This post is meant to follow up on my One Man's Graffiti is Another Man's Art, a post primarily about street art and specifically about Banksy, the British graffiti artist making waves for his irreverent and thought-provoking street art.
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles will be having an exhibit entitled, "Art in the Streets," that celebrates the pioneers of graffiti art in 1970s and '80s L.A. Artists such as Chaz Bojórquez and Craig Stecyk, among others, will get their due in this exhibit that opens April 17.
No doubt these aging artists--who are still going strong--influenced the likes of Banksy and other street artists of today.
The landscape of street art is changing. Has it gone from underground to mainstream? Read this recent Los Angeles Times article and find out.