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Street art thrives in Sao Paulo despite pandemic

S - Perched atop a platform swaying in the air 10 stories high, Paola Delfin is putting the final touches on a giant graffiti mural in the sprawling concrete jungle of Sao Paulo.

'Nazi' sprayed on German food charity after migrant halt

Berlin - German police said Monday they were searching for vandals who sprayed the word "Nazis" on the building and vans of a charitable food bank that has stopped accepting new migrant clients.

Berlin woman revives Red Army ghosts in Reichstag graffiti

Berlin - Berlin has preserved countless traces of its World War II destruction as chilling reminders of its militaristic past -- few are more striking than Red Army graffiti left at the iconic Reichstag.

Taggers' delight: Vietnam city turns into graffiti canvas

Ho Chi Minh - Shrouded by fumes and surrounded by spray cans, Vietnamese graffiti artist Kong conjures his latest masterpiece, a monkey clutching an aerosol, a colour-splashed act of rebellion in a communist country where the youth are expected to follow strict soci...

Taggers' delight: Vietnam city turns into graffiti canvas

Ho Chi Minh - Shrouded by fumes and surrounded by spray cans, Vietnamese graffiti artist Kong conjures his latest masterpiece, a monkey clutching an aerosol, a colour-splashed act of rebellion in a communist country where the youth are expected to follow strict soci...

Taggers' delight: Vietnam city turns into graffiti canvas

Ho Chi Minh - Shrouded by fumes and surrounded by spray cans, Vietnamese graffiti artist Kong conjures his latest masterpiece, a monkey clutching an aerosol, a colour-splashed act of rebellion in a communist country where the youth are expected to follow strict soci...

Graffiti vandals damage Kentridge Rome frieze

Rome - A giant frieze depicting the history of Rome on the walls lining the River Tiber has been damaged by graffiti writers, to the dismay of its creator, William Kentridge.

Protests and graffiti after Nfld. cop acquitted of sex assault

St. John's - There were protests and graffiti in St. John’s, Newfoundland after a police officer was acquitted of sexually assaulting a drunk women he met while on duty. Although the constable was acquitted of the criminal charge, he still faces disciplinary action.

Swimsuit mural of Hillary Clinton creates a stir in Australia

Melbourne - An Australian mural of US presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in a revealing, stars and stripes swimsuit may be taken down, after it has reportedly been deemed offensive.

Swimsuit mural of Hillary Clinton creates a stir in Australia

Melbourne - An Australian mural of US presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in a revealing, stars and stripes swimsuit may be taken down, after it has reportedly been deemed offensive.

Swimsuit mural of Hillary Clinton creates a stir in Australia

Melbourne - An Australian mural of US presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in a revealing, stars and stripes swimsuit may be taken down, after it has reportedly been deemed offensive.

Op-Ed: Arches National Park latest victim of ignorant graffiti vandals

An investigation is underway at Arches National Park in Utah after graffiti, etched so deep it will be almost impossible to remove, was found on the famed red rock arch.

Itching to graffiti? Do it digitally on Florence treasures

Florence - The days of scribbling "I woz here" on Florence's historic monuments are gone: from now on would-be vandals will be able to graffiti via an app instead, with their messages kept for posterity."Welcome to Giotto's Campanile!

Colombian street artists graffiti for peace

Estanzuela - A pineapple that looks strikingly like a grenade is spray-painted on one wall, while another is splashed with carnations sprouting from rifle barrels.

City Attorney, San Francisco demands no more Bieber graffiti ads Special

San Francisco - Graffiti is a worldwide problem for major cities like San Francisco. Over the years, community activists have sought ways to channel graffiti activity into artistic expression or outlets.

Review: The Vaults, London's new graffiti scene revealed Special

London - Every city has its graffiti scene. To some it is a mess, to others it is a cogent form of street art. In London, a disused taxi tunnel boasts several examples of interesting and vibrant images.

Photo essay: Geneva is more than just Red Cross and heavy heat Special

Geneva - If you thought Geneva was only expensive watches and the Alps and Red Cross headquarters, think again. I visited this Swiss gem to get a glimpse into what makes this city so attractive.

Photographing London: A journey from 675 AD to 2015 Special

London - Anyone interested in European history and medieval culture would be wise to visit London. Check out what I enjoyed during my London travels this summer.

Breakdancing event in LA helps to preserve their hip-hop culture Special

Los Angeles - The official kickoff of the annual B-Boy Summit attracted people of all ages to a breakdancing event in Southern California.

Review: WHITEWASH — A tribute to 5 Pointz Special

New York - "WHITEWASH" is a gallery show at Jeffery Leder Gallery. It is a tribute to 5 Pointz Aerosol Art Center and a response to its destruction. The show is curated by Marie Cecile-Flageul.

Proposed law will empower City Attorney to prosecute graffiti Special

San Francisco - While some may see graffiti as an art form, for those businesses and property owners impacted by it, graffiti is a costly nuisance with a price tag for San Francisco tax-payers of over $19 million per year.

Pope as superman: Vatican tweets graffiti of hero pontiff

- Pope Francis as superman, flying through the air with his white cape billowing out behind him: the image graffitied by an anonymous artist onto a wall in Rome was tweeted by the Vatican on Tuesday.

Pope as superman: Vatican tweets graffiti of hero pontiff

- Pope Francis as superman, flying through the air with his white cape billowing out behind him: the image graffitied by an anonymous artist onto a wall in Rome was tweeted by the Vatican on Tuesday.

Defense Minister denounces extremist settler 'outright terror'

Ramallah - Israel's defense minister Moshe Yaalon condemned extremist Zionist violence as "outright terror" Wednesday after Israeli settlers entered a West Bank village, set two cars on fire and sprayed Hebrew graffiti on the walls.

Spain's 'anti-Banksy' train graffiti artist comes to end of line

Madrid - Some street artists, like Banksy, paint for a good cause. Others like "LOSE" just paint and paint. Now Spain's most prolific train graffiti artist has been arrested in Madrid, Spain.

Kanye West's 'Yeezus' posters graffitied by James Franco, others

Actor James Franco and Los Angeles-based tattoo artist Mister Cartoon were just two artists recruited by GQ magazine to add their own artwork to hiphop mogul Kanye West's "Yeezus" posters.

Banksy's graffiti in danger during London Olympics 2012

London - Banksy, the nonconformist street artist, has produced some spectacular new graffiti for the London Olympics. However, this latest work may be destroyed.

Artist Keith Haring rocks Brooklyn

New York - "Keith Haring: 1978-1982" runs at the Brooklyn Museum through July 6th. It is the first large-scale exhibition of the artist's early work.

Op-Ed: Graffiti is true modern art Special

Toronto - Today Erin Zimerman, "Rock", talked to kids at CrossFitArt about what graffiti really is. In short it's an art form that started in the inner cities coming straight out of the ghettos.

Hotel chain invites its guests to be art thieves

A small hotel chain in Australia is inviting people to steal art from the walls of its hotels today. And they won’t be prosecuted.
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