Posts Tagged: urban art

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The Rumpus Interview with Jamel Shabazz

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For over thirty-five years, Jamel Shabazz has photographed the pulse of New York urban life. Dating back to the early days of hip-hop and B-boys, to the arrival of crack cocaine and the HIV/AIDs epidemic, and to the global commoditization of street style, Shabazz’s portraits tell the stories of everyday lives

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The Rumpus Long Interview with Ron English

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“…The day that you don’t have any Republican friends, or you don’t have any Christian friends, or you don’t have any Muslim friends, that you only have, like, artists-from-New-York-City friends, then I think you have a problem.”

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Lady Aiko, Solo

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Since she broke from the international street art collective Faile that she helped to found, New York artist Aiko Nakagawa, aka Lady Aiko, is making a mark all her own. In some of her works, butterflies, bunnies and babes swirl in menacing chaos, a kind of super-saturated pop-cultural collage.

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