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Category: Street Art
VAN LIFE: YET ANOTHER VEHICLE PAINTED BY KENNY SCHARF!
We spotted yet another vehicle adorned with artwork by the artist Kenny Scharf in Los Angeles. This one was on … More
VISUAL TRASH: STREET ART, GRAFFITI, ADVERTISING, OH MY!
On the shiny, new gentrified south end of Downtown Los Angeles there are remnants still, old and recent, of the … More
STREET ART: MURAL BY MR. B-BABY IN LOS ANGELES
Awesome street art mural by Mr. B-Baby near intersection of Venice Boulevard and Centinela Avenue in the Mar Vista neighborhood … More
STREET ART P.S.A. : HOUSTON GRAFFITI GIVES IMPORTANT HEALTH REMINDER!
Here’s an important message we should all heed: “Breathe.” A lovable and small graffiti artwork on the side of a … More
WRIT LARGE : MASSIVE “MSK” GRAFFITI THROW-UP IN L.A. ARTS DISTRICT
We spent a morning in the Arts District on a recent visit to Los Angeles. It’s home to lots and … More
NIFTY : NFT STREET ART SIMULTANEOUSLY EVOKES AWE AND EYE-ROLLS IN TOURISTY POST-GENTRIFIED OVER-HIPSTERED VENICE HOOD!
On a wall in an alley behind a block of fashionable cafes, luxe-hipster boutiques and a foodie-grade ice cream shop … More
STREETSY : BAFFLINGLY ABSTRACT MURAL CONFUSES VENICE BEACH LOCALS!
The Venice Beach area of Los Angeles, its fashionable neighborhoods and adjacent districts, is home to a lot of street … More
FLIP MODE! SHREDDED BANKSY RE-SOLD AT AUCTION FOR MORE THAN $25 MILLION!
We’re in the wrong business. We should be in the business of flipping infamous Banksy artworks. Especially the kind that … More
IMPORTANT MESSAGE: “DON’T SURF!”
“Don’t surf!” We found this message scrawled into the layer of road dust caked onto the rear window of a … More
UPDATES: HEARING NEWS THAT NYC STREET ARTIST BAST HAS PASSED AWAY!
We’re still in a bit of shock this morning after hearing about the passing of the artist BAST! We learned … More
ESCAPE ARTIST: NEW BANKSY STREET ART DEPICTS MAN SCALING PRISON WALL IN U.K.
. . . Banksy recently painted this stencil street art work on the wall of Reading Prison in the U.K. … More
DENIED! BANKSY TRIES AND FAILS TO TRADEMARK GRAFFITI ARTWORK!
As if 2020 wasn’t a weird, dumpster fire of year already, especially in the United States where political goings-ons of … More
WTF!: YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHERE WE SPOTTED AN INFAMOUS NYC STREET ARTIST’S GRAFFITI TAG!
“Wow!” Just “Wow!” That’s what we exclaimed as we approached the stop at the T-intersection in our car. We were … More
STREET ART WILL EAT ITSELF: ART-ON-ART VIOLENCE IN VENICE SHOCKS PASSERSBY
Yes, it’s true, folks! An illegal wheat-paste street artwork on a utility box in Venice Beach, Los Angeles has been … More
KICKIN’ IT “OLD SKOOL”: GRAFFITI’S GRAFFITI IN DOWNTOWN L.A.
This gem of graffiti art references old-school graff writing style and tagging. It is striking and unusual with its combination … More
EPIC CHILD’S PLAY: VENICE BEACH MURAL BRINGS OUT OUR INNER KID
The artist who goes by the name Pilpeled created this large, monochromatic mural on the side of a restaurant along … More
L.A. HEARTS JONATHAN GOLD: HOW THIS MURAL IS A TRIBUTE TO JOURNALISM AND FOOD
This mural across the facade of a small commercial building along Pico Boulevard in West Los Angeles is a tribute … More
TERRIFYING: UN-COMMISSIONED STREET ART APPEARS IN OTHERWISE GRAFFITI-FREE SECTION OF AFFLUENT BEACH TOWN
This awesome wheat-paste street art is by the graffiti artist who goes by the moniker “T-Smoke TCF” in Ocean Park, … More
GOING BIGGER: “LOVE BERTO” DOMINATES FAUX-URBAN LANDSCAPE IN L.A.
