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Rappler's latest stories on street art


Italy street art batters faces of famous women

Jan 17, 2020 - 2:59 PM

Italian artist AleXsandro Palombo says he wants 'to illustrate the drama that affects millions of women throughout the world... with the aim of denouncing, raising awareness and obtaining a real response'

POP ART. A woman watches 'Just because I am a Woman', a new series of works by Italian pop artist and activist aleXsandro Palombo, depicting some of the women protagonists of world politics as victims of gender violence. Photo by Miguel Medina/AFP

Auggie Fontanilla: Talking art, religion, and street culture

Mar 24, 2019 - 8:00 AM

We talk to Filipino artist Auggie Fontanilla about his views on contemporary street art

Meet Headache Stencil, the Thai version of mystery graffiti artist Banksy

Sep 24, 2018 - 1:26 PM

The pioneer of the new wave of street artists in Bangkok is 'Headache Stencil,' whose spray cans satirize the powerful in Thailand where free expression has been muted since a 2014 coup

THAILAND'S BANKSY. This picture taken on September 4, 2018, shows Thai artist who goes by the name of "Headache Stencil" spray-painting a graffiti on a fence in Bangkok. Thailand's junta chief caricatured as 'a lucky cat', a paw raised to rake in money, or his face crossed out by a thick, red line - daring graffiti is appearing across Bangkok as the city's walls become a canvas for political debate. Romeo GACAD / AFP

The mystery man behind Manila’s ‘Why’ graffiti

Jul 17, 2018 - 10:46 AM

Who is the person spray-painting 'why' all across Metro Manila, and why does he do it?

Banksy's Paris street art 'blitz' a tribute to rebels of 1968

Jun 27, 2018 - 8:49 PM

Stencilled images in the style of the mysterious British graffiti star began appearing on walls across the French capital last week

PARIS. A man walks past a recent artwork by street artist Banksy in Paris on June 25, 2018. Photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP

Rappler Talk: How to make Philippine street art thrive

Aug 18, 2015 - 4:00 PM

Can graffiti go beyond its gangster roots and be seen as a professional work of art?

[Executive Edge] A Bohemian haven in Poblacion, Makati

Aug 18, 2015 - 3:19 PM

Is it possible to revitalize an entire village toward a more positive cultural identity? Don Angelo Bautista proprietor of Lokal Hostel adamantly believes so

A guerrilla street art project by young Ilonggo artists

Apr 17, 2015 - 7:00 AM

The portraits of 11 young Ilonggo artists are displayed on the walls of Muelle Loney wharf as part of the global participatory art project Inside Out

ART. Children check out the photos of the young Ilonggo artists in the Muelle Loney wharf. Photo by Catherine Anne Malazarte/

Life and Style wRap: Warhol art for auction, Myanmar's Ms Universe bid

Oct 05, 2013 - 11:09 AM

Plus tattoo convention in Hong Kong animal penises and other aphrodisiacs and more

POP ART. Andy Warhol's 'Campbell's Chicken with Rice Soup' stands at a press preview. Photos: AFP

Filipino street art sparks interest abroad

Aug 31, 2013 - 3:20 PM

Two US based advocates of street art form a partnership for its steadfast promotion

Wall art like this work by Brian Barrios is what Filipino Street Art Project hopes to bring to a wider public. Photos by Sofia Benares

Legal graffiti wall transforms city and art

Aug 03, 2013 - 6:34 PM

Is graffiti vandalism or art? A legal graffiti wall in Intramuros poses the question

CITY CANVAS. Both sides of the walls are fair game as urban canvases. All photos courtesy of Sofia Benares

Street art that goes beyond art

Dec 16, 2012 - 9:57 PM

Art along Edsa also aims not only to clean the air but to present facts and make people think

ART WITH A MESSAGE. While the paint used in this street art helps clean the air, the art itself aims to make people think — in this case, about the harmful effects of smoking. All photos courtesy of Boysen