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Best Street Art Documentaries

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Street art is any art developed in public spaces — that is, “in the streets” — though the term usually refers to unsanctioned art, as opposed to government sponsored initiatives. The term can include traditional graffiti artwork, stencil graffiti, sticker art,wheatpasting and street poster art, video projection, art intervention, guerrilla art, flash mobbing and street installations.

I want to share with you some documentaries I`ve been watching on TV for the last month or so. This documentaries are about street art, and street artists, what they do, how they began doing it, and much more. I find all of them very interesting and very informative. If you have some time and the chance to check them out you wont regret.

Next: A Primer on Urban Painting

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NEXT, a Primer on Urban Painting” is a documentary exploration of a phenomenon that was born on the streets of American cities and has come to influence youth culture all over the world. Combining verite visual moments and interviews with painters, journalists, collectors, sociologists, DJ’s, art critics and other participants within the subculture, the film will convey the dynamism and creative brilliance of this important emerging artistic movement.

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Fin out more here:  Next the Movie


BOMB IT, The Global Graffiti Documentay

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Through interviews and guerilla footage of graffiti writers in action on 5 continents, BOMB IT tells the story of graffiti from its origins in prehistoric cave paintings thru its notorious explosion in New York City during the 70′s and 80′s, then follows the flames as they paint the globe. This cutting edge documentary tracks down today’s most innovative and pervasive street artists as they battle for control over the urban visual landscape.

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Fin out more here:  Bomb It


Beautiful Losers

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This documentary follows the lives and careers of a collective group of Do-it-yourself artists and designers who inadvertently affected the art world. In the 1990s, a loose-knit group of American artists and creators, many just out of their teens, began their careers, many had no formal training and almost no conception of the inner workings of the art world. They learned their crafts through practice, trial and error, and good old-fashioned innovation. The story of the Beautiful Losers will be a retrospective celebration of this spirit.

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Find out more here: Beautiful Losers


Roadsworth: Crossing the Line

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Roadsworth: Crossing the Line details a Montreal stencil artist’s clandestine campaign to make his mark on the city streets. As he is prosecuted at home and celebrated abroad, Roadsworth struggles to defend his work, define himself as an artist and address difficult questions about art and freedom of expression.

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Find out more here: Roadsworth: Crossing the Line


Talking Walls

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In 16 episodes, Talking Walls  is serving up short profiles of a diverse range of artists who are making bold statements on the urban canvas in ArgentinaBrazil and Mexico. The series goes from homes and studios to the streets to chronicle the works of both internationally known names and younger artists just getting a name in the underground in their respective cities.

Find out more and watch online here: Talking Walls

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About Franco Averta

Hi!, mi name is Franco Averta, i`m from Argentina. Currently I`m studying to become a Graphic Designer. I`m the founder of Concept Dezain, my design company. Contact me via email or follow me in Twitter or Facebook.

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25 Responses

August 19, 2010

i would love to check some of these out. i bet they tell a compelling story.


August 21, 2010

I believe the best places to see Graffiti Art are in the streets of New York & L.A. , although – one will see some of the best forms of graffiti art usually in ghetto’s , and the slum neighborhoods of any city ( country ) . I prefer people using their inner creativity within extolling their anger, fears & frustrations rather than to see them destroying themselves through other means . Aside from that , Graffiti is an ancient art form used since pre historic times , when man dwelled in caves and etched carvings into stone walls . I dont understand why people find it repulsive & offensive in todays day & age . Art is Art – regardless of what form it may come in .

Great post Franco :)

M.


October 5, 2010

Thanks Mia, I like to encourage people to learn more about street art.


November 25, 2010

I thought the title, “Best Street Art Documentaries | Concept Dezain” was a bit misleading. However, the content did not disappoint!


January 11, 2011

I’m still learning from you, as I’m trying to achieve my goals. I definitely enjoy reading everything that is written on your site.Keep the posts coming. I enjoyed it


January 23, 2011

A great post, thanks for taking the time to share, continued success to your site in the future!


September 7, 2011
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Anyone know where I can get these?


December 29, 2011

Great collection of documentaries here. Street art is really evolving, but I would have to agree with Mia that some of the best graffiti art can be found in NY or LA.


March 22, 2012

Informative and nice post, love to hear about street art-documentaries. Keep it up the good work. Thanks Franco !!


July 1, 2012

I don’t agree with you. See boin coin


July 1, 2012

Sorry, I can’t find any info about “Boin Coin”, could you please tell me something about it, or post a comment with a link? Thanks