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Poetic disobedience at AS220

"We, the artists & intellectuals, famous & unknown. We, mud people, snake people, tar people. We, bohemians walking on millennial thin ice; our bodies pierced, tattooed, martyred, scarred; our skin covered with hieroglyphs & flaming question
Art Dept.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  July 27, 2012

They, and Gideon Bok, are nothing but subjective

Commonly artists prefer to work away from public scrutiny, shielded from revealing the awkward phases of creation, to emerge with a finished work of art that will last, if not for eternity, at least for quite a while.
Time and perspective
By BRITTA KONAU  |  November 25, 2011

AS220's Fairey mural in progress in Providence

It's a muggy Wednesday and Johan Bjurman stands atop an 85-foot aerial lift along Aborn Street in downtown Providence, a paintbrush in his hand and a thermos of ice water at his side.
The Art of the City
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  August 06, 2010

Interview: Shepard Fairey

"Denver wasn't great because I literally had a gun pointed at my head for putting posters up at the DNC."
Poster boy
By EVAN J. GARZA  |  January 27, 2009

Never mind the Citgo

For all the complaints that Boston is losing its character, there’s still a lot to this old, weird city. It’s just a matter of taking a closer look.
Beyond the clichés and picture postcards, Boston hangs on to its character
By MIKE MILIARD  |  July 05, 2006