Graffiti has been celebrated since Jean-Michel Basquiat stormed onto the New York art scene. But street art is probably just now hitting its pinnacle of recognition as a true art form: MOCA’s recent Art in the Street exhibition and the Academy Award nomination of Banksy’s documentary, Exit Through the Gift Shop, are evidence of the mainstreaming and therefore soaring value of the graffiti artist’s work. I’m crazy about the vivid colors and mash-up of images in this emoting art form. What other class of art conveys anger, unrest, sexuality, socio-political posturing, joy, and humor or whimsy sometimes within a single canvas.
Well if you can’t afford a legit piece of quality tagging, (think $5000 or $10,000), I’ll bet, like me, you can afford a piece of tile. I stopped in my tracks the other day when I saw these fab tiles from Beaumont. The porcelain wall or floor tiles are photographs of real life street art. You can find them at my new fav tile store, Westside Tile & Stone!Share post