Here’s another one of these abstract, geometric murals by the artist Berto, who usually signs his work “LoveBerto.” His massive … More
THE ANTHONY BOURDAIN MURAL
The much-beloved American writer, television show presenter, foodie and former chef Anthony Bourdain passed away in June last year in … More
STREET ART MASTERPIECE IN HONOLULU
Street art in the Kakaako area of Honolulu, Hawaii. Photo by Taquecy.
THE LONDON POLICE IN AMSTERDAM
Photo by Gry Goa ( @gryen74).
STENCIL STREET ART IN VENICE
ACTIONABLE: SURF N’ SKATE MURAL
STREET ART AS POLITICAL OP-ED: “TRUMPTY DUMPTY”
RADNESS: ARTWORK BY JASON WOODSIDE AT GJUSTA
SHEPARD FAIREY IN LALALAND’S WEST SIDE
SAINT MARK OF VENICE BEACH
WE ALL SCREAM …
… FOR ICE CREAM! Well, we didn’t want any ice cream before we saw this mural on Melrose Avenue in … More
SECRET LIT: THE UNKNOWABLE WRITING OF THE ARTIST KNOWN AS RETNA
Retna is an artist with an easily recognizable and distinctly esoteric visual grammar that stands out from graffiti-art vernacular. The … More
PLAGIARISTIC LIKE A KLIMT?
This epic mural adjacent to a couple of rental-car parking lots in Santa Monica, in Los Angeles, is impressive and … More
MR. A. BY ANDRE
WHO KNEW? INVADER SURFS!
CLAW IN LA LA LAND
The story may be apocryphal, but if true — and we believe it is — it’s a telling anecdote about … More
CURRENT EVENTS: “BENEDICT DONALD”
Given the news in the past 24 hours about U.S. President Donald Trump and his meeting in Helsinki with Russian … More
INVADER WAS HERE
The French street artist known as Invader (a.k.a., “Space Invader”) occupies a distinct place in the street art world. He … More
PROFANE: FRESH ARTWORK FROM MAYA HAYUK
We’ve been following artist Maya Hayuk’s work throughout her career and seen many of her colorful, cross-hatched abstract murals in … More
SPRAY AND DESTROY! GRAFFITI ARTISTS’ TOOLS ON DISPLAY AT “BEYOND THE STREETS”!
A massive collection of various brands and types of spray paint — tools of the trade for artists and creators, … More
STARSTRUCK: ALEC’S INEVITABLE MARILYN MONROE MURAL
The artist ALEC has made a career of street art and massive murals with images of pop-culture icons and celebrities … More
BLACK AND WHITE AND MASSIVE: JR IN NYC
ROMANCE: “SOMEONE LOVES YOU”
“Some Loves you” scrawled on a low wall along the pavement in Venice, Los Angeles.
WRIT LARGE: “PLZR” AT YOUR PLEASURE
This massive “PLZR” graffiti art across a row of roller-shutters is probably the only graffiti art or genuine street art … More
BEACHY: DETAILS FROM MURAL IN A CALIFORNIA BEACH TOWN
Beachy, summery mural and decorative set-up at Right Tribe, a vintage clothing shop in Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles.
RELATIONSHIPS: WHEN STREET ART GETS TOO SEXY
This street artwork of two rabbits in flagrante leaves nothing to the imagination. The relationship between the creatures is raw and natural … More
VEHICULAR: THE COBRA SNAKE VAN
Wait … what? The Cobra Snake van is parked on ultra-luxe Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, in Los Angeles? Actually … More
STREETSY: ELECTRICAL UTILITY BOX AS CANVAS
The electrical utility box is a feature of the built-up urban landscape in many U.S. cities. These boxes tend to … More
DIVINE KIM KARDASHIAN AND SAINT / NORTH
This simple photographic wheat-paste street art in Venice, Los Angeles, depicts Kim Kardashian with, we assume, one of her two … More
ALL THE FEELS WRIT LARGE
This poignant street art, if it can be called that (we think it qualifies), is essentially poetry painted in black, … More
SUBLIME: MADE OF HAGOP
The street art of the artist who goes by the moniker Made of Hagop never ceases to impress us with … More
UNNATURAL : GRIZZLY BEARS ROAMED VENICE BEACH, MURAL EXPLAINS
Sometimes street art works can provide an educational nugget like this artwork by artist Eric Junker in Venice, which states … More
STREETSY : STENCIL STREET ART NOT DEAD, APPARENTLY
Stencil street art seems like it’s everywhere these days. It wasn’t always so. There was a time when mere graffiti … More
THE CUTENESS! STENCIL STREET ART APPEALS TO BASE EMOTIONS
Ah, so cuuuuuuuuuuuuute! This street art in Venice, Los Angeles, depicts an almost life-sized, stenciled, spray-painted image of a man … More
STREET ART HOMAGE COLLAGE TO PHYSICS GENIUS
Why? Just ‘cause, we speculate. So many questions here: Why the crown? Why the Supreme pants? Why the NASA jacket? … More
SO EXTRA! SUPER STREETSY ALL-STAR STREET ART
Talk about piling on. We snapped this pic in the back alley (are there other kinds?) than runs behind row … More
STREETSY: IS NEW BLACK-AND-WHITE PHOTO STREET ART BY JR OR JR WANNABE?
