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Banksy and the Value of Street Art By Andy L Wilson A lot of art critics and government officials would argue that so called street art is nothing more than just glorified graffiti at best and acts of vandalism at worst. It is not uncommon for even the most famous pieces of street art to be painted over by council contractors or the owners of the buildings on which they were painted. Even so this street art has risen in popularity and the public consciousness greatly in recent years and this is greatly, although not solely, due to the elusive guerrilla artist known as Banksy. I'm sure you will have seen copies of his work printed countless times on canvases and t shirts and maybe if you have been lucky you will have seen some of his original work while it survived.

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Even though Banksy himself doesn't use copies of his work for commercial purposes (he even gives away free copies of his prints in the "shop" section of his website) original pieces are being sold for vast sums of money. For example online bidding for a wall that Banksy had painted on in January 2008 closed with a final price of £208,100, after 69 bids. Even though the owner of the wall had estimated that to remove the piece it would cost an extra £5,000, which was to be paid by the buyer.

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Banksy's work is also popular with a number of celebrities, for example at a show he staged in Los Angeles Angelina Jolie was reported to have spent £200,000 on some of his work. Christina Aguilera also bought three works at Banksy's Soho gallery in April 2006 for £25,000. More recently a piece of Banksy's work that Kate Moss has bought for £80,000 was stolen from her home.

It seems that no matter what the critics and government think of street art it is for the moment big business for Banksy, his fellow street artists and the people who sell it for them although even more than this Banksy's work and his liberal view on copyright has allowed hundreds of small businesses to develop and begin to flourish selling everything from Banksy prints to Banksy bags to Banksy t-shirts and these I think are the real winners. My name is Andy Wilson and I am the owner of Tribal T-Shirts, a t-shirt website. We specialise in Banksy T Shirts, Northern Soul t-shirts, reggae, political, indie and classic rock t-shirts.

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Abstract Fine Art Gallery - Corey Barksdale - Atlanta Georgia Artist

Abstract Fine Art Gallery - Corey Barksdale - Atlanta Georgia Artist

Abstract Fine Art Gallery - Corey Barksdale - Atlanta Georgia Artist

Learn Graffiti - its the new cool! By N Graffer It is only recently that graffiti and the street art scene have been viewed as something more than just an underground artistic movement. The image of the lone writer has been transformed from a deviant character to someone who should be showcased and promoted for his or her talents. With the emergence of street art collectives such as Cable Street, Scrawl Collective and Monorex, a niche has opened in the market for popular graffiti. Almost every night in London, a gallery space or bar is exhibiting the work of an individual graffiti artist.

From the world-famous to the new and upcoming, it has never been easier to promote your talents as an artist. Take Secret Wars, for example, one of the many creations sprung from the London-based company, Monorex. It is a dedicated street art event hosted in Shoreditch, east London, and is designed to showcase the art of approximately 16 artists from around the country, through the medium of a battle.

Following in the path of previous battle events such as Jump Off and Throwdown (which are solely about beat boxing, rapping and break dancing), Secret Wars has stretched the concept of street art even further by using the event to broaden interest in graffiti and character art. Designed like an FA Cup knockout competition, every event sees two artists chucked out of the tournament. The night has had such amazing feedback that almost double the number of artists have requested to be involved in series 2 in late 2007.

Even a European tour is in the pipeline. Although numerous attractive prizes are on offer, it is without a doubt the coveted title of Secret Wars champion that spurs the artists on and draws the crowds each month. Even without events like Secret Wars to boost its popularity, graffiti is making a name for itself with popular brand companies seeking the services of art collectives like Monorex to help promote their latest products. If companies want to target a younger crowd, the successful marketing and branding of a product is key. Graffiti and everything associated with it, from the music to the fashion, is the new cool.

The once vilified vandals now have fan bases the size of a pop star's. People in all four corners of the earth have heard of the likes of Banksy and D*face. Magazines are quick to pick up on the next big thing, and often request interviews with upcoming art collectives or selected artists. Vinyl toy designers celebrate the talent of graffiti and often produce limited-edition toy designs by the next big name in graff. With graffiti becoming ever more popular, some people believe that its eventual demise is inevitable.

However, if the artists stay true to what graffiti is about then it can undoubtedly still prosper on an underground level even when the big brands move on to the next latest craze. Graffiti is really about the art and that's how it will always be appreciated, no matter how popular it gets. Graffiti Masterclass is a new site dedicated to teaching and promoting the art of graffiti. If you wish to learn graffiti with the professionals you can sign up for our free graffiti lessons or subscribe to watch our online videos. Just visit [http://www.graffitimasterclass.com] for more details.

