The Street Art Online Gallery is a collection of works by current or recently active graffiti artists. At this point the collection heavily leans toward British artists and those who work in print media. This is an attempt to catalog works in a medium that tends to be illegal and therefore ephemeral due to the likelihood of its destruction or obliteration by the owners of the buildings the artists deface/use as a canvas.
In the spirit of graffiti, we question and push the concepts of ownership, legality, and neighborhood by collecting images from blogs, news sites, and the occasional private collection. But in the spirit of intellectual fairness, we link, cite, and quote whenever and wherever possible in order to send more traffic and recognition to those who create and gather. As librarians, we catalog and record for posterity, not profit.
The site administrators invite discussion, politics, philosophy, and dissent.