street art

50 Cent: Street Artist LushSux Needs An A** Whooping Bad

An Australian street artist has been painting some really “creative” images of 50 Cent and the G-Unit general isn’t too happy about it. Earlier this month, the muralist painted an image of Fif’s face with disgraced rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine’s rainbow braids and tattoos. Once 50 got wind of that, he was ready to take it […]

Happy 62nd Birthday to Modern Art Icon Keith Haring! (RIP)

Born on this date in 1958, Keith Haring was an artist, an activist, and a reformer who influenced the street art scene in NYC and around the world. The Pennsylvanian who moved to NYC would eventually go on to take an ancient form of art and reintroduce it with new context, spreading the symbols of that language […]

NYC Graffiti Pioneer NIC 707 OTB Dies From Coronavirus

The entire graffiti world is mourning the loss of one of its great pioneers who lost his life this morning to complications from the novel coronavirus. NIC 707 OTB, one of the original writers to bomb the NYC subways in the early 70s, passed away today(April 13) after contracting the COVID-19 virus. Born Fernando Pabllo […]

Happy 50th Birthday to Graffiti Living Legend CES!

On this date a half-century ago, Bronx graff legend CES was born. Born Robert Michael Provenzano in 1970 in NYC, CES(FC, FX, FBA) is a pioneering artist of the “Wild Style” formation of letters seen in graffiti art around the world. CES began his career on the subway cars and streets of NYC, innovating new […]

NYC Graffiti Artist Matthew “ZEXOR” Rodriguez Dead At 29

The New York City graff community and beyond is mourning the loss of Matthew “ZEXOR” Rodriguez, who passed away Thursday (Dec. 12) in New York. He was 29 years old. As the son of Brooklyn graffiti legend ASP WTO, Rodriguez was a second generation writer who continued in his father’s footsteps after his murder in […]

EXCLUSIVE! The Legendary Cey Adams TheSource.com Interview

n the world of Hip Hop, visual art, which is primarily rooted in the dynamic scene of graffiti, has taken a backseat to the music, according to graff king turned graphic arts pioneer Cey Adams. Aside from his artistic touch he has placed on some of the most notable Fortune 500 brands, CEY’s work is […]

Vic Mensa Shares His Convo With Jay-Z About World Renowned Artist BANKSY

Chi-Town slang spitter Vic Mensa has managed to put himself in a no-lose situation, being under the wing of Roc Nation head honcho Jay-Z, but Mensa says that his conversations with his boss are now becoming cross-cultural. During an interview with Ebro Darden for Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio show, Mensa had a chance to […]

BANKSY Self-Shredding Painting Doubles in Value After Selling for $1.1 Million

The Banksy painting that self-destructed after being sold for $1.1 million has reportedly doubled in value after the controversial stunt. A print of the iconic ‘Girl with Balloon’ painting went up for sale at Sotheby’s Auction House in London on Friday evening. Within moments of the record-breaking bid being announced at around 9 PM, an […]

Banksy Denies Any Involvement in Moscow Art Exhibition

The reclusive British graffiti artist BANKSY has said in social media post he was not involved in a major exhibition of his works currently on display in Moscow. The artist wrote it on Wednesday in his Instagram account, uploading a screenshot in which he corresponds with a fan, who tells him about the exhibition. A […]

San Diego School Orders Artist To Change Mural Of Trump’s Head On Spear

Officials at a San Diego-area charter school have ordered an artist to make changes to a mural painted during a fundraiser, after receiving complaints about an image in the painting — President Trump’s head on a spear. MAAC Community Charter School Director Tommy Ramirez said in a statement that the artwork “does not align with […]

H&M Files Federal Lawsuit Against Graff Artist REVOK Over Copyright Dispute

Clothing retailer H&M has filed a complaint for declaratory judgment after being threatened with legal action over its use of graffiti art in a marketing campaign. The claim was filed on Friday, March 9 at the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Jason Williams, who goes under the moniker REVOK, threatened […]

Superchief Gallery Presents “Wasted Land 2” Premiere Screening [RECAP]

In an exclusive, spooked out setting at the Superchief Gallery in Ridgewood, Queens, film director Andrew H. Shirley along with NOXER, SMELLS, RAMBO, UFO and other artists from the Brooklyn-Based 907 Crew hosted a screening of their Gummo-esque flick Wasted land 2. While DJ Dirtyfinger rocked the wheels of steel, the 907 Crew pumped their […]

Anyone Comics Presents “The Nation’s Respected” Graff Show (RECAP)

This past weekend in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, some of the borough’s most legendary graffiti artists and enthusiasts gathered under one roof at Anyone Comics Store for the TNR CREW graff show aptly titled, “The Nation’s Respected”. Walk past the rows of new and used DC and Marvel comic books to the stairs to the basement, […]

Brooklyn Jury Says That 5Pointz Graffiti Mecca Was Illegally Destroyed

After almost 50 years of pop culture history, graffiti has finally been recognized as an art form by the law of the land. A Brooklyn jury unanimously reached a decision that the 5Pointz outdoor graffiti gallery in Long Island City, Queens was destroyed and whitewashed by NYC real estate developer Jerry Wolkoff. The finding by […]

Protect Yo HeART: Uncutt Art Explains His Emotion Driven Street Art

Interview: Sha Be Allah This story was originally published in The Source Issue #272 If you’re an art aficionado or just someone who wanders some of America’s most populated metropoles, it’s more than likely that you’ve run across some form of street art, painting or sculpture. Some are random; however, there are a few that […]