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strappo

strappo  n.— «The Italian-based technique known as strappo involved covering the painting first with resin, then a spray glue, followed by fabric and electrical tape, Mallios said. Then a jackhammer was used to pound the face of the mural...

alpha kitty

alpha kitty  n.— «I’m an Alpha Kitty: brave, intuitive, fierce, passionate and…well, yes, weird.…We love fashion—but Alpha Kitties don’t wear muzzles. (Not even when they’re made of diamonds—that’s so 20th century, dahling.)...

man-tique

man-tique  n.— «I found Richard Wyvill’s oil painting “Electrical Cord” the most notable of all. Wyvill is known around the area for his nostalgic still lifes filled with boyhood toys, and trinkets from what we’d surmise to be roughly a...

back jump

back jump  n.— «One way of getting to tag trains was a method called doing a “back jump.” This when you hide near a station or lay up, wait til a train pulls in, then quickly do as much painting as you can before the train...

balayage

balayage n. a technique of painting highlights onto hair. Editorial Note: Often spelled balliage in English. Etymological Note: From the French balayage, meaning the act of “sweeping.” (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)