Tag Archives: graffiti

City as a Canvas

Ernst Haas, Graffiti, May 1974, (145.1976) Joseph Rodriquez, Cindy, Spanish Harlem, 1988, (41.2002) Charles H. Traub, Canarise, Brooklyn, 1988, (452.1991) New York City has endured a rich history with graffiti as both a symbol of the city’s struggle with crime and poverty as well … Continue reading

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Collective Presence, Collective Resistance

The fierce pussy collective challenge lesbian and queer invisibility by asserting their identities through a number of public projects that push back against heteronormative culture. The increased attention to AIDS and gay rights in the early 1990s galvanized the group … Continue reading

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The Lost Art of Auschwitz

In the 1980s, photographer Joseph Czarnecki began visiting Auschwitz and recording the art and graffiti he found on the walls of the concentration camp. In his book Last Traces: The Lost Art of Auschwitz, published in 1989, Czarnecki tells the … Continue reading

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Zhang Dali

Zhang Dali, Demolition: Time Plaza, Beijing, 1999 Zhang Dali, Demolition: World Financial Center, Beijing, 1998 Zhang Dali, Dialogue: Full Link Plaza, Beijing, 1998 Zhang Dali, the most famous graffiti artist in China, sprayed his profile all over Beijing. Here’s his … Continue reading

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