These cool murals and street paintings attract fans from around the world.
Contemporary painting is as suited to the streets as it is to any gallery or museum.
While in the past great artists like Picasso and Monet would seek approval by hanging their work on the walls of art institutions around the world, today's artists, with names like Smug and Nomerz, are just as likely to cover the side of a building.
From Israel to Australia to America, street art has truly come into its own. Here are some of our favorite works seen "hanging" around the world.
This work by Australian artist Smug in Melbourne, Australia, is in honor of his grandparents. (Photo: Amanda K Grace Follow/Flickr
David Zinn's 3D street art has earned the American artist a major following around the world. (Photo: David Zinn)
This whimsical work of art adorns a large wall in Tel Aviv, Israel's Florentin neighborhood. (Photo: Zach Pontz)
Realized by street art collective Nevercrew, 'Ordering Machine' graces the side of a building in Grenoble, France. (Photo: Facebook)
Spanish artists Pichi & Avo made this as part of the 2016 Upfest in Bristol, England, the largest free street art and graffiti festival in Europe. (Photo: Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Real birds pass by this massive eagle painted on to the side of a building in Dubai. (Photo: Tom Dulat/Getty Images)
Murals like this one have been popping up in Glasgow, Scotland, since 2008, when the city made a concerted effort to add a bit of color to its facade. (Photo: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
If pedestrians aren't careful, they could walk right into this wall painting in Athens, Greece. (Photo: ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Artists have descended on Fanzara, Spain, in recent years after villagers invited them to help rejuvenate the city. (Photo: JOSE JORDAN/AFP/Getty Images)
A building with teeth? Now that's cool. Russian street artist Nikita Nomerz thought so too, which is why he created this artwork in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, a few years ago. (Photo: Facebook)
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