With Banksy’s recent takeover on the streets of New York with his month-long “Better Out Than In” exhibition, we got to thinking about the most influential street artists of our time. Street art has never had so much exposure and influence than it does today with many artists crossing over to more commercial outlets. In the last five years, street art festivals and exhibitions have been on the rise, legitimizing the practice and helping to bring more mainstream recognition.
In light of this, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 most influential street artists of the past 10 years. We’ve focused on artists that each bring something unique to the line-up and have generally made their impact in the last decade. From stencils to tile-mosaic pieces to wall carvings, this bunch is more diverse and innovative than the work they produce.Click to start the list