On the Google Blog Schwartz explains: “Here today, gone tomorrow. The transient nature of street art means it can be at risk of being scrubbed out and lost forever to its legions of fans. But long after the paint has faded from the walls, technology can help preserve street art, so people can discover it wherever and whenever they like”.
You can not only use Street View to see buildings but you can even search by a specific “Artist”. For example i searched for Street Artist “Tiger” and as you can see below found his mural in Brick Lane. The first image shows you exactly where it is and if you click through it takes you to the Google Cultural Institute website where you can get more details on the both the artist and the mural.
Schwartz goes onto say “In a series of fascinating exhibitions by our partners, you can also learn about origins of the street art movement or see how Street Art is being used in Poland to revitalize its cities. Take a tour through the origins of New York’s original graffiti movement of the 90’s, or see top highlights from the city’s 5 Pointz project. Compare the global nature of the Street Art produced in Mexico, which has a long and vibrant history of muralism, to the scene in the Philippines, which is just developing”.
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