Learn Graffiti - its the new cool! By N Graffer It is only recently that graffiti and the street art scene have been viewed as something more than just an underground artistic movement. The image of the lone writer has been transformed from a deviant character to someone who should be showcased and promoted for his or her talents. With the emergence of street art collectives such as Cable Street, Scrawl Collective and Monorex, a niche has opened in the market for popular graffiti. Almost every night in London, a gallery space or bar is exhibiting the work of an individual graffiti artist. From the world-famous to the new and upcoming, it has never been easier to promote your talents as an artist.

Take Secret Wars, for example, one of the many creations sprung from the London-based company, Monorex. It is a dedicated street art event hosted in Shoreditch, east London, and is designed to showcase the art of approximately 16 artists from around the country, through the medium of a battle. Following in the path of previous battle events such as Jump Off and Throwdown (which are solely about beat boxing, rapping and break dancing), Secret Wars has stretched the concept of street art even further by using the event to broaden interest in graffiti and character art. Designed like an FA Cup knockout competition, every event sees two artists chucked out of the tournament.

The night has had such amazing feedback that almost double the number of artists have requested to be involved in series 2 in late 2007. Even a European tour is in the pipeline. Although numerous attractive prizes are on offer, it is without a doubt the coveted title of Secret Wars champion that spurs the artists on and draws the crowds each month. Even without events like Secret Wars to boost its popularity, graffiti is making a name for itself with popular brand companies seeking the services of art collectives like Monorex to help promote their latest products. If companies want to target a younger crowd, the successful marketing and branding of a product is key. Graffiti and everything associated with it, from the music to the fashion, is the new cool. The once vilified vandals now have fan bases the size of a pop star's.

People in all four corners of the earth have heard of the likes of Banksy and D*face. Magazines are quick to pick up on the next big thing, and often request interviews with upcoming art collectives or selected artists. Vinyl toy designers celebrate the talent of graffiti and often produce limited-edition toy designs by the next big name in graff. With graffiti becoming ever more popular, some people believe that its eventual demise is inevitable. However, if the artists stay true to what graffiti is about then it can undoubtedly still prosper on an underground level even when the big brands move on to the next latest craze.

Graffiti is really about the art and that's how it will always be appreciated, no matter how popular it gets. Graffiti Masterclass is a new site dedicated to teaching and promoting the art of graffiti. If you wish to learn graffiti with the professionals you can sign up for our free graffiti lessons or subscribe to watch our online videos. Just visit [http://www.graffitimasterclass.com] for more details.

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Modern Day Graffiti Artists and the Law By Mischa Weston-Green There are thousands of graffiti artists throughout the UK who continue to deface public property and surfaces each year. The on-going debate whether this is art or a crime is yet to be solved, encouraging more and more young artists to break into the graffiti world.

Whilst many graffiti artists are caught by the police and issued with a warning/criminal record, there is one man who is the inspiration to many - Banksy. This elusive man has managed to conceal his identity in his many years of spraying surfaces across the world with his art. His success as a graffiti artist is largely down to his mystery as well as his unique approach to art. Whilst the globe is divided in half into those who admire him and those who despise him, he has truly created a name for himself. Banksy recently released a film 'Exit Through the Gift Shop' featuring a shop keeper turned amateur film maker who attempts to capture Banksy himself, only to have Banksy turn the camcorder back on its owner himself. Whilst street art is an ever developing movement many forget that these street artists are committing an illegal offence.

This is because no matter what they create on a public surface, they have not sought the permission to do so. The graffiti that is plastered across surfaces and walls all over the globe costs governments and authorities millions of pounds. Commercial cleaners are brought in to complete the anti graffiti removal using specialist equipment such as anti graffiti paint. Graffiti is a costly and time consuming problem but with a divided country and no way of monitoring artists 24/7, the UK is constantly sprayed with fresh graffiti every day. Idols like Banksy are part of this problem, encouraging young and easy influenced artists to follow in their footsteps. A recent example of this poor example of a role model is Banksy paying £6,500 in bail each for Russian graffiti artists Voina who had been jailed for overturning police cars.

There are many schemes that are anti graffiti who aim to crack down on the ever evolving problem. Local authorities set up graffiti and general litter schemes, spending money on educating and preventing future graffiti. These schemes also highlight other issues such as chewing gum stuck to the streets which requires experts in chewing gum removal to remove it safely and effectively. Community Clean are specialists in anti graffiti removal. We use a range of hi-tech equipment to both clean and protect surfaces. Our anti graffiti paint will help maintain graffiti-free surfaces for years to come!

