Taking Art to the Street - a 2Learn.ca special edition
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Street Artists
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Take a trip through Toronto's complicated street art history with iconic graffiti artist Elicser site description for Take a trip through Toronto's complicated street art history with iconic graffiti artist Elicser
This story from CBC includes images and a 4:44 minute video interview with an artist involved in the street art scene in Toronto. 
https://www.cbc.ca/arts/exhibitionists/take-a-trip-through-toronto-s-complicated-street-art-history-with-iconic-graf
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TED: The chaotic brilliance of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat site description for TED: The chaotic brilliance of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat
This video explores the chaotic and prolific art of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Basquiat remixed his materials by pulling in splintered anatomy, reimagined historical scenes and skulls. This video explores the influences and development of Basquiat's distinctive style. 
https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-chaotic-brilliance-of-artist-jean-michel-basquiat-jordana-moore-saggese

 
Richard Hambleton: the influential Canadian street artist you've never heard of site description for Richard Hambleton: the influential Canadian street artist you've never heard of
This Canadian street artist has been called the Godfather of Street Art. His work laid the foundation for French artist Blek Le Rat and current practitioners like Banksy, who considers the Canadian an important influence. 
http://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/street-artist-richard-hambleton-1.4454265

 
Apexer on Street Art Murals site description for Apexer on Street Art Murals
Enjoy this three minute video with Apexer, a street artist. He'll tell you about his works of art and his inspiration. 
https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/3c28f614-8cdb-4e96-a7ea-9fb5c9854c87/apexer-on-street-art-murals/?#.Wql8wO
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10 Street Artists You Should Know site description for 10 Street Artists You Should Know
This article has short biographies of 10 street artists who have made significant contributions to the art form and has examples of their work. 
http://mymodernmet.com/10-street-artists-you-should/

 
Street Art Bio site description for Street Art Bio
Here are some biographies of well-known street artists. The bios have image samples of each artist's work; some bios have videos as well. 
http://www.streetartbio.com/

 
Colorful Art Writers: 10 of the Best Graffiti Artists site description for Colorful Art Writers: 10 of the Best Graffiti Artists
The Web Urbanist provides a Top 10 list of graffiti/street artists, complete with biographical information, examples of their work and influence on the community. 
http://weburbanist.com/2009/09/17/colorful-art-writers-10-of-the-best-graffiti-artists/

 
The Art of Jean-Michael Basquiat site description for The Art of Jean-Michael Basquiat
"The extraordinary artist Jean-Michel Basquiat created paintings and drawings filled with imagery that describes his ideas about life and the world around him. Examine his works of art in depth, learn about the imagery he used, and explore his life and career." (site) 
http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/basquiat/street-to-studio/english/create.php
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