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'Fear No Art 4' at Fourth Wall

A highlight of "Fear No Art 4," the Fourth Wall Project's exhibit "promoting and exposing underground art" is organizer Marka27's own paintings.
By GREG COOK  |  November 26, 2012

Andre returns to College Hill

Propaganda Dept.
If you found yourself on Benefit Street this past Monday, you could have been forgiven for wondering if Providence's own rascal king had made a stunning return to politics: there, behind the First Baptist Church, was a large "Re-Elect Cianci" billboard.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  February 15, 2012

Kenji Nakayama takes an age-old craft to new places

Signs of the times
This winter, the Butera School of Art in Back Bay commences its last-ever sign-making classes, teaching students how to hand-letter everything from yachts to mom-and-pop shops.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 11, 2012

Photos: Kenji Nakayama's work

Signs of the times
Signs of the times
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 10, 2012

Big, bold, and compelling, murals are having their moment in Providence

The city as canvas
Some weeks back, painter Agustin Patino drove me down Broad Street in South Providence in his wife's Jeep.
By GREG COOK  |  October 05, 2011

Swoon indoors and out

Street cred
Swoon is one of the most celebrated street artists in the US, so why does her wall of bugs and monsters inside the Institute of Contemporary Art feel so meh?
By GREG COOK  |  September 13, 2011

Swoon takes her street art to the ICA 'Wall'

Going inside
Part punk-rock activist, part classically trained artist, Swoon, a/k/a Caledonia Curry, has sailed the Mississippi with a merry gang on homemade rafts and created earthquake-resistant structures for Haiti.
By THOMAS PAGE MCBEE  |  September 01, 2011

Photos: American History of Graffiti

Photos from Neelon and Gastman's American History of Graffiti
The Phoenix presents a small collection of works to be showcased in Caleb Neelon and Roger Gastman's American History of Graffiti .  

One person's graffiti is another's whitewash ...

A message from the Office of Artistic Relativism.
By DAVID KISH  |  March 30, 2011

A look at Portland's graffiti history

City walls
Back in the early '90s, Eli Cayer had just finished art school in Boston and headed to Maine, where he continued creating street art.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  April 05, 2011

Cambridge author Caleb Neelon traces graffiti's hidden history

It was written
'TAKI 183' SPAWNS PEN PALS, announced the headline in the July 21, 1971, New York Times .  
By GREG COOK  |  April 04, 2011

Get cute

Street artist Stay Cute is on a one-man urban-beautification project. But the Boston Police Department hasn't gotten the memo.
Who says art isn't risky?
By P. NICK CURRAN  |  January 22, 2010

Super Sonik

Graffitist Caleb Neelon is a street survivor
When Cambridge native Caleb Neelon talks about how he got hooked on graffiti, he often recounts a trip he took to Germany with his mom in 1990.  
By GREG COOK  |  February 18, 2009

Slideshow: Street, studio art from Caleb Neelon

Artwork on many platforms
Artwork from Cambridge street artist Caleb Neelon.
By CALEB NEELON  |  February 13, 2009

Arresting Shepard Fairey

It's about small minds, revenge, and embarrassing the mayor
A cynic might argue that anything that publicizes art is a good thing. Art, after all, challenges how you think — provokes thoughts, insights, emotions that otherwise might not be stirred. It also can amuse and entertain.
By EDITORIAL  |  February 12, 2009

Shepard Fairey bombs Boston

Interviews, videos, slideshows, and more of America's favorite street artist
The Massachusetts-bred street artist Shepard Fairey returned to his home-turf this month to "bomb" the Phoenix offices, conduct interviews, and unveil his latest work at the ICA.
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 11, 2009


Shepard Fairey bombs the ICA
Shepard Fairey and his show "Supply and Demand" arrive at the Institute of Contemporary Art like a guerrilla general emerging from the jungle after his forces have taken the capital.
By GREG COOK  |  February 10, 2009

Slideshow: Shepard Fairey, ''Supply and Demand''

At the ICA, February 6 through August 16, 2009
Obey Giant Art
By SHEPARD FAIREY  |  February 11, 2009

Interview: Shepard Fairey

Poster boy
"Denver wasn't great because I literally had a gun pointed at my head for putting posters up at the DNC."
By EVAN J. GARZA  |  January 27, 2009

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Radical chic

Shepard Fairey posters Harvard Square
“The gallery system relies on supply and demand, and I created a demand for my work by doing street art.”  
By GREG COOK  |  October 31, 2008

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Nine Boston rock shows coming this Spring

Go nine songs deep into Gozu's new The Fury of a Patient Man — from the stoner chug of opener "Bald Bull" to the buzzing boogie of "Salty Thumb" to the upright guitar crunch of "Disco Related Injury" — and there's barely any room to breathe.
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  March 01, 2013

Artists zig and zag at SPACE Gallery

Spatial relations
Spatial relations
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  July 25, 2013

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