Street art is any art developed in public spaces — that is, “in the streets” — though the term usually refers to unsanctioned art, as opposed to government sponsored initiatives. The term can include traditional graffiti artwork, stencil graffiti, sticker art, wheatpasting and street poster art, video projection, art intervention, guerrilla art, flash mobbing and street installations. Typically, the term street art or the more specific post-graffiti is used to distinguish contemporary public-space artwork from territorial graffiti, vandalism, and corporate art.
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It’s a tough sell when someone asks you about what business you’re in. I say, say it loud. Street Art is alive and well and on the verge of splashing into a gallery near you. Street Art is Legitimate. For the last 2 decades and from recent installations in major museums, Street Art has emerged as a new and flourishing genre. The ICA Museum in Boston had a 3 month long exortation of Sheppard Fairey. MOCA LA has given the reigns to renowned curator of all things street art Jeffrey Dietche. Legitimizing that which once thought as vandalism has created an industry that is honest, socially relevant, and fun. THe stuffiness that comes with the enjoyment of art has been shed and accessible, casual, powerful art is sweeping the scene. We have a shot to provide what they have in other big cities. If you think its worth the time give us a shout……
here are a few articles to read and digest. MIH y’all.