One of the interesting things about graffiti has always been how hard it is to own. A Banksy sprayed onto a public wall belongs to the public, that is until the local authority paints it over or someone finds a way of lifting the whole wall. In a way that’s really refreshing because it removes it from the realm in which art is valued in monetary terms and simply makes it available. None of this, however, is much help to those who want nothing more than the style of the streets in their own homes. Enter the Graffiti Kings.
A lot of blue chip companies have sought street credibility by associating themselves with Graffiti . Many of the artists have remained elusive, hiding their identities and propagating their art in ways of their own, if not local law enforcement agencies’, choosing. The Graffiti Kings have, however embraced big business and big business has embraced them right back. Their client list is impressive in the extreme. Microsoft, Hugo Boss, Dolce and Gabbana, Warner Brothers and Emporio Armani have all hired the company which even boasts approval by the British Government. They’ve come a long way from being the rebels with a spray can.
A collective of 30 plus artists founded by South Londoner Darren Cullen, otherwise known as Ser, the Graffiti Kings take commissions for live events, murals, clothing , furniture and just about anything else. Our images below show examples of what could be termed ‘Graffiti at Home’, this is, after all, to some extent, an interior design blog. But do, please, check out the Graffiti Kings web site. These are creative people who clearly understand the world of business.
A cool, calm, classy room lifted by a splash of life from the streets.
The shape is classic, the finish is wild. The techniques of street art in a domestic context add interest and energey.