Street Art

June 26, 2020

Vhils Pays Tribute to Healthcare Workers by Chiseling Portraits Into Hospital Wall

Portuguese street artist Vhils is paying tribute to his country’s healthcare workers the best way he knows how—with a mural. In Porto, 10 members of the São João University Hospital Center’s staff had their portraits chiseled into the wall by the acclaimed artist as a way to celebrate the contributions of Portugal’s national healthcare workers. Though the mural has been in the works for over a year, the timing couldn’t be better.

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June 4, 2020

Street Artists Around the World Are Paying Tribute to George Floyd

Around the world, street artists are using their skills to pay tribute to George Floyd. As Floyd’s senseless death continues to fuel protests calling for an end to racism and police brutality, painted memorials for the 46-year-old have sprung up around the globe. These artists are picking up their spray cans and paintbrushes to lend their voices to the Black Lives Matter movement, often incorporating the names of other black victims of police violence.

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April 16, 2020

Banksy Transforms His Own Bathroom Into an Art Installation While in Quarantine

As anyone who is currently in quarantine knows, finding things to occupy your time is key. While many can work from home, what happens if your career revolves around creating public art? Banksy, arguably the world’s most famous street artist, answered that question for us with his latest Instagram post. While Banksy’s work has appeared everywhere from Israel’s West Bank to Manhattan, this latest installation is a bit more intimate.

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February 17, 2020

7 Facts About Pioneering Street Artist Keith Haring

In the 1980s, Keith Haring shot to international fame. Using his trademark line drawings, Haring became instantly recognizable for his pop style art. This would catapult him from the underground art scene in New York City to a career that would see him mingling with the likes of Andy Warhol, Grace Jones, Yoko Ono, and Madonna. Unfortunately, the prolific artist’s life was cut short in 1990, when he succumbed to AIDS-related complications.

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