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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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San Juan’s First Street Art Festival

Looking at the powerful new works from the San Juan Street Art Festival tells the tale that the world is in a Renaissance of creativity. Everywhere you turn, entire districts of new artwork are being created in urban centers across the earth. Seeing the works in San Juan, Miami, Valparaiso, Barcelona, Auckland, Toronto and Bologna […]

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Tribute to Howard Mallory

Howard Mallory was an early pioneer in the modern public art movement in Chicago and an important player in the Black mural movement that happened on the south and west sides. He participated in the painting of the Wall of Respect on 43rd and Langley, a pivotal piece in Chicago’s public art scene. He was […]

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St. Petersburg and the Growing Mural Movement

This article is an interesting combination of both the beauty and difficulty found in the mural movement, not just in St. Petersburg but throughout the US and the world. On one hand, murals are becoming more accepted and acknowledged as benefiting the community and aerosol writers are being recognized as for their contributions to neighborhood […]

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Clarion Alley Turns 20!

Clarion Alley has been a fixture of the Mission Murals for the past 20 years. CRP is proud to have a small piece done in 2010 in the alley and congratulates Clarion for 20 years of great art! <iframe src=”http://player.vimeo.com/video/51715787″ width=”500″ height=”281″ frameborder=”0″ webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> It’s been said that Clarion Alley has achieved what […]

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