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Can Graffiti Be Copyrighted?
Gabe Friedman. The Atlantic. Sept. 21, 2014.
Graffiti vs. Street Art
Seres Lu. Columbia Journalism School.
Malta’s Walls Are Covered in Murals, and Street Art Is Covered in Schools
Michael Griffiths. The New York Times (Section: What in the World). Sept. 2, 2016.
Snapping Back: The Street Art Spotters Immortalising Urban Art
Irene De Vette. American Express Essentials.
Article featuring many blogs and Instagram accounts documenting street art all over the world.
StoryCorps: Paint and Pride in the Mission
Mia Gonzalez, Linda Wilson, Lisa Bartfai, Sophia Simon-Ortiz. StoryCorp Interview. May 24, 2016.
The Mission District is famous for its vibrantly colored murals, and some of the oldest murals can be found in Balmy Alley.
Mia Gonzalez started the mural project in the early '70s when the alley was a run down little street that connected 24th Street with nearby Precita Park. She wanted to make the alley safer for the kids who were walking through on their way to the park. What she didn't expect was that it would launch a new wave of women muralists working in a strong Chicana tradition. Gonzalez sat down in the StoryCorps booth with art archivist Linda Wilson to talk about change, paint and pride.
In the Age of Instagram, Murals Take on New Meaning
Maghan McDowell. Business of Fashion. Aug. 11, 2017.
Graffiti Artists Awarded $6.7 Million for Destroyed 5Pointz Murals
Alan Feuer. New York Times. Feb. 12, 2018. Ruling that graffiti — a typically transient form of art — was of sufficient stature to be protected by the law, a federal judge in Brooklyn awarded a judgment of $6.7 million on Monday to 21 graffiti artists whose works were destroyed in 2013 at the 5Pointz complex in Long Island City, Queens.
Afghanistan’s First Female Street Artist Brings Hijabs And Feminism To City Walls
Priscilla Frank. Huffington Post. Feb 17, 2016.
. . . This work of street art was made by Shamsia Hassani, widely known as the first prominent woman street artist in Afghanistan. Hassani was born in 1988 in Tehran to Afghan parents, eventually moving to Kabul to pursue her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in visual art. She currently resides in Kabul, where she turns the city’s walls into colorful canvases that spread a message of peace and hope to her community . . .
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