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Thursday, April 10, 2008

tate modern gets tagged

Graffiti and street artists have been represented in museums and galleries for a few years now, see Brooklyn Museums Graffiti and Bansky, and now the Tate Modern is planning a new way for a museum to display this relatively new genre. This summer the ultra modern museum will be giving its Thames-River-facing outside wall over to a group of the biggest street artists from around the globe: Blu from Bologna, Italy; the artist collective Faile from New York, USA; JR from Paris, France; Nunca and Os Gemeos, both from Sao Paulo, Brazil and Sixeart from Barcelona, Spain. I'm not going to pretend to know who they all are, but it would be great to get over to London and see their work.

If the Tates wall isn't enough for you, the museum is also providing a walking tour of the area around London to discover some other, probably not commissioned, street art.

So far 95Total has seen building facades decked out in a huge vertical garden and now by world class graffiti artists on a museum. How would you like to see a building decorated? A giant magic eye would be cool. Or would have been cool 15 years ago.

The photo is a Blu piece in Berlin at Planet Prozess.

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