Moving Murals and the Rise of Van Art

Graffiti sprayed onto subway cars was a staple of 1970s New York. Expanding the art form to cover the train cars was a way for artists to make their art active, to guarantee that it would be seen by other artists and by those who were riding the subway. It was a moving mural – tags ad illustrations could make it from one end of … Continue reading Moving Murals and the Rise of Van Art

The Problem with Graffiti Tours

Graffiti tours have almost become a staple of cities, both within the U.S. and internationally. In New York city alone, people can book tours with various companies and see multiple neighborhoods famous for their public art. There are consistent tours throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn, and there is a slightly lesser known tour in the Bronx. Graffiti is beneficial to the public, epitomizing artistic accessibility and … Continue reading The Problem with Graffiti Tours