October 20, 2010
For years graffiti was considered to be a blot on an urban landscape, the blight of neighbourhoods trying to preserve a squeaky clean image of a town and the bane of councillors’ lives. In recent years graffiti has lost many of its negative connotations, has reinvented itself and emerged as one of the hottest new forms of art in 2010. The curse of graffiti has given way to a surge in street art and the world of art is embracing it with respect, vigour and passion.
So intense is the renewed enthusiasm towards street art, that prestigious art galleries across the globe are showcasing the best international street artists. Façonnable takes a look at the best of this fashionably revered new artistic talent.