Keith Haring was best known for his graffiti-like painting, initially on the black paper used to cover discontinued billboard advertisements in the New York subway. After after a feverish 1980’s style career of surging popular success and grudging critical attention, Haring died of AIDS in 1991 at the age of 31.
An authoritative guide to the most significant artists, schools, and styles of street art and graffiti around the world
Painted murals first appeared in Latin America in the early 20th century; in the 1950s, spray-can graffiti associated with Latino gangs followed, notably the “cholo” graffiti of Los Angeles.
A modern version of an Impressionist painting by guerilla artist Banksy is expected to fetch up to $9 million at auction in the UK. The secretive British graffiti artist did his own spin on Claude Monet’s iconic footbridge at Giverny but added shopping trolleys and a witch’s hat dumped in
French artist Patrick Commecy is based in Eyzin-Pinet, France, but travels all over the country to paint walls. Using the facade of buildings as his canvas, he captures the history and culture of the place through his art. Commecy uses trompe-l’œil, a technique where realistic looking scenes are used to