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A look behind the latest Asylum mural

With a postcard replica and classic Maine lighthouse-as-spraycan motif, graffiti art has never been less offensive than now.
Writing on the wall
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  November 05, 2011

Big, bold, and compelling, murals are having their moment in Providence

Some weeks back, painter Agustin Patino drove me down Broad Street in South Providence in his wife's Jeep.
The city as canvas
By GREG COOK  |  October 07, 2011
decordova wall

The deCordova thinks about ''murals''

In "Wall Works" at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, curatorial fellow Lexi Lee Sullivan attempts to corral a trend in art today that spans graffiti and interior decoration.
Off the Wall
By GREG COOK  |  July 22, 2011

‘Wonderful Wickenden Street’ crumbles

At the end of Wickenden Street, just off the roadway, construction equipment stood guard over piles of steel and rubble: remnants of an old Route 195 overpass taken down over the last month or so as part of a larger effort to shift the highway.
Art Dept.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  February 12, 2010
Peterborough Street gets a mural makeover

Peterborough Street gets a mural makeover

Six delectable restaurants, and fav lunch spots of us Phoenicians, were burnt to the ground after a fire spread across Peterborough Street this past January. (VIEW a...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  September 28, 2009

VIDEO: More with Shepard Fairey

We told you about how Presidential posterizer Shepard Fairey visited us here at Phoenix HQ last week...
By Ryan Stewart  |  January 27, 2009