Faring Purth, a wandering street artist famous nationally for her hauntingly distorted portraits, landed in St. Louis weeks ago with the dream of adding a massive mural to the Lou's street art scene. But things changed when Purth found her way to Cherokee Street, an up-and-coming neighborhood for a ... More >>
Think the videocassette is dead? Think again. On Wednesday, November 6, the Found Footage Festival makes its way to the Mad Art Gallery (2727 S. 12th Street). Hosts Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher have scavenged the country's thrift shops and garage sales for the best -- and worst -- of VHS culture, ... More >>
St. Louis street art has finally hit the river. Graffiti taggers recently left their marks on the rusting hulk of the U.S.S. Inaugural, a World War II-era minesweeper that now rests on the banks of the Mississippi River, about a mile south of the Poplar Street Bridge. Water levels on the river betw ... More >>
For years, the drab exterior of 3124 Cherokee St. has hidden a metamorphosis inside: What was once a German banquet hall and then a Mexican eatery is now known as El Leñador, a punk-hipster cave where you can check out bands and guzzle $1 Stag cans on Wednesday nights. But now the cool kids' secret ... More >>
2 p.m. Saturday, June 16. Atomic Cowboy, 4140 Manchester Avenue.
The St. Louis Underground Music Festival, held this year at the Atomic Cowboy back in June, has introduced a ballot for its 2012 Slumfest Hip-Hop Awards ballot. The categories include Best Hip-Hop Artist (male and female), Best Graffiti Artist, Best B-Boy Crew, Best Album, Artist of the Year ... More >>
Diana BenantiNasty Cat Bath performing last night at Civil Ape's studio. Last Friday we told you about Civil Ape's fundraiser for the St. Louis Arts Project (SLAP) Conference in conjunction with the weeklong Chautauqua Art Labs. About 125 people gathered to check out design collective Civil A ... More >>
Randy Osborne?Street art, internet meme, or both? That is the question.But let me start by saying ... I love you. Now that that's out of the way, let's talk about art. Specifically, street art. As Exit Through the Gift Shop so poignantly illuminated, street art has in recent years become qui ... More >>
Image viaWilliam Upski WimsattIn 1994, a 21-year-old graffiti artist from the southside of Chicago named William Upski Wimsatt published Bomb the Suburbs, an introspective, non-fiction account of race, politics, art and social change during hip-hop's golden era.Almost two decades later, Upski -- ... More >>
Shepard Fairey's "Rise Above Fist," courtesy of The Philip Slein GalleryThe legendary street artist made famous for creating the ubiquitous Barack Obama "Hope" poster will be showing some work in St. Louis next month.Shepard Fairey, also known for his OBEY posters of Andre the Giant, will take pa ... More >>
The clever work above comes from the artist Roadsworth, who paints stencils on the streets of his native Montreal. Click here to see more.While St. Louis has some kick ass street art (hey, didn't somebody just write a feature story about that?), we don't have anything quite like this.
All in the name of hip-hop
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