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5Pointz Destruction Delayed Due To VARA Law

5Pointz Destruction Delayed Due To VARA Law Oct 23rd, 2013 at 2:45PM: I didn't try to veil my opinion in my recent post about 5Pointz closing. I am one of the many who are disappointed in the decision to tear down the graffiti-covered building in favor of a new luxury condo. But before we all continue to mourn the giant art installation of a warehouse, it appears as though the lawyer for 5Pointz, Jeannine Chanes, may have found a loophole. According to ANIMAL,...

5Pointz Will Officially Be Destroyed And Replaced With Luxury Condo

5Pointz Will Officially Be Destroyed And Replaced With Luxury Condo Oct 10th, 2013 at 3:00PM: It was more than two years ago that I wrote about the possibility of 5Pointz, an artistic hub of a warehouse owned by the Wolkoff family, being demolished. I called the article 5Pointz Is Coming Down And It's A Shame and I ranted about the pure audacity and soullessness of anyone who would rather see condos in its place. All of that vitriol has been revived in me today upon learning that the...

Photos Of People Interacting With Street Art

Photos Of People Interacting With Street Art Sep 25th, 2013 at 9:30AM: When French photographer Julien Coquentin decided to shoot street art in Montreal, his concept was both well-developed and playful. In his photo series, "Please Draw Me A Wall," he photographs people interacting with the street art they stand before. A child holding an umbrella stands beneath a stream of blue paint that looks like heavy rainfall; a man sits on a garbage bin with a fishing pole,...

Video: London Street Art In Shoreditch

Jul 10th, 2013 at 3:00PM: While simply walking around London, Bucky Turco and Aymann Ismali of ANIMAL came across two artists who were working on a striking mural of two birds. The artists in this video they captured, Bailon and Sliks, are both from Sao Paulo. The wall they were working on is called the Shoreditch Ad Wall. The Shoreditch Ad Wall, much like the Bowery Mural in New York, is home to a rotating display of...

Photo Of The Day: Javanese Graffiti

Photo Of The Day: Javanese Graffiti May 12th, 2013 at 7:00PM: Barcelona and Berlin might be known for their guerilla street art, but graffiti isn't reserved for these cosmopolitan capitals alone. Instagram user laurenirons snapped this shot while in Jogja, Indonesia. Also known as Yogakarta, Jogja is a city known for its classical Javanese fine art and culture, and it's a place to discover the iconic local art forms of batik, poetry and puppet shows. But...

Photo Of The Day: End Of The Line

Photo Of The Day: End Of The Line May 2nd, 2013 at 6:30PM: Public art can take many forms: a mural, a street performer, even a tank as "sculpture." Then there is the many forms of graffiti. How do you differentiate between art and vandalism? This photo of a broken down Muni bus was taken by Flickr user JRodmanJr in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood, presumably in the junkyard. It's hard to say when the bus acquired all of its "artwork," perhaps some...

New York City Street Art

New York City Street Art Apr 30th, 2013 at 4:00PM: Living in a small town gave me an affinity for any and every sign of urbanity as a child. I didn't care what it was so long as it signaled that many people from many different places were living within one area and generating ideas together, or at least in the midst of one another. Having been born in Baltimore and raised in the country in Ohio, my family took frequent trips back to the East...

The Best Cities For Street Art Around The World

The Best Cities For Street Art Around The World Apr 24th, 2013 at 11:00AM: I've always loved a good art gallery but I know not everyone feels the same way. I get it. Looking at still life oil-on-canvases isn't for everyone. But the good news is that some of the coolest art in the world isn't locked away in stuffy art galleries or museums – there are plenty of creative paintings and murals on the sides of buildings, along fences and across public walls. ...

Free Art: Exploring The Graffiti Of Barcelona

Free Art: Exploring The Graffiti Of Barcelona Apr 18th, 2013 at 9:00AM: You could go to Barcelona and see Sagrada Familia, and the contemporary art museum and all of the Gaudi houses, but if you head to the capital of Catalonia and don't take some time to simply peruse the streets and check out the graffiti, you'll miss out on some of the best art and creative inspiration that the city has to offer. I, for one, am not usually a fan of graffiti, but done well,...

Iraq Street Art: Beautifying The Blast Walls

Iraq Street Art: Beautifying The Blast Walls Nov 18th, 2012 at 11:00AM: One of the first things you notice when traveling in Iraq are the blast walls. These giant concrete barriers are everywhere – in front of government buildings, schools, mosques and dividing Shia from Sunni neighborhoods. They remind me of the "peace walls" put up in Northern Ireland to keep opposing sides from killing each other. Like the Irish peace walls, they're ugly, and some locals...

