Where to buy Street Art
The tendency to show only "sketches" that are worthwhile to be shown in public has a strong influence as mentioned already. In many cases sketchbooks contain no sketches, but more or less elaborate works detailed drawings or color studies. I made my own experience with this phenomenon when I worked on a series of sketches originally not intended for display,but as studies for a series of monotype prints on the urban landscape. During the project the sketchbook gained importance not only as indispensable basis for printmaking, but also as independent work. Whereas it was possible to develop variations of monotype prints, each with different expression, from the same sketch, the sketch itself retained its uniqueness and seemed to gain value with each print derived from it as irreplaceable source. Furthermore all memories of location, weather, encounters with people and emotions of the draughtsman seemed to be attached to these drawings and loaded them with inspiration.