The Kickstarter Blog

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  1. Talking Shop: A Lifetime of Street Art

    Leon Reid IV came to the Kickstarter HQ to give a fascinating talk about his life as a public artist. He discussed his own artistic evolution, from his beginnings with cloak-and-dagger street art in Cincinnati, Brooklyn, and Berlin, to his work's later iterations, at first clandestine, and later endorsed by the art world. 

    Many of Reid's pieces focus on both interactivity and site specificity: they are large-scale installations that are unavoidable to people walking around them, and they invite reaction and response. Watch the video above for an overview of Leon's career making public art — and find out how a reflective vest and hard hat will let you get away with anything. 

  2. Krystal South on Value and Art

    As the internet works to make many facets of our culture more accessible, the art world is also evolving. It's exciting to see projects that explore the ways artists can directly reach their audiences. Launched by Portland-based artist and writer Krystal South in September of 2014, Exhibition Kickstarter was noteworthy for the way it brought artists and collectors together in a digital space, while simultaneously producing an IRL exhibition of internet-born goods. For Art and Photo month, we chatted with South about the problems with the old-school art world, her experience making the digital real, and—bonus!—got a few good tips for running a great project.

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