Hey, you know JR, right? The French street artist who has become something of a worldwide phenom over the past … More
GOOD TIMES: IN PRAISE OF MARKETING CO-OPTING STREET ART
NEEDS: A PALM TREE WEARING SUNGLASSES, RIDING A SKATEBOARD
Needs. We all have them. And who doesn’t need a “shady palm.” That is, a palm that just doesn’t provide … More
PUMPIN’: STREET ART WITH LOTS OF HEART
We love coffee. You probably do too. But we REALLY love coffee. It’s actually kind of a problem, and, though … More
“FOREVER” … FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY
OVER THE INFLUENCE: EPIC VHILS x SHEPARD FAIREY COLLABO STREET ART
Greater than the sum of its parts, this mural is an awesome collaboration by the Portuguese artist Alexandre Manuel Dias … More
VANDALISM: UPSCALE CONSERVATIVE CALIFORNIA TOWN HAS GRAFFITI “ART”
There’s graffiti art in Santa Barbara, California. Pictured here is evidence in the form of a large graffiti throw-up in … More
WILDLIFE: PUBLIC ARTWORK CALLS ON VIEWERS TO SUPPORT “URBAN WILDLIFE”
LOVESICK: ANOTHER “BLEEDING HEARTS” MURAL REMINDS US THAT LOVE IS … BOTH RAPTUROUS MUSE AND A MONSTROUS BITCH?
TRUE CRIME: STREET ARTIST “APPROPRIATES” ICONIC IMAGE OF FRENCH PHOTOGRAPHER
SHORT VIDEO: “THE ETERNALITY OF GRAFFITI”
The Atlantic magazine produced a cool little video about Studio B and efforts to preserve and exhibit graffiti art from … More
EPIC : MURAL ATTEMPTS CHEERY POSITIVITY AMID GRIM DEPRESSING VIBE OF WINTRY DOWNTOWN NYC
The current mural at the “Bowery Wall” (a.k.a., the “Deitch Wall”) in downtown New York City is an epic, colorful … More
NOSTALGIA: STREET ART HAS NO SHAME FOR MEMORY LANE
The British jazz-pop singer Sade can be counted in the Pantheon of 1980s music icons. Her music videos for songs … More
TROPE-A-DOPE: STREET ART IMAGE OF DOG IN VENICE INSANELY UNORIGINAL (OR STREET-ART TROPES: A PRIMER)
There is street art. There are cliches. And there are street-art cliches (SAC). That said, we think “trope” is the … More
OBEY: THE WABI SABI OF OLD SHEPARD FAIREY STREET ART POSTERS
Like a vintage wine, some street art ages remarkably well. Others not so well. Take for example most wheat-paste street … More
PINKISH: PORTRAIT OF ROBED ELEPHANT-HUMAN STREET ART BEFUDDLES PASSERSBY
Street art often provides many unanswered questions, not only about the artwork itself, but also who created it. There’s seldom clear … More
TECHNOLOGY: STREET ARTWORK LITERALLY “PHONY”
An electric utility box along Sunset Blvd. in Silver Lake, in Los Angeles, has been painted as an old-school public … More
BREAKING: NEW AWESOME GEOMETRIC-ABSTRACT MURAL BY MAYA HAYUK GOING UP IN NYC
… More details to come, but here’s a pic from Maya of the work in progress.
