If you are a fan of graffiti and street art, the Google Art Project delivered some great news: They are doubling their online portfolio of street art.
According to an announcement on their blog yesterday, “We’re doubling the number of public artworks to more than 10,000 high-resolution images. Eighty-five art organizations from 34 countries are sharing pieces, ranging from Sweden’s most famous street festival, to water tanks wrapped with art among New York city’s rooftops, to the abandoned walls of Buenos Aires that are a source of inspiration for street artists from all over the world.”
Google says it was inspired by the now-demolished 5 Pointz building in Long Island City, Queens, New York, which was torn down to make room for a luxury, high-rise condo building, to “preserve this ephemeral art form and make it available to fans around the world, anywhere and anytime.”
Want more on 5Pointz and what street art means to a city? Banksy Does New York, about his 2013 citywide residency, is streaming on HBO right now.