ISSUE 93  |  Eastern Europe

10 Favorites: Indoor Graffiti as Decor

October 11, 2013 3:00 PM

BY Allison Bloom

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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.

Above L: A project by NY-based Ryan Korban. Above R: A loft featuring a welcoming message; via UK-based Shoot Factory.

Above: A glimpse of graffiti art in the Vienna Way house by Los Angeles-based Marmol Radziner; photo by Joe Fletcher.

Above: An apartment in Brooklyn with framed graffiti art photographed by Tina Tyrell via Thistle & Clover.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on June 23, 2011 in our “Summer in Los Angeles” issue.

For another off-the-cuff approach to wall decoration, see Zero-Cost Wall Art, Pinboard Edition. Looking to hang some framed works? Read Expert Advice: 10 Tips for Displaying Art at Home.