beautiful crime

February 24, 2006

beautifulcrime!

Beautiful Crime is an innovative gallery showcasing Artists whose work transcends traditional perceptions of the classic graffiti style. Subversive, challenging and beautiful, contemporary graffiti is the most compelling and contentious art movement to emerge in recent years.

Classic graffiti originated in New York in the late 1970’s with Artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Daze and Crash venturing from the streets and into the conventional gallery.

Since then radical new approaches have emerged – subverting the boundaries of classic graffiti culture. The original letter style has developed into curious characters, subverted signs, spontaneous drawing, powerful symbols and urban sculpture. The choice of materials available is extensive, from the traditional spraycan to oil or acrylic paint, airbrush, oil-based chalk and stencils.

Contemporary Graffiti has become a blueprint for artistic freedom.

Graffiti is not vandalism but a beautiful crime.

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