Street Art


Artists Compete to Make Downtown Brooklyn their Canvas

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Right now in Brooklyn, 100 artists are vying for the chance to use the streets as a blank canvas. It's all part of a public art project that would beautify the district by covering the walls, sidewalks, subway entrances, and just about every flat surface of a 20-block area of downtown Brooklyn. The area marked for attention comprises Schermerhorn and Livingston Streets from Flatbush Avenue down to, and including, Columbus Park.



The South Bronx: Where Hip-Hop Was Born

Monday, August 02, 2010

Hip-hop's foundations were being laid in the 1970s, brick by brick, by DJs in the South Bronx, sometimes even in burnt out or deteriorating buildings. These pioneers invented sampling (isolating one sound and reusing it in another song) and hip-hop's other key elements through trial and error, mostly by fooling around with records at home.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

WordArt on the street: Recession

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Brian had Marc and Sarah Schiller, founders of the Wooster Collective, in to talk today about the street art that our eagle-eye listeners have posted to Your Uncommon Economic Indicators. Wooster Collective is a website dedicated to showcasing street art from around the world, so they had a pretty ...

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Studio 360

TAT's Cru

Saturday, May 08, 2004

Back in the early 1980s, Wilfredo Feliciano and Sotero Ortiz became two of the best graffiti artists in the Bronx, illegally painting countless city walls and subway cars. The two are still at it today, but they’ve gone legit, and they’re teaching their kids about an energetic artistic sensibility born ...