A Danish Street Artist Reports from Munich About Last Week’s Stroke02 Urban Art Fair
by Don John
Last week I attended Stroke02, a 4-day art fair for Urban Art that takes place in Munich, Germany. It is held in a former Federal Bank office building that is about 4 stories completely full of exhibitors.
I was with the gallery/store called Rocket, where I exhibited together with Lake from Berlin and Johannes König from Munich. Last year the Stroke festival had 7000 visitors and my guess is that this year was about the same.
The visitors did not only consist of young people, but also a fair amount of middle-aged visitors. I thought it was great that Stroke had succeeded in reaching out to this segment as well.
The fair also featured live paintings from: Case, Herakut, Ma’Claim, Claudio Ethos and Morten Andersen among others.
All in all I think it was great to participate as an artist, and I think that the visitors got a lot of great art for their 12 euro entrance fee.
I also grabbed the opportunity to do two paste ups while in Munich; one on Blumenstrasse and the other on Fraunhoferstr.
Pics from Stroke02: http://www.flickr.com/photos/48068772@N02/
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