Landlords used to erase graffiti from the sides of their buildings, but some have now embraced it.
The grandstand walls at Aqueduct Racetrack have been transformed into a street art exhibit which will last until the end of the year. Works by both local and international artists are featured at the show, which includes 11 pieces.
Despite its strides into the mainstream, street art still tends to be mostly a man’s game. These six artists are some of the best around, working in diverse styles and media, portraying a range of experiences and messages, pushing the boundaries of urban art in New York City. And they just happen to be women.
You can see street art anytime you want just by roaming the roads and avenues of Williamsburg, Bushwick, and Chelsea, among other neighborhoods in New York. Or you can visit one of the galleries listed below, all of which are committed to showing work by up-and-coming or established artists who got their start on the street.
The streets of New York City have always been a canvas. Today, many professionally trained artists see a porous boundary between the work they show in galleries and the work they do on the streets.
Not all the art in Chelsea is for sale. Here are seven murals that are worth seeking out as you make your way from gallery to gallery. Start at the High Line and work your way down through the neighborhood.
New York City has about 1 million feet of construction scaffolding at any given time, and some of it is turning into art.
Murals by street artists do more than simply brighten up a brick wall—they incite hope and instill pride. Above all, New York City’s best murals make residents and visitors to a neighborhood feel good. Here are five to see right now.