Is Banksy a Woman? Watch This Documentary And See What You Think

As bored as you might be with the breathless coverage of Banksy and his "takeover of New York," there might be one reason to catch the HBO documentary on the street artist. Over at CityLab, Kriston Capps has an intriguing theory after watching the film: Banksy is a probably a woman. » 11/06/14 8:00pm 11/06/14 8:00pm

This Office Tower Is Being Demolished, But Not Before a Giant Art Party

Buildings get old—most office towers aren't designed to stand for centuries, as they once were. In Tokyo, a team of artists and curators got permission to interrupt this a near-perpetual cycle of construction and demolition by throwing one last party inside a tower destined for the scrap heap. » 10/01/14 11:35am 10/01/14 11:35am

Animated GIFs Have Finally Invaded Street Art

If you had to pinpoint one single reason the internet became such an integral part of our day-to-day lives, the obvious answer would be animated GIFs. They're what make staring at a screen all day long completely worth your morning commute. But now, a couple of artists have finally found a way to put animated GIFs… » 7/30/14 10:52am 7/30/14 10:52am

These Photorealistic Stencils Make Banksy Look Like an Amateur

If you visit the elementary school in Terracina, Italy, you're going to be a little bit tripped it out. As of a month or two ago, several small children appear to be standing sideways on the building's façade. But obviously, children cannot defy gravity. They're actually the latest creation of a street artist named… » 7/04/14 4:00pm 7/04/14 4:00pm

This Nifty Tool Turns Google Street View Into a Graffiti Time Machine

Graffiti may be ephemeral, but then there's Google Street View with its all-seeing camera. Inspired by Google's recent to move to let users go back in time in Street View, Brian Foo at the New York Public Library Labs thought he could make us look at street graffiti from a new perspective—through time. » 6/25/14 3:03pm 6/25/14 3:03pm

The Coolest Paintings From Google's Project to Immortalize Street Art

Street art is mutable by definition. But Google Street View, the archiver of all worldly street-borne phenomena from gentrification to wildlife, wants to change that with its Google Street Art Project—an archival website of the world's street art from Buenos Ares to Atlanta. » 6/10/14 1:20pm 6/10/14 1:20pm

Why the Panthéon Is Covered In Black-and-White Faces

For the past two years, the Panthéon in Paris has been undergoing a renovation, its signature dome wrapped in a cute little plastic hat. This week, the 1790 structure revealed an art installation to tide tourists and residents over until the work is complete: thousands of black-and-white faces covering its marble… » 6/06/14 12:00pm 6/06/14 12:00pm

Clever Photoshop Street Art is "Erasing" London

Ever walk down the street wishing you could erase the ugly billboards and other urban detritus? These Photoshop-themed street stickers posted around London may be the closest you'll ever get. » 3/24/14 4:55pm 3/24/14 4:55pm

13 Hand-Painted Murals Brought to Life as Animated GIFs

Even if you've never heard of INSA, you've probably seen his work—the British street artist has designed signature collections for everyone from Nike to Kid Robot. But his latest work is a little bit more immortal: INSA's making GIFs. » 1/24/14 9:00am 1/24/14 9:00am

Tour a Secret Art Show Inside a Condemned NYC Apartment Building

Last week, as New York City suffered through blistering cold temperatures, 43 street artists were secretly painting three entire floors of a soon-to-be-demolished apartment building. We got to visit during an exclusive, two-hour show on Friday night. » 1/12/14 3:00pm 1/12/14 3:00pm

Street Artist Takes Over Derelict Gas Station with Brilliant Results

If you've ever wondered what it would be like to live in cartoon, consider visiting Limerick, Ireland—where a street artist recently turned a broken down gas station into a full-fledged color party. » 1/09/14 5:20pm 1/09/14 5:20pm

Here's the Second Hidden Piece In Banksy's "Secret" NYC Street Show

Banksy, the mysterious (er, kind of mysterious) British street artist who popularized stencils in the 2000s, is in New York this month to stage a 30-day exhibit that takes place entirely on the streets. His first piece, yesterday, has already been painted over. But we were able to locate today's feature, which is… » 10/02/13 3:00pm 10/02/13 3:00pm

Magical NeverWet Street Art Only Appears When It Rains

Remember NeverWet, that incredibly amazing spray-on substance that keeps things from getting wet? Turns out it's great for making street art that stays invisible until it rains. » 9/19/13 1:37pm 9/19/13 1:37pm

An Artist-Designed Coloring Book For Budding Creative Types

Unlike grown-ups who’ve had their wildest creative impulses edited, judged, and generally tamped down for years, kids are pretty fearless when it comes to facing a blank page. Wielding crayons with reckless abandon ain’t no thang for the little 'uns, but a bit of artistic guidance can be fun, too.
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Street Art Goes 3D With These Massive Humanoid Sculptures

Paint, paste, and stencil-wielding creative types who use the urban fabric as their canvas are having a heyday. Folks like Shephard Fairey, Banksy, and a whole host of others (Hanksy!) have had feature films, major gallery shows, and endless internet posts chronicling—and celebrating—their efforts. » 9/03/13 12:00pm 9/03/13 12:00pm

7 Street Art Stencils That Interact With Their Surroundings

Paris-based street artist ABOVE is known for weaving stencil paintings into the surrounding streetscape to create images that border on optical illusions. Traveling the world to make art that comments on social and political issues, ABOVE keeps an eye out for situations where real world and painted image can… » 8/15/13 9:00am 8/15/13 9:00am

Watch These Graffiti Masters Turn a Boeing 737 Into Airborne Art

Any Boeing 737 is a marvel of industrial achievement, but this one in particular is also a work of art. UK creative group HangFire recently completely transformed one of the giant flying machines with some amazing graffiti. » 8/13/13 10:20am 8/13/13 10:20am

Feast Your Eyes on Six Time Lapse Videos of Street Artists at Work

Graffiti is cool and it knows it. From the early days of TAKI 183 writing his name on the subway wall to the latest innovative techniques ranging from the eerie look of drip ink to the fleeting glow of digital ink, this art form for the masses has always been surrounded by that hip aura, in part, because it tends to… » 6/12/13 2:04pm 6/12/13 2:04pm

Meet the Street Artist Who's Wanted by the NYPD for Punking the Police…

His name is 'Essam' and he's a 29-year-old art school grad from Maine, who served in Iraq as a "geo-spatial analyst", and has put up posters like the one above all over New York. It shows drones being used to police regular people in an Orwellian world... with the NYPD logo plastered all over it, as if to endorse it.… » 9/24/12 11:00pm 9/24/12 11:00pm

The Nerdiest Street Art Uses Computer Messages to Poke Fun of People

Street artist Jilly Ballistic has been sneakily putting up computer nerd jokes as street art across New York City to hilarious results. Awful movies have been overlaid with a 'move to trash' or 'low expectation warning', while other advertisements get adorned with different computer system alerts. » 7/08/12 8:00pm 7/08/12 8:00pm