For those of you who go GAGA for Street Art…boy will you he(ART) our latest recommendation. It’s pretty evident that one of our main focuses with this blog, is to show you all things art from around the world.
Now there are people that might think graffiti is a form of vandalization… because let’s face it, they are defacing property. So some would consider this one of the “lowest forms of art”. We here at CultureHe(ART)s say to those people SHOW YOUR FACES & STATE YOUR CASES!!!! Warhol’s paintings were once deemed “insignificant” and “ugly” (although we are MAJOR fans and do not see why) and NOW look. A piece by Andy can reach sky high price$$. Such is the case with Mr. van Gogh as well. But like we stated in a the previous article “A Bone to Pick with Mr. Hirst; My Spiel”, art should be done for the sake of art – and I think graffiti artists have taken this idea and run with it. The street is their canvas.
There is not one city in the world that you can walk down, without seeing some mural, wheat paste, or tag. For example, walking the streets of Soho in London we came across this uber fabulous graffiti image of the one and only Queen (and boy does she look splendid). There have been efforts made by some cities like Toronto where public figures such as their former Mayor Rob Ford wanted to obliterate the genre. It did not and has not gone down so smoothly.
These efforts have only strengthened artists and furthered their cause. Since we cannot be EVERYWHERE snapping pics of Urban Art…check out this website with Street Art from around the world – Street Art Utopia – ya dig?
Peace Out, K.