A New York appeals court has upheld a landmark decision made in 2018, which awarded street artists $6.75 million (£5.2 million) in damages for the destruction of their artworks at the 5 Pointz graffiti mecca. Continue reading
“Is that the light switch that they will turn off after Brexit?”, one tourist asked after taking in a new street art sensation that is sweeping Oxford and confounding and delighting viewers along the way. Continue reading
Britons are well-accustomed to the exploits of street artist Banksy. Now another artist is contending for a place in their hearts with his playful transformations of the humble street sign in Edinburgh. Continue reading
A New York City graffiti artist collective is threatening to sue McDonald’s for unauthorised use of their work in a Dutch advertising campaign.
Images of street art by the Bushwick Collective appeared in a video entitled “McDonald’s Presents the Vibe of Bushwick NY” promoting the fast food mega-chain’s latest addition to its menu, the ‘New York Bagel Supreme’. The four-minute video features six graffiti artists from the Collective hired by McDonald’s to paint its new bagel burger in various locations around the Netherlands. Continue reading
In the wake of Wednesday’s (22 March) terror attack in Westminster Londoners have paid an artistic tribute to those who perished.
Chalk drawings bearing positive messages of hope, peace and solidarity appeared on the paving in Trafalgar Square. They were crafted by four homeless street artists who handed out chalk and invited members of the public to inscribe their works with words and names. Continue reading
McDonald’s is being sued by the estate of late graffiti artist Dashiell ‘Dash’ Snow for copyright infringement in the latest legal battle over street art.
Lawyers for ‘Secret Snow’, as the artist was also known, allege that the restaurant mega-chain infringed his copyright when it used an image from Snow’s work to decorate the interior of its fast-food outlets. The complaint was filed in the United States Central District Court of California on 3 October 2016. Continue reading