What Motivates Street Art?

Are street artists inspired by the desire to improve their environment, or to comment on the banality of it?
May 11, 2010, 11am PDT | Tim Halbur
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Joe Peach looks at some examples of recent street art to try to divine the meaning. Vandalism, or neighborhood improvement? You be the judge.

Peach asks, "Are these artists driven by an affection for the city despite its flaws, or is a serious message being made about the standard of urban lifestyles?"

Pictures at This Big City.

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Published on Monday, May 10, 2010 in This Big City
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