Jean-Michel Basquiat Graffiti Painting Live – video

Wanna see SAMO / Jean-Michel Basquiat piecing live downtown NYC? This graffiti video clip which dates back to 1981 shows the graffiti artist in action. This video art clip nicely demonstrates some of the unique nature of graffiti art: * its illegality bringing the need to work ‘under cover’ and enhancing the importance of signature […]

Graffiti Party Art Piece

Ever found some money behind the wall paper? It happens to some people. Developers of a run-down loft business discovered they had more than the spaciousness they had hoped for in their New York City’s SoHo building. They found a large, genuine collaborative artwork by Jean Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Fab 5 Freddy, Futura 2000 […]

Graffiti Art Lingo & Artwork Type

In his article ‘Types of Graffiti Art’, Benedict Hunter links graffiti to modern culture, and by doing so explains the various types of graffiti artworks. “Modern day Graffiti art is closely associated with the Hip Hop Culture. It started out with names like TAKI 183 and JULIO 204 who wrote their tag names all over […]

No Name For Art – # 1

Welcome to the March 31, 2008 premiere edition of the fine art blog carnival ‘No Name For Art‘. It is our objective to showcase the best current blog articles on fine art that would be of use and interest to collectors of fine art. We’ll work with our submissions, reviewing what comes up. The submissions […]

How We Live with Art – Banksy video

This is an interesting video of how people interact with a work of art. It shows the mix of appreciation of the art itself aestetically, of its whimsy and fun, of its serious message and and a ‘trying it on for size’ – identification with the art. Banksy This fine art video shows graffiti artist […]

Meet Banksy – video

Bristol graffiti artist Banksy to me is an interesting artist of our time: with heart & humor, fast and efficient, and largely anonymous. Here is an absolutely excellent informative video on Banksy with something as close to an interview with this graffiti artist as you’ll ever get. Wanna know who Banksy is, how is thinks, […]

Roy Lichtenstein

Introduction Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) was an American artist born in New York City. He epitomized pop art, and brought popular culture into fine art. Personally, he described his pop art as industrial painting. Pop Art started in the ’50s and referred to the interest of a number of artists in the images of mass media, […]

Graffiti Sketches, Tags, Pieces & Labels explained

Neil Campbell Graffiti sketches is where most newcomers begin but really you should start by asking yourself – graffiti – what does it really mean to you? Most people see it as something that emerged only in modern society, scribbled by urban youth on railway bridges. However, its use can be traced back to ancient […]

Learn Graffiti – its the new cool!

It is only recently that graffiti and the street art scene have been viewed as something more than just an underground artistic movement. The image of the lone writer has been transformed from a deviant character to someone who should be showcased and promoted for his or her talents. With the emergence of street art […]

Banksy: Graffiti Vandal or Artist

“Banksy’ is a Bristol born graffiti artist who became famous (some would say “infamous’) for his satirical stencilling in the early nineties. Article from Although he has become one of the most eminent and collectable artists working today, he remains all but anonymous; almost no details about his life, including his name, are publically […]