Speedy Graphito: A French Street and Pop Art Legend

A pioneer of the street art movement in France, Speedy Graphito brought the avant-garde to the streets and inspired a generation of future artists. Expressed in many mediums, his work is bold, vibrant and controversial – and while a good amount of his creativity is paint-based, he also works with sculpture, installations, video and photography.
Over the course of more than 30 years, Speedy has remained consistent in shaking peoples perception of societal systems. Superheroes, trademarks and other pop culture icons are found throughout his work as a way to express a bit of the collective unconscious, revealing themselves in joyful explosions of bright color.
You’ll find a selection of Speedy’s more recent work in this post. Check out his personal site or the Fabian Castinier Gallery to learn more about this well known French artist.

Written by Shawn Saleme
Shawn Saleme is a full time writer for Visual News. Having traveled to over 50 countries, his international escapades continue to influence his writing and perspective. When not in a foreign territory, he makes his home in his native San Francisco Bay Area. Become friends with him on Facebook and invite him to share drinks and stories with you.