Monday, July 2, 2012

Street Art #1


"The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls"
 

-        Paul Simon, Sounds of Silence

Street art does not consist only of the stencil works of Banksy or the 3D chalk art of Julian Beever, although their works are some of the best known.

Street art can make you think, make you scratch your head, cause you to raise a smile, look at something in a different way, promote discussion.  Often there more honesty and truth in a message painted on a wall than in a painting hanging in a gallery with a hefty price tag that seeks to comment on the human condition.

Here are some examples of street art worthy of a second look . .














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