RISK Recreates His Venice Pavilion Work for “Beyond The Streets”

A graffiti master invokes groundbreaking West Los Angeles iconography

by Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick One of the finest moments of the “Beyond The Streets” exhibition is a tagged seating area at the end of the show. Featuring concrete, circular park seats, paint-covered walls along with alien turrets scattered around, it’s a writer’s paradise that brings the show back to its West Coast street art roots. It serves as a reminder (or introduction) to the casual, …

Artists Awarded Millions in 5Pointz Case

A victory for the group of artists whose work was painted over back in 2013, a judge has ruled in their favor in their case against real estate developer Gerald Wolkoff. Sadly, the $150,000 for each of the 45 pieces (a total award of $6.75 million) doesn’t reverse the whitewashing of the iconic 5Pointz building in Queens—which was a “temple” for artists and an inspiring …

The Golden Age of Bronx Graffiti

A new photo book by brothers Kenny and Paul Cavalieri, “From the Platform 2” traces the golden years of Bronx graffiti. The Cavalieris began shooting painted subway trains in 1983, a time in which style was king and competition among writers was strong. The brothers continued shooting (learning train schedules in order to get the best shots) until 1989, when the last painted train was …