In Harlem, murals are calling attention to the discrimination against the Baha’i faith in Iran | Quartz
By Neha Thirani Bagri As a reporter working in Iran, Maziar Bahari was bothered not to hear more people speak about the discrimination faced by the Baha’i, a persecuted religious minority. But he knew that if he wrote about their lives, it would mean the end of his ability to work in the country. “I […]
By Anita Abedian On a recent summer day in East Harlem, Alexander Keto stood on a ladder above a group of sixth graders playing basketball, aerosol can in hand. Keto is spray-painting turquoise blue paint on P.S. 7’s brick exterior. The wall turns into an image of a West African woman up to her waist […]
By Carolina Pichardo WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — For a street artist who has traveled the world to showcase her colorful graffiti, returning to the streets of her home turf is still a necessary move to defend her work. Soraya Marquez, 35, better known as Indie184, describes a version of her colorful, bubble-lettered mural on the wall of a […]
By Gustavo Solis EAST HARLEM — A group of local artists have transformed a long-neglected wall at a stalled construction site into a public art gallery. The “Guerrilla Gallery” on East 116th Street between Second and Third avenues accepts art from any East Harlem artists on one condition: they have to be waterproof, said Kristy […]
Story by Gregg McQueen The Lovebomber is on the loose. But no need to panic — this sly photobomber only has good intentions. The Lovebomber is the nickname of uptowner Laura Pou, a Washington Heights resident who revels in taping the word “love” over street signs, advertisements, placards, subway notices and more, then photographing the […]
Documenting Hip Hop from Three Angles Wednesday, April 15 at 6:30pm The Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY 10029) Janette Beckman, Joe Conzo, and Martha Cooper are three pioneering New York-based photographers who documented hip hop – DJ-ing, rapping, and breaking – from its early days on the streets […]
Story by Gregg McQueen Nelson Host Santiago spent years as a street graffiti artist, spreading his moniker “Host One” on murals and tags throughout the city. He now creates canvas paintings that incorporate the same elements of graffiti. “I use spray paints and paint markers for my canvasses,” said Santiago. “And my characters have a […]
By Lindsay Armstrong INWOOD — Friends and family gathered last week at the site of a new street memorial created to honor an Inwood man shot and killed by police in 2011. John Collado would have celebrated his 47th birthday on March 25. But instead of a party, Collado’s family and friends held a vigil outside […]
I ran out the door screaming Eyes closed and voice at the top of my lungs I could no longer breathe as I saw my life flash before me gush to my chest and vision blurred I could tell this would be the end I had to get out!
World Trade Center Mural, Inwood #nycfeelings pic.twitter.com/3rfyDmtJi7 — NewYorkCityFeelings (@nycfeelings) December 6, 2014 Check out: The Uptown Collective Presents The WHIN Social Media Guide We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.
We asked the people of the Bronx, if there is a difference between Street Art and Graffiti? The Bronx is the birthplace of Hip Hop, breakdancing and Graffiti “bombing” as documented in: Style Wars. We here at Project Bronx also asked Bronx residents if Street Art hurts or helps the community? Do art murals hold […]
All photos are by Jessica Stewart Renowned Italian street artist, Alicé Pasquini, was recently in town for a three-wall project in New York and New Jersey that tells a short story over the course of three murals. The first wall, painted on an abandoned pizza place in Rockaway Beach (Queens, New York), shows a girl […]
By Nigel Chiwaya INWOOD — Two Inwood elementary schools are about to get a taste of Italian street art. Muscota New School and Amistad Dual Language School will become a canvas for street artist Alice Pasquini later this month, as the hip-hop-inspired painter plans to install a mural for students and parents on Saturday, April […]
BY Jenni Ruiza (@RuizaJenni) It’s not every day you come across a well-established artist with a vision that is unique, classic, and urban. I was introduced to John Carl Martin through a dear mutual friend who, at first, wanted me to try his amazing airbrush skills on my body! After heavy consideration upon viewing his […]
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BY Jenni Ruiza (@RuizaJenni) RIP to 5-Pointz in Queens this week; there seems to be a shortage of what we grew up with – street art. The more you gentrify a neighborhood, the less character it seems to have, right? So, what does that mean for the Boogie Down? By comparison, we’re the least “touched” […]
A series of workshops, discussions, and performances around the shared history and aesthetics of circus and graffiti art. All events are free and open to the public. Schedule: Wednesday, Sept 4: Interrogating Shared Histories: Publicity, Movement, & Spectacle in NYC Circus & Graffiti, at NoMAA (Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance) Gallery (3 Floor). 6:30-8:30pm. Reception to […]
By Jennifer Hsu : Video Producer, WNYC Interactive Like many long-time New Yorkers, artist Dister Rondon feared his Washington Heights neighborhood was losing its unique character — a byproduct of gentrification and its attendant chain stores and bank branches. Read more: ‘I Love My Hood’: One Artist’s Attempt to Reclaim The Heights – WNYC. We […]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Q. When you created the mural, did you foresee such an uproar? A. Not at all. I did think it would create discussion but I never imagined the police becoming involved. Q. What was your initial reaction to the taking down of the mural? A. I was angry at the police for […]
Two NYPD officers painted over a mural in Inwood of the word “Murderers,” decorated with coffins and tombstones, in which one of the coffins was labeled “NYPD,” authorities said Wednesday. The owner of New Edition Cleaners, on Broadway, where the mural was painted, said she gave the graffiti artist, Alan Ket, permission to paint there, […]
By Farran Powell and Carla Zanoni INWOOD — The NYPD dispatched cops with paintbrushes to cover up a controversial mural on the side of an Inwood business Tuesday, after approaching the owner with concerns about its message, DNAinfo.com New York has learned. A pair of plainclothes officers arrived at New Edition Cleaners at 4929 Broadway […]
I LOVE MY HOOD: A Graffiti Stroll Through Washington Heights Art Tour ~ Saturday, June 16 | 2 & 3:30pm Join local artist Carlos Jesus Martinez Dominguez (FEEGZ) as he leads a tour through Washington Heights focusing on the works of DISTER and other prominent local street artists, examining public street art uptown in both […]