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This week in “Thanks, Internet” — Google Street Art, a short film you wish was longer, an uplifting song about death, a slapstick take on the "First Kiss" video, and the best bootleg DVD art you'll ever see.
Friday, October 11, 2013
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
On Friday, the elusive British artist known as Banksy continued his month-long street art show with his latest piece — a truck of squeaking stuffed animals delivered to the Meatpacking District.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The artist "JR" is known for his large-scale close-up photo portraits, plastered on walls around the world from Times Square to the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. Now he's launched "Inside Out," a project that allows participants from around the world to make their own street portraits. JR discusses the project, made possible by the TED prize, and the new documentary about his work, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Iranian street artists Icy and Sot's provocative images can be found from Brooklyn, where they are based today, to a wall in Istanbul, Turkey or Tabriz, Iran, the city of their youth. The brothers work in large stencils which they carry to their locations and then cart away before anyone knows they've made their mark. Their art ranges from controversial depictions of life in contemporary Iran to symbols of international youth culture.
Friday, April 19, 2013
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
As spring sets in, New Yorkers are gladly shedding those layers of winter clothes and women are often finding themselves the object of more cat calls, whistles and roving eyes than they’d like. One artist isn't going to take it anymore.
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
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.
Friday, September 30, 2011
This week, Russian president Dmitri Medvedev announced that Vladimir Putin would be United Russia's candidate next year, all but assuring him the presidency — possibly until 2024. Many in Russia saw this coming, and the country’s artists have been pioneering new forms of risky, highly public dissent ...
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
By Julia Furlan : WNYC Culture Producer
Beginning on Wednesday, new ideas are coming to New York City. The Festival of Ideas for the New City pairs workshops and lectures about everything from sustainability to urban planning to public policy in various locations on the Lower East Side.
Monday, March 21, 2011
The last time world affairs found their way into artist Samuel Mark's work, bed bugs were taking over the city. Mark channeled the collective panic of New Yorkers into a series of works that depicted the critters swarming over mattresses, sofas and other discarded furniture. The series earned the street artist instant notoriety and widespread media coverage.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Jaimie D'Cruz, producer of "Exit Through The Gift Shop" discusses his film and the mysterious character Banksy, the filmmaker behind the movie.
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?