When artist Clinton Bopp moved to Los Angeles twenty years ago, he was immediately struck by the city’s powerful tradition of public art. Murals filled with symbolism tell the history of the city’s cultures, particularly for Latino and African American communities. Though LA enacted a ban on murals in 2003, it was lifted ten years later and the city resumed its role as a thriving hub for public art.
While most art lovers visit world-renowned art galleries to see famous masterpieces, some might be lucky enough to come across...
In 2016, images of a stunning piece of street art—spread across nearly 50 buildings in Cairo—began circulating online.
Like many street artists, French artist MTO (real name Mateo) is something of a mystery. Over his 10+ year career, his identity has been kept a secret, but his body of work speaks for itself. MTO first started spraying in 2008 in Barcelona, when he was introduced to the art form by the TWE crew.
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For the third year, street artists invaded a small village in central Italy, transforming it into a cultural playground over the course of four days. Civitacampomarano, located in Italy’s underpopulated Molise region, has seen its population dwindle from 3,500 after World War II to less than a hundred who call the village home today.
In 2011, MOCA’s Art in the Streets broke attendance records for its exhibition filled with work by street art luminaries like...
Best known for chiseling striking portraits into walls around the world, Portuguese street artist Alexandre Farto, better known as Vhils, has...
Four years ago, Australian artist Michael Pederson began placing his lighthearted, humorous street art installations in unexpected places. Playing with the public space we often forget to look at, Pederson’s project Miguel Marquez Outside is a clever escape into the urban landscape. “I can’t remember exactly what originally inspired me to do these outdoor projects, but it had been in the back of my mind for quite some time before I started,” Pederson tells My Modern Met.
British street artist Peter Preffington aka Pref plays with perception through his multi-layered, 3D graffiti.
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