Until recently, street art was an underground phenomenon, often considered vandalism. A couple of years ago, the art of the streets became a topic of debate for historians and art critics. Presented in leading world museums and galleries, it has become mainstream current in the art world. Here are some examples of how street-art can change a city:

Huge Street Art Murals Transform City Of Lodz In Poland

London: East End street art tour brings city to life

Will Kraków Become the New Global Street Art Capital?

Learn for the 2011 TED Prize winner JR: See how street-art can truly change the world:

“With a camera, a dedicated wheatpasting crew and the help of whole villages and favelas, 2011 TED Prize winner JR shows the world its true face.”  – visit Inside Out Project web page.

Read  JR’s full profile here: Artsy


And here’s Banksy’s latest Gaza project: