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Street art: contemporary art series

The often forgotten roots of the contemporary street art movement lie in Chicano art murals and the graffiti scene. Though man has always drawn onto walls in the interests of making his surroundings more attractive, the Chicano and graffiti movements added a spirit of artistry, independence, and defiance to it, often featuring social and political […]

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Four of the most famous Street Artists

Street art is a label which has been applied to everything from public art happenings, to guerilla sculpture and yarn bombing, but there is little doubt it is most closely associated with the work of mural and graffiti artists. Utilising walls around urban spaces as their canvas, many graffiti artists progressed from decorative, complex, and […]

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Street art history part 2

Graffiti struggled for years to find acceptance as art, precisely because it came from the streets and the working classes. Emerging with with the artistic expression and social commentary in hiphop, it was far removed from the art gallery. Unlike most modern street art it rarely had permission to be painted and was often seen […]

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Street art history; graffiti and protest

Art styles and influences often overlap as one set of creativity feeds into another and artists develop their styles and ideas over time. Through the last few decades that continuous process has seen movements like pop art, graffiti, and protest murals feeding into creating modern street art. And this itself already feeds into new evolutions […]

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2021: NFTs, protests, and art sales

2020 was a strange year for every sector, and coronavirus lockdowns and disruption affected art news and events as well. As art galleries, auctions, and shops closed doors ceasing sales, news focused around street art and protests against certain public artworks. New pieces by street artists Banksy and The Rebel Bear appeared in the UK, […]

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