Street Art Utopia
December 19, 2011 5:45 PM   Subscribe

Street Art Utopia 106 of the most beloved Street Art Photos – Year 2011
posted by tomswift (12 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
Thanks for posting, lots of these are gorgeous!
posted by Decimask at 5:58 PM on December 19, 2011

Nice. (With the exception of the 3-D street drawings. I'm sorry, but those are just dumb.)

Related: NYT's art critic Holland Cotter's take on this past season of NYC art gallery shows:

You had really, truly, desperately need to believe in the perpetual wondrous newness value of contemporary work to conclude that the New York gallery season just past was anything more than a long flat line, with month after month of young artists rehashing yesteryear’s trends and veterans cannibalizing their own careers.
posted by R. Mutt at 6:46 PM on December 19, 2011 [1 favorite]

I approve of any art that makes you stop and think, "Wait. What?"
posted by SPrintF at 6:57 PM on December 19, 2011 [1 favorite]

I didn't want that to end.
posted by the painkiller at 7:00 PM on December 19, 2011

The best art is always thought-provoking, but minimalism is the icing on my cake.
posted by Johann Georg Faust at 8:40 PM on December 19, 2011

Glorious, Thanks!
posted by jeffburdges at 8:54 PM on December 19, 2011

Lovely stuff, but I'm not sure these are *all* from 2011. The yellow umbrellas in the tree, e.g., was in the garden of the Wapping Project restaurant in London in 2007 (great place btw).
posted by Flashman at 8:55 PM on December 19, 2011

I’m guessing it’s the photos that are 2011. I recognize one from SF that’s been up in the Mission District as long as I’ve been here—ten years!
posted by migurski at 9:08 PM on December 19, 2011

please note that the post implies the photos were taken in 2011, not that the art was done in 2011. :)
posted by tomswift at 9:13 PM on December 19, 2011

God, I'm tiring of these "Top 106" lists.
posted by univac at 6:38 AM on December 20, 2011

That was fun. God, I could look at art all day.
posted by S'Tella Fabula at 9:38 AM on December 20, 2011

I really enjoyed the photos in the post. But I think it's kind of odd to call big, permanent, sanctioned, famous-artist sculpture like the clothespeg "street art". Unless it just means "outdoor art", I guess.
posted by mendel at 9:38 PM on December 20, 2011

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