Sunday, December 22, 2013

The 25 Most Popular Street Art Pieces Of 2013

1. Banksy - USA
With 2013 coming to an end, its time to unveil the 25 most popular pieces of the year (based on unique pageviews) on StreetArtNews.

2013's most notorious event has been Banksy's month long show in New York City, "Better Out Than In" and to no surprise he ranks #1 this year.  So that we are able to feature a variety of artists we've grouped the whole of Banksy's epic October exhibition under the above stencil which was used to announce the 31 pieces that followed, and subsequently became the most viewed piece of the whole year.

Another trend is the explosion of Festival commissioned walls and murals created for special events, and the rapid decline of illegal works. To our knowledge, the only illegal pieces from this top 25 are coming from Invader and Banksy, in contrast to over half of the pieces you'll see below which were commissioned. However each piece came about, it's safe to say that 2013 has provided us with some amazing art, and this top 25 certainly makes us look forward to next year. We'll no doubt see some exciting developments in the continued evolution of the Street Art world.

Continue reading to discover our full 2013's ranking and then let us know in the comments which are your favourite Street Art pieces of the year.

2. Natalia Rak - Poland
3. Felice Varini - France
4. Smug - Ireland
5. Etam Cru - USA
6. Nychos - USA
7. Seth - France
8. Suso33 - Spain
9. Alexis Diaz - UK
10. Ernest Zacharevic - Singapore
11. Invader - France
12. Blu - Italy
13. STRĂ˜K - Norway
14. Phlegm - USA
15. Conor Harrington - USA
16. Martin Whatson - Norway
17. JR - Germany
18. Borondo - Italy
19. Hopare - France
20. A1one - Germany
21. El Marian - Argentina
22. C215 - Senegal
23. ROA - USA
24. Aryz - USA
25. Eduardo Kobra - USA