BY Samantha Albala
on Sep 18, 2014
The following ladies are not your average taggers. Because of their political messages, advocacy and partnership with other lady artists, and their mind blowing creativity, these ladies are way cooler than Banksy. That's right, they are cooler than Banksy and all the other overrated famous dudes! Find your favorites, get inspired, and see if you can find some of their art in your neighborhood.
Bastardilla, a Colombian street artist, who chooses to remain anonymous ... Read More
BY Emily Robinson
on Jul 23, 2014
Beyoncé has recently been hit by a media storm of rumors about a possible divorce from husband Jay-Z and other super toxic gossip. But our girl doesn’t let TMZ and E! News get her down. Instead, she stays rocking on that girl power by posting a picture of herself emulating one of the greatest feminist icons of all time.
Yesterday, Beyoncé took to Instagram as Rosie the Riveter, standing under the famous catchphrase, “We Can Do It!", not giving a ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa
on Feb 04, 2014
Lady Pink is a no-joke graffiti artist who got her start painting in high school, had her fist solo show at 21, and has since continued to dominate in the mostly male street art in NYC with her prolific and powerful pieces. Her work has been shown in collections at the Whitney Museum, the MET, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Groningen Museum of Holland.
Stated by Rhiannon Platt on Complex: "Lady Pink is considered to be ... Read More
Our media bombards us with two polarized representations of acceptable and desirable female sexuality: the madonna and the whore. In his series DIRTYLAND, the artist Dillon Boy complicates these constructs, positioning what he calls “the pure, untainted characters of Walt Disney” within aesthetics associated with the contemporary objectification and hyper-sexualization of women on “billboards […] and ad[s] in […] ... Read More
BY Narciso Espiritu
on Oct 25, 2013
With less than seven days left for Banksy’s New York City residency, titled “Better Out Than In,” the British street artist still has admirers and dissenters, more or less, on the edge of their seats, and NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg mostly frustrated. Each day in October has welcomed a new work on the streets of the Big Apple, varying from classic Banksy mischief to insightful mobile and kinetic works that could have easily been mislabeled as ... Read More
“Cute” isn’t a word I’d use to describe most street art. It also isn’t a word I’d usually apply to feminist art. Both types of countercultural expression are about breaking down prejudices and confronting the public in ways that are moving and sometimes unsettling. My favorite work of feminist art that involves menstruation is Judy Chicago’s Red Flag, a photolithograph of a woman pulling out a tampon. The image is ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Aug 12, 2013
Multi-talented artist and fashion designer Claudia Gold is painting a mural for BUST tomorrow at our Ladies Represent! art show and we couldn’t be more stoked. Not only will she be showcasing her skills in action, but her work will be featured in our gallery itself! Gold got her start as CLAW Money, the legendary alter ego she created for her street artwork. The New Yorker has been creating vibrant, pop culture-inspired murals and designs since the ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Mar 15, 2013
When some gross dude on the street yells at you on the street, calling you “baby” or telling you you’re looking fine or some crap like that, it’s hard to think of a good response. (I usually awkwardly avoid eye contact and start powerwalking away.) Tatyana Fazlalizadeh has created art installations that say what we’re thinking when that shit happens. Fazlalizadeh is a prolific artist who has worked with several mediums, including oil ... Read More
BY Emma Orlow
on Oct 25, 2012
From the moment I saw I Was Told There’d Be Cake on the bookshelf, I knew Sloane Crosley was a girl after my heart and taste buds. As a 17 year-old, I have looked to my fellow New Yorker’s escapades as letters from an imaginary older sister. Although I am interested in a career as a style journalist, I also am very interested in keeping up with all of my mini-essays that I hash out in my own diary.
Sloane herself is part ... Read More
BY Intern Yasmin
on Jun 22, 2012
One of the many purposes of contemporary guerrilla art is to help bring a more universal form of awareness to issues within our society that are difficult to illuminate through other means – I’m thinking of Banksy’s famous stenciled commentary on the value of graffiti, as well as the late-night chalk-activism that my friend Q and I have been known to bestow upon the streets of St. Louis from time to time. While most guerilla art remains nameless, ... Read More