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  • The Birth of Contemporary Street Art Popularized in New York City, late 1970’s
  • Origins Political Propaganda Vandalism triggered a sense of rebellion A powerful way to express ideas. The street being the canvas of the art. Art became for the people rather than something exclusively shown in galleries A street poster from the May 1968 protests in Paris. It reads "the struggle continues."
  • Kyselak is considered the grandfather of modern graffiti and street art. Left, an unknown artist’s interpretation of Lyselak and right, an actual "tag" by Kyselak in Austria 1799- 1831 Introduction to a sense of anonymity in art
  • Notable Artists of the 1980’s • Keith Haring (May 1958 – February 16 1990) – First artist to bring more than just graffiti to the streets. • Jean-Michel Basquiat (December 22 1960 - August 12 1988) – More quote based, wanted to get the average man thinking. “Crack Is Wack” Keith Haring 1986
  • Jean Michel Basquiat began the iconic “SAMO” tag in downtown NYC 1977-1980 *some artists still use the SAMO tag a a tribute to Basquiat
  • Contemporary Street Artists • Invader • JR • Blu • Banksy • Shepard Fairey (Obey Movement) • Zed1 • Morley • Herakut • Hot Tea • Poster Boy
  • Invader • Based in Paris • Possibly influenced by earlier mosaic work of the Early Medieval Churches • Inspired by 1978 arcade game “Space Invaders” • Started in 1998 Spotted In Amsterdam
  • Hot Tea • Work spotted since 2009 • Works with yarn • Experiments with public space HotTea California, February 2013
  • HotTea – Rituals (Video) Williamsburg Bridge, Brooklyn NYC Experiments with space Art for the people
  • Shepard Fairey • Began as a graphic designer • “Andre The Giant Has a Posse” sticker movement of 1989 put him on the map as “OBEY GIANT” OBEY GIANT Stencil Spotted in Athens
  • • Became well known for the 2008 US Presidential Election stencil of Barack Obama • Perhaps connects back to the use of street art as political propaganda – Also, Idolizing a contemporary figure which can be compared to earlier portraits of the renaissance (classic triangular composition)
  • Shepard Fairey Ataturk 2008 100 pieces printed
  • Comparison “Women Are Heros” JR Rio de Janeiro August 2008 Bust of Roman Emperor Galba 1st Century BCE
  • • Realism • Individualism • Emphasis on Emotion and Character • The Emperor vs. The Average Woman
  • Citations • “Haring” by Alexandra Kolossa published by Taschen books • “Street Art”, n.d. Web. 6 Oct 2013 • Ward, Ossian “How Graffiti Became Art” Time Out. Np., 26 Jan 2008. Web. 6 Oct 2013 • “The History of Modern Street Art and Graffiti Continued” WEURBANARTIST. Web. 5 Oct 2013 of-modern-street-art-and-graffiti-continued/