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August 15, 2019


 

This school board has been at odds about what to do, or not to do regarding a series of murals. After initially deciding to paint over the images, they have reconsidered. They are now looking to cover them up while still preserving them. The controversial series is t...

May 23, 2019

On March 31st, 2019 rapper Nipsey Hussle was murdered in front on his clothing store in Los Angeles. What started off as a crime scene, quickly become a space for the community to mourn and pay their respect. A mural was also created at the location of the crime scene....


 

Residents of the poor industrial city in Mexico, Ecatepec, have dedicated themselves to a community art project that has become a Mexican obsession. The citizens of this town are focused on visualizing victimhood, which essentially means broadcasting real people from...

April 20, 2019

A painting done by Banksy, a popular artist known for controversial pieces, was removed from a wall in Clacton-on-Sea in Essex. The reasoning behind the removal was due to the assumption of it being racist against African Americans and the immigrants not being welcomed...

October 2, 2017

Twenty seven years ago, Barbara Carrasco was commissioned by the city of Los Angeles to create a mural for the city's bicentennial celebration in 1981. She wanted create a work that really spoke from her heart, so drawing on her perspective as a Mexican-American woman,...

July 28, 2016

This is a photo I recently took in Tijuana, Mexico. The mural on the left side depicts an authoritarian governmental figure that exploits the general public despite the public's objection. Murals like the ones depicted and even those that do not communicate political m...

December 1, 2015

In late October, a group of all-female street artists called Morivivi painted a mural of two nude women along the side of a freeway underpass in Puerto Rico. The artists were given permission to paint the mural by the appropriate government agencies. The image of the t...

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