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Street art is visual art created in public locations, usually unsanctioned artwork executed outside of the context of traditional art venues The term gained popularity during the graffiti art boom of the early 1980s and continues to be applied to subsequent incarnations Stencil graffiti, wheatpasted poster art or sticker art, pop up art and street installation or sculpture are common forms of modern street art Video projection, yarn bombing and Lock On sculpture became popularized at the turn of the 21st century

The terms “urban art”, “guerrilla art”, “post-graffiti” and “neo-graffiti” are also sometimes used when referring to artwork created in these contexts Traditional spray-painted graffiti artwork itself is often included in this category, excluding territorial graffiti or pure vandalism
Artists who choose the streets as their gallery are often doing so from a preference to communicate directly with the public at large, free from perceived confines of the formal art world Street artists sometimes present socially relevant content infused with esthetic value, to attract attention to a cause or as a form of “art provocation”

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Street art is visual art created in public locations, usually unsanctioned artwork executed outside of the context of traditional art venues The term gained popularity during the graffiti art boom of the early 1980s and continues to be applied to subsequent incarnations Stencil graffiti, wheatpasted poster art or sticker art, and street installation or sculpture are common forms of modern street art Video projection, yarn bombing and Lock On sculpture became popularized at the turn of the 21st century

The terms “urban art”, “guerrilla art”, “independent public art”, “post-graffiti”, and “neo-graffiti” are also sometimes used when referring to artwork created in these contexts Traditional spray-painted graffiti artwork itself is often included in this category, excluding territorial graffiti or pure vandalism

Street art is often motivated by a preference on the part of the artist to communicate directly with the public at large, free from perceived confines of the formal art world Street artists sometimes present socially relevant content infused with esthetic value, to attract attention to a cause or as a form of “art provocation”

Street artists often travel between countries to spread their designs Some artists have gained cult-followings, media and art world attention, and have gone on to work commercially in the styles which made their work known on the streets

Street art is a form of artwork that is displayed in a community on its surrounding buildings, streets, and other publicly viewed surfaces Many pieces of street art come in the form of guerrilla art, which is a work that is composed to make a public statement about the society that the artist lives within The work of street artists has moved from the beginnings of graffiti and vandalism to modern day guerrilla art where the artists are working to get powerful messages across to the viewers

Street art can come in many forms as in recent years, the term has become an umbrella term for any work of art that is created or placed in a public area Included within this term, are certain works of graffiti that have been decidedly labeled as works of art rather than works of vandalism Due to the very subtle difference between street art and graffiti, it has come into debate for many whether certain works qualify as art or not While the difference between the two may be subtle, it is used as a differentiator for those who review and analyze the works everyday