Here is a sample of some of my favourites.
All of the above are from Toronto. I have no idea who made them even though, sometimes, the artists' names or pseudonyms can be clearly seen. Part of the appeal is the anonymity. That plus the ephemeral life of each piece.
The next four below are from a couple of Brazilian brothers from Sao Paulo called "Os gemeos" (which means "the twins," which they are). They have an amazing and instantly recognizable style.
|A stencil from Buenos Aires|
|Cool duct tape rendition of Michael Jackson, Paris|
Next seven from Vancouver
Montreal is another one of those cities that has some great murals and street art.
|A piece inspired by the poetry and Arabic calligraphy of Massoudy|
|San Francisco sidewalk|
|This mural, and many like it in LA, is done by the amazing artist El Mac. The writing is done by his friend Retna.|
|Shepard Fairey of "Obey" fame in LA|
New York, considered the birthplace of modern graffiti, of course has some awesome street art. I have been going there a lot recently with my work and saw some great pieces.
|Spanish duo, PichiAvo, did a cool neo-classical piece (2017) on the Houston -Bowery "art wall" in Manhattan|
|Lower East Side|
|Chelsea, West Side|
|Awesome small piece I saw in Sydney|
|A well known Tunisian street artist named El Seed who does Arab calligraphy. Dubai|