Mary McCarthy
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The Legalities of Street Art

(1) Comments | Posted 12 December 2013 | (00:00)

From its origins as a form of anti-establishment political protest to its' present day incarnation as a multi million pound industry, street art has not only radically transformed the way we view our public pavements and walls but has also inadvertently turned the illegality of an art form into a...

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Does the Commercialisation of Street Art Undermine the Work?

(0) Comments | Posted 19 October 2013 | (19:03)

Banksy's recent activity in New York has generated mountains of coverage, in print and online. But what does the greater coverage of urban artists mean for the street art market?

Certainly the internet has made street art more accessible, more widely viewed and more popular - would Banksy be as...

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Fancy Having Some Street Art on Your Wall?

(0) Comments | Posted 3 December 2011 | (00:00)

They sneak out at night to work, cover their faces from view, and often use pseudonyms "just in case."

But while street artists may prefer to see themselves as on the fringes of society, the pictures they create, and many of the big names creating them, are now very much...

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