Street Artists

Contemporary artists who create outdoor paintings, drawings, or three-dimensional works on walls, sidewalks, or street surfaces in public thoroughfares, sometimes intended to draw attention to urban issues. The term may also refer to anyone routinely creating works outdoors, for example painters who are set up on sidewalks to paint canvases or tatoo artists who decorate customers on sidewalks.

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Go Historic ID
33970
Names
street artists
street artist
artists, street

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Contemporary artists who create outdoor paintings, drawings, or three-dimensional works on walls, sidewalks, or street surfaces in public thoroughfares, sometimes intended to draw attention to urban issues. The term may also refer to anyone routinely creating works outdoors, for example painters who are set up on sidewalks to paint canvases or tatoo artists who decorate customers on sidewalks.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300312065. The J. Paul Getty Trust.