SWEET: ARTIST TURNS CONCRETE BARRIERS INTO GIANT TOBLERONE
Abso-fucking-lutely brilliant! Artist(s) turned these concrete barriers into a giant Toblerone chocolate bar. At time of reporting it could not … More
CULT OF KAWAII: WHEN STREET ART “GETS CUTE” WE ALL SUFFER
Look, savvy reader! Look at the photo above! See that tiny wheat-pasted street artwork of a poodle-like canine waltzing … More
PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE: STENCIL STREET ART ATTEMPTS WRY SOCIAL COMMENTARY ON SMARTPHONE USE
We were were recently walking down the street in the Arts District near Downtown Los Angeles (a.k.a., DTLA). We … More
BRAZEN: CELEBRITY STREET ARTIST DEFIES NATURE AND PCH TRAFFIC TO PUT UP ARTWORK
We spent last weekend on a surf trip in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties north of Los Angeles. On the … More
KNOWLEDGE: STREET ART EXPLAINS RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FINANCE AND LOVE
Art can do many things. It can provoke, teach, offend, inform, comfort, inspire, scare, stimulate and bond us. Street art, … More
Revealed: Pablo Picasso was “Bad Hombre”
There’s that famous song by every hipster-music-nerd’s favorite band the Modern Lovers with the remarkable observation that Pablo Picasso, one … More
How High-Low Can You Go? New Banksy Mural in London Rips Basquiat for Basquiat’s Sake
There’s a new Banksy in London! Okay, okay, okay — calm down! We know how exciting this must be for … More
Here Comes the Neigborhood: Mural of Basquiat Ups Real Estate Values in Hip Gentrifying Hood
There’s a pattern of tell-tale signs that indicate that a once-undesireable neighborhood is undergoing gentrification. One of these signs is … More
Street Art Begs Passersby to “Stop Making Stupid People Famous” – We Disagree!
On the surface, the sentiment seems straightforward, sensible and pleasantly righteous enough: “Stop making stupid people famous.” That sounds like … More
Nostalgic Street Art Desperately Pines for ’80s NYC Cool
There’s a mini-era of years in the early 1980s in New York City when Andy Warhol, Grace Jones and Afrika … More
Street Art on Cars: “Lamest of Lame Sauce” or “Coolest Thing Ever”?
Artist Kenny Scharf is, as Ron Burgundy might say, kind of a big deal. Actually he really is a big … More
Ridiculously Instagram-Friendly Street Art by Kelsey Montague Causing Sidewalk Traffic Jams
The crowd of people snapping pix on the sidewalk along fashionable Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice, in Los Angeles, seem for … More
Fierocious Whimsy in “The Gundo”
The kind of perfectly executed and whimsically cute mural is the kind of “street art” the local community would think … More
Shocking: Street Art is Possibly Portrait of Late Iraqi Dictator Saddam Hussein
We recently stumbled upon some awesome street art work (see pic below) by the talented “Decisions and Review.” The work … More
Breaking: Cats Like Espresso Too!
It’s all starting to make sense now. Upon seeing this cute stencil street art of a feline sipping from a … More
Beautiful Mural by Brazilian Artist Fredone Fone
Brazilian contemporary artist Fredone Fone recently completed this beautiful abstract mural in Espirito Santo, Brazil. Photo by Fredone Fone.
The post-industrial urban landscape of the Arts District near Downtown Los Angeles is full of wide walls practically begging to … More
Calvin & Hobbes Mural at Dangerbird
Pictured here is artist David Flores’s super-Instagrammable and super-cute mural depicting the classic comicstrip characters Calvin and Hobbes at the … More
Cacti, like the illustrated tri-color cactus pasted onto this dumpster, dot Southern California’s natural desert landscape from Coachella to Mexico … More
Love Me Anyways
Love is a recurring theme of a lot of street art. And often it’s in its simplest, plainest, most straightforward … More
Shepard Fairey Does Ronald Reagan
The ever-gentrifying Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles is home to lots of large-scale street art, including this classic Shepard … More
“Skull Phone” Street Art by Spazmat
For years we would see the wheat-pasted artwork of artist Spazmat posted around downtown New York City. His posters were … More
Massive Street Art in L.A. Arts District
We love it when artists create street art that incoporates the architectural elements of the building, like the epic-scaled artwork … More
“Rock the Dots” Minnie Mouse Mural at Alfred Coffee
Murals of iconic Disney cartoon character Minnie Mouse recently have been popping up at locations of the hip Alfred Coffee … More
EPIC mural by artist Chris Saunders in the Ocean Park area of Santa Monica, in Los Angeles, created as part … More
“Create” Mural by Ruben Rojas
“Deface This” Trump Street Art
These repeated black-and-white “Deface This” and “Not Norml” (sic) posters of new U.S. President Donald Trump are funny political commentary … More