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Street Update – 10 best murals of 2013

  • Street art 90's
  • street art 90's
  • Graffiti
January 8, 2014

2013 has been an amazing year for street art. Urban art legend Banksy visited New York to pull a one-month street art stunt. Banksy addressed socio-political topics in this very special sarcastic way, that makes viewers laugh and first and then think about the meaning behind it all. In the previous year Brazilian street artists Os Gemeos shook of their labels as talents and were included in the Top 500 contemporary artist list, together with JR, Shepard Fairey, Basquiat, Keith Haring, Banksy, Murakami and SEEM. 2013 was also the year of hugely successful contemporary art fairs at which urban art was not seldom the highlight of the fair. Highlight fairs such as the CONTEXT and Scope in Miami, the inaugural Art Basel in Hong Kong or Moniker in London changed the face of urban contemporary art. The bygone year was also a time of unbelievable murals. Not only the artistic skill, magnitude and collaborations were groundbreaking but also the significance these street art pieces had on perception change from graffiti to urban art. These criteria have guided us through the selection of the 10 best murals of 2013.

10. How and Nosm

Mural in Lisbon
How and Nosm in Lisbon

9. Nychos

Austrian street art
Nychos mural in Wynwood Miami

8. David Walker

American graffiti art
David Walker mural in Wynwood Miami

7. DALeast

Chinese street art
DALeast mural in London

6. Faith 47

South-African street art
Faith 47 mural in Wynwood Miami

5. Ron English

British street art
3D mural in London by Ron English

4. Hopare

French street art
Hopare – Nelson Mandela mural

3. JR

French contemporary art
JR piece at National Library in Paris

2. Etam Cru

East European street art
BEZT and Sainer (Etam Cru)

1. Vhils and Pixel Pancho

Urban art
Vhils and Pixel Pancho collaborate mural in Lisbon