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Graffiti Supplies - The Street Artist's Handbook By Wayne Beachem The art of graffiti writing is alive and well. It is a practice that spans throughout societies, cultures, communities, and peoples of all kinds and generations.

The motivations people have for tagging vary. For some, it can be an effective way to communicate a message of a political or social nature. For others, it is simply a means of expression -- a way to announce their presence to the world. Whatever the case may be, graffiti writing remains a common phenomenon all over the world. Rebellious youths continue to illegally tag walls and public spaces in their communities while professional graffiti artists create grand works of art for the enjoyment and consideration of the public. There are all kinds of graffiti supplies out there on the market that taggers at all levels use to create their art. In addition, there are many taggers out there taking a DIY approach and creating their own tools of the trade as graffiti culture evolves.

The main graffiti supplies taggers are using these days will be outlined below along with pricing and usage tips. Spray Paint: What to consider before shopping for spray paint The heart and soul of every tagger's collection of supplies is their spray paint; it only takes one cheap can of paint to go out and start tagging. Of course, there are tons of options out there and it is best to think about a few key factors before deciding on what kind of paint to buy. First, what is the level of the tagger? For people just starting out, it is probably best to stick with inexpensive spray paint for the beginning, learning stages of graffiti. Second, for what kind of project is the spray paint being used?

Tagging on brick walls and cement streets is one thing, but if the goal is to paint a specific personal object such as canvas or an automobile, higher quality paint will work best. Primer and sand paper are other investments to consider in that case, as using them along the way will make for a better finished product. There are also different can tips or caps to be used on cans available to achieve different effects such as an extra wide or skinny spray. Caps are typically cheap; three for a dollar or a 25-pack for around $7.00. Compare and Contrast: The different spray paint options on the market Quality and price of spray paint for graffiti varies. Fortunately, it is pretty easy for anyone to get started, as there is inexpensive spray paint out there that will get the job done.

From beginners to professionals, spray paint of varying price and quality can be found in most cities. On the low end, a can of spray paint can go for as little as $0.99. Stores such as Walmart and KMart carry these cheapest options, which can range from $0.99 to $1.50, depending on geographic location. Such low budget options are a great way to get started without paying much money. As for mid-range options, the tried and true brand of spray paint called Krylon is perfectly acceptable and is actually used regularly by many taggers. It is still quite inexpensive, ranging from $2.45 to $3.15 per can, and can be found in the hardware sections of big department stores such as Walmart and Target. Krylon is sold in many different colors and styles (translucent, flat, glossy, metallic).

The paint goes on thick with great coverage, and is a solid option for taggers. On the high end, high quality spray paint such as Valspar or Rustoleum can be found in caged areas at hardware stores such as Lowe's or Home Depot, respectively. However, it is recommended to only invest in these for personal home projects. Serious graffiti artists can shop online for the best tagging spray paint on the market. Brands such as Molotow and Belton carry spray paint in all different colors and shades with various tipped-cans to produce certain effects when painting. Their cans can cost up to $9.00 each, but will certainly perform well. With so many spray paint options of varying prices on the market, it is best for taggers to try out as many as they can to determine their weapon of choice. In the end, it comes down to personal preference; the most expensive option is not always the best one. Stencils: Taking graffiti art to the next level While spray paint covers a lot of ground (or wall) and is a lot of fun to use, it can only take graffiti artists so far.

When taggers want to take their graffiti art to the next level, they may turn to stencils to give them control and detail that is simply not possible with a lone can of spray paint. Stencils can technically be made out of any kind of paper material, so taggers' techniques for creating them differ. Regardless of the material used in creating stencils, a quality Xacto knife is needed to cleanly cut out designs and shapes. Xacto knives can be found at any hardware store or even CVS or Rite Aid for around $3.00. On the low and inexpensive (read: free) end, cardboard can be used for stencil creation. Cardboard stencils are useful for testing out designs that are relatively simply to draw and cut out. However, serious graffiti artists may use wax paper designed specifically for stencil creation.

Graffiti wax paper, which is transluscent, holds up well after multiple uses and can be cut through easily enough. It is also thin enough for printing; this is key for taggers who wish to create their stencil designs using a computer program such as Photoshop and then print them out. Wax graffiti paper might be found at a paper store, but can definitely be found online at websites of graffiti supply stores. They are usually sold in bulk, for example: three sheets of 9" by 12" paper for $7.50 or six sheets for $11.50. Markers: Filling in the blanks with ink and paint based graffiti markers Markers go along with stencils as additional tools most graffiti artists have in their supply kit besides spray paint.

