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Walls born at the world’s first all-female street art fest — including one now slated to die

August 27, 2012
New York-New Jersey street artist LNY recently attended the world's first all-female street art festival. He reports on the highs and lows of Living...

Barry McGee, you tricked me

August 24, 2012
Granted I'm not out in Berkeley a ton, but I found it strange that someone had tagged an entire concrete side of the Berkeley...

Finally: All-female street art takes over ATL

August 16, 2012
As colorful and diverse as the global street art scene is these days, it's still overwhelmingly a boy's game. That's why we're so stoked...

Save the date: SFBG “Bay Area Feminism Today” Forum on July 11

July 2, 2012
Last year, the Guardian held a series of Mayoral Issue Forums focusing on things from public power to climate change. They helped to drive...

Generations confer over La Peña’s second skin

I'm sitting in on a meeting between two generations of muralists. In name, our encounter was designed as an interview about La Peña Cultural Center's...

Save the date: SFBG “Bay Area Feminism Today” Forum on July 11

June 29, 2012
Last year, the Guardian held a series of Mayoral Issue Forums focusing on things from public power to climate change. They helped to drive...

Open Walls Baltimore: What the murals said, how the streets responded

Most of you will know the neighborhood I was walking that early evening in from The Wire. In fact, the school where season four...

A street art festival in Baltimore?

Ever since I visited the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami during the shock and awe of Art Basel 2011, the concept of street art as...

Artists still puzzling over destruction of international exchange mural

March 20, 2012
In 2003, artists from a San Francisco-Indonesia cultural exchange painted murals on one of the outer walls of Project Artaud, a non-profit art collective...

Arting around: Monthly Polk Street art cruise debuts today

Lower Polk has surged forth as one of the city's more exciting hubs of gallery art. So it's no surprise that the neighborhood is...

Muralation: Swoon’s wheatepaste is reborn, in color this time

February 27, 2012
Swoon's work has been haunting me. On a recent trip to DJ Rusty Lazer's house in New Orleans it was there, bedecking a rundown...

Bounce to this: Rusty Lazer does Mardi Gras

February 24, 2012
Due to health problems, Big Freedia had to cancel her and Rusty Lazer's Noise Pop gig at Public Works Sat/25. The event been transmutated...

This art will move you: 1AM SF Gallery’s homage to truck graffiti

February 9, 2012
“Graffiti is anti-corporation,” says Optimist, a long time Bay Area street artist in a Guardian phone interview. “Whereas advertisements on billboards are trying to...

Wall played

Art Basel take two: Street art in Wynwood, it's complicated

What recession?

Art Basel Miami, take one: Buzz outflashed protest at this year's beachside art fair

Just gimme the nudes: Art Basel’s pervy side

December 7, 2011
I dare you to lay your fingers on a city that's sexier than Miami. The whole urban area is one big infinity pool --...

Art Basel frontlines: Thursday night in Wynwood

December 2, 2011
All I did was program in the coordinates of a wall my friend was painting in the midst of Miami's mega Art Basel weekend...

Really living at the Life is Living Festival (and now there’s a stage show too!)

October 10, 2011
Every once in awhile, an festival comes along that seems so seamless, so positive, and so needed that it's like it sprang from the...

Check yo’ head: “The Book of Skulls”

September 16, 2011
Sure, it's still only September, but in my mind (and at Walgreens, have you noticed?) it's totally Halloween season. What better time to get...

Paint on paint: Jessica Hess’ luscious graf scenes come to White Walls

August 31, 2011
These paintings are the answer to your friends' endless Facebook albums of street art they discovered on vacation. Greece, Washington D.C., Lima -- look, people...

5 Things: August 24, 2011 UPDATED: More Apple, less Jobs

>>JELLY JOY A San Francisco Kickstarter campaign has raised over $91,000 when it only set out to raise $3,000. Uh, and it has 19 days...

Film Listings

OPENINGBrighton Rock Writer Rowan Joffe (2010's The American) moves into the director's chair for this Graham Greene adaptation, previously filmed in 1947 with an...

Bartlett Street showing shades of Clarion

August 19, 2011
We asked Jet Martinez, the mural artist, yesterday at the mural unveiling for "Amate" at the Mission Community Market:"Soo... it's all about loving yourself?" Not really,...

Vigilante Vigilante: The anti-anti-tagging movie

August 18, 2011
Fred Radke buffs Banksy and can't stand public mural walls, even when they're meant to inspire  hope in his post-Katrina NoLa. Joe Connolly deals with...