The Portland Graffiti Situation



Portland is spending $4 million on graffiti cleanup, but will fines or jail time make the city safer? Discover why it’s so easy to write graffiti in Portland. We embedded with an up-and-coming writer rappelling off structures, a businessman with cleanup contracts, a veteran vandal with $20k+ in spray paint, and an 84-year-old man taking matters into his own hands. This eye-opening exploration reveals what’s really behind the ‘graffiti war’ that nobody seems to be winning.

- via CHAOSTOWN

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It’s Called Art – Take The Money And Run


According to the BBC, a court has ordered Danish artist Jens Haaning to pay The Kunsten Museum in Aalborg, Denmark, 500.000 kroner. That’s just a bit under $77.000.
That’s because the artist had been paid for an art piece and sent the museum exactly that. He titled the piece “Take The Money And Run” and it just so happened to be comprised of two blank canvases.

- via Outkick

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Cut And Run By Banksy



Check out Banksy’s “CUT & RUN: 25 Years of Card Labour,” the first major retrospective showcasing 25 years of non-conformity and political defiance. Experience thought-provoking art that challenges norms and exposes corruption.

I’ve kept these stencils hidden away for years, mindful they could be used as evidence in a charge of criminal damage. But that moment seems to have passed, so now I’m exhibiting them in a gallery as works of art. I’m not sure which is the greater crime.
Banksy

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Interviu cu BARTO


Artistul de street art BARTO a dat un interviu la RedBull, despre unul dintre proiectele sale “Strazi pe strazi” si despre street art in general.

Citeste tot articolul AICI.

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18 years of STENCIL.RO


18 ani de existență pe web pentru STENCIL.RO reprezintă o perioadă lungă și plină de evoluție. În acest timp, website-ul a trecut prin diverse schimbări, de la design la conținut și funcționalități. A fost prezent în momente importante din istoria internetului și a reușit să se adapte la noile tendințe și cerințe ale utilizatorilor. Au fost ani de străduință și munca asiduă pentru a-și menține relevanța și a-și crește audiența. Faptul că STENCIL.RO a reușit să supraviețuiască și să se dezvolte în acest mediu dinamic, vorbește despre calitatea și dedicarea echipei care se ocupă de acest site, dar nu numai, ci și datorită celor care continuă să ne accesez site-ul. Mulțumim!

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Deadwood Waves


Deadwood Waves by Jörg Gläscher.
The artist and photographer spent six months in a secluded location near Hamburg collecting deadwood and constructing nine large crests made of branches and twigs. The largest crest was four meters high and nine meters wide. He photographed each iteration before destroying it to reuse the materials, creating a new landscape with the former thriving matter.
More about the project HERE.

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17 years of STENCIL.RO


Nice! 17 ani alaturi de STENCIL.RO. Multi inainte si poate mai multe postari. Poate.

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How Basquiat and Street Artists Left Their Mark on Hip-Hop Culture


By 1984, 24-year-old Jean-Michel Basquiat had already broken into the mainstream art world. But the onetime street artist still couldn’t shake the legacy of his teenage years spent writing graffiti on the streets of New York City — mostly under the moniker of “SAMO” which he often used to critique the commodification of art.

There was really no ambition in it at all,” Basquiat told the interviewer Marc Miller that year in an episode of “ART/new york,” a video series on contemporary art. “It was stuff from a young mind, you know what I mean?

But the artist was not alone in his teenage pursuits: He was part of a constellation of young graffiti artists who used New York City’s streets and subways as their canvases before going on to take both the art world and hip-hop culture by storm. Their works are the subject of “Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation,” an exhibition on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston through July 25, which charts how Basquiat and 11 other street artists, most of them Black or Latino — Fab 5 Freddy, Lady Pink, Lee Quiñones, Keith Haring, Rammellzee, Toxic, A-One, Kool Koor, ERO, Futura and LA2 — formed the post-graffiti movement in 1980s New York City.

- via The New York Times

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