Friday night NY Art Beat joined the Williamsburg street art tour organized by our friends at Artlog, the Williamsburg Gallery Association (WGA) and phillipsARTexpert.com. Urban art specialist, Alex Smith, from phillipsARTexpert.com guided more than 100 people around Bedford Avenue, an area known for its numerous and ever-changing “bombing” spots.
Graffiti, once anonymous and often localized, has become an unstoppable worldwide phenomenon. Thanks to increased mobility, aided by digital cameras and built-in-phone cameras, Flickr and geotagging, street artists, as Smith prefers to call them, travel globally and come to trendy urban neighborhoods like Williamsburg to give their “brands” some exposure, where graffiti has become recognized, global, accepted and iconic.
NY Art Beat went around looking at the work of some of these world class celebrity artists, and if you would like your walls to be “vandalized,” don’t miss this great opportunity on October 26, 2008.