Well, the big story this week was of course Hyuro’s wall under threat in Atlanta, but a lot more has been happening elsewhere on the web, plus I missed a week of link-o-rama when I was in Atlanta myself, so here’s what I’ve got to share:
- Living Walls mentioned in the New York Times last week, but not because of Hyuro’s mural or even in the arts section. For some reason, some narrative was created about Living Walls relating to the recession. Well, whatever. I guess it’s a hook, and strange press is better than no press.
- This is a nice mural from Erica il Cane in Slovakia.
- And of course, Aryz’ work in Copenhagen is impressive as always.
- Chris Stain painted a great mural in Charlotte, NC, and BSA interviewed him about it.
- Someone stole a Banksy street piece off of a private wall, and now he’s going to trial because of it. Beautiful.
- Run in underrated.
- I agree with Eko: “This is 2012 graffiti.”
- Or maybe this is.
- Everyone’s been quoting this Steve Powers interview where he says “Most Street art isn’t art and it isn’t street.” He’s such a provocateur (read: guy well-respected enough that the world allows him to be an asshole). Actually though, as annoying as the guy can be, he’s right. Particularly that most street art isn’t art. A lot of it is great graphic design or illustration or signpainting. Nothing wrong with that, but it’s a misnomer that confuses a lot of people.
- Hate President Bush? You’ll probably love this book.
- There’s been some hilarious/scary fallout from LEWY BTM painting the Brooklyn Bridge.
- Aram Bartholl is amazing. And here’s an interview with him.
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