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Reclaim the Streets ( RTS ) is a collective with a shared ideal of community ownership of public spaces . Participants characterize the collective as a resistance movement opposed to the dominance of corporate forces in globalization , and to the car as the dominant mode of transport . [ edit ] Protests Reclaim the Streets often stage non-violent direct action street reclaiming events such as the 'invasion' of a major road , highway or freeway to stage a party. While this may obstruct the regular users of these spaces such as car drivers and public bus riders, the philosophy of RTS is that it is vehicle traffic, not pedestrians, who are causing the obstruction, and that by occupying the road they are in fact opening up public space. The events are usually spectacular and colourful, with sand pits for children to play in, free food and music, however they have been known to degenerate into riots and violence. [ 1 ] A Temporary Autonomous Zone sometimes results.
Now, with auction houses aflutter at the prospect of bagging a work by the elusive Bristolian, and Brad Pitt among those eagerly queuing to pay tens of thousands of pounds for a piece, even the most entrenched critics are being forced to re-evaluate their position on the subject of that formerly dirty word. Late last year a grainy photo of a crouched figure in front of a wall filled news pages and news channels alike, below the headline: "Is This Banksy?" Such is the hype surrounding the shadow that creeps in the night, that Banksy – in his absence – has been crowned the Daddy of anti-Establishment street art. Yet, if Banksy is indeed the Daddy of politically-conscious graffiti, let me introduce the Godfather, Blek Le Rat. The 56-year-old Frenchman was stencilling city walls while Banksy was getting to grips with crayons.
Xavier Prou (Blek le Rat) at the gallery opening and book signing at the 941 Geary Gallery, San Francisco Blek le Rat, born Xavier Prou [ 1 ] in Boulogne-Billancourt , Paris in 1952, [ 2 ] was one of the first graffiti artists in Paris, and has been described as the “Father of Stencil Graffiti”. [ 3 ] [ edit ] Early career and influence The iconic stencils of rats by Blek le Rat "Ballerina" by Blek le Rat at the 941 Geary Gallery, San Francisco
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For 16 days straight, from dawn to dusk, five highly determined Montreal-based artists (who make up the artist run collective A'shop ) worked on a graffiti mural of a Mother Nature-esque Madonna or a modern-day version of "Our Lady of Grace." Inspired by Czech Art Nouveau painter Alphonse Mucha, the crew created this breathtakingly beautiful five story mural using 500 cans of spray paint in over 50 different colors. “We been doing graffiti for a long time but this is our first large project involving the whole team,” Fluke of A'shop told The Montreal Gazette .
Le street-art, ou art urbain, est un mouvement artistique contemporain. Il s’agit de toutes formes d’art réalisé dans la rue ou dans des endroits publiques et englobe diverses méthodes telles que le graffiti, le graffiti au pochoir, les stickers, les posters, la projection vidéo, les installations de lumière, la céramique, etc. Le street-art parsème l’univers visuel des grandes cités.
Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. L' art urbain , ou « street art [ 1 ] », est un mouvement artistique contemporain. Il regroupe toutes les formes d’art réalisées dans la rue, ou dans des endroits publics, et englobe diverses techniques telles que le graffiti , le pochoir , la mosaïque , les stickers , l'affichage voire le yarn bombing ou les installations. C'est principalement un art éphémère vu par un très grand public.
Barbouillée de figures pop, un monument aux morts bulgare de la Seconde Guerre mondiale pose la question de la frontière entre réappropriation artistique de la ville et insulte à la mémoire. Le street-art a-t-il une éthique ? Les street-artistes doivent-ils s’imposer des limites quant aux lieux qu’ils détournent ? La question est d’actualité : la semaine dernière, les soldats de bronze du monument à l’Armée Soviétique de Sofia (Bulgarie) se sont réveillés barbouillé.
Looking for street arts? then have a look at these best selected street artists of the year. With one of the most authoritative resource… for 2011. Street art is an awesome way to represent anything which can be a type of visual art, many artists today have a keen interest in street art as it’s the most profound and it can be used to serve many purposes. Like in Wikipedia street art is usually refers to unsanctioned art, as opposed to government sponsored initiative. Anyways I love what has been done to the streets and it looks amazing in every sense.
Sociopolitical street art mural painting by SKORE183 - Bu¥ €uro Bond$ in Munich Germany Street art by WATTTS in Paris Painting in the Global Tradition by Ces53 , a Dutch street artist Lock On street art (stencil and chained sculpture) by Danish artist Tejn Street art is art , specifically visual art , developed in public spaces — that is, "in the streets " — though the term usually refers to unsanctioned art, as opposed to government sponsored initiatives. The term can include traditional graffiti artwork, sculpture , stencil graffiti , sticker art , wheatpasting and street poster art , video projection, art intervention , guerrilla art, and street installations .