STREET ART inc. Keith Haring & Blek Le Rat & King Robbo & King Adz & Shepard & Ben Eine & Banksy & MBW & Space Invader & Alan Streets & Christo et al: Elisabeth Aubert TV - The Universe of Keith Haring TV - Keith Haring - Arena: Keith Haring: Art Boy TV - Andrew Graham-Dixon TV - Banksy - Exit Through the Giftshop TV - Graffiti Wars TV - Insane - King Robbo - King Adz - Blek Le Rat - My Name Is Alan TV - Graffiti: From Tags to Riches TV - Style Wars 1983 - Banksy Does New York TV - Beat This! A Hip Hop History 1984 - Richard Clay & A Brief History of Graffiti TV -
10,844. They weren’t factory-printed like ads; they were drawn in chalk; someone had stood there and drawn them on the spot. Amid the drudgery of getting to work these strange visions were wide awake. A Portrait of Keith Haring, Elisabeth Aubert 1989
10,845. Art was breaking out of the gallery; signs of creative energy were out on the street. And Haring, the man behind the subway drawings, was showing us that energy. ibid.
10,846. Haring was arrested for criminal mischief. But nothing could stop Haring from drawing all over the city. His images started to appear everywhere. ibid.
10,847. In 1978 he moved to New York to study painting at the School of Visual Arts. ibid.
10,848. These young artists were following in the footsteps of the pop artists of the sixties. ibid.
10,849. Artists like Christo began making art on a scale too vast to be contained. Works like Running Fence stretched over twenty-four miles of California coastline. ibid.
10,850. Haring had entered the art world at the back door of popular appeal. ibid.
10,851. In 1986 he [Haring] opened a shop of his own. Some critics called it a sell-out. (Artists: Street Art & Shop) ibid.
10,852. Haring broke the boundaries between high and low art. ibid.
10,853. Keith Haring was born on May 4th 1958. The Universe of Keith Haring, 2008
110,789. ‘Our son was going off to the big city … I cried and cried.’ ibid. Keith’s mom
110,790. ‘I start being completely obsessed with phallic.’ ibid. Keith
110,791. ‘There’s a lot of things about art that have a lot to do with healing.’ ibid.
10,854. The Berlin Wall was probably one of the most successful media event things I ever did. Keith Haring
10,855. Almost immediately upon my arrival in New York I had begun to be interested in and intrigued by and fascinated by the graffiti I was seeing on the streets. (Artists: Street Art & Graffiti) Keith Haring
10,234. Untitled: Keith Haring: art became a means of exploring those newly formed identities. (Art & Artists: Street Art) Andrew Graham-Dixon, Art of America: What Lies Beneath 3/3, BBC 2011
134,938. I think it’s more important to keep coming up with new images and things that were never made before. Keith Haring: Street Art Boy, BBC 2020, Haring
134,939. So at twenty years old in 1978 I was having my first show on my own. ibid.
10,856. Every time I think I have painted something slightly original, I find out that Blek Le Rat did it twenty years earlier. Banksy, Daily Mirror 2008
10,857. If you think my graffiti is overrated you’d be right. I only hope that one day I get the lack of recognition I deserve. (Artists: Street Art & Graffiti) Banksy
10,858. The holy grail is to spend less time making the picture than it takes people to look at it. (Artists: Street Art & Picture) Banksy
10,859. Is this a joke? I’ve never been hit by Robbo in my life. I don’t know who he slapped but I hope they deserved it. Banksy
10,860. If you want things to last, you shouldn’t paint them under a bridge on the canal. Banksy
10,861. The story of what happened when this guy tried to make a documentary about me, but he was actually a lot more interesting than I am, so now the film is kind of about him. It’s not Gone With the Wind, but there’s probably a moral in there somewhere. Banksy, Exit Through the Gift Shop
10,862. This guy was Thierry Guetta [Mr Brainwash]. A Frenchman who had been living in Los Angeles, emigrating to the United States in the early 1980s. ibid.
10,863. An explosive new movement that would become known as Street Art. ibid.
10,864. He had accidentally found a focus. The man who would film anything had stumbled into an intriguing underground world. And now that he had found it, he wasn’t about to let it go. ibid.
10,865. Shepard [Fairey] was the world’s most prolific street artist. ibid.
10,866. Thierry [Mr Brainwash] was constantly meeting new street artists. ibid.
10,867. Banksy had started out as a provincial graffiti artist but before long his stencils were appearing all over Britain. Through a series of DIY art shows Banksy was now taking vandalism in an entirely new direction. (Artists: Street Art & Graffiti) ibid.
10,868. By targeting that world’s most notorious wall Banksy turned a spot of hit-and-run vandalism into an international news event ... Who was Banksy? His work seemed to be everywhere. ibid.
10,869. His first major US exhibition Barely Legal. ibid.
10,870. The endorsements [of Thierry’s show] were immediately picked up by the media, and within days Thierry was being interviewed by the editor of the city’s biggest listings magazine - LA Weekly. ibid.
10,871. Finally the doors opened to a public eager to feast their eyes on the grand debut of Mr Brainwash [Thierry] ibid.
10,872. A major new star was born before their eyes. ibid.
10,873. By the end of his opening week Thierry would sell almost $1,000,000 of art. Mr Brainwash had arrived. ibid.
10,874. Life is Beautiful stayed open for a further two months. ibid.
10,875. Nor did Blek [Le Rat] realise that his own very individual style would be so closely replicated on the streets of Britain. ibid.
10,876. This man is described by some as one of the most important figures in counter-culture art. But the chances are you’ve never heard of him. Most of his work no longer exists. And was painted illegally in the first place. King Robbo is a wanted man and protects his identify for fear of arrest. (Artists: Street Art & Graffiti) Graffiti Wars, Channel 4 2011
10,877. He is one of the pioneers of graffiti writing. A movement that champions freedom of expression, and can be seen on street corners all over the world. (Artists: Street Art & Graffiti) ibid.
10,878. This is Banksy: the enigmatic street artist who also came from graffiti but has sold a popular and commercially successful version back to the world. (Artists: Street Art & Graffiti) ibid.
10,879. The different treatment of Banksy and Robby is symptomatic of a wider battle between street art and graffiti. (Artists: Street Art & Graffiti) ibid.
10,880. The most divisive art feud since Matisse and Picasso. (Artists: Street Art & Graffiti) ibid.
10,881. For the teenage Robbo from a tough London council estate bombing the trains was a way to raise a big middle finger to authority, as well as a opportunity to get his art seen by as many people as possible. An art gallery on wheels. (Artists: Street Art & Graffiti) ibid.
10,882. Robbo’s talent and ingenuity made him the undisputed graffiti king in London in the 80s and early 90s. (Artists: Street Art & Graffiti) ibid.
10,883. All of his work gradually vanished from the walls and trains of London except for this piece - painted in 1985 underneath the British Transport Police Headquarters ... The oldest piece of graffiti in London. (Artists: Street Art & Graffiti) ibid.
10,884. One night he met a young artist from Bristol called Banksy ... Banksy doesn’t play by graffiti’s rules and never did ... Banksy attacked Robbo’s final piece of work and turned the famous canal-side piece into this ... Banksy’s act was considered sacrilegious by many in the graffiti world. And it brought King Robbo out of retirement. (Artists: Street Art & Graffiti) ibid.