Street art has gone from the underground to the point where tourists can buy replica BANKSY canvases at London souvenir shops on Oxford Street. Like traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, art collectors furiously switched their obsessive gaze to artists who were getting noticed on the streets. Shepard Fairey, Blek Le Rat and Pavel 183 became hot property and when Thierry Guetta aka Mister Brainwash released Exit Through The Gift Shop – a documentary exposing the world of street art – it got to the stage where even your parents start talking about it!
For our first Origin of Cool from Romania, we bring you Allan Dalla, a Romanian street art collective who teamed up with Kero to create “Geometrip Soup”. Take a pretty ugly and beaten up side of a building and get some awesome street artists to use it as a canvas. The result: more color, an increased quality of life and great exposure for local artists.
Allan Dalla X Kero in Romania. “Geometrip Soup” (photo © Platonic Forms)
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