UrbanArt

Predecessors

1920
In Mexico, within the context of the revolution, appears Muralismo the first wall paintings in public space.

1947
The creation of Art Brut. In Paris, Dubuffet and Brèton established the Compagnie d l'art brut, the goal of which was to collect alternative art created by outsiders.

1959
Jackson Pollock founded Action Painting and in so doing became a substantial influence on not only American Art but also European Art.

Richard Hamilton and Peter Blake made Art out of everyday objects. Pop Art is born.

Street Art

1960
The first taggings surface in the streets of Philadelphia in the USA.

1972
Graffiti war: Mayor Lindsay of New York City declares war on graffiti. Graffiti covered trains were taken out of circulation.

1979
The first rap record: Rapper's Delight by the Sugarhill Gang.

1980
Keith Haring begins to daub the New York Subway with white chalk billboards.

UrbanArt

1981
The first graffiti by Blek le rat surface in Paris. The stencil style is born..

1982
Works by Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat conquer the galleries

1983
Style Wars: the earliest documentation of hip-hop and UrbanArt displays the new art in New York.

1989
The last sprayed train in New York is taken out of commission.

Street Art artist Sheppard Fairey begins the “Obey Giant” campaign.

2000
Street Art becomes legal. Festivals in Stavanger, Norway and Melbourne, Australia, promote the decriminalisation of Street Art

2005
British sprayer Banksy progresses to become the most renowned Street Art artist worldwide.

2008
The exhibition Street Art at the Modern Tate in London exhibits leading worldwide UrbanArt artists such as Os Gemeos of Brazil.

Street Art activist Shepard Fairey disseminates the counterfeit of Barack Obama with a stencil in Los Angeles.

2009
The first Street Art art-fair “Stroke Art” takes place in Munich.

2011
The World Cultural Heritage Site at the Völklingen Ironworks stages the exhibition “UrbanArt Graffiti 21” featuring internationally significant artists of Street Art.

Parallel to which the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles stages the exhibition “Art in the Streets”.

2015
The 3rd UrbanArt Biennale® at the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site at the Völklingen Ironworks exhibits masterpieces of UrbanArt by 80 artists from 21 countries and six continents.


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