Graffiti as an art form is not new: Jean-Michel Basquiat raised the profile of street art in the early 1980s with his installations in SoHo and Los Angeles, and British impresario Banksy has taken the practice to a new level. Closer to home, we've been noticing examples of graffiti adding an edgy note to interior (and exterior) spaces.
Above: In the lobby of Soho House Berlin, a work in graffiti confirms your location.
Above: At an opening party for Soho House Berlin, UK artist Damien Hirst spray-painted an impromptu image of a shark on a lobby wall.
Above: An apartment in Sweden from Hanna's Room.
Above: A work by Saskia Pintelon in a project by Belgian architect Nicolas Schuybroek.
Above: A room at the Ace Hotel with graffiti walls; image via Hipster Daily.
N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on June 23, 2011 in our "Summer in Los Angeles" issue.