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  The best way to see Brooklyn is to cycle the streets with a camera and/or smartphone in hand, all in order to not only explore the various urban landscapes and oases, but also to document them. Brooklyn might have been settled a few hundred years ago, but its character is more like that of a teenager, full of shifting, changing moods. It’s a kind of a photographer’s dream. And while there is no way to truly articulate...
Smooth, rectangular, and with a built-in frame, a doorway is a street artist's perfect canvas. In his photo series Doorway Galleries, artist Adel Souto documents the spray-painted, wheat-pasted, stickered, and stenciled entrances of New York City's buildings. In his pictures, these decorated doorways resemble abstract artworks, as colorful and expressive as anything hanging in a modern gallery, but far more accessible to the masses. Some are mosaics of band promo stickers, some look like graffitied vomit, some are carefully composed portraits...
During the rise of New York City's graffiti culture in the crime-ridden 70s, spraypaint-wielding kids were considered vandals by much of the mainstream, their public art thought not much better than public urination. Now, though, the best contemporary graffiti writers are recognized for what they are--artists--and many, from Banksy to KAWS to Shepherd Fairey, have even won over the Ivory Towered fine art establishment. Trespass: A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art, by Wooster Collective founders Marc and Sarah Schiller, offers...
In the crime-ridden New York City of the 70s, graffiti artists transformed subway cars, buses, billboards, and telephone poles into wild canvases. Made in 1976 for the BBC and recently dug up by Gothamist, Watching My Name Go By is a 25-minute mini-documentary about the rise of this graffiti culture. The film introduces the kids who lived to deface public spaces, chronicling how tags spread vine-like over the city's every surface. It also features the anthropologists, cops, and pedestrians who liked to analyze them ("Psychologists...

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