In NY Magazine, Sam Anderson chronicles the ongoing hunt for the Splasher, the radical, young�and possibly lovelorn�conceptual-Marxist street-art supervillain: “Here at the beginning, then, why don�t we just lay out the mystery, the so-called facts, as plain as we can make them. In the fall, some anonymous figure started vandalizing […]
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Guardian art critic Jonathan Jones: �Banksy has achieved something original, something uniquely of our time: found a visual style for self-congratulatory smugness and given a look to well-heeled soi-disant radicalism. So that’s who likes him: self-proclaimed enemies of the state, fermenting in their own self-righteousness.� Read more.
Colin Moynihan reports on the splashers’ manifesto in the NYTimes: “In a series of essays and in text that appeared under the headline ‘Interview With Myself’ the anonymous authors said that the splashings were committed not by an individual but by a group of men and women, and offered some […]
“Privacy might seem like an odd desire for these professional graffiti muralists whose works adorn everything from bodegas and medical vans to playgrounds and public schools. But they have been serious about controlling their work ever since a number of their aerosol tableaus were photographed � without their permission � […]
In their first street festival, Ugandan Artists from Kampala filled in and painted some of the city’s biggest potholes. Read more.