Historically, NYC has always been at the forefront of the graffiti art movement, driven by a passionate anarchy that emerged in the 60s and 70s. Despite everything the authorities do, the burgeoning heart of NYC overflows onto walls, train cars and sidewalks in rainbow colours and peeling layers of paint and pulp.
These days, street art has become a tolerable even acclaimed platform of expression. Cities like London, Barcelona, Rio, and others around the world have adopted their own street aesthetic.
But New York retains its chaotic style as it blasts into new forms.
Its post-millennium artists use endless formats and materials as casually and directly as their predecessors used tags and symbols. Many of them are famous in underground art and culture circles.
|The gorgeous street art of relative newcomer Dee Dee.|
|French artist Invader has his own Wikipedia entry.|
|Frequent street art partners Cost and ENX|
|Street artist COST|
Note: Unfortunately not all the artists featured here are appropriately credited. If you recognise any of the work, please let us know [at firstname.lastname@example.org] and we'd be happy to give them their rightful due.