Optimo/Say No Sleep and Muffin Man Exhibition at All City Legends
A photo review of the dual exhibition by Optimo and Muffin Man at All City Legends in Harlem, NYC.
The Boys from the Heights at Graffiti HeArt
Graffiti legends Mike 171, SJK 171, Taki 183, JEC *, and Henry 161 headlined a three-day event at Cleveland’s Graffiti HeArt. Read what happens when Cleveland gets some of the classic Washington Heights grit and hospitality.
Dream Until Its Your Reality: Why One NYC Artist Will Keep Writing on Sidewalks Until You Follow Your Dreams
Queens-raised artist Leviyev pens a brighter future with “Dream Until Its Your Reality” tag. Learn the story of this prolific NYC artist.
Arts in Transit at One Art Space
This past week, One Art Space hosted graffiti legends from Washington Heights, the Bronx, and Queens for a lively panel and vibrant exhibit. Read Emma Riva’s account of these graf writers’ adventures from patrolling the 207th St “Ghost Yard” to tagging airplanes at JFK.
Animals, Boarded Windows, and Colombia: The ABCs of Calicho
During one of the most intense summers of NYC, artists emerged at the forefront of the BLM Movement, among them Calicho Arevalo. Read on to find out more about Calicho’s beginnings as an artist and how he felt to be part of something bigger.
Choreographed Cause, Planned Effect – JM Rizzi at WallWorks New York
On view in the South Bronx, JM Rizzi Cause and Effect, a solo exhibition at the acclaimed gallery WallWorks New York. Bright street art assemblage works, while concurrent keeping the idealism of Abstract Expressionism in mind.
UP Magazine’s 10 Most Read Articles Of 2020
The UP Mag Staff lists some of our magazine’s most-read articles in 2020.
UP Magazine’s Favorite Articles Of 2020
The UP Mag Staff lists some of our favorite articles from 2020.
AL DIAZ: 4 THE CREATIVELY DEFIANT
A profile by Kurt McVey of the legendary Al Diaz, covering his upbringing, his art, and his relationship with Basquiat.
FemArchy: Femininity, Divinity, and Authenticity
FemArchy is a collective of women and femme-identifying artists who believe femininity is a state of mind, feeling, and action. The collective recently had a showcase titled Deck The Halls and is currently hosting an art auction to raise money for TranSanta, an organization that helps trans and intersex youth during the holiday season. The bidding for the artwork ends today.