Street Art Is Dead

In 2012 graffiti artist Sever, the member of MSK crew, painted a controversial piece in Detroit showing six street artists (Shepard Fairey, Os Gemeos, Twist, Banksy, Futura and Kaws) carrying a coffin labeled “Street Art”.
This piece is definitely very controversial and it was heavily discussed back in 2012, however, the real aswer to what Sever wanted to say remained unclear.
Does he think street art is dead?
Maybe this piece is a critique of what street art has become – street art is sometimes produced for commercial purposes. Some artists are producing murals to gain recognition which could lead to gallery shows and the opportunity to sell artwork and some feel that this goes against the original principal of street art.

This Is Not My City ~ By Sever ~ Detroit - Photo: toprotectandsever.com

This Is Not My City ~ By Sever ~ Detroit – Photo: toprotectandsever.com

What do you think about the meaning of this piece?


Have a nice day!

Who Is SEVER ?

SEVER is a graffiti artist from Los Angeles and the member of MSK, AWR and TSL crews.
By the general public he got known mostly for his controversial street art than for his graffiti skills.
Sever is considered one of the cleanest painters who really knows how to make the simplest letters floss.

~ By SEVER ~ Mexico - Photo: toprotectandsever.com

~ By SEVER ~ Mexico – Photo: toprotectandsever.com

~ By SEVER ~ Photo: toprotectandsever.com

~ By SEVER ~ Photo: toprotectandsever.com

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