Legends of Street Art
Urban guerilla artists, with roots in the street, create art for the people by the people in unconventional mediums that include stickers, spray paint, stencils and posters (wheat paste).
Graffiti once considered an annoyance at best by those who don’t understand it, is now highly sought after mainstream art commanding high prices.
Graffiti | Guerrilla Art | Street Art is typically an unauthorized, creative art piece displayed in a public space to create awareness, make a statement, jolt, mock or evoke whatever sentiment the artist wishes to provoke.
Stenciled images, pasted up stickers and posters, big letters made with spray cans, that’s the stuff we’re talking about.
Street Beat presents a list of legendary artists of street art style.
ATOME -Australian writer attributes the advantages of developing his writing style beyond the influence of the graffiti artists in the NYC scene.
English artist born in London known for his alphabet lettering and a variety of lettering styles. Founded a screen printing company Pictures On Walls (POW) with Banksy.
One of Eine’s pieces was presented to Obama as a gift from Britain’s Prime Minister.
Originator of stencil art in Paris featuring rats. Banksy claims to be inspired by 3D but the rat themes are similar. Influenced by NYC graffiti after a visit in 1971.
In 2006 began a series to call attention to the plight of the homeless.
Describes her art as “grafitta.” She grew up in Sweden, later moved to Sweden where she began to paint graffiti (grafitta).
Moved to NYC in the 90’s where she painted with different crews for record companies. Today, back in Sweden, her works often include vibrant arrays of endless circles with inspiration drawn from the body.