You’ve seen street art in a number of different ways, but sometimes it’s difficult to tell exactly what’s been done, which is why it’s so important to keep a few things in mind when it comes to preserving your street art.
In the event you’ve been given a copy of an original artwork by a street artist who you know has died, or have a copy that was given away by an artist who is no longer around, here are some important things to remember when it’s time to start protecting your artworks.
First of all, be sure to know who the artist was and where the work came from.
It’s important to remember that artists often share a lot of their work with others.
So if you find out that your street artist’s work was originally done by someone you don’t know, it might be a good idea to find out who they were, and how they came to be.
If you have a good reason for believing that someone else is responsible for the work, it’s a good time to contact them.
Secondly, if you have an artwork you’ve seen in a public space, or you’re in the area where it was created, it can be a great idea to contact the artist’s estate to ask for a copy, or if you want to give the artwork away, you should do so carefully.
You should also be careful to not share the artwork without permission.
Finally, if your street work is not well known or widely known in the community, or it is a street art work you’ve never seen before, you might want to consider contacting the artist for permission to use their work.
There’s a lot to take into account when it come to the preservation of street art and you should always keep a good eye out for anything that might hint at the artist having been involved in the work.
For example, if a street painter has a history of using the term “street” in a very specific way, or a painting is done in a style that resembles a specific type of street, you may want to investigate.
If you’ve got any tips on preserving your art, or any other questions about street art preservation, you can reach out to us by filling out our online survey.