There is a huge selection of graffiti markers on the market. Some are ink-based while others are paint-based. Like spray paint, it is better to try out different kinds and go with what is most comfortable and successful for the project at hand. Like stencils, it is possible to take a DIY approach and actually create homemade markers. Some graffiti artists like to create their own materials; it allows them creative freedom to experiment with colors and marker types while keeping costs down. In-depth instructions and recipes can be found online. Graffiti markers on the market vary in price, and can range from $5.00 to $9.00. Some are ink based, which means they can be refilled with ink and reused. Others are paint based.

Markers of all kinds can be found at graffiti product websites such as http://www.bombingscience.com, which carries every competitive brand such as Molotow, Grog, Do'Em Dirty, and others. Spray paint, stencils, and markers -- oh my! While fancy stencils and markers will help new taggers create more dynamic visuals, it will not give them inspiration or ability It is important to remember that graffiti is an art. All the expensive materials and know-how in the world are no good without time, dedication, hard work, and at least a little bit of talent. The best graffiti artists have always been able to do a lot with a little.

They are the ones who take the tools they have and use them in unique and challenging ways the world has not yet seen. They all had to start somewhere, though -- and it all starts with a can of paint. Many artists get overwhelmed when heading in to the world of graffiti and street art. Tons of experienced artists and up-and-comers have found help at the Stencilrevolution.com forums. They literally have tutorials from a community over 10 years old.

How to Sell Abstract Art for a Living By Alejandro Reyes Expert Author Alejandro Reyes Can I Sell My Artwork? Is art more than a hobby or a part-time profession for you? Do you wonder if you could turn your love of art into a full-time art career? Is it even possible? It is! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than half of all artists are self-employed, and earning income from selling their artwork.

Making art for a living can be extremely rewarding but may not be for every artist. In addition to knowing how to create beautiful artwork, you need to know how to assess your work, how much to charge, who to sell it to - and how to market yourself. Selling art for income is like any other business - you need to have some general knowledge of marketing and business administration to become successful. You might be the next Monet but if you don't know how to get your artwork in front of potential buyers, you won't succeed as a professional artist. For an artist, there is nothing more rewarding than making your art and sharing those creations with the world - except maybe, also earning a living from doing what you love! What Kind of Artist Are You?

Do you create traditional pieces of art? Are you an abstract artist, or want to get into selling abstract art? Abstract art is color and form and lines and shapes used in a non-representational manner. Modern painting and sculpture that depart from the idea of art as an imitation of nature are considered abstract. The painting or sculpture might have started out looking like something easily identifiable; but due to distortions and alterations, it is not anymore. Contrary to those who exclaim "My five-year-old could do that!", abstract art is not easy to create. In fact, Kandinsky claimed that, "Of all the arts, abstract painting is the most difficult."

The subject of abstract paintings are the colors, lines, and shapes; not something generally recognizable. According to World Encyclopedia, "There are two main types of non-objective art: expressionist, which is fundamentally emotional, spontaneous and personal; and geometrical, which works from the premise that geometry is the only discipline precise and universal enough to express our intellectual and emotional longings." Wassily Kandinsky, often credited with the invention of the abstract art movement, said "Abstraction allows man to see with his mind what he cannot physically see with his eyes... Abstract art enables the artist to perceive beyond the tangible, to extract the infinite out of the finite. It is the emancipation of the mind. It is an explosion into unknown areas." If you see yourself (and your art) in these descriptions, and abstract art is already a hobby or a passion, you may want to try making art for a living. Make a Living Selling Art Do you have acrylic, oil, or watercolor paintings, abstract artwork, or other contemporary art, that you would like to sell?

Once you have a body of work, you will need to figure out how to sell abstract art. To increase your chances of selling your abstract art, you will need to show it to the largest number of people possible. One way to get started selling abstract art or other artwork is through a website. You can set up a website inexpensively and showcase your work. The hard part is learning how to get your website in front of potential buyers.

You may want to start by visiting websites that exist solely for the purpose of helping you sell your art. A few sites that both amateur and professional artists use are Yessy.com, MyArtSpace.com, and Etsy.com. Also, you should check out the local art scene. Sign up for art shows and exhibitions. Include your own website URL on your business cards and flyers (yes, you need business cards as a professional artist!) Think about bringing your pieces to local galleries for display and exposure. Networking is crucial for artists looking to sell their artwork just as it is for any other self employed business owner. Getting to know people in the field is just as important as getting the word out about your art. To learn more about making and selling abstract art for a living, visit the Original Abstract Art website at: http://www.originalabstractart.org. Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Alejandro_Reyes

How Do I Understand Abstract Art By Robert Kernodle Expert Author Robert Kernodle Why Abstract Art? Producing abstract art is not an intent to produce conceptual understanding. In fact, I believe that any visual art that first asks for conceptual understanding has failed. The desire to understand is a mental need. On the other hand, abstract art deals more with pure perceptions that exist prior to such a mental need. Visual art appeals first to senses, not to sentience. It appeals to eyes, not to points of view. Instead of trying to force conceptual meanings in visual art, simply experience the colors, shapes, textures, and relationships, as they exist. Do you like these? If you do, then you "understand".

