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An Innovative Project in Ruston LA.

This project combines two aspects of murals that CRP is consistently checking for: Innovation and Recycling. Stephan Wagner made a series of new artwork in Ruston, LA out of recycled Mardi Gras beads! The artwork is beautiful and intricate, ranging from symbolic pieces, like the one below, to photorealistic. We were wondering if Mardi Gras […]

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Mister F.A.B.’s New “Generation Lost” Video Featuring CRP Murals

We just got a phone call from our partner Martin telling us that some of our murals were in Mister F.A.B.’s new video, “Generation Lost.” We had no idea that we had literally filmed almost half of the video in front of the Madre Maiz mural that we did on People’s Grocery earlier this year. […]

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More on Toronto’s “Graffiti Panel”

Reading the comments made by the panel below illustrates how hideous this process really is. The decision of whether or not keep a piece is purely a matter of discretion, with no standards in place. There is no requirement that the committee be at all versed in the aerosol culture nor do they consider the […]

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CRP at Oakland’s First Fridays

CRP artists Riot 505, Release, Mike 360, Pancho and Desi W.O.M.E collaborated on a new piece entitled “Wake Up – Take Off Your Blinders” as part of November’s First Friday Art Explosion, a monthly artwalk and street festival which attracts tens of thousands of people to downtown Oakland every month. Riot 505 provided the design for […]

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Toronto and Mural Protections by Committee

Toronto has begun its implementation of a committee approval process to protect legal works done with Spray Paint. While many will see this is as a positive pro-active measure, it is inherently flawed for several reasons. First, and most important, the artwork was ALREADY LEGAL!! Why does the government need to legalize a mural that […]

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DADO – Italian Aerosol Master

DADO is truly a special artist with a deep history. One of the original aerosol writers in Bologna, DADO and partner RUSTY had a major impact on Italian writing culture. DADO built a strong relationship with aerosol pioneer P.H.A.S.E.2 and studied the original history of writing. P.H.A.S.E.2 had a powerful impact on DADO’s style which you […]

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Toronto’s “Graffiti” Protections: A Step Backward or Forward?

This is is a really interesting article on Toronto’s new policy toward the protection of “graffiti.” On one hand, we can commend that Toronto is stepping up to create protections for artwork that may not have been authorized, but that the community and the property owner want to keep. We strongly commend them for this […]

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International Connections: Murals that Cross Borders

This project and programs like it show us some of the real power of murals to connect communities. This is a particularly exciting project because it is crossing a very literal border and connecting communities in the US and Mexico. This story also speaks to the work that muralists do to be muralists; the community […]

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Balance in Maine’s Department of Labor

The Governor of Maine made a unilateral decision to take down a piece of art in the Department of Labor because it was too pro-Labor and did not depict the Pro-Business perspective. The piece of art was commissioned by the state of Maine after a committee reviewed applications and approved the content of the mural. […]

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Hunts Point Youth Paint Vision for Healthy Community

CRP is proud to be connected to The Point CDC in Hunts Point, the Bronx. The Point is home to the legendary aerosol muralists, TATS Cru as well as numerous programs that are working to build a healthy neighborhood in the midst of an industrial food desert. The Visions of a Healthy Community shares so […]

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