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'Stations Of The Elevated' Fuses Train Graffiti And Mingus

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Film director Manfred Kirchheimer reflects on his1981 documentary -- the first film to take graffiti seriously as an art form.

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WNYC News

'Vandals' Take Over NYPD Precinct — with Graffiti

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Graffiti and street art covers the inside of the former NYPD 21st precinct — by invitation — weeks before the building is set to be demolished.

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WNYC News

5Pointz Faces Imminent Demolition

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Property owner says he'll likely raze structure within two weeks to make way for two high rises.

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Studio 360

Google's Street (Art) View

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

The Street Art Project is an ever-expanding catalog that allows you to visit sites around the world  and turn back the clock on art that's been erased.

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99% Invisible

117- Clean Trains

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

In just about every movie set in New York City in the 1970s and 80s there's an establishing shot with a graffiti-covered subway. For city officials, train graffiti was a sign that they had lost control. So, starting in the early 70s,

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The Brothers Balliett

The Graffiti Show

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Writing music over top of other music is nothing new. Today at 3 pm the Brothers Balliett explore some of the most exciting and contemporary examples of musical graffiti writers, from Max Richter to Uri Caine and Wolfgang Rihm.

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WNYC News

Graffiti From the 70s Are Back

Saturday, March 01, 2014

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A treasure trove of 1970's and 80's graffiti art is on view at the Museum of the City of New York.

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WNYC News

5Pointz Painted: Queens Loses a Graffiti Landmark

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The murals on the warehouse that houses 5Pointz Aerosol Art Center in Long Island City, Queens were painted over early Tuesday morning.

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WNYC News

Art Talk: Graffiti — Virtuosity or Vandalism?

Friday, October 25, 2013

Crime is low and rents are high in New York, but graffiti is back.

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Soundcheck

Before Banksy, Graffiti Was A 'Write Of Passage' In New York City

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Exhibit curator Sacha Jenkins and legendary street artist David “Chino” Villorente discuss Write of Passage with Soundcheck host John Schaefer.

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Soundcheck

Nico Muhly's 'Two Boys'; 'Write Of Passage' Graffiti Exhibit; The Districts Live

Thursday, October 24, 2013

In this episode: Composer Nico Muhly discusses his hotly-anticipated opera Two Boys, which just debuted at the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center this week.

Then, curator Sacha Jenkins and graffiti artist David "Chino" Villorente talk about a new exhibit at the Red Bull Studios in New York called Write Of Passage, which examines the impact of graffiti art on global culture. 

And the young rock band The Districts perform live in the Soundcheck studio.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Can the Visual Artists Rights Act Save 5Pointz?

Monday, October 21, 2013

A group of artists from the graffiti collective is suing the owners of the building from being demolished on the grounds that they retain rights to their work.

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Transportation Nation

PHOTOS: Brooklyn Bike Park Marries the Mind of David Byrne to the Art of KAWS

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Biking to BAM? Lock up your wheels on the newest invention in the David Byrne Alphabet. The musician/writer teamed up with a local artist to create a bike parking area unveiled Wednesday at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

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WNYC News

5Pointz Closer to Being Razed as Development Plan Advances

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The graffiti mecca 5Pointz in Long Island City lost another battle in its fight for preservation as plans for two luxury apartment buildings on the site moved forward this week.

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Radiolab

The Boomerang Graffito (Or Bad, Bad, Luther B!)

Friday, June 07, 2013

Be really careful when you carve your name onto an ancient Egyptian temple. Not because it's wrong (which it is), but because sometimes the temple comes back to haunt you. The true story of Luther Bradish, an American spy who didn't keep his secret.

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The Takeaway

'The Man Behind the Wall': The Mystery of Banksy

Monday, February 25, 2013

The Oscar-nominated documentary "Exit Through the Gift Shop" introduced the world to Banksy and his modern day street art, but most of us know next to nothing about the artist, famous for concealing his identity at all costs. Journalist Will Ellsworth-Jones set out to reveal as much as possible about the graffiti artist in his fascinating new biography "Banksy: The Man Behind the Wall."

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Soundcheck

'Rage Is Back' Mixtape Provides A Novel Twist To Book Promotion

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Author Adam Mansbach's innovative new novel, Rage Is Back, submerges readers into the world of graffiti and couples the book with an intriguing companion piece: a hip hop mixtape.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Go The F*ck to Sleep Author on New 'Rage'

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Adam Mansbach, author of the bestselling Go the F*ck to Sleep, talks about his new novel, Rage Is Back, a tale of revenge, redemption, and the golden era of subway graffiti.

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Features

Plans to Raze Graffiti Landmark 5Pointz Move Ahead

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Plans are moving ahead to demolish the five-story graffiti landmark in Long Island City known as 5Pointz, where artists have been allowed to paint freely for more than a decade.

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Features

Snapshot | Google Says 'Happy Birthday' to NY Artist Keith Haring

Friday, May 04, 2012

Google has used letters inspired by the work of the late New York artist Keith Haring for the "doodle" above its homepage search bar. Haring died tragically of AIDS in 1990. Friday would have been his 54th birthday.

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