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Soldiers Tag Military Base in Kandahar; Vet Wants to Publish a Book

23 Nov.: the Aqueduct Murals (NYC)

Legal Dept: Techies Developing Apps to Fight Graffiti

Just a few examples from a simple Google search:

Graffiti Buster: http://www.troyweb.com/graffiti-buster/
Since the days of Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire, graffiti has adorned the walls of our urban neighborhoods. In modern times, spray paint and marker pens have become the most commonly used graffiti materials. Graffiti is a quality-of-life issue that can result in costly cleanup and lowered property values. It generates the perception of blight. The appearance of graffiti is often perceived by residents and passers-by as a sign that a downward spiral in a neighborhood has begun, even though this may not be true.

The Graffiti Buster App was created as another tool to combat blighting graffiti in our neighborhoods. With the app, the reporting of graffiti is now streamlined, providing all needed information directly to municipal authorities. Reporting graffiti for cleanup is now as easy as a snap of a photograph and push of a button!

San Francisco: On the SF311, (http://www.sf311.org/index.aspx?page=797) you can submit requests for:
Abandoned Vehicles, Graffiti, Illegal Postings, Street or Sidewalk Cleaning, Streetlight Repair, Blocked Sidewalk or Space, Damaged Public Property, Litter Receptacle, Park Issue, Sign Repair, Street and Sidewalk Defect, and Tree Maintenance.

Fresh Uploaded Images on the Stencil Archives: 19,200+ and Counting

Fall is here, so gather around the ole yuleTubes and peep some new stencil flicks.
Music during uploading proudly performed by: NoMeansNo and A Minor Forest

Banksy's Better Out than In: the NYC Collection
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/European_Artists...

France (thanks Karen)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/France

Arizona (just one)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/Arizona

Georgia, USA (an advertisement, but cool water stencils….)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/Georgia

Northern California (thanks Xsacto and Raven)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/California/North_Ca...

South Carolina (thanks Nikki)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/South_Carolina

>NEW< Iain Barnes (FL)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/Artists_USA/Iain-Ba...

>NEW< CK1 (California)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/Artists_USA/CK1-Cal

>NEW< Icy and Sot (NYC)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/Artists_USA/Icy-and...

Columbia, So. America (thanks Raven)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/The_Americas/Columbia

>NEW< Crisp (CO)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/The_Americas/Artists_of...

>NEW< NTC (CO)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/The_Americas/Artists_of...

Eclair (as read in the SF Chronicle)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_i...

Scott Williams
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_i...

Clarion Alley (happy 21st birthday)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/ClarionAlley

Haight St. and Divisadero St.
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Haight_Di...

The Mission
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/The_Mission

Valencia St.
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Valencia_St

Financial Dist. (just one)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/SoMa_Fina...

Richmond Dist. (just one)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Sunset_Ri...

Western Addition (just one)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Western_A...

Other SF locations
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Other_SF_...

Exclusive: An Interview with Banksy

By Keegan Hamilton Wednesday, Oct 9 2013

http://www.villagevoice.com/2013-10-09/art/banksy-better-out-than-in-new...

"Confidential."

That was the beguiling subject of an e-mail seemingly randomly addressed to the Village Voice in mid-September.

"I represent the artist Banksy," the message began, "and I would like to talk to you at your earliest convenience." The name and phone number of a British publicist followed. There were no further details or explanation. It was mysterious and intriguing. The secretive graffiti artist had been silent since last year, when his distinctive stencils appeared in London during the Olympics. Because Banksy rarely grants interviews, the cryptic message also felt like the prelude to an elaborate practical joke.

A few minutes of sleuthing confirmed the identity of the publicist, Jo Brooks, who represents several British artists (not to mention Fatboy Slim), and turned up evidence of her professional relationship with the elusive stencil master. A subsequent message from Brooks revealed more: a draft of a press release announcing that Banksy was on the verge of unveiling an audacious new project: The artist intended to create one new piece on the streets of New York each day in October, a "unique kind of art show" titled "Better Out Than In." Billed with the tagline "an artists [sic] residency on the streets of New York," the show was to include "elaborate graffiti, large scale street sculpture, video installations, and substandard performance art."

Brooks promised the Voice an exclusive interview with Banksy, who "feels an affinity with people who provide quality content for free on street corners."

Elusive graffiti artist accessorizes for work

Original (with photos) here: http://blog.sfgate.com/cityexposed/2013/10/06/elusive-graffiti-artist-ac...

“She found us. She came in here and asked for permission. She’s taken over,” said Anissa Malady, the center’s librarian, who has watched the artist’s work evolve for the past two years.

“She is definitely a San Francisco eccentric,” Malady said. “I’ve never seen any other street artist in high heels.”

She’s known as Eclair Bandersnatch – the last name is a fictional creature in several Lewis Carroll works, elusive and hard to catch. They’re traits that San Francisco’s Bandersnatch also possesses.

15 Oct : MBW "Pop on Paper" (London)

We are excited to announce the arrival of Mr Brainwash and 40 fresh works on paper from Los Angeles to our dear old Westbank Gallery. This will be an unmissable exhibition set during the time of Frieze. If you can get yourself down to the preview night from 6-10pm on Tuesday 15th October, 2 days before the official opening of Frieze and Moniker Art Festivals, make sure you send an email right away to guestlist@londonwestbank.com. We will be showing some completely fresh works (the paint will have barely dried on them) on both floors of the gallery as well as some revisitations of his classic Mohammed Ali and Madonna and Britney Spears images but on a larger scale and on paper (also freshly painted). 

http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=6e67e5c00a420084635405de5&id=0fb3281...

Banksy Painting Up NYC for Month of Oct.

Attn. New Yorkers, drop everything and run - RUN - to Banksy's twitter feed (or possibly other street art Tweets) to see where he strikes next. Do it NOW... before it gets stolen, tagged over, or buffed. Quit your job if you have to.

Or... shrug.

Banksy presents:

Better Out than In

An Artists Residency on the Streets of New York

[hmm.... why did he drop the apostrophe and make artist plural? - Ed.]

http://www.banksyny.com/home/index

[I highly recommend checking out the phone messages.... LOL - Ed.]

1,000s of Stencils Mark Peace Day on Normandy Beach


Haunting reminder of millions of lives lost in war as artists stencil 9,000 bodies onto Normandy beach to mark Peace Day

British led project covered the famous coastline in poignant silhouettes
A team of 500 artists and volunteers contributed the moving installation
The 'fallen' were left to be washed away by the tide at the end of the day
By Aaron Sharp

PUBLISHED: 08:05 EST, 23 September 2013 | UPDATED: 12:20 EST, 23 September 2013

Source (and more photos): http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2429903/Peace-Day-Reminder-milli...

A pair of British artists have created this stunning installation of 9,000 silhouettes on a D-Day Landings beach to mark international Peace Day.

The project, named, 'The Fallen' is a tribute to the civilians, German forces and Allies who lost their lives during the Operation Neptune landing on June 6, 1944.

The design was the brainchild of Jamie Wardley, 33, and Andy Moss, 50.

Together with a team of volunteers the pair travelled to Arromanches beach, Normandy, to create the silhouettes, which were individually drawn into the sand.

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