Street Art

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Sending Out the Signal: Swoon Interviewed by Katie Peyton
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“I take myself, my drawings, and this little bundle of creative forces that is me, and I try to make a chemical reaction with the world.”—Swoon

Manuel DeLanda: ISM ISM by Jon Dieringer
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To witness the vulgar, Zap Comix–inspired panorama in Manuel DeLanda’s 1979 film ISM ISM—its blubbering testicle-breasts and segmented-plumber’s-pipe phallus scrawled in marker on the tiled walls of a Manhattan subway station, just to start—is to share in the brief, bewildering encounter a commuter may have had with street art before the soap and cleaning brushes arrived.

Collective Enthusiasm: An Interview with Agnès Varda & JR by Gary M. Kramer
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“We never thought, ‘We have to give them dignity.’ We thought we have to give them empathy.”

Oscar Ruiz Navia by Gary M. Kramer
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Graffiti, politics, and tracking shots.

Patti Astor by Richard J. Goldstein

Patti Astor talks about her new book and her role in the New York art scene of the 1980s.

Siri Does Not Understand the Love Child by Eskor Johnson
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Eskor Johnson spends a day in the life of The Love Child.

SAKRISTAN: Working the Streets by Rebecca Kaye
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Street Artist Raquel Sakristan on Dark Energy, defining consciousness, and not being afraid to disappear.

Cuckoo for Coco by Mary-Ann Monforton & Morris Shuman

Coco has a career that spans over 40 years, first as a 15-year-old “writer” on subway cars and later evolving into a studio artist employing stretched canvas. He is represented in Down by Law at Eric Firestone Gallery with three paintings selected from three different periods of his career. Each canvas has as its singular theme, various mutations of his tag, “coco.”

Two Books on Graffiti by Matthew Aaron Goodman
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What does it mean to paint your name someplace you’ve been—a heavily trafficked location or a highly visible object, like a train, that perpetually traverses an entire city? 

Outspoken: Con Artist Madoff Collects Mark Kostabi Paintings by Kelly Devine Thomas
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Kelly Devine Thomas on the stranger sides of Google, and the unlikely combination of Bernie Madoff and Mark Kostabi.

Send Us Your C.P.A (Camera Phone Art) by Ben Handzo
Rachel Harrison and Nayland Blake
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“That’s an exciting aspect of exhibiting work for me—it’s not the audience we know, it’s the audience we don’t know.” Rachel Harrison

Carlos Reynoso: Diary of a Dissection by Laren Stover
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Carlos says he hates biographical details. 

William Pope.L by Martha Wilson
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“What has held my interest in performance art for over twenty years is not simply marveling at the weird things artists think up to do, but attempting to understand the motivation for these works of art.”

Street Portraits by Rachael Romero

Watercolors Street Portraits; Blood Sisters; Schnookems, NYC; and Herb, NYC by Rachael Romero.

Wild Style
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Hip Hop began at a time when the disco craze was reaching its peak. 

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