Mythical works of Street Art III

Mythical works of Street Art III
Each week, HIYA Gallery looks back on the history of art and more precisely on the history of street art and its associated movements. We try to highlight the pioneers of this movement who have become legends, the mythical works that have left their mark in the history of street art, as well as important cultural events concerning the development of street art and graffiti, such as books rare or cult, exhibitions making reference in the history of the movement, films and other events.

We believe that in order to understand and feel the art of our time, we must constantly learn where it came from and what its roots are. That is why, alongside the representation and promotion of artists, we want to share with you knowledge about the history of street art.

East Side Gallery

The HIYA Gallery series places and works legendaries of street art present East Side Gallery - an open-air gallery located in Berlin that consists of a series of frescoes painted directly on a 1316m-long remnant of the Berlin Wall.

Immediately after the fall of the wall, 118 artists from 21 countries began painting the East Side Gallery, which officially opened as an open-air gallery on September 28, 1990. Almost a year later, it was placed on the list. protected historical monuments. The East Side Gallery consists of 105 paintings. It is possibly the largest and longest outdoor gallery in the world. The paintings in the East Side Gallery document an era of change and express euphoria and high hopes for a better and freer future for all people around the world.

Among the artists who painted the wall are Jürgen Grosse alias INDIANO, Dimitri Vrubel, Jim Avignon, Thierry Noir, Kim Prisu, and many others.

5Pointz

The HIYA Gallery series places and works legendaries of street art present you 5Pointz (Queen, New York). 5Pointz opened in 1993 under the name of the Fun Factory and brought together artist studios. It was in 2002 that the warehouse was renamed 5Pointz. It is a former open-air art exhibition space located in New York, where street artists were allowed to tag and paint without risking arrest. With 20 m000 of surface available for painting, the warehouse was taken over in 2002 by the street artist Jonathan Cohen who gathered and contacted artists from street art and graffiti to come and make their works. Named after New York's five boroughs, 5Pointz had become "the graffiti mecca".

Unfortunately, the whole building was repainted in November 2013 and was totally demolished in 2014 to make way for luxury apartments.


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