PAINTING IN THE STREETS

PAINTING IN THE STREETS

Street art has a long history, with certain times and places like New York in the 80’s being famous hotbeds of urban art action…

Surprisingly my own hood, Kilbirnie, Wellington, New Zealand has a thriving street art scene. Unlike the old school street art, a big difference here is that this is not rushed illegal tagging, bombing, or graffiti. It’s actually commissioned art work paid for by the city council.

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Here the artist turns up with a car full of paint, and spends days carefully painting it. Typically the art work is pretty big – up to about 5m x 3m (15 foot x 9 foot) in size.

Often it does have an old school hip hop style, and you could imagine it was knocked out by a crew from New York in the 80’s, but some of it is quite different.

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Here are a few of my other favourite local artworks:

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The regular graffiti is just not as professional looking

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I also like to paint things, but my own art is just painted on little canvases, and they are strictly for indoor use, like delicate pedigree cats.

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I took the photos, but apart from this last painting of a pink dog none of the art is by me


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PAINTING IN THE STREETS