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Think street art can only be enjoyed in the street? Then think again! Our catalogue of street art wall paintings is filled with lively, aesthetic and engaging street art. We work with both the promising new generation of artists and established talents to bring a touch of humanity to your home through the best street art paintings.
Using stencils, spray cans, paint guns and stickers, street artists combine a variety of techniques depending on the medium in which their work will appear. The dimensions of the support vary from a few centimetres to a number of metres (fresco). The city and its complex architecture become the artist's playground!
Although it is difficult to identify the author of certain works of street art, some artists continue to sign their work and can be recognized by their style or the themes addressed in their artwork (eg. Monsieur le Chat, Banksy, Jean-Michel Basquiat).
Street art is a generic term encompassing all art produced in urban spaces, primarily manifested in tags and graffiti. A movement emerging in the 20th century, this type of art has a complex history and is set in the public domain, thus desacralizing the status of the artwork and museum spaces. Street art first appeared in New York in the 70s and 80s, alongside rap, hip hop and punk.
A truly urban popular culture, the first taggers began writing their name or alias in large letters on the walls of underprivileged neighbourhoods and metro carriages, drawing attention to their presence to passers-by. From the simple signature of a gang name to provocative and political messages, street art paintings gradually became their own illustrative art inspired by contemporary media culture (eg. Speedy Graphito). The legal status of these productions, which are still subject to discussion, constantly calls into question the legal status of street art as a genre.