May 272014
 

East London on a quiet and sunny Sunday afternoon is a great time to have a look at graffiti art. Here’s a sampling of that two hour ramble.

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Graffiti art is mainstream, and it’s been around since ancient Greek and Roman times. There’s a big difference today between graffiti and graffiti art.  A graffiti artist isn’t someone with a spray can and a name tag.

The politics behind graffiti art sits on shifting sands.  When Banksy, a well-known Bristol UK graffiti artist’s pieces are removed from their original site and sold for upward of a million dollars US, it’s not surprising that the quality of street art improves.  It has created it’s own economy.

Take a graffiti art tour in London with www.londongraffititours.com and check out the sites below for more information:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/banksy-blasts-art-exhibition-sale-3452199

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graffiti