What To Expect
Street art is subsumed by graffiti. Graffiti is by far and away the biggest art movement in the world. What we do on our street art tours, here in Paris, is show you beautiful street art, as well as explain and show you about graffiti.
Banksy may be as famous today as Andy Warhol, but he started out graffiti tagging. It was only later in his career that he began to make more "artistic" unsanctioned artworks. And, that is the same path as the great majority of street artists today producing work around the world. What we feel is more important is to know the history of graffiti: the New York school, Subway Art by Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant, Style Wars (how books and movies marketed a sub culture which in fact distorted its authenticity, making kids in Europe and other parts of the world believe graffiti was, and still is, a synonym for Hip Hop). And, all of this means understanding graffiti tagging, even if it's what people often fear and find unattractive, while usually knowing very little about its stylistic conventions or the culture.
Since early 2012, our project has gathered up material including personal artist interviews, written articles, videos, and a virtually unlimited photographic database to support the work we do with our guided tours.
Get the whole story on the street art movement and discover beautiful graffiti. This experience is enriched by a critical comprehension of the evolution of the different techniques of street art, from New York typographic graffiti to paste ups and stencils!
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
There is some walking up hill and up stairs during the tour.
Tour in English available each Saturday
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