Swoon: Her sharp, heartbreaking lines made you do a double-take.
Street artists have boomed and blossomed. They've taken on their own language.
Lady Pink: You know her from that movie Wild Style. She’s really got down in the 1980s . Now, she’s painting murals.
Ron English: You think he’s nasty in a brilliant way. Nothing escapes his irony and sarcasm: He’s one of the original culture jammers, and he’s still jammin’ it.
Lee Quinones: : He’s from that Charlie Ahearn movie Wild Style, and he’s still around, still painting, though his style’s changed.
Banksy: You don’t know who he is. It doesn’t matter. You can’t wait to see what he does next.
Olek: Yarnitti? You've seen her on lampposts and bike racks. She's ephemeral as any street artist, dressing up the uglies with her colorful yarn.
Shepard “Obey” Fairey: You know him from Obama. From Obey. From the faces that appear in your neighborhood. He’s around, in the dark, still hitting on abandoned buildings.
Faith 47: She's South African, and she's in the street. You believe her when she says, "Nothing lasts forever."
Fab 5 Freddy: You see him everywhere, musician, artist, entrepreneur. He’s the articulate, slick dresser who hung out in the 1980s at Patti Astor’s Fun Gallery with Jean-Michel Basquiat and the rest of the gang, and he’s still going strong.
Stephen Powers: aka ESPO. "The Art of Getting Over" - read it.
Henry Chalfant: Without him and Martha Cooper taking pixs of kids and graff, you wouldn't have seen, really seen, all this underground stuff.
Molly Crabapple: She’s not a street artist, but she’s so street, you had to include her here.
10 Women Street Artists Who Are Better Than Banksy:
Women Street Artists: http://www.womenstreetartists.com/
15 Women Who Are Killing It in Street Art Right Now: http://www.complex.com/style/2014/01/street-art-women/bunnym