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Wild Style
Wild Style follows the exploits of maverick tagger Zoro (real life graffiti artist Lee Quinones), whose work attracts the attention of an East Village art fancier (Patti Astor) who commissions him to paint the stage for a giant Rapper's Convention.…
Chicago
Part of the Series: Art 21 - Season 8
PBS
Chicago is a city rooted in industry and towering architecture, and artists like Nick Cave, Theaster Gates, Barbara Kasten, and Chris Ware are disrupting that urban experience through experimentation.
Who is Bozo Texino? - The Secret History of Boxcar Graffiti
The subterranean and uniquely American folkloric practice of hobo and rail worker graffiti is discovered in this gritty and picaresque artist-made film. WHO IS BOZO TEXINO? ostensibly chronicles a search for the story behind a legendary boxcar graffiti---a simple sketch…
Our City Dreams
Five Women. Five Artists. One City. In this "lyrical documentary about the intersection of location and imagination" (The New York Times), filmmaker Chiara Clemente shines a light on five women artists whose inspiration is fueled by living in the "cauldron…
Grey City - Artists Use Graffiti as Political Resistance in Brazil
On the streets of Sao Paulo, Brazil, a new form of graffiti was born. Like wildfire, the works of artists such as Os Gemeos, Nunca, and Nina spread through the streets of the city and then to art galleries and…
Wall Writers - Early Graffiti Artisits
Following graffiti's early days on the streets of NYC and Philadelphia in the 60's and the commercial crossover of street art in the 70's, the art form has since exploded into a global revolution of creative expression. Roger Gastman's documentary…
Mexico City
Part of the Series: Art 21 - Season 8
PBS
Artists from Mexico City exit their homes and studios to use the growing megalopolis as their canvas. In this episode, Damian Ortega, Pedro Reyes, Minerva Cuevas, and Natalia Almada reveal how they present everyday materials as artworks, mine recognizable images…
Los Angeles
Part of the Series: Art 21 - Season 8
PBS
While sprawling Los Angeles has world-class museums and art schools, artists like Diana Thater, Liz Larner, Tala Madani, and Edgar Arceneaux work in the shadow of the entertainment industry "under the radar," affording them the space and time to imagine.
Together in Pieces - Street Art & Politics in an Evolving Northern Ireland
An innovative and stylish take on the impact street art has in Northern Ireland, TOGETHER IN PIECES presents infamous murals and political slogans that have taunted its communities for over 40 years, yet which are being slowly transformed by a…
Colour Theory: Series 4 - Indigenous Graffiti and Street Artists
Unearthing a variety of contemporary Indigenous Artists and their connection to their art, community, and country. Hosted by artist, activist and proclaimed show off, Richard Bell. Clip #1: "Budda" - Clip #2: "Narisha" - Clip #3: "Warraba" - Clip #4:…
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Vancouver
Part of the Series: Art 21 - Season 8
PBS
In the small and tightly-knit city of Vancouver, artists reframe the world through a series of sophisticated illusions. Artists Liz Mago, Stan Douglas, Brian Jungen, and Jeff Wall reveal how everyday images and moments from the past are not always…
Docobanksy - Graffiti in the Art World
From the streets of Bristol to the caverns of London and beyond, BanksyDoc finds the truths and explores the impact that the world's most famous graffiti artist has had on the art world, on the expression of protest and satire,…
Next: A Primer in Urban Painting
Next: A Primer in Urban Painting is a documentary exploration of graffiti-based visual art as a world culture. The filmmaker profiles the art form in nine countries including USA, Canada, France, Holland, Germany, England, Spain, Japan and Brazil. A combination…
Subtopia - Artist Adrian Doyle
Adrian Doyle is the dynamic face of the urban art world in Melbourne. A world where you have to be part artist, part academic, part entrepreneur and part social activist to succeed. A world where life and work are inseparably…
2 videos
Through A Glass, Lightly - Chicago's Found-Object Artists
This film follows Mr. Imagination, David Philpot, and Kevin Orth as they search Chicago's streets and alleys for the raw materials of their art. It shows how they transform unwanted, discarded objects into color, form, texture; images and ideas; craft…
Art 21 - Season 8
PBS
Host Claire Danes presents Season 8 of the acclaimed series ART 21, featuring 16 artists whose work helps us see the world in new and exciting ways For the first time in the show's history, the artists in Season 8…
4 videos