BY Alice Lawton
on Jun 18, 2015
The coolest kind of grandparent is a graffiti-making grandparent—and the members of LATA 65 certainly are cool. LATA 65 was founded by Lara Rodrigues as an arts education group for seniors through WOOL Fest. Through two-day sessions, the seniors learn about graffiti; when it is done, Rodrigues takes them to the streets and they use the stencils they made to graffiti walls.
Senior citizens definitely aren’t the first people you would think would be making street art. Read More
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 in a world of self-promotion. 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 damn about the media’s BS. 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 graffiti’s female leader. She climbed walls, jumped fences, and went to great physical lengths to prove her prowess in the '70s. 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 […] publication[s]. 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 pranks to the uninformed. 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 meant as an attack against the idea that women’s everyday activities can’t be the stuff of fine art. 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 ‘80s, so we’re honored to have her at our gallery show tomorrow at Superchief. 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 painting, photography, illustration, and video. 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 anthropologist, part diarist; she is acutely observant of the people, places, and things, around her....she knows her nouns. Read More