If this week has taught us anything, it's that getting your hands on good graffiti can be tricky - it seems you either have to rip it from the wall, or buy it from eBay for £250,000.
But of course, there's more to street art than just Banksy. Working with the good people at Artfinder.com, we've picked 5 examples of great urban artworks you can own with breaking the bank (or the law).
'Unnatural Selection' by Agent Provocateur
Exchanging his day job as a graphic designer for a bit of irreverence, Agent Provocateur, or AP to his fans, started spraying his own stencils around the streets of London. His subjects always touch on current affairs, a bit of political and social commentary presented with a good serving of humour. His plan: to put a smile on at least one person's face with his distorted and irreverent view of the world.
'Charlie Brown' by Cyclops
East London regulars will recognise Cyclop’s work; his neighbourhood is his canvas. Fed up with seeing so much commercial advertising, Cyclops set out to bring humour back into every day life. Cyclops began creating graffiti by night, when by day he was a student at London’s Royal College of Art.
'After The Laughter' by Herakut
Herakut is the collaborative alias of German artists Hera and Akut. Working together since 2004, their work combines traditional painting with graffiti to create highly-stylised, gothic-influenced public murals. Herakut exhibit in galleries internationally, and create drawings, sculptures and books in addition to their paintings.
'Face Paint' by Luke Chueh
Cute meets brute in Luke Chueh’s work. Once an award-winning designer, Chueh’s work fuses high art with contemporary illustration. His images use strong block colour and anthropomorphic animal characters stuck in a seemingly endless series of ill-fated situations. Chueh’s work finely balances comedy, tragedy and the absurd.
'Untitled' by Remi Rough
South London born and bred, Remi Rough has been creating street art since before it had a name. Moving from the street to the gallery, Rough has exhibited everywhere from London to Tokyo, Los Angeles to Berlin. His bold works cleverly combine the clean lines of Russian Constructivism with the raw energy of street art.
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