This pure sensory understanding is sufficient. If you also find personal, symbolic content or familiar formal meanings, then you have found bonuses, but these are secondary to the primary effects, like children playing with shapes of animals in clouds of an already-beautiful day. All Art Is Realism Or all art is abstract, since no artwork captures the infinite depth of the reality that it might represent. In a written work, to use an analogy, an "abstract" is a summary of the whole composition - it distills important elements into a containment that you can grasp in a convenient measure of time. Any artwork distills important elements too, always leaving out details that exist in the reality that inspires it. Even the most realistic painting leaves out something. For example, a landscape painting leaves out cellular anatomy, molecular composition, atomic and sub-atomic structure. Consequently, there is no such thing as art devoid of abstraction. Popular Conceptions

One popular conception characterizes abstract art as vague, hard to understand, and created for the purpose of expressing undefined, pent-up emotions in need of releasing. This conception in no way encompasses my own practice and view of abstract art. Instead, from my experience, abstract art allows pure sensory engagement, both for the artist and for the viewer. The artist engages with contrasts, colors, curves, areas, and relationships between shapes, material textures, and other visual harmonies. The artist's aim is to produce compositions that capture peaks of these primal qualities of human awareness. The viewer then observes these primal peaks, feels them, enjoys them, and appreciates them.

Contextual meaning is not necessary. Intentional emotional representation is not necessary. The artwork does not have to be about anything other than colors, shapes, and their appeals to our raw senses. Similarly, a person does not need to understand chocolate to like it. Instead, a person tastes it, and simply likes it or dislikes it. Foundations Of Reality Abstract art deals with the most basic, real components (or tastes) of human sensory experience. In this respect, it is the most basic realistic art form. It deals with the most basic foundation upon which all formal representation rests. Robert G. Kernodle is a visual artist, thinker, and writer, with broad interests that range from math and science to health, dance, and human performance. His online art gallery is at http://robert-kernodle.fineartamerica.com. Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Robert_Kernodle Did you find this article helpful? 3 0

Why Abstract Art Is So Popular By Juliette Traversen Expert Author Juliette Traversen Abstract art is a great style in which artists who are seeking to explore or take their art in a new direction may enjoy. Abstract art allows for unlimited and unstructured freedom, that being said some find this style and state of mind easy to achieve while others may find it daunting or too open ended. Do abstract paintings sell well?

The truth is that they do sell well and they are a very popular type of art in contemporary culture today. Why is abstract art so popular anyway? Abstract art is popular for many reasons a few being, it is perceived to be popular, meaning that because people believe it is popular, abstract art has actually risen in popularity. The second reason is that it is very open to interpretation which makes it excellent art for placing in a public office or other space where many people will see it because it is hard to be offended by something abstract.

And lastly it is very easy to decorate with because it can often be used in many different spaces and situations without clashing with the owner of the space or their other pre-existing decorations and furniture. This is simply not the case with almost all other styles of art because unlike works done in more traditional styles, abstract paintings are not limited by any particular form or function and thus have a wider range of interpretation and influence on the area where they are placed.

Abstract paintings come in as many forms as they do colors; some are created with carefully placed brush strokes which then depict strange and interesting forms and lines, and still others are created by haphazard applications of paint to canvas. In both cases it is often possible to feel the intent and emotion of the artist who created the piece. But even if you only feel your own emotions when you see a piece of abstract art you are still experiencing the abstract painting as the artist intended. Abstract art is created and sent out into the world in hopes that people will see it, stop, and think. What you think about is entirely up to you, but as long as you feel something you are off to a great start!

The true beauty in abstract art is that you have no need to know anything about the piece except that it inspires you or moves you to feel a strong emotion. The background of the artist is not necessarily as important in this case as it would be for an older classical painting where you need to understand the time period in order to understand the art. All you need to be concerned with is where you will display the art! Do you like being allowed to sell art on the net? Artweb.net has several strategies which will help you to get your fine art online within a couple of hours and help you to be on your way to making a sale before you know it!