Graffiti - 25 examples
Graffiti is an art form in which artists use spray paint and markers to apply decorative imagery to public environments, such as mass transit, buildings, bridges, etc. This highly radical form of contemporary art is often referred to as aerosol art, subway art or spraycan art.
Although it is thought of to have prehistoric or classical antiquity roots, the term graffiti gained coinage in the 1970s in the aftermath of the 1960s’ wild trend of defacing, decorating, and painting the urban settings — mainly in Philadelphia and New York City metros— by using markers and aerosol spray paint.
Graffiti artists use all kinds of spray paints, stencils, or markers, and their canvases include billboards, subways, abandoned industrial complexes and public walls.