All posts in graffiti

Sotheby’s accepting cryptocurrency for upcoming Banksy auction

It has been made abundantly clear that the digital realm is now intrinsically tied to the economies of the world. With the ever-valuable status of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies still aloft and the vastly growing interest in NFTs, the digital economy is also making firm ties to the world of art. So it comes as no […]

The transient graffiti of Montréal’s Tunnel de Rouen

As we begin to move into warmer, more outdoorsy months, so too does the artistic life of our cities shift gears. Outdoor performances, street musicians, and seasonal installations are all bound to return in full force soon enough. One of the most distinctive outdoors art practices has already come out of hibernation—graffiti. And no location […]

A Lesson in Street Art: how a movement morphed out of graffiti and into the art world (Part III)

Purpose of this lesson: Street art is a relatively new movement that is becoming more and more prolific in the art world. In this lesson, we will explore the history of graffiti, which is what street art is born out of, and then explore how street art has become what it is today. Looking at […]

A Lesson in Street Art: how a movement morphed out of graffiti and into the art world (Part II)

Purpose of this lesson: Street art is a relatively new movement that is becoming more and more prolific in the art world. In this lesson, we will explore the history of graffiti, which is what street art is born out of, and then explore how street art has become what it is today. Looking at […]

A Lesson in Street Art: how a movement morphed out of graffiti and into the art world (Part I)

Purpose of this lesson: Street art is a relatively new movement that is becoming more and more prolific in the art world. In this lesson, we will explore the history of graffiti, which is what street art is born out of, and then explore how street art has become what it is today. Looking at […]

‘Beyond the Streets’: graffiti, past and present

Graffiti has experienced a love hate relationship with the art world. What began as a way for people to express themselves or show their alliances has, in recent years, grown to be fairly accepted by the art world but it still isn’t universally appreciated. In the last few decades, graffiti has also played its fair […]

New database in Chicago aims to preserve street art

When a Banksy pops up on the side of a building overnight, there’s often a rush to protect the exposed graffiti art. Some small artworks end up with a wooden frame and Plexiglas cover while others, like Banksy’s Season’s Greetings require a bit more attention. However, not every mural or work of graffiti comes with […]