Street Art (hannah)

In October 2018, a painting from celebrated street artist Banksy was sold at a Sotheby’s auction. The moment after it was sold, a hidden shredder was activated and the painting started to shred.

What does street art mean? Is it necessarily a public project? Can street art disrupt accepted hierarchies in art and culture? How does street art provoke controversy, transform the landscape, and inspire social change?

In this class, we will explore these questions by looking at examples of historical and contemporary street art, in Seattle and around the world, including graffiti, murals, and public projects. This class will include a walking tour of street art in Seattle , a locally-famous muralist speaker, and (hopefully!) a partnership with Urban Artworks to create a mural of our own! 

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