A Judy Baca Moment: ‘My Work Has Been Good for a Long Time’

Hailed for her rich depictions of California history and social struggle, the Chicana artist says the attention, after decades of being overlooked, surprises her.

#art, #baca-judith-f, #california, #content-type-personal-profile, #getty-center, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-museum-of-contemporary-art, #lucas-museum-of-narrative-art, #mellon-foundation, #mexican-americans, #murals

Nick Cave Goes Underground

Amid the noise and teem of the Times Square station, the artist’s mosaic Soundsuits feel more alive than they often do in the silence of museums.

#art, #cave-nick-1959, #dickson-jane, #each-one-every-one-equal-all, #lichtenstein-roy, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #murals, #stations-and-terminals-passenger, #subways, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #transit-systems

Doris Lee, Unjustly Forgotten, Gets a Belated but Full Blown Tribute

Shining a spotlight on a painter and illustrator at the nexus of folk art and Modernism. She appeared everywhere, from W.P.A. murals to Life magazine. Then she disappeared.

#art, #biographical-information, #content-type-personal-profile, #d-wigmore-fine-art, #lee-doris-1905-83, #life-magazine, #murals, #museums, #women-and-girls, #works-progress-administration

Your Walls Don’t Have to Be Boring

Faced with a blank wall, most of us think paint or wallpaper. But there are more interesting possibilities to consider.

#adhesives, #berk-bobby-1981, #content-type-service, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #murals, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation, #wallpaper, #wood-and-wood-products

Why Was a Black Lives Matter Mural at a Brooklyn School Destroyed?

Artwork intended to reflect on social justice and racial equity has exposed long-simmering tensions in a Brooklyn public school.

#art, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #murals, #new-york-city, #park-slope-brooklyn-ny, #park-slope-mural, #race-and-ethnicity, #teachers-and-school-employees

Exuberant Art and Cable Car Can Lift a Poor, Violent Place Only So High

A new cableway and hundreds of giant murals have brightened lives in Iztapalapa, Mexico City’s most populous neighborhood, but poverty and attacks against women are still pervasive.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #art, #cable-cars-and-trams, #iztapalapa-mexico-city-mexico, #local-government, #mexico, #mexico-city-mexico, #murals, #politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

Florida City Sued Over Mural Depicting First Black Female Firefighter as White

Latosha Clemons, who rose to the rank of deputy fire chief in Boynton Beach, Fla., said the mural’s misrepresentation of her had caused her mental and emotional harm.

#art, #black-people, #boynton-beach-fla, #florida, #murals, #palm-beach-county-fla, #race-and-ethnicity, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #whites

Mural of Marcus Rashford Defaced by Racist Graffiti Is Fixed With Messages of Love

A mural of the English star Marcus Rashford, marred by racist slurs after England lost the European soccer championship to Italy, was soon covered in messages of support from fans.

#black-people, #cyberharassment, #discrimination, #england, #murals, #rashford-marcus-1997, #soccer

Racist Mural Puts Tate Galleries in a Bind

Problematic sections of a work painted on Tate Britain’s walls have caught museum officials between the demands of activists and the policies of the British government.

#art, #black-people, #himid-lubaina, #murals, #museums, #tate-britain, #tate-modern, #whistler-rex, #white-pube-the

Officials Remove Tile Viewed as Offensive from Detroit Museum-Sponsored Mural

The tile, installed beneath a mural sponsored by the Detroit Institute of Arts and intended to honor police officers, contained imagery that some associate with a rebuke of racial justice.

#detroit-mich, #detroit-institute-of-arts, #murals, #museums, #police, #race-and-ethnicity, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #sterling-heights-mich, #symbols

‘Good for the Soul’: Giant Murals Turn São Paulo Into Open Air Gallery

Officials in São Paulo, Brazil, once hounded graffiti artists and muralists, treating them as vandals. Now the city champions, and even funds, their art, and it’s everywhere and supersized.

#art, #brazil, #eduardo-kobra, #hanna-lucatelli-santos, #mundano, #murals, #sao-paulo-brazil, #women-and-girls

How Plywood From Last Year’s Protests Became Art

During the George Floyd marches last year, businesses boarded up. This year, hundreds of those boards will be displayed in exhibitions in Minneapolis, New York and Chicago.

#art, #black-people, #chicago-ill, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #minneapolis-minn, #murals, #museums, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sculpture, #volunteers-and-community-service

Taking Art to the Streets, Just Look Down

Aided by grants, artists are creating ground murals and other projects on roadways, underpasses and in public squares.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #art, #asphalt, #chattanooga-tenn, #culture-arts, #infrastructure-public-works, #kansas-city-mo, #murals, #philanthropy, #reno-nev, #urban-areas

His Fence Says ‘Black Lives Matter.’ His City Says Paint Over It.

