When I am like yesterday, in the middle of nature, in the heart of Paris, on an abandoned train track – you can still see my stories 👆 – I feel the Street-art of the origins.
Free, without ties and without complexes. Without money too.
I remember the chase races with the subway agents & cops when I was a teenager, I even had a tag and I ran aha very quickly.
We’ve been up on the rooftops and it was pretty sporty.
Since then, I have entered the market of contemporary art.
I see today the growing pressure from a generation that wants to make all this dtreet-art work profitable. If course, I understand them.
There are also investors and enlightened amateurs. Fluctuart has just opened in Paris, it’s bold and it doesn’t surprise me coming from its founder who is a real rebel at heart. But what is the market?
Does it exist?
Are the orders public or is there a real interest in the private sector? The private sector is both a collector who will do everything to raise his artist and institutions that will invest in ROI and image.
Comparing or even assimilating Street-art to contemporary art is difficult.
It seems also that this is even dangerous ground, you shouldn’t make enemies because of misunderstandings.
But I want to know more behind this culture and as soon as I can this winter, I’ll investigate this question further. Street-artists also have to open their doors to me.