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Are you considering the purchase of a graffiti painting?


You’re wondering if buying graffiti artwork is a good idea? Discover why it is a good investment by understanding how this art went from being on subway cars to graffiti wall art and canvases.
Learn how such painting can be practiced and created and dive into the world of street art graffiti and pop art.

If you would like to buy graffiti art, you've come to the right place. Whether in our art gallery or on our website, you will find your perfect match within this selection of graffiti art for sale.

 
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graffiti painting of Kedarone, Notre dame


 

Why buy a graffiti painting ? 

 
Buying a graffiti painting is more than just a decorative investment. You may wonder, can graffiti be considered art? The answer is yes – this style is a true immersion into the vibrant and bold world of urban and street art.
 
  • Choosing a graffiti painting means opting for a contemporary and colorful ambiance that brings dynamism and modernity to any interior. Each painting hides subtle details that you will certainly take great pleasure in discovering.

 
  • The canvases reflect the diversity and authenticity of graffiti tags, transforming each piece into a unique and history-filled collector's item. Investing in a graffiti painting on canvas supports artists who constantly push the boundaries of creativity while adding a touch of color and dynamism to your space.
 
  • Bring a fragment of street art, an echo of the energy and movement that characterize graffiti art, into your home. Each canvas is an invitation to explore the history, culture, and ideas hidden behind the artists’ work.



 

The Contemporary History of Graffiti


Although the recognition of graffiti art dates back to the mid-20th century, its origins trace back to prehistoric times. The iconic cave paintings of Lascaux demonstrate that pictorial practice is ancestral. Early humans used graffiti to mark their passage in isolated locations, alerting different tribes to potential dangers.

The artistic movement reached its peak in the 1970s and 1980s when many famous street artists such as Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Andy Warhol showcased their creations to the public.

The first urban art graffiti emerged in the second half of the 20th century in the United States, and more precisely in New York City. Anonymous artists began painting their pseudonyms on walls, subway trains, and throughout public spaces. During the late 1960s, a time of protests against the Vietnam War and racial inequality, this art genre proliferated.


From there, street art paintings became an essential means of political and social expression, often criticized by the public. The waves of repression targeting this movement only strengthened and democratized the movement beyond American borders.
Gradually, graffiti and street art spread worldwide, and new urban expressions, such as stencils and stickers, emerged. The violence and hatred directed towards graffiti artists pushed some to paint on canvases, leading to the inclusion of the genre in reputable exhibitions.

Today, the artistic value of graffiti is widely recognized, with many artists continuing to perpetuate the pop and street culture on canvas.


 

Banksy and graffiti art

 
Banksy, one of the world's most famous graffiti artists, has radically transformed the perception of this art. By remaining anonymous, this British street artist has attracted international attention with his provocative and politically charged work.

Each of Banksy’s artworks demonstrates the impact and importance of graffiti art. He constantly challenges conventions, reminding the world that graffiti is not just an act of vandalism but a legitimate form of art capable of turning streets into open-air galleries.
 


 

How is Graffiti Art Practiced?


A unique style of painting, graffiti can be done using several techniques.
 
  • First, graffiti artworks are often realized through aerosol spray cans, some containing acrylic paints. Valérian Lenud exemplifies this trend by depicting large whimsical characters from pop culture using stencils and spray paint.
 
  • Similarly, it can be created using mixed techniques. For example, artist Graffmat combines spray paint with acrylic to give their works a velvety appearance. Others, like Kikayou, employ various artistic methods to portray their universe: stencils, spray paint, or collages.


Graffiti is a form of art and a personal initiative aiming at delivering a message to as many people as possible. This art form embodies a pictorial technique focused on intention rather than method. When practiced on canvas, it follows the same logic. Artists express themselves using all available pictorial means but on a different medium.


Carré d'artistes allows you to explore street art by contemplating the unique works of contemporary painters. Discover our entire collection of graffiti artwork for sale on our website.

 

 

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