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.
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: