‘Massimo’

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A print based off of the centerpiece of VIZIE’s recent show is now available for sale online

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Picture of the Day

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Bill Cunningham

An electronic graffiti board is also being considered in the future

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In an effort to reduce widespread foreign name scratching on the Great Wall, Chinese authorities are establishing designated ‘graffiti’ zones in towers close to popular stretches of the famous monument. As far as how an “electronic graffiti board” would be helpful… who the hell knows? Those screens can be etched too.

via, guardian

The BANDO Archives

Crime Time

Bummer It’s Not Summer

“Nothing Stops Detroit” is Riley Blakeway’s wonderfully shot profile of artist Evan Rossell on a painting trip in Detroit.

Caught in The Act

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To this man and many others like him, a Banksy piece is just money on the street. Luckily for New Orleans, neighborhood vigilantes got in the way of this attempt to remove another piece of public art.

Photo: Charlie Varley/varleypix.com

Iz The Wiz, King of New York

An upcoming documentary about Michael “Iz The Wiz” Martin.

Lessons in Graffiti

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Beginning this month, KEO is teaching a pair of “Graffiti Master Classes” in Brooklyn for students ages 8 thru 80. Learning everything from the basics of hand lettering to the history, theory, and philosophy of New York City Subway Style Writing, students in the classes will develop their own signature style and acquire the basic tools and knowledge for a successful career in graffiti.

 

A Love Letter to The City

The definitive guide to Stephen Powers and ICY signs’ global public art project.

Available in a hardcover through First & Fifteenth or in a soft cover through Amazon

For more images of the Love Letter project in Philadelphia, click here

The OLD NSA Listening Station on top of Devil’s Mountain in Berlin

Now essentially 5Pointz East.

Barry Socks

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from RVCA

Highlights from City As Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection

On view at the Museum of the City of New York through August 24th, 2014. Go see this in person.

Tiny Shits

A collaborative zine between Giant and Persue, published on Mike Giant’s Skullz Press back in 2003.

For those out in SF, Mike has a show opening this Friday (2/7) at FFDG.

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The Joy of (Mural) Art

The First Graffiti Artist is a 1976 student documentary by Ian Potts featuring artist Walter Kershaw. In between catching a tag and riding his motorcycle around town, Walter talks about the necessity for colorful murals in the ‘muted’ industrial surroundings of North West England, and how his main goal is to cheer commuters up as they pass by in the distance.

via, HYB

All the girls were first-time vandals

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Prints from Austin McManus’s Partner In Crime series are now available for purchase in editions of 20. You can never really go wrong looking at a girl spray painting on something, so take that focus inside the house and buy a print now.

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“the Albert Barnes of graffiti”

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Chances are if you have ever read a book on graffiti you’ve seen the credit from the Collection of Martin Wong. Residing on the Lower East Side in the 1970s and 80s, artist Martin Wong forged relationships and mentored early graffiti artists—his studio acting as an impromptu clubhouse—and collected as much work from them as possible. Five years before his death in 1999, Wong left the entire collection to the Museum of the City of New York, helping to preserve the history of this important ongoing art movement. On February 4th, “City as Canvas: Graffiti Art From the Martin Wong Collection” opens to the public, featuring “never-before-seen highlights of this collection.”
 
Related: Classic Blackbook Pages from the Collection of Martin Wong

The Human Edition Chain

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You click the buy button and deplete your bank account of $250 (plus shipping). Sometime afterward, LUSH paints your name on a wall, photographs it, then sends the image file to 1XRun print house for printing and certification. They do those things, pack it up, then ship it to your home or business. You open the box and see your name in the picture. It’s all about you. The world is yours.

Openings & Parties: Mint&Serf – Support, Therapy and Instability

On view at the Bleecker Street Arts Club through February 22nd.

Photos by Christos Katsiaouni

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