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Keith Haring's 'Once Upon A Time' Bathroom Mural Restored and Open to the Public

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

FULL DISCLOSURE: The photos that accompany this article contain graphic images that may be upsetting to viewers. Pop artist Keith Haring painted his signature lines and squiggles in many places throughout New York City, but one of the most unique may have been the men's bathroom at the Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.

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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

WNYC

The rarely-seen junk sculptures of a New York performance artist and MC, an installation that explores our city from the water, important post-war artists from Italy and a pop-up show that features innovative works on video. Plus, there's a gazillion events related to Armory Week, as well as a gallery walk in Bushwick. It's all too much for the eyeballs to absorb. Here's what we're looking at.

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Hidden City: Unearthing Kevin Sudeith's Urban Petroglyphs

Thursday, February 09, 2012

WNYC

The images reveal themselves slowly: a hot air balloon covered in moss, an NYPD helicopter darting across a granite sky, the delicate outline of what appears to be the Space Shuttle. This is no ordinary astronomical display. On a steep granite outcropping that lies within earshot of a major New York roadway, artist Kevin Sudeith has carved a series of delicate petroglyphs that depict a variety of air traffic.

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ESPO Paints 'Love Letter to Brooklyn' on Vintage Macy's Garage

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The renowned Philadelphia artist and sign painter Stephen Powers, who many know by his old tag name ESPO, is putting the finishing touches on a piece of monumental street art on the outside of an old Macy's parking garage in downtown Brooklyn.

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Features

A Tour of NYC's Coolest and Oldest Graffiti

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Richard Hambleton retrospective at Phillips de Pury & Company is only on view through Tuesday. But there's still plenty of historic graffiti around town to cast your eye over. With the help of graffiti aficionada Katherine Lorimer (who snaps shots of street art as Luna Park), WNYC has created a tour of five of the coolest and oldest pieces of graffiti around town.

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Features

Vogueing, Krumping and Tai Chi at the Asia Society

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

An international ensemble of dancers, drummers and martial artists are set to perform at the Asia Society's "Hip Hop Kung Fu" event on Wednesday night.

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WNYC News

Morning Headlines

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

WNYC's morning news producers bring you a rundown of today's must-read stories.

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Features

East Village Bar Closes Due to Health Code Violations

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Mars Bar closed its doors on Tuesday due to New York City health code violations. But even if it cleans up its act, the watering hole will not re-open on the block any time soon due to a developer's plans to demolish the existing structure and rebuild it as an apartment building.

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Online 'Urban Scrawl' Graffiti Auction Attracts Buyers

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tuesday afternoon, the online auction site artnet Auctions wrapped up its week-long sale “Urban Scrawl: Graffiti and Street Art.” Among the sale’s high ticket items were works by Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and other influential New York street artists of the 20th century. Click here to see a slideshow of some of the works that sold.

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Brooklyn Museum: We Can't Afford to Mount Street Art Show

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The museum announced on Tuesday that it had canceled Art in the Streets show due to lack of funds. The show is the first U.S. museum show to chronicle the history of graffiti and street art.

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Studio 360

Graffiti: Art or Vandalism?

Friday, April 29, 2011

At Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art (LA MOCA), a big new survey called Art in the Streets looks at the last forty years of graffiti. Not coincidentally, the LAPD arrested several graffiti artists the same week of the exhibit's opening — some of them, artists with work in the show. Arts writer Carolina Miranda tells Kurt Andersen...

Slideshow: Graffiti Art, Inside and Outside the Museum

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WNYC News

5Pointz, a Graffiti Landmark, Faces an Uncertain Future in Queens

Friday, April 29, 2011

In Long Island City, Queens, there's a five-story, mostly empty warehouse where graffiti is legal. It’s called 5Pointz, and for years, the building's owner has allowed graffiti artists to spray paint most of the facade.

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Innocent Graffiti: Jennifer Aniston's Moustache

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Street art isn't what it used to be. And for a lot of New Yorkers, that's probably a good thing. Gone are the days when entire subway trains were coated in spray paint.

That isn't to say that street art is irrelevant.

Check out "Exit Through the Gift Shop," the documentary that at once celebrates and hilariously sends up the significance (and the very definition) of street art. The movie, directed by the ever-mysterious artist Banksy, is up for an Oscar this year.

So, who are the newest street artists making their mark in (and on) the city?

One of them has been penning "moustache" on the upper lips of various actresses, at least their two-dimensional selves (Reese's moustache here). The penmanship isn't anything to write home about, but still, there's a certain Gallic charm to the enterprise, and an impishness. These days, it's striking just how innocent and inoffensive so much subway graffiti is. Sure, you get the predictable assortment of four-letter words and body parts and all-around disfigurement. But not all that often. To a much greater extent subway posters seem to have been defaced by really happy, well-adjusted people. Whatever became of urban rage?

 

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In a Brooklyn Courtroom, Space for Young Graffiti Offenders' Art

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

PHOTOS: Artwork created by juvenile offenders on probation for graffiti crimes will soon add a splash of color to the drab white walls of Judge Lee Elkins 10th floor courtroom in Brooklyn family court, where he presided over many of the offenders' cases.

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Features

Queens Court Charges Graffiti Tagger 'ZEB'

Friday, November 05, 2010

Zebadiah Arrington, 19, was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court on Thursday for spray painting his tag, "ZEB," onto seven New York City subway cars.

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Studio 360

Banksy takes on BP

Friday, September 03, 2010

British graffiti artist and political activist Banksy has been venturing into more mixed and varied mediums lately, adding performance art and even sculpture to his distinctive repertoire. With his reputation for subversive social commentary, it was only a matter of time before Banksy addressed the worst oil spill in history.

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Graffiti Hall of Fame

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Aired March, 2000. 15-year-old Jimmy Belfon Jr. reports on the Graffiti Hall of Fame, which covers the walls of his school playground. Jimmy says traveling the streets of New York City is like visiting a museum.

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Features

Sweatshoppe's "Video Painting"

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Artists in New York love playing with buildings. Last year, David Byrne played the Battery Maritime Building, and graffiti went high-tech with LED lights at MoMA’s Design and the Elastic Mind exhibit. Enter Sweatshoppe

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Soundcheck

Slightly Off the Beaten Path

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Once you cross east under the I-35 expressway, the buildings become much shorter, and there is an abundance of empty lots overgrown with weeds. There are also a number of weathered and run down properties - old boarded up bars, restaurants, homes, and factories that probably saw their last customers ...

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WNYC News

Graffiti poet.

Monday, August 28, 2006

WNYC

Bronx poet John Rodriguez talks about hip hop and his poem about a woman graffiti artist.

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