Street Art Tour of Toronto
The origin of graffiti is unknown. It has existed for thousands of years, the earliest known cave paintings date back 40,000 years! Graffiti on Roman ruins served as early advertisements for prostitution. Still considered a punishable crime in most parts of the world, graffiti today serves to express underlying social and political messages, especially dissent and rebellion against the status quo. A whole genre of artistic expression has blossomed on walls in cities all over the world, and graffiti is now a widely acknowledged art form, with the works of its famous artists, fetching pretty ridiculous prices at auction! Today spray paint, and marker pens have become the most commonly used artistic materials. In most countries, marking or painting property without the property owner's consent is considered defacement and vandalism, which is a punishable crime. Sometimes graffiti expresses social and political messages and a whole genre of artistic expression is based upon spray paint graffiti styles. Recently to some it is an art form worthy of display in galleries and exhibitions; to others it is merely vandalism, let's make up our own minds!
Street Art Tour of Toronto Highlights
- Public walls, or “jungles” covered in “Throw Ups” and “bombs” of legendary old school heads
- Wild Style and Blockbuster Style
- Superheros and Villains
- Secret Passageways
- There is plenty more artistic inspiration and wonder to be experienced on this cool ass tour