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Brian Chidester

Brian Chidester is an art critic with the Village Voice and the author of Pop Surf Culture: Music, Design, Film and Fashion from the Bohemian Surf Era (Santa Monica Press). He lives in New York City.

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Did Banksy's New York City sojourn leave behind a renewed appreciation for off-the-wall art? Maybe. Maybe not. Read more

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Shepard Fairey, Banksy, and FAILE are just some of the artists bridging the gap between the establishment art world and the grittier creative forces of city streets. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture