Walking through the streets of Paris, you see it and you don’t see it: a crude 1980s video game character; a grinning yellow cat; a bowlered man chasing a balloon. And that’s just what you catch out of the corner of your eye.
“Do you know what the difference is between graffiti and street art?” Silence. It’s not the usual sort of question posited by a tour guide in Paris, but then Demian Smith is not your usual sort of tour guide. Tall and lanky and a bit scruffy, Demian looks more like the artists whose work he promotes rather than the visitors he takes on tour. Demian runs Underground Paris, a passionate and informed street art news blog, and provides guided tours of Paris’ best street art. (more…)