Bob Dylan Street Art

By El Federicio, Austin Texas who has created several notable murals in Austin. I’ve included another version of this piece at the end of this post.


Street art is art, specifically visual art, developed in public spaces — that is, “in the streets” — though the term usually refers to unsanctioned art, as opposed to government sponsored initiatives. The term can include traditional graffiti artwork, sculpture, stencil graffiti, sticker art, wheatpasting and street poster art, video projection, art intervention, guerrilla art, and street installations.

Artists have challenged art by situating it in non-art contexts. ‘Street’ artists do not aspire to change the definition of an artwork, but rather to question the existing environment with its own language. They attempt to have their work communicate with everyday people about socially relevant themes in ways that are informed by esthetic values without being imprisoned by them.

There are lot of street art inspired by Dylan, mostly quotes from his songs, but there are also some very striking works depicting Bob Dylan. When I know the name of the artist I will put it newt to the pictures of their work.

Alec (from New York):

Growing up in NYC I was immensely influence by graffiti 
in the streets. It wasn’t until later in grade school that I started writing my name in public places. Art for me is so much realer in the streets


By the artist Alec in Los Angeles:

Here is a nice example of Stencil graffiti art found at 7 Rue du Chêne, Brussels made by one of the first French street art pioneers from the 80′s, Jef Aérosol. I’ve also included the same stencil grafitti of Bob Dylan on another location (Paris, France) and with quote:


MTO (Mateo) is an artist from France who moved to Berlin. His paintings, in black and white (and red), represent celebrities from music and film. I have found two works of Dylan among his many pieces:


July 2nd, 2010, internationally-recognized street artist Bobby Hill placed 1000 limited-edition works of art valued at around $50 each throughout the 5 boroughs of New York City for an overall value of $50,000. Lucky are the ones that found one of these gems!


Here I’ve included another stencil grafitti, but from an unknown artist, if someone know who did this, please tell me:


Version 2 of Bob Dylan (Don’t look back) by El Federico, with different lyrics:

– Hallgeir

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