Walking Through Portugal: A Street Art Stroll Through the History of Lisbon & Porto
As a follow-up to his interview with Portuguese absurdist graffiti artist Radical Playground, Noah gives UP readers a primer on why Porto and Lisbon are undiscovered gems for street art.
A History of the Bowery Wall [Icons Preview]
A deep dive into the history of one of the Lower East Side’s most iconic, legendary, and infamous wall spaces, featuring an exclusive interview with its curator, Jessica Goldman. This article will appear in our upcoming Issue 5: Icons.
The History of Western Art As An Ideological Endeavor
Western Art has always been driven by the dominant ideology and philosophy of the time, which has always been changing. With the coming of globalization and more inclusive and cosmopolitan, global perspectives, are we at the point of the end of Western Art? What were the merits and the flaws of Western Art and its ideology?
History of Graffiti in Rome: from Pompeii to the Metro B
Rome: a city of history, a city of glory. Also-one of the only cities in the world where subway graffiti survives to this day. From the early 90s to today, dozens of writers have stood in defiance of authority and battled for fame on the whizzing surfaces of Rome’s metro.
DIA, Death, & A Demon Horse: A Conspiracy of Luis Jimenez and His Most Infamous Sculpture
Reared on a berm in front of Denver International Airport, stands a creation vast in both stature and lore: Blucifer. Some say the beast is cursed, a demonic design responsible for the murder of its creator, an allegory of the conspiracy surrounding its home, DIA. Others view a controversial piece of art with over a decade’s long debate of aesthetic value and intention.
A History of Cameras & an Introduction to Photography
Photography turned the traditional art world upside down when it was introduced in the 19th century. People at the time exclaimed, “How can a photograph equate to a painting? Photography cannot be art!”
A Brief History of Spray Paint
Prim details a brief history of spray paint, covering the train era and the golden days of graffiti writing.
Public Art: SoHo
A short history of the public art in New York’s SoHo district.
Bringing Art to PLG
Caitlin discusses moving to Prospect Lefferts Garden, and discovering and becoming involved with a new project curated by J. Lotus Gallery
The Banksy Tunnel
Cande details the history of the Leake Street Arches in London, better known as ‘The Banksy Tunnel.’