West St. Paul, Minn., says the nearly 75-foot message violates multiple portions of city code. The conflict is brewing as the Twin Cities region uneasily awaits a verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #fences-and-property-barriers, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #murals, #west-st-paul-minn

The Larger Than Life Art Murals of El Paso

For the muralists of El Paso, immigration isn’t a “crisis.” It’s life.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #art, #el-paso-tex, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #murals, #orozco-jose-clemente, #rivera-diego

For Rohingya Survivors, Art Bears Witness

They escaped traumatic circumstances in Myanmar and now live in harsh conditions. But refugees are creating murals drawn from their flourishing cultural traditions, reborn in Bangladesh camps.

#art, #artolution-nonprofit, #bangladesh, #frieder-max, #murals, #myanmar, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #rohingya-ethnic-group

March Madness Brings Vibrant Art and Energy to Indianapolis

For the first time, a single state is hosting the entire N.C.A.A. men’s basketball tournament — and its capital city is blooming with pop-up performances, poetry and art.

#art, #basketball-college, #culture-arts, #hernandez-joy-1981, #indiana, #indianapolis-ind, #lewis-shaunte, #martin-michael-kwazar, #murals, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ray-william-denton-1974

The Union Moved. The Beloved Mosaic Mural Couldn’t.

The architect David Adjaye spurred a painstaking re-creation of a doomed artwork for its new home — and added a homage to the union’s place in social justice history.

#1199-seiu, #adjaye-david, #anton-refregier, #architecture, #art, #black-people, #gresham-george, #miotto-mosaic-art-studios-inc, #miotto-stephen, #murals, #organized-labor, #relocation-of-business, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny

Living in a Private House With a Public Meaning

A dining room with historic murals in Kennebunkport, Maine, connects its current owners with the past.

#art, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #kennebunkport-me, #murals, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Diego Rivera Mural to Get Landmark Status, Blocking Potential Sale

Officials unanimously voted to protect the $50 million artwork after the San Francisco Art Institute threatened to sell it to cover debts.

#historic-buildings-and-sites, #lucas-george, #murals, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rivera-diego, #san-francisco-art-institute

First Inventory of Damage to U.S. Capitol Building Released

The damage was largely limited to broken glass, busted doors and graffiti, the report said.

#architecture, #art, #capitol-building-washington-dc, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #graffiti, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #looting-crime, #murals, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states, #united-states-capitol-police, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vandalism

Curators Scour Capitol for Damage to the Building or Its Art

Initial reports indicate that despite multiple incidents of vandalism, smashed windows and broken doors, major damage to the building itself or its artworks was avoided.

#art, #capitol-building-washington-dc, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #looting-crime, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #murals, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vandalism, #washington-dc

San Francisco’s Top Art School Says Future Hinges on a Diego Rivera Mural

The University of California is aiding the San Francisco Art Institute, but S.F.A.I. officials say selling a $50 million Rivera could save the school. Former students are outraged.

#art, #boards-of-directors, #budgets-and-budgeting, #colleges-and-universities, #finances, #levy-pam-rorke, #murals, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rivera-diego, #san-francisco-calif, #san-francisco-art-institute, #university-of-california

Cookie Monster Mural Puzzles Artist and Enrages Property Owner

A man claiming to be a property owner in Peoria, Ill., wanted a Soviet-style mural of Cookie Monster. The artist who did the job now says he was tricked (and paid) by an impostor.

#art, #hoaxes-and-pranks, #illinois, #joshua-hawkins, #murals, #peoria-ill

Richard Avedon’s Wall-Size Ambitions

The celebrated photographer made striking group portraits that he hoped would signal a new level of rigorous intention. Why didn’t the art world notice?

#avedon-richard, #murals, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #photography

Artists Have Final Victory in a Case of Destroyed Graffiti

The Supreme Court’s decision not to hear the case of a New York City developer who painted over murals in 2013 cements a ruling that awarded $6.75 million to the artists.

#5pointz-arts-center, #art, #block-frederic-l, #compensation-for-damages-law, #decisions-and-verdicts, #fines-penalties, #gm-realty-lp, #graffiti, #long-island-city-queens-ny, #murals, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #supreme-court-us, #wolkoff-jerry

Come to Vote, Stay for the Art

In California, the Institute of Contemporary Art San José will open for voting, with a mural by Amir H. Fallah on display.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #art, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fallah-amir-h, #gass-alison, #hutchinson-florie, #immigration-and-emigration, #liccardo-sam, #murals, #museums, #presidential-election-of-2020, #san-jose-calif, #san-jose-institute-of-contemporary-art, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

A Black Nurse Saved Lives. Today She May Save Art.

Once a slave, Biddy Mason went on to a life of extraordinary accomplishments. The fact that she figures in W.P.A. murals in San Francisco may save them from destruction.

#art, #black-people, #mason-biddy, #murals, #san-francisco-calif, #university-of-california-san-francisco, #zakheim-bernard-1898-1985

New York’s Sidewalk Prophets Are Heirs of the Lascaux Cave Artisans

What street art adorning boarded-up storefronts tells us about our shared political realities and the ways our stories are connected. A critic’s tour deciphers the signs and symbols.

