Tuesday, 2 August 2011
"Street Art?” In Venice: A City Without Streets
Although the ambassador to Charles VII of France said in 1495 that the Grand Canal was "the most beautiful street in the world," and although it is full of traffic, it isn't like any other street. And nor are any of the other canals. But no streets doesn’t mean no street art. Here’s a selection, starting with some political satire on the Vogalonga boat race around Venice, continuing with some trenchant commentary on the Venice Bienniale arts festival, and ending with a cheeky bit of street art/opportunism from Marc-Antoine Leval, who needs to do his homework - this isn't Banksy's signature.