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The name Banksy has become synonymous with the recent street art movement, but as Interior Designer Maria Brito explains, this form of self expression has been around for decades. While there's no denying that the elusive Banksy helped put street art on the map over the past few years, the movement has been a mainstay in popular culture since the 60s.
Once upon a time, society saw graffiti as deviant behavior by misfits looking to destroy public property, but street art (as it's now referred to) has grown to be a creative outlet, finally making art accessible to everyone. Maria Brito, an avid art enthusiasts and collector, has made it her mission to bring art to the people. So I couldn't think of anyone better suited to give us a little education on the street art movement.
Can you describe the "Street Art" movement, where it started, who were the pioneers, and where it is now?