Graffiti art was used to be associated with hooligans and troublemakers. But gone are the days when this art form was shunned as mere vandalisms. Today, they’ve become a vibrant part of street scenes. Many artists use the medium to create and share their art. Travelers who find them in their wanderings will be amazed by the breathtaking quality of the artworks. Some of the cities that boast of amazing works include:
Berlin is an art lover’s haven. It also has many great graffiti created by artists not just from the country but also from around the world. The reconstructed Berlin Wall has served as a big canvas for artists. Imagine a long stretch of wall teeming with diverse and splendid artworks. It is certainly worth a side trip if you ever come to Berlin.
Street art thrives in London. In fact, there are so many graffiti artworks from well-known and anonymous artists that draw tourists and locals alike. Banksy is a trailblazer in the London graffiti art scene. His satirical artworks have attracted a lot of attention and created a huge following in and outside the city. Many other mesmerizing artworks from artists like AliCè, Cityzen Kane, and Sweet Toof among many others make the urban art culture in London pulsating with life.
Los Angeles, California
There has been a spike of graffiti artworks in Los Angeles in the past months. Most of the pieces are a mix of local and international artists. British artist D*Face is one of the many artists who have left their mark in the streets of LA.
New York City
Graffti has transformed many places in New York City. The city has long been home to some of the most amazing street artworks in the world. Some of the many must-sees are the art pieces found along Johnson Avenue where eye-catching murals by artists like Tones One have left their mark. East Harlem is likewise a great destination for art lovers with its Graffiti Hall of Fame featuring works of many artists. The Bowery Graffiti Wall is also a crowd drawer. Its huge Popeye wall art is a sight to behold.