From the Archives: An interview with hemispheric graffitera MISS163

[written Summer 2013] No Somos “Mariposas,” Somos “MariPUSSY”: An Interview with Graffiti Art Activist MISS163 aka Sharon Lee De La Cruz. Walking through the streets of New York City you are bound to note the graffiti-covered buildings, bridges, and tunnels. You may ask yourself “how,” but have you ever wondered: “why” or “who?” Approximately 28 … Continue reading From the Archives: An interview with hemispheric graffitera MISS163

Go See City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection

About 3 weeks ago I was back in New York City for a handful of days, thoroughly enjoying the dark skies, slushy snow, and freezing wind. What can I say? I'm a winter baby. I had a short list of critical TO DO's for my visit: 1. eat any and all Latin American food (things like tostones … Continue reading Go See City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection

The largest graffiti art commission in history?! O1NE Yas Island

I finally got to the wall at O1NE Yas Island!!! A few of my students came (along with the most excellent photographer Scott Barfield) and we spent an hour basking in the literal awesomeness of this wall. The basics: 18 international artists, 5500 cans of paint, about 15? lifts, and an 18 meter high 2,500 … Continue reading The largest graffiti art commission in history?! O1NE Yas Island