Madrid Street Art Old And New

Madrid Street Art Old And New Jun 27th, 2012 at 12:00PM: Madrid is filled with art. From world-famous museums to cutting-edge indie galleries, this city has it all. You don't have to go to a museum or gallery to see art, though. The streets are filled with it. This photo shows a mural at the intersection of Calle de San Andrés and Calle de Espiritu Santo, just south of the popular Plaza Dos de Mayo. The mural stretches across an entire...

Kelburn Castle To Lose Psychedelic Art, Going Old School

Kelburn Castle To Lose Psychedelic Art, Going Old School Jun 25th, 2012 at 1:00PM: Kelburn Castle isn't your typical 13th century Scottish castle and aristocratic estate. It's an example of some of the best street art in the world. As you can see, it's pretty trippy, the product of a group of Brazilian street artists in 2007. It was allowed by the local council on the understanding that it would be up for no more than three years. Generally, there are strict rules in the UK...

Photo Of The Day: Street Art In Rome

Photo Of The Day: Street Art In Rome Jun 5th, 2012 at 6:00PM: Reserve your negative opinions about street art for a moment and consider this image of "Madonna and Child" spray-painted on the side of a who-knows-how-old building in Rome, Italy. Captured in the residential neighborhood of Trastevere by Flickr user AlexSven, the photo summarizes, at least for me, the living organism that is the Eternal City. The ancient and modern, the irreverent and the...

Street Art Brings Color To Ecuador (GALLERY)

Street Art Brings Color To Ecuador (GALLERY) Jun 4th, 2012 at 3:00PM: New York, Los Angeles, Buenos Aires and Melbourne are just a few of the cities known for street art. But that doesn't mean the streets aren't being spray painted, wheat pasted and stenciled in other cities – and more importantly, it doesn't lessen the messages these artists are trying to get across. One such place is Ecuador, where graffiti tells the stories of the state of life and...

Photo Of The Day: Concrete Jungle

Photo Of The Day: Concrete Jungle Apr 24th, 2012 at 6:30PM: When you're traveling, art can pop up to surprise you in the most random of places. This elaborate piece of rooftop graffiti was captured by Flickr user Aviv from the heights of Parc Guell in Barcelona, Spain. Judging by the comments on Flickr, this street artist might just give Gaudi a run for his money. Does your image of surprising street art belong here? Upload your favorite shots to...

Photo of the day - Lego man hearts Tel Aviv

Photo of the day - Lego man hearts Tel Aviv Dec 1st, 2011 at 5:00PM: They say all art is subjective, and no artform is more contentious than graffiti. Some might say even a detailed mural is defacing public property, while others might consider a bawdy limerick on a bathroom wall to be social commentary. In recent years, artists like Banksy have elevated graffiti to public art. This Lego fellow cleverly rendered in 3-D shows his love for the city of Tel Aviv,...

Street art comes alive at the Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art comes alive at the Sarasota Chalk Festival Nov 4th, 2011 at 2:30PM: Go to any major tourist city, particularly a city with a car-free, pedestrian-friendly center, and you'll likely find street artists honing their craft, using just chalk as their medium and pavement as their canvas. Within hours, these street painters are able to create everything from spot-on renderings of the Mona Lisa to 3-D chasms that look so realistic you fear walking too close to the...

Photo of the day - street art in Taiwan

Photo of the day - street art in Taiwan Jun 23rd, 2011 at 5:00PM: There's a lot happening in this photo: some street art, an intriguing flavor of popsicle, cool sneakers, flammable substances near a lit cigarette, the Asian art of effortless squatting. Overall it's a very interesting street scene, captured by Flickr user marisoleta in Taipei, Taiwan. Looking at more of her photos, it seems like a fun destination, full of temples, tall buildings, and weird...

Photo of the day - Carpets of Copan, Honduras

Photo of the day - Carpets of Copan, Honduras May 19th, 2011 at 5:00PM: If the street above looks a little more colorful than the average road, it's because the carpet has been rolled out for Semana Santa, or holy week leading up to Easter. The "carpets" are made from colored sawdust and flowers and illustrate the Stations of the Cross. There are many reasons to visit Copan in the western region of Honduras, but the procession that will march down this street on...

Q & A with Grantourismo round-the-world slow travel bloggers

Q & A with Grantourismo round-the-world slow travel bloggers Nov 24th, 2010 at 2:00PM: With all the holiday travel madness just beginning, sometimes it's nice to take a breath and think about taking travel more slowly. I recently had a chance to meet up with blogger Lara Dunston and her photographer-writer husband, Terence Carter, of the round-the-world travel project and blog, Grantourismo while they were traveling through Istanbul. Lara and Terence hosted me at their fabulous...

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