the fizz of a refreshing Bombay & Tonic ignite your senses. Comedian, actress, singer, and artist Melissa Villaseñor joins as a special guest artist bringing exclusive new works…

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