Urban Street Art and Urban Innovation | Sustainable Cities Collective

Urban street art has a rich history in both the culture and economics of the cities it is created. The concept of street art includes not only unsanctioned designs like graffiti but commissioned works like sculpture, lighting displays, and wall murals. Public art is the pushing of boundaries by presenting art in public contexts, outside of museums and galleries. Street art emerged from its 1960s New York City graffiti-boom infancy to eventually gain some legitimacy as painters such as Keith Haring gained fame. Still, it was years before what is now known as street art became a real career aspiration. Today, numerous artists who began as street artists in New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and other cities have transitioned to mainstream art, including commercial art. Whether for the good of commercial or cultural interests, public art is recognized for its benefits to th...

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