Vandalism

LA

Why the Walk of Fame Became a Hotbed of Vandalism and Rage

The city councilwoman fighting to axe Donald Trump's Hollywood tribute told us why this battle is about a lot more than a sidewalk.
Drew Schwartz
8.16.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Trump Fans Spent $1,000 Putting Dozens of Peel-Off Stars on the Walk of Fame

Because nothing infuriates the libs more than giant stickers.
Drew Schwartz
8.11.18
alcohol

Russian Art Gallery Considers Ban on Booze After Drunk Man Attacks Painting with Pole

“I don’t drink vodka, and became overwhelmed by something.”
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
5.30.18
Art

How Natalie White Turned Her Criminal Trial into Performance Art

Her character witnesses included Lizzy Jagger and Patricia Arquette.
Kara Weisenstein
1.27.17
Los Angeles

These Guys Claim They're Responsible for the 'Hollyweed' Sign

Zach Fernandez and Sarah Fern say they used fabric and clamps to alter the iconic LA landmark.
Justin Caffier
1.4.17
Art

Renegade Graffiti Artists Utah & Ether Aren't Afraid of Getting Caught

Not even jail time can stop graffiti's Bonnie & Clyde.
Sami Emory
11.6.16
Stuff

Inside One Woman's Impossible Quest to Catalogue a Decade of Street Art

Before Instagram made photography about validation, street art snappers would just pull on their shoes, head out and see what gems they could find.
Ray Mock
10.30.16
Writer's Block

The Cleanup of Detroit Has Erased Graffiti History

I was shocked when I drove through Detroit earlier this year: the best graffiti had been covered in blotchy grey and white paint. What happened to the one-time graf mecca?
Ray Mock
10.9.16
News

A French Hitchhiker Lost His Shit in New Zealand After No One Picked Him Up

He smashed up the Punakaiki entrance sign—allegedly worth $3000—and threw it into a river.
Beatrice Hazlehurst
9.20.16
Writer's Block

How Tokyo Became Asia’s Graffiti Capital

In most of Asia the practice of illegal bombing has only been around for less than ten years, but Tokyo's history reaches back to the mid-90s.
Ray Mock
8.28.16
Writer's Block

Taiwan's Graffiti Scene Is Outgrowing Its Foreign Influences

Graffiti in Taipei used to be dominated by expats, but that's changing thanks to a new generation of dedicated and talented writers.
Ray Mock
8.14.16
Film

Here's a Rewind to East Coast Graffiti’s Halcyon Days

John Waters narrates a new documentary about the early East Coast writers that invented what became what we know as modern street art.
Shana Nys Dambrot
6.15.16
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