Why are the penalties for unauthorized art so harsh in Britain?
Soren Solkaer's exhibition Surface comes to Canada for the first time this week.
The group responsible, Indecline, was previously best known for creating the Bumfights videos and allegedly stealing body parts from a hospital in Thailand.
The 15-year-old Dreamcast game wasn't perfect, but it used music and youth culture as inspirations in ways that few titles since have attempted.
When hip-hop developed in New York, teams of girls would double dutch in the middle of dancing crowds at clubs, an element of the culture that has been lost along the way.
An attempt to preserve a stencil of a girl holding an atomic bomb recently failed when an anonymous vandal wrote "GRAFITTI" (sic) all over it.
In the 1980s and 90s, Europe's worst housing estate became a bohemian paradise for ravers and punks.
A Berlin writer named "Grisal" tells us about the planning, execution, and escape.
Despite being diagnosed with cancer, the Los Angeles–based graffiti writer is more active than ever and doesn't plan on going anywhere.
The margins, the twilight, the fringe of society—that's where the present first rolls over into the future, and this column aims to report from there.
Billboards along the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway have been getting tagged with poetic graffiti for years now. We talked to an artist who offered clues about the bizarre urban spectacle.
Crime rates are low and the new mayor is an outspoken progressive, so why is the NYPD going after graffiti artists like it's 1994?
With the help of a small-time drug dealer, an idiot housemate and a Polish builder.
The painted trains that were popularly despised as emblem's of NYC's decay and chaos in the late 1970s and 1980s are now viewed with a certain nostalgia and respect, along with the gritty landscape that has since vanished.
Does Skid Robot's work exploit homeless people, draw attention to their plight, or some combination of the two?
"When street artists do it, it's vandalism," said one graffiti writer. "When Banksy does it, it's an art piece. There's a disconnect there."
Tunisian Artist Karim Jabbari started a project called Toward the Light, which he hopes will pull young artists away from drug smuggling and violence in his impoverished homeland.
Roger Perry spent the late 60s and early 70s photographing their work. His long out-of-print photo collection, The Writing on the Wall, charted London's early graffiti scene. The book is finally being republished this week.
Their fluorescent sketches are counted as among the first examples of graffiti culture in Haifa, a city known for clamping down hard on street art, despite its reputation as Israel's liberal culture Mecca.
Miami street artist AholSniffsGlue's lawsuit against douchey clothier American Eagle Outfitters for "blatant, unlawful, and pervasive infringement" could be a landmark case for artists' rights. But does he have a case? We asked a lawyer to weigh in.
"I love this world and it freaks me out every day. More and more, I experience the sensation that nothing is real—like it's all a dream. That's when I'm drawn to take pictures."
"I stopped spray-painting the Beijing streets in 2006," says Zhang, China's best-known graffiti artist. "Graffiti is the fashion in China these days and has lost its meaning as protest." Still, his new show in Manhattan is drawing plenty of die-hards who
Arizona's Bedrock City is a borderline abandoned amusement park that is still open for business. For the low, low price of $5, you can wander through oblivion. And you should.
Trudging is tradition in Frisco, especially for the vandal lot. The city itself is barely 50 square miles, so naturally any graffiti writer worth his weight in Rust-Oleum flat has effortlessly loitered on every block.