#art, #caves-and-caverns, #lascaux-france, #murals, #new-york-city

‘Black Lives Matter’ Mural Outside Trump Tower Is Vandalized Multiple Times

In five incidents, people have thrown paint on the bright-yellow street display on Fifth Avenue. Each time, city workers have restored the lettering.

#american-museum-of-natural-history, #black-lives-matter-movement, #de-blasio-bill, #murals, #new-york-city, #perseverance-mars-rover, #trump-tower-manhattan-ny, #trump-donald-j, #vandalism

The ‘Black Lives Matter’ Street Art That Contain Multitudes

The works in Harlem and Lower Manhattan are much more than a challenge to President Trump; they are opportunities for Black artists and community togetherness.

#art, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #channer-jhordan, #dawson-sophia-artist, #evans-hendricks-nikoa, #fifth-avenue-manhattan-ny, #financial-district-manhattan-ny, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #harlem-park-to-park, #mohammed-tijay, #moore-justin-garrett, #murals, #payne-patrice, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #public-design-commission-nyc, #thrive-collective, #transportation-department-nyc, #trump-tower-manhattan-ny, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wilson-lerone

N.Y.C. Paints ‘Black Lives Matter’ in Front of Trump Tower

The public art project was the latest battle in a feud between President Trump and Mayor Bill de Blasio.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #bowser-muriel-e, #de-blasio-bill, #fifth-avenue-manhattan-ny, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #manhattan-nyc, #murals, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #trump-tower-manhattan-ny, #trump-donald-j

2 People Charged With Hate Crime After Black Lives Matter Mural Is Vandalized

If convicted, the two residents of Martinez, Calif., could face up to a year in jail, prosecutors say.

#anderson-nicole-claudia, #black-lives-matter-movement, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #hate-crimes, #martinez-calif, #murals, #nelson-david-richard, #vandalism

University of Kentucky Is Sued Over Mural With Slavery Scene

An alumnus has filed a suit to save a fresco at the University of Kentucky that depicts enslaved people; a Black artist whose work is shown with it also wants the mural to stay.

#art, #berry-tanya, #berry-wendell, #black-people, #capilouto-eli, #censorship, #colleges-and-universities, #education-k-12, #lexington-ky, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #murals, #national-coalition-against-censorship, #native-americans, #new-deal-1930s, #ohanlon-ann-rice-1908-98, #olivier-karyn, #race-and-ethnicity, #san-francisco-calif, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #the-life-of-washington, #university-of-kentucky, #washington-george-1732-99, #witness-art-work

Police Seek 2 White People Who Were Seen Vandalizing Black Lives Matter Mural

“I’m not so surprised that it happened,” said the mural’s organizer, Justin Gomez. “I’m surprised at how bold they chose to be.”

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #california, #justin-gomez, #martinez-calif, #murals, #vandalism

When Luxury Brands Pretend That ‘Protest Art’ Is Enough

Upscale companies have been commissioning art for their boarded-up stores in response to the Black Lives Matter protests. The efforts ring hollow.

#art, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #graffiti, #looting-crime, #murals, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #shutdowns-institutional

‘Power to the People’: Detroit Students Preserve This Moment in Paint

A mural on the city’s main thoroughfare that honors the spirit of the protests was the result of a contest in which students chose their favorite rendering, and helped paint it.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #detroit-mich, #duggan-mike, #flint-mich, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #murals

Paint Fades, but Murals Remember People Killed by Police

Across the country, artists have created portraits of George Floyd, Amadou Diallo, Eric Garner and others as markers of pain and loss.

#black-people, #brown-michael-1996-2014, #diallo-amadou, #floyd-george-d-2020, #garner-eric, #murals, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #sterling-alton-b-1979-2016

Louis Delsarte, a Muralist of the Black Experience, Dies at 75

His paintings and murals rendered the Harlem Renaissance, Martin Luther King Jr. and his Brooklyn neighbors in stunning color.

#art, #atlanta-ga, #black-people, #brooklyn-nyc, #deaths-obituaries, #delsarte-louis-j, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #murals

Murals Send a Message of Hope in Grim Times

A campaign, “Back to the Streets,” aims to create 1,000 murals by 1,000 artists in 100 cities, on walls offered by business and property owners.

#art, #beautify-earth-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #los-angeles-calif, #murals, #shutdowns-institutional

Street Art Confronts the Pandemic

From Norway to Colorado, street artists depict a world of masks and hand-washing (and toilet paper). One recurrent theme: a deep appreciation of health care workers.

#art, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #murals, #travel-and-vacations

The Last Remnants of the Israeli Left

If you seek the socialist vision of this country’s founders, you won’t find it in Knesset.

#israel, #kibbutz-movement, #labour-party-israel, #likud-party-israel, #murals