Tagged: Street Art

My ARTnews story on Street Art.

Hey Folks:

The January 2011 of ARTnews magazine is hitting stands with a cover story I wrote about the new shape of street art. Specifically, it’s a look at the more abstract, geometric, sculptural and conceptual interventions going down in cities across the globe. (That’s Spanish artist Nuria Mora featured on the cover.) You can read the story online, but may I recommend picking up the mag. The article is illustrated with all kinds of incredible pictures, which you won’t be able to see otherwise.

As part of this, there’s a couple of street art-related tomes that really deserve a plug: Trespass: A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art and Urban Interventions: Personal Projects in Public Spaces. These are two very thoughtful books devoted to the subject. Definitely check ‘em out.

As always, thank you for reading!


The Digest. 08.23.10.

Un gato. (Photo by Yvonne Connasse.)

Hey Folks: The flood situation in Pakistan is grim. Crops, livestock and infrastructure have been wiped out. (See Boston’s Big Picture to get a glimpse of the disaster.) Please consider pitching in via a reputable organization such as Oxfam. Every little bit helps.

The C-Mon Giveaway Extravaganza: Beyond the Street.

Pages devoted to U.K. artist Lucy McLauchlan in Beyond the Street. (Image courtesy of  Gestalten.)

All right folks, we’ve got a big fat goodie for giveaway purposes: a brand-spankin’ new copy of Patrick Nguyen and Stewart Stuart Mackenzie’s Beyond the Street: The 100 Leading Figures in Urban Art, a nearly 400-page tome that weighs as much as a small dog and features a bonanza of photographs and interviews with everyone from Blu to Swoon to Os Gemeos to Jonathan LeVine.

This sucker usually retails for $78 in the States, but the folks at Gestalten have been kind enough to supply me with an extra copy for the purposes of a reader giveaway. Y’all know the drill: leave a comment below and I’ll be contacting one lucky dog by the weekend.


The Digest. 05.07.10.

Substandard, by Deeker. (Photo by Becki Fuller.)

The Digest. 07.10.09.

Brooklyn wall, with Celso, Cake and Chris Stain.