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 …

Richard Hambleton Limited Edition Canvas Jackets

Works of art from the pioneering, elusive '80s street artist cut into apparel by premium streetwear brand Dark Circle

Richard Hambleton may not be a household name in the way his two closest contemporaries—Basquiat and Haring—have become. But his work and life story are no less compelling. As the sole survivor of this illustrious group, Hambleton has frequently disappeared from public consciousness (quite literally disappearing) only to reemerge with another critically acclaimed body of work. His roots were graffiti based with large-scale conceptual works …